Author Archives: dkarlton


B. Kliban. Eat mousies.

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It’s fundamental

I love this letter addressed to the conservative religious radio host Laura Schlessinger, after her grossly intolerant remarks about homosexuality back in 2000: Dear Dr. Laura, Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have … Continue reading

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Olympic Dodgeball

One of my favorite movies of all time is Dodgeball. Yes, you read that right. Every time it’s shown on TV, I find myself watching it through to the end, smiling and chortling the whole way. Oddly, my wife finds … Continue reading

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New and Improved

In 2007, I finally installed a blog on my server. Now, five years later, I finally migrated the bulk of this site to WordPress, instead of static HTML pages. Took long enough, I suppose. I tried to keep the lameness … Continue reading

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Eep! My blog was hijacked recently, and was redirecting to weird spammy pages. It should be working again. Thanks to those who helped me get things working again (you know who you are). I wish this kind of stuff never … Continue reading

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Defending Science: An Exchange

Interesting discussion in the New York Times about evolution vs. creationism with the backdrop of epistemology. Note for the unlearned (such as myself): ab initio means “from the beginning”, and modus ponens means inferential logic, that is, “if A implies … Continue reading

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Alice Marie (Windblad) Berthiaume

Alice Marie Windblad Berthiaume, 94, of Waverly, MO, passed over to her eternal home on Monday, July 25, 2011, at the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home in Concordia, MO. Alice was born in Mukilteo, WA to Walter and Selma Windblad in … Continue reading

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“There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.” – Phil Karlton

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What Did Watson the Computer Do?

Cool article in the NY Times about artificial “intelligence”. More like, “lots of data and quick access, with some speech recognition built-in”. Yes, yes, computers are powerful and Moore’s Law etc., but I personally don’t think we’ll ever achieve true … Continue reading

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The United States of Christians

Let me just start by saying that this post will probably offend some people. Maybe a lot of people. Even friends and family. I’m sorry if it does, so I’ll apologize up front. OK, here goes… I read a rather … Continue reading

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