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Archive for June 1st, 2009

A Short Political Quiz

Monday, June 1st, 2009

According to Pew, about half the people who have taken this short quiz on current political news have only gotten more than half the questions right. I’m a political nerd, I got 12 out of 12 correct, without looking anything up.

Here are some more breakdowns, Men average just over 50%, women 35%

People under 30 scored a very poor 28%.

Yes, I know, the profile of those who scored the worst is the closest to the average profile for an Obama voter.

Monday Book Pick – The Peshawar Lancers

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The Peshawar Lancers by S.M. Stirling

A fine example of the alternate history sub-genre of Science Fiction. The change in history occurred in 1878, when a series of asteroid strikes caused a “nuclear winter” effect. As a new Ice Age quickly over ran Europe, the British Empire relocated their seat of power to Imperial India. It’s a “rousing good adventure”, complete with Airships and large, steam powered mechanical Difference Engine type computing devices.

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