Thursday, January 04, 2007


The older the Evil, the more terrible it is.  -PeeWee

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

History of Religion in 90 Seconds

Friday, September 22, 2006

Emo Flakes

My friend's wife Shani came up with a new breakfast cereal...

Emo Flakes! Black corn flakes that quickly go limp and grey in milk and turn the milk all grey... Jet black is too intense a color for the properly emo...


Zoom Shop, originally uploaded by Samanathon.

Apparently Motorola is going to start selling phone in vending machines like this. I wonder if not paying someone to sell i to you will lower the price... otherwise, I can't see them being useful outside of the airport, where if you NEED something, you have no choice.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Mythbusters-Beat Finger Print Security System

I haven't seen this whole episode, so I don't know if they bought a cheap lock that just made big claims for marketing, or if it's a product that actually has a good reputation in the industry. Either way, a lot of unsuspecting people might buy one of these thinking it's secure.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Quick Change Artists on America's Got Talent

I used to think that Batman and Robin sliding down a pole and being in costume on the other end wasn't realistic...

Bill and education

There's an article over at Fast Company about Bill Gate's ideas for changing high school. Now that I have a kid (who won't be in school for awhile), I often find myself thinking about how I could make sure she gets more out of school than I did.

I want to be able to teach her the really important stuff myself so some schmuck doesn't mess it up, but realistically I'll be working too much to spend enough time with her to handle the teaching all by myself. Watch this video for the parts about how Dr. Feynman's father taught him about the world.

The pleasure of finding things out

Excellent short 40 min documentary interview with Dr. RP Feynman- one of the greatest physicist of our times and a Nobel Laureate.

I want to teach my daughter like Dr. Feynman's father taught him.

Jon Stewart on Net Neutrality

I was confused by this internet thingie, with it's pipes and other hullabaloo, but Jon explains it in terms I can really understand.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Will SanFran drop AT&T?

Wired is reporting about some comments the mayor of San Francisco made about re-evaluating the city's relationship with AT&T in light of the recent NSA controversy.  The company I work for currently has all of it's telecom services though AT&T, but the contracts are expiring in about a year.  Unless AT&T offers me a really good deal, or it comes out that the other major carriers were in on this too, there's no way I'll keep our business with AT&T.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Anna is a bot

Here's video from someone named Basshunter about an IRC bot named Anna.  I have a friend that gets mistaken for a bot all the time.

New Canadian tool can re-grow teeth

With all the time I've spent in the dentist chair, I've
often wished I could get a new tooth rather than a crown (and the accompanying
root canal).  Now that
may happen
in a few years.  I'll be a bit skeptical for now; a lot of
times these headlines of an amazing scientific advance are just hype or the commercial
product is much farther away than they think.