Archive for August 2006

Pluto: A Planet No More

Thursday, August 24th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:22

Pluto lost its status of being a planet after the definition of planet was changed by the International Astronomical Union. “Pluto was automatically disqualified because its oblong orbit overlaps with Neptune’s” the BBC reports. Now “the eight planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune,” said the IAU resolution which was passed […]

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onAirNow 1.4: Neat New Features

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 01:18

onAirNow 1.4 — released today. onAirNow 1.4 is a simple WordPress plugin for displaying information about your currently playing song which is even more flexible than it’s predecessors and has some neat new features: onAirNow 1.4 (August 22nd, 2006): changes since version 1.3 If no artist and title info was found inside the pseudo XML […]

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Mac Groening

Monday, August 14th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:12

“Who Needs A Computer Anyway?” is Apple’s 1989 student’s guide illustrated by Matt Groening.

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Any Liquid is Dangerous Since Today

Thursday, August 10th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:17

BoingBoing’s Mark Frauenfelder posted an article entitled “If the liquid could be explosive, why are you dumping it in a crowd?“. CNN reports about today’s events in London and how any liquid is now considered as potentially dangerous. So why on earth is security personnel dumping “possibly explosive liquids into a garbage can in a […]

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Imagining the 10th Dimension

Monday, August 7th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:14

Imagining the Tenth Dimension is a book by Rob Bryanton. The average person has barely gotten used to the idea of there being four dimensions: how can we possibly imagine the tenth? … asks the author. Gladly his website contains a flash animation which helps you understand the 10th dimension and every dimension on it’s […]

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Japan’s Gigantic Underground

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:39

PingMag — the Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things” — talked to Joe Nishizawa who took pictures of Japan’s giant underground installations1: A enormous underground tunnel that runs through 40metres under the Hibiya Junction Tokyo or an underground dome that lies 500metres below deep in the mountains of Gunma…? In Japan unimaginably large spaces […]

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