Archives for October 4, 2010

JH at Linux in Exile got a new laptop with the wrong version of Windows installed on it. So he had his tech department wipe the drive and install a new version of Windows, and they kept track of how that went. Then, JH installed Fedora 13 on the same computer. Here is a description…

Librarians gone gaga

In order to understand this:

Hawking Radiation Observed!!!!

… maybe…. Not in a black hole, where it is supposed to constitute the ‘evaporation’ of photons across the hole’s event horizon, but rather, in a refractive index perturbation style event horizon, in the lab. It is made in glass. … researchers using a CCD camera detected a peculiar kind of photon emission at a…

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Two songs with the same exact tune and the same exact … level of abject horror!!!!!

Robert Edwards of Britain won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for the development of in-vitro fertilization, a breakthrough that has helped millions of infertile couples to have children. “His achievements have made it possible to treat infertility, a medical condition afflicting a large proportion of humanity including more than 10 percent of…

I always assumed that “The Mouse that Roared” was a not too subtle reference to Sputnik I, which was launched on this date in 1957. The satellite was the first human made machine to orbit the planet, and it was launched by the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. In some ways,…