Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Friday, January 14, 2005
The Huygens probe landed successfully today on Titan, sending back some astonishing images from the surface of the only moon in the Solar System with a significant atmosphere. The top image isn't quite as Earth-like as it seems, however: Titan is believed to have a surface temperature of about -300F (-185 C). If there are lakes or oceans on the surface of Titan, which is what I thought this image was when I first saw it, they are probably liquid methane. No sirens have yet been spotted.