December 31, 2014
On Jan. 7 it will pass about 70 million kilometers (44 million miles) from Earth, and it’s predicted to peak around 4th magnitude; easily visible from dark skies without optical aid.
4th magnitude is somewhere between the Andromeda galaxy and Ganymede at its maximum brightness. What Phil Plait can see with his naked eye may differ from what you or I can see.
Where Were The Burners?
A rare wind event at the Rose Bowl that they are calling a "cold dust devil" seems to have hit at a moment when all the Burners were somewhere else. Burners would run towards the flying tents because otherwise all you've got is flying tents, as you see here.
December 30, 2014
Equal marriage rights begin today in Scotland. Here we see Joe and Malx.
December 29, 2014
Virgin 747 Landing With 75% Of Its Landing Gear
December 28, 2014
Coachella Valley History Museum
Photos of some of the things to see at the Coachella Valley History Museum in Indio.
December 27, 2014
Porky Piggin' It
December 24, 2014
Burning Man IP Network
Click it to make it big. I'm sure this will be more interesting to someone who actually understands it. I understand only the very top level where Burning Man connects to the default world, and I see it's different than I thought it was. High Desert Internet in the upper right represents the default world. The specific part of the default world is Fernley.
December 23, 2014
"The Interview" To Be Shown In Los Angeles
One More Explanation Of Burning Man
I don't know how many people are included in "we," but it's at least two people and one of them is a child. Fifteen gallons of water is not enough, and I'm sure young Julia didn't rely on beer to fill in the gaps. But the fact that she survived seems to suggest I am wrong.