Intelligent Design Discussed Intelligently

  So, after my last post on Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about UFOs, I watched both clips again because they’re just so damn good. At the end of the second clip, I was offered this video, where deGrasse Tyson does a presentation on Intelligent Design. Now I thought, foolishly it turns out, that this was something about how to design everyday objects intelligently, perhaps imbuing them with some kind of natural efficiency, or...

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Isaac “The Man” Newton

  My man, Neil deGrasse Tyson, talks about his man, Sir Isaac Newton. I love how naturally deGrasse Tyson makes you interested in things that wouldn’t normally interest you. And while that first clip was great, this one covering UFOs will let you see deGrasse Tyson in full swing. Excellent, free entertainment and you learn a little bit about the human brain in the...

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Kickstart your project

I’ve just come across Kickstarter – a site where you can pledge money to software development projects in return for incentives.  The more you pledge, the better the incentive.  It’s like pre-ordering, but your pledged money is taken immediately, which gives the developer funding to deliver on their promise at a later date. I pledged on a linux game called In The Dark.  In my case, my lowly $20 pledge gets me a copy...

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Great Ubuntu Software

m4s0n501 Just a quick list of top-quality Ubuntu software that you may or may not have heard about.  In no particular order.  Many are installable from the repository, while others might require a little google/search for their PPA (I’ve kicked you off with a link for each).  This post revolves around Ubuntu 10.04 – the Lucid Lynx. 1. Handbrake.  This allows you to rip your DVDs into MP4 format for viewing on any H264...

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Earthrise

I sincerely hope this works.  If it does, you can see the earth rising over the moon, from about 100K above the moon’s surface.  From this Register article. Shame – that embedded object didn’t work.  You can still see the movie by using the link above, or by visiting it directly, here. [EDIT : I’ve added a Youtube rendition...

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