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2007-08-08

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In an act of chutzpah, Wikipedia has selected an amusing ‘article of the day.’ The subject: the Encyclopædia Britannica.

In the interest of balance, here is Wikipedia’s entry in Britannica. Unfortunately, you can only read 75 of the 737 words for free.

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Jehova August 8, 2007 at 10:14 pm

Read William Gibson’s Spook Country.

Anon August 10, 2007 at 4:06 pm

The Perseid Meteor Shower is underway. However, it’s only the coming attraction for a much bigger show a few weeks away.

NASA says another meteor shower could be on the horizon. The Aurigid Meteor Shower could take place on September 1st. So why the uncertainty? NASA says it all depends on how debris comes off the Comet Kiess.

The comet has only come close to earth twice in the past two-thousand years. “We have so little experience with ancient debris from long-period comets,” says Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office. “Almost anything could happen-from a fizzle to a beautiful meteor shower.”

But if it does happen, not everyone will see it. Only those in the western United States, Canada and Hawaii will see the shower. But there’s a chance, parts of Kansas will get at least a partial show as well.

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