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Titillating tidbit [Mar. 12th, 2007|12:40 pm]
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giania
[Current Location |Dover, NH, USA]
[music |Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road]

Bored? Looking for an internet curiousity you may not have spotted in your worldly explorations? Want to read a sci-fi story as it was originally typed up on what I can only assume wasn't a very good typewriter?
Destination Saturn has you covered!
Story review on giania later after I actually finish reading the sucker.
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Who loves science videos? [Mar. 3rd, 2007|12:56 pm]
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evil_genius
I've been watching the Beyond Belief lectures on Google Video. In the 8th Lecture about 33 minutes Sir Harold Kroto(Winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the co-discovery of the C60 Fullerene allotrope) begins speaking. During his presentation he brought up his website.

The Vega Science Trust
What a spectacular source for Freeview science programming. Containing lectures by a simple massive number of Noble Laureates, class room oriented science courses, and other materials.

I'll save you the bore of dozen of internal links to the site(as each viewer will be interested in a different topic. But rest assured there is something there for everyone.... Who am I kidding? On with the link fest!

Black holes, Wormholes and Time Travel: Paul Davies, Imperial College
The idea of time travel makes great science fiction, but can it really be achieved? Paul Davies, Visiting Professor of Physics at Imperial College, describes wormholes in space and other ways that might allow travel into the past or future.

Flight in Birds and Aeroplanes: John Maynard Smith, University of Sussex
John Maynard Smith, one of our most eminent evolutionary biologists and scientific communicators originally trained as an engineer and spent the war years designing aircraft. He describes the way that flight developed in the animal kingdom. The fossil record indicates that the long tails which stabilized the flight of the first birds evolved into shorter, less stable, structures which allowed greater agility.

The Next big thing: Genetically Modified foods - Safe?
There have been many arguments for and against GM Foods, but the question still stands - are they potential saviors of mankind or a disaster waiting to happen? This award winning program covers a range of important issues, discussed by scientists with an in-depth knowledge of the field.

The Next Big Thing: Antimatter
What is antimatter? What does it tell us about the structure of our universe? Can we ever detect it?
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I have seen the future and it is a tiny oasis of oak paneled splendor! [Feb. 23rd, 2007|02:59 pm]
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giania
[Current Location |New Hampshire, USA]
[mood |neat!]
[music |Beck - Static/Diamond Bollocks]

You know, I have to say I'm not looking forward to the time when my company grows so much that they have to shove me in a cubicle.
Yet even as grim and soulless as that future seems, it would be a lot more awesome-er with one of these:


The details are available at Yamaha's .co.jp site. It's all in Japanese, but there are enough visual elements available there to tell that it's clearly constructed of pure win.

After using BabelFish to translate it from what may as well be moonspeak if you don't read Japanese, I found out that they suggest using it as a:
Mini- theater
Personal computer room
Study
Hobby room
Study room
Karaoke room
Listening room
Sound recording editorial office
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Massive post to get evil_genius off my back for a while [Feb. 12th, 2007|10:44 am]
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rev_e
Pimped out cop cars
http://www.knuttz.net/hosted_pages/Police-Vehicles-20070206

Do you like Macintosh? Do you like Legos? Do you like 1984? If you answered yes to any of those, make with the clicky.
http://www.podbrix.com/massmail-07-31.htm

An athiest does one hell of a job pointing out some of the reasons why I, as a Christian, don't go to church.
http://friendlyatheist.com/2007/02/11/20-things-that-christians-do-in-church-that-annoy-me/

http://www.frankbuchwald.de/serie.html
Never before in my life have I ever said: "Man, that's a damn cool desk lamp."

Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut?
http://www.theamericanjerk.com/?p=114

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6172556998285728198
This commercial will give captainblack nightmares for months.

Harness the spoooooooooky powers of...The Tarot!
http://www.themysticeye.com/reviews/hellokitty.htm
http://www.boingboing.net/2006/09/13/modern_trafficsign_t.html
http://www.boingboing.net/2002/12/29/peanuts_tarot_deck.html

"Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant."
George Burns
http://www.2spare.com/item_70554.aspx
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(no subject) [Feb. 4th, 2007|01:18 pm]
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rev_e
Have fun with gravity!

http://www.thecleverest.com/content/attractors.html
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Delightfully smarmy! [Jan. 26th, 2007|04:34 pm]
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giania
[Current Location |New Hampshire]
[mood |amusedlol]
[music |David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (accoustic)]

http://commercial-archive.com/theexecutivecoloringbook.html
Here is "The Executive Coloring Book". Read the whole thing for a chuckle. I think it will be funny for anyone who has ever had to deal with marketers.

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For the skeptics in the crowd [Jan. 19th, 2007|03:59 pm]
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giania
[Current Location |New Hampshire]
[mood |confusedinquisitive]
[music |Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah]

http://www.stopsylviabrowne.com/

Here's a site put together by a guy named Robert S. Lancaster in a Houdini-esque attempt to unmask psychic Sylvia Browne as a fraud.
It's a fairly well written site asking people to consider the facts. He's not a witch hunter, and not insisting that people immediately write this woman off as a charlatan.
He seems to be a serious researcher of this woman and her claims, and apparently feels that she is not, in fact, the genuine article. (Not that I'm terribly surprised by that conclusion, mind you.)
Aside from the excessive use of pink (which appears to be in parody of Browne's site), it looks to be pretty interesting if you're into skeptical investigation of paranormal claims.
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Introduction to Words To Know [Jan. 19th, 2007|03:31 pm]
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giania
[Current Location |New Hampshire]
[mood |cheerfulyippie]
[music |Brewer & Shipley - One Toke Over The Line]

Over at my little bloglet, I have a little thing that I do that I like to refer to as Words To Know. You may have noticed something like this previously when I shared a (rather joking) Words to Know entry in full.
The latest is called "Words To Know Volume 7: More Homunculi" and is the most verbose WTK yet. Rather than clutter up premium link real estate with a bunch of my musings, I'll give you guys a followup slew of links.
The one of last things I mentioned was the Golem, who was made of mud.
Since I absolutely cannot contain myself from going on lengthy general research tangents, I dug up some items from Pantheon.org. Turns out world mythology has a long history of the living being made from mud.
In China, & Greece and possibly the most interesting: North America.

Apparently the Wendigo is also a Lovecraftian horror!
Neat.
Happy reading, guys.

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Well then! [Jan. 12th, 2007|06:34 pm]
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giania
[Current Location |work]
[music |Sly and the Family Stone - Dance to the Music]

http://www.cafepress.com/awfullywrong.95128394

Just a bit of tasteless humor for you all.

I won't spoil the actual contents of the above link, but the same people also have the following shirt:

Yikes.

I found that looking for a cheap navy blue "Nevada" hooded sweatshirt. (Just the word, preferably white text.)
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Much like a Words To Know post, but with more ED [Dec. 30th, 2006|11:12 pm]
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giania
[Current Location |home]
[music |MSI - Shut Me Up]

note: this is a cross-post from my personal journal, but it's chock full of links that may or may not be of interest at the close of the year.
Not all that glitters is gold, not every girl who says she's 18 really is of age, and not everything that's interesting involves someone who's been in a popular movie (band, etc) doing something stupid.

There are dozens of things that happen each year that no one ever hears about. Sometimes they're good, sometimes they're bad, and sometimes they're just mind-meltingly bizzare.

I found a great roundup of interesting facts and discoveries that surfaced during this year over at Tampa Bay Online. (On a personal sidenote, finding out this is from Tampa Bay doubles the interesting factor for me. These days, I tend to associate that area with unfinished projects of gargantuan magnitude.)

~~~~End of regular, relevant post~~~~
~~~~Start of roffles~~~~

Protip: The following links will never be safe for work. The opinions expressed in said links are not meant to express the opinions of the author directly or indirectly, but are intended to provide context and possibly encourage one to LOL (this will be easier if you don't have a conscience).

I stumbled my way blindly into the ED IRC channel earlier today. This was probably a mistake as it was asked whether or not I'm a skraeling, which I successfully denied, but had no idea what I was denying. My hesitance there only proves that I need to lurk moar. At any rate, I was just in time to be pointed towards an attempt at lulz which in turn led to my finding out about another religious extremist of high caliber. The first one I heard about was very recently beset by many many people who wanted nothing more than to watch him fail to respond with anything other than batshit insanity. Visit their summary of 2006 page for a basic rundown of ED's reports of drama and events during 2006. Incidentally, I think I saw this lady trying to preach in Penn Station once. True Story.
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JibJab has apparently also produced a 2006 review. However, I figure they've been unfunny since they tried to start charging for popular content. Although making kids say "nucking futs" and "ass" might make up for it. They lose points due to their needing to refer to their own content (linked at the end of the 2006 video) as "funny". I'll leave that for you to decide.
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