Day: July 25, 2006

  • Dear Chris – I concur

    I must admit – I’m totally in agreement with Chris on this one. Dear manufacturers who place objects in plastic containers that are impossible to open without accidentally slicing yourself: STOP IT, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, STOP IT, stop it, stop […]

  • Can we ever fly faster than sound?

    Personally, I’m skeptical that humans will ever fly faster than the speed of sound. But I have my doubts that humans can fly at all. I mean, really, our arms make terrible wings, and trying to flap that fast is sure to sprain a shoulder or two. Lucky for me, someone wrote an article in […]

  • On the ATI/AMD deal

    OK, I know I’ve just said I don’t care enough about the deal to comment on AMD buying ATI (which, through the magic of future posting, was actually written 24 hours ago), and then I go and find two really good write-ups on the deal. First, hit DubiousQuality and check out Bill’s view. He makes […]

  • Eye Candy, Katherine Heigl edition

    [tags]Eye candy, Katherine Heigl[/tags]

  • Funny picture of the day

    From ahajokes: [tags]Picture of the day, Humor, Funny picture of the day[/tags]

  • Assassin’s Creed 360 previewed

    (via Joystiq) Very recently I noted that Assassin’s Creed, once believed to be a PlayStation 3 exclusive, will be coming to at least the XBox360 as well. has the preview of the XBox360 version. However, as Joystiq notes: No release date, general or specific, was announced, nor was there talk of how the game […]

  • New gaming comic I’m watching

    While checking out a recent Joystiq’s weekly comic wrap-up, I saw a link I hadn’t seen (or at least hadn’t paid attention to) before – Hooked on Polygon. Based on the first comic I saw, concerning Peter Jackson and the Halo movie, I’m going to keep visiting. The why and wherefor of this comic: Okay […]

  • Are your eyes OK?

    Can you read this eye chart? [tags]Eye chart, animated gif[/tags]

  • Play guitar just like the cowboys

    More from the wayback machine that is Modern Mechanix, the latest to catch my eye there is this August 1944 Popular Science ad. Order now to learn how to play guitar like the cowboys do in 12 lessons – each only minutes long – for the low, low price of $1 (or $1.25 in Canada). […]

  • ATI announces Radeon X1950 video card

    (via TechEBlog) I’m skipping all the talk about AMD buying ATI — I just don’t care enough to write about it. I’ve never used an ATI card for my rig, so I’m not really interested in who owns ATI. All I care about ATI for is the competition that pushes nVidia to continually push out […]

  • Engadget talks Zune

    With all the rumors and “facts” flying around the intarweb recently concerning Microsoft’s new portable media player, it can be hard to know what is real and not for this device. One of my favorite gadget sites, Engadget, has some details on what’s true and what’s not for Microsoft’s recently announced Zune. Well, it’s not […]

  • Worth1000 – Urban legends photochopping

    As you can probably guess from my frequent posts about contests there, I think Worth1000 is an awesome site. Their latest contest that I thought was worth pointing out is an Urban Legends recreation contest. Is Walt Disney really cryogenically frozen in ice? It’s a fact. Do alligators really live in the New York sewers? […]