Friday, December 30, 2005

Pseudo- conspiracy theory and yet real also, you should know about RFID 'spy chips' - they're a reality
So, basically, everything you buy can be tracked to you specifically. And they're virtually undetectable, or close to it (with conductive ink they can, or soon will be able to, make tags as small as the dot of a printed "i" - so they cen be pretty much anywhere).
Definitely something to keep an eye on, as Wal-Mart has already started to implement them.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Million Dollar Homepage - brilliant piece of advertising, and a million dollar boon for a college kid - he sells ad space on his site, pixel by pixel
Wasps are the new anti-terror weapon - I'm not kidding - they can also sniff out other contraband besides explosives, crops that are rotten underground, and maybe even cancer.
Now that's some WEIRD science.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Some interesting goings-on in the world of science. Such as melding matter with antimatter and a patent for something that sounds for all practical purposes like a Warp Drive.

A little snipet from the latter abstract, which after describing the machanism of the anamoly states that, and I quote:

"the highest pressure of inflationary vacuum state is pushing said space vehicle forward in modified spacetime at a speed possibly approaching a local light-speed, the local light-speed which may be substantially higher than the light-speed in the ambient space."

Pretty interesting stuff...

Oh yeah, the patent was filed back in March, and was just granted this month...

I love how it ends:

"By creating alternative anomalies and modulating their parameters, the space vehicle's crew would dilate and contract time and space on demand. The space vehicle, emitting a vacuum pressure modifying, controllably-modulated gravitomagnetic field in all directions, would rapidly move in the uneven spacetime anomaly it created, pulled forward by gravity or pushed by the repulsion force. The time rate zone of the anomaly is expected to have multiple quantized boundaries rather than a single sudden boundary affecting space and time in the immediate proximity of the vehicle. Speed, rate of time, and direction in space could be shifted on demand and in a rapid manner. The modulated light-speed could make the space vehicle suitable for interstellar travel. Because of the time rate control in the newly created isospace, the accelerations would be gradual and the angles of deviation would be relatively smooth. The gravity shielding would further protect pilots from the ill-effects of gravity during rapid accelerations, directional changes, and sudden stops."

Trekkies, Unite!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

It's finally a reality - $100 laptops - specifically for 3rd world countries.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Eight year old in college - now that's pushing it just a bit, IMHO

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

It's neiher a toy nor a prop - it's the military's new PHaSR Rifle - Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response - basically a fancy laser that temporarily blinds you.
(more info here.)

Friday, November 04, 2005

The world keeps getting smaller and smaller - Anonymous sperm donor tracked down via internet - by his 15 year old son.
What's especially interesting about this is the forensic possibilities for crime scene investigations.
(Anyone remember 'Gataca' - when they sweep the building for a DNA sample after someone was killed?)

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Is this kind of like the American version of the African tribal tradition of having to kill a lion with a spear to become a man? - Man battles buck with his bare hands, and wins

Saturday, October 29, 2005

The possibilities for this are just - wow.
Introducing the KHRONOS PROJECTOR: "a video time-warping machine with a tangible deformable screen"
Check it out.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Step aside, Superman, technology is going to make your abilities obsolete. Power currently under review: X-Ray Vision that can see through concrete.
And that's the "good" use of it. In a similar but more disturbing devlopment, a type of infrared camera lens has been developed for normal cameras, that allows see-through images to be taken. Intersting technology, but disturbing nonetheless.
I can just see the lawsuits about violation of privacy being filed right now. Well, that's if the move to ban it from the US doesn't go through.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

C-R-A-Z-Y - the Top Thrill Dragster rollercoaster - 420 feet tall, 120 mph

...even I would think twice
Another day, another step closer to the future:
Qubit Links for more powerful computers (waaaaaay more powerful)
Buckypaper for an amazing material 10 times lighter than steel, but 250 times stronger (and twice as hard as a diamond)

Friday, October 21, 2005

This is so wrong and so funny: "Rat Boy Monster"
Wow - I posted a while back (I think) about Sir Mix-A-Lot's song, "Baby Got Back" being translated into Latin (see here). Well, now Jonathan Coulton has gone and made the world that much better by making an actual song of "Baby Got Back," but remixed into a folkish kind of tune, or as he put it, "whiteified."
Very amusing, so check it out.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Sears Tower in jenga blocks!
...and people accuse me of having too much time on my hands

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Don't believe everything you see on TV:
Feaseability of Archimedes Death Ray proven by MIT students, contrary to what the show MythBusters said.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

This makes me think of a dragon.

This makes me think of a sea monster.

Kinda cool I think.
Silicon Zoo - what's on YOUR chip?

Friday, October 07, 2005

Diamond knee replacements!

Well, yes...that is one possiblity now that we have learned how to make 'real' diamonds.
They're already up to two carats, and are planning on ten.
Another possibility is a car paint that would never scratch. Lots and lots of possibilities...
The 10,000 *movie* iPod sounds kind of interesting too.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Carbon nanotube memory chips - ten times faster than today's flash memory.
Basically, what they're talking about is "instant on" computers - no start-up time.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005
- that's one seriously long domain name
World's Tallest Buildings
This could make things interesting - an anti-sniper robot.

It can't fire back (yet), but it locates the source of the shot pretty darn quick, or, as they claim "before the smoke disappears."

Friday, September 30, 2005

This is just plain fun - Tessellating Images

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Another step closer to having useful self-assemblying robots.
Quandry: Scary or cool?

When did SkyNet go on line?

Monday, September 19, 2005

Weird - guy builds up 40,000 volt charge in his jacket - from static electricity!
Talk about not being grounded...
Sure, Superman can stop speeding bullets, but can he stop light?
Wow - face transplants

Thursday, September 15, 2005

I would say I think I've seen everything now, but I'm sure I haven't...but for the record, there is now such a thing as an elephant treadmill.

Friday, August 26, 2005

This would be fun to play with - PowerQuick - Powered Personal Ascender.
Developed under DARPA, but now available to you. Come on - let out your Spiderman fantasies...

(It moves you at up to a yard a second - that's pretty darn fast)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Just when you think you've heard about all the people who know nothing about computers - more crawl out of the woodwork...

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

It's a sad day when you can be outranked by a penguin.
Seriously, I think the good folks of Norway need to find something better to do.

Friday, August 19, 2005

This is so messed up - Real Life Zombie Game

Basically, this guy must have had mad money to do this - he developed a video game that with flashes puts the unsuspecting user into some kind of catatonic trance. Then he transports him to a nearby warehouse kind of place with actor zombies that look like the ones in the game he was just playing. Then he wakes him him - and the poor guy thinks his game is real life.

Might be fake, but looks pretty well done - my question is just "WHY?"

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Finally, a way to produce commercially viable nanotube material.
Stronger than steel, electrically conductive, and 2,000 times thinner than a piece of paper.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Praying Mantis feasts on hummingbird
Free Credit Report - all on the up and up
Nice animation short - Recycle Bein'
(Note: large quicktime was messed up, but medium size was fine)
I wonder what Google is up to - GoogleNet
This is an interesting and informative article (for those of you who don't know anything about MMORPGs) - give it a look-see - A World of Warcraft World.
I wonder if in the future we will grow our computers...they did just discover bacteria that grow conductive wires.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

This is rather cool and useful - a SD card that has built in USB - yep, your heard me - they built a USB connector into the already miniscule SD card format.

Monday, August 08, 2005

New/Future weapon in fighting cancer - nanotubules - really interesting article - check it out.
"Set phasers on stun" - yep, real-life laser weapons are coming closer to being a reality - read about it here.
(Basically, it's a taser that doesn't needs wires trailing from the taser - instead "conductive channels of ionized air—raylike beams of plasma—" will be created through which the electric charge can flow.)

Sunday, August 07, 2005

In contrast to the last post, but from the same site, Shaolin Delivery Boy is a great little live-action short. Give it a look-see

Actually, look over the whole site. It's a great idea that seems to actually be working - a truly amazing site where creativity and imagination of all sorts can meet and express themselves in whatever form they feel most comfortable - film, art, writing - it's got it all.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Watch this. Remember. Live differently.
From The 104th Floor

(Keep in mind this was written by a 14 year old)
Fire from water - the Aqueon Fireplace.
That's right - fire from water - it separates the hydrogen and oxygen and ignites the hydrogen - clean fire, no need for venting. Tres cool

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I am so feeling this one - Why I Will Never Have A Girlfriend.

Done by the numbers, kind of
Wow, that is one huge, I mean HUGE SNAKE.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

You think you know about something and then you find out you don't - PETA.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

This is just too funny - Steven Lynch - Super Hero Folk Songs
I wish there was video of this - Brice Mellen - video game whiz.
Oh, one thing...he's blind. As in, can't see since birth because his optic nerve never connected because of Leber's disease.
Yeah. Wow.

Sometimes, just to freak people out, he plays backwards.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

This is pretty cool too - one-atom-thick materials.
Oh the possibilities...
Actually, this makes sense - Liquid Metal Cooled Computing

Friday, July 22, 2005

The world just gets weirder and weirder - Snail-hunting caterpillars.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

This is just cool (and a lot of fun too) - Grappa - at

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Ha, it's true - Disney DID commit/approve of/finance mass lemming homicide - it wasn't a case of lemming suicide Lemming Myth Debunked.
(If says it, you know it's true)

...and everyone laughed when I quoted the Evil Disney webpage...
Nicely done machinima - A Few Good G-Men

Scene from "A Few Good Men" done in Half-Life 2
Yep, this guy's up for a Darwin award - playing with bears.
Cool - a planet that lives in a three sun solar(?) system.
It's making everyone rethink their theories on how planets form.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Now this is a handy little tool - GoogleMaps pedometer.

Draw lines on a map and get the exact distance, via google. Great for marathon training, or if you just want to know how long you daily(? - yeah, right) walk is.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

This is just cool - an honest-to-goodness, real life mecha.
It weighs in at 3,000lbs, and stands 18 feet tall. It shoots flames from its wrists and will soon have nail guns in it's shoulders.
Read more at Carlos Owen's site -

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

World's Ugliest Dog - and they ain't kiddin.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

You Saw Nothin - this is a little...weird/freaky/scary/funny
It all depends on how you look at it.
Post-It note Elvis
This thing is huge - a catfish as big as a bear.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

I wouldn't have thought it possible - Python Swallows Kangroo!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Just saw the trailer for King Kong - it is going to be


I hope it's good as well. We'll see. Check it out here.
Science is getting weirder and weirder - re-animated dogs.
As in, "dead dogs brought back to life" - yeah, freaky
This is one cool calculator interface. Basically, it uses a stylus/touch screen kind of technology to recognize the problems that you "write" into it, and then it solves the problem. Hard to explain, just read the article - and watch the video too - it's really cool, even to me, and I'm only a wannabe geek.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Saturday, June 25, 2005

What's coming next?
So many examples of weirdness popping up. Here's a contest to see who can make the best prom attire out of duct tape - Stuck at Prom
Lord help us - the birth of "mirls"
---and I quote, "A new breed of ultra-feminine straight men has arrived that make the metrosexual look like a rugged caveman."

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Miracle in the media - young girl rescued from captors by three lions, then guarded by them. When human rescuers came, the lions simply left.


...I wonder if she has a brother named Daniel...
Now that's some grandpa! - 73 year old kills attacking leopard with bare hands.
Interesting looking new blog - Forward Biased
Give him the respect he deserves - Hamilton Naki

Share his story

Monday, June 20, 2005

Is this an ironic name or what - Cardinal Sin
Ultra-Lifelike Robot - now this is getting a little strange.
Virtual reality takes another step forward - 'Teleporting' over the internet.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Coming closer to the single-molecule transistor.

(Maybe Moore will be able to live a little longer after all...)
Sustainable energy - and the Bermuda Triangle explained

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

289 posts...well, this makes 290...about 15 a month, average
I don't know why one would want to, but just in case, here's a guide on "How to destroy the Earth"

Monday, June 06, 2005

Okay, now that we can breathe like fish, all we need is to learn to fly like birds. I mean, with the hollow metal tube piloted by some guy named Bob, where we get crunched like sardines and fed like squirrels.

Actually, gravity would be kind of fun to overcome too (well, to a degree anyway), and light speed, and...

Thursday, June 02, 2005

All I can say is wow - check out Vittorio Constantini's realistic glass art.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Sunday, May 22, 2005

What a wacky world we live in - Chimp has smoking addiction.

The video of it can be found here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

I've got a game for you - 12 Pixel Heros
Can you guess them all? Somehow I was able to - though a couple truly were guesses. Have fun.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Now this is interesting - Self-heating coffee in a can.
From Wolfgang Puck no less.

Next up, dishes that automatically wash themselves.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Great. Just what we need - Flying Snakes.
(well, it's more of a jump with controlled glide, but still...)
[video link at the bottom of the article]

The Xbox 360

Okay, I'm not much of a gamer, but geez, you have to check out this machine - The Xbox 360.
This thing is going to be faster than any computer on the current mrket. We're talking, and I quote, "The systems overall floating-point performance will be 1 teraflop."
Want more?
"three symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz and a 1 MB L2 cache that can perform 9 billion dot product operations a second."

I'm drooling.
I want a desktop configured like that.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

I want a bottle of this stuff - 16 Million Reserve

You can get it for me here - only 195 bucks.
Very nicely done photo slideshow - A Day in the Life of Africa

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

If you think you have a hard time dancing, don't feel bad, these people do too.
Fun little google image guessing game
This is why I love Get Fuzzy.

Monday, May 09, 2005

How to create uncrackable passwords.
...hmm, alt-characters - never thought of that. Good one.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

I don't remember if I blogged this yet or not, but if I did, here it is again anyway. It's cool enough to get a second look anyway. I am talking about TNO TPD - GigaPixel Images. There are several floating around on the net now, but this was the first one I ever saw. Amazing what we can do now with cameras.

Another great gigapixel site is the site. Give it a gander also - more pics there, actually. One of my favs on that site is the pic of the Bixby Bridge at Big Sur. When it gets zoomed in, you can almost make out the logo on the guys shirt - when in the original image said guy wasn't even visible. We're talking zooming in like close to half a mile and still having resolution folks. Amazing stuff.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Enter and URL and see what kind of virtual plant you get

Monday, May 02, 2005

Flickr is a pretty cool community.
Check out the Transparent Screens photoset someone put together.
Very...inspiring? Well, to me anyway. I know I'll have to try this sometime.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Why Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It...
("It" being dating/falling in love.)

Can I get an Amen?

Wait, can I get an Amen and some female readers?

Monday, March 07, 2005

This is a really cool song, by the Black Eyed Peas, about a guy remembering his homeland. Sung in Tagalog and English, it has a wonderful rhythmic feel to it. Check out the video here.
(Sometimes the site gets congested with traffic, so be patient)
The lyrics are as follows:

The Apl Song
- from the Elephunk Album

[Chorus in Tagalog]
Lapit mga kaibigan at makinig kayo
Ako'y padadalang, balita galing sa bayan ko
Yaung pamamahagi ang mga kuento
Ng manga pangyayaring ganaganap
Sa lupang pinangako

[English Translation:]
(Come together and listen
I brought news from my native land
I'll tell you how we live and what goes on
From my beloved homeland.)

[Verse one, Apl.De.Ap]
Every place got a ghetto this is my version
Check it out...
Listen closely yo, I got a story to tell
A version of my ghetto where life felt for real
Some would call it hell but to me it was heaven
God gave me the grace, amazin' ways of living
How would you feel if you had to catch your meal?
Build a hut to live and to eat and chill in.
Having to pump the water outta the ground
The way we put it down utilizing what is around
Like land for farming, river for fishing
Everyone helpin' each other whenever they can
We makin' it happen, from nothin' to somethin'
That's how we be survivin' back in my homeland


[Verse two, Apl.De.Ap]
Yo, its been a while but...
I been back home to my homeland, (check it out) to see what's going on
Man it feels good to be back at home
And it's been a decade, on the journey all alone
I was fourteen when I first left Philippines
I've been away half my life, but it felt like a day
To be next to my mom with her home cooked meal
Meant I felt complete, my emotions I feel!
Now life has changed for me in the U.S
But back at home man, life was a mess...
I guess sometimes life's stresses gets you down
On your knees, oh brother I wish I could have helped you out...

Force Dynamics - Talk about getting in the game!
(Check out the video to see it in action)

Friday, March 04, 2005

This is arguably the best animation short I've ever seen. I hope it gets made into a full-length feature. Just great. Check out In the Rough by Blur Studios

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Joy, thy name is comic.
Well, comics are good for a few laughs anyway. Staying healthy and all. Get your daily dose here, at least for Calvin and Hobbes. The site has every strip from Nov 85 to Dec 95.
Wow, it's hard to believe they've been gone for ten years.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Wow - imagine the possibilities...
Check out Total Immersion Technology - it's quite cool
If in ten years I have a spare 8 million lying around, this is where I'm going. Want to come along?

Monday, February 14, 2005

Finally! A stand alone app has been released.
Get Rasterbated

Saturday, February 12, 2005

This is some crazy stuff - take a moment to look through the pages of pics
The wonder that is the Ice Wall Project

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Doing some research? Look specifically for scholarly things via Google Scholar
Or,if you think you're a pimp, search the net straight up hood style:
Gizoogle - Fo findin yo shiznit

Monday, January 31, 2005

Two words - Monkey Pervs
.....Just read the article, it'll make sense
Check it out.
Nice slideshow video of the Iraq Election
I've made 255 posts to this blog since I started it.
Just thought I'd share. (256 now)
The things one can do with melons

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Ever wanted to know how to count up to novemtrigintillion (1 with 120 zeros behind it), now you can.
Or, get a visual representation of the number of pennies currently in circulation? (Aprox. 200 Billion)
Geez, and I thought I was doing good knowing how to count up to nonillion...except I was thinking it was nanillion.
Oh my goodness WOW.
One of my all-time favorite movie scenes has been remixed and it is amazing. Simply amwazing.
Fred Astair meets Michael Jackson
How to save yourself when trapped by an avalanche if you have 60 bottles of beer

Thursday, January 27, 2005

How would you like a ride in the World's Fastest Elevator?
It travels just shy of 40 miles per hour.
The crazy thing is that they made one of the worst ones while on caffeine, not speed or LSD.Spider webs from drugged up arachnids

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Flexible display screens via Bio-nanofibers

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Amazing scanning electron microscope (SEM) images at
This is so wrong, but it's also just so darn funny.Drinking: Star-Trek style
Nanotech weaponry==Maybe not so cool
(I mean, who wants nukes in a briefcase?)

Saturday, January 22, 2005

I can't remember the last time I jumped at a movie trailer so much
Check out The Cave

Friday, January 21, 2005

Wow, this is some crazy stuff
- check out Michael Wolf's Architecture of Density
...and you thought living in California was bad...

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Finally, I have justification!
Be healthy, don't make your bed

Friday, January 14, 2005

Now this is cool - with FogScreen it appears as if the images are floating in air.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

If you like Half-Life 2 you can now see someone complete the game in under three hours here.
Careful though - he does everything so fast you can get motion sickness quite easily from watching him play.
Want to see something really BIG? Check out this 2.5 GIGAPIXEL picture of Delft. Really cool detail.
I discovered a new place I want to visit. In addition to the Giant's Causeway in Ireland, I now want to also see Petra in Jordan.
.......someday I'll be a world traveler.....
Got some time on your hands? Stack some cards