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April 13, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (13 April 2013)

Well my old laptop finally kicked the bucket today. I had to swap to my old desktop which of course didn't have all my links so I've patched something together as best I can. I guess all that Windows 8 discussion last night just might help guide my laptop purchase direction.

Well, we had a CME impact the Earth earlier tonight. Some aurora possibilities for you high latitude types.

Go here for a pretty cool animation of a CME and how it interacts with Earth.


State of the Union

In other news, English teacher ask students for essay on "why Jews are evil". On a positive note, at least 1/3 of the class refused to do the assignment. I'm sure they'll be tagged for more reeducation in follow-on classes so they won't question authority again.
h/t Genghis

Military Projects

OK, not as sexy as a laser gun, but a nice capability to have. Navy builds DDG 1000 with next-generation precision gun.

The U.S. Navy’s DDG 1000 next-generation land-attack destroyer is being engineered with a stealthy, precision strike Advanced Gun System (AGS) that can pinpoint land-targets with GPS precision at ranges up to 63-nautical miles,...

I still miss the 16 inch guns on the battleships.

Bell unveils third-gen tiltrotor concept, the V-280 Valor. I don't see where the military will get funding for this puppy.

Music Video

The cello rock band Break of Reality.


They just released their cover of the Game of Thrones opening theme. It is quite good.

The Power of Boobehs

Take note moronettes (although I'm pretty sure y'all knew this already). Victim recalls assailant's breasts, little else. Moral of the story: when in trouble, flash 'em.

The woman drove away after hitting the man’s car at Haight and Cole streets at 5 p.m. Tuesday, said Park Station Officer Al Wu. The man couldn’t tell officers what kind of car it was, let alone supply a license-plate number, but he “was able to give a detailed description of the suspect’s cleavage,” police said.

So did they put out an APB for the breasts?

In related news, NYC has the co-ed topless pulp fiction appreciation society. Evidently they love to read outdoors and topless. NSFW (and a HuffPo link).

Lefties and Numbers

This explains Obama's budget BS. Left-handed people avoid using exact numbers.

Cat Video

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