The Pavlovsk field gene bank
- it's not a proper seed bank as most of the plants are grown in fields and can't be stored as seeds - looks set to be destroyed to make way for a housing development.
"During the siege of Leningrad, 12 scientists chose to starve while protecting the diversity amassed by Vavilov, even though the seeds of rice, peas, corn and wheat that they were protecting could have sustained them.
...property developers argue that because the station contains a "priceless collection", no monetary value can be assigned to it and so it is worthless."
Guildwars 2 trailer - looks interesting. Once I get a new house and have some time to get back into gaming, this may be on the cards...
Labels: Games, Video
Does it matter if they get comic book movies right?
Makes a good point - I think as long as they throw in a few comic book nerd references, that'll keep them happy.
The thing that always gets me is that comics are full of brilliant and well written stories which may only need slight tweaks to transfer to the big screen but rather than use those, they totally rewrite them or just make up new stuff. The end result is usually shite.
One I'd love to see done is Kingdom Come
. Never happen tho...
That has to be my longest blogging hiatus yet I think! I have ben busy and also on holiday for a week but more than anything I think I've been suffering blogger burnout. Guess I've been at it for 8 years or so now and everyone needs a break sometime.
More updates coming soon on holidays, house hunting and work.
Possibly one of the stangest things I've seen in a while - the worlds strongest beer which comes with it's own dead animal bottle cover
Like I said, odd.
Return of the Large Blue
. I always find it quite encouraging when I hear stories like this where a species is saved by the dedication of a few individuals.
I skipped through bits of the BBCs new Sturday night prime time viewing earlier today - 100 Ways to Leave a Gameshow
. I was going to write a proper blog about it but someone else has pretty much summed up my thoughts
The bit I found most annoying was when the host says:
"I'm going to tell you which is the wrong answer in 5... (3 second gap).. 4.... (3 second gap).. etc.... 0..... And the wrong answer............ is.................................purple!"
If there is anyone left watching this drivel after week ten they need to be rounded up and shot. It's for thier own good.
Super Sexy CPR
. I thought I might atually remember how to do CPR after watching that but it seems I wasn't paying much attention to the actual CPR part....
Probably not very SFW.
- a computer mouse without the mouse. Seems a little laggy at the moment and probably not as precise but looks interesting.
Labels: Computers, Gadgets, Technology
Dutch porn star with 5000 twitter followers offers free oral sex
to her followers if the Netherlands win the world cup and oddly enough now has well over 100,000 followers.
Labels: Internet, Odd