Archive for date: June 8, 2004

Time keeps on slippin…

June 8, 2004 | Amateur Science, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Tom Van Baak has a fascinating obsession with timekeeping. His website,, has a great deal of information regarding timekeeping and his vast collection of odd and accurate timekeeping devices. He even wrote a nice paper which details the state of the art in amateur timekeeping. The short of it: amateurs can achieve ridiculous accuracy […]

Ken Brown is a Big Fat Idiot…

June 8, 2004 | Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

Holy crap. It isn’t often that I get a chance to read something as high in drivel as Ken Brown’s rebuttal to Andy Tanenbaum’s critique of Brown’s Samizdat, an as yet unreleased critique of the Linux operating system, Linus himself, and open source software in general. If you haven’t read Andy’s comments on Brown, by […]

Venus Transit Pictures

June 8, 2004 | Astronomy | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, this rare event has concluded, I’ll try to add links to sites with images throughout the day as my browsing uncovers them. Check back later for more… Live Images of the Transit of Venus 2004 Article from Sky & Telescope Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Institute for Solar Physics has some close up H-α […]