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Yay! Reasonable quality versions of several EBN videos, directly available from one of the creators. Most cool. And kyootfox pointed me towards Delerium & Mediæval Bæbes - Aria (FLV), which gets me all hoppy.

Nutter for the day: a Norwegian skiing down (FLV) Europe's longest escalator - 300 feet long - in the Angel tube station. =:D

I'm no astronomer, so I've not previously even been aware this feature existed - but there it is, and apparently long-lived, having first been noticed twenty years ago: Saturn's hexagon. '"This is a very strange feature, lying in a precise geometric fashion with six nearly equally straight sides," said Kevin Baines, atmospheric expert and member of Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. "We've never seen anything like this on any other planet. Indeed, Saturn's thick atmosphere where circularly-shaped waves and convective cells dominate is perhaps the last place you'd expect to see such a six-sided geometric figure, yet there it is."' Here's an article looking at the science behind such seemingly unlikely phenomena.

Projection Political Theater 3000. =:D

Clone-A-Willy dildo kit. Now you can give everyone the shaft.

Highly nifty. Cake pans shaped to give the finished result an interesting 3D form - in this case, a bunneh. ^_^ Speaking of which, if you're the sort of person who sends physical material through the US postal service, these stamps warrant your consideration.

In the comments here, someone notes a nifty example of natural selection at work: "In 1975 a team of Japanese scientists discovered a strain of Flavobacterium living in ponds containing waste water from a factory producing nylon that was capable of digesting certain byproducts of nylon-6 manufacture, such as, 6-aminohexanoate linear dimer, even though those byproducts had not existed prior to the invention of nylon in 1935."

In this list of the Top Ten Coolest People on TV, I'm most gratified to see the only non-human, at number nine, is Dylan, of The Magic Roundabout. ^_^ (Number one? David Tennant, as Doctor Who)

I'm giving these paper collection things another try.. books, they call them. Not bought, of course - I gave up buying paper a few years back, after the.. well, not quite sure which move, but some small number of dozens. Digital only. Anyway, currently I'm enjoying "The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant", by Pablo Tusset, a mystery of sorts set in Barcelona, with a fantastic feel for some of the atmosphere of the city. (The cover quote: "A perfect salute to imperfection. This isn't a book, it's a month of Friday nights out.")

The perfect prayer for a chocolate Jesus.

Here's quite a handy index of online TV documentaries, courtesy of GooTube.

Yay! Episode 13 of the bunny superhero anime Sweet Valerian finally came out! Or, download it directly here. ^_^

rabitguy found these cute paper synthesisers. =:D And also reminded me that the second and third parts of The Top 20 Greatest Synths are now up. Even if you're not musical, it's entertainingly presented.

So the Apple TV's OS is out in the wild, and lo, it is indeed OS X. Here's someone booting it on a MacBook. And here's someone running Ableton Live on an Apple TV. (It's only a 1GHz "Dothan" Pentium M with a non-expandable 256MB, so it's not really competition for the Mac mini, but still, fun to see) If you want to join in the fun, here's a relevant wiki.

Sen. McCain's campaign recently discovered that hotlinking is bad. =:D

I shouldn't think huskyteer would object to this guy wandering past on the beach. (Thanks to mycroftb)

The video for Gigi D'Agostino - The Riddle (FLV) is a neat bit of simple animation, bringing a more complex concept to life.

rabitguy noticed that the guy playing a track from one of his albums, The Leper (FLV) is also behind Retarded Animal Babies. =:D

And only another couple hours until the torrents start flowing with Doctor Who! *bounce* You can find the new BBCi trailer over here - much fun in store. And a brief confirmation of a rumored piece of casting.. egad, but he looks disturbingly well suited to the role already. ^__^
 
 
 
 
 
 
To begin: one Italian style margherita pizza from the supermarket.

Then: garlic granules, rosemary, and smoked hot paprika. As the tomato sauce was a bit thin on the ground, a few cherry tomatoes cut in half, and a dash of salt to compensate. Finally, for the herby layer, a light sprinkling of chili oil.

Next: meat. A few slices each of turkey and ham. (Sadly, the shiitake turned out to have registered their objection to being left in the fridge for a few days)

Finally: about twenty minutes in a moderately hot oven.

FLAWLESS VICTORY. =:D

Damn, that was good. And a surprisingly thin base, although not as yeasty as I'd prefer - but that's very difficult to pull off with days between creation and cooking.

(Anyone got any foolproof recipes for Italian style pizza dough they can personally vouch for? I'm great with brewing yeast, but when I last tried anything baked, I seemed to have The Touch of Death)

And the Doctor Who torrent not only appeared promptly, but completed in short order. YAY!