Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Play With Your Neurons

Go ahead. I dare ya. It is tons of fun. Just don't operate any heavy machinery for a while....

Felicia Day: Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?

Okay, I admit it. Ever since I saw Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, I've had a crush on Felicia Day. I find beauty and intelligence to be an irresistible combination. has an interview with her, primarily discussing her online series, The Guild. And check out the promo below for the upcoming season of that web series. It is a nerd's delight...

(Hmmm. Wonder what server she is on in WoW?)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stupidity on Parade VII

I've heard a lot of idiotic things ooze out of Rick Perry's mouth, but this one is likely to blow away his chances for re-election by demonstrating just how out of touch he is with the woes faced by ordinary folks. Good riddance.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dr. Norman Borlaug, 1914-2009

Sad news. Dr. Norman Borlaug has passed away at the age of 93.

"Who?" you might very well ask. Penn & Teller explain very nicely in the following clip:

Monday, September 7, 2009

"Agora" Trailer

"Agora" tells the story of Hypatia of Alexandria, a philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer, and arguably the most extraordinary woman of the ancient world, who was murdered by a mob of Christians in 415 CE. It will be interesting to see how faithful this film ends up being to history.

Spectacular Shots of ISS from the Ground

Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy blog highlights some spectacular images of the International Space Station captured by astrophotographer Ralf Vandebergh with a manually tracked 10" telescope. (Yep, I said "manually tracked." No stepper motor.)