Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to sit back, relax, and enjoy another exciting edition of… OOB!
FREE Directory Assistance
Next time you need directory assistance, dial 1-800-FREE411, and avoid those pesky charges. Read the comments here. Supposedly works with all cell phones and land lines.
When The “Are You Sure?” Dialog Box Is Truly Scary
Seen on the New Scientist website:
The Mozilla Thunderbird email program offered Angela Brown the option: ‘Restore natural order’. “Will selecting it just sort my messages”, she asks, “or will it reset the entire universe?”
Time Travel Explained… Finally!
For this response to the question (posted on askMetafilter), “Can someone please explain to me in very basic terms the modern understanding of black holes and worm holes as a conceivable means of space/time travel?”, the “Best Answer” award goes to Metafilter member Orb2069:
From a 100-level science overview course I took last semester:
Student: “Can people travel through wormholes?”
Teacher: “Sort of.”
Student: “Can you elaborate?”
Teacher: “Given current technology, people can travel through wormholes the same way they can travel through a tree shredder.”
That “Special” Place
With wormhole travel out, you may have look a little closer (planet Earth) for that unique, special place you can call your own. Well, ya gotta check out this place! By the way, should you decide to buy, you’ll be in famous company – Richard Branson (yes, that guy) already owns one. I wonder if he’ll install a spaceport in his back yard?
Over on What’s Next blog, here’s a list of the Top Six Reasons You Should Vote For John Seminerio, who apparently is trying to win the Outdoor Channel’s Win Your Own Fishing Show.
Anyone else besides me wonder about an apparent conflict between #2 and #3?