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Entries from March 2008

What will life be like in 2008?

March 25th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Here’s an article from Mechanics Illustrated in 1968 forecasting what our lives were expected to be like in 2008. You can either page through the images of the article above, or read it in plain text below. I think we’re a little behind schedule…

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science · Opinion

Spring Equinox

March 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Today is the spring equinox, when the night is just as long as the day. Normally the equinox falls on March 21, but because this year was a leap year it has shifted back a day. It will slowly shift forward to the 21st over the next three years. In the winter the earth’s axis […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

A New Blogger

March 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on A New Blogger

Derek has started a blog here. Look for some interesting posts this summer from half way around the world.

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Tags: Family Updates

A Better Season

March 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments

A few months ago I reported that my City League basketball team had an “undefeating season”, and ended at 0-8. In the off season we picked up a 6’7″ center and have done much better this time around. We are currently 4-3, and last week we beat the previously undefeated first place team by 19 […]

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Tags: Family Updates

Pi Day

March 14th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Today is “Pi Day”, the day we celebrate the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle. Can you guess why? Some people on this day mark the time of 1:59:26 as Pi second. I’m afraid that time has already passed as I write this, unless you live well west of Arizona. Pi is […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

The “Evil” ACLU

March 7th, 2008 · 8 Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is well known as an advocate for protecting American’s rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Many people have the opinion that the organization is anti-religion, because of many well-publicized cases where they have taken the side of people objecting to public prayer or other religious observances. […]

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Tags: Opinion