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Links for Monday, July 16, 2007

  • Daily Galaxy: Coming Soon: The Greatest Show In the Night Sky—The 2007 Perseid Meteor Shower – “The source of the shower is Comet Swift-Tuttle. Although the comet is nowhere near Earth, the comet’s tail does intersect Earth’s orbit. We glide through it every year in August. Tiny bits of comet dust hit Earth’s atmosphere traveling 132,000 mph. At that speed, even a smidgen of dust makes a vivid streak of light when it disintegrates.
  • Jeremy Pepper: Communicating in Virtual Worlds – “Renaud: First time I was in Second Life, a person came up to me and introduced himself as the head of our user group. I offered him access to the island, and it has developed into a group where they are sitting together and meeting and talking in a Cisco clubhouse on our island.
  • Rick Segal: How Much Would You Pay – “First, would you pay for a simple, dedicated security line? Not the line cut to get into the security scrum rather the whole metal detector, shoes off, thing. One line only available to people who paid to be in that line. Same as the others, just reserved.