On the concept of a 75 Stolen base season, L.A. Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis says:
It just depends on how much Dee Gordon and Billy Hamilton get on base,” Ellis said, “because they can outrun any catcher, and they can outrun any pitcher’s time coming home.
Source: New York Times
I don’t like to watch trailers for movies very often, as I find they give away too much of the plot or twists. That said, Lego movies are delightfully campy and this trailer is just right. I want to see this, and I know next to nothing about what will actually happen.
Lego Ice Planet Rover
Source: The Lego Car Blog
Space is one of LEGO’s core themes, along with Castle and Town. These three themes, for me, form the foundation that the rest of LEGO is built on. As a kid, and even now, my tastes run definitely toward the Castle/Town end of things.
Source: The Brothers Brick | LEGO Blog
Fresh off a miraculous buzzer-beating win over Texas on Friday, the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team had pretty much capped off another upset over a Lone Star State school Sunday night when…
Source: Texas A&M Pulled Off A 1-in-3,000 Comeback | FiveThirtyEight
The name “Bluetooth” is an Anglicised version of the Scandinavian Blåtand/Blåtann (Old Norse blátǫnn), the epithet of the tenth-century king Harald Bluetooth who united dissonant Danish tribes into a single kingdom and, according to legend, introduced Christianity as well. The idea of this name was proposed in 1997 by Jim Kardach who developed a system that would allow mobile phones to communicate with computers. At the time of this proposal he was reading Frans G. Bengtsson‘s historical novel The Long Ships about Vikings and King Harald Bluetooth. The implication is that Bluetooth does the same with communications protocols, uniting them into one universal standard.
The Bluetooth logo is a bind rune merging the Younger Futhark runes (Hagall) (ᚼ) and (Bjarkan) (ᛒ), Harald’s initials.
also fascinating Bind rune
Source: Bluetooth – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia via Hacker News