Your very own Tardis!! →
If only I could afford one…and had room for it…and lived in Edinburgh… …and could actually time travel with it…
Ex-MLBPA director Marvin Miller on Baseball... →
I found this to be an incredibly interesting article. I was confused at first at the whole “a baseball contract is more justifiable than any wall street deal” type of comment until I read what he meant: That the deal itself is free from corruption because both sides of the contract must agree to and sign it. A concept like that seems so simple, but when he points out that this is NOT...
Baseball nicknames →
I really hope we’ll soon see Captain Kirk on this list. Nieuwenhuis for ROY!!
Pentheus: Hera and Zeus →
pentheusawn: Zeus and Hera were having an argument over who has the most pleasure in a sexual intercourse, a man or a woman. Zeus teased Hera, by saying that the woman had more pleasure than a man did. Hera had the opposite view. To prove their point, they went to see Teiresias, who had sex as a man… I’m wondering how Teiresias knew what was better than having sex as a woman, since it...
Some Home Grown Love
The Mets had an entire lineup, one through nine, of home grown players today. That’s pretty astounding, in this day and age. Especially with the Mets; a large-market team, albeit with financial struggles, to have a fully home grown lineup? Who would have thought! Of course, it took injuries to Torres and Bay for this to happen, but still…it’s impressive. And they even won...
wallytheidol: sourcedumal: freakingdork: skywanderer: ravenmgee: sherlocked-inside-the-tardis: shurlawk: scarfu: noviceartist: laurenocuma: brivonnet: What happens when a tree branch falls onto a powerline? Answer: Dramatic Annihilation Only 17 seconds long - stick to the end. Submitted by: nonniebyrd THAT IS BEAUTIFUL. Did that shit…just explode rainbows?! ...
Doctor Who stuff! →
Courtesy of The Daily What, pics from the filming of Series 7 of Doctor Who. Episode 5 will apparently feature River Song, the last appearance of Amy and Rory, and possibly some Weeping Angels. Hot damn, it can’t get here soon enough.
Self-Replicating Exobots for use in SETI →
This is a pretty damn cool idea. The concept of self-replication is probably something that isn’t explored, or at least mentioned, enough in space exploration. The last time I heard of the concept was in the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 episode where they decide to lay a mine field of cloaked, self-replicating mines in front of the wormhole to prevent the Dominion reinforcements from arriving...
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Especially Relative: Einstein on Religion →
especiallyrelative: … I came—though the child of entirely irreligious (Jewish) parents—to a deep religiousness, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of twelve. Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached the conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true. The… What I take from this—and I have said this before—is that it is...
A New Way to Select a Candidate →
This is an interesting article more for its ideas than necessarily its implementation. In short—and I just had this conversation with my dad yesterday—I think the 2 party system in America is completely broken. And, I think it’s beginning to make things worse. I sometimes feel like American is in a state of idealogical civil war, a civil war of philosophy. Every election cycle...
thedailywhat: Jetpack Flight of the Day: Jetpack pioneer and daredevil Yves “Jetman” Rossy jumps out of a helicopter and then soars over Switzerland in his latest breathtaking video. Sure, his jetpack is only capable of flying for 10 minutes at a time, but those are 10amazing minutes. [dvice.] I wonder what the actual range is for those 10 minutes. This is, after all, the commuter’s...
Trying to turn fiction into fact just makes you... →
Do religious literalists really not understand what a “fact” actually is? I mean, even the act of trying to determine a factual date from something from scripture borders on irrational, because the source data itself isn’t factual. Why even bother? Doing so just makes you look like an idiot to any rational person. But of course, I doubt that religious people even—or...
So all of a sudden, without telling me, Tumblr started automatically posting all of my “likes” on my Facebook timeline. I never told it to actually do that, and it never used to do that until apparently just a few days ago. Already, two friends of mine are annoyed that posts of theirs that I like ended up losing their Tumblr anonymity by having it linked with my real-life Facebook...
Where's my broom?
section9: Sweeep! And Ike Davis hasn’t even hit yet! Once he starts hitting…ohhhh boy, we’re gonna be a lot better than people think. Also, I love Niuwenhuis instead of Torres. There’s no reason he shouldn’t learn at the majors A) at this point in his development, and B) for the Mets with their expectations for this year. And I love the new fences. Wright...
Hey Michigan...WTF!!! →
This is the most disturbing thing I’ve read in a long time. The fact that Republicans all seem to be okay with their behavior is astounding. We are NOT in a political civil war…or are we? Seems that some people think so. Someone needs to slap a whole bunch of people in the face to get them to wake the hell up. And NOW, before this spreads. Voting all these idiots out of office...
did you know?: Geniocracy →
did-you-kno: There is a proposed system of government in which intelligence is the criteria for governance. It’s called Geniocracy: Government of the people, for the people, by the geniuses. It is a selective democracy that would put a college of geniuses in power, first in individual countries and… First off, I’m not quite in favor of this becoming a world-wide regime. ...
10 Future Things in Production Now →
This is a very cool slideshow of futuristic things that have always been considered sci-fi that are actually in production now. However, despite there being 10 items on this list, I honestly think 2 of them are more important—or at least more exciting—than the others. Those are #2, the Space Elevator, and #10, Wireless Electricity. 2. The Space Elevator This idea has been around...
“Trying to explain to Donald Trump that beauty and art can be more important...– http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penn-jillette/celebrity-apprentice-blue-man-group_b_1395411.html (via neil-gaiman) This is an amazing article by Penn Jillette, one of my favorite intellectual celebrities (and he’s an INCREDIBLE card magician, too). There are some very interesting points in here...