Little to say for myself

Saturday, May 10, 2003

Recent Which? Online Websites of the Week

Exactitudes is fascinating - which is your favourite dozen?

Nobody here, just me is one of those that grabs you and doesn't let go. Endlessly inventive.

News Broadcast in Classical Latin courtesy of YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company. Don't ask me why....

Astronomy Picture of the Day, courtesy of those nice people at NASA, is self-explanatory.

Beautiful Floral Radiographs by the University of Michigan's Professor Emeritus Albert Richards, who has been taking X-ray photos of flowers for 40 years. Why hasn't anyone else?

A Motorcycle Funeral Service for those who want a trip to Hog Heaven.

Powers of Ten zooms you (in steps of 10x) from a view of the whole Milky Way galaxy to the quarks of an atom in the leaf of a Florida oak tree.

And last but not least (probably my favourite) is Flow, described as "an interactive Neurotica music clip". Don't forget to click on everything.


posted by Plig | 11:07 |

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Forget the sentimental notion that foreign policy is a struggle between virtue and vice, with virtue bound to win.
Forget the utopian notion that a brave new world without power politics will follow the unconditional surrender of wicked nations.
Forget the crusading notion that any nation, however virtuous and powerful, can have the mission to make the world in its own image.
Remember that diplomacy without power is feeble, and power without diplomacy is destructive and blind.
Remember that no nation's power is without limits, and hence that its policies must respect the power and interests of others.
Hans Morgenthau

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts
Bertrand Russell

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one
Albert Einstein

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative
Martin Luther King Jr.

Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man
Bertrand Russell

I think it would be a good idea
Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun
Pablo Picasso

Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others
Groucho Marx

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it
Mahatma Gandhi

Always make new mistakes
Esther Dyson
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