Friday, May 29, 2009
President Obama has made Internet-enabled government transparency a cornerstone of his administration, but there hasn't been much talk about the information technology needed to pull it off.
Well, the time has come. The White House's vision for transparency is clouded with numerous technological hurdles, and agencies right now are making decisions that will determine whether this effort makes government more open or becomes another costly federal IT blunder.
Definition of Boondoggle
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Physicists collide with Austria over Cern pullout
Austria to quit CERN particle physics laboratory
Austria opts back into Cern, Big Science survives
Austrian scientists happy over CERN U-turn
Matter and Antimatter, Angels and Demons
CERN's Collaborative Management Model
A couple of items from Herescope - THE MATHEMATICS OF THE MECHANICS
Mathematics emerged into scientific prominence during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through men such as Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), and Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), who employed mathematics to better understand and give description to God’s majestic universe.
They believed that God had supernaturally created the universe and continued to providentially preserve it, and through mathematics they were able to describe how through natural laws God governed the universe. The acknowledged progression was natural laws derived from supernatural acts. This understanding that God created and maintains the universe by His sovereign working through supernatural power and natural laws is fundamental to the Christian faith.
When the theologian says that “the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever,” this is an all-inclusive statement. Mathematics is but a tool that man can employ to help him understand and describe the physical world. When divorced from God, man becomes divorced from the source of reality; he becomes lost amidst the universe, with his ultimate demise being assured. All men, mathematicians included, who reject God will see their worlds crumble and come at last to nothing. Thus Laplace on his deathbed was forced to admit that in the end, “Man follows only phantoms.” While mathematics aids in describing the universe in which we live, mathematics cannot account for the existence of it. After all, why is there something and not nothing? But those who choose to follow the God of the Bible will find that beyond human calculations there is a solid foundation that will stand for all eternity, the Lord Jesus Christ. Through the study and application of mathematics, the natural revelation of the wonders of God’s creative and sovereign power ought to humble us before His majesty.
"The Spiritualization of Science, Technology, and Education in a One-World Society"
"And is it not obvious that, just as it is a crime to disturb the peace when truth reigns, it is also a crime to remain at peace when the truth is being destroyed?" Blaise Pascal
Dire consequences for all of us per Pres. Obama's speech-- "PROLONGED DETENTION" - "Preventative Imprisonment" --FOR A POSSIBLE FUTURE CRIME!? (Remember Fr. Weslin at ND?)
"And so, going forward, my administration will work with Congress to develop an appropriate legal regime so that our efforts are consistent with our values and our Constitution."
Pay attention to the entire speech...(MY DISCLAIMER: While, I know he is speaking about GITMO...and terrorists...let US NOT forget the DHS -"Right-wing Extremist" Memo!)
Barack Obama CAUGHT Contradicting Himself
The President's Transcript
And...REMEMBER this ONE! The radio interview on the Constitution!