2016.01.03-LumpysLinks

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Here they are:

  • Ludicrous – How about a software glitch releasing inmates early? Okay, so it does happen. What if it was happening since 2002?
  • Useful – Last year lifehacker put up a list of MacGyver tips. In my opinion, the best of the bunch is Tokyo Disaster Preparedness Guide
  • Music
  • PhotoGeminid Meteors over Xinglong Observatory
  • Yours (Something from the web’s social networks)- I got this list of translation errors years ago, but it was well worth a repost.
  • Science – We have all seen images of the solar system. However, it is unlikely that you have ever seen one to scale. On Christmas Day, the Astronomy Photo of the Day (APOD) put up a a video of some folks creating a scale model in the desert. I shared the video after the break. You even get to hear from some of the Apollo astronauts at the end.

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Lumpy’s Links for 2015.12.08

Lumpy’s Links for 2015.12.08

Yup, I am late again. Sorry, but the non-cyber world has me way too busy. It will slow down soon though.

Nonetheless, here they are:

  • Ludicrous – Check out the latest adventure of Bud Weisser
  • Useful – I was actually having a hard time with this one this week. Until I went to my To Do list. Check out Workflowy
  • Music – I knew it was going to be the one the instant I saw it. The Libertarian version of Star Wars. Watch it after the break below.
  • Photo – While this one is a bit dated, it is still worth a post. ┬áCheck out this pulse from a black hole.
  • Yours (Something tweeted to me or emailed)- I hit on this one in #blaster channel on the Geekshed IRC Network, the top animals of 2015.
  • Science – This week my pick is a nifty Anaptar Calendar. This calendar lets you explore the solar system all 366 days of 2016.

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Google Maps for Mars and the Moon

The waxing gibbous Moon as observed from Earth
The waxing gibbous Moon as observed from Earth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just In Case You Can’t Afford a Spaceship

I was digging through old posts and came across Google Mars which was new in 2006.  Bieng both a NASA and Google junkie, I think these two sites totally rawk. Nonetheless, both Mars and the Moon are still kewl and worth sharing. The Moon site even allows you to explore all the lunar landing sites in 3D.