Real World Stuff writes "A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the night of Wednesday, February 20/21, 2008. The entire event is visible from South America and most of North America (on Feb. 20) as well as Western Europe, Africa, and western Asia (on Feb. 21). During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon's disk can take on a dramatically colorful appearance from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and (rarely) very dark gray." Link to Original Source
Real World Stuff writes "Forever the Grand Daddy of online web bulliten boards, Slashdot.org (Wholly owned by technology advertisement company VA),is moving from antiquated editorial processes, and moving toward upstat Digg.com collaborative content processes. By implementing FireHose, Slashdot.org allows for users to vote, or "digg", articles for promotion to publishing on the web site. Beta implementation of the kludge process introduces new coloring scheme, and more user input. Slashdot.org clings to the original roots of Robert Malda, and refuses to fall prey to the style over substance offerings of other collaborative web sites. With a site that can count life span in decades, it is refreshing to see a breath of fresh, albeit halitosic, air into the venerable Slashdot.org."
Real World Stuff writes "After Microsoft and Bungie shut down Halogen fan created C&C mod project, fans speculated that Microsoft was developing something in parallel. Recent confirmation at Barcelona X06 confirmed that Microsoft and Ensemble Studios are working to bring a Halo universe RTS to the Xbox 360 and PC."