Archive for July, 2008
What a cool video. Early rap/hip-hop, before all the idiot gangstas turned the genre into tedious mysogonistic crap.I’ve never seen this before, but apparently it was done in one continuous take with a steadycam. Click on the video for the YouTube page with the full lyrics and more info. via The Anchoress
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Uh oh. If they don’t have it, WHO DOES? (CUE DRAMATIC MUSIC)
Rand Simberg, my favorite blogger for things space and science related, points out the flaws in counting on an “Apollo Program for energy” as a serious solution.
But my favorite is when I hear people call for a “Manhattan Project for energy”. We already had one of those about 65 years ago, and it found a cheap, clean, nearly limitless source of power. We called it the “Manhattan Project“.
Despite excitement over the discovery that space is all crazy-looking, a number of legislators have threatened to cut funding for NASA’s kaleidoscopic program. An outspoken critic of the agency, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said she hopes NASA scientists don’t just use the kaleidoscope a few times and then lose interest and never touch it again, like they did with the Brookhaven Neutrino Spirograph, Fermilab’s Particle Slingshot, and the Very Large Slip ‘n Slide Array in New Mexico.