Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Friday, March 11, 2011

Good morning

So, this was what greeted me this morning. Much better than an 8.9 earthquake and 10 meter high tsunami. It's all about perspective.

Things look pretty bad in Japan right now. And they had finally clawed their way out of the "Lost Decade." The news continues, as Elizabeth Bear tweets this morning "Poor scientist trying to explain to journalists that real science is not like disaster movie science." Also, the most often retweeted comment "The headline you won't be reading: 'Millions saved in Japan by good engineering and govt building codes'. But it's the truth." Ah, those pesky regulations again, saving people's lives.

And now they're reporting a massive whirlpool off the coast of Japan. I'm assuming it's too early for Godzilla jokes, right?

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