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Month: May 2008


Is coming home to find a bunch of hatchling spiders dangling in the branches of the forked sundew in the carnivorous plants terrarium. I didn’t get a picture, since my digital camera seems to be dead, but the hatchlings looked more or less like this: And the sundew looked like this: only with more branches.

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Bullseye endgame

It occurred to me yesterday that the contest between Obama and Clinton for the Democratic nomination has turned into a bullseye endgame. This is something that happens when Paul and I play real pub darts (you know, the pointy metal kind)*. We’re playing Cricket. Player 1 is lower in points, and has closed off all the numbers. Player 2 is higher in points, and has closed off everything except the bullseye. So what happens is that the conclusion is almost certain — the only way Player 1 can win is by hitting the bullseye four times before Player 2 can…

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