Archive for date: August 11, 2004

Armadillo Crash Video

August 11, 2004 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Finally got back to looking at the video from the crash of Armadillo Aerospace’s 48inch test vehicle. In the words of Bugs Bunny, what goes up, comes down hard. Ouch!

Snitch, the Copyright Ferret

August 11, 2004 | Intellectual Property, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

News.com is running a story about the BSA’s new mascot, a ferret who lectures children about the perils of the copyright infringement. Children will play games where they destroy pirated software and collect licensing agreements. Oh good lord. How about teaching them the real facts of our absurd copyright system? That if they go into […]

Stairway to Heaven, Orchestral Variations

August 11, 2004 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

For publicity, the University of New South Wales commissioned orchestral variations on the classic Led Zepplin tune, Stairway to Heaven. Each segment is done in the style of a different composer. The Holst’s Mars, Bringer of War was funny enough that it made me laugh. The segments in the style of Bizet and Glenn Miller […]