Friday, July 4, 2008

News Nibbles: July 04, 2008

Well, News Nibbles in going through yet another overhaul! I've decided to go back to the original semi-regular listing of interesting things, thoughts and tid-bits that might be of interest to you. I'll also use the Nibble section to list link that for what ever reason MySpace has seen fit to disable such as the first listing below:

Spokane Comicon has a new website: Swing by take a look and let them know what you think.

(Just a footnote here. I would have posted this link on MySpace except that MySpace is now disabling all links to Freewebs, Googlepages, and GeoCities. That is something to think about if you are setting up a free web site. Personally I think it's a little draconian, but that's just my opinion.)

I received the following email from the SEIT@HOME Team:

From SETI@HOME: Save the Arecibo Telescope: Write to Congress

Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest radio telescope and the source for the SETI@home data that your computer analyzes, faces massive budget cuts that will END its ability to continue the search for life beyond Earth. The decision to ensure full funding currently rests upon votes in Congress on Senate Bill S. 2862 and House Resolution H.R. 3737. These bills desperately need more support.

Please take a moment to help us SAVE ARECIBO.

Clicking the link below will direct you to a web page that allows you print out letters prepared for your Senators and Congressional Representative urging them to support Arecibo. Printing and mailing the letters is really easy, too! You will also have the chance to add a few personal thoughts, if you wish, to let your Senators and Representative know why this funding is important to you! And if you're really feeling passionate about saving Arecibo, please use these letters as the basis for letters you write yourself, urging your congressmen and women to vote to save Arecibo.

Because our representatives in Congress rarely give much attention to all the email they receive, printing out and MAILING these letters via standard U.S. Postal mail remains our best option for contacting them and our best hope for saving Arecibo (The second best option is to call your representatives). Your 42 cent stamps on these letters could help us get the millions of dollars needed to save Arecibo.

Our search cannot continue without the necessary support. Your work, as SETI@home participants, represents an indispensable resource for conducting the search. Now, we need your help to ensure that our other most valuable resource - our eyes and ears to the cosmos - can continue to probe the universe as we seek to answer the question: Is there anybody out there?

Thank you for your help - The SETI@home Team

35,310 Lego Star Wars Clone Trooper Army Invades Earth - This is just so cool looking!

Resturant Review - Emmets Oyster Bar:
Depending on your point of view oysters may or may not be science fiction related, but Bobbie DuFault's review of Emmets Oyster Bar is worth a nibble! (Sorry I just couldn't help myself :)

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