I found this via Consumerist.
Some commercials are stupid. The iPhone commercial (seen below) that shows a pilot telling the tale of the time he saved the day by checking the weather with his iPhone is one of them.
Salon tells us that the pilot is a real first officer with a major U.S. carrier. His name is Bryce Watson. His heavily edited story is at best only partially true. The trouble is that the commercial is so painfully silly that its already produced an almost certainly fictitious internet tall tale that we’re certain will be forwarded to your inbox for years to come…
Read the original Salon article.
Voote.com has a couple of polls open of interest:
Poll for Hottest Female TV Geek
Poll for Hottest Male TV Geek
How does ‘Ugly Better” fare better than ‘Samantha Carter’?
According to a group of mathematicians, it may be possible to create devices with internal tunnels that are invisible to detection by electromagnetic waves—wormholes, in a sense. The group discusses the idea in a paper published in the October 29 online edition of Physical Review Letters.
Here’s the abstract:
We describe new configurations of electromagnetic (EM) material parameters, the electric permittivity epsilon and magnetic permeability µ, which allow one to construct devices that function as invisible tunnels. These allow EM wave propagation between the regions at the two ends of a tunnel, but the tunnels themselves and the regions they enclose are not detectable to lateral EM observations.
Such devices act as wormholes with respect to Maxwell’s equations and effectively change the topology of space vis-à-vis EM wave propagation. We suggest several applications, including devices behaving as virtual magnetic monopoles, invisible cables, and scopes for MRI-assisted surgery.
Here’s a link to Physorg with a great synopsis and assessment.
Great Cyan colors here…
And this one below is a really good Sailor Moon.