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So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Watchmaker steadies his delicate hand / I want you / For barbeque parties on blood red sands
— Peter Gabriel, And Through the Wire
August 26, 2009

In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle, the Lion Sleeps Tonight

Senator Edward Kennedy’s earlier passing has ended one of America’s great political dynasties. A true Democrat has passed.

Posted by skooter at 3:56 PM This entry is filed under America, Politics.
Tags: America, Democrat, Obituaries

August 25, 2009

University of Toronto Research on Cycling/Automobile Collisions

Professor Chris Cavacuit has done some research on the causes of collisions between cyclists and cars. It’s no surprise to me the research concludes that in most cases, fault remains with the driver.

The most common type of crash in this study involved a motorist entering an intersection and either failing to stop properly or proceeding before it was safe to do so. The second most common crash type involved a motorist overtaking unsafely. The third involved a motorist opening a door onto an oncoming cyclist. The study concluded that cyclists are the cause of less than 10 per cent of bike-car accidents in this study.

The available evidence suggests that collisions have far more to do with aggressive driving than aggressive cycling.

I do think the majority of drivers I see try to be polite and considerate. The whole system only works when everybody cooperates: that means cyclists need to behave safely, as well as drivers.

Posted by skooter at 6:41 AM This entry is filed under Cycling.
Tags: Accidents, Articles, Cycling, Research

August 15, 2009

You Said Algebra Would Be Useless….

Mathematics has too many uses to be ignored, and this is just one of them.

Zombie outbreak would be ‘disastrous’: mathematicians
David Wylie, Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, August 14, 2009

OTTAWA — A team of Canadian mathematicians have been picking their large, delectable brains over whether humankind could survive a zombie apocalypse.

Their conclusion?

“An outbreak of zombies infecting humans is likely to be disastrous, unless extremely aggressive tactics are employed against the undead,” says the paper, titled When Zombies Attack! Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection.

“Thus, if zombies arrive, we must act quickly and decisively to eradicate them before they eradicate us.”

Posted by skooter at 4:22 PM This entry is filed under Science.
Tags: Education, Math, Zombies

August 14, 2009

About Damn Time

The Harper government’s handling of the Omar Khadr affair has been nothing short of a disgrace:

Ottawa must seek Khadr’s return, court rules

OTTAWA—The Canadian Press Last updated on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 12:27PM EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling ordering the government to seek the return of Omar Khadr from a U.S. military prison.

In a 2-1 judgment released Friday , the court dismissed an appeal by the Harper government, which did not want to ask that Mr. Khadr be sent home.

Of course Michael Ignatief’s calls for Khadr’s return seem a little hollow, given his past support for the use of torture as a tool in democracies.

Posted by skooter at 6:25 PM This entry is filed under America, Canada, Politics.
Tags: America, George Bush, Stephen Harper

August 13, 2009

Don’t Buy a Fancy Funeral / It’s Not Worth it in the End

Stan & Mary Rohatinsky, June 26, 2009, Star-Peno, Alberta Away for a while, rambling down to Oregon first and then across British Columbia to the Alberta Praries—across the country’s spine to the other side to say goodbye to an old family friend. More photos to come.

Posted by skooter at 4:21 AM This entry is filed under Camera, Family, Travel.
Tags: Family, Obituaries