Jalopnik has video of Ekranoplans, Soviet era transport planes that used the Wing-In-Ground effect to skim mere feet above the waves.
Revell released a model of the A90 ekranoplan.
Tank Girl. Returns.
May 25th is Towel Day. Damian is celebrating by walking around the house in his dressing gown. (Please make him stop.)
I am now officially a cyber nomad, typing this on the steps of the Albert Memorial in front of the Town Hall. I have managed to find free WiFi provided by Streetnet. I’m a little wired after a coffee and a tea in Nero and attractive women keep walking past.
Life is good.
I'm thinking of wandering around town sniffing for WiFi hotspots now I've reinstalled the drivers on my laptop. I'd take the mouse, but he can only sniff cheese.
Preliminary research tells me that Caffe Nero charges a fiver a day, which is much more than the free I'm prepared to pay.
I caught some of this last night.
The internet has enriched our lives in many ways, but it has also generated many ways to break the law. How well does our legal system protect us from the dangers of being libelled, defrauded, having our intellectual property stolen or being exposed to pornography or violent images?
A panel of senior judges, barristers and academics identify the shortcomings of the law and discuss possible solutions.
Listen Again only tends to last a week. Catch it while you can.
BoingBoing have spotted the Mouse’s New York relative. Unlike our rodent-of-leisure, this one has a job- it taunts non-union “scab” workers.
Coop’s uploading dozens of photos a day. They’re all interesting and loads of them are relevant as photo reference (some of them include naked ladies, which is cool too). Subscribe to his feed if you’re interested in hot rods.
A set that I think went up today is of, as he puts it “Some bad photos of vintage model kits I have assembled in a sloppy fashion.“
Who’s a Rat?
Originally uploaded by spinneyhead.
The Mouse would like it known that, despite his heritage, he’s not a rat. But just in case anyone outs him, he’s taking precautions.
There’s a site out there called Who’s A Rat? (currently timing out), where police informers and undercover officers can be named and
shamed targetted. It’s American, and protected by the First Amendment, but I bet anyone starting a Who’s A Dealer? site would have more than Free Speech to worry about.
There must be something beyond the pooliverse- or, in the case of our two remaining tetras, the tankiverse. That something is heralded by the manifestation of the eyeballs in the sky.
Combining in one place three of the things Spinneyhead and Ian in particular is passionate amount, namely sheep, geeks and artwork, I present the electric sheep screensaver.
So long as the gay adoptive parents are flamingos, anyway. Carlos and Fernando, Greater Flamingos living at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, have a history of stealing eggs from straight birds and hatching them (which got them in the news last year). So when a chick was abandoned keepers stuffed it into a broken egg which they left in Carlos and Fernando’s nest so they could bond with it when it “hatched”. So far the little bird’s two dads are doing a fine job of raising it.
Viagra may aid recovery from jet lag, but only when when travelling eastwards.