Archive for June, 2009

Brontosaurus mocks “endangered” elephant

June 18, 2009

According to TIME magazine: Facebook is for Old Fogies.

To which I can only comment: that’s like a brontosaurus calling an elephant “endangered.”

Hat tip: Ward Supplee‘s Twitter feed.

Oh, I almost forgot. TIME has a Facebook page (no link because some things are best left to die). I wonder if Facebook advertises in TIME. I’m guessing not.

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We can all be Iranians now

June 16, 2009

Fascinating how the mobilizing power of social media is being used to confront the Iranian government.

Meanwhile, in a sort of digital twist on that famous scene in The Thomas Crowne Affair, a new viral campaign is going around Twitter: Users from around the world are resetting the location data in their profiles to Tehran, the capital of Iran, in order to confuse Iranian authorities who may be attempting to use the microblogging tool to track down opposition activity.

Star Trek= chick flick

June 15, 2009

Star Trek directed by JJ Abrams=chick flick.

Star Trek Chicks

At a guess, this guy’s the main reason.

The case for wind farms #2: bird-choppers kill bats too!

June 15, 2009

Until now, I thought the only arguments in favour of wind farms was that they provide entertainment in the form of eagles being sucked into the propeller blades and turned into fast food for rats and foxes.

After all, they disfigure the countryside, they consume vast quantities of concrete. Does anyone know the carbon footprint of building a wind farm -including the trucks carrying the pieces and what BP executives spend their related bonuses on?

They often don’t generate energy at all: “too little” or “too much wind” so a back up oil-fired power station has to be built nearby to “top up” supply. They also explode.

But I was wrong.

Not only do bird-choppers kill birds (reducing the threat of avian influenza) and make a dreadful racket, they could exterminate West Virginia’s bat population too!

I want a wind farm next door to me right now, call me a chiroptophobe if you wish.