Sunday, September 14, 2008

Rudy Rucker's new directions for SF?

In a post from about a week ago, Rudy Rucker offered some new directions of "futures" sf can go towards. In response to a profusion of articles like this about the death of sci-fi, I don't think we can have enough posts on this topic.

Mom steal's daughter's identity in order to be a HS cheerleader

For the Stories I Wish I Had Time to Write Dept:

A 33 year old woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing her 15-year-old daughter's identity and going back to high school to become a cheerleader and get a diploma.

Via BoingBoing.

I've been thinking about this, but unfortunately by the time Jeff's old enough it will be too late for me. I have white hairs already.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Mad scientists create artificial life!

Finally, scientists start to take the whole 'playing God' thing seriously. Jack Szostak's project at Harvard Medical School makes Craig Ventner's team's artificial bacterium look like an 8th grade science project.

Velomobiles - I want one!!

First thing that came up on BoingBoing to day. Apparently these have always been bigger in Europe (figures), but it's almost impossible to get them here. You have to make your own. . Sometimes I hate this fricking country.