There's been a lot of LHC news lately but a less-publicized series of Compact Muon Solenoid
proton collision tests is scheduled for today, and CERN has been kind enough to set up a live streaming webcam
to watch the CMS in action. (There's also a view of the parking lot but I think that's more so underground-bunkered LHC staff can see the weather.) It's fairly dull viewing but if you're interested in the science of it all, it's great nerdy fun. Maybe you'll even see a black hole or two. ;)
It's All Because.
Have you ever had those days where you're wondering just why everything about your life is feeling like it's going down the toilet bowl? Oded Gross
knows, and he will tell you all about it. In a song
Hundreds of hand-drawn turkeys.
Teaching assistant for a Psych class is on copier duty: multiple-page midterm for a class of over 700. Appends "Draw a turkey" to the last page of the test. Here are the results.
Gobble. [via mefi projects]
Galactus is Coming!
Galactus is coming to eat your planet, and nothing can be done to stop him! There is only one way to be saved!
Ah, remember the olden days when Blogger had to beg for money from users
to get new hardware
? These days, the hardware is begging Blogger -- FOR MERCY
Wanted: the perfect housemate!
You just need to meet a few, um, requirements.
Dinosaur invades New Zealand volcano.
A few months ago, some daring joker went ashore at White Island and pasted a Flintstones Dino doll in front of the Crater Cam, in the volcano. The dinosaur has since become world famous
, and is still visible on the webcam
to this day.
"She was as easy as the Daily Star crossword,"
and other allegedly actual similes and metaphors from student essays, mangled like pigeons on Baltimore light rail tracks.
In these days of reflection and prayer, graphic designers would do well to seek the intercession of their patron saints
... what else have you been seeing get "balled" up lately?
10 Easy Steps to Objectivism.
When you have achieved true Objectivistivity, join Friend Bear on a visit to the Objectivist Theme Park
, so that you too can be one with Ayn Rand's Floating Head
Extensive collection of airline sick bags.
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, so that you too can enjoy the wonders of a dull blog
Opera Borks MSN
Opera 7.0.1 geefes MSN zee Svedeesh Cheff treetment.
Bork Bork Bork!
(No offense is intended towards any Swedes who may be reading this.)
Recently on sale in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, was "Very Strange Crisp," a type of lollipop.
If you haven't yet discovered Nury Vittachi's "Traveller's Tales"
in the Far East Economic Review, check him out right now. I guarantee, you will not be disappointed. Absolute funniest man I have ever read this side of the International Date Line.
Tired of fighting that suicidal urge to jump the fences into the roiling waters of the Golden Gate whenever you drive across The Bridge?
Well, now you have a choice! Amidst practically no fanfare, the Golden Gate Tunnel has opened, featuring the best in subaquatic transportainment™, and all the donuts you can eat! Remember, folks, Those who know, go below.
Gosh, I haven't been to SF for almost a decade. Things sure have changed. ;)