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Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
3:35 pm
You scored as Capt. Lee Adama (Apollo). You have spent your life trying to life up to and impress your Dad, shame he never seemed to notice. You are a stickler for the rules. But in matters of loyalty and honour you know when they have to be broken.

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Capt. Lee Adama (Apollo)

81%

Dr Gaius Baltar

63%

Tom Zarek

63%

President Laura Roslin

50%

Lt. Sharon Valerii (Boomer)

50%

CPO Galen Tyrol

44%

Number 6

38%

Commander William Adama

38%

Lt. Kara Thrace (Starbuck)

31%

Col. Saul Tigh

25%

What New Battlestar Galactica character are you?
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Monday, November 7th, 2005
4:42 pm
Time for a few words
There.

I'm done.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
11:21 am
Woo hoo!

I'm Going to be a Boy Dad!!!!



It's official...Karen and I are going to be Mummy and Daddy! I'm going to be a boy Dad! I am so excited! I can't stop using exclamation marks!! The ultra sound was so damned awesome!!! We got to see everything!!!! We could see the heart chambers!!!!! We could even see the two brain hemispheres!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!!



We haven't decided on a name, other than his middle name will be Steven. Please leave comments on other good name choices, but they cannot be your own name or one of our friends that you know e.g. Jim you cannot recommend Arthur.



Current Mood: Bouncy
Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
10:12 am
This one I do believe is right on
I'm a humanist. I like (most) humans, especially cute ones like Karen :)


You fit in with:
Humanism



Your ideals mostly resemble that of a Humanist. Although you do not have a lot of faith, you are devoted to making this world better, in the short time that you have to live. Humanists do not generally believe in an afterlife, and therefore, are committed to making the world a better place for themselves and future generations.


0% scientific.
60% reason-oriented.





Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com
10:10 am
It's funny because I would have thought I would have been a nazi...
The Resistance
Achtung! You are 38% brainwashworthy, 40% antitolerant, and 52% blindly patriotic
Welcome to the Resistance (Der Widerstand)! You believe in freedom, justice, equality, and your country, and you can't be converted to the the dark side.

Breakdown: your Blind Patriotism levels are borderline unhealthy, but you show such a love of people from everywhere and a natural resistance to brainwashing, you would probably focus your energy to fight the Fuehrer with furor, so to speak.

Conclusion: born and raised in Germany in the early 1930's, you would have taken up ARMS against the oppressors. Or even your friends' oppressors. Congratulations!

Less than 5% of all test takers earn a spot in the Resistance!





The Would You Have Been A Nazi? Test
- it rules -




My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 55% on brainwashworthy

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You scored higher than 77% on antitolerant

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You scored higher than 78% on patriotic
Link: The Would You Have Been a Nazi Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
10:05 am
I'm a ham apparently (probably smoked)
the Ham

(47% dark, 53% spontaneous, 26% vulgar)

your humor style:
CLEAN | SPONTANEOUS | LIGHT


Your style's goofy, innocent and feel-good. Perfect for parties and for the dads who chaperone them. You can actually get away with corny jokes, and I bet your sense of humor is a guilty pleasure for your friends. People of your type are often the most approachable and popular people in their circle. Your simple & silly good-naturedness is immediately recognizable, and it sets you apart in this sarcastic world.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Will Ferrell - Will Smith




The 3-Variable Funny Test!
- it rules -

If you're interested, try my latest: The Terrorism Test




My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 35% on darkness

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You scored higher than 71% on spontaneity

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You scored higher than 23% on vulgarity
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


This is rather funny as I was accused of being a "Ham" while in grad school. The most wrong thing I find about this test is a find bodily functions hilarious - nothing will have me laughing more than a good butt joke. But I guess there's more to vulgarity than butts right?
10:01 am
What am I?
Apart from bored at work...


Pure Nerd
52 % Nerd, 43% Geek, 4% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.

Congratulations!


THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST




My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 38% on nerdiness

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You scored higher than 1% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
Monday, October 17th, 2005
2:39 pm
Serenity
What a cool film! OK it didn't have anything really ground breaking in the story line or the effects, but it was damned good all round. The effects were good (no question), the story was good (although rather simplistic) and I enjoyed every minute of it. I would have changed the ending slightly, but not a whole lot. Shame there's unlikely to be a sequel on the big screen, but perhaps it will pull in enough dollars with movie and DVD sales that combined with the season 1 DVD release there will be some more shown on the small screen. Seems such a waste of some decent sets!
Monday, September 26th, 2005
12:54 pm
Who'd have thought it?
In England I am a green liberal and over here I am a democrat! That makes me an almost centrist! I am so middle of the road I could be an extremist by changing just one view!

You are a

Social Moderate
(55% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(31% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Democrat




Link: The Politics Test on OkCupid Free Online Dating
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
11:48 am
Amazing!
Carrot!!
Discworld: Which Ankh-Morpork City Watch Character are YOU?

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I'm a 6 foot tall dwarf who everyone loves and with amazing oral skills.
Friday, August 12th, 2005
3:50 pm
So I copied Gwiii - but is it true and do I believe it?
More Emotional



You have:
62% SCIENTIFIC INTUITION and
77% EMOTIONAL INTUITION
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The graph on the right represents your place in Intuition 2-Space. As you can see, you scored well above average on emotional intuition and above average on scientific intuition.Your emotional intuition is stronger than your scientific intuition.

Your Emotional Intuition score is a measure of how well you understand people, especially their unspoken needs and sympathies. A high score score usually indicates social grace and persuasiveness. A low score usually means you're good at Quake.

Your Scientific Intuition score tells you how in tune you are with the world around you; how well you understand your physical and intellectual environment. People with high scores here are apt to succeed in business and, of course, the sciences.




My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 99% on Scientific

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You scored higher than 0% on Interpersonal
Link: The 2-Variable Intuition Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid
Monday, July 11th, 2005
10:45 am
Thursday, July 7th, 2005
10:04 am
Today in London
During the tail end of the morning rush hour 6 bombs went off. Allegedly times to coincide with the opening of the G8 summit which was ironically going to discuss poverty in Africa and relief plans.

We, that is England and the enitre UK suffered for years due to the IRA and INLA and various other terrorist groups with some "interest" in the situation in N. Ireland/EIRE. I remember waking up as a kid hearing yet another bomb blast in Belfast almost daily. I travelled through Liverpool Street Station on the way to a university interview and 2 days later the trash bin at the end of the platform I came into was blown up by the IRA.

Now, we have been attacked again. I don't know if this is really due to the G8, convenience or because of the UK hopping on the US' shirt tales to go and pound Sadam. The only "good" thing, is that London and the rest of the UK has plans in place to deal with this kind of action and will no doubt have the situation under control very quickly.

Someone at work expressed some interest in how these events will alter the public perception of the Iraq war and Tory B.Liar. But there's a big difference here, Iraq might harbor Al Quaeda operatives, but Iraq is *not* Al Quaeda. Afghanistan is not Al Quaeda. Al Quaeda is a terrorist group that might have cells in every country of the world, but they are not any of those countries. I don't see what difference it will make to our perceptions of the Iraq ahem "incident." But I am sure that the UK will put a bit more effort into tracking down those cells, just like they did with the IRA and other related terrorist groups. One things for sure the UK won't back down to terrorists. We didn't then and we won't now.
10:03 am
How American Am I?
You Are 32% American
America: You don't love it or want to leave it.
But you wouldn't mind giving it an extreme make over.
On the 4th of July, you'll fly a freak flag instead...
And give Uncle Sam a sucker punch!



Not very!
Thursday, June 30th, 2005
8:45 am
What a great web site!
I've always thought that American's over the age of um 30...make that 45 have a weird attitude to alcohol. But now a group is working to change that attitude!

THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO ENHANCE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION (NCEAC)

http://www.enhancealcohol.com/mission.htm
Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
11:35 am
Letter to the Kansas City School Board
I saw this in the Scientists Forum and it was sooo funny I just had to link to it...
http://www.venganza.org/

This is a copy of the letter - but you really need to see the picture and the responses form the school board members...
OPEN LETTER TO KANSAS SCHOOL BOARD

I am writing you with much concern after having read of your hearing to decide whether the alternative theory of Intelligent Design to be taught along with the theory of Evolution. I think we can all agree that it is important for students to hear multiple viewpoints so they can choose for themselves the theory that makes the most sense to them. I am concerned, however, that students will only hear one theory of Intelligent Design.

Let us remember that there are multiple theories of Intelligent Design. I and many others around the world are of the strong belief that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster. It was He who created all that we see and all that we feel. We feel strongly that the overwhelming scientific evidence pointing towards evolutionary processes is nothing but a coincidence, put in place by Him.

It is for this reason that I’m writing you today, to formally request that this alternative theory be taught in your schools, along with the other two theories. In fact, I will go so far as to say, if you do not agree to do this, we will be forced to proceed with legal action. I’m sure you see where we are coming from. If the Intelligent Design theory is not based on faith, but instead another scientific theory, as is claimed, then you must also allow our theory to be taught, as it is also based on science, not on faith.

Some find that hard to believe, so it may be helpful to tell you a little more about our beliefs. We have evidence that a Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe. None of us, of course, were around to see it, but we have written accounts of it. We have several lengthy volumes explaining all details of His power. Also, you may be surprised to hear that there are over 10 million of us, and growing. We tend to be very secretive, as many people claim our beliefs are not substantiated by observable evidence. What these people don’t understand is that He built the world to make us think the earth is older than it really is. For example, a scientist may perform a carbon-dating process on an artifact. He finds that approximately 75% of the Carbon-14 has decayed by electron emission to Nitrogen-14, and infers that this artifact is approximately 10,000 years old, as the half-life of Carbon-14 appears to be 5,730 years. But what our scientist does not realize is that every time he makes a measurement, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is there changing the results with His Noodly Appendage. We have numerous texts that describe in detail how this can be possible and the reasons why He does this. He is of course invisible and can pass through normal matter with ease.

I’m sure you now realize how important it is that your students are taught this alternate theory. It is absolutely imperative that they realize that observable evidence is at the discretion of a Flying Spaghetti Monster. Furthermore, it is disrespectful to teach our beliefs without wearing His chosen outfit, which of course is full pirate regalia. I cannot stress the importance of this, and unfortunately cannot describe in detail why this must be done as I fear this letter is already becoming too long. The concise explanation is that He becomes angry if we don’t.

You may be interested to know that global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s. For your interest, I have included a graph of the approximate number of pirates versus the average global temperature over the last 200 years. As you can see, there is a statistically significant inverse relationship between pirates and global temperature.



In conclusion, thank you for taking the time to hear our views and beliefs. I hope I was able to convey the importance of teaching this theory to your students. We will of course be able to train the teachers in this alternate theory. I am eagerly awaiting your response, and hope dearly that no legal action will need to be taken. I think we can all look forward to the time when these three theories are given equal time in our science classrooms across the country, and eventually the world; One third time for Intelligent Design, one third time for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, and one third time for logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence.

Sincerely Yours,

Bobby Henderson, concerned citizen.

P.S. I have included an artistic drawing of Him creating a mountain, trees, and a midget. Remember, we are all His creatures.

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005
10:10 am
Bonaire and on
Wow what a great time we had in Bonaire. We arrived on Saturday after 12h of travelling (only 3 flights, but plenty of lay over time) to a very hot and humid place. Thankfully after that it was hot and had a warm breeze/wind the rest of the time. The first day we went to the dive shop and signed up for the tank plan, did our first dive and after that we were diving fiends. 33 dives in 8 days of diving! We did 5 dives one day as well! By the second day I had forgotten what day of the week it was. We just got up, packed our gear and drove to a dive site and dived. Then went elsewhere and dived again, then went home, switched our tanks, had lunch and then dived again and dived again. I think our shortest dives were 45 minutes and our longest close to 100 minutes (lots of time spent playing in the shallows). Over 5 gigs of pictures, I picked out some favourites and got about 600 Megs, Karen hasn't picked her's yet. Sweet!

We saw some great life (see Karen's page for one of her best pictures) including Spotted Eagle Rays, Southern Sting Rays, a sea turtle, lots of scorpion fish (which although ugly, have the most colourful and beautiful pectoral fins when they do swim), parrot fish galore, a few puffer fish, plenty of grunts, creole wrasse, angel fish (only the queen and french variety), coneys, trunk fish (we were lucky enough to see 2 post larval trunk fish which look like black peas with yellow spots and are about 1cm across), cow fish, dunkey dung and chocolate chip sea cucumbers (and yes their names are very descriptive of their appearance) and some rather large and scary looking tarpon (they got me edgy which is weird as sharks don't bother me). It was great, absolutely awesome, no stress, no phone, about 5 mins of TV the day we arrived, just living to dive. In fact we didn't even go into town until the day before we left and it took us all of 30 minutes to see everything the town had to offer.

Bonaire is a pretty desolate place, an island next to Aruba and Curacao that is 26 miles long and only has 13k inhabitants. There's no major tourist industry and the only way to get there is direct form Amsterdam or via puddle jumper. The food when we ate out was incredibly good. The place we stayed out was more budget, and if we go back we won't stay there again. Just wow!

Last weekend we dove the Triangle Wrecks at Nags Head. Visiblity was 1 foot. But it was still a great dive.
Friday, May 27th, 2005
3:42 pm
Gosh how interesting!
You scored as Satanism. Your beliefs most closely resemble those of Satanism! Before you scream, do a bit of research on it. To be a Satanist, you don't actually have to believe in Satan. Satanism generally focuses upon the spiritual advancement of the self, rather than upon submission to a deity or a set of moral codes. Do some research if you immediately think of the satanic cult stereotype. Your beliefs may also resemble those of earth-based religions such as paganism.

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Paganism

83%

Satanism

83%

agnosticism

83%

atheism

75%

Buddhism

63%

Islam

50%

Hinduism

46%

Judaism

38%

Christianity

17%

Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
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Friday, May 13th, 2005
5:21 pm
An open question...
How does PayPal make their money? I know they have premium accounts for people who receive more than $500/month. Do they give us peons the service for free, knowing they will make it off the bigger users? Another thought...when I use PayPal and link it to my credit card, does PayPal have to pay the merchant fee of 2-5%? That has to cancel any profit from the paying user surely?
Tuesday, April 19th, 2005
11:22 am
I'm happy
We are going to Bonaire diving at the end of May for 10 days (thank god for frequent flyer miles). I can't wait! I also just got a digital camera (like Karen's) and we now have a strobe and wide angle lens to share...lots of pics :)
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