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Comment Always fascinating (Score 1) 13

Back when the shuttle was flying and NASA-TV covered the missions, if the crew was sleeping they would often just point the camera at the ground and broadcast that feed. It is a lot harder to identify a part of the earth than you might think, especially when you don't have a good idea of which direction is North.

Comment Re:Wow, seriously - that is annoying (Score 1) 136

The annoying part is not the link itself, but the stupid button. The different color of the text lets me know that it might be a link and hovering the mouse over it will show me where the link goes. If it says "amazon" then I can safely assume I could buy the item in question there. It should be just an innocuous as a similar link to a blog or another article.

"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." -- Bakunin [ed. note - I would say: The urge to destroy may sometimes be a creative urge.]