links for 2008-09-26

  • Chiron Beta Prime.mp3 |
  • Standbymebonse.mp3 (audio/x-mpeg Object)
  • Under The Boardwalk.mp3 (audio/mpeg)
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  • No shield, however thick, can protect you from their assault. No sword, however sharp, can prick the tentacles of their mind. The Illithid, or Mind Flayers, are the most feared citizens of the world under our feet. Their society is based on enslavement, cruelty and total submission by all other races. They do not harm your body they simply claim your mind and soul. Those taken by the Mind Flayer live a prisoner in their own bodies as they can only scream inside there conquered mind. Nothing stands before the Illithid and no heart, however valiant, will remain pure against the horror they bring.
  • Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Romeo & Juliet and Max Payne. The story should use alcoholism as a plot device!
  • Chinese researchers claim they've confirmed the theory behind an "impossible" space drive, and are proceeding to build a demonstration version. If they're right, this might transform the economics of satellites, open up new possibilities for space exploration –- and give the Chinese a decisive military advantage in space. To say that the "Emdrive" (short for "electromagnetic drive") concept is controversial would be an understatement. According to Roger Shawyer, the British scientist who developed the concept, the drive converts electrical energy into thrust via microwaves, without violating any laws of physics. Many researchers believe otherwise. An article about the Emdrive in New Scientist magazine drew a massive volley of criticism. Scientists not only argued that Shawyer's work was blatantly impossible, and that his reasoning was flawed. They also said the article should never have been published.
  • Non-technical information about astronomy and space exploration, including stargazing tips, FAQs, sky almanac, solar system guide, StarDate magazine articles, and K-12 teacher resources. StarDate Online is the web companion to the popular syndicated radio program.
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  • The question has been kicked around by the technology press for some time now: Why does Google keep products in beta for so long? Beats me, but I'm trying to find out today because the Web monitoring company Pingdom has taken the time to quantify the matter: Pingdom's count shows that almost half of Google's 49 products are in beta, including such established stalwarts as Gmail — released in April 2004 — and Google Docs. (Pingdom intentionally left Google Labs out of the mix.) "Everyone knows Google is fond of the beta label on its products, but we wanted some actual numbers so went through all of Google's products to see how many of them are in beta," Pingdom analyst Peter Alguacil tells me in an e-mail. "It turned out to be a whopping 45%. As far as we know, there is no other company that does this to the extent that Google does."
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