Star Wars Boombox

Now, anyone who knows me knows that I'm a Star Trek geek, with  minor in Star Wars.

But even I have to admit that this is cool!

Check it out...

                                    Image from: Forever Geek

Ok... where's my Enterprise-E DVD player?!?!?


"For seven years, we have been a nation at war. No longer will we hide its price."

Not in terms of the financial cost, or the cost in the lives of our people.
                                              Image by: miss karen

Reported in the New York Times today is the news that the Pentagon will allow the press, with the permission of their families, will now be allowed to photograph the flag-draped coffins of our war dead.


Bluetooth Rotary Phone!!

Say... what?!?

Yep. SparkFun has taken a rotary phone that you can pair with your Bluetooth headset and talk on... so you retro geeks can have fun, as well!!

Yes, it is a real phone... like the ones that you (or your parents) had... and it works!

The bad news?

It costs $250.

But, if you have the spare cash for your retro pad, you can get it here.


Protective Shield Used By Hundreds Of Viruses Deciphered

Can this be the beginning of effective anti-viral treatment?

High-energy X-ray diffraction was used to pinpoint some 5 million atoms in the protective protein coat used by hundreds of viruses. (Credit: J. Pan & Y.J. Tao/Rice University)

What you are looking at in this image is the 'armor' used by many viruses to keep the body's immune system from successfully destroying the virus' DNA (which allows the virus to successfully multiply)

Now that it's identified, the next thing is to crack the code that makes the armor impenetrable by the human immune system.

Thanks to (and more info at):
Rice University (2009, February 17). Protective Shield Used By Hundreds Of Viruses


Timeless Garden

Interested in reducing your carbon footprint?

Take a look at this clock:

Learn more about it at:

Thanks to:


A Two Satellite Collision Over Siberia

A great description of what happened:

                                                                 Image by: Aaron Escobar™

More information:


Do you like the Space Program?

Do you think that the missions are interesting?

Image by: runneralan

Are you a member of any major social networks? Read blogs? Listen to audio or watch video podcasts?

Well, here's a link for all the NASA Social Networking/Internet Goodness:




To All My Smart Friends...


                                                                       Photo by: Editor B

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
Stop and think about it and decide on your answer before you scroll down...

The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

2 How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

Stop and think about it and decide on your answer before you scroll down...

Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator?

Wrong Answer.

Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals

attend .... Except one.   Which animal does not attend?
Stop and think about it and decide on your answer before you scroll down...

Correct Answer : The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there.  This tests your memory. Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.

4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and
you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?
Stop and think about it and decide on your answer before you scroll down...

Correct Answer:? You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

According to Anderson  Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the

Professionals they tested got all questions wrong, but many preschoolers got several correct answers.   

Anderson Consulting says this conclusively proves the theory that most professionals do not have the brains of a four-year-old.

Send this out to frustrate all of your smart friends.


Starship Dimensions and Images... Whee!!

Star ship Dimensions: http://www.merzo.net/

This site has just about all the ships to scale for all the different sci-fi universes (Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, BattleStar Galactica, etc.)

Warning: Go to this site *after* your work is done... it's a time sink, LOL!!

For those of you who like Babylon 5 ships:

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