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Comment Moderation Turned On

I’m sorry I’ve reached the point where I feel this is best, but I’ve turned on the comment moderation function for the blog. I’ve had to do so because I’ve been getting a number of terrible racist comments of late. 

I favor an open approach to comments and I hope the good folks who comment here will take no offense. I’m sometimes away from the blog for a number of hours and there are just some things I can’t have up at my small corner of the internet.

Almost all spam to the blog is caught by the system set up by WordPress. I can’t say enough good about WordPress.  

I will approve the great majority of comments I get here. So if you don’t see your comment right away, please just give me some time. 

It’s only your proverbial few bad apples that have made me turn on the comment moderation after almost three years writing this blog. Hopefully, I’ll be able to turn it off soon enough.

Below—Mean nasty commentors—represented by bad apple—being eaten up by comment moderation— as represented by stinging bees.  

Here are many facts about apples from the University of Illinois.

Here are facts about bees.

 

March 23, 2009 Posted by | Blogging | , , , , | 8 Comments

Honey Bees Can Count To Four

Scientists in Australia have discovered that honey bees have the ability to count to four. From the Australian newspaper The Age—-

HONEY bees can be trained to count up to four, Queensland researchers have found. They say their research has shown that bees, which live for a month, can learn colours and smells and be trained to fly through complicated mazes. One experiment showed the bees can be trained to differentiate between up to four separate landmarks before becoming confused. Beyond four they searched equally at all the landmarks, as if they couldn’t tell which one it was,” Professor Mandyam Srinivasan, of the University of Queensland’s Brain Research Institute, said yesterday. Previous analogous studies had shown bees could store details of three separate locations of pollen-laden flowers in a “diary”. “However, we were looking purely at sequential counting, whereas they were looking more at how many different items a bee could remember,” he said. The research probed the capacity of a creature with a tiny brain, Professor Srinivasan said. The bee brain is about the size of a sesame seed, but research has shown it has many of the traits of the human brain, including complex behaviour such as advanced memory and learning.”

I did not know bees lived only one month. I’m sorry about that though I guess it is how it is meant to work. Still, I’m glad I’m not a bee.

Here are some facts about the honey bee.

November 8, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment