May 18, 2005

Some nerd fuel (or "Trying to keep it lighthearted")...

Apparently the perfectly serviceable if somewhat flawed constitutional republic we've got might go down the crapper this week due to some misguided zealots who are obsessed with the teachings of a two-thousand-year-old Palestinian rabbi, so I'm swallowing my bile long enough to post a couple of non-bile-swallowing-geek stories:

* Soon to be confiscated at airports nationwide: the Game Boy Micro!

* Surprised to hear that NASA recently completed a successful test of a solar sail, since I thought that any program with the word "solar" in the title was eliminated. I'm still waiting on the Planetary Society's version.

* I wonder if the ISS astronauts ever saw Apollo 13.