Monday, March 27, 2006

So where the B'jesus are you ??

This is gold, I saw it on the SMH, rather funny.

The origional is here if you have not seen it.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Keeping with the Mars theme

As one does I was reading slashdot the other day and came across a post on Google's new toy - Google Mars. It is way cool.

Landing site of the Spirit Rover in the floor of Gusev Crater

Largest "V-Dub" bonnet in the solar system. If you had a mons like that it'd be hard to hide it.

Friday, March 10, 2006

The little rovers that could

The mars rovers are still going strong. There once was a time that when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I'd reply that I wanted to be the first geologist on mars. That was about the time that I thought my favorite colour was ultra violet.
Sitting here looking* at these fantastic pictures is almost as good as being there (except you can breathe).

* More

The caption in part to the image linked to above reads:

The panoramic camera aboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity acquired this panorama of the 'Payson' outcrop on the western edge of 'Erebus' Crater during Opportunity's sol 744 (Feb. 26, 2006). From this vicinity at the northern end of the outcrop, layered rocks are observed in the crater wall, which is about 1 meters (3.3 feet) thick. The view also shows rocks disrupted by the crater-forming impact event and subjected to erosion over time.

images and text from here, text from 07-Mar-2006

Friday, March 03, 2006

Organising a Bucks

Choose between:

White water rafting
– 90 mins
- 8ppl per raft
- $72 per person for 90 minutes
- Check it out:
- at Perrith

Paint Ball
- 16 klms north of windsor along the Putty Rd near Wilberforce / Colo River
- Full Day
- various packages but for example 400 Paintballs - $95.00 but ranging from $60 – $135
- Playing Fee (12 - 20 action packed games on 6 - 10 different fields)
- Equipment including paintball gun and all gas refills, full ear / eye protection and Camouflage overalls
- Special uniform on request (Buck, Hen etc )
- Unlimited BBQ lunch and Tea and Coffee
- can do nasty strippers at this venue

Kayak On The Central Coast
- Full Day ONLY DAY LEFT IS 26 March, max 20ppl
- ~$90
- Central Coast, NSW.
- full-day. Trips start at 10.45am and conclude at about 4pm.
- Glass of wine & buffet lunch
Suitable for beginners and experienced paddlers. Some degree of fitness would be an advantage.
Minimum of ten people on the day.
Ph (02) 4324 2867

Yachting Regatta At Twilight
- $95
- (Minimum 14 People max 18 ppl)
- Sydney.
- 2 hours in duration and runs from 5.30 - 7.30pm. Expect to be on the harbour for 1 - 1.5 hours

Other ideas:
weekend away:

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Catch a Cold, cause and Ice Age

BBC is reporting research from a Dutch team who argue that the Black Death lead to the Little Ice Age.
They posit that plague killed so many that trees grew on abandoned farms, soaked up carbon dioxide, reducing greenhouse warming which cooled the atmosphere, tipping the world towards Ice Ace.
Cool !!!