Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ashtray belt? What kind of science is this

Found online: Jonathan Braidman, an astronomer at Oakland's Chabot Space and Science Center, told the station what Pierce and others saw were small, car-sized pieces of rock and metal from the ashtray belt.

Ashtray (asteroid) belt? I wonder if they have a Cigarette Butts Belt, too.


And a car-sized piece of rock and metal doesn't sound so small to me, although I realize that, in reality, it is.



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Friday, March 22, 2013

With a few edits, you have a better story

I hate to pick on one story, but here goes. Here's the whole thing.


The Dolphins have made the biggest impact in free agency up until this point. As free agency starts to slow down, what should Miami’s next move be?

The Dolphins are thin in the secondary, and young, they will most likely be adding two corners early on in Aprils draft. But they need a veteran to be a leader. Ireland has never been interested in adding veterans because they slow the growth of the younger players.

Ireland should look into signing either a vet corner or safety to be a leader and roll model for the young play making safety Rashad Jones and the other rookies Ireland decides to pick next month. The Dolphins are showing interest in the ex Falcons corner Brent Grimes. The 5’10 corner went to the probowl in 2010, he got injured early last year which may make him cheaper then it would be if he played more last season.

He would be a great pick up for the fins. He would specialize in covering the slot receiver of teams, something the Dolphins had trouble with the last couple of seasons.

On a side note there are rumors that Right Tackle Eric Winston is close to signing with the Dolphins. He started all 16 games last season (for?) and would be a great fit for the fins.

Let's edit it (starting with putting space between paragraphs; it's easier to read):

The Dolphins have made the biggest impact in free agency until now. As free agency slows down, what should Miami do next?




The Dolphins are thin and young in the secondary. They will most likely add two corners early on in April's draft. Ireland has never been interested in adding veterans because they slow the growth of the younger players, but he should 
look into signing either a veteran corner or safety to be a leader and role model for young playmaking safety Rashad Jones and the rookies Ireland drafts next month.

The Dolphins are showing interest in ex-Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes. The 5-10 corner went to the Pro Bowl in 2010, but he got injured early last year. That may make him cheaper than he'd be if he had played more last season.




He would be a great pickup and would specialize in covering slot receivers, something the Dolphins had trouble with the last couple of seasons.

On a side note, there are rumors that right tackle Eric Winston is close to signing with the Dolphins. He started all 16 games last season for the Chiefs and would be a great fit for Miami.

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