Category Archives: news

Famous last words: “Acceptable Industry Standards”

The Wall Street Journal has a very in-depth look at the decisions and oversights that led to the BP oil rig catastrophe. BP Decisions Made Well Vulnerable – WSJ.com. One of the final tasks was to cement in place the steel pipe that ran into the oil reservoir. The cement would fill the space between […]

Oh those resourceful Taiwanese journalists: Taiwan Tiger Woods Video

via crazydaysandnights.net If you don’t have video from the event, create it in CG! Posted via web from pearl’s posterous

NASA finds ‘significant’ water on moon!

via cnn.com Nifty! Posted via web from pearl’s posterous

Baguette Dropped From Bird’s Beak Shuts Down The Large Hadron Collider (Really) | Popular Science

via popsci.com Man, what a freak accident. Posted via web from pearl’s posterous

can’t trust a person just cuz they’re “your people”

Some people tend to stick to their own kind in friendships and business, but the reality is that it’s not so simple as “we are all Chinese” (to use a phrase I’ve heard a few times before). East Bay Express | Monica’s Victims A Chinatown construction magnate may have ripped off taxpayers and workers for […]

Bill Clinton lays the smackdown on Fox News

Okay, I know everyone’s already seen this, but… Think Progress ยป VIDEO: Clinton Sets The Record Straight On Terrorism, Smacks Down Fox News Bill Clinton FTW.