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Fire in hills above Altadena (updated)

Fire in hills above Altadena (updated)

Kelly just called me on my cel. You at Doc Ms? Yes. There’s a fire in Altadena, she says. I go out to the street. We can see tongues of flame. This photo is detail. Helicopters buzz above. I’m going back outside. Lotsa neighbors with binocs on the street. UPDATED: 3:50 pm. Shot lots of […]

Cleaning off the old TiVo: Double Indemnity

Watched Double Indemnity last night. Wow; say it backwards, wow. Stellar movie. Watch it if you get a chance. (I had no idea that Fred McMurray was such a hottie; I grew up when My Three Sons was on TeeVee.)

In UR WSJ Peaking ur Fad

IN teh same way (wai!) that you knew the dot-com bubble was peaking when you got stock tips from unlikely source, like your hairdresser, Wall Street Journal has an article on LOLcats. It was a great ride, but OH NOES! IS OVR.


Got this in email from a friend. I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing “fairly well” for my age. A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him, “Do you think I’ll live to be 80?” He asked, “Do you […]

Science and Islam: Two articles explore the dearth of science research in Islamic world

I read with interest this article at Salon — The Religious State of Islamic Science — an exploration of the current state of science in Islamic world (weighs much more toward technology than pure science research) and an examination of the great era of science in the past, back when al gebra was nascent. Writer […]