Sea Turtles’ Mystery Hideout Revealed

From Live Science -

Once sea-turtle hatchlings hit the surf, they vanish for up to five years. Where the half-dollar-size tots spend these “lost years” while ballooning to the size of dinner plates has been a mystery, until now.

This has been a mystery for over 50 years, turns out the scientists have learned a few surprising things about these little buggers when they hit the open ocean. Well, I guess it’s surprising to the scientists, not surprising to me, just curious.

Here’s the article.


Geeknews Roundup: 9/20/07

News and Coffee in the morning
DNA barcoding: from fruit-flies to puffer fish
Terra Daily
Hundreds of experts in DNA barcoding meet in Taiwan next week for a major conference on this young, cutting-edge science which could have wide-ranging implications for health and the environment.

EU Proposes Bailout of Galileo Sat Nav Project
Beta News
Galileo, once billed as a potential rival to the US Department of Defense’s GPS system, is now facing serious issues following disagreements over the development of the system by eight companies tasked with its build-out.

Video: The fate of Moore?s Law
Watch the video. Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum, Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder and the Moore in Moore?s Law gives his law 10 to 15 years before it hits the wall.

Metal Gear Solid Online Trailer
Game Trailers
Finally, a trailer for Metal Gear Online. “I need backup!”, “I got you covered”.

GNOME 2.20 Released
The improvements in GNOME 2.20 include: Improved support for right-to-left languages; desktop search integrated into the file chooser dialog; convenient new features in the Evolution email and calendar client; enhanced browsing of image collections; simplified system preferences; efficient power management and incredibly accurate laptop battery monitoring. Developers receive more help with application development thanks to a new version of the GTK+ toolkit, improved tools, and a great new documentation web site.

News Links

Yahoo Mail Innovates, Gmail Stagnates


Lifehacker has a great comparison of Yahoo mail vs. Gmail, showing where they have parity in their features and where Yahoo is basically stomping the holy living hell out of GOOG’s mail site that is perpetually in Beta. :P

I rarely use Yahoo, but it looks like I may have to go give them a second try after their onslaught of innovative feature improvements.


Beauty and the Geek Season 4- The Girls Are Prettier and Dumber Than Ever


The new season of Beauty and the Geek started tonight with a 2 hour opener so I’m up past my bedtime. :) Oh boy, there’s a twist in season 4!

And good grief I can’t get over where they dig up some of these beauties. In the first hour they interview the women and ask easy questions, here’s some of the Q/A:

Q: Who wrote Beethoven’s fifth?
Girl1: I don’t read books.
A: Girl2: Mozart?

Q: What’s closer to the Earth, the Moon or the Sun?
A: Girl1: They are the same distance.
A: Girl2: Aren’t the Moon and the Sun the same thing?

Before I go hit the rack, here are some of the promo pics used to advertise the site on the web in the past, I’m not sure what it is that tickles my fancy, but here it is anyway’s:

Beauty and the Geek Beauty and the Geek 2

Beauty and the Geek 4              Beauty and the Geek 3

And here’s your new wallpaper at 1920×1200. Please, there’s no need to thank me, it’s a service I enjoy providing:


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Listphile – Everything In A List, A List For Everything


Q: What do Stripper Songs and Yoda Quotes have in common?
A: They’re both list subjects on

Listphile is a free website that enables anyone to create collaborative lists, atlases, databases and more.

Lists can be broad and ambitious (like a List of All Baseball Players Who Played in the Majors) or niche (Punk Bands from the Lower East Side, 1975-1980), or quirky or ridiculous. You can collaborate with other people to share, create, and make something that will benefit humanity.

You can create as many lists and databases as you want, there are no limits, and as many people can participate as you’d like. Another list type is a Voting list – they allow any member of Listphile to vote on individual items in that list. An example could be a list of the Best Taco Stands in Los Angeles.

Here’s just a few examples:

Then there’s some, ahem, interesting lists like these:

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