The band Muse’s fourth album — Black Holes & Revelations — is a superb and polished production of eclectic songs. Play it loudly.
It’s Thanksgiving Day in America. Lots to be thankful for, including family, a home, and generous co-workers. One thing not to be thankful for, however, is the abysmal state of E-mail signatures.
Binary Thinkers Unite
Per Petterson, Out Stealing Horses (2003). Completed November 3, 2008. 258 pages. In English, a beautifully translated novel about an emotionally austere Norwegian and his dog.
Uranus is named after the ancient Greek deity of the sky (Οὐρανός), the father of Kronos (Saturn) and grandfather of Zeus (Jupiter). In Greek, Ouranos is stressed on the last syllable, in Latin, on the second syllable (ūr-ān’ŭs). The preferred pronunciation of the name Uranus among astronomers is, however, on the first syllable (ūr’ŭn-ŭs). This is the standard literary pronunciation. John Hahn, a Seattle Post-Intelligencer staff columnist, suggested in 1986 to pronounce it CARE-FUL-LY.