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  1. Maryl
    06-Dec-2013 01:49 AM (01:49)
    Yikes. I'm here! Have no idea what I'm doing yet.
  2. Jim P Houston
    16-Nov-2012 07:21 PM (19:21)
    Jim P Houston
    Hello Tim & company,

    I thought I'd register here and see what comes of it. I'm a jobbing gardener and retired philosophy blogger with too much time on his hands in the winter. An 'old' atheist I think.

    I've brought a random quote from Seneca as a gift.

    His eyes blaze and sparkle, his whole face is crimson with the blood that surges from the lowest depths of his heart; his lips quiver, his teeth are clenched, his hair bristles and stands on end; his breathing is forced and harsh. His joins crack from writhing; he groans and bellows, burst out into speech with scarcely intelligible words, strikes his hands together continually and stamps the ground with his feet; his whole body is excited and performs great angry threats. It is an ugly and horrible picture of distorted and swollen frenzy. You cannot tell whether this vice is more execrable or more hideous.

    Be well and enjoy your travels - a message that applies to one and all.

  3. mick
    22-Oct-2012 01:33 PM (13:33)
    Did i miss your bday? Happy belated bday.
  4. mick
    17-Sep-2012 05:08 AM (05:08)
    nvm now i followed the link in email and its set. and can magically vm again. You sir are a techomancer of the highest order!
  5. Justin
    27-May-2012 02:55 AM (02:55)
    Just a brief line to say best of luck with the forthcoming op. Still hoping to meet up in real life at York in July.
  6. TaciLunaRain
    06-Feb-2012 05:44 AM (05:44)
    Hey Gurdur. Just wanted to let you know, I tried to upload some pictures into an album on my profile and after waiting for FOREVER for the page to load, I was redirected to a page with this message:

    "Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing.

    If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error."

    Just figured I'd let you know! Thanks!
  7. iamwombat
    10-Dec-2011 02:56 AM (02:56)
    Hello Mate! I am thinking Germany is geting colder weather than we. Time for a visit stateside? Accomadations are readily available, sir. This time next, with liquor and bands.
  8. mick
    02-Nov-2011 12:25 AM (00:25)
    I did it
  9. mick
    01-Nov-2011 02:14 AM (02:14)
    Not just snow storm a huge one 1-2 feet of snow. It did more damage then the hurricane did
  10. mick
    01-Nov-2011 02:04 AM (02:04)
    Did you hear about weather over here?

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  • About Gurdur
    Atheist, humanist, enviromentalist


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Posted 18-Jun-2014 at 09:45 PM (21:45) by Gurdur Comments 0
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I have written - elsewhere, on Medium - a post on some of the reaction to the Longitude Prize. I do have some questions for those managing the Longitude Prize; chiefly,
Is the public impact of the Longitude Prize being measured, and its impact over social-media being mapped (for example with Gephi)?

This seems to me to be an important part of measuring and enhancing the positive accomplishments of the Prize.



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Comments are welcome! Please keep in mind if you are not registered that comments posted here to this blog post may take a while to appear - up to 16 hours after you post them, since they go onto a moderation queue and have to be individually approved, in order to stop spammers. The answer to the so-called "Random Question" is always "human".

Posted 20-May-2014 at 12:44 AM (00:44) by Gurdur Comments 0
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Raza Rumi is one of the courageous journalists in Pakistan who risks being murdered daily. He is also an editor and networker who has helped a good many other journalists and activists in Pakistan, and he has stood up at all times in the defence of minorities inside Pakistan, whether Ahmadis, Christians or whomever. Through his writing and his use of social media, he has consistantly promoted others and their own efforts. others such as Sana Saleem, and he has consistantly promoted Pakistani culture,...

Posted 14-May-2014 at 01:13 AM (01:13) by Gurdur Comments 2
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Astrophysics, what use is it? The stars are far away, and as Cassius in Shakespeare's play says, the fault is not in our stars but in ourselves, that we are underlings. You could add the fault is in ourselves, not in our stars, when we are ignorant, or simply stupid. Put all that in a different way: when I was a teenager, working in cruddy factories and on worse building-sites, reading a book was seen socially as a bad thing, akin to Communism or being gay. Reading a book was a major no-no. Oddly...

Posted 11-May-2014 at 07:28 PM (19:28) by Gurdur Comments 0
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On Saturday May the 3rd, I drove up to the Hague. It was easier than I had thought; it only took three hours. I was enormously lucky to catch the last day of an exhibition of the Strandbeest art of Theo Jansen in the Electriciteitsfabriek in the Hague (Den Haag), in the Netherlands. The building is a former power-station - its name in Dutch translates to "Electricity factory". The building is huge; it was very suited to the exhibition, done up there as a mock dig for fossils, with several of his...

Posted 08-Mar-2014 at 12:10 PM (12:10) by Gurdur Comments 5
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There's far more dedicated #scicomm in East Africa than you might have ever thought. It more than deserves recognition, interest and support outside East Africa. Unfortunately it simply doesn't get any interest or recognition outside Africa almost all the time. One of the major sources for observing and interacting with science-communication in East Africa is the site SciDev.Net. Just to pick four to follow on Twitter: there's @SciDevNetSSA, the Twitter account for SciDev's "Sub-Saharan Africa" section;...
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