Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Shorts: More Trek, Baseball, & Bad Reporting

Rachael and I deliberately trying to look geeky (neither of us actually being huge fans) in front of the Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. We didn't go inside and now it's closed. It will supposedly reopen next year at a mall in downtown Vegas. I have to wonder about the wisdom of having such an attraction closed at exactly the wrong time.


A review of the science of the new Star Trek movie. (Thanks smartlikeatruck)


Having lived all but 4 years of my life in cities with 2 Major League Baseball teams, I know how rare it is for both teams to be in town on the same day. Such an alignment of schedules is happening for the next two days in the Bay Area. The Giants and A's both play tonight with Oakland's game starting at 7:05 and San Francisco's at 7:15. Then tomorrow an energetic fan could accomplish the rare feet of watching a 4 team/2 stadium twin bill by watching the Giants v. Nationals at AT&T park at 12:45 and then catching the A's v. Kansas City at the Coliseum at 7:05. Phew, that's a lot of baseball.


Irish Student Hoaxes World's Media with Fake Quote An Irish student plants a fake quote on a Wikipedia page and watches as newspapers around the world report it as fact, even though Wikipedia kept taking it down for lacking a citation. Of course, he could have just used one of the news articles that ran the fake quote as a citation and the world would still think the quote was real. (Thanks Diana.)

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