I guess Ailin Graef is the first success story in the online Second Life environment. She recently sat down for a CNET sponsered interview, during which a group of hackers bombarded her avatar with flying pink phalluses. Fucking genius! How long until we see the same group peddling Snow Crash, hmm? hmm? hmmm…

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Physics

An in-depth and quite.. ahem.. science-y? article on movie physics. More than you ever wanted to know about the unlikelyhood of flaming cars, flashing bullets, and space explosions on film. Complete with nerdy equations and even reviews on the bottom of the page.

The sometimes deadly ‘iku iku byo’. Uhh.. I’m still trying to figure out if this was gleaned from an old Onion story. If not… whoa.

In a country grousing for new leadership, the elections will be a referendum on an unpopular president and a chance for science-friendly candidates to hang out a shingle on Capitol Hill. The change could prompt government action on a range of issues.
Please please please do what you can to get these extremist wingnuts out of office.