Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Congrats To Me! And Also To Roger Smith of Grand Rapids, MI.

I won a prize in Planetary Radio's 5th anniversary trivia contest! I was able to correctly give the escape velocity of Jupiter and the identity of the person for whom Stickney crater on Phobos was named. (I will neither confirm nor deny whether the entity known as Google was involved in this process.)

To be honest, I was hoping for the grand prize -- a speck of Martian meteorite -- or even the autographed Star Trek poster. But I'm sure I will be able to happily waste many otherwise potentially productive hours with my new Space Station Sim game. (Or at least, I will if it'll run on my pokey old computer. Man, I think every day "new computer" is moving a little higher up on my list of things that I want out of life.)

16 comments:

  1. Ciongratulations. Presuymably for the crater they wanted a little more than "it was named after a guy called Stickney". :)

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  2. Yes, because it wasn't named after a guy called Stickney. :)

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  3. Thanks to Wikipedia, I am now a little better informed. I could claim to have been using "guy" in a very broad, inclusive sense, but I doubt that you'd believe me. :)

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  4. Fred: Thanks!

    John: Not in this instance, no. :) (But all hail Wikipedia!)

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  5. Popipedia says congrats, too. What do you want of Christmas besides new technology?

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  6. That should have been, what do you want for rather than want of. Sorry.

    Planetary Radio doesnt give the name of the winners of the Trivia Contest.
    Bummer.

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  7. That's OK. I know who I am. :)

    And I dunno. There's a link to my Amazon wishlist in the sidebar, which contains all sorts of utterly random things I looked at and went, "Hey, that sounds like something I want!" but managed not to impulse buy.

    But, really, you know the kind of stuff I like. Or you could always get me some of those Doctor Who action figures. :)

    How about you guys? Because I've started my shopping -- finally -- but I haven't gotten anything for you yet.

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  8. I dont know. Let you know in a couple of days.

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  9. I could use a sweatshirt. Janice is still undecided.

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  10. XL, if you please

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  11. OK. I'll keep it in mind. :)

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  12. Hey!!!! He asked me for the same thing

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