Friday, February 28, 2003

I need me one of them zero gravities.

Forwarded by Tom Duff: an after-hours experiment on the International Space Station yields an incredible result: plain water can form thin films in zero gravity, like soap films on Earth. Excellent animations are available.

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

It could happen to <i>you</i>.

Today I read the slashdot article My Short Life As An Unintentional Porn Spammer with the same detached amusement I reserve for all spam-related anecdotes.

Then, several minutes ago, my wife called me, confused by the appearance of 19 bounce messages in her Yahoo! inbox. The bounces are in response to some diet-related spam, faked to look like my wife sent it.

Coincidence or vast interplanetary conspiracy? You decide.