It was another interesting weekend for us space geeks. Opportunity Landed on Mars. It was interesting to watch the control room as things were unfolding, its had to be quite a rush for all those involved when it landed safely. They were all celebrating and cheering, what a cool project. It even managed to catch its shadow as it headed down. Space.com also has a Mars Rover Update Page.
For my fellow
Dallasians (is that right?) Dallasites (thanks Mike) the GuideLive has some information up on view lights this year.
The Guardian has a good article up on nerdom. Worth the read on this rainy cold lunch hour, at least here its rainy and cold.
“The researchers from Harvey Mudd College determined that children who watched more television had a greater chance of winning trivia games than those who did not watch TV. The study found that the chance of winning such games rose by 34 percent for every hour of television watched.” – more
Testing to see why MT is suddenly combining entires. Test TEst
“Claiming more than 1,600 historic landmarks (second only to Galveston in the state)” –
I didn’t know that, thats a lot of markers. I’ve been around Palestine but never actually stopped to visit.
Flak Magazine: Other People’s Books, 08-13-03 “Why do we care about other people’s books? What’s it to us what somebody else is reading? … Still, we strain our eyes to make out the title of a stranger’s paperback, staring and not-staring as if it were a pretty girl or a one-armed man.”
I enjoying seeing what other people read, listen to, and watch. Thats how I find out about new things to experience that I wouldn’t have otherwise.