Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Fodder

A few odds and ends here at the end of the week.


Spring seems to have finally come to us here in Michigan. I know because yesterday we had our first tornado watch of the season.


Long time readers will know that I am a fan of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series of books. In that world, posits Adams, the Earth is merely a supercomputer built by a super-intelligent race of beings to come up with the question to the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

Well now, apparently, certain physicists are going to see if there's any truth to that fictional hypothesis.

And you thought I was kidding.


Have you been to Disney World and gone into one of their theaters where you get to experience *more* than just 3-D? Where the seats move, things tickle the back of your legs, a breeze blows across your face ... all in conjunction with what's happening on screen?

They are now calling that "4DX." At least in Japan. And that's where they will test it out on none other than the upcoming Iron Man 3 release. PC Magazine has the story here.


Finally, a link that I'm sure will not work in a month, possibly even next week ... but here's breaking news on the Boston Marathon bombing brought to you by CNN and Yahoo.


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