Wednesday, June 18, 2008

First Post in a Month!

Reason #245 of "Why I'm not a Republican."




Sunday, May 18, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

I can take 29

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Gin and Lolcats

A really interesting talk about cognitive surplus.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

11,000 volts of fail

I had to post this article, only because the RSS quote said, "Fat rat causes three-hour blackout in train station after getting closely acquainted with 11,000 volts of fail."

Raise your hands and step away from the hedgehog


This guy, if convicted, could face up to five years for "Assault with a weapon". AKA a Hedgehog. Personally, I think the kid got lucky it was a normal hedgehog. If that was Sonic...he'd be toast!

Monday, April 7, 2008

This could be me...

Rofl...a friend of mine worked on a film thing for some contest...anyway, the sad thing is the guy in it could so be me.

check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DrivU8WuVU

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pen Spinning Tournament

No joke. In Japan there is a Pen Spinning Tournament. It's actually pretty cool.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Tony Blair is dead?!

Poor little guy

Graffiti

Some amazingly well done graffiti.



More Here

Sunday, March 23, 2008

100th blog post and Caramelldansen!

100 posts! woo hoo!

Look everyone's dancing!





Monday, March 17, 2008

Video of Riot Police Arresting "Anonymous Leader" in Atlanta

Just kidding - there's no such thing as an anonymous leader. Cops are also pulling over random people for showing support to anonymous. Protest cult - go to jail.

read more | digg story

Some Hilarity...

This is what I get for browsing Youtube too much

Monday, March 10, 2008

Operation: Reconnect



Epic win.

Go Speed Racer! Goooo!

Two new Speed Racer Trailers ....*drool*



Sunday, March 9, 2008

I'm not ignoring my blog i swear

The title says it all. Nothing interesting' been going on, no bridges stolen, no crazy people, no new cool things. Must be a march thing.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Farewell Gary Gygax


Gary Gygax is the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons. I honestly don't know what else to say except, "Thank you".

There are tributes going on all over the net.

Penny Arcade
Order of the Stick
and many more
GU Comics

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I think i just wet myself

Ok, when I first heard they were making Ironman...I was pissed. My FAVORITE superhero was going to be ruined like The Hulk, and Spiderman (the first was alright, second was a little worse...third was the worst movie ever).

The first Ironman trailer was pretty good, though I was worried it would turn out like Doom, good but not living up to its potential.

Then I saw this.

Iron Man Exclusive Trailer

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May can not come soon enough.

Saving the World. One Peanut Butter and Jelly at a Time.

Seriously. The PB&J Campaign is all about global warming (excuse me, Climate Change).

Here's a brief little bit from their home page:

A PB&J will slow global warming.

Next time you have one you'll reduce your carbon footprint by saving the equivalent of 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over an average animal-based lunch like a hamburger, a tuna sandwich, grilled cheese, or chicken nuggets.

That's about forty percent of what you'd save driving around for the day in a hybrid instead of a standard sedan.

If you have a PB&J instead of a ham sandwich or a hamburger, you save the equivalent almost 3.5 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.

A PB&J will also save water.

That's about 280 gallons of water over the hamburger. To put this in perspective, three PB&Js a month instead of hamburgers will save about as much water as switching to a low-flow showerhead.

A PB&J will save land.

Have a PB&J and save 12 to 50 square feet of land from deforestation, over-grazing, and pesticide and fertilizer pollution.

Commando Cody!

Gotta love the 1950's It's funny because my Steampunk name is going to be "Commander Cody Von Swatek!"

Coincidence? I think not...especially now it will be extended to "Commander Cody Von Swatek, Sky Marshal of the Universe!"





Hehe I love the voice over in the second one!

EDIT: Apparently the links don't work...try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h4ZdDFLNno for the top one and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu21TiPWtDA for the bottom one.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Death by icicle

Six people have died by icicles in Russia in the past 3 days.

I say there's a serial killer on the loose! In all seriousness...what a way to go?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Just when all faith was lost...

I recovered this from an old journal and I had stolen it from a good friend of mine.

Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people.

First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady
During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.

"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello".

I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain
One night, at 11.30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him.

Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached.. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away. God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."

Sincerely,
Mrs. Nat King Cole.

Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 -year-old boy entered a hotel
coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him

"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.

"Fifty cents," replied the waitress. The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it.

"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.

"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied. The little boy again counted his coins.

"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left.

When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. there, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies.. You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

Fourth Important Lesson - The obstacle in Our Path
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand!

Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts
Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.

I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".

Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

Star Wars explained by a 3-year-old



“Don’t talk back to Darth Vader, he’ll getcha”. - Words worthy of Yoda or Obi Kenobi - though Yoda would say something more like "Talk back to Vader, get you, he will."

Explosive power



Windmill collapse during a storm in Denmark. The braking system failed while two technicians worked in the turret at the top. The technicians were able to get out before the collapse. A 19 meter piece of the blade was thrown 20 metres away; Smaller pieces were sent more than 500 meters away.


That's pretty intense...frighteningly graceful too

EB White is my hero.

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.


Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.


English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.


I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving he can outwit nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.


The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.


Moar here

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The value of $24

Stolen (word for word) from Futility Closet




In 1626 Peter Minuit, first governor of New Netherland, purchased Manhattan Island from the Indians for about $24. … Assume for simplicity a uniform rate of 7% from 1626 to the present, and suppose that the Indians had put their $24 at interest at that rate … and had added the interest to the principal yearly. What would be the amount now, after 280 years? 24 × (1.07)280 = more than 4,042,000,000. [The current value of Manhattan is] a little more than $4,898,400,000. … The Indians could have bought back most of the property now, with improvements; from which one might point the moral of saving money and putting it at interest!

– W.F. White, A Scrap-Book of Elementary Mathematics, 1908


Haha that's some good reasoning...next time they bitch and moan I'll just say, "It's not my fault your forefathers were bad with money and didn't invest that $24."

I'm going to hell...

Seriously, $4 billion...thats pretty damn good.

Beat Boxing Basset



Too cute to pass up. I miss my basset hound.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

millions of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced

Aka, Rubber Band makers might be going out of business soon. Scientists invented a self-repairing rubber band. Pretty freakin cool.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bridge out? Second Edition!

Honestly...what is it with bridges? This one in the Czech Republic got stolen...

The thing that gets me is there was a company that was supposed to watch the bridge...you know...to make sure it didn't get stolen.

>.<

Crazy math.

Take any number and rearrange its digits to form another number.

Subtract one from the other. The difference will always be divisible by 9.


Stolen from The Futility Closet

It's true as far as I can tell (of course to be fair you cant use 1-9, and some numbers like 11, 22, 33, ect. wont work because 11-11 is 0 (unless you count 0 as being a number))

8731 - 8317 = 414 / 9 = 46
627184 - 482617 = 144567 / 9 = 16063
92873 - 73892 = 18981 / 9 = 2109
10 - 01 = 9 / 9 =1
92 -29 = 63 / 9 = 7
981 - 189 = 792 / 9 =88

Weird

Monday, February 18, 2008

Your tacos or your life!

Seriously...WTF. This guy robbed another guy at gunpoint for $20 worth of tacos.

Ok, honestly...what? Dude, if you get caught, it's thousands of dollars in court fees, plus the "Assault with a deadly weapon" charges...sell the gun and buy the fucking tacos.

One man's crazy is another mans AWESOME!



So, I feel a bit like Gabe. I get called crazy a lot, and for reasons a lot like this. Is it really crazy?

When I was leaving the mountains yesterday, it was really icy, and I backed out of my parking spot...only to get stuck 5 feet out. I got out of my car, looked around, and some guy yelled at me "Your parking break's on."

Ok, so maybe I am crazy.

EDIT: Damnit i really need to learn how to format this...click the picture to see the whole thing >.<

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tesla would be so happy

They're currently working on wireless electricity. That would be soo cool, and think about how it could be used for electric cars on the highway...there's a possibility that stopping to "get gas" in a road trip will be a thing of the past.

Tesla was a BAMF in my opinion.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hitler would be rolling in his grave.

Oh dear god. So, i'm sitting IN A COMPUTER LAB, and this girl next to me (also on a computer) asks me a question...

Girl "Hey, World War Two was the one with the Nazi's right?"

Stunned. I mean really...basic high school education covers this.

Me "Yeah."

Girl "Ok, and World War One had the Holocaust right?"

I was too stunned to say anything other than "No those two were the same one."

Then she topped herself "Oh, so they're both World War One?"

Me "No, they were both World War Two."

Girl "Oh, ok, thanks!"

*facepalm*

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cuddle man!

I took this a while ago, thought I'd take it again...AND I GOT THE SAME ONE!!!1!! OMFG!







:D I have a super power!

<.<
>.>
^.^

But I want to look good for Jesus!



You know...I don't know what to say to this.

Some of the products sold include, a "virtuous vanilla" lip balm, hand and body cream and a mirrored Jesus statuette. They feature a drawing of Jesus flanked by two adoring women and carry slogans such as "Get tight with Christ", "Get His Attention" and "Redeem Your Reputation and More".


Hahaha. "Get tight with Christ!"

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cat and Mouse

This guy has cat and mouse armor from varying periods in history. It's pretty neat.




Saturday, February 9, 2008

Quote

There is only one you... Don't you dare change just because you're outnumbered!
- Charles Swindoll

Sorry bout the lack of updates. School's been rocking me.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Clone Wars coming to the big screen



Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck...

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Frozen at the Grand Central Station

A flash mob froze in place for five minutes at the Grand Central Station in New York. Pretty freakin sweet. I want to do something like that haha.

Awesome whistling sculpture

This is super creepy, but I love the idea. I think I'll try to make a smaller version of this some time.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Pen art.

This guy takes ball-point pens and creates photo-realistic art. Dude I wish I was half as talented as this guy.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pants? We don't need no stinkin' pants!

Fly nude on the nudist holiday. For $735 you can fly from Erfurt to the popular Baltic Sea resort of Usedom (yah i dont know of them either) in the nude.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Future robots!

Shape shifting robots...only this time it could be possible. Check it out

Monday, January 28, 2008

Monday/Tuesday WTF

Someone's going to hell. I mean really, if you can afford the car, you can afford to pay for the damage.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Can you say Pwned?

This article pretty much sums it up. But really, it sounds like the book gamers thrashed was a POS anyway. I'm pretty happy that gamers are starting to fight back. We keep getting flamed for all this stuff that's just not our fault, and with organizations like Childs Play, which raised over $1 Million for sick kids, the good far out weighs the bad.

Really, I'm just tired of the ignorance theses days. In that article, Ms. Lawrence says
"Before the show I had asked somebody about what they had heard, and they had said it’s like pornography"


WHAT?! You trash a form of media with out even looking at it first?! I know people degrade video games because it doesn't seem like a viable form of media, but as time goes on, video games become better and better, the stories grow and deepen, the graphics become more realistic, and every year sees more innovative games. By not even looking at the game it's like giving a movie a horrible rating with out seeing it, or trashing a book with out reading it...kinda like what the gamers did to her now isn't it?

Moral of this story...don't fuck with gamers.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Quote

Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.
- Anonymous

I hope other people see the Irony in that.

I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

We get a WTF with a crazy teenager, a funny "Do's and Don'ts with Babies". Even Gay Zombie Porn.

It's one of those days.

P.S. Anyone get the reference?

Greenpeace vs. Harpooning ships

Hahaha, oh man, i couldn't stop laughing when I saw this

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Lying Out His Ass

So, push was lying out his ass about Iraq before the war, and during the war. 935 false statements. That's pretty big, like lying once a day for two and a half years. Keep in mind this is just on Iraq, no telling what else he lied about.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Word to Husbands

A Word to Husbands

To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.

- Ogden Nash

I Love Modern Art.

I really want to try this. Mixed Media artist Mark Khaisman takes see-through brown tape and creates images like these.



So cool.

I want to be a projection!

Me: I know good web comics

Friend of mine: Apparently. You know a lot of stuff. I think you don't really exist outside of the internet; it's just a projection of some sort.

Me: OMG THAT WOULD BE SO COOL!

Friend of mine: ...>< Hahaha

R.I.P. Heath Ledger

I'm not going to write much about this, except that he was one of my favorite actors, and a very talented one at that.

Back to school WTF.

WTF indeed. These kids were stupid. I mean, if you're gonna kill someone, and cut up the body into so many pieces it's unrecognizable...why the hell would you film it?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Best of Digg

These pictures are really cool.

Quotes for the night.

This is what happens when I cant sleep.

Art is science made clear.
- Jean Cocteau

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
- Leo Tolstoy

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.
- Ronald Reagan

The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
- King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972)

The trouble with normal is it always gets worse.
- Bruce Cockburn

The computer is a moron.
- Peter Drucker

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Cloverfield Hit

Ok, I promise this is one of the last blog entries on Cloverfield, it's been done to death, but I'm going to try to sum up everything here and now.

I don't know how much money it will make, but I know that it was a hard PG-13 movie and was meant to be a hard R.

“The original draft was much more brutal. I wanted a hard R and we didn’t get a hard R, they read it and said this is way to brutal. I will say that I think we pushed the limits on a PG-13 rating we certainly shot a harder version than what is on the screen, we originally wanted it to be more bloody and disgusting.”
- Drew Goddard, Writer of Cloverfield



That image is a new one up at the original 1-18-08 site. (leave the page up in the background for a surprise)

And last but not least Cloverfield is one of the most searched for terms today! It's got 30 for "Cloverfield", and 34 total if you count "Clover field", "1-18-08", "Slusho", and "Tagruato". (Slusho and Tagruato are both parts of the viral ad campaign to Cloverfield. If you didn't know about it or want to see it all from the start, go here.)

So, if there IS a sequel I will be sure to let you know!

NEW! Box Office info: $41 million. Now that's not even close to any of the Summer Block Busters, but keep in mind that Cloverfield cost 20-30 Million to make (depending on who you talk to), they made their money back already...which is why Cloverfield is more successful than Spidey.

Lets compare really quick.

Spiderman Production cost ~$500 Million. Opening Weekend $150 Million.
Cloverfield Production cost ~$30 Million. Opening weekend $41 Million.

I don't need to say anything else.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Cloverfield

:D

One of the best movies I've seen in a while. I'm not going to say much, just that the monster is awesome, the camera is a bit shaky for me (it's filmed blair witch style), and I wanted so much more...but in the good "Oh man what happens next" way not the "GAH you should have done this" way.


Go out and see it. I plan on seeing it again.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Poetry Hand Book

The New Poetry Handbook

1 If a man understands a poem,
he shall have troubles.

2 If a man lives with a poem,
he shall die lonely.

3 If a man lives with two poems,
he shall be unfaithful to one.

4 If a man conceives of a poem,
he shall have one less child.

5 If a man conceives of two poems,
he shall have two children less.

6 If a man wears a crown on his head as he writes,
he shall be found out.

7 If a man wears no crown on his head as he writes,
he shall deceive no one but himself.

8 If a man gets angry at a poem,
he shall be scorned by men.

9 If a man continues to be angry at a poem,
he shall be scorned by women.

10 If a man publicly denounces poetry,
his shoes will fill with urine.

11 If a man gives up poetry for power,
he shall have lots of power.

12 If a man brags about his poems,
he shall be loved by fools.

13 If a man brags about his poems and loves fools,
he shall write no more.

14 If a man craves attention because of his poems,
he shall be like a jackass in moonlight.

15 If a man writes a poem and praises the poem of a fellow,
he shall have a beautiful mistress.

16 If a man writes a poem and praises the poem of a fellow overly,
he shall drive his mistress away.

17 If a man claims the poem of another,
his heart shall double in size.

18 If a man lets his poems go naked,
he shall fear death.

19 If a man fears death,
he shall be saved by his poems.

20 If a man does not fear death,
he may or may not be saved by his poems.

21 If a man finishes a poem,
he shall bathe in the blank wake of his passion
and be kissed by white paper.

- Mark Strand

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Star Wars commercial

Over at the Yahoo Star Wars site, I found this awesome commercial!

R2D2's such a chain smoker.

Sex Toy Bomb Scare.

I swear I saw this in a movie some where.

*grin*

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

An Open Letter to Kevin McCullough

This is a rant about an article recently written by Mr. McCullough

Mr. McCullough,

Seriously? You’re joining the Video Game bashing too? Well all right, lets start with the simple fact that the average “gamer” is not a fifteen-year-old male, but a 33-year-old male, who’s been gaming for 13 years (incase you don’t want to do the math that means he started when he was 20, still not marketed towards teenagers).

Now, after that…have you even seen this “sex scene”? If not, I have a link for you right here: http://www.joystiq.com/2007/11/08/mass-effect-sex-scene-is-sfw/ . No humping.

Why is the idea that you can create what you think people look like disgusting…what’s so bad about that? People look differently, yes you can create a busty “hot chick”, but you can also create the opposite. The game doesn’t revolve around sex, in fact it’s far from it, the “sex scene” (if you can even call it that) is one tiny part in an overall, massive game.

“Then there's the dishonesty behind the game' title.”

Dishonesty in the games title? The only dishonesty I see here is you trying to proclaim that this game is all about sex, or to assume that this game has any real effect on your child’s innocence (I'll get to this in a moment). Mass Effect’s connotation is a big result. If we break it down, Mass Effect’s denotation is Mass (in this case the adjective version) a large number, or general in scope or effect, then effect: a change or changed state occurring as a direct result of action by somebody or something else. So, Mass Effect is a large change caused by the action of somebody or something. It could be taken as a deadly virus, massive war, or the effect of celebrity gossip. There’s nothing dishonest in the name, that’s why you read the back to see what it’s about.

Worrying about what your kids play is good! I’m glad you take stock in what your children play, most parents don’t. It’s up to the parent to determine what their children can and cannot view.

That being said it is up to the parent to decide, not the government. Would take your fifteen-year-old to a figure drawing class with nude models? Absolutely not! Would you take that same fifteen-year-old to go see a movie like Harold and Kumar? No! So, why would you let your child play a violent video game if you, the parent, are worried about it? None of those earlier things are censored by the government, why should video games be any different? Most fifteen-year-old’s don’t have the $70 for the game, much less the $400 for the X-box 360, so the only real way your child can get access to this game with out you knowing it is either your child can save up the $70, get a ride to the mall with a friend, find a place to buy the game that wont ID him (Stores are enforcing ID more and more these days), you, the parent, are in charge. That situation is far more farfetched than, say, going to the movies with friends to see Enchanted, and then going to a screening of Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.

Now really, this is far from simulated sex. I really hope that the next president wouldn’t be so blind to reality that he would attempt a bill to limit content in any media form. Implement a more strict rating system is nearly a must, or instead of the voluntary ESRB rating, make it mandatory. I would be all for that, first to sign a petition. Just so long as it’s reasonable, and not extremist garbage that wants to limit and shelter our youth rather than educate.

Next time you write an article, please do a little something called “Journalist Investigation” to see if your argument can at least stand on its own.


The scene in question:

MacBook Air

Oh man I'm geeking out. The thinnest notebook on the market.



- 1.6 GHz Standard, 1.8 GHz Option -- Intel Core 2 Duo
- 80 GB hard disk standard, 64 GB SSD as an option. "they're pricy, but they're fast"
- 1.8" Hard Drive
- Multi-touch trackpad
- display is LED backlit. iSight is built-in. MacBook-like keyboard, but with an ambient light sensor
- Magnetic latch, 13.3" widescreen display
- MacBook Air is 0.16" to 0.76". It fits inside a envelope.
- Weighs 3 lbs

Other Features:

- 802.11n + Bluetooth 2.1/EDR
- 45 Watt MagSafe, 1 USB 2.0 port, Micro-DVI, Audio Out
- 2 GB Memory standard
- 5 hours of Battery Life
- No optical drive, but a Superdrive accessory is available for $99. Also, software comes with the MacBook Air that allows you to "borrow" a Mac or PCs optical drive.
- Environmental highlights: fully aluminum case (good for recycling), first fully mercury and lead free display, circuit boards are BFR free, retail packaging are 56% less volume than MacBook.
- $1799

Editing as new info comes up.

MacBook Air Ad.

All of this is taken from the MacRumors.com Live coverage.

EDIT: Geeking out ceased when I saw the price. $1800 for the low end, $3100 for the high end, a tad too expensive for something so stripped down. If I had the money, I think it would make a nice traveling computer, but thats what a laptop's for. But, again, if I had the money...

CAT!



If you've ever owned a cat, you know this is about right. Mine used to sit on my face.

MacWorld 2008

Live coverage from MacRumors.com.

Live coverage from Gizmodo.

Live coverage from Engadget

I'm excited.

Monday, January 14, 2008

"I'm not dead"

Reminds me of something out of Monty Python. An elderly women had to tell her gas company that she wasn't dead yet.

She should get free gas until she dies...after all they don't seem to think she'll live too long.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Johnny Chung Lee

This guy is a genius. He does a bunch of work with the Wii remote...his project blog is here and a well done blog entry of his Wii work is here.

I'm too lazy to do one myself, and it wouldn't be as good. This guy is good.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Cortana

"It is a blurred line that lies at the edge of Godhood and Insanity. Guess which side of it I am on.

Feeling lucky?"

I love the folks at Bungie, they're super creative :).

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Piggy Bank

This is the coolest piggy bank ever. A bit morbid, but freakin awesome. Click the link, please :D.

Bad few days of news

I spent a lot of yesterday out of town, so when I came back to 200+ new RSS feeds, I wasn't too surprised. What got me is how bad some people had it.

This Dog jumped into a tiger enclosure. 50 lb lab mix vs. 225 lb Tiger Round one...FIGHT! Zoo officials scared the tigers away with fireworks and air horns, and the dog is ok, just suffering from a puncture wound in her neck.

This guy went to a brothel to find his wife working there! I wonder who gets in trouble here, the guy who's going to a brothel to cheat on his wife, or his wife who's working there.

This poor guy died from a bad case of the shits. Well, not from that directly, but...
The incident that prompted the move took place in December when a driver apparently suffering from diarrhoea leaned out of his compartment and fell on the tracks. He was hit by another train, local media reported.

Talk about your crappy luck.

This guy had been dead for over a year before anyone noticed.

And finally, last but not least, this nut cut off his own hand and microwaved it. He thought he had the "Mark of the beast". He's in protective custody.

This is SPARTAAAA!

A bunch of 300 spoofs! Part 1 and Part 2



Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Pushkin on truth.



"The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten-thousand truthes." - Aleksandr Pushkin

My favorite "Old" poet. Expect more from him.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What the...

A town wants to ban swearing in bars, table-dancing, drinking contests and profane music in order to keep rowdy crowds under control.

Hehe, shouldn't they target other things of these bars instead? They'll never pass a bill restricting what people can say, or the music they can play in private establishments, first amendment rights and everything. But really if you're talking about crowds you should higher more cops, or if you need something to let the cops cool things down, lower the maximum occupancy limit, or enforce stricter noise ordinances and enforce/put in laws against public drunkenness. Part of the bar scene is that it isn't some place you would take your kids, if you choose to move in next to a place that's known for it's bars, you have to realize it's noisy at night.

Bridge out?

So, Russia lost a bridge.

I honestly don't know how stuff like this happens...I mean it sounds like it was a decent sized bridge, so to steal it you would need a lot of people and equipment right? Wouldn't that be noticed? Especially over night.

The best part is...this isn't the first time it's happened! Haha!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Oil Rig Disaster



What could this possibly be!?

Poor guy

Huang Chuncai looks like something out of a Sci-Fi novel, his face is covered in tumors that weigh about 22 lbs collectively.

His facial tumour first became noticeable when he was just 4 years old, the hospital said in July. Since then it grew larger at an ever faster rate, blocking his left eye, pushing his left ear to shoulder level, knocking out his teeth and deforming his backbone.


The Onion

Man Thinks He Can Save Relationship With Pancakes

Pancakes? Really?

Sunday, January 6, 2008

315 Billion Dollars

I've always wondered what 1 million dollars looked like...this site shows you what 315 billion looks like. Pretty cool.

Pluto Tells All!

Ok ok, so I'm developing a thing for John Scalzi. He's good, not my fault. He has a few typo errors and such, but hey, I find typos everywhere, I say just blame his editor.

So here's his short story "Pluto Tells All". To be honest, I have Phil Collins issues too. He's a good drummer but using that as an excuse for being a good musician is like saying Bush makes me laugh so he's a good president.

Scrubs Charlie Brown

I'm sure this has been around the internet and back by now, but I don't care. The cast of scrubs did a parody of Charlie Brown's Christmas, and it's pretty funny. I wanted more of the Janitor though.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

IMPLOSION!



This is so cool. Apparently this house was scheduled for destruction so two artists made it implode.

Click here to see more pictures.

Friday, January 4, 2008

The Android's Dream

Very rarely does a book come along that I can’t put it down. Even more rare is when that phrase goes from a figure of speech to a literal obsession. John Scalzi's The Android’s Dream is latest of these books, extremely well written, funny as hell, and has quite the amazing story line.

The story is more or less Austin Powers meets The Fifth Element, an interesting, easy to read spy novel. The first chapter sets up the tone, starting with the first paragraph. "Dirk miller didn't know if he could fart his way into an international diplomatic incident. But he was ready to find out." The rest of the chapter follows an Earth diplomat who has a really intense grudge on an alien species whose caste system is sort of like feudal Japan on crack. These aliens have a heightened sense of smell, and the elite who run everything have a complicated “scent speech”. Remember that. What follows is probably the longest fart joke in the history of literature. I was in a fairly packed coffee house when I read this chapter…I think everyone there thought I was nuts I was laughing so hard.

The rest of the story follows Harry Creek, a simple State Department worker whose job is to deliver bad news, which gets him the nickname “The Angel of Death”. He gets asked to help the State Department find a sheep named Android’s Dream, genetically engineered to have electric blue wool. I grinned when I read the line “The name has some literary significance”. Basically, the sheep is needed to stop earth becoming a colony, and the reasons and methods would ruin the humor if I explained it here.

So Creek puts the finishing touches on a super A.I. he had been working on for two years and with its help he finds Robin Baker, a cute, scatter brained pet storeowner who’s central to the search for the sheep for the same reasons and methods mentioned above. They are soon tracked by a host of killers, evil, not so evil, and what would be completely harmless minus the fact that he’s an alien in our equivalent of puberty. Also on their tale is a religious group, the Church of the Evolved lamb, founded by a hack-science fiction writer who was being toyed with by the richest woman in the world. This church is far from serious and some of the members are aptly called “Ironists”. I could explain but it’s better to read it.

This book is fantastically entertaining, I have a few quips here and there, but it’s hardly enough to put a dent in this book. Scalzi is a genius with his humor and plot twists, I seriously envy him.

If you’re in the mood for a great funny novel that really will make you laugh out loud, pick up The Android’s Dream.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Cloverfield reminiscent of 9/11?

Ok, a quick disclaimer, I think 9/11 was a horrible horrible thing. My uncle is a pilot and it scared the crap out of me, and the firefighters and other rescuers are bionafied heros.

This being said, this is ridiculous.



Apparently this image reminds 'people' of 9/11.

Now, I can kinda see a resemblance with the smoke, but other than that, I see a GASH in the statue of liberty, the wake from something big in the water that leads to a path hacked through NYC. There are no planes. There are no terrorists. There's just one big monster (and a bunch of little ones, but that's beside the point).

If you want a movie capitalizing on 9/11, take a look at The Kingdom, or another movie where we go after terrorists as a response to terrorist attacks.

Bored

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4.Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result as a comment in this post. Also, pass it along in your own blog or journal because it's more amusing that way.

Here's mine


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year

Happy New Year everyone!