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Archive for September 25th, 2007

25 Sep, 2007

Amazon sells DRM-free music downloads

Posted by: Dave In: Music|Shopping

So iTunes is about to get a whooping if they don’t do something about their DRM.  Amazon is creeping up behind them with a sack full of nickels. iTunes just became my second digital music store of choice.  Same price, no DRM.  Amazon, you win. Amazon’s MP3 service. -Dave

25 Sep, 2007

Naked singularity sexier than black hole

Posted by: Dave In: Science

From Wired …a team of Duke University and Cambridge researchers has now outlined a new twist on the theory, in which a fast-spanning black hole might shed some of the natural shields that keep scientists from observing it directly, becoming what they call a “naked” singularity. Link -Dave

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25 Sep, 2007

Germs get stronger in space

Posted by: Dave In: Science

From the NY Times It sounds like the plot for a scary B-movie: Germs go into space on a rocket and come back stronger and deadlier than ever. Except, it really happened. The germ: Salmonella, best known as a culprit of food poisoning. The trip: Space Shuttle STS-115, September 2006. The reason: Scientists wanted to […]

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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