Coccinellidae - Wikipedia
Coccinellidae - Wikipedia
New Scientist News - Prescribing of hyperactivity drugs is out of control
Damn Interesting » The Grand Canyon Skyway
Hmmm... 220 feet or 4,000 feet. Don't worry I'm not contemplating anything, see above re: fear of heights.
I knew there was a reason for my brilliance. Turns out it has to do with the thickness of somethingorother...
news @ nature.com suggest IQ scores reflect brain structure results reignite intelligence controversy.
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“We can turn these into all kinds of tissue, from beating cardiac and vascular cells to neurons, skin cells and liver cells,”Does this mean they could turn rocky mountain oysters into fillet? I know the implications would probably be more world-changing than that but I think I'm still a little uncomfortable with the whole "collection" procedure.
New Scientist Breaking News - Mice testicles yield 'ethical' stem cells
The New Yorker: Fact
Winnipeg, Canada Report Shows Accidents Increased with Cameras
Sweet! Disney must have realized that I get pissed off with all the mandatory previews and "don't steal movies" warnings. (psst, I bought the movie, if I pirated it I would have cut out all your B.S. warnings to save space) So what did they do? They spent long hours in dark smokey rooms and finally came up with a "fast-play" concept. Super! Now you have the option to select "fast-play" or main menu when the dvd starts up. Don't get your hopes up though, apparently this cute new technology is just "slow-as-balls-play" rebranded to make you think you're getting something better. It took the tester 7 minutes 10 seconds to start playing the movie as opposed to 1 minute 20 seconds from the main menu. I'm not saying this isn't good, to separate the play modes into "show me a bunch of crap" and "don't" I'm just saying they got the buttons mixed up. Oh, and if you're in a big damn hurry, cut to the scene selection screen. That only takes 28 seconds to get to the wheat. Makes me kinda want to finally pop in that Lady and the Tramp dvd I bought a month ago.
The Robservatory » How to (not!) Fast Play a Disney DVD
* Nigerian census officials attacked with acid and machettes.
* Mexico says bird flu is NOT at the US border.
* U.N. Peacekeepers return to ivory coast after fleeing January riots.
* British rescue hostages in Iraq, spark retaliatory bombings.
* Students in France refuse to work, choke streets.
* Senior Anglican Bishop and Pope meet to talk about being gay.
[video] A dashboard that is really a PC | CNET News.com
Homebrew.com: Wide Mouth Growler - Amber - 2 Liter
Aeroseek: Real-Time Flight Tracking
Whoa baby! Its a real barn burner between USA2163 and CHQ3038 into National. Looks like the little airbus has the win locked up though, you hardly ever see a sudden overtake at the finish.
Check out these guys. The ones on the right are competing American and US air flights to National out of Dallas Ft Worth. Oh, man! You can't see but UAS1642 just took a 90 degree turn straight at DC! AAL1330 is hurting to catch up, but he made the exact same turn and is lowering altitude. He's still going 25 knots faster than the leader... Oh man. Its a nail biter.
Disaster for all you American Airlines fans out there. The Us Air flight threw a zig towards Virginia and then pulled a hard bank to head due north into the landing grid. The pursuer bit hard on the fake and took a full six and a half miles to rectify. Nice moves 1642, well won victory.
Seems like this movie is taking forever. I mean come ON! How am I sposed to pretend that I read the book and get caught on an obvious inconsistency during a heated debate?
Bits of News - New 'Da Vinci Code' Trailer Online
Ok, file this under waste of space. A bunch of 8th graders in California have taken up their entire gym with a 1/4 scale roller coaster.
"Twenty-four feet tall at its highest point and occupying 10,000 square feet, the fully-functional ride towers over the 135 eighth-graders who are its designers, builders and decorators."Decorators? What, is that for the kids who aren't good at anything? 'Well Billy, I don't trust you with a saw and you're too stupid to design anything, so you can just put stickers on what the other students made.' What does "fully functional" mean? It looks like plywood strapped to scaffolding; do you even have a passenger restraint system? And what're you guys gonna do with it now? Sell tickets to 1/4 scale people with death wishes? Is someone going to take this thing home like the class hamster at the end of the year? Why don't you go build a deck instead of wasting space, money and time? Take that crap down and use your gym for running around. Retards.
Wow, that site with the original picure got dugg hard. He must've had some pretty tight upload restrictions. Here's the digg link and a page with the roller coaster photo gallery.
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Techdirt: Even When It's Not Piracy's Fault, It's Piracy's Fault
Hack Attack: Knock down repetitive email with AutoHotKey - Lifehacker
Alright, now give me a million dollars. I figure I'd better ask for what I really want. Google Desktop is out of beta, mere hours after my demands, they cave. Yeah, big whoop, you released a search tool. Now solve the lackluster mass transit system in this country. Or I guess you could work on this list of 25 things people should hate about Google. All of which I'd say are pretty valid.
Official Google Blog: Stay in Ctrl Ctrl
Nice, you can configure the quick search bar (ctrl ctrl) to find programs as the first option, effectively replacing my "find and run robot." Less things to run? Alllllright. Also, the "search across all my computers" thing would be cool if it weren't so creepy.
Wow. That was quicker than I expected. Check out these .kmz (google earth) files people made with SketchUp.
Statue of Liberty
Google Mountain View campus
Official Google Blog: A new home for @Last Software
A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0
New James Bond movie: fewer gadgets, more grit - Yahoo! News
Raise your hand if you're pissed off that The Office was a repeat last night. Alright, now raise your hand if you had just watched the episode they did air on DVD while trying to kill time till The Office came on. God dammit. When will this season end... and come out on DVD.
P.S. Don't you even dare suggest that I buy them on iTunes cause there is no way I'm paying two bucks a piece for a bunch of DRMed crap locked on my computer.
P.P.S. Pam is my friend on myspace. Watch out Jim.
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Now that I have all this deliciousness off my hands (Mmmm... Toasty.) I can tell you about my near tragedy this lunchtober. I dropped PAL. Yeah, I named my iPod PAL, like the dog on Arther, big whoop. Wanna fight about it? Anyway since today is so fantastically warm, I decided not to wear my coat out to get my sandwich. This has a direct negative effect on the number of pockets available to me. With keys, phone and wallet, there aren't too many options left; and since I don't really prefer the back pocket for an iPod it went into my shirt pocket. Everything was fine until I got back to the office. Perhaps if today wasn't so nice, I wouldn't have had such a spring in my step. (Of course if it wasn't so nice I would have had my coat, so this is definitely the weather's fault.) Anyway it was the spring that set the tragedy in motion. I hopped up on the curb and as I did PAL sprung up out of the pocket up to about chin height a foot in front of me. Now, having catlike reflexes like I do, and not wanting my little buddy to fall to the ground I tried to catch it. Not good. Instead of saving him from a small tumble I ended up playing tetherball and whacking my music player halfway down the parking lot. The initial impact shook the case loose and exposed his smooth metallic finish to the savagery of the asphalt. Dammit Jim! Perhaps I'm being a little over dramatic but the worst I'd done before this was a two and a half foot drop onto linoleum. Basically throwing it into the ground is quite the traumatic experience. As far as I can see it still works fine, so I guess I'm glad I had the case, 20 bucks well spent. Anyway, now he's got a couple nicks out of the top, no longer pristine. When are the announcing that full screen touch iPod?
"How come really great shows like Arrested Development get the shaft, yet crap like According to Jim keeps coming back like herpes"Whew for a minute there I was afraid the UPN/WB merger would leave a gaping hole that no one could produce enough crap to fill. Thanks Rupert.
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On another topic, has anyone noticed that Amazon is starting with blogs? And now there's a space for a "product wiki" at the bottom? Amazon, you are an internet fixture. Its ok to do your own thing and let other people do theirs. This is what happens when executives at big companies hear about something cool and say "how can we make money from this while compromising our initial intentions." Stooooopid.
Amazon.com: Gillette M3Power Replacement Blades 8 Count: Health & Personal Care
DARPA Grand Challenge 2006?
An 800-hp Gorilla: The 236 mph Sportec 911 - Jalopnik
This is badass.
Scientists said the animal, which they named Kiwa hirsuta, was so distinct from other species that they created a new family and genus for it.Come ON! We've never even seen anything even close to this before? What else is down there? Some kind of underwater alien base?
New Animal Resembling Furry Lobster Found - Yahoo! News
Dry Your Hands in Six Seconds With the Jet Towel - Gizmodo
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