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June 23, 2012

Consciousness is a state of mind...

A great talk by Bob Blum on the mind-blowing subject of consciousness. Check out around 20:15, his use of our classic Brain in a Vat comic. :-)

Bob Blum: Consciousness: What, Who, When, and Why from Monica Anderson on Vimeo.

Posted by Snaggy at 08:19 PM

7 minutes of terror: getting Curiosity on the surface of Mars

These geeks are my heroes!

Posted by Snaggy at 12:42 PM

The Making of...

Our friends at Thinkmodo reveal how they put thogether that very cool Underwater Nightclub video.

Posted by Snaggy at 07:44 AM

June 22, 2012

Ray Bradbury to be honoured with 451 error message?

The Guardian is reporting that software developer Tim Bray has proposed a new HTTP status code to honour Ray Bradbury (inspired by his novel Fahrenheit 451). The new code would indicate when access to a page has been denied for censorship reasons. Brilliant!

You can read more here, and check out our Ray Bradbury tribute comic here.

Posted by Snaggy at 09:16 AM

June 19, 2012

The Slinky bottom doesn't move!

via Kottke!

Posted by Snaggy at 12:33 PM

June 12, 2012

Tidbits for this week in June!

GrumpySteen takes a Long exposure photos from the ISS, and gives a WTF to Helicopter + dead cat?, ... Shooshie heralded Game of Tech Thrones, ... the MoMan toasts D-Day, and The Famous Druid finds the Headline of the Year.

Posted by Snaggy at 02:55 PM

June 07, 2012

Meet Ray Bradbury

Posted by Snaggy at 12:39 PM

June 06, 2012

RIP Ray Bradbury. :-(

Don't ruin your life by over-thinking it...

via CharlesGnilka

Posted by Snaggy at 08:37 AM

June 05, 2012

Transit of Venus Day!

For lots more, including viewing info, visit transitofvenus.org

Update: There's some great transit pics in this Forum thread, including mine!

Posted by Snaggy at 12:38 AM