Angels from Another Pin
Ah, computer humor. Tim Self accidentally deallocated:
Tim Self, Be's vice-president of product marketing, ceased to exist today in a freak accident involving the BeOS port of Squeak, a popular Smalltalk variant.
Trust no one. Learn how to unbezzle a fortune.
I had launched my company ten years earlier with just $52, and with the help of a talented staff our business had grown to a multi-million-dollar a year chain of 20 sites spread across seven states. We had a team of people all working toward the same dream: building a company, establishing careers, creating a future. And all that time our bookkeeper was stealing the dream.
Primes and the number spiral. Spin it and get hypnotized by numbers!
The phases of Pluto's moon Charon go through a cycle that is as long as Pluto's orbital period.
Go have some fun blowing stuff up with the meteor impact effects simulator. There's some problems with it (the simulator states that a 750 meter wide cratering event should happen every 25 years), but it's otherwise quite fun. And scary, looked at another way.
AfAP was, oddly, found via a Google search for a term (Murdertron 9000, made up for a political gag back in 2003) which, at the time, showed up only on my page. Now it also shows up on another page. Micromeme.
Harlequin Romance, the company best known for launching Fabio's career, is a player in the manga publishing industry in Japan. The world gets smaller every day.
A member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority urged her sorority sisters to lie in order to increase their blood donations, even at the (slim) risk of spreading infections into the blood banks. Remember, kids, the Greek system builds lifelong bonds...and so does prison.
Angels from Another Pin now enters its fourth year. We began beating our head into the heavy concrete wall of knowledge on April 12, 2001.
Precoveries are when you look at old data and find an astronomical object which is known now, but which wasn't known at the time the old data were gathered. Quaoar is a relatively newly-found object, discovered in 2002 orbiting in the Kuiper Belt out past Pluto. Its precoveries go as far back as 1983. Precoveries help to refine our knowledge of an object's orbit around the Sun.
It's amazing what you can do with computers today; when I was in college, we learned about using two photographic plates to find moving objects, looking for planetoids in orbit. Anyone making "uphill both ways in the snow" jokes will be hit with my copy of the Feynman Lectures.
The last veteran of the Crimean War has died at the age of about 160. Timothy, a tortoise who was the mascot aboard the HMS Queen during the 1854 bombardment of Sevastopol, has been in retirement in the English countryside since 1892.
(The Side of the Angels)
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