I know too much about the "hobbit" skull to not follow the stories.
- They're starting another expedition to the original cave soon.
- The debate is over whether these are a new species or not. (If they are, it would upset current theories about human evolution.)
- This scientist has some evidence that they are a new species.
Here is an SVG image I've been working on in my spare time. I like to think of it as "art". I was wanting to write some things about general browser support for SVG, but that will have to wait until a later date.
Holy cats. The US executive has now decided that they should have some sort of judicial oversight re: warrantless wiretaps. From a letter from Gonzales:
In the spring of 2005-well before the first press account disclosing the existence of the Terrorist Surveillance Program-the administration began exploring options for seeking such FISA court appeal.
They were tapping phones with impunity starting in 2001, and now say that 4 YEARS LATER, without external pressure, they thought that maybe they should try to follow the rules?
Moreover, the new court providing "judicial oversight" is secret. Sweet. No longer will your phones be monitored at the whim of the Executive--now, a nameless responsibility-free secret court must approve it. Awesome.
The American Humane Association reviews the movie "Snakes on a Plane". As you might expect, it's concerned entirely with the treatment of the animals rather than the quality of the movie. There are some really neat descriptions of how certain parts were filmed.
In addition to the special effects snakes, live snakes were used in a chaotic scene where the slithery menaces fall from oxygen masks and luggage compartments in the main cabin. Trainers hidden on top of the plane body dropped several snakes through PVC tubes installed in the cabin ceiling down onto the seats below. Sylvester coached all stunt people and extras on how to respond to these surprise drop-ins without making careless movements while pretending to be terrified.
The Florida Meat Goat Association is a very important part of the meat goat industry in Florida by its continued efforts with promoting meat from goats and other products from meat goats as a viable commodity.