I received an email today from Andy (a co-worker) that the trailer for X-Men III has been released.
It should be interesting. Beast (my favorite X-Man), Angel, Colossus, The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and, of course, Phoenix.
I haven’t searched seriously, but has X-Men been recognised as a major force in spreading pro-transhumanist, pro-posthumanist ideas?
Ron & I just got back from California, visiting my parents and seeing my friends from my USC/So Cal Fandom days.
While there, we made a side trip to Sequoia National Park to see some of the hugest and longest lived organisms on the Earth, Sequoia Gigantea.
While reading slashdot, I came across a reference to this article by Dr. Aubrey de Grey.
Ahhh, to live to be over 1000 years old.
The following will be terribly unpopular in red states:
At least it will be if they get the joke.
Mojave, California (Space.Com)– If you want to follow the flight of SpaceShipOne on the web, Space.com has the following suggestions. MSNBC.com plans to offer a live webcast of the event. Event officials said CNN will broadcast the launch on television, but CNN programming officials did not reply to a request to confirm that. Radio station KLOA 104.9 plans a live audio webcast of the flight that will begin with traffic and weather reports at 8 a.m. ET (5 a.m. local time). Radio-only broadcasts are planned by local stations KGET 970 and KGOV. SPACE.com will have reporters at the scene providing updates over the weekend and during the flight. <!–
ALTERNATIVE SPACESHIPONE WEBCAST STREAMS
Someday I Shall Witness Les 24 Heures du Mans.
Someone, at some time, has to be able to beat the modular Audis and their quick, change rearends. I’d like to be there when it happens. Perhaps it will be the folks from Zytek.
Zytek? Who the hell is Zytek??
What I really want to see is Ford re-enter Le Mans. It was recently announced that the Ford GT topped 200 MPH at the Nardo test track. Is it just me, or are they gearing up for a return to the Mulsanne Straight? After all, they haven’t won (I don’t even know if they’ve even been back) since winning 4 straight from 1966 to 1969.
Speaking of History, checking out the same link above, I’m shocked that Ferrari hasn’t won overall since 1965, when Ford entered the race with the mandate to “Beat Ferrari”.
Until I get to the Circuit, at least I can listen to Le Mans Radio.
A few entries ago, I speculated that the Ansari X-Prize attempt by Scaled Composite’s SpaceShipOne would be reserved for billionaires, dignitaries and the like.
I am thrilled that I was dead, dead, wrong.
The general public is invited. Take your children. Take your grandchildren. Hell, take the neighbors children.
This is history, folks.
OK. It is an open question as to whether or not the June 21 attempt at 100Km will be the first of the required 2 attempts in 2 weeks, fully loaded, since so far they’ve only indicated that the pilot will be on board, but hey, who knows. Burt Rutan seems to like surprising people.
The Transit of Venus, Courtesy of NASA and the Exploratorium.