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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sunspots 410

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Humor: (or something) A truly amazing card trick. (A video, lasting 90 seconds or so.)

Health: (or something) I have learned a new term, benevolent sexism, from an article in Prevention.

Science: The Independent reports on the great variety of planets orbiting stars other than our own sun. A couple of them apparently have a density less than that of styrofoam, to name one bizarre possibility.

Sports: Congratulations to Vivian Stringer, coach of the Rutgers Women's Basketball team, on her 900th win.

Politics:  (and computing) Wired takes on the thorny issue of who owns devices such as a cell phone. Legally, it usually isn't the person paying for it.

Computing: Google Reader has announced that it's going away. (I have used it a lot for several years.) Gizmo's Freeware has an article on 6 free alternatives. I'm going with Feedly, but there are others. (P. S. I can't seem to get Blogger to remove the bold from this item, no matter what I do to the HTML. Sigh.)

Christianity: Ken Schenck, who ought to know, posted "Ten Common Mistakes about the New Testament." He then got rebutted, by Weekend Fisher. A most interesting conversation.

An interesting post -- a Bible study -- on the question "Can The Devil Influence The Spirit Through Music?"

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Weekend Fisher said...

Hi Martin

Thank you for the link.

I don't know that "rebuttal" is exactly what I'm doing in my comments on Mr Schenck's piece, so much as a "perspective check".

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

Martin LaBar said...

As usual, your wording is more careful, and accurate, than mine.


atlibertytosay said...

Thanks for linking to the article on

As for the bold.

It's because you copied and pasted maybe?

Blogger has a strange bug with this where it will refuse to format something. You'd have to redo the whole post to correct it.

You may also want to try removing the bold or strong tag through firefox or chrome - sometimes it's an issue with the CSS Style Sheet syntax.

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks, atlibertytosay.

I write in BlueGriffon, an HTML editor, and the problems with that piece of post started there. I'm not sure why. I've been using that program for years.

I could find nothing in the HTML source view of either BlueGriffon or Blogger, and I was too lazy to re-write the post.