Skeptic Friends Network

Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?
Home | Forums | Active Topics | Active Polls | Register | FAQ | Contact Us  
  Connect: Chat | SFN Messenger | Buddy List | Members
Personalize: Profile | My Page | Forum Bookmarks  
 All Forums
 Community Forums
 General Discussion
 The water cooler, part 3
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly Bookmark this Topic BookMark Topic
Previous Page | Next Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 54

Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4953 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2008 :  20:12:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Good news, Mab. I'm sure the thought that you might have been a casualty to down-sizing was tough.

Oh, and congrats on your Euro 2008 success!
Go to Top of Page

bngbuck
SFN Addict

USA
2437 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2008 :  20:30:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send bngbuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dr. Mabuse.....

Congratulations on retaining your job through foresight, and special congratulations on recovering sufficiently from your hip surgery to ride your bike!

My daughter has broken both of her hips twice in the last nine months! She has had seven surgeries in that period.

One hip was replaced twice and now has healed completely, the other was replaced twice, became infected after the second surgery, the prothesis had to be removed and replaced with a temporary "spacer"; then the spacer had to be removed because the infection persisted.

The wound was reopened again, the spacer removed, an internal antibiotic dispensing tube installed, the antibiotic dispensing continued for six weeks, then had to be removed, and now she is waiting for her eighth surgery - with no hip bone or prosthetic in her left leg - only tendon and muscle.

We really have no idea how well she will walk when all is finished. She is 38. I would actually pray if I thought there was one chance in a million that it would help. I don't! I mean, she may walk, she may not, but praying is not going to affect that.

Anyway, I can kind of second-hand empathize with your hip tribulations. I hope your bones are strong enough that you are in no danger of additional fractures!
Go to Top of Page

Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13292 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2008 :  20:34:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh geez Bill. I hope your daughter comes through this alright. What an ordeal. 38! A spring chicken by my reckoning...

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
Go to Top of Page

HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2008 :  22:14:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congrats, Mab! Good job of surfing the Future Shock wavefront.

Gee, bngbuck, I sure hope your daughter recovers well. What a horrible series of events to go through.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Go to Top of Page

Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9639 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2008 :  08:14:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks!

And bngbuck, I hope for your daughter's speedy recovery.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
Go to Top of Page

Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25719 Posts

Posted - 06/23/2008 :  04:45:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
George Carlin dead at 71.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
Go to Top of Page

HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 06/23/2008 :  13:12:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

George Carlin dead at 71.
I'm not going to let George get away with this without serious consequence.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Go to Top of Page

Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25719 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2008 :  19:37:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We just got finished doing Virginia-legal fireworks in the rain. Was fun, and only one of the fireworks misfired (just went out in the middle, probably due to the rain).

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
Go to Top of Page

HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2008 :  01:14:01   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The fireworks here at the north end of San Leandro, just south of the Oakland city line, were and continue to be impressive. The various reports combined all evening to make a sound like a war zone, especially with the addition of the gunshots. (I wish people would not shoot into the air. The damned bullets don't just evaporate, after all.) Some of the fireworks bursts were powerful enough to set off car alarms, something I'd never heard of before. Been fun to listen and watch, but the noise terrifies and/or enrages the neighborhood dogs, who very much dislike things that are not routine.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Go to Top of Page

Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25719 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  14:35:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Good stuff here: knit yourself an FSM. Semi-posable, even.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
Go to Top of Page

Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25719 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2008 :  22:18:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is anyone else a little disconcerted by Discovery networks' choice to create a new forensics cable channel and call it "Investigation Discovery?" It's just a little odd to see, amongst all the sciency channels, a big "ID" on the cable guide. And they have "Dateline on ID" as a show title, which is totally wrong if you're thinking "Intelligent Design."

Not that these networks are known for being "pure" about their science, but still, you'd have thought someone in marketing would have noticed.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
Go to Top of Page

Hawks
SFN Regular

Canada
1383 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2008 :  17:14:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dembski is at it again. Surprise, surprise. At uncommondescent, July 17th he is touting his latest book.

Book description:

“Although atheism might have been logically tenable before Darwin,” writes Richard Dawkins, “Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist.” This little book shows that atheism must seek intellectual fulfillment elsewhere by decisively demonstrating the need for intelligence in explaining life's origin. This is the best overview of why traditional origin-of-life research has crashed and burned and why intelligent design is necessary to explain the high-tech engineering inside the cell. It is no longer possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist because life's origin requires an intelligent cause—this book shows why.


Yet again, Dembski seems to have forgotten (cough, cough) that ID is totally agnostic regarding the identity of the designer. Either that or he is a liar. I think I understand his reasoning for why atheists can't be intellectually fulfilled anymore: Darwin was wrong. What Dembski doesn't realize though, is that a totally designer-agnostic ID could make us atheists intellectually fulfilled. Assuming, of course, that (1) "Darwinism" was as useless as Dembski claims and (2) there was anything remotely intellectually fulfilling about ID in the first place... Some assumptions, eh???

METHINKS IT IS LIKE A WEASEL
It's a small, off-duty czechoslovakian traffic warden!
Go to Top of Page

Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9639 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2008 :  13:29:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Since the last two years, my old mobile phone has suffered from old age. The keyboard, and especially the joystick navigator-button has been suffering from wear. More and more force had to be applied to make it recognize command, and increasingly more did it register 'left' or 'right' instead of 'down'.

1˝ weeks ago I got a mail from somewhere saying that iPhone is finally coming out with 3G technology.

I had to stand three hours in line, partly in rain, to get one on the opening day in Sweden...


Now that I have it in hand, I have to wait another week before my old mobile phone number is transferred over to the iPhone. I had to change operator, and that takes some red tape.
But after some initial snags, I managed to make it cooperate with my wifi-at-home.






Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
Go to Top of Page

Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25719 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2008 :  14:30:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cool, Mab! Is it readable, though?

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
Go to Top of Page

Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2008 :  00:48:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Considering the image is about double the size of the iWhatever and I can't make heads or tails of what the text says, I would probably assume no. Now if I recall properly, the iThingy is actually pretty good on zooming in, as would expected for any device viewing web pages on a small screen. I must say, the overall layout on the iWidget does look rather good though.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 54 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Previous Page | Next Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly Bookmark this Topic BookMark Topic
Jump To:

The mission of the Skeptic Friends Network is to promote skepticism, critical thinking, science and logic as the best methods for evaluating all claims of fact, and we invite active participation by our members to create a skeptical community with a wide variety of viewpoints and expertise.


Home | Skeptic Forums | Skeptic Summary | The Kil Report | Creation/Evolution | Rationally Speaking | Skeptillaneous | About Skepticism | Fan Mail | Claims List | Calendar & Events | Skeptic Links | Book Reviews | Gift Shop | SFN on Facebook | Staff | Contact Us

Skeptic Friends Network
© 2008 Skeptic Friends Network Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.59 seconds.
Powered by @tomic Studio
Snitz Forums 2000