Aug. 30th, 2011

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Just perusing journals using the friends of friends feature and came across these awesome things:

Pictures under the cut )

And last of all [livejournal.com profile] hellogoodtay had an interesting post about recession economics and alien invasions (also speaking to how things can be purposefully taken out of context and that FOX news viewers are idiots, but well, we already knew that last part.)  It's a long post so rather than cutting and pasting it, I'll just give ya the link:  http://the-recession.livejournal.com/826874.html

Geek stuff

Aug. 30th, 2011 06:06 pm
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A nice little essay for 40-something gamers:

http://mobile.salon.com/life/feature/2011/03/08/dungeons_and_dragons_comes_back

and thanks to [livejournal.com profile] theoldone for introducing me to the Scientific Computing website, which I can spend hours getting immersed in. 

On a funny note, one has to admire some of the straight-forward language scientists are capable of employing (even as we're used to it being 50 cent, convoluted, or latin run-on words).  For example this wonderful sentence from an article they did on a "vast cloud of glowing gas" which produces its own light.  


  "A team of astronomers has used ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) to study an unusual object called a Lyman-alpha blob"


Yes, "blob" is an official designation and part of its name, and you can't get much more direct than by naming your Very Large Telescope, well, a Very Large Telescope.   *grin*



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