Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So, I think Richard Dawkins has finally erased his debt to me

(his debt for being such a prick)

Richard Dawkins calls for arrest of Pope Benedict XVI

(What does it is really that, plus this:

Richard Dawkins: I greatly admire Lynn Margulis's sheer courage and stamina in sticking by the endosymbiosis theory, and carrying it through from being an unorthodoxy to an orthodoxy. I'm referring to the theory that the eukaryotic cell is a symbiotic union of primitive prokaryotic cells. This is one of the great achievements of twentieth-century evolutionary biology, and I greatly admire her for it.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

You will hope you have Neanderthal Genes.

Steven Mithen (2006) proposes that the Neanderthals had an elaborate proto-linguistic system of communication which was more musical than modern human language, and which predated the separation of language and music into two separate modes of cognition.[67]

(From Neanderthal Language)

I blush with pride and rememb'rance

Austin found this post from 2004. He and I worked on this game back in the early '90's. This error, which I put in, is from a Hole song. I was sure it had been removed before we shipped. It hadn't.

>Hi, I'm trying to run the DOS version of Flight Unlimited 1
>under Windows Me. I have installed the patch (from Avsim), but
>I get a page fault after the loading screens every time I try
>to run the game. The exact error message is:
>[i]Flight Unlimited vF2.4S has CRASHED.
>(Someday you will ache like I ache.)
>Page fault
>EAX: 00000000 EBX: fe000000 ECX: 3f5f8000 EDX: 00000003 TXT: 00000207
>ESI: 0000000e EDI: d01e0000 EBP: 847f1498 ESP: 848ebe40 DTA: 0000020f
>EIP: 8475726f ERR: 00000006 EFL: 00010216 EXC: 0000000e EMN: 846d583c
>CS: 0207 DS: 020f ES: 020f FS: 0000 GS: 02cf SS: 020f

That's a uniquely phrased error message. ;-)
Can't say as I've ever seen one like that before.