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 - JibJab.com

Have you ever wondered what takes place in the making of cranberry sauce? Well thanks to JibJab.com 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 KOMOnews.com 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