Archive for April 9, 2009

Ancient Mariner: Amazon Review

Posted: April 9, 2009 by datechguy in amazon reviews
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My review of Ken McGoogan’s book Ancient Mariner is available at Amazon.com here.

This proves that I do review things that have nothing to do with doctor who. I’ll likely have at least two more book reviews to do by the end of next week. Once lent is done then perhaps I’ll have a new Doctor Who or two to review.

…I’m not going to excerpt it just go and read it. This explains why he is employed to write and I am not.

My Notre Dame’s Kryten moment

Posted: April 9, 2009 by datechguy in catholic
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I was looking at some Notre Dame stories today and found this quote concerning the college:

“We have a much more challenging mission than most universities. Most universities strive simply to be excellent educational institutions by the accepted standards of the profession. We do this at Notre Dame, and we have had great success. But we also foster and celebrate a distinctive mission to be a Catholic university, inspired and guided by a great spiritual tradition.”

If you want to find out who owns this inspired quote affirming the importance of the Catholic identity of Notre Dame click here.

Then as quick as you can click here to get the Kryten out of your system.

Pirates…the rest of the story.

Posted: April 9, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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Glenn Reynolds talks about the Pirate situation and notes something:

Funny that nation-states successfully suppressed pirates for years without such troubles, suggesting that the law has not exactly “progressed” in this area.

The problem is the law has progressed. Until the mid 1800’s or so pirates taken in the act on the high seas could be hanged at once without further trial. Remember the Royal Navy has ordered its ships to avoid detaining pirates because they were afraid of violating their human rights.

Expect more of this unless it is treated harshly.