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a lotta links [Nov. 6th, 2009|12:11 pm]
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Washington voters passed Referendum 71 which gives same-sex couples the right to domestic partnerships. So at least that's good news!

A bird with a baguette damaged the Large Hadron Collider - apparently it's not going to delay it going operational later this month, but it does bring to mind the whole fate bringing down the LHC theory. Alternatively, as someone near me at work commented, it sure makes the fears of it destroying the planet seem overblown if a bird with a baguette can damage it :-)

Austin extends COBRA benefits to partners of city employees - apparently Austin is the first city in the US to do so.

Since it's been so rainy, the drought in Texas has gotten much, much better.

Big Ben is on Twitter!

A crazy idea to build a dome over Houston (a la The Simpsons Movie) to protect it from heat and hurricanes.
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From: abstractseaweed
2009-11-07 01:42 am (UTC)
Haha! Big Ben on twitter is awesome.

"...temperatures in part of the LHC's circuit climbed to almost 8 Kelvin..." dang, that's really cold. Very impressive that they maintain 1.9K as the normal operating temp.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-11-08 01:40 am (UTC)
I don't know why, but I couldn't stop laughing at Big Ben's tweets.

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38 minutes ago from API
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about 2 hours ago from API
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