just so long as you return to the planet in time for lunch

Happy Thursday morning to you all πŸ™‚ In my endless efforts to do anything other than research, I bring you the following:

A couple of days ago, the BBC reported a study into why we don’t take the train more in the UK, saying that most people had a problem with the smaller stations. Ok, so they are a hassle. Also, north-south is easy. East-west (which is what I have to do), not so much. But my main problem is that it is so fricking expensive! If blogs are so influential, perhaps somehow, the people in charge will get to hear of my plea, and put rail-fares DOWN, not up. There is something intrinsicly wrong with a mode of transport where it is cheaper to fly places than it is to take the train.

The following trail shouldn’t amuse me, but it does: Underclassman trailer

I woke up this morning to the very sad news that the actor who played Star Trek’s Scotty, James Doohan, has died. It isn’t a major surprise, considering how old the original shows are, but it is always sad to see one of the greats die.

Mmmmm, totally unecessary, but all-woody, goodness: Swedex: wooden screens, keyboards, mice etc. This time built like that, not customised by modders. All hail Sandbenders πŸ™‚

I like space. It is one of my dearest ambitions to get into space one day. Who knows, if we find evidence of life on other planets, I could be the first Xenoarchaeologist! (I read too much SF). Anyway, because I love all things techy and spacy, this is rather groovy: Google Moon. Launched to commemorate the first moon landing on July 20 1969, it is some Nasa imagery on the landing sites. Similar to the very cool (if currently only US-based) Google Earth but, well, on the moon! Tip: zoom in for an easter egg πŸ™‚

David Tennant should have more faith in himself! I loved him in Casanova, and when he appeared at the end of the last Dr Who, I got goose bumps. This may be because I never followed the previous series’ as religiously as some – I knew they existed, but for some reason I prefered Star Trek. Hey ho. Can’t wait for the new series though πŸ˜€ (David Tennant has fears over role as new Dr Who)

Yep, it’s a space-themed blog today. Found this in the IHT this morning: an op-ed piece about how well Europe is doing in Space. Watch out, indeed, America.

Oooh, pretty free pictures! Free database of photo’s – IHT article and www.photomuse.org. Exciting times.

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