Reader's Corner for October 2010

October 28, 2010


Amazing sense of perspective.
[Bob] [Eve] [Alice]

October 18, 2010


www.expressjetpilots.com

My name is Michael Roberts, and I am a pilot for ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., based in Houston (that is, I still am for the time being). This morning as I attempted to pass through the security line for my commute to work I was denied access to the secured area of the terminal building at Memphis Inte...

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin.

Apply that to this story...

October 12, 2010


www.sciencenews.org

Humble desk adhesive is a tiny particle accelerator

This is what i was talking about a few days ago

[Bob] [Alice]


calnewport.com

Last weekend, I sat down for a cup of coffee with Jake from College Chronicles fame. We were discussing a computer science course that was giving him trouble. The problem sets, as is often the case, were killer.

for all the DM folks

October 11, 2010


www.mnn.com

Scientists discover chlorophyll-producing sea slug that can carry out photosynthesis using genes swiped from plants.

Interesting

October 8, 2010


2011.lumsPsiFi.org

The official website for LUMS PsiFi'11 - the science olympiad.

Registrations now open.


www.wired.com

A California student got a visit from the FBI this week after he found a secret GPS tracking device on his car, and a friend posted photos of it online. The

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/10/fbi-tracking-device/

October 7, 2010


blog.dawn.com

Pakistan athletes led by chef de mission Mohammad Ali Shah, who insisted on carrying the flag to lead the team parade instead of celebrated former gold medal weightlifter Shujauddin Malik (second from right), arrive onto the field at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru St...

When will our politicians stop poking their faces into everything?

October 6, 2010


How does this guy get the time to do stuff like this?

October 4, 2010


www.wired.com

We've written about the inventive EepyBird before. Some of the GeekDads have even seen them live. But the EepyBird guys, Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz,

[Bob] [Alice] [Eve]

October 2, 2010


www.tampabay.com

About 11 p.m. Sept. 12, a car struck Neil Alan Smith and threw him off his bicycle on Fourth Street N, killing him. The car didn't stop, and police have not located the driver. ST. PETERSBURG — About 11 p.m. Sept. 12, a car struck Neil Alan Smith and threw him off his bicycle on Fourth Street N. The...

Something to think about when deaths are treated just as another statistic.