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So.. is it worth shelling out for a copy of the Watership Down TV series? There seems to be a dearth of previews available, and they've not deigned fit to offer it via the iTunes Store, leaving just that clumsy physical medium, which isn't something I prefer. (Why would I want to pay for the manufacture of DVDs, and their evironmental impact, when all I'll do is rip them and stuff the discs away, just as I'd do with a CD?)

Iran, Monday: banned rally with "hundreds of thousands" of protestors, riot police standing down; however, the BBC reports some gunfire. Khamanei is apparently requesting (or permitting?) an inquiry into the results. And Sunday's events.

Juan Cole on possible evidence of electoral fraud.

More photos here, here, and here.

Quite a good little tour of the Doctor Who Experience in Second Life, including recreations of key settings, like the Torchwood and the Millennium Stadium, and a museum including all the various Tardis consoles - impressively complete! - from over the years. You can find it all in the Katrina sim, with seasonal gatherings arranged for Aug 1 2009, Nov 21 2009, Feb 27 2010, and May 15 2010.

Via Kyootfox, Buster's Journey, the weblog of a leveret, discovered abandoned, and unsuitable for release back into the wild. Much adorableness to see. ^_^

This event in Chestnut's Choices caught my eye:
Tuesday June 16

3:30PM - Thinkers: The 5th Revolution

Occasionally, scientific discoveries shake up our worldview. Examples include the Copernican revolution that radically changed conceptions of our place in the universe, and Darwin's theory which upset beliefs regarding how we stand in relation to the animal kingdom. Now, some scientists believe a 5th such revolution is approaching, and the trigger for this change is neuroscience. Are we on the verge of another upset to our worldview? Come and discuss with Extropia. All welcome.



The Bunny is Back. =:D
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now that's an interesting kind of cock-up! Wonder how that happened..

Indeed, Play have had the whole set for £25 for a while, and now, that's ferpectly easily affordable. It's an odd look they've given to the running rabbits, but then, I suppose showing rabbit movement accurately wouldn't work well either, given lapines either do mini-hops to just move around, or what we'd consider actual running - and as the TZ5 sees every day, a rabbit in motion is very much in motion. =:) (So frustrating, when I wind up with shots that would be very good, except for the fatal flaw of being too slow. It tends to wind up around 1/100-1/200th s in normal daylight, but to catch a running rabbit mid-hop, you need at least 1/500th, or even 1/1000th, and that's something I can barely usefully manage in strong sunlight, on full zoom)

I'd have thought getting a release up on the iTunes Store would be simpler than a DVD release - no capital required to get the packaging made (often more expensive than the media!), or the discs pressed, and no hassles with distributing them and then waiting forever for an invoice to be paid. Certainly, it's straightforward enough for a label to get music up on there - I suppose it all depends on the rights owner giving a damn. =:P