I'm constantly amazed at people who believe insanely crazy explanations when they don't understand something. I admit that when I first saw this "ESP" page ages ago, I was amazed as well. However, I wasn't spouting off about parallell universes or alien devices or the untamed power of the mind....
Saw this on reddit.... A comparison of the real Megatron to his version (based on the toy). I have been wondering how much hollywood would destroy my memory of my childhood enjoyment... First not using a VW for Bumblebee (I think that was it right?) and now this. When will the torture end!?!
An amusing view/rant in the DPReview forums on the different classes of EOS DSLR users.
30D users -
The correct attitude for owners of the 20D is one of reserved sympathy.
Probably more amuinsg for anyone whose wandered through the newbie filled forums on dpreview for any amount of time.
As a pentax user I have to look down my nose at everyone else of course....
The War on Terror (tm)(c)(r) as seen from the BASH shell. Bwahahahaahaha!
Some great entries from the Pluto Worth1000 photoshop contest.
After reading through this Gnome 2.16 Preview, I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. Nothing in there made me excited to install this... it looks more like a bugfix release than any major feature release :( Course, this isn't the "official" preview that comes out a couple of weeks before a new GNOME is released, so we'll see, maybe it was just badly written (or maybe it is just that, not an exciting release).
Just found think KDE preview in the comments.... a very cool new K start menu is incoming sometime soon it appears. Still not a KDE fan, but that start menu is hawt!
Think you or your marathon running buddy are tough? Check out what's required of these monks in the article titled Tendai Marathon Monks: The Run of A Lifetime
The first 300 days are basic training, during which the monks run 40km per day for 100 consecutive days. In the fourth and fifth years they run 40km each day for 200 consecutive days. That's more or less a full marathon every day for more than six months.
That's amazing almost to the unbelievable.
Funny video on learning from history via the Trojan Horse. Amusing watch.
I've linked to videos of people solving rubik's cubes fast before.... how about one where it's solved fast and one handed.
Now this is pretty cool and amazing..... some guy trained his goldfish to swim synchronized. Using hand signals (or hand motions more accurately), he gets 4 goldfish to swim around in unison. Very neat.
Some stuff from the Aug 14 Con entitled Battlestar Galactica: Not for the Faint of Heart with some tidbits of BSG Season 3 and Caprica (the new series).
Title pretty much says it all.
I admit that I'm really an eyecandy eye candy and XGL fan under gnome.... I like this guy's setup with it up with a touchscreen. There's something really nifty about physically spinning your desktop around with the touch of a finger. Course, from everything I've read ergonomic-wise, touchscreens suck (or really build up the shoulder muscles). Still, visually very cool :)
Saw this over from Digg.... the iTank... a cast aluminum case for your iPod. Not exactly elegant, but for people like my brother in law, who works on an excavator and is always having phones/mp3 players/etc broken due to the fact he's working on, well, an excavator, this is perfect.
Greg posted an amusing little ditty entitled Our customers are dumb, part 9000000000.... it brought much amusement to my department :)
Amusing story about neighbors, and ones solution to bitching about view obstruction.
Yes, it's a slow news day :)
Currently there is an issue with the UFies.org upstream provider data-fortress, preventing access from some locations (ie: you probably can't get to this page to read this if you're in the lower mainland), and possibly affecting mail. I'm told they are 'investigating'.
Update: Should be all back up...
Another phenomenon I was completely unaware of until just now.... Angry german kid. See also the Angry German Kid vs. Numa Numa Kid mashup. Fred, or anyone who knows german, any translation as to what the guy is ranting about?
This guy has way too many Apple 30" displays. Way too many.
I hate him!
Pigs and Tigers, dogs and ducks, kittens and crows.... will the madness ever end?!?!
My cats and bird don't get along as well as the kitten and crow on this page. Watching the kitten and crow "playing" is pretty trippy. Much other cuteness and "awwww" on the page as well.
Passed on at work.... extra cardboard needed for this one.
Pretty simple, buy $20+ with google checkout and get a Google T-Shirt.
Again probably the last to see this.... What The Duck, online comic strip about a photographer.
This is hilarious..... an Obsessive complusive cat flushing the toilet. Mine just wait for me to flush it for them before they go and drink out of it.... wish I could teach them this trick (without the compulsiveness of flushing it over and over).
Some great Star Trek Inspirational Posters that I'll be printing up for the office when I get home :)
Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Ensign Ricky are beaming down to the planet. Guess who's not coming back.
Nice interview with the ET: Quakewars guys, along with some new images.
First of all, I'm not a starcraft player... I post this video of the "Perfect SCV Rush" for 3 simple reasons.
Ever thought about how your bug hunting and reporting is a bit like an RPG? Davyd thought just that and created GNOME: the MMORPG. Looks kinda nifty...
Randomly clicking around and found the trailer for School For Scoundrels and man does it look funny. The trailer is funny anyway, we'll see about the movie :)
Remember the jet powered VW Bug that everyone said was a photoshop? Well my buddy Robert sent over an updated page on the Jet Beetle with more info, pictures, etc. Officially insane :)
I'm wondering how/why the video was put online, but hey, it's funny. Not Safe For Work by any means (teenage boobies), but still damn funny. Also a really good reason not to wear headphones while doing a striptease :)
Just FYI, php was upgraded to version 5 last night.... only causalty is the webmail which gives an error message when you send email.... however, the mail is still sent. I'll fix this tonight.
Update: Upgraded squirrelmail and it looks like that fixed things. Let me know anyone if you have issues.