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Darth Vader to Disney Characters: I Am Your Father

Now that Disney has bought Star Wars for billions and billions, Gale Williams of Patbird & Galesaur noted that this technically makes Darth Vader the father of Disney characters! Link – via io9

11 Quirky Code Names for Apple Products

Apple uses secret internal code names for many of its products before they’re released. Over the years, they’ve come up with some really weird ones — including one that led to multiple lawsuits. 1. “Carl Sagan”/”Butt-Head Astronomer” – Power Macintosh 7100 Apple hoped to make “billions and billions” from this midrange model of the Power [...]

Butt-Head Astronomer

A funny story from Letters of Note: Late-1993, renowned astronomer Carl Sagan learnt that Apple’s forthcoming computer, the Power Macintosh 7100, had been given a codename of “Carl Sagan” — the joke being that they would sell “billions and billions.” This was mentioned in a MacWEEK article some time later, to which Sagan sent the following [...]

Carl Sagan’s Fictional Cosmos

(College Humor link) Carl Sagan looks at the life forms on some of the billions and billions of planets outside our solar system in this animation by Dan Meth. You may recognize some of them. -via Everlasting Blort

“Symphony of Science – We Are All Connected” (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye)

Did you enjoy the auto-tuned “Cosmos” song featuring Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking? If so, get ready for more science/music awesomeness. Here’s another song and video by the same artist (Colorpulse) featuring: Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye. You can download MP3s and learn more from SymphonyOfScience.com. Complete lyrics are after the jump. Lyrics: [deGrasse [...]