Ancient oceans on Mars? Sounds cool, but probably not so much

iheartchaos:

One of my favorite planetary what-ifs has always been the idea that at some point, millions of years ago, Mars was mostly covered by shallow oceans, possibly teaming with simple life. But the sad part is that the more we learn about the red planet, the more that the wet Mars idea seems to be falling short.

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Guess what was the fastest-adopted gadget of the past 50 years? It wasn’t the cell phone or the PC…

iheartchaos:

Yes, that’s right. The photo isn’t a lie— the one gadget, that in the past 50 years has been adopted more quickly than any other is the boombox. Faster than the CD player, the cell phone, the digital camera and the answering machine among others.

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This actually did surprise me. It really shouldn’t, as cell and mobile phones are bigger around the world than than in the US (see how revolutions spread information). Intriguing none the less.

As ineffective as I seem to think Granholm was as a governor, she does continue to be relevant in the word today.

Why “Weirdness” and “Nerdiness” aren’t mutually exclusive.

iheartchaos:

Here’s the deal… being weird and being a nerd aren’t mutually exclusive. These things overlap, but not as often as they used to. Popular conception of what a nerd is has changed drastically in recent years.

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This is more true than most people understand.

An interesting read, bigotry aside.

For those of you who drink beer.

iheartchaos:

Your worst nightmare.

Don’t look at his eyes: he will suck out your soul.

iheartchaos:

Your worst nightmare.

Don’t look at his eyes: he will suck out your soul.

Is it somehow shocking?

Study finds that no one really wants a smart TV or a 3D TV

iheartchaos:

Despite company’s best efforts, it looks like that as of yet, not many people are interested in either smart TVs or 3D TVs. Even though many of the higher end televisions one can buy these days come with some sort of smart TV OS, only about 50% of smart TV owners even have their sets connected to the internet. 

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Saw this coming…