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Write a message to the stars!

This is pretty awesome actually: KEO is a satellite that will orbit the earth for 50,000 years, and then return.  Inside it will be glass disks engraved with up to 24 billion pages of information.

Each person on earth gets the opertunity to write up to 4 pages of whatever they want to be engraved.  There will be no censership, no translation, nothing to stop you but your imigination, and trust me, I have a big one of those.  I am putting together some short story thing about dinosaures and portals, and awesomness.  I may post it when I finish.  Whatever.

The whole concept is pretty cool I think, too bad we wont be around in 50,000 years to see its completion.

I don’t know what you’re waiting for, write your message now!

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The internet university

Some Israeli wants to make a global university that’s tuition free and called the University of the People.  I say that that’s a really great idea, except Wikipedia beat him to it.  Well, it did in my mind anyway.  While a true university setting for online courses would be interesting, it wouldn’t be feasable for all types of education.  Computer Science, Business, both of those could be taught over the internet pretty simply (those are the two degrees that the university will offer to begin with in the fall), but Engineering, anything Medical, those require hands on learning with a teacher who’s hopefully had years of practice, and at least a few failures under his/her belt.  Those two will never fully move to online, it’s just not possible.

It’s a nice concept but I still think that Wikipedia is better.  On a side note, this school better allow the use of Wikipedia as a source in any papers they assign.  I fucking hate professors that ban Wikipedia, fucking old people who refuse to evolve and are stuborn old hags…

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Movie Fonts, lots of them

i dont know why it saved as transformers, it's really jurassic park

For font people, or movie people, this collection is for you.  There’s dozens of movies represented, and all of them .  I can’t tell you how awesome this is right now.



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TrackMania Nations Forever

My new favorite game is TrackMania Nations Forever. Which is a racing game in the most fun sense of racing.  It’s got F-Zero speeds, and crazy tracks, and overall is unlimited ammounts of fun.

Me, mike and chris have wasted away many hours playing it which should have gone into studying for our finals, oops…

The game itself is a free download (500mb), and a free game, but there is a payed version.  I’m perfectly alright with the free version, I enjoy the game, and love it, and have a good time playing it, which is all that matters.  For a free game however, there are tons, and tons of things you can do.  Lots of unlockable tracks, and a complete track editor.  It’s very indepth.

You can make anything you want with the track editor, but, being raised on Roller Coaster Tycoon’s custom coaster editor, I am alittle spoiled.

The free online multiplayer races is what makes TrackMania worth it.  That’s where we’re spent hours playing, and that’s where we’ve spent hours cursing the people who have too much free time to make crazy impossible tracks.

You should totally download TrackManina, and then install it, and then add me as a buddy: lord_xeon

I look foward to racing you all…