NASA’s Spirit Rover Completes Mission on Mars

If by “completes mission” you mean “makes us all sad by dying,” well, okay. It is not scientific or logical that I am sad because a cool little robot is dead on another planet, but it is human. This press release from NASA suggests that PR professionals are also apparently living on another planet, where the only use of language is to construct a reality distortion field to prevent anyone…

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Working Towards a Resolution

Looks like all the content has been removed from literacyintheclassroom.com. This is good news for the other bloggers, who, like me, had no idea that entire blog posts were being republished by jacksonfish.com in order to support an ad for astorybeforebed.com. I am waiting to see whether jacksonfish.com actually publishes the comment that I left about an hour ago, which is still listed as “awaiting moderation.” (If you do publish…

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Dear Jacksonfish.com: Please contact me to discuss your plans for compensating me for this use of my intellectual property.

Here’s a comment I left on the jacksonfish.com website. Hello. I’m a blogger who was surprised to find that your site, literacyintheclassroom.com, scrapes my RSS feed and republishes my content in order to serve up ads for astorybeforebed.com. At least three of the bloggers whose content appears on that site did not give you permission. Please contact me to discuss your plans for compensating me for this use of my…

‘Tears in Space Don’t Run Down Your Face’ : Discovery News

That line sounds like the title of a great blues song. The second verse isn’t quite so poetic. “Tears in space don’t run down your face,” he said, according to lead spacewalk officer Allison Bollinger who described the problem Feustel encountered when out on the spacewalk with astronaut Mike Fincke. “They actually kind of conglomerate around your eyeball,” via ‘Tears in Space Don’t Run Down Your Face’ : Discovery News.