Archive for September, 2009

Stephen Hawking Steps Down!

Posted in Random Musings, Space with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2009 by Aaron

Today Dr. Stephen Hawking stepped down from one of the most famous academic positions in the world. When I first read that I was really worried that something was working with him! But no… he seems to be as fine as he has ever been.

The reason he is stepping down is because it is tradition that the Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics is relinquished at age 67. Not bad for a guy who was told he wouldn’t live past 25. He is the 17th person to hold this post and has been there since 1979.

He is now becoming the Director of Research (still at Cambridge) and hopefully will remain there for a long time to come! If you would like to read an article from a credible news source you can look here.

Project 10 to the 100

Posted in Random Musings with tags , on September 26, 2009 by Aaron

Last year Google apparently asked people for ideas to change the world. A huge amount of ideas came in and it took them a while to cull them down to something manageable. Now they are asking people to vote on which idea they should commit $10 million dollars to supporting. Choices are a little vague and more grouped by ideas (each option lets you see some ideas it was inspired by). Pick one. Vote. Be a global citizen!

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Posted in Random Musings with tags , , , , , , , on September 12, 2009 by Aaron

Get ready! September 19th is the international talk like a pirate day! Get ready to celebrate and don’t forget at least one Argh!

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

This is one week notice…

Zom Com

Posted in Movies, Random Musings with tags , , , , , on September 2, 2009 by Aaron

I thought that I had coined a phrase yesterday. I was wrong… we were talking about how lately more zombie movies are more comedy than horror. For example: Shawn of the Dead, Fido, Poultrygeist, etc… I feel like serious zombie movies are way less common than their comedic counterparts.

They even outdid my Zom Com with Rom Zom Com.

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Image taken from Shawn of the Dead