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Signed On Mar 7, 2001, 16:59
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Antikythera planetarium Feb 19, 2008, 14:32 Jim
 
Fascinating stuff. I'd like to see a replica of this thing in action.

Edit: found some good stuff here:

http://www.etl.uom.gr/mr/index.php?mypage=antikythera_ani

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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Steve Fossett Feb 16, 2008, 10:07 Jim
 
The race is on! Who will be found first?

  • Amelia Earhart

  • Steve Fossett


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    News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
    1. $100 million Feb 15, 2008, 15:59 Jim
     
    SNCP may as well go to the nearest mens room and proceed to flush the $100 million down the toilet.

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    10. Re: Wal-Mart drops HD-DVD Feb 15, 2008, 14:44 Jim
     
    Yeah I think its save to call HDDVD extinct now... finally ending another useless tech format war. Standard def DVD probably won't be long to follow now that there is a clear winner.

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    37. Indiana Jones Feb 14, 2008, 21:14 Jim
     
    I'm looking forward to this film. One of the rare films I'll actually go to the cinema to watch.

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    32. Re: Roy Scheider Feb 11, 2008, 19:43 Jim
     
    I'll always remember his role in 2010, the little-known sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    In the opening sequence the sun rises over the VLA and he's up in one of the antennas, climbing down as the Russian guy is telling him that Discovery is going to crash into Io.

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    11. Roy Scheider Feb 11, 2008, 12:41 Jim
     
    Too bad he didn't live to see 2010.


     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    7. Re: Weather Feb 10, 2008, 16:36 Jim
     
    Last night - a bit snowy, not too bad though.

    This late morning/early afternoon - thunder and a bit of rain, but warmer... snow's mostly settled if not melting away.

    Decide to go to Watertown and Arsenal malls to check out DVD deals, if any...

    In the span of ten minutes, while out until about 15 minutes ago...

    1. Turn into Watertown Mall parking lot - sunny, not too cold, felt like it was in the mid-40s (F) - proceed to go into mall, look around, etc. (It's a tiny mall, really.)

    2. Get back to car, turn out of the parking lot to head toward Arsenal mall across the street - overcast, flakes start falling.

    3. Park, open door at Arsenal - VERY windy, with heavy snowfall. Get Casshern DVD, head back to car.

    4. Close car door, head back home (less than 5 min away). Not even 1/4 of the way there the snow stops, all is sunny again and (relatively) warm.

    Granted, I live in New England... but WTF?

    Yeah WTF. Is that the same New England? Today? Was sunny and nice most of the day in Providence, in and out of clouds, but nothing major.

    Nothing major for the week upcoming, but we're going to have to cancel another star party due to weather, and we haven't been to the observatory on a Saturday or Tuesday in weeks (since New Year's I think). I'm ready for winter to end.


     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    18. Re: No subject Feb 7, 2008, 19:13 Jim
     
    Are you aware of the AMOUNT?

    Yea, about $17 billion total NASA budget.

    Yeah I'm one of those weirdos who thinks we should spend lots of money on scientific research and space exploration. Compared to all the other crap our taxes are spent on, NASA is one of the few things I'm happy to pay my taxes for.

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    14. Re: No subject Feb 7, 2008, 17:07 Jim
     
    Schweet - although I don't agree with the $ spent on the program, one of the most awe inspiring things I was able to witness in person was a shuttle launch. Amazing.

    I think we should be spending more money on it. Sure the shuttle is not the safest and most efficient way of flying to space, at least we currently have an active manned space program. I wish the public would care more about it though. I'm too young to remember Apollo (born 13 months after the last moon landing) so I can hardly imagine the excitement there was back then for spaceflight.

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    11. Re: No subject Feb 7, 2008, 16:51 Jim
     
    Anyone see the shuttle launch? Work sucks, I wish I could have seen it.

    Yup. I still have the feed running in the background after watching the liftoff and the numerous replays:

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    18. Re: Americas Last Iwo Jima flag veteran Feb 5, 2008, 15:20 Jim
     
    Heh, yeah. Not to make light of something so serious, but since you brought it up, I'm now envisioning that victory sound that played in the original CTF when you captured the flag. I could just see the guys raising the flag only to hear da-na-na-na!

    The battle for Iwo Jima went on long after the flag was raised, so the victory sound wouldn't have been heard at the same time the flag went up.

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    12. Re: No subject Feb 5, 2008, 14:10 Jim
     
    Lets say the worst happens and it gets a little hotter, the cap melts, and the good farming moves a bit north. What's going to cause our near extinction?

    I am actually curious as to what the terrible downside is to global warming, for people.

    http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/end
    (slightly NSFW)

     
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    News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
    4. History's greatest gadgets Feb 5, 2008, 12:58 Jim
     
    I'd love to own an astrolabe and an orrery. I found someone who makes very detailed orreries, but have yet to find a decent astrolabe.

    http://www.orrerymaker.com/

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    25. Is it baseball season yet? Feb 3, 2008, 22:08 Jim
     
    Major disappointment. Good game, and congrats to the Giants, but major disappointment.

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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    17. Re: No subject Feb 3, 2008, 19:55 Jim
     
    Pretty low score for a first half.

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    5. Re: What, no SuperBowl Comments! Feb 3, 2008, 14:08 Jim
     
    Go Pats!

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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    6. No subject Feb 2, 2008, 18:51 Jim
     
    Go Pats!

     
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    News Comments > Microsoft's Yahoo Bid
    15. Microhoo! Feb 1, 2008, 13:18 Jim
     
    <type>doubleyou doubleyou doubleyou dot yahoo dot com ENTER

    <message>

    This page required Microsoft Internet Explore to view.

    <open IE and try again>

    This page requires ActiveX version 24563.354 to load.

    This page requires .Net framework 439584.3948 to run.

    Page not found.

    BSOD.

    <end result>

    Google use up 30%.


     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    7. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2008, 14:28 Jim
     
    I didn't really get into the online gaming arena much (dialup or otherwise) until I hit college, except for a two-week course at WPI (between sophomore and junior years in high school) in the summer of 1994 where a group of students and I played DOOM. Webcrawler was introduced to me at WPI, as well Lycos. Yahoo? A mere search engine rather than a full-out busy-looking portal.

    Netscape was "the bomb" back then, too. Running on Windows 3.11.

    I remember Webcrawler. It was the search engine I used most frequently in those days. Lycos? Are they not still around? And yeah, Yahoo was "just" a directory search. The first time I got a message from someone with a "hotmail" account I thought it was pr0n spam.

    Also during that era, daily visits to ftp.cdrom.com to see what new demos were out, and of course, USEnet was where most of my time on the net was spent in those days.

     
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