Here are the Blogs in the z - John Derbyshire category.
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Tuesday, 7 August 2007
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There's a Pro-Ron-Paul meme going around, to the effect that 2008 is the new 1964;  i.e. that on the premise—debatable in itself, of course—that the GOP has no chance of winning the presidency next year, conservatives should run a Goldwater-style insurgency to remind the party we're ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/07/2007 6:42 AM by John Derbyshire
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Monday, 6 August 2007
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Couple of big death anniversaries coming up:  The King of course, 30 years ago next Thursday. Who of that generation will ever forget where he was & what he was doing when he heard the news?    Less prominently, but as important to some, the 50th anniversary—tomorrow—of ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2007 2:51 PM by John Derbyshire
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Friday, 3 August 2007
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This week's edition is on the air....Read More...
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Posted on 08/03/2007 2:22 PM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 2 August 2007
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It's not precisely knitting, but in the context of today's column, I wish I had given Rosey Grier a mention. I have GOT to get one of these - knitting meets math....Read More...
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Posted on 08/02/2007 1:54 PM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 2 August 2007
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Yeah, yeah, *five* Platonic solids.  They're right there in the link I provided.  I think the four-ness of the tetrahedron had taken control of my brain; rather as eleven-ness took control in the classic Martin Gardner essay about the first Moon landing.  Gardner claimed that ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/02/2007 1:50 PM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 2 August 2007
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Sell Cynicism! Buy Hope! Good news from Iraq this month. The surge is getting some results: Areas pacified are staying pacified (at least, as long as we are around), Mookie went off to sulk in Iran (though now he’s back), and key tribal leaders have turned against what we are now all calling “AQI” ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/02/2007 1:30 PM by John Derbyshire
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Wednesday, 1 August 2007
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A reader helps out: Mr. Derbyshire—-I'm almost ashamed to admit this but the scene with Twister in it is from Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey. They also challenge Death to battleship, and assorted other fun games. He keeps trying to bend the rules going from 1 game to the best 2 out of 3, to 4 ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/01/2007 6:08 PM by John Derbyshire
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Wednesday, 1 August 2007
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I'd just like to put in a word for Ingmar Bergman.  Sure, a lot of his stuff looks absurdly pretentious from this distance; and sure, he lurched into self-parody now & then (though having enough of a self to parody, isn't nothing); and sure, there was the Hitler thing (though swooning for Hitler ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/01/2007 6:02 PM by John Derbyshire
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Wednesday, 1 August 2007
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Major email bag on my Ron Paul piece —117 emails and counting. I have the full range of views, from this reader at one end: Derb—-I understand what you are saying but instead of making excuses why it will not happen I think you should be bold and make it happen. It is so easy to be a critic ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/01/2007 5:57 PM by John Derbyshire
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Wednesday, 1 August 2007
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They are ultra-white, it says here.  What a load of drivel.  (a) Black nerds certainly exist, and are considered the coolest thing around by white nerds.  (b) Post-1965 immigration of East and South Asians has immensely fortified nerd ranks.  From my observations, the nerdiest ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/01/2007 10:45 AM by John Derbyshire
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Wednesday, 1 August 2007
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The email's piling up—not just Ron Paul, but reax to my revelation that I am returning to my roots as a code monkey.  A helpful reader sent the following Youtube link to remind me what it's like to cut code for a living. Ah yes, I remember it well—in fact I think I recognize the girl. Most ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/01/2007 10:30 AM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 31 July 2007
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No, I don't have anything much to show yet for my coding efforts.  I'm working mostly offline, just uploading stuff to subdirectories when I want to check out my new host's FTP facility.I have, though, got the favicon stuff figured out, and developed a cute little "Derb" icon. Check it ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2007 5:58 PM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 31 July 2007
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I'm having wonderful fun coding XHTML/CSS.  Forgotten what it's like to be in the zone.  Getting obsessively absorbed in teeny little problems—currently, why IE7 (which is usually the cranky browser) will cope with the "list-style-image" property but Firefox apparently won't.Incidentally:  ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2007 3:54 PM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 31 July 2007
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If libertarians had a fleet, I'd be being flogged around it right about now.  It's *Rothbard*, not Rothbart. I hope, before I die, to be able to spell Willmoore Kendall without (as I just did) looking it up.  Way too many double letters there, guy....Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2007 2:22 PM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 31 July 2007
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Some early reax to my Ron Paul piece. From the northwest: Mr Derbyshire—-You say [Dr. Ron] hasn't a chance to become the next POTUS because he is not compliant with the current megalopolis-sized political system the US has built for itself.  Well, frankly, Sir, you are a defeatist.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2007 2:04 PM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 31 July 2007
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Go on, admit it: you have felt the Ron Paul temptation, haven’t you? And it’s not just the thrill of imagining another president named Ron, is it? Ron Paul believes a lot of what you believe, and what I believe. You don’t imagine he’s going to be the 44th POTUS, but you kind ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2007 11:50 AM by John Derbyshire
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Sunday, 29 July 2007
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Boy, it ain't easy to stay ahead in the Chicken Little business.  No sooner do I post a comment about how we are at last, really and truly, after 50-odd years of predictions, running out of oil, than Niall Ferguson rolls up to tell us we are at last, really and truly, after 200-odd years of predictions ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/29/2007 11:42 AM by John Derbyshire
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Friday, 27 July 2007
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Oil price volatility, Fred Thompson, the UK floods, etc.....Read More...
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Posted on 07/27/2007 1:17 PM by John Derbyshire
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Friday, 27 July 2007
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At the prompting of some friends in the securities trading world, I've been reading up oil prices.  I see what they mean.  Try this from Sean Brodrick at Howe Street.  Note his remarks about the southern border. Shall we be going into the voting booth next November with oil over $100 ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/27/2007 1:05 PM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 26 July 2007
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Opinion Journal has yet another tribute to the sci-fi master. Bemoaning the state of U.S. education in the 1970s, he wrote that "the three-legged stool of understanding is held up by history, languages and mathematics . . . if you lack any one of them you are just another ignorant peasant with ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2007 11:28 AM by John Derbyshire
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