sciencebastard 
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Re: “Questioning Crosstown

"As far as the building itself is concerned, I think it is aesthetically past its time and conceivably not worth saving."

I was with you until that line. Well, not entirely "with" you, because I completely disagree with you, but I was at least understanding your position and where your facts were coming from.

The Crosstown is a monolithic brick ode to the art deco, a reminder of the pre-plastic aesthetic, and irrefutable proof that not all things need to be made of steel and glass and stucco.

It is unequivocally art.

And you don't destroy art. You save it for future generations.

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Posted by sciencebastard on 10/11/2013 at 9:53 AM

Re: “3-D Everything

Yes.

That's the simple answer, at least. They are working on glasses-less 3D set, but they are a few years out. Once you can get away from people having to wear doofy glases that cost $50-70 a pop AND have to be recharged, you'll have a viable product to take over the mainstream.

Until then?

It's just a new shiny thing for the home consumer, and a way for the movie industry to make more money.

Posted by sciencebastard on 12/09/2010 at 11:53 AM

Re: “The Mississippi River vs. the Oil Leak

Sorry to add some bitterness to that water, but the water the Mississippi is dumping into the Gulf is carrying vast amounts of nitrates from fertilizers used in agriculture near the river. This run-off is causing a massive algae bloom in the Gulf waters near the mouth of the river. This bloom produces oxygen at a rate that causes the sea water to become unlivable for marine life.

There is a several hundred square mile "Dead Zone" in the Gulf because of the Mississippi's waters.

Well, specifically because of the crap we're putting in the Mississippi's waters.

Posted by sciencebastard on 06/16/2010 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Developer Postpones Overton Square Demolition Request

Curious about this.

Both Golden India and Memphis Pizza Cafe have ~2 years left on their leases.

Which buildings are you referring to? The old TGI Friday's? The old Le Chardonnay?

Posted by sciencebastard on 12/10/2009 at 9:28 AM
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