Archives for June 2, 2008

New Reader Poll

The Science Blogs Overlords have a new reader poll for your enjoyment. This one asks what computer operating system you use.

Look at the following image. Look in particular at squares A and B. A appears to be dark grey, B appears to be white or whitish. But in fact, they are the same exact color. Don’ t believe it? Me neither! Or at least, I didn’t until I went ahead and deleted most everything that…

Philosophy Camp

My student who claims to be at Philosophy Camp just sent me this video of what goes on there. I’m not sure if I believe it:

Politicians acting badly (yawn)

Thank you Joshua Zelinsky for pointing out my error regarding the Florida Democratic Party. Yes, SuperKufr, you may not like the sound of the word “Punish” but as a Democrat (Active, Matt) I do. Throw the slob into the gravel pit. Then let the Floridians vote. Oh, and Hillary Campaign Guy? Kiss my ass. If…

Happy Birthday Surveyor One

Surveyor 1 Lunar Lander On June 2, 1966, a robot alien sent from the United States landed on The Moon. This was the first US “soft landing” on Moon (the Soviets had a previous soft landing, known as Luna 9, four months earlier). Surveyor transmitted 11,237 photographs to earth.

[Hat tip: Bunny]

Blogospherics: Recommended reads

More on Pterosaurs: Azhdarchid Fossil Distribution and Taphonomy at Afarensis. I have to tell you that this part of the paper, the part Afarensis is talking about, really grabbed my attention and I almost blogged about it. But it was a little too complex for what I wanted to do with that blog post. I’m…

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