Hope everybody had a great week. I came home from Virginia Beach, and the weather followed me (in the 90s here in sunny Buffalo). Of course, it’ll be in the 70s in a few days…anyway, here are last week’s posts:
- Movie Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon – It wasn’t an unholy abomination. I had fun.
- Kung Fu Panda 2 – Sequels 101 – Finally got to see this great movie, which has a lot of examples of things that sequels can do right.
- Old Game Tuesday – X-Wing – Best part of writing this is the nostalgia it generated on Twitter for the old school space flight sims. I do miss that era.
Other things that caught my eye:
Bake your video card to fix it, which sounds really strange but it CAN work.
The Navy is testing a remotely controlled watercraft to patrol bases and harbors. No weapons…YET.
A fascinating look at language, word sounds and the way the brain works.
Thanks to a mention of it at Dinosaur Comics, here’s a link to perfluorohexane, a molecule that can let you breathe liquid by adding oxygen to it. The fact that it feels like you are drowning is a minor bump in the road. In all seriousness, there are some great uses for it, including breathing help for premies, and treating the lungs of burn victims. If you’ve seen the move The Abyss, you saw a real rat really doing this.
Speaking of Dinosaur Comics…sand tiger shark babies might be nature’s ultimate baby badasses.