Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Hey, finally a truthful Mac Advertisement!

The benefits of using a Mac! I just knew it!

Sunday, January 29, 2006

How the world sees America?

I found in traveling around the world that a great many people . . ., apparently well educated and sophisticated, were convinced that the people of the United States were in the grip of terror and that free speech and free press no longer existed here. They believed that the United States was fomenting a third world war and would presently start it, with Armageddon consequences for everyone else, and that the government of the United States smashed without mercy anyone who dared to oppose even by oral protests this headlong rush toward disaster.

These people could "prove" their opinions by quoting any number of Americans and American newspapers and magazines. That they were able to quote such American sources proved just the opposite, namely that we do continue to enjoy free speech even to express arrant nonsense and unpopular opinion, escaped them completely.

-Robert Heinlein (circa 1953/54), Tramp Royale, pg 61/62

Saturday, January 28, 2006

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Whoa, optical illusions painted in the hallways.I like the one that looks like blue caution tape. The one with the concentric circles drawn with small thin lines makes my head hurt...
Wait! There's more!
18 tricks to teach your body
Top 10 WackiestConspiracy Theories
Quantum Dots?
Alternator Secrets I paid $10 for this from Lindsey Publications!
Animations of different types of engines. It IS true! airplane engines DO rotate with the prop, while the crank stays stationary!
Animated Knots! I always wanted to be boyscout & get merit badges for knots & fire starting!
Glossary of security terms.
The Devils' Dictionary Has nothing to do with satanism, just some really witty, snide & sarcastic definitions.
The Falkirk Wheel Boatlift. Yes, it really exists. Yes, it's awesome!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Whore Presents?

The only reason I lifted this list from Admitone's
website is because I'm a hopeless leach.
Admitone is a great website. Go check it out.

"The only reason I lifted this list from spadassin's website is because the font they used was so small and difficult to read I almost went cross-eyed and I don't wear glasses. spadassin is a great website. Go check it out. Here's a list of some funny URLs, where the designer wasn't thinking about how people would read the name of the site:
1) Who Represents?, a database for agencies to the rich and famous:
2) Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views:
3) Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island:
4) Need a therapist?
5) Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:
Although the link still works, these guys grew a brain and changed their domain name.
6) Gas central heating anyone?
7) New to Milan and you need electric light? Why not sign up on-line with Power-Gen?

Rain, Rain, Rain...

Oregon Institute of technology has some interesting alternative energy projects. A baccaluareate degree program.

But UNLV is WAY cooler. Research dept at Howard Hughes School of engineering.

Sweden has a Masters Degree Program in Renewable Energy.

NREL really walks the talk.

Sandia is really pushing the alternative/renewable envelope.

All of theCode Corner columns.

Umm, what was I talking about? Was it the test for Autism/Asperger Syndrome? No? Didn't think so... I got a 40, discuss?

A house built from shipping containers.

I have a soft spot for ASCII art. So Generate some today!

Are you old enough to remember the Bell Labs Science kits? Me niether, but I do have the solar cell kit.