Weekly Links 20081102

Science

A nearby solar system bears a striking similarity to our own solar system, raising the possibility it could harbor Earth-like planets.  Epsilon Eridani, located about 10.5 light-years from our sun, is surrounded by two asteroid belts that are shaped by planets, astronomers at SETI Institute and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced today.

Here’s another article on it.

During the time it takes you to read this article, something will happen high overhead that until recently many scientists didn’t believe in. A magnetic portal will open, linking Earth to the sun 93 million miles away.

Computers

For better or worse, Linux has always had a reputation as being the geeks’ OS – endlessly flexible if you’re on one side of the divide, endlessly complicated on the other.  With netbooks, this isn’t the case.

Misc

An awesome photo. http://i36.tinypic.com/2ceitr8.jpg

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