I've managed to get vaccines scheduled for my (eligible) immediate family and myself, and VaccineFinder.org was a big help. You'll input your info and get information back about availability, then schedule via the particular store's website. Some website are buggy and difficult (I'm looking at you, CVS); some are trying their hardest (e.g. WalMart). Just… Continue reading Vaccine Finder (USA)
Warning signs of a stroke may appear as early as seven days before an attack and require urgent treatment to prevent serious damage to the brain, according to a study of stroke patients published in the March 8, 2005 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ... While similar to… Continue reading Let’s all learn the early signs of a stroke
So I'm going to tell you about something bloody amazing that just happened. We're at SQL Saturday in NYC, and one of the guys here has a developer version of Oculus, the virtual reality goggles. He set me up with the demonstration, which takes you on a slow ride past several screens, then puts you in a… Continue reading Oculus
Last night, my data professional, security conscious husband got a trojan virus on his computer that permanently encrypted (locked) all his files away from him. This particular trojan (called CryptoWall) demands hundreds of dollars to unlock the files again. We may end up paying. I wrote a more technical blog about this over on my… Continue reading You have computer files you want to keep, so read on
Read the comic: http://mutha.ncra.tifr.res.in/ncra/for-public/transit-of-venus-1/comics-on-the-transit-of-venus-in-14-languages Watch it live: http://news.discovery.com/space/live-venus-transit-from-mount-wilson-calif-120605.html#mkcpgn=fbdsc17 Everything you need to know about it (including how to watch it safely): http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/05/30/everything-you-need-to-know-about-next-weeks-transit-of-venus/ --- And done. We were too overcast in Dallas to watch any of the transit, but this time lapse video makes up for it: http://www.universetoday.com/95675/stunning-timelapse-spacecraft-capture-the-transit-of-venus/ DAMN, I love the modern age.
Jill Pantozzi's blog Has NASA’s Kepler Mission Found Our Earth 2? outlines the Kepler spacecraft (deployed in 2009), the mission of which is to find potentially Earth-like planets in other parts of the galaxy. To quote Ghostbusters: WE GOT ONE!! This is megacool on many levels, but I just wanted to post the link and a… Continue reading Found: Habitable Planet