Anderson Cooper Tries to Rationalize the Irrational

Anderson Cooper interviews Palin’s spokesperson, Meg Stapleton and gets a clear, concise pile of gibberish for answers. Something about her trying to save Alaska by resigning kind of makes sense but not in the way I think they want it to. And then a bit about a ball and a guard and a pass of some sort. Something about in order to lead, you must quit. It is very inspirational.

President Obama’s First 167 Days

From The Big Picture:

U.S. President Barack Obama has now been in office for 167 days, and it’s time for a look back. Why 167 days? Why not – it’s just as arbitrary a number as the usual “100 days”. In that time, President Obama has contended with stimulating the U.S. economy, reshaping U.S. policy abroad, and starting work on domestic issues such as health care reform. As he and his family arrive in Moscow today for an official visit, find here a look back at some of the first 167 days of the Obama administration.

iPhone Controlled Dorm Room Door

From Chris@localhost:

Life at MIT can be tough. With all the problem sets, and projects taking up time, when I come back to my dorm room to crash, I don’t want to waste time opening doors myself! That’s why my room is outfitted with an iPhone controlled hydraulic door opener and unlocker. Just tap the “iDoor” app on my phone’s home screen, and the door opens for me. Its 2009 after all, about time we stopped carrying around shaped bits of metal to open up locked doors.

(via Hack a Day)

World’s Oldest Bible Published in Full Online

From The Telegraph:

More than 800 surviving pages and fragments from the The Codex Sinaiticus, which was written in Greek on parchment leaves in the fourth century, have been reunited.

Last year The British Library put The Book of Psalms and St Mark’s Gospel online, and now the remaining pages have been made free for public use for the first time.

Along with the Codex Vaticanus, the Codex Sinaiticus is considered the oldest known Bible in the world. Originally more than 1,460 pages long and measuring 16in by 14in, it was written by a number of hands around the time of Constantine the Great.

Any glaring differences?

It offers different versions of the Scriptures from later editions of the Bible, notably in St Mark’s Gospel which ends 12 verses before later versions, omitting the appearance of the resurrected Jesus Christ.

Bye bye Easter. Here’s the link to the Codex.