Drudge links to this article from the BBC
which discusses the (apparently) unexpectedly low orbit
attained by China's Shenzou VI spacecraft. It contains the howler:
Shenzhou VI, which has two astronauts on board, is in a low enough orbit to be affected by the Earth's gravitational pull.
… for which, I assure the BBC, the astronauts are very grateful. Consider the alternative.
David Limbaugh's column today opens:
I hate it when I am sympathetic to arguments on both sides of an issue as it threatens my image as a benevolently close-minded, dogmatic, doctrinaire ideologue.
Yeah, me too. Except you can elide the "benevolently" in my case.
His column is (no surprise) on Miers. He makes a useful distinction between critizing the pick and advocating her Senate rejection. At least I think it's useful. As I type. Given my
wimpinessopen-mindedness on the issue, I'll probably change my mind for the next person to argue otherwise.
- Speaking of which: this doesn't help at all. (Via Volokh.)
- No geek will want to miss the slide show accompanying the CNET article about teeny-tiny artwork etched onto microchips. (And this is, not surprisingly, via the indispensible GeekPress.)