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NASA telescope detects massive cloud of 'buckyballs' hurtling through space 


I laughed, for no good reason.  


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Feb. 23rd, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
They hope to be reunited with Bucky.
Feb. 23rd, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
From the headline it sounds as if the Buckyballs are on a mission and in a real hurry. ;)
Feb. 24th, 2012 08:20 am (UTC)
Trillions by Nicholas Fisk
"A mysterious shower of tiny crystals fall all over Earth. No-one knows where they came from, or what their purpose is, but they certainly behave strangely. Bonding together they mimic strange, and sometimes threatening, shapes"
SO what are the military doing about this ? !!!! :D
Feb. 24th, 2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
This is nothing new. A little known pre-Socratic astronomer, know as Buckistratis, proposed this notion in 600 BC.
Feb. 27th, 2012 06:03 am (UTC)
Bucky in Kabul
A (to me at least) fascinating aside… Although he was never able to cover Manhattan with a dome as he wished, he did get one of his erections (sorry, could not resist!) shipped to Kabul for the International Trade Fair of 1956. This blog by Adam Curtis tells part of this weird and incredible story. Really great blog, but you need fancy software to see the BBC videos there.
Feb. 29th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
Re: Bucky in Kabul
What an amazing blast from the past. As I've often said, the past, which should shrink with distance, just gets larger and more full of stuff. I wish I could see the links -- why are they restricted?

I remember the King slightly -- a lost possibility of modernization, probably more hopeless than he once appeared. But the postcard from the hotel is priceless (only men are shown, I notice, giving it something of the air of a gay rendezvous).
Feb. 29th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
Re: Bucky in Kabul
The video links are restricted because it is BBC, and apparently we are not allowed to see them, perhaps due to lingering indignation over loosing the colony some years ago.
Of course there is no censorship on the internet.
The workaround is too much for me, involving getting a whole new sneaky browser (Tor) to create labyrinth paths through aethernet.
Feb. 29th, 2012 01:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Bucky in Kabul
It's a matter of rights to broadcast.
You'll have to wait until the BBC World Service realizes you need honest unbiased news reporting like Iran and start broadcasting to you (though how they can't see the similarities between Fox news and the official Iranian news channels I've no idea). Rupert Murdoch has been trying to bring US TV style news reporting to the UK for a while with tirades against the BBC but we have rules on unbiased TV news reporting so no Fox style mad mullahs screaming that God will judge those who vote for the wrong party or denouncing the muppets as Trotskyists. We may even have Murdoch on the run at the moment as he has lost one newspaper and if they find enough evidence of The Sun bribing the police he may lose another.
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