“Fan boards and support forums all have the same mantra saying that at 2:00 AM this morning, the Zune 30s reset on their own and doesn’t fully reboot.”
ETA: Microsoft said that a leap year issue caused problems with the 30-gigabyte versions of its Zune digital music player. The statement followed a flood of online customer complaints about the devices freezing up. (via)
"The target, a surveyor, was returning to his car in the remote town of Barrow, Alaska, when he saw the great white beast. With no time to unlock the door of his vehicle and climb inside, he tried to duck out of sight."
I love animated gifs. I post a LOT of them. Some day, I may learn how to make my own animations. (It’s hard; I’ve only managed multi-colored, bouncing spots thus far. I am very respectful of mrcookieface's talents.) Until then, one of my favorite things to do on this blog is to post an animated gif with, or near, a music track and then look at the results. Always interesting, sometimes sublime.
Cat’s Got Moves (keep scrolling) & Swing Out Sister (just below) are—well, he’s totally workin’ it.
No one knows how many underground cities lie beneath Cappadocia. Eight have been discovered, and many smaller villages, but there are doubtless more. The biggest, Derinkuyu, wasn’t discovered until 1965, when a resident cleaning the back wall of his cave house broke through a wall and discovered behind it a room that he’d never seen, which led to still another, and another. Eventually, spelunking archeologists found a maze of connecting chambers that descended at least 18 stories and 280 feet beneath the surface, ample enough to hold 30,000 people – and much remains to be excavated. One tunnel, wide enough for three people walking abreast, connects to another underground town six miles away. Other passages suggest that at one time all of Cappadocia, above and below the ground, was linked by a hidden network. - Alan Weisman