Let There Be Life!

Discovery Channel :: News – Space :: Did Viking Lander Kill Alien Life? Last month, scientists excitedly reported that new photographs of Mars showed geologic changes that suggest water occasionally flows there — the most tantalizing sign that Mars is hospitable to life. In the ’70s, the Viking mission found no signs of life. But… Continue reading Let There Be Life!

Prison

Prison seems pretty much like high school. Just saw a commercial on prison members dividing themselves into racial gangs, just like kids did in high school. So… in high school neither the black or white groups wanted a mixed guy. Guess I should remain good and not go to prison? [ELABORATION FOR BERNIE] In prison,… Continue reading Prison

What About Mixed People?

These companies use mitochondrial DNA to trace one’s genetic lineage. So, they take a sample from my mitochondria (which I got from my mom) and compare it to samples that have been taken from mitochondria samples found in their database to match it. Well, my mom’s mom has lots of English and Scottish ancestry. So… Continue reading What About Mixed People?

Racism

Lacey’s story about her first brush with racism in Houston reminds me that they were well intentioned. I am not very hard on such people because my so very white grandmother has made similar comments. Hers was that the neighborhood was suffering from all the crime, the specific example was that my bike was stolen… Continue reading Racism

Black. White.

This show has an interesting concept. Though it smells a bit of people who have never really experienced racism. My mother participated in an anti-racism initiative (she is against it in principle). This particular group was of the opinion that whites could not ever experience racism (by convenient definitions). It troubled her that her children… Continue reading Black. White.

BellSouth vs. Google – Round 1

What about the customers? Companies all too often play chicken. It is the consumers who get screwed. A few years ago, a Sun vs. Microsoft disagreement meant no adequate Java Runtime Environment for the brand new Windows XP personal computers for months. Developers for online classes often tap Java for mini-applications (HTML editors, chat, file… Continue reading BellSouth vs. Google – Round 1