Wednesday, 16 August 2006

The Old Spagetti Factory on the Williamette River

Spot the difference (No 2)

The Old Spagetti Factory

The Old Spagetti Factory
Originally uploaded by Jordon.
spot the difference (No 1)

Friday, 4 August 2006

Another New Word: Planemo

Update: Excellent page listing extrasolar planets catalog.php, brought up in discussion by Pete Erwin

Strange 'twin' new worlds found
Thursday, 3 August 2006, 20:50 GMT 21:50 UK
A pair of strange new worlds that blur the boundaries between planets and stars have been discovered beyond our Solar System ...
The pair belongs to what some astronomers believe is a new class of planet-like objects floating through space; so-called planetary mass objects, or "planemos" (an unofficial term), which are not bound to stars ... they circle each other rather than orbiting a star.

"This is a truly remarkable pair of twins - each having only about 1% the mass of our Sun," said Ray Jayawardhana of the University of Toronto, co-author of the Science paper ... "We are resisting the temptation to call it a 'double planet' because this pair probably didn't form the way that planets in our Solar System did," said co-researcher Valentin Ivanov of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Santiago, Chile ...

They ... can be found in the Ophiuchus star-forming region some 400 light years away. They go under the official name Oph 162225-240515, or Oph 1622 for short.

Mini-planet system seen in growth
Tuesday, 8 February, 2005, 11:07 GMT

Mini-planet systems get stranger
Tuesday, 6 June 2006, 13:34 GMT 14:34 UK
Professor Jayawardhana, who also worked on the study, added: "The diversity of worlds out there is truly remarkable. Nature often seems more prolific than our imagination."

Planet hunters target nearby star
By Helen Briggs
Friday, 7 November, 2003, 14:48 GMT

Telescope pierces space dust: Photo Gallery (7 Images)
Thursday, 18 December, 2003, 22:04 GMT
Nasa's new infra-red telescope — now named the Spitzer Telescope — can see through clouds of dust that visible light can't penetrate

Another Online Library/Reference Resource

Digital Domesday
'From parchment to pixels as book hits web' nolavconsole/ ifs_news/ hi/ newsid_5240000/ newsid_5244300/ nb_wm_5244332.stm

Apostate! Defiler! Prevert!

Such words may have been used to describe someone who installs Windoze on an Apple Mac. Below is a no-holds-barred description of just such a boldly transgressive process. news/ display.asp?i=145986

Not sure if everyone can see these, or just the newsletter subscribers — if you're not necessarily interested in the main premise, you might be able to skim the article for a side-issue that links into one of your interests.

BTW, one heading on the 'community content' forums in a sidebar/breakout box is "RE: Linux File server for widows workstations". Sigh, there goes the apostrophe again ... or do you think that could be a typographical error? [/cheektongue]