Ridiculous Fishing: Catch Fish, Shoot Fish, Have Fun

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Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale of Redemption Vlambeers, iPad/iPhone: $3; Rated: 12+ Content: Fish erupt in little clouds of pixelated blood when shot. Drop a hairdryer-, toaster-, and chainsaw-equipped hook into the water, let it sink as low as possible, snag as many fish as you can on the way up, fling the fish into the [Read More...]

Catholic Techie Interview

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Sarah Reinhard at CatholicMom.com has run out of interesting Catholic Techies to interview, so she let me rattle on like a pompous ass for a couple hundreds words. Here’s a bit of it: For me, the new evangelization has two parts. As a Catechist, I know that I’m essentially now in mission territory, with only [Read More...]

I Can’t Write Cursive…

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… and apparently that makes me some kinda idjit. Here’s all I have to say about that: UPDATE: I should clarify that the comments weren’t directed at me personally, but on various conversations I’ve seen more than one person say it is not possible to consider yourself literate unless you master cursive. I don’t disagree [Read More...]

Administration Issues Final Rules on Contraception Coverage and Religious Organizations

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This just came from the White House Office of Communications. Offered without comment, but there are no surprises here: Today, the Obama administration issued final rules that balance the goal of providing women with coverage for recommended preventive care – including contraceptive services prescribed by a health care provider – with no cost-sharing, with the [Read More...]

A Very Short Post on the Seriously Important News of the Day

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Black Sabbath lands at #1 on the Billboard chart for the first time in their career. Let me just say: OZZZZZY! Dial up 13 on your music streaming service of choice. It’s a great album. Classic Sabbath. And don’t get all weird about the first single, “God is Dead?” Note the question mark, and remember that [Read More...]

NeverWet Looks Amazing

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Better living through chemistry! More information. H/T: Victor Lams [Read more...]

Mysterious Medieval Manuscript is Probably Not a Hoax

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The Voynich Manuscript has baffled everyone since it was first acquired (or, some say, forged) by collector Wilfrid Voynich in 1912. Probably dating to the 15th century and originating in Northern Italy, the manuscript consists of 240 pages of vellum covered in a mysterious, indecipherable script and illustrations of non-existent plants, astronomical diagrams, tiny naked [Read More...]

Facebook’s “Shadow Profile” Problem

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Sometimes it takes a big screwup to reveal a bigger problem. The news that Facebook maintains so-called “shadow profiles” of both users and–some allege–non-users is not new. Privacy groups started raising red flags about the policy at least two years ago, but the details remained obscure. A “shadow profile” is, basically, extra data on you [Read More...]


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