Archive for February, 2007
Links to the original broadcasts are on this page. The video has gone viral, there’s going to be no pulling it now.
Folks, when you see something on a site that deserves keeping, don’t just send links, save the page or video to your computer just in case. Stories and video get pulled down all the time and it only takes one person to save something then put it back out there.
Let’s use the internet while we still can. Speaking of which, might want to brush up on your modem skills. If the internet were to go down, you can still hook up computer to computer over a dial-up.
“The cave in which Jesus Christ was buried has been found in Jerusalem, claim the makers of a new documentary film.
If it proves true, the discovery, which will be revealed at a press conference in New York Monday, could shake up the Christian world as one of the most significant archeological finds in history.”
If there was an inkling of anything Jesus, would this not be bigger than Anna Nicole Smith coverage? I hate James Cameron.
“The Mission THEMIS is a mission to investigate what causes auroras in the Earth’s atmosphere to dramatically change from slowly shimmering waves of light to wildly shifting streaks of color. Discovering what causes auroras to change will provide scientists with important details on how the planet’s magnetosphere works and the important Sun-Earth connection.”
This is the third week in our lull before the ramp up to closest approach begins February 24. To illustrate this lull compared with the approaching storm, we currently are performing two or three observation sequences per day, most of which measure charged particles and the solar wind with the PEPSSI and SWAP instruments. Between February 24 and March 4, however, we’ll conduct 10 to 20 observation sequences per day, with all six encounter instruments participating. So, over the next week on the approach to Jupiter, our bread-and-butter observations will be of energetic particles and the solar wind, with only a single Alice ultraviolet spectrometer calibration (using Europa) to spice up the schedule.
Our local Safeway has an amazing bakery. They love the holidays. Very tasty treats too.
From Safeway Bakery Insert:
The History Behind Mardi Gras King Cakes
The King cake is believed to have originated in France around the 12th Century. These early Europeans celebrated the coming of the three wise men bearing gifts twelve days after Christmas calling it the feast of the Epiphany, Twelfth Night of Kings Day.
The main part of the celebration was the baking of a King Cake to honor the three Kings. The cakes were made circular to portray the circular route used by the
kings to get to the Christ Child and confuse King Herod, who was trying to follow the wise men so he could kill the Christ Child In these early King Cakes, a bean, a pea or a coin was hidden inside the cake. The person who got the hidden piece was declared King for the day, or was said to have good luck in the coming year.
In Louisiana, Twelfth Night also signifies the beginning of the carnival season, which ends on Mardi Gras Day. The beans, peas and coins have been replaced by a small plastic baby to symbolize the Christ Child. The person who gets the baby is expected to carry on the carnival festivities by hosting the next King Cake Party.
A box of Belgium chocolates from Trader Joe’s. A ridiculously long box, blue, makes an interesting, if not all that delicious, offering. I’m splurging on See’s Candy for Easter.