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Entries from December 2006


December 29th, 2006 · 7 Comments

Devon got a 2007 Toyota Prius for an early graduation present. Pretty cool car; very high-tech. It is a hybrid, with both a gas engine and an electric motor. The combination gives almost double the gas mileage of an equivalent pure-gasoline engine car: 60 MPG city according to the EPA. It has other futuristic features, […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science · Family Updates

Happy Solstice

December 21st, 2006 · 1 Comment

Not to beat it into the ground, but as I pointed out last year, today is the real reason for the season. So Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas, Hannukah, New Year, etc., etc.

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Tags: Opinion

Subconscious Bias

December 14th, 2006 · 13 Comments

There are some interesting “Implicit Association Tests” you can take, at Harvard University’s website. Although I like to think of myself as racially unbiased, one of the tests revealed that I find it easier to associate European Americans with good and African Americans with bad. (That’s the “Race IAT”.) Try it! I think you’ll be […]

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Tags: Opinion

Out of School

December 8th, 2006 · 5 Comments

After half a semester at the U of A, Derek has decided he needs a break from school, so he has moved back home. He’s not sure if he will take any classes anywhere in the spring, but is looking out to next fall. In the mean time, he is (slowly!) looking for a job. […]

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Tags: Family Updates