New Music in my digital collection

Got John Legend’s “Get Lifted” (Actually in reality, the SO bought the disc, I ripped it to digital for my MP3 player.)

Nice to see R&B is making a comeback. He’s got a very distinctive voice. I guess the signature track is Ordinary People. Very nice track.

Actually its interesting but artists that have endured pain seem to have the lock on producing very good quality music.

The other disc is Jamie Foxx’s “Unpredictable”. Used to love him on In Living Color but who knew he could sing. First heard him on “Golddigger”. Haven’t listened to the whole disc yet but I think it’ll be good.

Now I’m off to order Eric Roberson’s “The Vault 1.5”, Platinum Pied Pipers, and some other goodies I’ve found on last.fm

If only I could locate digital copies of Lou Busch’s “The Wild Ones”.

Traveling near the speed of light.

In posts elsewhere I’ve posited that even at 5% the speed of light we’d be doing well. Found this little gem on /.

But Dr. Franklin Felber has given me a gift that I thought would never happen. He’s worked out Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity to exploit anti-gravity in order to comfortably accelerate large masses, including humans.

It solves two problems – how to keep humans intact and how to find the energy necessary to accelerate to 90% the speed of light.

For the uniformed this means we could send humans to our nearest stellar neighbors within a 5 to 10 year journey.

The latent physicist in me is delighted. I would hope that the term “within this century” is closer to this part of the century than the later. I would dearly love to see mankind make it out of the galactic neighborhood in a safe manner.

65 Million Years of Evolution – All for Naught

Wow – first there was the video of the Octopus that knew better to cover it’s tracks when making midnight visits to the crab tank.

And now this – I guess the octopus has now surpassed the shark as top predator of the aquatic world.

I always had the feeling that those tentacled beasts were more intelligent than we gave them credit for. As the video shows, the octopus pretty much had everyone hoodwinked as to why shark carcasses were showing up in the tanks.

Makes me want one for a pet. But then I’d wake one morning and one of two things would happen. Either I’d notice a cat missing or find myself with a face full of octopus.

What is Sedition

What irks me most about this article is that I’m a state employee that has critized Bush, our Governor, and more. I’ve probably been investigated too.

But for those so inclined here is the definition of sedition:

Pronunciation: si-‘di-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin sedition-, seditio, literally, separation, from se- apart + ition-, itio act of going, from ire to go — more at SECEDE, ISSUE
: incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority

And ask yourself if you’ve ever committed sedition. I know for certain that I have, calling for certain heads on spikes.

Oh its looking pretty bad for Bush

This is a point by point confirmation of the conspiracy theories attendant to the Bush Administration. Makes all sorts of reference but the main players are Wolfowitz, Cheney and PNAC.

Part I

Part II

A long read, with many, many hyperlinks to other supporting articles. But my favorite is this because even though the articles in The Onion are usually fictional, sometimes they nail it dead on. Truth is definitely stranger than fiction:

In 2001, the Onion ran a satirical inauguration speech, wherein Bush promised to run up the deficit, tear down the wall between church and state, and “engage in at least one Gulf War-level armed conflict in the next four years.” Truth is often stranger than satire, however, and it was later discovered that well before Bush’s selection as president, plans for war in Iraq had been drawn up and were waiting in the wings. “For nearly a decade a group of people exiled from power during the Clinton years had been making plans,” Ed Vulliamy wrote, referring to the cast of characters tied to the Project for a New American Century, whose memos and documents signaled a hunger for battle and foretold a future of wars on multiple fronts. (And possibly even a reinstatement of the draft.)