Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Earthquakes in Alaska!

Whole bunch of 'em, up to magnitude 5.2, today alone!

If you had this sweet Earthquakes Meter from (not to mention the equally sweet All CPU Meter, and the probably sweet Control System gadgets which i don't use) you could be getting worldwide earthquake data in just-about-real time!  It can be configured to check the data from USGS as often as you like (from every minute to, theoretically at least, only once a day - i have it set to 5 minutes), to show only today's quakes, only today's M 1+ quakes (where mine is now), or the past 7 days' quakes of M 2.5+, 5+ or 7+.

I've never been all that into earthquakes, but with this awesome free gadget, that's starting to change!

Note: You need Windows Vista or Windows 7 to use this.  If you have the former, i am sorry for you.  If you have the latter, ain't it great???

Now i'm working on finding a gadget that tells me when i can see various astronomical stuff (ISS, planets, Iridium flares) from my coordinates. . .

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"He must increase, but I must decrease."
-John 3:30

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Fairness Quiz for the President

EXCELLENT op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, by Stephen Moore.

NEEDS to be read and shared by you and everyone you know!  :)