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Old 10-08-2004, 10:53 AM   #21
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cool image on a supernova remnant....

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/image...ature_219.html

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Old 10-08-2004, 10:54 AM   #22
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more interesting stuff....

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/image...ature_211.html

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Old 10-08-2004, 10:57 AM   #23
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Everything one needs to know in todays news, can be summarized at www.fark.com or www.dumbassdaily.com

Any other great news sites?
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Old 10-08-2004, 10:57 AM   #24
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Dipps, the Monterey Bay Aquarium isn't in Vegas. It's in....Monterey, California.

In fact it's right at the end of Cannery Row where all the big fun is during the races at Laguna.

I like how you can hear the tour guides talking to their tours!
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Old 10-08-2004, 11:04 AM   #25
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Dipps, the Monterey Bay Aquarium isn't in Vegas. It's in....Monterey, California.


i was thinking of the mandalay bay aquarium in vegas (actually called the "shark reef" aquarium at mandalay bay casino).

my bad. but still cool.
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:34 AM   #26
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aye. this is interesting. microchips being implanted under the skin, carrying information regarding your health.

http://www.engadget.com/entry/3586150958426715/

http://www.sierratimes.com/04/10/19/article_nocards.htm

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradent...al/9912715.htm
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Old 10-29-2004, 07:46 AM   #27
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I thought this was pretty cool http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/10/20/explorers.braingate/
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Old 11-18-2004, 10:37 PM   #28
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these new oakleys (with built-in mp3 player) are pretty cool (out of my price range, but still cool).

http://reviews.cnet.com/Oakley_Thump...6.html?tag=top

http://www.oakley.com/catalog/eyewear/thump/

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Old 11-19-2004, 08:33 AM   #29
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Very cool space pics Dipps.

This news item is more on a humorous note (or not so humorous depending on your perspective). Just a reminder that danger can present itself in ever Murphy-like ways.

It's short, so I'll paste it here:

The aircraft was on short final approach to the runway when the pilot was reportedly stung on the right side of his abdomen by a wasp which had made its way under the loosely fitting T-shirt that he was wearing. He touched down late as a result of struggling to dislodge the insect. He then attempted a go-around, but failed to clear the hedge at the far end of the runway.
The undercarriage struck the hedge flipping the aircraft onto its back in the adjacent field. The pilot was unhurt and managed to exit the aircraft via the left-hand side window, which had shattered in the impact.


(anyone ever have a bee get inside their helmet?)
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:15 PM   #30
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wow.



http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/38773.htm

http://www.tampabays10.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=11584

a simple case of mistaking a 4" nail in your head with a toothache.....

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Old 01-18-2005, 07:25 AM   #31
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Perhaps many of you are aware of the newly commissioned Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the agency that came into existence as a result of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) that President Bush signed in 2001.

Part of the mission of the TSA is of course to provide security for those traveling via airplane. Yes, they are the same obnoxious, though necessary, people who tell you to remove your belt and shoes at the airport security checkpoints.

Lately they've received no end of grief. Especially after one of their agents insisted on groping a woman's breasts during a routine security check, and the incident made national news.

Here's two very disturbing (and mildly amusing) stories:

Story A: TSA keeps a known terrorist from being deported (while in the custody of law enforcement) because he's on their "Do Not Fly" list:

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?C...-7f9986e2b3d2&

Story B: The TSA has a section of their website devoted to comments from the public. For the last few months it's been blank. Anyone wonder if they are deleting the bad ones??

http://www.tsa.gov/public/mdisplay?theme=204
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:30 AM   #32
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(anyone ever have a bee get inside their helmet?)
No but had a couple in my jacket. Got stung in the mid section while riding by a wasp. Yikes!
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:36 AM   #33
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Story A: TSA keeps a known terrorist from being deported (while in the custody of law enforcement) because he's on their "Do Not Fly" list:

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?C...-7f9986e2b3d2&


sounds like there was a possible lapse in the writeen guidelines for that particular scenario.
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:55 PM   #34
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10 Weird College Courses...at real schools

http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/depart...urses&GT1=6065

1) You can boldly go where no other philosophy student has gone before in Georgetown University's "Philosophy and Star Trek" course, where students discuss the nature of time travel, the ability of computers to think and feel, and other philosophical dilemmas facing the crew of the Starship Enterprise.

2) Discover how Brick really felt when Opal left him for his neighbor's best friend's sister in the University of Wisconsin's course entitled "Daytime Serials: Family and Social Roles." Students analyze the plots, themes, and characters of daytime soaps and discuss their impact on modern life.

3) If you've been longing to research how hot dogs, theme parks, and the five-day workweek have impacted American leisure culture, check out the University of Iowa course "The American Vacation." This course pays particular attention to how American families' varying backgrounds shape their vacation experiences.

4) Bowdoin College students can delve into "The Horror Film in Context" in the school's English Department. Students read Freud and Poe and watch Hitchcock and Craven, all while discussing the horror genre's treatment of gender, class, and family.

5) At Williams College, students can learn more about those in the cement shoe industry by enrolling in "Comparative History of Organized Crime," which compares the work of goodfellas from the United States, Italy, Japan, and Russia.

6) If you've got a romantic urge for adventure, check out Barnard College's course on "The Road Movie," which studies Easy Rider and Thelma and Louise, while also discussing the genre's literary precursors, like On the Road and The Odyssey.

7) If hitting the road doesn't satisfy your rebellious streak, sign up for Brown University's course on "American Degenerates," in which students discuss how early British-American writers embraced the grotesque, monstrous, "not our kind" status bestowed on them by the mother country and reflected their zeal for cultural and physical degeneracy in their literature.

8) Those artsy types at the Rhode Island School of Design can put down their paintbrushes and take "The Art of Sin and the Sin of Art," which contemplates the relationship between sin and the art world. The course catalog invites you to "lust with the saints and burn with the sinners."

9) If talking about death several times a week in class sounds like a good time to you, try Purdue University's "Death and the Nineteenth Century" course. Every poem and novel in the course deals with the 19th-century conception of mortality and the world beyond.

10) At Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, students can take "Art of Walking," in which students not only read literature by noted perambulators like Kant and Nietzsche, but go for neighborhood strolls with their professor and his dog.

Most college programs offer interesting courses to introduce you to new and fascinating subject matters. Take advantage of the many possibilities offered to you by sitting down with your advisor to talk about course options and then really thinking about the courses you choose to take.
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Old 01-19-2005, 02:54 PM   #35
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(anyone ever have a bee get inside their helmet?)
Yep, hot summer day, 3/4 helmet, bee hit the side of the helmet and got pushed into my ear area. At first I was just going to leave it there as I could feel it sitting on my ear. Then it got angry, so I whipped the helmet off and threw it towards the ditch.

It was a big open area and I'd be back shortly to pick it up BUT the helmet hit the only thing for hundreds of feet either side, a sign post about 1" wide. It bounced right back into the road. Since traffic was coming I had to stop and pick it up.

Good thing it was my old spare helmet.
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Old 01-19-2005, 03:01 PM   #36
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Re: 10 Weird College Courses...at real schools

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1) You can boldly go where no other philosophy student has gone before in Georgetown University's "Philosophy and Star Trek" course, where students discuss the nature of time travel, the ability of computers to think and feel, and other philosophical dilemmas facing the crew of the Starship Enterprise.
RR would have probably gotten a chubby had he seen that in his list of optional courses to take while he was going to college.....
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Come for a cause

In the news today. This is just plain wrong:

www.masturbate-a-thon.com/
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In the news today. This is just plain wrong:

www.masturbate-a-thon.com/
for some reason my work firewall is blocking that site.
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NASA's 4000 lb, 450 ft ballon orbits north pole for 31 days

http://www.wff.nasa.gov/~code820/missions/cream.htm
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britain seems to think we're on the verge of armageddon....

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science...eut/index.html
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