Maand: juni 2001 (pagina 1 van 30)

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I was watching a documentary on tv this morning on astrology, which was part of BBC2’s Open University programs. At one point there was a mention of Stardust, and how we are all made of this. Interesting idea, if you think about it. “Every element on earth, except for the lightest, was created in the heart of some massive star. And the heaviest elements — such as gold, lead and uranium — were produced in a supernova explosion during the cataclysmic end of a huge star’s life, says LSU physicist Edward Zganjar. ‘Those elements were ejected into space by the force of the massive explosion, where they mixed with other matter and formed new stars, some with planets such as earth. That’s why the earth is rich in these heavy elements. The iron in our blood and the calcium in our bones were all forged in such stars. We are made of stardust’, Zganjar said.” For more info go to ScienceDaily Magazine, Krysstal, Elsbeth or Guardian.

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Powers Of 10 » “View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.”

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Boy Testifies Dog Raped Him » what a world we live in….

Post 993900994

Computer Stupidities » a large collection of stories and anecdotes about clueless computer users.

Post 993900805 » interesting to say the least.

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News: Computer passwords reveal workers’ secrets “Family-types, fans, and the self-obsessed all give themselves away with easily guessable passwords. Only the cryptics are safe…” » Phew! Fortunately I’m a cryptic. (via Slashdot)

Post 993898587

This morning I watched Living in Oblivion (1995), which I taped from Canvas yesterday night. I believe I had already seen it ages ago, but the details where missing in my memory. It’s definately an excellent movie, worth seeing. “Recapitulating the movie-within-a-movie concept, here Nick Reve (played by Steve Buscemi) is directing an independent movie with a shoestring budget and a film crew with at least as many neuroses as goatees. When the action spills outside of the scenes and everything goes all wrong, (real-life) writer/director Tom DiCillo throws tragicomic jabs at the strange, and painfully human, process of making movies.”

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EuroTv » My Guide, cool service.

Post 993897508

Saturday again. The week seems to fly by. My parents left for Spain this morning at, I believe, 6:00 o’clock. To avoid traffic. It feels like the entire country is packing up and leaving for a few weeks. Anyhow, they’ll be back in four weeks. One whole month of peace and quiet. 😉