I just read this on Twitter, from @SciencePorn:
I started thinking about that. If the sun is the size of a white blood cell (which, by the way, is about 1/700 the size of a red blood cell), the earth would be so tiny it would be nearly undetectable. The sun would be 10-12 micrometers in diameter, and the undetectable earth would be orbiting 93 inches (less than 8 feet) away from it (if I calculated my ratios correctly).
I have and use a Lenovo Thinkpad T520 laptop. It is a great little machine – fast, reliable, lots of easy to use features. In general, I like Lenovo products and recommend them to others.
I absolutely HATE the DVD drive. It has a flaw that was starting to drive me nuts. The little DVD door release button is not only unbelievably sensitive to touch, it is also NOT recessed. Whenever I picked up the laptop, or adjusted how it sits in my lap, or moved it around on my desk – I would invariably touch the DVD door release button and cause the DVD tray to eject.
From Urban Dictionary: “…the common saying that something involving coordination of many different groups or people is as difficult as herding cats. ”
The phrase is supposed to reveal a sense of frustration when trying to deal with uncooperative groups.
You can use the phrase in just about any capacity. Just say something like “Managing (programmers, kids, your choice of whatever) is like herding cats”.
In recognition of this wonderful holiday:
Today is Monkey Day, a day set aside to monkey around. It’s celebrated around the world by people acting like monkeys.
The day is also intended to support and raise awareness of animal rights.
Here’s some monkey stuff to celebrate (I like the monkey hat :)):
Who doesn't love a monkey? This Cuddles My Giggly Monkey pet lets you own a pet you've always wanted! She'll move her mouth when you feed her with her bottle. Change her diaper! She responds with giggles and sounds when you cuddle her or tickle her. When you swing her in the air, she knows she's upside down and says "whee!" Rock your baby monkey at bedtime and she'll slowly close her eyes as she starts to snooze. You'll get all the monkey fun you can handle with the Cuddles My Giggly Monkey pet!
Yep, it’s violin day. Hmmm. Guess I’ll celebrate – maybe a couple Kansas tunes?
For fun, here’s a few fun violin related products. Enjoy!
The bestselling guide to teaching yourself the violin just got better
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So, it’s true. Boise native, former player, and former offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin returns to become the head football coach at Boise State. Here’s my take (FWIW).
When Coach Petersen was lured away to the University of Washington, my initial assumption was that former BSU coach Dirk Koetter, former BSU defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, and former BSU offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin would be considered – pretty much in that order.