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Quotes of the Day - M. Cartmill - "As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."
strangehorizons.org - Strange Horizons Fiction: Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs, by Leonard Richardson - Shared by Audrey Fabulous.
Boing Boing - Google's new data-center cools with weather prediction, not electricity - Google new Belgian data-center uses weather prediction to save energy, shifting work to cooler centers when the mercury rises, rather than using energy-sucking electric coolers. Google has taken the strategy to the next level. Rather than using chil[...]
The Red Ferret Journal - Graphene - from the humble pencil to the strongest material in the universe? - They're calling Graphene the strongest material in the universe, and it's hard to argue with the figures. It can be made into [...] 155 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
Coolbuzz - Continue Time clock - A flexible timepiece - The Continue Time clock devised by Sander Mulder Studio is an ultimate replacement for all the broken tick-tocks awaiting replacement lying in your attic. Contrary to traditional clocks, the new neatly designed contraption has three pointers on the c[...]
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - Use iCal to tweet automatically - Filed under: Software, Features, How-tos, Tips and tricks, Internet Tools, AppleScriptRecently, the question came up of how to automatically "tweet" a birthday message to a friend or loved one on their special day. After thinking on this question for[...]
Bad Astronomy - APOLLO LANDING SITES IMAGED BY LRO! - This is so so so freaking cool: the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken pictures of the Apollo landing sites! Holy Haleakala! LM diagram from Wikipedia That's EXACTLY how I pictured it would look. That picture shows the lower half of the Lunar [...]
USB Powered Gadgets and more.. - GetUSB Dealz: 1TB USB Hard Drive - $99 - I remember buying the first CD-R blanks for $35. I remember buying 128MB USB sticks for $45. I will now bookmark [in my memory] when I bought a 1TB USB hard drive for $99. Crazy how times have changed. Not only[...]
Seattlest - We're Out Scalping Light Rail Tickets Today... - "Yes, you can board a train here" courtesy of Seattlest's own James Callan, ladies and gentlemen! Over the weekend and again this morning, a bug has been affecting Link light rail's ticketing system, telling aggrieved would-be riders no soup for you [...]
Boing Boing - UK National Portrait Gallery threatens Wikipedia over scans of its public domain art - Britain's National Portrait Gallery is threatening to sue Wikipedia for including some of its high-rez scans of public domain portraits. In Britain, copyright law apparently gives a new copyright to someone who produces an image full of public domain[...]
Boing Boing - Ink Calendar: paper that uses capillary action to fill in one day's number at a time - Oscar Diaz's Ink Calendar uses capillary action to suck ink across the numbers embossed on the page, one day at a time, gradually coloring itself in over the month. So cool. Ink Calendar by Oscar Diaz (via Cribcandy)