Search Results: however
Politics, Science: · 8 comments
... judge's phrase, "inexact, incomplete, and contradictory". However, it's general consensus that any added risk is small enough that we ...
11 May 2011: Car Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Trunk
Politics: bicycles, cars, lifestyles of the privileged minority, privilege · 4 comments
... in cultural institutions, or any other way, really. I do, however, think four things: Human beings aren't hugely creative about the ways ...
26 May 2009: How Gay Marriage Causes Earthquakes
Politics, Whimsy: California ballot propositions, California politics, lgbt, Love waves, marriage · 38 comments
... Love waves would also dissipate harmlessly in the crust. However, due to California's unique geographic and geological conditions, the ... noise of ordinary tectonic and heterosexual seismicity. However, the effects of sub-seismogenic quantities of gay energy on the water ...
24 Mar 2009: Are Geophysicists Geologists?
Science: disciplinary boundaries, geology, geophysics, scientific culture · 13 comments
... structural geology, sedimentology, or stratigraphy. However, I've picked up the basics of these fields from older kids on the ... and not just creating ugly abstract art. My work does not, however, require that I identify any minerals trickier than feldspar, or touch ...
8 Mar 2009: Kiwi Lime Pie (with Bonus Cocktail)
Food: Actinidiaceae, cocktails, kiwi, pie, recipes, Rutaceae · 13 comments
... for breakfast when it's not smothered in whipped cream. However, if you do whip up some cream or make a meringue topping for your pie, ...
2 Mar 2009: Recent Results in Seismology
Science: academic journals, earthquakes, liquefaction, nonvolcanic tremor, seismology · 1 comment
... fine clay particles will not liquefy during an earthquake. However, it's been very difficult to test this in the field - earthquakes don't ...
27 Jan 2009: Academic Citation
Aimless: · 1 comment
... set out to test X, but something went horribly wrong. However, we have salvaged from the mess a couple of wishy-washy calculations ...
20 Jan 2009: What Does it Mean to “Learn Science”?
Meta, Science, Teaching: edutainment, unfinished drafts · 2 comments
... education from the continuing efforts of so many writers, however. Writers may deal in specifics, talking about a certain animal, paper, ...
15 Dec 2008: Geo-Memeage
Aimless: · 5 comments
... Buckets and buckets of brachiopods! 85. Find gold, however small the flake 86. Find a meteorite fragment 87. Experience a volcanic ...
4 Nov 2008: Evelyn Julia Brumm, Rest in Peace
Aimless: · 8 comments
... is not a proper eulogy; those are hard to write. However. Grandma voted by absentee ballot early last week, before the morphine ...
10 Oct 2008: What Donors Should Choose
Aimless: · 2 comments
... and/or prize drawings for the Donors Choose Challenge. However, Janet has posted a list of individual ScienceBloggers' incentives ...
1 Sep 2008: The Science of Deliciousness
Aimless: · 9 comments
... so Kitchen Mysteries is great for dipping in and out of. However the chapter titles don't always tell you what you'll take away to apply ...
20 Aug 2008: The Igneous Petrology of Ice Cream
Aimless: · 26 comments
... so quickly that the crystals don't have time to grow. However, there's a lot of energy involved in the transition from liquid to ...
19 Jun 2008: Carnival of Space #59
Links: · 2 comments
... terms for us, including an entrenched quirk of usage: However, the familiar solar eclipse should be more correctly referred to as an ...
Aimless: · 7 comments
... about that study, so I'll not summarize it again here. However, there's another paper due out, this time in Earth and Planetary ...
Human Fuzzies: architecture, Arts and Crafts movement, craigslist · 1 comment
... attempts to target my demographic with your Craigslist ad. However. The architectural wing of the Arts and Crafts movement produced a ...
5 May 2008: Tag Clouds for my Papers
Aimless: · 7 comments
... were referenced often enough to appear in the list. However, it fails the squabbling faction test - our archrival colleague Adriano ...
Aimless: · 16 comments
... that are approximately the same age as the failed rift. However, there's not much structural or seismic evidence to support the idea ...
3 Apr 2008: Mud Volcano Tofu
Aimless: · 7 comments
... natural gas from the local mud volcano for yonks. However, methane is odorless and tasteless, and probably exsolved from the ...
12 Feb 2008: Jim Watson, My Racist Corporate Overlord
Aimless: · 32 comments
... purity that might result from the association. I am, however, worried about the effect that Watson's poison might have on this ...
17 Dec 2007: Aaand, the rest of AGU
Science: american geophysical union, underwear · 7 comments
... beers with the guy who has the opposite theory from mine. However, I got a bit of media attention (which also went well), and I am ...
Politics: affirmative action, anti-racism, feminism, let's all preserve the status quo, white liberals who want cookies · 6 comments
... might have to establish a real affirmative action program. However, any time someone tries to claim that their failure to actively ...
28 Nov 2007: It’s “That Time” of the Science
Science: goals, the scientific lifestyle, writing · 6 comments
... but I've made more than zero progress, so that's good. However, I still find myself deeply embedded in thesis-related gloom, so it's ...
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, feminism, gender, impostor syndrome, scientiae, sexism, zombies · 15 comments
... within and that these people probably mean what they say. However, I can never entirely push away the feeling that secretly everyone else ...
20 Oct 2007: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Science: debunking, neuroscience, optical illusions · 77 comments
... given set of signals. Artists and sundry neuroscientists, however, can consciously exploit the assumptions your brain makes about the ...
15 Oct 2007: Whatever Doesn’t Kill Us Will Provide a Nice Soak
Personal, Science: camping, hot springs, Long Valley · 3 comments
... it resumed geysering in 2006. Other hydrothermal sites, however, are less fatal and less closed. Bizarrely, the news that Long ...
23 Sep 2007: I Need Idiotproofing
Personal, Science: grad school, software · 3 comments
... spending much time learning how to use new software. However, the nerdy tools aren't so good at interfacing with the corporate whore ...
Science, Whimsy: google earth, Where on (Google) Earth? · 11 comments
... be considerably easier to find; I give it a fluorite. However, there's plenty of geology to explain; doing so will, as usual, earn ...
4 Jul 2007: Fourth of July: I’m Doin’ It Wrong
Politics: cat macros, fuck the Enlightenment, patriotism · 11 comments
... a democratic nation, which are of course still political. However, they are much more difficult to talk about, because they are more ... doesn't satisfy all the voices in the back of my head. However, I've got a barbecue to go to, and fireworks to watch from a friend's ...
28 Jun 2007: Science World Heritage
Science: dead white men, history of science, world heritage · 1 comment
... of Jungfrau - Aletsch - Bietschhorn. Darwin's house, however, has not been added to the list. The nomination was withdrawn after the ... at the expense of physics and chemistry. They're right. However, I don't want to see UNESCO fetishize the Great Men of Science who made ...
22 Jun 2007: Where on (Google) Earth #20
Science, Whimsy: google earth, Where on (Google) Earth? · 5 comments
... revealed as the 4th or 5th person to find the estuary. However, I am so very excited to have finally upgraded my operating system to ...
11 Apr 2007: Looking for New Earth
Science: extrasolar planets, telescopes · 6 comments
... has deemed it utterly impractical to give them names. However, most of the known exoplanets are inhospitably large and gaseous - like ...
Politics, Science: blog carnivals, peer review, scientiae, sexism · 5 comments
... or whatever, the other two reviewers can balance that out. However, in a highly competitive grant program like the NSF's, you will ...
18 Mar 2007: Iconic Figures: Energy Release by Earthquakes
Science: earthquakes · 10 comments
... ones? The traditional answer is "pretty much, yeah". However, a raft of studies beginning in the 90s showed evidence to the ...
3 Mar 2007: Earthquake Folksonomy
Science, Teaching: earthquakes, lay science · 14 comments
... available to anyone who's lived here long enough). However, I seemed to be the only one who cared; the non-seismologists around me ...
21 Feb 2007: Blocking Mt. Etna
Science: volcanoes, X-treem hazard mitigation · 2 comments
... upcoming footage of mud being squirted high into the air. However, the widespread skepticism prompted John Carpeneter to write to Nature ...
Politics: gender, Hillary Clinton, lazy journalism, sexism · 6 comments
... though I must admit, I expected better from KQED. However, I'm sure it'll be much less subtle on the mainstream network news. I'm ...
20 Oct 2006: Selling Out is Officially Hip
Human Fuzzies: consumerism, words · no comments
... can't expect me to pick up the bloggy slack any time soon. However, I have seen final proof that the word "empowering" means "someone ...
12 Oct 2006: Seismograms from North Korea
Politics, Science: earthquakes, nuclear weapons, seismograms · 4 comments
... different ways of transforming that into a weapon yield. However, I'm beginning to worry that I'll never publish this post, so I'll put ...
25 Aug 2006: Am I an Old Fart?
Teaching, Whimsy: college mindset, old fogeyism · 9 comments
... of the student body!1! jibberjabber to a minimum. However, my college professor uncle forwarded this year's list of things that ...
11 Aug 2006: Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Months in Advance
Science: hazard mitigation, volcanoes · 12 comments
... of a new eruption beginning. This earthquake analysis, however, is able to tell the difference. Although the study used a catalog ... makes it difficult is that you need a shitload of data. However, Mt. Etna is covered by a dense seismic network, and generates lots of ...
4 Feb 2006: Easy glide
Human Fuzzies: queerness, swear words · no comments
... Mountain, the traumatic Other is queer love/assfucking. However, it is not simply that the Lady isn't real, that she doesn't really ...
19 Dec 2005: Happy Whatever
Politics: atheism, Christmas, holidays, religion, secularism, thanksgiving · 6 comments
... an expletive, no to the actual big-C Christian religion. However, last I checked, the word "secular" meant "nonreligious", not ...
26 Oct 2005: How Homosexuality Hurts You
Politics, Science: queerness, smart-assery, yeast · 3 comments
... in which the majority genotype is the predicted offspring. However, instead of the classic a-alpha sexual cycle, the majority outbreak ...
14 Oct 2005: Medium Viscosity Fluid Mechanicians Win Ig Nobel
Science: crackpots · 3 comments
... has a viscosity of 1.0x10^-3 Pa s. It should be noted however that (ignoring superfluidity) it is close to the geometric mean of the ...
21 Sep 2005: Things, Awesome and Otherwise
Links: bioluminescence, flags, genetic engineering, glow in the dark, Hans Island · no comments
... in a joint statement after the meeting. They agreed, however, to stop the two nations' habit of dispatching their navies to invade ...
16 Sep 2005: Friday iTunes iChing
Human Fuzzies: academic politics, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests · no comments
... As you can see from the innocent jigs on the Inside, however, I have no opinion of my own and merely hope that things turn out well ...
13 Sep 2005: The Devil Is In
Aimless, Meta, Personal: beer, blogtinkery, en français, Internet friends, pirates · 3 comments
... up a couple of new themes, one of which is about pirates. However, it is not yet filtered into pirate-speech. I'd say that I'm workin' on ...
30 Aug 2005: Piles of Minute Aggravations
Personal: cars, grad school, i hate everything · 2 comments
... you squint a bit, the window has a bay view. I do not, however, have a key to said office. I'm supposed to get one, someday, ...
24 Jul 2005: A Distribution of Props
Personal: pie, thanksgiving, travelogue · 4 comments
... certifiably security-threatening backpack: Four props. However, I remain dourly convinced that I would have been convincingly harassed ...
22 Jul 2005: Friday Roch blogging: multilingual edition
Human Fuzzies: guest posts, hockey, rock blogging · no comments
... well-written; all the letters responding to the reviews, however, ...
11 Jul 2005: What I’m Saving for Marriage
Personal: cohabitation, marriage, relationships · 2 comments
... down by the academic two-body problem, because, well, bah. However, I've realized that there is, indeed, a world of difference between an ...
9 Jul 2005: Medical things I do not know answers to
Science: guest posts, medicine · 9 comments
... weird medical facts, most of which I forget. I now know, however, that the spleen ruptures easily because it's got a sort of open ...
24 Jun 2005: Friday Hangover Blogging
Personal: search requests · 4 comments
... use corn on the cob No random ten for you today, nyah! However, I note in passing that it is fully legal in the state of California to ...
12 Jun 2005: Chronology
Personal, Politics: fashion, feminism, plumbers, sexism · 9 comments
... women in skilled trades were probably not very convincing. However, my looks of polite horror when the one plumber started going on about ...
11 Mar 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Granite
Science: granite, igneous rocks, porphyry, rock blogging · 13 comments
... Friday Fossil Blogging is a step in the right direction, however, True Justice demands Friday Rock Blogging! And we are not ones to ...
Links: quizzes · 6 comments
... itself around my shoulders. It's very comforting. However, not to be missed is that Mount St. Helens is at it again. Check the ...
6 Mar 2005: Diesel and Boobies
Meta, Personal: blogtinkery, cars, wordpress themes · 2 comments
... it's from 1983, has a salvage title, and is ugly as sin. However, it does run on diesel, which means it could theoretically run on ...
23 Feb 2005: Gender Blogrolls Quick Post
Meta: blogroll, gender · no comments
... are all the earth science bloggers?" - but not today.) However, all the cool kids have been analyzing their blogrolls lately, so: My ...
15 Feb 2005: How to Ward Off Rapists
Politics, Whimsy: rape, satire · 8 comments
... in vampire awareness programs has been widely criticized. However, the consensus view among experts is that such things as Bibles and ...
26 Jan 2005: Fantasy Cabinet: Education Edition
Politics, Whimsy: crackpots, fantasy politics, homophobia, time cube · no comments
... to bring Nature's Harmonic Time Cube into schools. However, he is running into problems with the NEA: Dumb ass teachers fear ...
2 Dec 2004: Thanksgiving Food Review
Food, Personal: cranberry sauce, pie, recipes, thanksgiving · 4 comments
... delicious bird, and I'm still hung up on the turducken. However, a pit roasted duck-in-a-turkey-in-a-lamb would surpass everything, ...
14 Nov 2004: Two-Buck Chuck Will Rise Again
Human Fuzzies: reviews of stuff, wine · 9 comments
... of poison berry and vinegar, with a sour, tannic finish. However, if you are careful to avoid touching the tip or side of your tongue to ...
7 Nov 2004: Someone Moulders
Meta: fan mail, penises · 2 comments
... the canonical phallocontext, isn't it? However I think a Norwegian atlas might be missing vital cultural detail. ...
2 Nov 2004: Election Surprise: Squid!
Personal, Politics: · 2 comments
... is probably not enough to stave off this cold. However I'll be damned if I forego the chance to suffer/rejoice with ...
31 Oct 2004: Sample Ballot II: Initiatives Ahoy!
Politics: · 2 comments
... their opposition into Libertarian candidate Bob New! Eeek! However shall I choose? State Assembly, 44th District: Carol Liu I live in a ... idea, but I'd rather not tie our legislators' hands to it. However, I won't cry if this passes. Proposition 61: Children's Hospitals, Pie, ...
13 Sep 2004: No Vegetables for the Poor
Politics: classism, USDA, welfare · 2 comments
... some lactose intolerant persons can tolerate cheese. However, neither of my two lactose intolerant roommates were able to do so, and ...
31 Aug 2004: On What Grounds Is This Legal?
Politics: · 2 comments
... but I'm open to less sophisticated legal arguments. However, the entire contents of those memos will need to be redacted - for ...
13 Aug 2004: I Smell a Thesis
Science: · 1 comment
... to be counted against a geologist's professional gravitas. However, I don't find the article particularly convincing, for a variety of ...
25 Jul 2004: Education Reform Blah Blah
Politics: · 2 comments
... wasn't rotting. [...] Improving local school governance, however, isn't something Washington can really do directly. I have a friend ...
17 Jul 2004: I’m a Cushion
Whimsy: furniture, quizzes · no comments
... between cushions and mirrors. The SKYAR floor lamp, however, has a special aura that tends to cause any cushion in the vicinity to ...
13 Jul 2004: Memo to the Guy in the Escalade
Human Fuzzies, Personal: cars, driving, etiquette, SUVs · no comments
... is directly aligned with the middle pump. Please note, however, that most modern gas pumps are equipped with hoses of adequate length ...
15 Apr 2004: Oh Boy an Earthquake!
Science: · 10 comments
... by some research teams will take time. Other teams, however, accepted it easily." Dude that is so last decade! Chaos theory hasn't ...
7 Mar 2004: Investing With Your Values
Human Fuzzies: book reviews, investing, money, socially responsible investment · 3 comments
... between ethical investments and quantum physics. They do, however, use the phrase "evolutionary dance" more than once. There's no ...
24 Feb 2004: Petty Consumer Activism
Politics: advertising, Food and Drug Administration, funny, open letters, sexism, soup · 6 comments
... Waldo? shaped pasta - hooray for convenient comfort foods! However, I was quite irritated when I turned the can around to find that claims ...
25 Jan 2004: Sweet Potato Soup
Food: Convolvulaceae, mushrooms, recipes, soup, sweet potatoes, tomatoes · no comments
... the tomato is not to be repeated. The mushrooms, however, are worth experimenting with; the soup as is could really use some ...
29 Dec 2003: Broken
Meta: · no comments
... don't like to apologize for being dull on the internet. However, I briefly thought of berating you, Dearest Reader, for being dull and ...
31 Oct 2003: Tricky Treats
Personal: candy, halloween, kids today, pumpkin · 1 comment
... should have been top priority all along. Our pumpkins, however, are awesome. The one is continuously vomiting fluorescent water. ...
12 Aug 2003: Recall Candidate Blogs
Politics: · no comments
... County Recorders are not on efficient speaking terms. However, this doesn't seem like a serious barrier to any candidate with real ...
10 Aug 2003: D’OH! System halt.
Meta: · no comments
... world-writable script it sees. Which is fine and sensible; however, Movable Type as I have it set up likes to output world-writable files, ...
8 Apr 2003: E-I-E-I-O
Personal: garage sales, grades, Los Angeles · no comments
... to give well past the end of the grading period). First, however, I will spend some time running around like a chicken with its head ... be quite so much of a problem; but I didn't. I did, however, acquire a nice pair of shoes and a large cast iron skillet for the ...
5 Mar 2003: Orders of Magnitude
Personal: · 1 comment
... in 21 years of living in this family. It was impressive. However, I must insist that when I die, my funeral procession should be an ...
4 Feb 2003: Uh-Oh
Personal: · 1 comment
... like this happened, my power supply turned to slag. However, I have learned to my delight that teaching at a low-income school will ...
23 Dec 2002: Holiday Someones
Meta: elves, fan mail, hobbits, pants, sewing · 6 comments
... pet that also helped you not have to do laundry so often. However, their memory will live on, as I used bits off their legs to fix ...
28 Sep 2002: Phone Books
Human Fuzzies, Personal: · no comments
... the internet has all the important phone numbers anyway. However, if you actually need a phone book—let's say you have gone to see ...
5 Sep 2002: Someone’s All Wet
Meta: · 2 comments
... No cookie. See? That's discipline! Deserts love cookies. However, there's a problem: it's not humid. My nose isn't full of crusty bloody ...
5 Aug 2002: Sock Rebuttal
Whimsy: laundry, socks · 2 comments
... is inside, and which is outside This is true, sort of. However, it also indicates a poor choice of sock, or possibly a poor choice of ...
9 Jun 2002: Morbid Fascination
Uncategorized: guest posts · no comments
... crushed into a bloody, bone-shard-shredded pulp. I have, however, speculated upon other ways in which I am likely to go: 1. Curiosity. ...
14 May 2002: E-Mail Tips and Tricks
Whimsy: · no comments
... derogatory remarks about my mother. A Kirlian photograph, however, revealed a purple outline of a leaf, including a part that had been ...
7 Apr 2002: Review Time!
Human Fuzzies: reviews of stuff, writing · 5 comments
... the background is olive green - we approve of olive green. However, upon closer inspection, the main window has a small but irritating ...
31 Mar 2002: Catching Up with Someone
Meta, Whimsy: · 8 comments
... do about it... but otherwise you're shit outta luck. However, this blog looks like a gleaming kitchen appliance in lynx, which runs ...
24 Mar 2002: Domestic Manners of the Americans
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
... few of the comforts of life as possible. We slept soundly however, and rose in the hope of soon changing our mortar-smelling quarters for ...
14 Mar 2002: New Toy!
Meta: blogtinkery · 3 comments
... anything pretty or working for at least a week. I will, however, think a few thoughts about general design issues. I threw this place ...
18 Feb 2002: Guerilla Feminism
Politics: feminism, gender, sexism, stereotypes · no comments
... aisle and the outdoor robots in another, have your layout however you want, but there's no need to humiliate the one boy who happens to ...
27 Jan 2002: Dear Jack,
Whimsy: · no comments
... see more of them in advertising, so keep up the good work. However, I was disappointed to find that your web site offers no way to ...
4 Jan 2002: The Boring State
Personal: amtrak, crap towns, grain elevators, journey west, land of enchantment, salvage yards, trains, travelogue, useless information · no comments
... as feasible on the way to places people want to go. However, the American one - at least west of the Mississippi - is meant ...
25 Sep 2001: nonsense words
Aimless: · no comments
... towards real and meaningful action outside blogland. However, it goes deeper than that; the flaw is also connected to their ... own blogs before examining the splinter in others. I, however, only gently prod other bloggers to notice problems which I have ...