Sometime between May 14th and May 18th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too!
- Mount St. Helens, 30 Years Ago – The Big Picture: "On May 18th, 1980, thirty years ago today, at 8:32 a.m., the ground shook beneath Mount St. Helens in Washington state as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck, setting off one of the largest landslides in recorded history – the entire north slope of the volcano slid away. As the land moved, it exposed the superheated core of the volcano setting off gigantic explosions and eruptions of steam, ash and rock debris. The blast was heard hundreds of miles away, the pressure wave flattened entire forests, the heat melted glaciers and set off destructive mudflows, and 57 people lost their lives. The erupting ash column shot up 80,000 feet into the atmosphere for over 10 hours, depositing ash across Eastern Washington and 10 other states. Collected here are photos of the volcano and its fateful 1980 eruption."
- Lost Has Already Given Us More Answers Than Battlestar: "Is Lost another answers-averse show like Battlestar Galactica? No. In fact, Lost has already provided more answers than BSG. I've seen lots of people fretting about a lack of answers on Lost, and comparing it to BSG lately. But you know what? It's not really a fair comparison, because Lost has been showing us stuff pretty explicitly all along."
- The Geek Alphabet: "As a geek, you definitely know your ABCs, but do you know these? From A to Z, 'away team' to 'zork,' here is [GAS]'s take on the Geek Alphabet."
- Adobe, You Brought An Advertisement To A Gun Fight: "Adobe, no one seems to want to say this to you, but I will. Stop it, you’re embarrassing yourself."
- State Patrol Warns: Tickets on Cell Phones Begin June 10, No Exceptions: "The Washington State Patrol warned Friday that drivers who text or talk on a hand-held cell phone should expect a ticket on June 10. No excuses accepted. Tickets will be handed out. And if you are convicted, expect a $124 fine. The State Patrol often has a grace period when a new law takes effect, but not with this one. 'Drivers have already had nearly two years to adjust their driving habits,' State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste said in a news release. 'We will fully enforce this law from day one.'"