Thursday, July 24, 2008

One of 40 bits of advice...

from people who have money or make money or invest it...
Borrowing money is like wetting your bed in the middle of the night. At first all you feel is warmth and release. But very, very quickly comes the awful, cold discomfort of reality. --
Elizabeth Gilbert

Monday, July 21, 2008

Two more years?

We might have commercial LED-based lights in 2 years! So, quit buying CFLs and be patient! :^)

(Okay, maybe it will be 3 years... Or maybe WalMart will kill the researchers and buy the technology and put it on a shelf... There are, after all, 100mpg carburetors rusting away in warehouses in Detroit... *sigh* ;^)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

An Economist goes to Iceland

Observations into culture and economics in (at least) two parts.
What whale tastes like

Blood feuds and bathing


Thursday, July 10, 2008

What's that in the background?

No, not the Space Shuttle! The little plume of flame farther back.

What is it?

Monday, July 07, 2008

Are child safety seats really effective?

A "lightning talk" by Steven Levitt of Freakonomics fame given at the 2005 TED Conference in (at?) Oxford

This is something we all should try!

I mean it's just gotta be a hoot!

At least as long as you don't end up like this guy... :^(

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Still don't want MS's Vista?

follow the link for info on how to get a copy.

How to See 93 Million Miles...

An almost poetic description of solar eclipses, what they are, and how to participate in them.