Monday, June 30, 2008
He Went Thataway
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Inspired by a Bunny Wabbit
WSJ, June 28, 2008; Page W1
Sunday, June 29, 2008
The Beatles - In My Life
Video compilation to In My Life, from Rubber Soul
Saturday, June 28, 2008
US Federal Lands By Ownership Percentage
Friday, June 27, 2008
Top Music Websites
Very cool collection of music related links:
- than you can shake a stick at. Join the community and make new friends who share the same interests as you do. Last.fm members can play full tracks and customize your playlist according to your own unique tastes.
- resource on the web to get great music. Join the IMEEM community and share your music interests with others or watch music videos if you are not too busy.
- music on the web.
- to listen to, but not to download. The unique twist is that listeners can earn points by bumping up songs that you like that catches on with other listeners and they too can bump the song up, too. Listeners are the ultimate judges of the song's success or failure. It's kind of like American Idolon steroids.
The next 60 are here . . .
Music Rules 2: Top 60 Music Websites That Deliver the Greatest Free Music
by Nelson Doyle, Jun 1, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Dodge Challenger SRT8
What ? No Stick? Kinda silly for a 425 hp muscle car
New-Old Pony Enters the Corral
NYT, June 15, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
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Monday, June 23, 2008
How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic
A Complete list of articles responding to the talking points circulated by the Global Warming Denialists:
"How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic," a series by Coby Beck, contains responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming.
There are four separate taxonomies; arguments are divided by:
Stages of Denial,
Types of Argument, and
Levels of Sophistication.
The full linked set is at Gristmill, but here is a flavor of all the subjects covered:
Stages of Denial
1. There's nothing happening
a. Inadequate evidence
There is no evidence
One record year is not global warming
The temperature record is simply unreliable
One hundred years is not enough
Glaciers have always grown and receded
Warming is due to the Urban Heat Island effect
Mauna Loa is a volcano
The scientists aren't even sure
b. Contradictory evidence
It's cold today in Wagga Wagga
Antarctic ice is growing
The satellites show cooling
What about mid-century cooling?
Global warming stopped in 1998
But the glaciers are not melting
Antarctic sea ice is increasing
Observations show climate sensitivity is not very high
Sea level in the Arctic is falling
Some sites show cooling
c. No consensus
Global warming is a hoax
There is no consensus
Position statements hide debate
Consensus is collusion
Peiser refuted Oreskes
Thats only the first 10%. At Gristmill, the list is quite exhaustive, and is fully linked and cross referenced . . .
Sunday, June 22, 2008
The Beatles - Nowhere Man
Saturday, June 21, 2008
One Third of Sun-like Stars Have Earth-Sized Planets
About a third of all the Sun-like stars in our galaxy harbor modestly sized planets, according to a study announced Monday by a team of European astronomers.
At a meeting in Nantes, France, Michel Mayor of the Geneva Observatory and his group presented a list of 45 new planets, ranging in mass from slightly bigger than Earth to about twice as massive as Neptune, from a continuing survey of some 200 stars.
All of the planets orbit their stars in 50 days or less, well within the corresponding orbit of Mercury, which takes 88 days to go around the Sun, and well within frying distance of any lifelike creatures.
Among the bounty is a rare triple-planet system of “super-Earths” around the star HD 40307, about 42 light-years away in the constellation Pictor. The planets are roughly four, seven and nine times the mass of Earth and have orbital periods of 4, 10 and 20 days, respectively.
A Bounty of Midsize Planets Is Reported
NYT, June 17, 2008