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The speed of sci-fi ships, ranked

From Back to the Future’s DeLorean to Dr. Who’s Tardis, here’s a listing of sci-fi vehicles ranked from slowest to fastest.

I knew the Tardis was quick, but dang. Ships from British authors FTW.

Source: Kottke: The speed of sci-fi ships, ranked 

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Taxi to War

Can’t stop playing this song.

http://rd.io/x/QFpHK8kSmg/

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It Came from the Jetpack

Jetpack 3.2 was released yesterday (Oct 29, 2014), and one of the really neat new features is the ability to create and edit posts using the WordPress.com editor! This means when you feel inspiration strike, you can just visit https://wordpress.com/post, pick the blog you want to post to, and be on your way.

Like this post, for instance.

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Thoughts From the Drive

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I recently drove across upstate NY, through western PA, northern Ohio and SE Michigan. Twelve and half hours of time to think.

  • The US grows a lot of corn. The entire drive, I was surrounded by corn fields. Occasionally we’d see soybeans, wheat fields that had been harvested, hay fields. But the vast majority was corn.
  • The US is huge. We drove for 12 hours and only covered four states. The cities are tiny compared to the area in between them.
  • Driving a car with a 50mpg engine and an 8 gallon tank makes life interesting. That last tick on the fuel gauge is only about 50 miles. There are, generally, around 35 miles between rest stops. Not all those rest stops are open. For a minute, I thought we might end up stuck in the Seneca nation.
  • I-90 and I-80 run along Lake Erie for nearly it’s entire length, but you only actually see the lake in a couple places.
  • Erie has better chain food than Albany.
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Michigan Songs

http://rd.io/x/QFpHL-dunw/

The playlist is open to collaboration, so if you know of songs about Michigan that should be in the list, let me know!