Monthly Archives: June 2006

Ares

Ares is a series of new vehicle designs from NASA (well, okay, probably its contractors). Compared to the Shuttle, these are paragons of simplicity and common sense. Link.

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More Stross

Charles Stross’ latest book Glasshouse is probably his best work yet. I highly recommend it (though it does have a few minor irritations). I’ll be surprised if it’s not up for a bunch of awards. Glasshouse is set after the … Continue reading

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Handy Terrorist Template

To save you time, here’s a template. —- A top secret program to monitor     [ ] Boxers -vs- briefs    [ ] Sales of dental floss    [ ] Frequency of over-sleeping    [ ] Other was today revealed by     [ ] The New York Times    [ ] The Washington Post    [ ] Leaks from … Continue reading

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So much for rescue

I was bummed to see that there was no ‘Space Survival Equipment’ available on this surplus site, nor any rocket engines or components, to say nothing about space vehicles themselves. I’ll have to keep looking. Link.

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Assume a Spherical Position

Via Making Light, the Best Film Review Ever. Offensive. But, if you knew Hollywood, I’d bet you’d rather do: link.

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Another trailer…

Another one from the people who brought you the trailer for that wonderful, light-hearted comedy The Shining, here is Ten Things I Hate About Commandments. Link.

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books again

A re-read: Elizabeth Moon’s The Deed of Paksennarion is a simple, fun fantasy trilogy that starts with Sheepfarmer’s Daughter, in which a young (this isn’t obvious, is it?) sheep-farmer’s daughter runs away to join a local duke’s mercenary force. Good … Continue reading

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What's the LD-50 of a Scrum?

Meetings are toxic. Link.

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OMG PONIES!!!

Well, horsies actually. Steam driven ones. I sooo want to hook one of these up to a generator and run a computer…

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On the Offensive

Values training for the troops. Uh huh. link A recent NPR segment on the forms of “Sensitivity training” required by many corporate HR departments had a bit where one woman who was interviewed said (paraphrased): “Before the training, we had … Continue reading

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