Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wakiki Beach

This is a view of Wakiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. I took it from LuLu's Surf Club where I was eating fish tacos and drinking Hawaiian beer. (The fish tacos were horrible. The beer was acceptable.)

I took a few more photos of the beach while we were strolling along the path behind the beach. It was a beautiful day with temperatures hovering around 28°. We stayed in a hotel a few blocks away 'cause we couldn't afford the big hotels that were right on the beach.




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  1. Non beach related, but you may enjoy this paper:

    "On the immortality of television sets: “function” in the human genome according to the evolution-free gospel of ENCODE"

    http://gbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/02/20/gbe.evt028.short?rss=1

    "The ENCODE results were predicted by one of its authors to necessitate the rewriting of textbooks. We agree, many textbooks dealing with marketing, mass-media hype, and public relations may well have to be rewritten."

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    1. Dan Graur sent me the manuscript a few days ago. Since then there's been a lot of discussion via email and listserves. I'll have more to say in a few days.

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    2. http://gbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/02/20/gbe.evt028.short?rss=1

      "The ENCODE results were predicted by one of its authors to necessitate the rewriting of textbooks. We agree, many textbooks dealing with marketing, mass-media hype, and public relations may well have to be rewritten."

      Hol.. ee.. shit...

      How I wish I'd written that.

      I can't wait to see what Klinghitler writes about this at ENV.

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  2. I see the entire paper is free, not just the abstract. And I'm reminded of the old saying (source?) "Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind, but sometimes you have to be cruel to be even more cruel".

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  3. It's a great analysis. I wrote about it on Sci Am Blogs: http://tinyurl.com/bzx3wah

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    1. I'm not going to register at SciAm, I have too many passwords.

      It's a great article. Thanks for writing it. But I cringe whenever I read sentences like:

      there’s lots of the sequences that are transcribed

      There ARE lots of sequences.

      My pet peeve right there.

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  4. Perhaps the Royal Grove (beloved of Canadian snowbirds)?

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  5. A fine quartz sand beach on a wholly basaltic island with some natural limestone sand patches. Apparently it was shipped in from Oregon and Australia.

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