Wednesday, February 28, 2007
NASA’s New Horizons probe will make its closest pass by the gas giant at about 12:45 a.m. EST (0545 GMT) Wednesday in a sort of cosmic stopover on its long trek to distant Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. The planetary flyby comes just 13 months after New Horizons’ launch, with the probe hurtling through space at about 47,000 miles per hour (75,639 kph) on what NASA is billing as its fastest mission to solar system’s edge.
How I wish I could have stowed away on this spacecraft and gone along on its journey
....although it might have been a bit cramped as the New Horizons probe is pretty small.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
stood on a busy street giving out leaflets calling for equal rights for gay people. This in a country not exactly known for it's willingness to allow any sort of dissent or openness to ideas that conflict with the government's views. China censors all incoming internet traffic to keep unwanted opinions away from the people.
In such an environment, I think these six people displayed great courage in undertaking this simple action in their effort to have their voices heard.
Here's an excerpt from the article....click the title above to visit Fridae.com for the whole story.
During a busy lunch hour on Valentine’s Day in Beijing’s central business district, six lesbians and gays handed out 200 red carnations wrapped in leaflets calling for the acceptance of gay love and marriage. A Beijing exclusive by Dinah Gardner.
“Love has no boundaries; it is nothing to do with gender,” the flyer read. “We are homosexuals. We also want a life together with our loved one… please support all kinds of partnerships and all kinds of love. Please support same sex marriage.”
A gay man handing out red carnations
wrapped in leaflets calling for the acceptance
of gay love and marriage in Beijing’s
central business district on Feb 14. (Photo by Dinah Gardner)
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
"It's Valentine's Day and all I got was this lousy blizzard!"
How's that sound for a new T-shirt slogan?
Instead of candy and flowers,
it was cold and flurries,
In place of a sweet warm embrace,
There was a bitter cold wind,
Instead of waiting for a loved one to return home,
I waited for a bus to finally return me home.
And that's my Valentine's Day....
Guess I won't get a job writing cards for Hallmark
With that kind of verse !
Here's a photo I just took out of my front window
showing some of the snow piled up.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
I've already managed to free up about 8GB on the laptop's drive after moving some videos over to the new drive. I still want to add some more memory to the computer as well, as it only has 512MB of RAM and I'd like to double that to 1 GB. When several programs are running, the system tends to slow down and more RAM should help out. And a scanner would be nice to have, too.
I know--I'm such a geek ! But my computer is my best friend, after all....hehehe!
Friday, February 02, 2007
I have just one question--whatever happened to the 4-day work week that was talked about years ago? That we were supposed to have by now.
And where are all the robots I read about as a kid that were going to do all the work in the 21st century so Humans didn't have to?
Ok--I lied--that's two questions....but I still want my robot !!! (And a flying car would be nice, too!)