Archive for July, 2012

Moon Landing Day

There’s a petition going around to make July 20, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing a national holiday. The US has a fair number of holidays, however I don’t think we have anything that recognized a scientific achievement. Not a bad idea. Low chance of this going anywhere, but it’s a nice idea. […]

Mr. Wizard’s A Dick

Yes it’s out of context, and he wasn’t really mean (but he wasn’t as soft as TV hosts are today). I still thought this is pretty funny. It’s probably not a shock to anyone who reads this blog, but I loved Mr. Wizard’s show growing up. Later on I also really enjoyed Bill Nye. I’m […]

90’s Bedroom

The language in this video may be NSFW. This guy went all out in recreating the 90’s in his bedroom. It’s quite accurate and funny given how silly this stuff looks in 2012. It may also make you feel a little old if you remember it all.

Larry Eats A Pancake

Seinfeld’s new show is up. It’s short, but it’s pretty funny and has some potential. He has the perfect first guest. I’d love to see it uncensored and uncut.

My One Hope For Yahoo

Now that Marissa Mayer is at the helm of Yahoo, I have just one hope for Yahoo. That they not waste their time and resources trying to build a mobile phone or social network. They are huge and diverse already, to the point where nobody knows if they are a tech company or a media […]

CmdrTaco On Data Collection

Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda, (of Slashdot fame), did an IAmA on Reddit. Overall interesting but this particular answer caught my attention. When asked “How do you see a company like Google using the data it collects, and specifically your interest in Google+?”: Data is just data. When I ran Slashdot, I logged everything I practically could […]

Full SPDY Ahead

For those not keeping score, Twitter, and Facebook have both come out publicly in favor of SPDY. Twitter is already using it in production. It sounds like Facebook will be soon. Mozilla implemented it in Firefox. Opera has SPDY. Google, the author of SPDY is using it in production. This leaves Microsoft and Apple as […]

Why Wear Pants?

The Atlantic answered the age old question: Why do we wear pants?: “Historically there is a very strong correlation between horse-riding and pants,” Turchin wrote in a blog post this week. “In Japan, for example, the traditional dress is kimono, but the warrior class (samurai) wore baggy pants (sometimes characterized as a divided skirt), hakama. […]

Invisible Airbag Bicycle Helmet

This helmet looks pretty discrete when you put it on. Like an odd turtleneck or scarf. However it’s using accelerometers so that when triggered it inflates like an airbag in a fraction of a second. The result is this: It potentially will solve the problem of people not liking helmets when bike riding. However it […]

Cookie Monster Sings “Share It Maybe”

I love that how Sesame Street manages to keep up with pop culture. Generally speaking it’s primary audience (young children) don’t always get it, but older kids and adults do.