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July 18, 2006

Bose-Einstein Condensates What they are and how they are made, and how to cool things with lasers and magnets explained in a way even a dummy like me can understand.
How to tell a Thompson from a Thomson. Or a Dupond from a Dupont. Or a Jansen from a Jansens. Whichever you'd prefer. more inside
The Head of Vecna more inside
R.I.P. Mickey Spillane Mickey Spillane, the macho mystery writer who wowed millions of readers with the shoot-'em-up sex and violence of gumshoe Mike Hammer, died Monday. He was 88. more inside
Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America. A comprehensive study by Radley Balko, accompanied by an interactive map. (Via MeFi.)
MC Devvo, and Shady Piez David Firth, of Salad Fingers fame has developed set of mockumentaries on Darren Devonshire, better known as Devvo, lampooning North English working-class Chav Culture. Devvo's an unemployed youth in the area of Doncaster , who is taking a stab at a career as a rapper, along with scamming dole money, harassing people at parks and playgrounds, and generally overusing the word "dickhead". more inside
Curious George A question on behalf of a friend (I do have a friend *SOB* I really really do *SOB SOB*) about Spanish music.... more inside