Actor Michael Cera invents a twisted text message relationship
between actor Michael Cera and the unsuspecting "Jeremy" in a Shouts & Murmurs piece for the New Yorker.
NASA's Juno spacecraft
launched this morning and is en route to Jupiter (launch video)
. Equipped with microwave, ultraviolet, infrared, and visible light detectors
Juno will investigate the origins, atmosphere, and magnetosphere
of the Solar System's largest planets over one year beginning with its arrival in 2016. Using its awesome solar
technology Juno will show Jupiter's magnetic field in detail never before seen
. We probably won't hear much from Juno again until 2013
, when it makes a fly-by of Earth. You can follow Juno on Twitter
, so if it types out its scream, someone will hear it. Also
traveling aboard Juno are three very special LEGO mini-figurines
67 years ago today, 150, 000 allied troops landed on 5 beaches
on the coast of France that were defended by Rommel
and about 60,000 troops of the Nazi Wermacht
Today is the D-Day landings anniversary. Lest we forget
D-Day was 57 years ago yesterday. It was 16 years before an article in the Atlantic
finally provided Americans an unvarnished account of the carnage that was Omaha Beach that day. I'm in awe of what these 19-year-olds went through.
Juno's controversial plan to rent space on your PC
-- In exchange for free ISP access, Juno customers will be required to keep their computers on at all times so Juno can sell unused time and space on its customers' hard drives.