Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Links: June 25

Migration map of Americans. Pick your county and wait a few seconds. [link]

Massive model railway setup.

Picture: Spy satellites orbiting Earth broken down by country. [link]

Build your own typewriter style USB keyboard. [link]

Where the dollar symbol came from. [link]

Why does Bill Maher think this way about global warming (correctly) but not take this same view on vaccines?

John Scalzi performing "Morning Announcements at the Lucas Interspecies School for Troubled Youth".

15 minute TED talk. My primary interest is the mosquito killing laser defense system.

3D simulator.

Differential gear tutorial from the 30's.

How to deal with sexual harassment in DC. Tell your story here. Provide a picture if you thought to take one with your camera phone. [link] [main site]
Has links to other regional versions of this site.

Dog with seeing eye dog. [link]

I think the Church of Dougintology needs this for it's collection. [link]

X-Ray pinup calendar. Haven't figured out where to buy one yet. [link]

Dad's rules. [link]

GOP strategy: Keep the loons quiet. Deny that the loons represent their voting base. [link]

A Republican with a plan that doesn't seem designed to hurt people. [link]

CBS Radio production of "Brave New World". [part 1] [part 2]

And here's Arthur C Clarke reading 3 of his stories. [link]
"9 Billion Names of God" is always a favorite.
"Transit of Earth" is seriously depressing.

This is how you win a war. The people who live there have to want to win. [link]

Oily pictures from the Gulf. [link]

Octopus webcam. [link]
They have the occasional lecture and feeding, too.

"We hitched a lift," said Ford.
"Excuse me?" said Arthur. "Are you trying to tell me that we just stuck out our thumbs and some green bug-eyed monster stuck his head out and said, 'Hi fellas, hop right in. I can take you as far as the Basingstoke roundabout'?"
"Well," said Ford, "the Thumb's an electronic sub-etha signalling device, the roundabout's at Barnard's Star six light years away, but otherwise, that's more or less right."
"And the bug-eyed monster?"
"Is green, yes."
Thanks to this excerpt from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" I'm mindful of references to Barnard's Star. It's 6 light years away and is hauling ass. See how far it's moved since 1950. [link]

Was not expecting that.

Having seen "The A-Team" we started talking about the upcoming "MacGyver" movie. This bit came up.

Followup: Voyager 2 has not been reprogrammed by aliens. The data formatting system is acting up. [link]

Picture: All night star trail from the equator. [link]

Picture: Same photographer, same place, The Milky Way. [link]

Game: Crush the Castle 2 - throw stuff and figure out the value of nails. [link]

"Toys" remix.

Note to self: Don't wear cologne on my next excursion to the savannah. [link]

Sometimes I have trouble telling if an idea of mine is genius or idiotic. Somewhere there was a guy who had a similar problem. He chose poorly and nobody told him. Here's the result.

Trailer for "The Green Hornet". Notice I said "Hornet" and not "Arrow". That one comes later.

Image: A day in the life of a programmer. [link]True dat. True dat.

Whooping cough epidemic in California. Jenny McCarthy is to blame. [link]
See, it's because she tell people not to vaccinate their children. Clearly someone who looked good naked 15 years ago is a better authority than a doctor.

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