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Thursday,  11/06/14  10:06 PM

planetary moshpit: Jupiter protects the inner planets from astroids...From jwz: planetary moshpit.  How Jupiter protects the inner planets from the asteroid belt.  One more factoid for the "Anthropic Principle":

The universe is constrained by the requirement that it must allow for our existence.

Screaming Eagle magnumRestaurant wine priced at "thirty-seven fifty" = $3,750.  Who doesn't know Screaming Eagle is expensive?  Oh, it was a "businessman from New Jersey".  That explains ... so much.

Toy Story ... 4?Pixar are bringing Toy Story 4 to the screen in 2017.  Hmmm.  I'm a huge fan of Pixar (and the Toy Story franchise) but can't they possibly come up with some new ideas?  What was the last great Pixar movie?  (The Incredibles?)

Tesla manufacturing ... Model X challenges delaying Model 3?Tesla Model 3 delayed by "Model X manufacturing challenges".  So be it.  I am rooting for the Model 3, it could be the electric car for everyone.

Rosetta and Philae prepare to land on comet 67PExcellent animation by the ESA showing the Rosetta and Philae spacecraft preparing to land on comet 67P.  How cool is that?  [ via Laughing Squid ]

Amazon Prime unlimited photo storageAmazon Prime's newest benefit is free, unlimited photo storage.  Wow.  I wonder what made them do this ... will it drive demand for Fire tablets and phones?

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Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji
The Nest
Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?
still the first bird
electoral fail
progress ratches
2020 explained