Verbum Sapienti sat est (A word to the wise suffices)

Location: Modi'in, Israel

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Website as graphs

So here's Verbsap as graphics:
If you don't know what this is, have a look at this.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

A matter of taste

According to the BBC


has been ousted in favour of this:

I'm not sure I disagree.

They're not exactly rocket scientists... wait a minute - they are!
The 231-page document prepared by independent investigators found that gravity switches on the Genesis probe designed to trigger the deployment of its parachutes were installed backward.

Genesis' chutes never opened and it slammed into the Utah desert on September 8, 2004, after a three-year mission collecting microscopic solar wind particles that scientists hoped would provide clues to the origins of the solar system.

"origins of the solar system" - ha! Wouldn't it be better to figure out how to properly assemble the technology we have before making more?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Did they change the meaning of the word "secret"?

I never really get it when I see a headline like this:
Netanyahu and Gaydamak hold secret meeting

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Surely this is the opposite of what we feared?

Iran hints it may use oil weapon in nuclear row
And there we were all riled up about the nuclear weapons.