Archives for November 9, 2008

Anyone who has wondered what it might be like to dive into a pool of millions of distant galaxies of different shapes and colours, will enjoy the latest image released by ESO. Obtained in part with the Very Large Telescope, the image is the deepest ground-based U-band image of the Universe ever obtained. It contains…

Carnival

The November Scientiae: Trick or treat! edition Blog Carnival is here.

You know how the right wing hates France? There was a time decades back when something really bad happened with Japan, and the right wing decided to extra-hate Japan. The right wing has always hated Japan and does now, but this was a nadir in this touchy relationship having to do with cars. Just at…

My brother sent me this, thinking it would be cool to get one at the cabin: Mini nuclear plant… Nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed and able to power 20,000 homes will be on sale within five years, say scientists at Los Alamos, the US government laboratory which developed the first atomic bomb.…

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More kapshunz pleez

This is uncut video of an interview with a dad and son (of slightly older age) who were at the show. I just want to note, as a former “Massachusetts Liberal” … that yes, this is Massachusetts liberals at our best. When a child blows his own head off with an Uzi, our first instinct…

Important Stuff to Do Now!!!!

Quick, turn on your radio!!! Sorry, I forgot to post a notice for this….but PZ’s got it here. Atheists in the military is this week’s topic. Also, do you like Laelaps? The science blog? Wit Brian? Of course you do! Well, Brian is nominated for a scholarship that YOU GET TO HELP HIM WITH!!! Here…

New Rules (best evah)

Thank you clinteas.

Your computer probably boots with grub, and in a grub configuration file, there is a “timeout” value that you can reduce. It is not recommended that you let it be less than 2, but if it is three or more, go ahead and change it.* I’ll make it real simple for you, if you are…