Archives for September 5, 2009

Master Amanda!

Well, tonight we had a modest little party at the lake to celebrate Amanda’s completion of the last requirement of her Master of Biological Science Degree. This is what teachers call a “content area” degree. In other words, it is not an education degree, but a degree in the actual real world content, in this…

Ancient Computer To Be Rebooted

To the extent that one would have booted such a machine. Britain’s oldest original computer, the Harwell, is being sent to the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley where it is to be restored to working order. The computer, which was designed in 1949, first ran in 1951 and was designed to perform mathematical calculations;…

New high res images from mars

Mars Orbiter has captured thousands of images in high resolution from the surface of the Grumpy Reddish Planet. The picture you see here is a chain of pit craters. That must have been one helluva noisy event. Reminds me of the walls at the Entebe Airport. Anyway, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera…

Invite this guy to your next party

The tie-dyed shirts really make the Mentos thing work work….

Blogospherics

First, a word about blogospherics from Cris Rowan. Which is better, Froot Loops or Donuts? Speaking of health food, from Jennifer Jacquet, “This new jelly looks like some sort of catering device for bacon strips or mango slices — depending on your appetite…” I read the title of this PZ Myers Post … “Godless sex”…

DragonCon Alert!

Missing laptop and panda bear!!!! If you are at DragonCon Read This Now!!!!! Please.