Monday, August 27, 2007

Once Again the Media is Short-Sighted About Technology

How many uses can you think of for a 1 terabyte (1000 GB) CD? is reporting about a new technology ("TeraDisc") developed by Memphile (to whom they didn't bother to link). It uses 200 5MBGB layers to store the data.

That's astounding isn't it. Let you mind wander at the possibilites.

Or you can be short-sighted like they were:
It's hard to imagine that a disc format not invented by one of the world's big technology firms could become a future industry standard. But it's perfectly conceivable that these discs might one day be used in libraries to archive digital copies of books and so forth.

Yet another example of short-sighted people claiming technology won't be widely used.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Importance of Using Flash in your Photos

Picture With and Without Flash


When I was Seven...

I found this video and I still remember every word of the jingle.

Ice Bird, Ice Bird, You're such a nice bird!
Let's make an Ice Bird Treat!
Scrape in the ice, to fill the cup,
Then add the flavor, eat it up!
Yum, yum, yum, yum!
How about another one?
Ice Bird you're a lot of fun!

I was truly laughing out loud! Wow, what a rush.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Looking for an old TV Spot

When I was a kid in the 70's, there was what I think was a hippie PSA (or maybe a commercial for something). The lyrics went something like this:
Hear the world's heart beating
Like a big bass drum
Can't you hear the people something
It's true
It's the tapping of a million shoes.

So, hey, take a look around!
You can see it in a different way.
Say, hey, take a look around
You'll have a different point of view...

Any ideas? Leave me a comment...

EDIT: Might even be the intro from a Saturday morning TV show.

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Mr. Wick Plays "Windy"

This is one of my favorite sequences from The Drew Carey Show.

Accororing to Craig Ferguson's IMDb Bio he actually plays the harp. I thought it looked like he was.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Oh, How Language Changes

Modern Mechanix blog has a wonderful article from the Nov 1934 Popular Science on Playing with Matches and Lighting Gasoline on Fire.

Embeded in the article is this sidebar:

Popular Science reported a poll (circa 1934, I would assume) whereby they discovered that the word iodine is pronounced "i-o-DEEN", chloride is pronounced "KLOR-id" and oxide is pronounced "OX-id."

Funny how things change.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Did They Use Slingshots?

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This woman claimed these coalition bullets "hit her home."

PostSecret. If you haven't been, you should.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Cooler than Any Words

steampunk goggles On eBay UK for the next 17 hours.

These are the coolest steampunk eyewear/goggles/monocles I've seen!
Apparently made by Alex CF. Check out his site!

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Esoteric Humor -- Part 3

Thursday, August 02, 2007

One Man. One Yellow Sign. One Who Has Cojones.

Iron My Shirt, Bitch
Rule #241 : Don't piss off feminists at rallies.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Esoteric Humor -- Part 2