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Harry Potter 7 is here & nearing an end.

For me the winter movie season really kicks into gear with this weekends release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1.  I am excited for this one since I have Potter book number seven has been my favorite of the series, so been excited to see what they will do with the first part of the adaption.  For me I liked book 7 more because it had less of the extraneous sub plots that where more prevalent in the previous books.  Also it is certainly a bit different given that most of it is not set in Hogwarts.  I am certainly excited for it when I see it friday.

Also a little sad that we only have one movie left in the Harry Potter series after this one.  I say that since I have grown up with the books and movies.  First started reading the books when I was a freshman or sophomore in high school and have enjoyed the series as books and movies as a whole.  Also been great to see the actors basically grow up during the course of the films, amazing how young they where and how young they look as well when see the first movie now.

An astronauts wondrous view of Earth

A great picture of Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson taking a moment to look down at Earth from the International Space Station. The space station orbits Earth from 217 miles above.  Pictures like these just amazingly help to bring across the wonder and the beauty that we can get from space exploration among other reasons to continue it.

via Image of the Day: an astronauts view of Earth | DVICE. For a bigger version of the picture click on the link.

New Harry Potter 7 movie posters

There are 7 great new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies that recently got released (links below to all 7). Pretty sure  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the movie I am most excited for this fall/winter.

If you want to see all of them on same page New ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Posters for Each Character – Get The Big Picture –

From Mugglenet.com High-res Deathly Hallows close up character banners released.

An interesting new design for wind turbine

I certainly am not an engineer, but I certainly find this new design for a wind turbine that I came across interesting.  Also interesting that we have not seen a similar type of design before like this before.  For me I like this new design in an artistic sense and not from an engineering angle.

Via The Most Powerful Wind Turbine Looks Like the Weirdest Too and Dezeen » Blog Archive » Aerogenerator X by Grimshaw and Arup.

Dead Animals & Beer, a very odd combination.

I came across this story yesterday in a few places.  It is a very odd speciality brew made by BrewDog Beer based in the UK, who came out with a new small release called  The End of History Beer.  I think the picture included pretty much says it all.  Just weird and never quite seen anything like it before.  I have to say they certainly are a different kind of brewery.  Oh and the price for this now sold beer was $650-$900.

Did we mention that the bottles come in stuffed animals-like stuffed animals that were once alive? The 12 bottles have been made featuring seven dead stoats (a kind of weasel), four squirrels and one rabbit. James Watt, one of the two guys behind BrewDog, put it better than we ever could: “The impact of The End of History is a perfect conceptual marriage between taxidermy, art and craft brewing.”

via It’s the World’s Strongest, Most Expensive Beer — Inside a Squirrel – Asylum.com and Uncrate.com The End of History Beer.

New Tron Legacy trailer

Coinciding with Comic Con, Disney has released a new trailer for Tron Legacy.  Looks interesting, and I have always enjoyed Jeff Bridges, and just watched him in the movie K-Pax on cable last night where he does a great job.  From the trailers I have seen movie looks promising and excited to see it.  Click on the link below to see the other trailers and HD version of the trailer.

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Tron Legacy comes out December 17th, 2010.