Sunday, January 16, 2005

Yeah! Let's hear it for the techie-dweebs!

Here us yet another milestone in the never-ending high-school war of techie-dweebs versus the in-(read: popular) crowd. Thanks to the European Space Agency, we now have photos of Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons. I don't know about you, but being a techie-dweeb, this just, to coin a Marine Corps phrase, makes me hard.

The moon might be made of cheese, but the following description of Titan makes me think it is made of something else.

Data beamed back from Titan, one of Saturn's moons, sketched a picture of a pale orange landscape with a spongy surface topped by a thin crust.

It sounds like they landed on a Halloween cake shaped like a pumpkin.

Now instead of just NASA getting all the acolades for inter-planetary research, we have to put up with the snooty Europeans showing off their photos of Titan. "Oh sure, you might have grundels of photos Mars, a planet within spitting distance from earth, but do you have photos of Titan? Anyone can fly less than a year to a planet and get photos, but it takes a REAL MAN to fly to Saturn and get photos of Titan".


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