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So today they released the trailer for Prometheus, the Alien prequel, so [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda posted it because that's what she does, and there followed this Twitter conversation of win:

@Annaleen: Prometheus trailer has me filled with awe and glee. Reminds me of Russian SF movie Solaris for some reason.

@cleolinda: Mine's the USS Everyone Gets Home Safe. RT @scottEweinberg: Prometheus. Icarus. Daedalus. Parsimonious. #badnamesforspaceships

@cleolinda: The No Aliens Allowed. The Nobody Dies. The Sunshine Unicorn. The Punch and Pie. #myscifispaceship

@AnnLarimer: The Cantexplode #myscifispaceship

@millibeau: The Huge Shiny Not Compensating For Anything. #myscifispaceship

@annejumps: The She's Fast Enough For You Old Man #myscifispaceship

@Salome: The "SHE'S A Rebel," AKA The Hated By Fangirls And Fanboys AKA the USS Misogyny Bait #myscifispaceship

@Eviey: The I Swear To Whatever Omnipotent Deity You Believe In If You Give Me Any Lip I Will Turn This Ship Around #myscifispaceship

@cleolinda: The Nobody Goes Outside. The No You Can't Come Back In With Alien On Your Face. The Going Home Right Now. #myscifispaceship

@alliancesjr: The USS Keep It On Lockdown And Tow It Into The Authorities Like We Planned

@alliancesjr: Although on a serious note, I do like how HALO's ship names are poetic. "In Amber Clad" "Pillar of Autumn" "Forward Unto Dawn"

@alliancesjr: Nobody really knows what a pillar of autumn IS, but it's damned poetic nonetheless.

@cleolinda: At least none of them are deeply foreshadowed mythological figures, you know?

@alliancesjr: Agreed. I prefer naming them after prominent historical figures. Like the USS Patrick Henry. #amidoingthisright

@cleolinda: The USS Benedict Arnold. The USS Richard Nixon. The USS Evel Knievel. #amidoingthisright

@alliancesjr: If I get a ship, I'm naming it the "Second Star To The Right."

@alliancesjr: And the next ship in my fleet will be the "No Your Other Right"

If Hardi and I ever get spaceships of our very own, we are totally using those last two.
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[livejournal.com profile] psybelle, this is right up your alley.
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without the tendon damage.

Hardi just went and brought home Assassin's Creed. Interesting. Kinda like your own interactive movie. "Ooh, go over there, honey!"

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Technology Review
November/December 2007
Virus-Built Electronics
Assembling nanomaterials with the help of innocuous viruses could lead to threadlike batteries and photovoltaics that can be woven into clothing.
By Kevin Bullis
Angela Belcher leans in to watch as a machine presses down slowly on the plunger of a syringe, injecting a billion harmless viruses into a clear liquid. Instead of diffusing into the solution as they escape the needle, the viruses cling together, forming a wispy white fiber that's several centimeters long and about as strong as a strand of nylon. A gradu ate student, Chung-Yi Chiang, fishes it out with a pair of tweezers. Then he holds it up to an ultra violet light, and the fiber begins to glow bright red.

In producing this novel fiber, the researchers have demonstrated a completely new way of making nanomaterials, one that uses viruses as microscopic building blocks.

That? Is really cool.
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What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It's okay. I understand.

Drama Nerd
Social Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Anime Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

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Marvel and the soap opera Guiding Light have teamed up to do an episode in which someone gets super powers.

We are not amused.

Also? WTF.
elbales: (You make kitty scared)
Ever seen Triumph the Insult Dog? I'm told this is his crowning achievement.

A few years old, but still screamingly hilarious. Not work safe in the least.
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Here's an article by a gamer and general all-round computer geek who wants everyone to know: yes, she really is a girl, and no, you stupid (male) bitches, she won't send you her picture. Owned.

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda. (Even the subject line. ^_^)


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