Have a free 36 gigs? Good, if you have broadband then you can download every single Simpsons episode ever. I mean, you could try on dial-up...but I'm sure by the time it's finished, the next season would have already started and you'd be behind anyway...
I'm not sure I like the route the next generation game systems seem to be taking. Apparently the Xbox 360 will have HD-DVD, eventually. So does that mean A.) You have to buy a new Xbox when it comes out, or B.) You have to upgrade the drive? Something about the way the companies are handling the systems makes me believe we'll be upgrading them the way we upgrade computers before long and that's one of the reasons I stopped playing computer games. I never seemed to be able to keep up with the newest generation of games.
Posted by Robert Stern on 7/30/2005 11:38:00 PM
Wow, you can now put your kids on lockdown with RFID tags in their clothing--those same tags I was talking about that can be implanted. You can get kits and chips from here. There's plenty of non-implant ones, for the less adventurous of you (probably includes me, I think I'd wear one of the watch-type one if anything).
Posted by Robert Stern on 7/30/2005 11:28:00 PM
This is a pretty amazing optical effect. I still think the best optical illusion is when the moon is low on the horizon and appears huge, even though it's actually the same size (you can prove it by taking a photo or just looking through your fingers so that your brain doesn't have anything to reference it with).
Posted by Robert Stern on 7/30/2005 11:21:00 PM
Build the best paper airplane in the entire world! Little too complex for my tastes, I'll just stick to balling up the paper and throwing it at people.
Posted by Robert Stern on 7/30/2005 11:14:00 PM
This PuppetMaster program is awesome. Beth and Jake, you should definitely look into this or something like it. It's a bluetooth control program for you computer that lets you remote control Winamp, Media Player, iTunes, Powerpoint, Outlook, your mouse, etc. from your phone. Not only that, you can have it do actions when you leave the house (and your phone is out of range of the bluetooth), like turn on your screensaver or pause Winamp and have it do actions when you come into range again, like wake everything up and play music again. Very cool program. Oh, and don't worry Erin, this one called Sailing Clicker will work on Macs:) Only downside to these programs are that they aren't free, so I'll keep looking for one that is. As it is now, I have my computer turn off the monitor and pause Winamp when I leave the house; pause Winamp when my phone rings; and hit play again when I reenter the house. I'm trying to figure out a way to have it automatically put up an away message on AIM when I leave the house as well.
Posted by Robert Stern on 7/25/2005 01:06:00 PM
Here's a pretty good idea, a machine that will replicate itself. Not only itself, basically it'll make anything you want, once they figure out how to do it. Hopefully they figure it out sooner rather than later, because it'd be a big help being able to make all the ridiculous parts I find myself needing all the time.
Posted by Robert Stern on 7/24/2005 01:17:00 AM
What to do if a nuclear disaster is imminent. The best protection appears to be inside a box under the basement stairs...not sure how comfortable that would be. I wouldn't really bother reading the whole thing, just scan the pics. Of course, I guess we'll be kicking ourselves in the event of a nuclear disaster. Oh well, I could do with some nice post-apocalyptic mutant powers. Not so much for the hair loss, radiation poisoning, and cancer though...
Posted by Robert Stern on 7/24/2005 12:59:00 AM