From the Dept. of Rare Honesty:
I received a letter from USAA this week.
“Attached is a check for $53.12. This amount represents a refund for all finance charges and fees that should have been reimbursed, as well as interest of $50.22.”
Apparently, the amount “disputed” was $2.90. Assuming 7.5% compounded interest, it dates to 1980. No idea what I “disputed.”
HUGE solar flare and more cool astrostuff.
Why over 100 Seattle police quit the force (in their own words).
Interview with David Kahn (author of The Code Breakers) on modern cryptography trends (2013).
Why I Hate Australians is a rant from 2006. It’s got over 1,200 comments; more are added daily.
[Top image: Ol’ Blue Boar weighs 500 pounds, is missing an eye, has razor sharp teeth, and is the meanest pig in the world.]
Norwich, England (Strutts News Services) – A long-debated archaeological mystery has apparently been resolved by researchers of the University of East Anglia.
The excavations of the River Yare floodplain in the early 1970s unearthed numerous fossils which gave creedence to the theory of reptilian insomnia. All fossils were meticulously labeled and their in-situ positions noted, allowing for a glimpse into the sleeping habits of the great reptiles. Continue reading “Dinosaurs slept with their eyes open.”
Uncropped image is after the break…]