For salome_st_john and other panda fanatics, the Knorr food people in England have a bizarre meat sauce-loving Brit panda as their spokespanda. (Put “panda”) in the search field at the site he links you to, or “knorr”.
The next generation of cars may well use the Flexray network protocol to manage their real-time electronics like suspension damping and stability control, etc. Autoblog reports that BMW is using it on their next X series. Do any network wonks here know about Flexray? Is it a good standard? Will the cars keep getting problems in their switching protocols and forgetting to brake? I’m suspicious.
Epod has an incredible photo of a mirage today. I didn’t know you could capture that kind of thing properly on film at all.
Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day, to commemorate the end of the War to End All Wars, also known as the Worst Thing Ever in Europe. The Aftermath of World War One is devoted to the time after that war. Europe lost an entire generation and no one was untouched; it’s something we in the U.S. haven’t experienced and should learn more of.