I just came across this news story. It says the NSW government is banning laser pointers due to the danger posed to pilots and drivers. It caught my attention because it just seems so weird! Sure, we don’t want planes to come crashing down on our heads, but blanket banning lasers just seems silly. The […]
Good Friday, 12noon, Channel 7 was a documentary by John Dickson, The Christ Files. It’s supposed to be a historical exploration of the facts behind the stories about Jesus. I didn’t get home in time to watch it so I searched for a review of it. I’d hoped to find something thought out, critical (positive […]
You may know that I’ve been searching for a free solution to syncing my desktop and Google calendars for a while. I wrote a post, which included some not-so-free options. After that I ended up paying for gSync. It had a few hiccups, but seems to be working. Now Google has announced their own Google […]
I saw the headline Study suggests birds can truly navigate. It cracked me up. It’s cool that birds can navigate over 1000 kilometers, but when they fly into church in the middle of the service they can’t find their way back out… and poop on the projector screen.
Dang. I’ve been on holidays for a couple of months so any exposure to the news that I got through other people has essentially gone. It was pure chance that I turned the TV on today and it was on the aerial channel rather than the DVD channel. I saw a tiny snippet of news […]
Kangaroo farts could fight global warming When I first saw the line “Australian scientists are trying to give kangaroo-style stomachs to cattle and sheep in a bid to cut the emission of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.” I thought, “What the heck?!” It turns out they’re not going to try to transplant cows’ stomachs […]