Sunday, 28 November 2010

A thought for a Sunday

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm ... As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others".

Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) Grow into these trousers... >>

Sunday, 21 November 2010

A thought for a Sunday

"The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water".

John W. Gardner (1912 - 2002) Grow into these trousers... >>

Sunday, 14 November 2010

A thought for a Sunday

"Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits".

Hannah More (1745 – 1833) Grow into these trousers... >>

Sunday, 7 November 2010

A thought for a Sunday

"In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me".

John Fowles (1926 – 2005) Grow into these trousers... >>

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Just look at those jets

At about 2pm GMT today the NASA Deep Impact spacecraft (aka EPOXI) played a game of interplanetary 10-pin. Millions of kilometres from home the craft raced past comet Hartley 2, closing to about 700km (435 miles) away and gathering data and images as it went. The first images of the fly-past are intriguing, exciting and oh so pretty.

What is this strangely shaped object? How did it form? Why are some parts clearly outgassing when other areas do not?

The data gathered by this mission may help to explain, but for now I am content to marvel at the ingenuity of modern science and go wow!

These are just low resolution images. High-res will come in a day or two as the data is downloaded from the probe and processed.
Image credits: NASA / JPL / UMD Grow into these trousers... >>

Monday, 1 November 2010

Conjugating the verb to be

This is/be/am a WIN from FailBlog:

Grow into these trousers... >>