Archives for October 1, 2010

The car of the future is here

The Jaguar C-X75 (not to be confused with te Siemens CX75 cell phone) will go almost 70 miles on its battery pack, using one 145kW electric motor attached to each wheel, accelerate faster than most hot cars, and reach top speeds that are greater than most fast cars. You can plug it into you wall…

Astrobiology Rap Video

Fossils of a newly discovered species of dinosaur — a 10-meter-long, elephant-weight predator — were discovered in 1996 along the banks of Argentina’s Rio Colorado, and are now being reported after a long period of careful study. This dinosaur dates to about 85 million years (which falls within the Cretaceous period). ~ A repost, because…

By now you’ve heard of the Pew research poll testing American’s knowledge of religion. You may not have learned about the poll’s evolution and creationism questions, as they’ve gotten much less press. In the poll… [r]espondents were asked, “Which of these people developed the theory of evolution by natural selection?” and offered the choice of…

Judge Asks Vatican to Serve Pope

A federal U.S. judge is asking the Vatican to cooperate in serving the Pope and two other top officials with court papers that stem from decades-old allegations of sexual abuse by a priest in Wisconsin. The request is an incremental – and long shot – step in a lawsuit that accuses the officials of conspiring…

My local congressional race is getting interesting.

In the latest version of Ubuntu, the development community decided that they needed to look more like a Mac, so they randomly decided to move the window controls (to close, maximize, minimize etc.) a window, to the left (incorrect) side of the window rather than the right (correct) side of the window. In order to…

Utterly Crazy Racist Nonsense

In regards to Jim Russell, Republican Congressional candidate.

The Curious World of Bugs

The old man crouched slightly as he took small tiny steps forward towards the woman’s ass. I didn’t see what was in is raised right hand, it was hidden from my view by his body draped with a colorful sarong. He crept closer, still crouched and still silent. She didn’t see him coming, but when…

George Charpak Dead

Nobel physicist George Charpak died on the 29th. From Teh Wiki: In 1992, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics “for his invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the multiwire proportional chamber”. This is the last time a single person has won the physics prize.