Archives for November 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Neil Young

From my Linux Calendar: Nov 11 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, born in Indianapolis, 1922 Nov 11 Washington becomes the 42nd state, 1889 Nov 11 Angola gains independence from Portugal, 1975 Nov 11 Independence Day in Angola Nov 11 Independence of Cartagena in Colombia Nov 11 Remembrance Day in Canada Nov 11 Republic Day in Maldives Nov…

Five ships have sunk, so far, in the vicinity of the Kerch Strait, linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, in an incredible storm. One of the ships was a Russian tanker carrying 1,300 tons of fuel oil. Claims are being made that this is one of the worst environmental disasters ever. One…

… I believe it even less than I did before, and I believed it not at all, of course. This is an actual reconstruction from the Creation Museum in Kentucky, courtesy of Right Wing Watch: [hat tip: Pharyngula]

Science News Tidbits

Outsourcing Pregnancy: Indian women carry children for foreigners from PhysOrg.com Some Indian women are turning to a new way of making money — carrying children for others as surrogate mothers. […] But, it turns out, nobody did it for the Gipper, after all: DNA Tests Show Gipper Didn’t Sire Child from PhysOrg.com (AP) — A…

Microsoft is like a 3 year old. You can always tell exactly what they are thinking by what they are doing. They can’t hide anything. As you probably know, Google has just released detailed plans pertaining to the Gphone. They call it the Android. It is, according to one fairly reliable and up to date…

The 3D Brush

Its a little long, and eventually gets a little annoying, but it is at least an interesting idea. You will recognize the musical trope as being from the 1960s. (Ah, just asking … I’m assuming this is not real, right? I mean, I can’t get one of these right?)