Day: July 17, 2006

  • Your wife lied – size *DOES* matter

    (via Engadget) This falls under the category of “Things Randy will never, ever own, no matter how cool they are and how much he wants them” but I didn’t feel like adding that category to the site, since so much of the “Stuff I want” category already fits there, too.  That said, check out the […]

  • Americans With No Abilities Act

    AMERICANS WITH NO ABILITIES ACT – CONGRESSIONAL ACT 2006 WASHINGTON , DC (AP) – Congress is considering sweeping legislation, which provides new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA) is being hailed as a major legislation by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition. “Roughly […]

  • More eye candy, courtesy of “The Ringer”

    I’ve been watching “The Ringer” over the past few days. The movie itself is somewhat forgettable, but I like the cast. In particular, Katherine Heigl (more information avaialble at Wikipedia) makes it in to my eye candy category. With apologies to Ms. Heigl for the objectification inherent in the category, I must share this picture […]

  • Sleep more or be fat

    (via boingboing) I think this research has been discussed before.  But maybe I’m wrong.  It certainly seems easy enough to figure out – after all, we already know stress can lead to obesity, and not getting enough sleep certainly is stressful. Research by Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that sleep […]

  • 1979 review of Cray-1 Supercomputer

    Another Modern Mechanix post, this one a 1979 Popular Science review of the Cray-1 Supercomputer.  This little speed demon runs along throwing down roughly 80 million operations per second. Incredible Cray-1 cruises at 80 million operations a second It’s 10 times faster than the biggest IBM, with six times more memory . . . This […]

  • A serious look at Sen. Stevens Internet argument

    Ed Felton has taken the time to reconsider Sen. Stevens argument that the Internet is a series of tubes.  He has re-written Sen. Stevens comments as what was likely intended instead of what came out of the Senator’s mouth.  Then, Felton takes the time to explain why the argument is still wrong and the errors […]

  • Star Wars, miniaturized

    (via Engadget) Reagan’s Star Wars program never really took off. That doesn’t mean it was a bad idea – it just wasn’t technologically feasible at the time. Time marches on, technology gets better, and some smart cookies come up with less-ambitious projects with similar goals. WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Northrop Grumman forecast Wednesday a potential “very […]

  • Ball-point pen art

    (via MAKEzine blog) Go! Now! Order art! You’ll be contributing to an artist who does this kind of work: Well, I like it. [tags]Biro-art, Ballpoint pen art[/tags]