Month: February 2007

  • Gaussian pistol

    Oh, the things I have seen. I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. Errrr, wait. That’s not right. Sorry – had a moment where I think I called upon the spirit of Roy Batty. What I meant was, I’ve seen a lot of cool stuff posted […]

  • XKCD comics hit funny high point again

    I haven’t posted one of these in a while, but I still read XKCD every few days to see the latest comics there. I usually get a good laugh out of them. But when I see the really good ones, I have to share. I used to believe this would happen, and I bet most […]

  • Some definitions are meant to be shared

    From a friend. I love this definition. [tags]Interobanged, What’s that word mean?[/tags]

  • Bawls

    Man, I love getting some good Bawls in my mouth – now available (at least locally) at Target (and Think Geek online)

  • Test your reaction speed

    The BBS lets you test your reaction speed in a simple flash game

  • Blue lasers get power bump, speed bump naturally follows

    Recent research in Japan has produced a more powerful blue-violet diode laser which will make for faster next-generation disc burning. Japanese Nichia Corp. has developed a blue-violet semiconductor laser diode, featuring a power high enough for burning Blu-Ray and HD DVD media at high speeds. Nichia’s new laser diode is able to emit pulsed light […]

  • What is this weapon

    This is an old-ish post, but can you identify this weapon captured in Iraq?

  • iPod to be the new Black Box?

    In what I can only call a beautiful use of technology, light aircraft manufacturer LoPresti SpeedMerchants is set to put Apple iPods into airplanes to act as flight data recorders (obligatory short link if that one is broken) for one of its light planes. The company says it plans the “full integration of the iPod […]

  • Stem-cell research showing a real payback

    In what is currently a one-of-a-kind stem-cell success story, doctors in an Indian hospital claim to have restored the ability to walk to a man paralyzed after a fall from the 4th floor of a building. Chennai, Feb. 25 (PTI): Doctors at a hospital here have claimed they successfully used stem cell therapy to enable […]

  • Security, the Mac, Mac users – fanatical devotion != secure

    Last week, the BBC wrote on security on the Mac and the apparent attitude Mac users take towards security. Highlighting the “Month of Apple Bugs” (MOAB) project web site, the BBC discusses the security reality of Mac computing. I suppose due to the brevity of the article there isn’t a lot of the really good […]

  • A few soldiers give ammo to anti-military idiots

    In a news story sure to be used as “proof” that our military members are bad people, we hear of four military men who raped a 14-year-old girl in Iraq and killed her and her parents and younger sister. Rather than focusing on the reality that there are bad people in any large group, expect […]

  • iPhone too expensive, may sell poorly

    I believe this recent survey, which shows people largely aren’t willing to spend $500 for the iPhone, should surprise almost no one. Just as unsurprising, at lower price points, the number of people willing to buy goes up. Online market research firm Compete Inc. surveyed 379 people in the U.S., most of whom had heard […]