March 14, 2005



Posted by Vanderleun at March 14, 2005 7:51 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Props to L.V.C. Niven.

Posted by: Clayton Barnett at May 14, 2005 8:25 PM

Hmm...that's about the time I wake up screaming.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at May 15, 2005 11:12 AM

The Idea Hamster Lives!

Posted by: Tom Parker at May 16, 2005 6:16 AM

"once you have a viable, 500 ft long hamster, the rest is fairly straight forward"

Posted by: cjm at May 16, 2005 1:57 PM

"SETI researchers announced today that they would be requesting an additional $20 billion from the National Science Foundation in FY 2006 to acquire a second hamster. SETI Media Relations Officer Lil Greenmen told reporters 'Adding a backup generator will insure that the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence can continue uninterrupted, 24/7, for the forseeable future--or until the hamster dies.'"

Posted by: slimedog at May 16, 2005 6:39 PM

That antennae farm in the pic is the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array, on the plains of San Augustin, New Mexico. Located about 50 miles west of Socorro, the VLA is literally in the middle of nowhere and is a breathtaking sight. Take a virtual tour here:

Posted by: Buck at May 22, 2005 8:53 AM

Good call. And you're right about the VLA... one of the most impressive sights on the planet.

Posted by: Gerard Van Der Leun at May 22, 2005 9:21 AM