Archive for May, 2010

Here to save the world before nap-time: Iron Baby!

Don’t make him cranky…

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Check out Watt’s Up With That? for some very neat photos of a smoke ring blown by the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, which has been wreaking havoc in Iceland and Europe for weeks, now.

And I am not going to make any jokes about the Earth enjoying a post-eruption smoke. Nope. Not at all. 🙂

(Also be sure to see the videos of fun with fluid rings.)

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I never watched Lost, never had a desire to and, from what I’ve heard from others who did watch, I think I’m glad I stayed away. But, in honor of last night’s series finale, I can’t resist sharing this:

Heh. 🙂

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On eBay someone has offered a reasonably complete, good-condition copy of the first edition of Chaosium’s Stormbringer game. It’s a game I enjoyed and I’d like to collect the various editions of it, much as I would like to collect the various editions of Call of Cthulhu. So, I made what was for me a large offer and, for a couple of days, I was the only bidder.

This morning some rat outbid me. 😦

Okay, okay. I’m not owed anything.  It’s an open auction and anyone can bid, but I just hate it when someone comes along who either has deeper pockets or is less responsible with their money than I.

Yes, I’m pouting.

The question is, is this something I want to be irresponsible about, too? If it were a 1st edition Call of Cthulhu, probably yes. But, for Stormbringer, much as I liked it? Probably not.


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Researchers at Stanford have developed a proof-of-concept model of a plane that can land on a wall – vertically:

Applications for UAVs and intelligence work come quickly to mind.


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Browsing about Amazon, I looked up the roleplaying game Labyrinth Lord on a lark and discovered two used copies for sale: one for $999.97 and the other for just a penny more. Such a deal! 😀

Postage seems a little bit much at $3.99, though. I mean, do they think we’re made of money?

Better still, avail yourself of the free PDF and, if you like it, consider buying a hard copy for less than 3% of the Amazon price.

Including shipping.

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