Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mossberg reviews new sexy ThinkPads

Yeah, I know, he’s not half as funny or interesting as Mosspuppet, but I am a great fan of ThinkPad line, even if they are owned and operated by Commies, nowadays. Think about that, ten years ago, ThinkPads were made by Big Blue, now they’re made by Big Red. It’s make me wonder, how come these commies can make one of the best damn reliable laptops (as long you get rid of the Indowsway and replace it with Inuxlay) in the known universe but can’t make safe reliable toothpaste, costume jewelry, baby formula or children’s toys? It’s not rocket science, you know – by the way, howzat Moon mission coming along, fellas? I’m actually concerned cause China is the one country that would seriously colonize, exploit and annex the Moon, and fuck that UN treaty for using The Moon for peaceful purposes, they’d turn it into nuke launcher central. I love their laptops, but seriously, we have to keep our hands in the space race, folks, we can’t let them Commies take the Moon away from us, what are we gonna’ use to defend it from the commies, MIT robots designed by Cringely fanbois? I don’t think so. C’mon Barry, don’t let the damn Chinese who hold our debts over our heads like the sword of Damocles dictate our space program. Back to The Moon. We need to plant another flag. And a few bases, while we’re at it.

... and if you act now, I'll thrown in The Brooklyn Bridge!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Space, the final frontier

In December of 2009, NASA launched a new spacecraft to map the cosmos. It’s called the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. NASA has just released the first images, and here they are.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cool Asteroid Deflection Device

In Wired. I have no idea

why there are teradactyls in that illustration, but then again, I watch A Flintstones Christmas Carol and my brain doesn’t explode, so it must be cool.

In the meantime, while waiting for the end of 2012 and beyond and if you need a reason to sign up for Twitter, this asteroid alert service could be the ticket.

Asteroids are a serious business once they penetrate the atmosphere; The rock that caused the Tungaska explosion in 1908 was estimated about the size of a six story building. The one that hit the Yucatan  65 million years ago that caused the massive dinosaur extinction was less than a kilometer cubed. And these things are not rare events.

Happy Holidays and look to the skies …  don’t stand underneath when a monster flies by!