Monday, November 30, 2009

FYI: 2009 Colas For The Cosmos Binocular Giveaway

Just a quick FYI that I just posted an announcement for the 2009 Colas For The Cosmos Giveaway over at my Coudymidnights astronomy blog.

If you know of a child between 8 and 14 who has an interest in astronomy, but cannot afford their own astronomical equipment, then check out the post for details.

Cheers ~ Jim Cox

Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday fun: Thanksgiving Cranberry Slaughter -

Have you ever wondered what takes place in the making of cranberry sauce? Well thanks to the terrifying truth can now be told from the cranberry's point of view:

Hope you had a great T-Day! ~ Jim

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Friday fun: Cats, Cops, and Computers

I just love this YouTube video of the (mostly) patient cop dealing with a overly friendly kitten while writing a speeding ticket. By the way, there isn't any sound with this dashcam video:

You can read more about the story behind this video in this posting, and check out this video of the cat and his owner (err.. human):

Some people think cats are brainless, but as this posting points out even a super computer with 147,456 processors and 144 terabytes of memory still runs 100 times slower than an cat's brain. So next time you see a kitten or cat doing something "brainless" just remember there's a exaflop processor with over 14 petabytes of memory behind those wiskers.

Have a great weekend ~ Jim

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday fun: Simon's Cat 'Cat Man Do' and Simons Cat (real)

If you are a cat person with access to a computer then I am sure you have seen Simon's Cat 'Cat Man Do' from simonscat:

Now check out this 'real' verion of 'Cat Man Do' by derrobsi:

Have a great weekend ~ Jim

Friday, November 06, 2009

Friday fun: Mac vs. PC ad - Webcam upgrade

This would have been funnier if they used duct tape:

Have a great weekend ~ Jim