It’s March Madness in the United States where eyes are glued to the TV and to their brackets of predicted winners in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
The Get Lost Podcast site has their own version of a bracket with the men and women babes of the Lost case.
Make your opinion heard and vote.
The figures at DistroWatch.com indicate that Ubuntu’s popularity has soared and is dominating interest in recent months, also appears about to take overall lead for a 12 month period.
Here’s the facts and figures.
Hot Damn! Sometimes I love this world I live in today. Where else can you find a fellow wearing a Darth Vader mask playing the Star Wars theme on bagpipes besides Youtube?
I always like seeing the different objects that the electrical build-up in a storm can find to discharge through, especially cloud to cloud lightning. This one below by Flickr user Yorri¢k is reallY cool but isn’t all that rare; since it’s over water it’s probably just as likely to find an opposite charge within some other portion of the cloud than it is over a body of water.
But I do really like how it appears to originally be attracted to the water on the right or the ship on the water when the greater difference was found in the other end of the cloud and changed directions. Nice ‘smiley’.
Wikipedia has an excellent cloud to cloud lightning photo as well, thought it’s ‘flattened’ on the underside of the clouds.
Here’s a nice long anecdote of a politically incorrect joke on rec.humor.funny usenet group in the 1980′s that put it on the map and raised the ire of several universities to make it one of the first to be banned.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian Glendenning)
Radio Astronomy, University of Toronto
( rec.humor, rec_humor_cull, racist (mildly), chuckle)
(Relayed From prabhu@mitisft)
A Scotsman and a Jew went to a restaurant. After a hearty meal, the waitress came by with the inevitable check. To the amazement of all, the Scotsman was heard to say, “I’ll pay it!” and he actually did.
The next morning’s newspaper carried the news item:
“JEWISH VENTRILOQUIST FOUND MURDERED IN BLIND ALLEY.”