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Bad design at it’s most brilliant

Posted: August 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments Off

I came across this at the local Dick’s Sporting Goods. How are you supposed to scan the card?

It was on a pivot, but unfortunately was so close to the shelf on the right that is was not able to do more than wiggle a little from side to side.


Ants carrying a Gecko up a wall

Posted: August 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | Comments Off


White island crater

Posted: February 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments Off

In 2004 some wag put a Dino in front of the White Island webcam, creating what may be the best webcam picture ever taken.

first_dino.jpg JPEG Image, 640×480 pixels.

I was surprised to find that the dino is still there! http://www.geonet.org.nz/volcano/activity/white-island/cameras/whiteisland-latest.html


Robocode Home

Posted: November 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | Comments Off

Robocode Home.

I recently stumbled across this really cool way to pass time. It’s basically a “battle bot” simulation environment. You can define your own logic for a robot. Your robot has a “radar,” a “gun,” and a “body.” You can rotate the radar and the gun separately from one another, and move your robot around within the limitations of the environment and its “physics model.” You can write your robot as a Java class (and use Eclipse as your IDE1), or you can use C# .NET if you have some sort of freaky Windows fetish. They give you a bunch of good example robots that do some of the “basic” things you might want to do, like target other robots, evade, and shoot. I recommend reading the Wiki tutorial if you want to get started, I got it all installed and running my own robot class in less than 15 minutes. Hope you find it as entertaining as I do, happy battling!


Ig Nobels are out

Posted: October 1st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments Off

The Ig Nobel awards for 2010 have been announced, including one for BP for disproving that oil and water don’t mix, plus one for showing symptoms of asthma can be treated with a roller-coaster ride

via Ig Nobels honor research on cursing, bat sex, socks | InSecurity Complex – CNET News.


Awesome illustration

Posted: September 11th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | Comments Off

Look at it. Just look.

The Underpant Worn by The Rat.