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7.02.2005

With regard to your recent use of the L word.

The Anime Laws of Physics. Some of the best ones: "#3 - Law of Sonic Amplification, First Law of Anime Acoustics - In space, loud sounds, like explosions, are even louder because there is no air to get in the way.", "#5 - Law of Mechanical Mobility, Second Law of Anime Motion - The larger a mechanical device is, the faster it moves. Armored Mecha are the fastest objects known to human science.", and "#29 - Law of Melee Luminescence - Any being displaying extremely high levels of martial arts prowess and/or violent emotions emits light in the form of a glowing aura. This aura is usually blue for 'good guys' and red for 'bad guys'. This is attributed to Good being higher in the electromagnetic spectrum than Evil.".

How to measure the height of a tower with a barometer. Think outside the box.

7.01.2005

Want to build your own R2D2? I do.

Looks like Bungie has quite a few job openings. It's a shame I don't have my Masters yet, because AI engineer sounds like it'd be just what I'd like.

Bored? Try playing RaidenX. It gets pretty tough, so watch out.

Cool video of a tornado forming.

6.30.2005

Thai fishermen catch and eat record-sized catfish. The thing was the size of a person and weighed 646 pounds!


New York Gnomes Still Roaming
. "On Monday, workers at the business discovered two more gnomes on their doorstep. At first they thought the little guys were just looking for a new home, but then they found an ominous note.The note said that gnomes were born free and they should be allowed to live free." Those crazy gnomes.

6.28.2005

Cringely Shows How to Get Free Cell Calls. "Basically, you use the free mobile-to-mobile feature of any major carrier to call a dedicated cell phone attached to your computer. That call is then connected to Skype, allowing you to make free cell calls just about anywhere." Anywhere in the world that is, since most of us have free long distance as it is.

Space Ring Could Shade Earth and Stop Global Warming. Good, so now once someone coughs up $6 to $200 trillion dollars to fund it, we should be set. Unless it backfires, which could make for some interesting apocalyptic movie themes.

FedExFurniture. Its not just boxes! I wonder how sturdy that stuff actually is. Maybe we can build a house out of boxes, Beth...

"High "Scores, the history of drugs in video games. They forgot Q-bert though, who was obviously a coke fiend.

Boffins create zombie dogs. Apparently the dogs' blood was drained and then an ice-cold salt solution pumped in. After several hours, the blood is replaced and the dogs are brought back with an electric shock.

6.27.2005

These water cannons put most Super Soakers to shame. Well, except for that one I have, but that's been discontinued due to safety reasons...

Rewired nerves renew amputee's sense of feeling. Told you we could wire up Jake's leg to the back of his neck so he could regain feeling if we amputated :-P

These cloud pictures are nuts.

Nate will love this: Wake n’ Bacon. "As soon as your alarm goes off, boom, halogen lamp broils you up some bacon in about 20 minutes no problem."

Google To Launch Online Video Playback This Monday.

6.26.2005

Mother sets fire to daughter's rapist after he taunted the mother about the rape. I'd say she showed him.

I like the looks of this Antarctic scout vehicle. I'll have to pick one up when I go searching for penguins.

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