Thursday, March 5, 2009

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Microsoft Earth "bird's eye view"

I read a blurb about how Microsoft Live Earth has better resolution than Google Earth. I'm not sure, but given the stuff I'm seeing in this "bird's eye view" of my house, it's probably 5 years old.

It's a statement about how much cool shit is available that I'm not super impressed by this.

Countdown reviews Rush

The Daily Show reviews CNBC's brain trust

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I was born in a crossfire hurricane

Okay, not really "crossfire" but an intense and erratic storm: Hurricane Inez.

It was downgraded to a Tropical Storm when it hit Florida in October 1966 (yes I am old), but picked up power over the Gulf of Mexico.

In addition to being exceptionally deadly and intense, Inez was the first solitary storm on record to affect the West Indies, Bahamas, Florida, and Mexico all on one track.

It is shit like this that makes Wikipedia AMAZING.

View from my morning commute

Nice and sunny. It's still winter, but hopefully no more snow in our immediate future. A meteorologist on the radio this morning pointed out that after the time change this weekend, our sunsets will be after 7 p.m.

So there's that.

Can a watch like that even tell time?

"We're looking at maybe not having the $250,000 watch, but a great watch you can get for perhaps $7,500."

From a article about the new frugality of luxury shopping.