May 13th, 2008

newtcam

9277 - tuesday the 13th!

BHK made delicious pea soup! The perfect thing after a long day at work. Nomnommy. We supped over Ugly betty and the new TV Show King trivia game for the wii. I beat Abraham Lincoln, BHK and Bughah's Kitty Puddy (random computer players plucked from our Mii farm). I like it, but the wheel is a bit too random for me.



WorldWide Telescope, developed by Microsoft's research arm, knits together images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and others. Windows users (only) can browse through the galaxy on their own or take guided tours of different outer-space destinations developed by astronomers and academics. The application allows viewing from different wavelengths such as X-ray, visible light, and hydrogen-alpha radiation. Business Week has a review and some background on the project, which has been in development for years. Google Sky beat them to the punch but Business Week opines that WWT's interface is superior.



Albert Einstein's True Religious Beliefs Revealed

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he rejects it as "childish superstition," but also disliked the hubris of atheism)

In the letter, he states: "The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this."

Pictures of our town flooding from yesterday and before.

highlights from the slideshow provided by North Beach - reproduced here, but not taken by me.

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I'm really digging the combination of Pyecam and Newtcam. I just have to update my internal pages with Pye-links now. The cams are really mis-named, since either of the boys can land on either cam... the Newtcam is more permanently affixed in the sunny office, while Pyecam is on the more mobile, but less frequently live laptop
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Newt seems to be the most interested in playing in front of the cams... Pye prefers the living room, I suspect.

I've upped the resolution on both... I'm also considering making one or both live streaming video.



Who said polar bears are carnivores? That must be some tasty watermelon, is all I'm saying. Some great photos.


 
Forgot to mention the ATW man -He and his monkey-faced pal were pregnant with baby bumps for mother's day. Clicks embiggen, as always.

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"Burn Notice" returns on July 10 - so is it a summer filler?


 
1 year ago - mother's day w/ family, gaia hypothesis, gavagan's, jd's party

2 years ago - fp with kev, rain, Pelosi kma, goofy armor, stairway to heaven backwards

3 years ago - work related, friday 13th, mood poll, zombie hunting, phone-sleeping, book meme, mp3, scientology vs fictionology

4 years ago - fam stuff, toe socks

5 years ago - recycling into fuel oil, kitty quiz, PT, Apathetic Online Journal Entry Generator, potty poll, perfect toast

6 years ago - answer to oil dependency, iespell, memory of being a little kid w/ vampires, goofing around, dani postcard, 334, rain week

7 years ago - nonpareil, "hamburger helper, antibacterial", family hangout, old coversheet, daydream, dead guy in living room, watermelons, a basic truth, lj-smell poll, cleaning up oil using human hair (and you don't even need Superman to do it!)GeotargetVisitor Map