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News Briefs 03-07-2008

"The past is history, the future a mystery, but this moment is a gift…that’s why it’s called present"…That was some brainy turtle. Cool moves too.

Thanks to Rick, Greg & Kat.

Quote of the Day:

”I strongly suspect there is a strong correlation between peace and happiness.”

Ronald Inglehart, political scientist at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (and the greatest mind of our time IMO, for coming up with such insight)

News Briefs 02-07-2008

In recent months my PC blew up, my mobile died and the repairman can't figure out why, my television stopped working, my mp3 player plays weird distorted sounds, my new Mac has faulty screen resolution, and the cat is looking at me like it's all my fault.

Thanks Greg and Kat.

Quote of the Day:

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.

Bertrand Russell

News Briefs 01-07-08

A few crumbs short of a fruitcake...

  • Ancient crashed UFO claimed to be from the dinosaur age.
  • My strangest UFO abduction case.
  • Tunguska event at 100. More here.
  • Get out of your own way
  • The motives that ought to encourage us to the sciences.
  • Yellow science.
  • OOBEs and grasping the ungraspable.
  • Invention: jet engine silencer.
  • Planet's magnetic field varies much faster than expected.
  • Forget viagra, eat watermelon.
  • Japanese firm offers weddings in space. Next it will be divorces.
  • Cancer cells revert to normal at specific signal threshold, researchers find.
  • Saturn's thermogenic vertex.
  • Your brain can lie to you.

Quote of the Day:

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

Josh Billings

News Briefs 30-06-2008

Kat's away at a not-so-secret cat conference for a feline new world order, but she still managed to find half of today's news.

Thanks Greg, Kat, and our feline overlords.

Quote of the Day:

Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will.


News Briefs 27-06-2008

"I always question the received reality. The consensus reality is often potentially misleading…"

Big Danke Schöen to Greg, Rick and RPJ…

Quote of the Day:

“The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done...”

George Carlin

News Briefs 25-06-2008

Mea Culpa.

Thanks to my senpai Rick-san, Greg & Michael —not you, the OTHER Michael.

Quote of the Day:

"We shed a lot of blood for this country. We are not going to give up our country for a mere X on a ballot. How can a ball point pen fight with a gun?"

Robert Mugabe, benevolent & compassionate tyrant of Zimbabwe

News Briefs 25-06-2008

They're here.

Many thanks to Greg and Kat.

Quote of the Day:

We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.

Thomas Edison.

News Briefs 24-06-2008

Need a laugh?

Quote of the Day:

An animal resting or passing by leaves crushed grass, footprints, and perhaps droppings, but a human occupying a room for one night prints his character, his biography, his recent history, and sometimes his future plans and hopes. I further believe that personality seeps into walls and is slowly released.

John Steinbeck, as quoted in Amazon's excerpt from Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You (Amazon US & UK).

News Briefs 23-06-2008

Quoth Illidan: You Are Not Prepared!

Big thanks to Greg!

Quote of the Day:

What a pity that the human animal is not able to put his moral thinking into practice. ...I fear that machines are ahead of morals by some centuries and when morals catch up perhaps there'll be no reason for any of it.

President Harry S Truman, in his diary.

News Briefs 20-06-2008

"We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet…"

Special thanks to TDG’s avatar (aka Greg)

Quote of the Day:

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world..."

Margaret Mead