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4-year old Jake, a golden retriever from San Fran, doggy-paddled his way into the record books by being the first dog to participate in the South End Rowing Club's 10th annual "Alcatraz Invitational", a 1.2 mile swim from Alcatraz to the mainland of San Francisco.  Go Jake!

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Posted by Faktablad @ 8/2/2005 09:33  |    2
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Scared-stiff astronomers have detected a mysterious mass they've dubbed a "chaos cloud" that dissolves everything in its path, including comets, asteroids, planets and entire stars -- and it's headed directly toward Earth!

Discovered April 6 by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the swirling, 10 million-mile- wide cosmic dust cloud has been likened to an "acid nebula" and is hurtling toward us at close to the speed of light -- making its estimated time of arrival 9:15 a.m. EDT on June 1, 2014.

"The good news is that this finding confirms several cutting- edge ideas in theoretical physics," announced Dr. Albert Sherwinski, a Cambridge based astrophysicist with close ties to NASA.

"The bad news is that the total annihilation of our solar system is imminent."

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Posted by Faktablad @ 9/19/2005 13:21  |    15
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This webcomic was actually started in 2002 by Chris Dlugosz.  It is a comic about the lives of pixels.  I thought you all might get a kick out of browsing these comics.  Enjoy!

http://pixelcomic.net/000.shtml

Posted by Faktablad @ 9/20/2005 19:45  |    4
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Buy it now!  The brand-new CD from University of Washington lecturer/Pop Idol superstar Greg Crowther is here!  You can get all of these classic hits:

  • 3.14159/pi!
  • Glucose, Glucose!
  • Hooray for NMR Spectroscopy!
  • The Nucleus I Like Best!
  • The Waltz of the Ribosomes!
  • And everyone's favorite, Oxidative Phosphorylation!!!!

News/DL link: Wired

Posted by Faktablad @ 12/4/2005 16:40  |    4
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Apple's got some new TV ads that feature a PC man and a Mac man discussing some of the finer aspects of themselves--and ruffling a few feathers in the process.

http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/
Posted by Faktablad @ 5/6/2006 07:44  |    6
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An odd website has people submit pictures of Conan O'Brien in some sort of conflict with a bear.  Who will be the first to submit pixel art?

http://www.conanvsbear.com/

Posted by Faktablad @ 6/22/2006 21:23  |    8
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For all of you Jointers out there who have a Facebook account, go join the "Pixel Artists" group over at Facebook!

http://hs.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2208733853

Posted by Faktablad @ 9/5/2006 11:58  |    7
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Has anyone seen my rights?

Bush has just signed a bill that may make habeus corpus obsolete.  This  means he will be able to detain, torture and punish citizens and non-citizens without a fair trial.

Check it out here.
Posted by Faktablad @ 10/19/2006 20:25  |    27
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Maybe you saw it coming.  Apple has announced that it is making a cell phone.  A cell phone that includes a widescreen iPod, powerful internet and a touch interface.  As if Apple's stock hasn't risen enough...

http://www.apple.com/iphone/
Posted by Faktablad @ 1/9/2007 17:11  |    54

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