Omidreza Mirsayafi 1981-2009

Posted: March 21st, 2009 | Author: | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Omidreza Mirsayafi
He was my age. I’m not sure what he studied, and what he did to make a living. But on his time off he was a blogger, and criticized Iranian society and government openly. Last year he was sentenced to two years in prison for “insulting the authorities”. And now he is dead. Just before the new Iranian year. Many bloggers are lamenting his loss: here, here, and here and here’s an English language post. And the interview with Omidreza’s lawyer is here.

Large Hadron Collider Goes Online

Posted: September 10th, 2008 | Author: | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

After today science will have a chance at discovering great unknowns and proving or disproving some of the most fundamental theories in physics. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will go online in CERN. Although I have no expertise in this subject matter I will try my hand at a quick summary of the most important points. Follow the jump for a brief introduction and a very nice video explaining it all in rap!

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Posted: September 5th, 2005 | Author: | Tags: , , | No Comments »

“In some neighbourhoods, rescue teams crouch for fear of snipers.” — CTV News
Tonight I saw footage of U.S. troops trying to evacuate people from New Orleans at gunpoint! I have no comments just watch the clip!