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  1. Stuart Gathman commented on Gasoline Alley 3 days ago

    Run for office.

  2. Stuart Gathman commented on Shoe 23 days ago

    They do: write in. At least write in an eligible and worthy candidate. Not voting is a dereliction of duty. If I decide to write in (not sure yet), it will be Rand Paul.

    You also have the Libertarian Party candidate, which should be on the ballot.

  3. Stuart Gathman commented on Brewster Rockit 26 days ago

    On Unix systems it is Compose n ~

  4. Stuart Gathman commented on One Big Happy about 1 month ago

    In fairness to your aunt, I have met one homeless person who truly wanted to live that way.

  5. Stuart Gathman commented on Little Nemo about 1 month ago

    Helium was a byproduct of natural gas production:

  6. Stuart Gathman commented on B.C. about 1 month ago


  7. Stuart Gathman commented on B.C. about 1 month ago

    With the microwave background radiation as the frame of reference, the earth is less than 6 days old. There is a religiously plausible frame of reference available to make the universe any of the popular ages. The mysterious wording of Genesis 1 had been interpreted to match wildly different cosmologies from Aristotle to Big Bang – and it matches them quite well.

    For an actual conflict between science and the Bible, look no further than the flood of Noah. And the conflict is mainly over age – there is plenty of water in the transition mantel as hydroxide dissolved under pressure in ringwoodite to fill the oceans three times over.

  8. Stuart Gathman commented on Annie about 1 month ago

    They used to use a bottle of booze for that.

  9. Stuart Gathman commented on Little Nemo about 1 month ago

    The first two frames are in Africa. The tigers and elephants are in India – note the small ears. The next frame is in mountainous Japan, and the last two in Western US. All very logical, even if they did go the long way ’round.

  10. Stuart Gathman commented on Shoe about 1 month ago

    Not a Gore fan, but he did not claim to have invented the internet. He claimed to have pushed to fund (with taxpayer money) the development of the internet. Which is largely true.

    In a similar vein, Sarah Palin did not claim to see Russia from her house. That was a late night comedienne spoofing her.