Sunday, June 29, 2008

This and That

13 comments:

Mark A. Thomas said...

Maybe Churchill should have worked on N = 8 Supergravity.

Bee said...

complex isn't the same as complicated.

X said...

Germans proudly may say A. D. Merkel (Kasner) know better.

Uncle Al said...

Every African must have a metallized polyester smiley balloon floating on the veldt before even one Texan gets his banana up. That will compassionately save the Earth for our children!

Arun said...

Anyone in Europe raising a squawk about this?
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article4232264.ece

Or few care about privacy any more?

stefan said...

Congratulations to Spain!
The second half was their match, definitely!

QUASAR9 said...

Well Bee,
the better team (SPAIN) won this One.
No comeback for Germany this time.

wolfgang said...

Stefan & Bee,

as a famous philosopher once said "You can't always get what you want.."

Where was the last minute goal everybody expected?

Arun said...

Dear Bee & Stefan
I think you'll really enjoy this - as an example of how to deal with anti-science nutcases:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/6/30/93525/3649/33/544056
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/6/30/93525/3649/33/544056

Best,
-Arun

Doug said...

Hi Bee and Stefan,
What a 1-0 surprise!

Arun said...

From a comment on a blog:

"I should note in passing that with the ascension of former East German Communists into the unified German government, and with the more centralized European Union, some of the exceptional and strong privacy protections built into West German law after World War II have now changed, and a surveillance state is settling into that country, to the extent that some are calling today's Germany "DDR Lite" (DDR were the initials of the official name of former East Germany)."

Bee said...

which is evidently the biggest nonsense I've read in a while.

Arun said...

Thanks, Bee!

Anyway, here is another one - German police shutting down a website -
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/7/10/54956/7928/948/549251