Saturday, January 10, 2009

random 76

On 12 January 1992 or 1997, HAL, from 2001: A Space Odessy, became operational. The difference in dates depends on whether you are reading the novel based on the movie (1997) or watching the movie (1992) which was based on an earlier short story "The Sentinal".
via wired

is it my 2nd cousin or my 1st cousin twice removed

A nice chart to figure out all those weird relationships.

This is another graphical free online tool to quantify, track, compare and understand the total amount of energy needed to support all of the facets of your lifestyle.

northern lights / aurora borealis
boing boing has links to some excellent photos.

this looks better than Microsoft Surface, and no it's not for the Mac, despite the name.
via crunchgear

quite the staircase

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