The Big Think

November 18, 2003

Wal-Mart

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 8:49 pm

If you’re a Wal-Mart or Sam’s customer, you owe it to yourself to read this article:

“How can it be bad for things to come into the U.S. cheaply? How can it be bad to have a bargain at Wal-Mart? Sure, it’s held inflation down, and it’s great to have bargains, but you can’t buy anything if you’re not employed. We are shopping ourselves out of jobs.”

Mario Kart Double Dash

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 4:20 pm

Gamespy has posted a great review of Mario Kart Double Dash. Sing with me: All I want for Christmas is a Gamecube box…hmm, I’ve seen it cheaper elsewhere.

The Albums That Never Were

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 11:20 am

A very cool collection of album covers that never were. Kurt Vonnegut even has an entry. Tres cool.

Surprise for Your Eyes

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 11:02 am

Wow. Apple this morning announced a 20 inch iMac. Holy cow, folks. What a beautiful machine. (via giles)

QOTD

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 2:33 am

The Universe Train:

Imagine that each star in the known universe is represented by a grain of sand. A thimble would hold all the stars visible on a clear, dark summer night. A dump trick would contain the Milky Way, the galaxy in which the Sun is located. To represent all the stars in the universe, we need a freight train with hopper cards filled with sand. The train begins to pass us at a level crossing. We count the cars as we wait. The cars roar past, one per second. The minutes pass, then hours, then days. We would have to keep count 24 hours a day for three years before the universe train completed its pass. The universe train would carry all the sand on all the beaches of Earth and would stretch around our planet 25 times.
2001 Astronomy Calendar

Reading List

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 2:27 am

Orson Scott Card’s Enchantment. Quote from the back of the book: “Card makes a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer.” Seconded.

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