Saturday, March 12, 2011

Something To Ponder Tomorrow


Incredible Earthquake/Tsunami Images From Japan

As always the great people over at The Big Picture at Boston Dot Com have provided us with a huge collection of amazing photos - this time they have captured the essence of Friday morning's disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Houses swallowed by tsunami waves burn in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11. (Kyodo News/Associated Press)

Sendai Airport is surrounded by waters in Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. (Kyodo News/Associated Press)

Light planes and vehicles sit among the debris after they were swept by a tsumani that struck Sendai airport in northern Japan. (Kyodo News/Associated Press)

Workers inspect a caved-in section of a prefectural road in Satte, Saitama Prefecture, after one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in Japan slammed its eastern coast March 11. (Saitama Shimbun/Associated Press/Kyodo News)

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Japan Tsunami Maximum Wave Amplitude

The Honshu tsunami was generated by a Mw 8.9 earthquake (38.322°N, 142.369°E ), at 05:46 UTC, 130 km (80 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan (according to the USGS). In approximately 25 minutes, the tsunami was first recorded at DART® buoy 21418. The forecast results shown were created with the NOAA forecast method using MOST model with the tsunami source inferred from DART® data.

The graphics display forecast results, showing qualitative and quantitative information about the tsunami, including tsunami wave interaction with ocean floor bathymetric features, and neighboring coastlines. Tsunami model amplitude information is shown color-coded according the scale bar.

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The Sound Of Pi


Friday, March 11, 2011

There, I Fixed It


Quick! Let's Take A Picture!

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The Suburbs

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Just a great photo I ran across of the patterns that modern house builders are using. Doesn't look like very much yard space for kids to play in or for gardening, though.

San Antonio Spurs Trended Power Rankings 2003-2011

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Click on "source" above for more interactive charts or for other teams' trends..

I'll Walk From Now On


North Dakota's View


No idea what's up with the little sign there. And I'm not gonna look for it. This is great! Just like all those "halls of horns," outside all the walls are all the butts of all those animal heads people have posted on their walls.

Somewhere In The Bolivian Andes

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Keepin' Up With The Times


Recent Scenes From Antarctica

The aurora australis provides a dramatic backdrop to a Scott Tent at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on July 14, 2009. (National Science Foundation/Patrick Cullis)

Nacreous Clouds over the NASA Radome (a weatherproof structure housing a 10 meter antenna inside). Nacreous clouds (or Polar stratospheric clouds) form high in the dry stratosphere, catching sunlight well after dusk, displaying brilliant colors. Original here. (Alan R. Light / CC BY)

A 20-minute exposure reveals the southern celestial axis above the new elevated station at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on July 21, 2009. At the poles, scientists can study a fixed point in the sky for months and years, whereas in the middle latitutes the stars 'move' across the night sky. The white cloudy streak is the Milky Way. (National Science Foundation/Patrick Cullis)

Adelies at Cape Hallett, along the Borchgrevink Coast, Antarctica on November 29, 2009. The Admiralty Mountains can be seen in the distance. (National Science Foundation/Jessy Jenkins)

Click images to enlarge - they're worth it!

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Police - Freeze!


Nah, just kidding. I'm not a cop, I just felt like telling you to stay this way. And touch your butt.

Death To IE6

10 years ago a browser was born.

Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye.

This website is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide, so more websites can choose to drop support for Internet Explorer 6, saving hours of work for web developers.

Click the banner image to go to the interactive site, and find out how you can't participate!


Bad, Bad Refs

If there's one thing I hate, it just might be referees who determine outcomes of games. To the referees of this game: You FAILED badly!

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UPDATED story: Referees resign from Big East Tourney

RIP Mike Starr

Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr, who played on the band's first two influential albums and was one of the last people to see singer Layne Staley alive, has been found dead in a Salt Lake City, Utah home, TMZ reports. Starr, who was 44, was arrested earlier this month in Salt Lake City and found to be in possession of six Xanax pills and six Opana painkillers. According to a police report, Starr asked an officer if he'd heard of Alice in Chains, and said he was in Utah with a friend to put together a new band. "It's a terrible shock and tragedy," the rocker's father told the website today.

Starr played on the Seattle band's 1990 album Facelift and cowrote "It Ain't Like That" (one of my all-time favorite AIC songs, and it's featured in the video in the next link), and "Confusion." He also performed on 1992's Sad EP and Dirt LP, which featured the band's breakout tracks "Down in a Hole," "Rooster," and "Would?" which also appeared on the soundtrack to the film Singles (the band also briefly performed onstage in the movie, too). Starr exited the band in 1993 and later admitted he'd been booted because his drug problem was out of control.

The musician, who appeared on VH1's Celebrity Rehab and Sober House in 2010, displayed erratic behavior while battling a vicious heroin addiction on TV. He wore headphones most of the time, and said, "My singer dies, and the only way I can hear him is through this... It takes me back to when Layne was alive." In a pivotal episode of Rehab, Starr spoke with Staley's mother and apologized for not doing more to help her drug-addled son. "I wish I would have called 911, he told me if I did, he'd never talk to me again," Starr said. "I was too high. I got mad at him, I said, 'I'll just leave' and his last words were 'not like this.' And I just left. I can't believe that. I'm so ashamed." Staley was found dead of a lethal mix of heroin and cocaine in his Seattle apartment in 2002.

When Starr first appeared on Rehab, his onetime bandmate Jerry Cantrell criticized the show for sensationalizing drug recovery: "[Mike is] a friend of ours, and we wish him the best. But that show's not really cool." Starr seemed to have kicked his dangerous addiction, and appeared on an episode of the following season's Rehab to demonstrate his progress. He was six months sober at the time of the taping.

A perfect time for a re-post of Junkhead - 1991:

RIP Mike - Now you & Layne can again jam together for eternity!


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Not really censored from anything nor has anything been censored. Just a cool pic that I'll definitely save for a better purpose later on.. when I really need it.

Phew! Made It!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Water Bridge

The Madgeburg Water Bridge in Germany                                                                              Via

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US Passport Ownership


Get Out The Way!

Watch this:


And listen to this: (ok ok.. briefly anyway)
Ludacris - Move Bitch (Uncle Ben Mix) by Uncle Ben

Beautiful City Colors

Click to enlarge - It's Aalesund, Norway


9/11 Experiments: The Great Thermate Debate

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

No Spoon

Hard Rock Fingernails


My wife gets manicures (and pedi's too) all the time. I'm gonna ask her to get this done one time. Yeah right - she wouldn't do it.

Some Strange Looking Eyes


Monument Valley National Park

Monument Valley National Park, Southeast Utah and Northeast Arizona

More pictures here, and here.