Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Dick Cheney Lawn Chair

Well, sort of.

Torrential De-Torrenting

Thomas Mennecke comments on the difference in effectiveness between the MPAA and the RIAA in light of the recent takedowns of some popular BitTorrent and eDonkey indexing sites.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Park This

This Prius parks itself.

3D Painted Rooms



Pretty cool, but I don't think the wife will go for it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

TechEBlog's Top 10 Strangest MP3 Players

I mean, who doesn't listen to their MP3's on the loo?

Saturday, February 11, 2006

A Little Old, But...

Last October or so one of the local news channels, WTNH, interviewed Frank Juan, a bus driver who was severely hurt in a fatal bus crash on Avon Mountain last July. Frank did his recovery time at Gaylord Hospital, which is where this interview took place.

Let me know if anybody in the video looks familiar...

Thanks be to Eldon for the digital conversion of the VHS source.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Celebrity "Relationships" - The Double Standard

I don't know who Mike Straka is, but he takes Lance Armstrong and other celebrities to task for their seemingly devil-may-care approach to relationships, as well as taking us normal folks to task for letting them get away with it:

Where was the outlash against Armstrong when he dumped his wife? There was none.
Not a peep. Why? Because he is an American hero. An "inspiration" to cancer
survivors and athletes. And then the tabloids embraced his relationship with
Crow, glossing over the fact that he was a cad. Why? Because he is a celebrity.

Good on Mr. Straka.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Zillow.com

I'm not quite sure where they are getting it from or how they are calculating it, but Zillow.com supposedly provides you with a rough estimate of your home worth.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Friday, February 03, 2006

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Windmills In The Sky

After you've checked out that article on hybrid cars, check out this post on airborne wind power.

Via BoingBoing

Hybrid Vehicles: Worth It?

Popular Mechanics takes a look.

A note on the MPG disparity between real world results and EPA estimates:
The EPA tests include several parameters that seem out of step with how
most people drive: Air conditioners are never used; the average highway speed is
48 mph, never topping 60 mph (far slower than traffic flowed during PM's test);
and the city cycle averages 21.2 mph, never topping 56 mph. But here's the real
kicker: The EPA's city test schedule includes 23 stops and about 5-1/2 minutes
(out of 31) of idling. Since hybrid engines usually shut down during stops, this
parameter tends to exaggerate hybrid mileage results.

The Museum of Modern Betas

A site that keeps track of websites/web apps that aren't officially released. Yet.