Just for fun:
Happy Waffle Day!
This holiday originated in Sweden. It is called Våffeldagen. The holiday coincides with the Feast of the Annunciation. This day was also considered the start of spring in Sweden and Europe. It became a custom for Swedish families to celebrate the two events by making waffles on this day.
Camouflage your Beer Can
Random Good Stuff
Want to enjoy some suds in the park or in an area where they frown upon the consumption of beer? Don’t want to pay the inflated prices for a cold beer at the beach? Well now you can enjoy your brews and nobody will be the wiser.
Dog Fur Reveals Mercury Pollution
A sled dog’s thick fur coat may do more than protect it from inclement weather: Scientists say it can be used to detect mercury contamination in the environment — and possibly even in humans.
Doctors Outline Policy To Prevent Genetic Discrimination
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released a policy document which they believe should be integral to new laws designed to protect against genetic discrimination in employment and insurance.
Polar bears will destroy the American way of life
The real threat isn’t a changing climate upsetting the foundation of human civilization. The real threat is polar bears:
Android port turns phones into webservers
Webtide has announced a port of its open source Jetty webserver to the Android mobile phone platform.
Accidental Wi-Fi access still a criminal offense in Maryland
If you’re sitting on a coffee shop patio with your laptop, and you find out later that you happen to be accessing the Wi-Fi from the attorney’s office upstairs by accident, should you go to prison? A Maryland legislator says no, but his bill is facing opposition.
Will You Standardize the @#$%! Chargers Please
Stop the charger insanity for all these mobiles and mobile accessories!
Why Apple fans hate tech reporters
On hot-button issues — the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the Mac-PC divide — we’re quick to see bias in even the most objective news.
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LA-LA Land Records presents BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON THREE, the original soundtrack from the gritty third season of Sci Fi Channel’s television series starring Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff.
Composer Bear McCreary’s score continues his groundbreaking tradition, ingeniously melding orchestra, vocals, rock, world-beats and synth into an emotional, soul-stirring experience. Features McCreary’s amazing new cover of the classic song “All Along The Watchtower”, showcased in the Season 3 Finale and performed by BT4.
Read the full review on Sci-Fi Wire.
- A Distant Sadness From “OCCUPATION” (2:50)
Featuring Raya Yarbrough, vocals
- Precipice From “Precipice” (4:52)
- Admiral and Commander From “Exodus, Parts I and
- Storming New Caprica From “Exodus, Part II”
- Refugees Return From “Exodus, Part II” (3:43)
- Wayward Soldier From “Hero” (4:17)
- Violence and Variations From “Unfinished
- The Dance From “Unfinished Business” (2:33)
- Adama Falls From “Unfinished Business” (1:43)
- Under the Wing From “Maelstrom” (1:16)
- Battlestar Sonatica From “Torn” (4:44)
Performed by Bear McCreary, piano
- Fight Night From “Unfinished Business” (2:27)
- Kat’s Sacrifice From “The Passage” (2:46)
- Someone to Trust From “Taking a Break From All
Your Worries” (3:09)
- The Temple of Five From “The Eye of Jupiter”
- Dirty Hands From “Dirty Hands” (3:32)
- Gentle Execution From “Exodus, Part II”
- Mandala in the Clouds From “Maelstrom” (4:07)
- Deathbed and Maelstrom From “Maelstrom” (5:53)
- Heeding the Call From “Crossroads, Part II”
- All Along the Watchtower From “Crossroads, Part
TOTAL TIME: 79:12
Here is a map of the area covered by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on their Apollo 11 moon walks. It overlays onto on a soccer pitch for comparison purposes.
Here’s another version of the map, superimposed on a baseball diamond.
One might think that perhaps it doesn’t cover much area because the aircraft hangar they were filming it in is only so large.
[Via Strange Maps]
In the run far far away department…
Variety is reporting that a new Dune project is out to writers, with the producers looking for a faithful adaptation of the Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning book. The filmmakers consider its theme of finite ecological resources particularly timely. Paramount envisions the project as a tentpole film.
This has got to be one of the tougher book adaptations possible. So please for the love of all that’s holy, just leave Sci-Fi Channel’s attempts at the foot of Herbert’s grave and leave well enough alone.