Obligatory Obama post ver. Nobel

Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize (NY Times)

“He has created a new international climate,” the committee said in its announcement. President Obama’s name had not figured in speculation about the likely winner until minutes before the prize was announced here.

In a surprise, Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize (Washington Post)

"Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future," the committee said. "His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population."

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain?

Really?  From the NY Times:

No Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

But the happy surprise of encountering something completely different from the Tiny Tim-style hamming or banjo-plucking embarrassment of your imagination doesn’t wholly explain the deep love the orchestra inspires, not just in Britain, but also in Europe and as far away as New Zealand and Japan. Previously the private passion of a large but sub rosa group of devotees, the orchestra hit mainstream popularity last month when it performed to a sold-out crowd at the BBC Proms music festival at the Royal Albert Hall here.

Guess so: http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/home.aspx

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Where is Spider-man when you need him?

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http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/spider-silk/

Obligatory Obama post

Obama + Lightsaber = Mace Windu?

From Wired and Wikipedia

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Check this out!

Panorama of our Milky Way

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Full res image here: http://www.eso.org/gallery/d/136986-2/phot-32a-09-fullres.jpg

Storm track for TS Felicia

Looks like it gets here mid-week.  Get the rain jacket out!

NOAA data here.

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Hurricane Felicia tracking 8/4/2009 & other news

First, from Stormpulse – Huricane Felicia might come close to the State.

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Then on the Honolulu Advertiser:

Hawaii may raid its hurricane relief fund to plug state’s deficit

Something is not right here….

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