Here's the stuff that we didn't post today. (Until now, obviously.)
• CNBC "confirmed" that Steve Jobs was back on campus, even though it had been "confirmed" a few times before that, and still very well might be "confirmed" again before it's actually confirmed. Incidentally our own "proof" that Jobs is back came from the fact that today's 3GS sales press release was the first to have a direct quote from His iNess since he took his health leave. Now that's subtle! [CNBC, Apple PR]
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• Award-winning roboticist Hajime Sakamoto isn't content with Hajime 33, the extra-tall robot that can kick a ball. His long term goal? "To make a soccer team composed of robots that can beat a World Cup-winning team." We'll believe it when we see it, Hajime. And even then, before we post on it, we'll have to debate whether soccer is a viable sport or not. [Mainichi Daily News]
• Scientists who don't want to miss a thing are bleepin' pissed right about now: Nature reports that the military is blocking access to data on meteors that might be headed our way, collision-course-wise. So if we all die in a fiery fireball of fire, yep, we can thank the asshole military guy, just like in every single disaster movie. It's not gadget news, but it sure gnaws at our spleen nonetheless. [Slashdot]
• "There's No Leopard Like Snow Leopard," a new work sung to the tune of "There's No Business Like Show Business" by a guy who should not be singing at all. If he plans to continue, I think someone should introduce him to the Auto-Tune dudes. [YouTube]