January 28th, 2011
I’ve had some unexpected political issues at work keeping me awake and affecting productivity (e.g., the all important blogging!). I’ve got a pile of starlinks and will share them tonight rather than saving for Sunday.
On dark matter and dark energy. Adam Reiss once got me in trouble for not logging out of a computer I logged into to let him check his email while visiting LLNL. That’s my contribution to the discovery of dark energy.
Astrologers pissed off that astrology is a load of rubbish. Didn’t see it coming, of course.
Human activity beyond low earth orbit in the near future. A little technical.
Thomas Edison’s predictions for 2011. Got some things sort of right.
Detailed map of Battlestar Galactica’s Twelve Colonies. Pretty damn cool.
PZ Meyer’s take down of a defense of Gaskell. I have to agree that the defense is stupid.
How to make a supervillain. Or at least a Mr. Woodcock.
Five animals that will take over the world after we’re gone. Go water bear!
Flame off! This was my guess. I guess Herbie the robot will return.
Thundercats Ho! Who is worse? Snarf or Jar-Jar Binks?
Looks like David E. Kelly has gotten a Wonder Woman pilot greenlit. Hope it doesn’t suck.
OK, I missed this one when it came out, but it’s a chart checking the science in science fiction movies. It’s mostly good, but imagine Comic-Book Guy voice with a few corrections. For starters, 2001 got the vaccuum scene right…
Fuck those vegetables! An amusing rant, not porn…
Fighting for our sanity in Tennessee. A secular history of science professor in the bible belt has a few things to say.
The Great Extraterrestrial Debate. I’d love to be in Toronto on March 4 to watch. Robert J. Sawyer, Seth Shostak, etc.
For those of you who don’t want to take chances, submit to the Journal of Universal Rejection.