Archive for March, 2011

The Hangover Part II

Posted: March 31, 2011 in Movies
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New trailer is out… Looks like this is gonna be EPIC.

On this date in 1981, John Hinckley tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan within two months of his taking office.

Live Performance

Posted: March 29, 2011 in Music
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30 Seconds to Mars – “Search and Destroy”

To Infinity and Beyond

Posted: March 29, 2011 in Science
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First image of Mercury

Photo credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Some very cool news for all you astronomy geeks out there:

Early this morning, at 5:20 am EDT, MESSENGER captured this historic image of Mercury. This image is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the Solar System’s innermost planet. Over the subsequent six hours, MESSENGER acquired an additional 363 images before downlinking some of the data to Earth.

According to the NASA press release, approximately 10 days ago, MESSENGER became the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury, and is expected to take 75,000 images for its mission over the next year, including approximately 1,200 over the next three days. Looking forward to seeing more of these…

If you only read one news article today, it should be this New Yorker piece about the murder of Guatemalan attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg.

iPad/iPhone Test Run

Posted: March 28, 2011 in Blog Stuff, Blogging
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iPad: Trying out the WordPress app.
iPhone update: Mission accomplished.

What’s In A Name?

Posted: March 28, 2011 in Blog Stuff, Blogging
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In addition to the visual makeover, the blog’s name and address has changed. The name is based on the following quote by economist Thomas Schelling, taken from his seminal work “Arms and Influence”:

“Against defenseless people there is not much that nuclear weapons can do that cannot be done with an ice pick.”