Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I just wanted to say that if you didn't get a Christmas card it doesn't mean I hate you.

I just was so slow in getting them out that at a certain point it seemed ridiculous to send any more.

Also... if anyone knows how to fix this thing so that the posts start at the top of the page again. Darn html kludge.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Acents, acents, and more acents

Check out this cool website. It's got samples of people with all sorts of different regional accents from around the world reading a paragraph containing all the sounds used in English.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Rochester Polonium Experiment

Remember the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko with polonium? Turns out some of the early experiments on the effects of polonium on humans were part of the World War Two atomic weapons experiments at the University of Rochester.

hat tip, the Federation of American Scientists' (a.k.a. Federation of Atomic Scientists) Secrecy News.