Sock technology has come a long way in the last couple of years, with a number...– These people seem pretty serious. Serious about socks. Are you? The sad part is, they’ve got me hooked now and I’m going to read about these fancy new sock technologies.
Nuclear Reactor in a Kitchen →
A man from Sweden was arrested after it was discovered he was trying to split atoms and build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen. He also blogged about his experiments the whole time. Richard Handl kept radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment, but he was arrested only after he had sent a question to Sweden’s Radiation Authority, asking whether what he was doing is...
Nintendo Boss Cuts His Paycheck In Half |... →
This is rather refreshing to read. Nintendo is doing poorly so their president decided to cut his salary in half (and did so for many other top executives). How different would the American business landscape look if this were normal practice? I applaud you Mr. Satoru.
And we're off!!!
The road has been hit and several pairs of pants are wetted.
Road Trip Scavenger Hunt →
Hey friends, family and passers by alike!! Myself, Leigh, Mike and Jason are heading out west to wander around for a few weeks. We decided that we should partake in a good old fashioned scavenger hunt. And now, we’d appreciate your help coming up with some things to scavenge. So give us some suggestions…now!! Because I said so… (Things along the lines of “tall man with a cowboy hat” are more fun...
Posted 5/2/11 LEGAL IDIOCY #2: WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL DISTRICT SWINGS AND MISSES:
In response to liability concerns, the Cabell County school district in West Virginia removed all of the swing sets from its elementary schools in late 2010. Commenting on the district’s decision, and the pressure he’s felt to take similar action, the local parks director stated: “The whole situation is ridiculous …. It’s a real injustice in this society whereby an agency feels that it has to take playground equipment away from children because of the fear of a lawsuit. I understand the position that the school board is in, but if you’re going to remove swing sets, you might as well take down all of your playgrounds and forget about it. It’s impossible to protect every single child from getting injured on a playground.”
The 'Sperm Bike' Carries Donor Samples to... →
This is a sperm bike. It is used by sperm delivery men (and women) in Copenhagen…to deliver sperm.
Exxon Conspiracy Pays for Denial of Global Warming
“File yet another one under ‘big surprise’ — an analysis reveals that of the 900 scientific papers that assert skepticism over whether climate change is caused by man, 9 out of their top 10 most prolific authors have received financial backing in some way from Exxon Mobil. We knew that Exxon excelled at funding climate denial — but this is just crazy. Read the full...
AT&T Says No-no...
Text to speech is less fun when you get censored:
AT&T Says No-no...
"This error message indicates the submitted text contains objectionable language. While we would rather not pay attention to what people choose to hear, there have been instances of individuals producing extremely offensive audio and distributing it on the web, which by the way is a violation of the usage policy. Please note that these restrictions are imposed by the website, not by the synthesizer. Also note that you can purchase the synthesizer for personal use. See the FAQ page for further details. If you received this message in error please report the problem to the site administrator (with text) via the [SEND FEEDBACK] button."
Rathskeller Loses Liquor License →
Shocking, I know… The preeminent underage Binghamton bar goes down…and as an old person, I can only chuckle.
Binghamton Man Arrested For Driving 100 MPH, DWI →
Epic moments of stupidity are fun to read about.
Gay Caveman Grave Proves Cavemen Smarter Than Many... →
Sigh…while I don’t disagree with the sentiment they’re trying to get across, these people really need to get a grip on the concepts of “conjecture” and “over-whelming proof”. Is there really no other possibility besides this being a gay man? I mean, he could have just been a pansy. I’ve heard they make straight pansies. This author (or this...
Why America Doesn't Have A Respectable Solar... →
Interesting read on the (long) history of the usage of solar power in the United States.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-4-3) →
Cosmo D (39) The Dillinger Escape Plan (29) Christian McBride (20) Russian Circles (19) Kylesa (15) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Local news defends Binghamton against charges of being “one of the most depressing cities in America”.
Creepy - Stalkerware →
Stalking made easy. I heart the internets.
Drug Dealer Chased Through Oakdale Mall, Arrested March 25, 2011 Johnson...– by www.wbng.com I don’t hear enough reporting about good old fashioned foot chases these days. I’m glad I got a bit today.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-3-20) →
John Zorn (44) Tool (27) Grails (21) Fear Factory (20) Pelican (20) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
What is Math? →
For anyone curious about philosophical mathematical topics… This is a paper I had to write for my foundations of mathematics education pedagogy course. I won’t claim it’s great literature, but somebody might find it interesting.
Math Book →
The book I’m currently reading has a chapter titled “Seizures Induced By Mathematics”. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to this…
Save the Wine!! →
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-3-6) →
Dark Tranquillity (18) Melvins (17) Down (16) Amon Düül II (13) …and Oceans (13) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-2-27) →
Coheed and Cambria (25) Black Sabbath (20) Pelican (19) Lotus (18) Pig Destroyer (15) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
As the World FRACs...
Apparently there’s a considerable constituent of NY lawmakers who have leased their land to gas companies and stand to make a sizable amount of money from the deal (just like many other people who have leased their land). But people can make clear, reasonable, unbiased opinions when their own bank account is at stake so this is okay, right? Money hasn’t ever influenced anybody to make...
Finland Building Underground World
After you grab the top of the flag pole you just slide down a sweet sewer pipe and you’re there. Don’t forget to stomp on that goomba up ahead…Amplify’d from gizmodo.comHelsinki’s Underground Shadow City Kyle VanHemert — Bound by buildings on one side and a harbor on the other, the Finnish capital of Helsinki is pursuing a unique...
Meat Bandit Apprehended!!
Sometimes news makes me happy. This is one of those times.Amplify’d from www.wbng.comThousands of Dollars in Meat StolenMillerton, Pa. (WBNG Binghamton) An Elmira man is arrested for stealing thousands of dollars worth of meat in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.Read more at www.wbng.com See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/ao5zp
Say what you will about Cornell weenies, this guy drives home the central point around frac’ing with a nice concise and quotable blurb:Amplify’d from www.wbng.comHydrofracking Debate“To categorically deny that we should never worry about something is to deny the first principle of science and engineering and geomechanics, which is, we don’t know anything exactly, therefore we...
Yeah, what the picture says.
Apparently you can now contact your local phone book company and not get these anymore.Amplify’d from cache.gawkerassets.comSee more at cache.gawkerassets.com See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/aobm6
FRAC'ing Proved Safe: For at least a week.
I like that the study seems to actively ignore the fact that actual people tend to live in one place for more than just a short period of time. They also point out that although the air wasn’t proven to be harmful, it is going to stink like an unpleasant shade of methane in the area until they stop frac’ing.Amplify’d from www.wbng.comDEP Says Air Near Marcellus Drilling Sites Is...
A Puppy Pooping
There’s not much more to it than that. This puppy is getting ready to drop one. Dig it…Amplify’d from www.google.comSee more at www.google.com See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/ao469
This guy reminds me of a modernized ELP with a...
Art = Money. Should it?
Amplify’d from kottke.org Who said art has to cost money? Francis Ford Coppola on how filmmakers might make go about making a living in the future. This idea of Metallica or some rock n’ roll singer being rich, that’s not necessarily going to happen anymore. Because, as we enter into a new age, maybe art will be free. Maybe the students are right. They should be able to download...
A New Level: Body Mods
Amplify’d from gizmodo.comThe Best Part about a Smartphone Is Never Having to Call AnyoneTalking on the phone is awful. Unless it’s your girlfriend halfway across the world, an elderly relative who doesn’t know any better, or begging your lawyer for help from a downtown jail, phone conversation is gratuitous. It’s devoid of all of face-to-face’s wonderful nuance—scrunched...
A New Level: Body Mods
This chick does her own body modifications in order to extend her senses. It’s pretty neat. Would you sign up for some self-made super powers?Amplify’d from www.wired.comTranscending the Human, DIY StyleBERLIN — Lepht Anonym wants everyone to know the door to transcending normal human capabilities is no farther away than your own kitchen. It’s just going to hurt like a sonofabitch.Anonym is...
Def Leppard Cover Band Seeking One Armed Drummer
This is awesome, especially if they’re for serious. Even if they aren’t I’m still chuckling…Amplify’d from blogs.riverfronttimes.comSee more at blogs.riverfronttimes.com See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/kh9n
Food (errr, drink) for Thought
This guy makes some good points, although I would like to see some references to the data he claims.Amplify’d from reason.comAbolish Drunk Driving LawsIf lawmakers are serious about saving lives, they should focus on impairment, not alcohol.Doing away with the specific charge of drunk driving sounds radical at first blush, but it would put the focus back on behavior, where it belongs. The...