Monthly Archives: September 2010

Now things like this make me wish I lived in NYC

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Because you know that this musical comedy will never make it to the Dallas theater while I’m alive.

My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding

From what I have found out, this is based on a true story and answers the question: “What do you get when a straight white male from Canada discovers that his mother’s a lesbian?”

Limited two week run and 20 dollar tickets? Wowzers.

*eeeep*

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So what I’m seeing here is an autonomous quadrotor flyer that has sufficiently advanced senses that I can map out necessary maneuvers independently to get from point “A” to point “B”, fly through independently moving objects (hoops as they are tossed into the air), and when given an “extreme” starting situation, such as being tossed violently into the air, right itself and assume a steady hovering position.

All this needs is some armor, guns, and a wireless data link back to a land based AI that has no more use for humans.

I for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

Curse you Nokia!

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Damn but I would love this phone.

Yeah, I guess that this just outed me as a geek.

Sadly this is one of only 14 prototypes made, Nokia had considered doing this for the Star Trek movie last year, and some fool decided to not make them.

Dammit.

OK, everyone say it with me . . . “< kirk >Nokiaaaaaaaaaa!< /kirk >

*cries*

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Crap I am getting old. I just said “I miss the old days.” That places me about one bottle of Geritol away from “Hey you kids, get off of my yard!”

Cue Lots Of Shivers Down David's Back

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OK.

Look.

We both said a lot of things that you’re going to regret.

But I think we can put our differences behind us.

For Science.

You Monster.

*shiver*

Oh every time I watch this, I still say, it can’t come out fast enough.

(The menace starts at 2:15)

And Now For Something Completely Different

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Here is something that is kind of cool.

A “Robot Parts Band”, the Bit-52s performing a cover of the B-52’s “Rock Lobster”.

(Yeah, I’m a nerd, what do you expect)

The Lockdown Was Lifted After The Pony Was Blown Up

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Let’s look at that title for a moment and try to parse it in our pointed little heads, please.

What we have here, is an empty cul-de-sac near a park and a school. Some child evidently was playing with their “Hasbro FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony” (please note, this pony lists for 299.99 retail – not a cheap toy) and forgot to bring it in with him/her when called back into school. Some person with an over-active imagination, contacts the authorities and starts a bomb scare.

So they lock down the school and surrounding neighborhoods, and the local bomb squad comes out, investigates the “pony” at least with a robot, and when they can’t find anything dangerous, decides to blow up the toy anyway, “just to be sure”. Keep in mind, this is not a small toy, the website lists the maximum weight limit for this toy as 80 pounds (around 36 kilograms).

Here is video of the news report.

Why do I suddenly have a vision of Grand Moff Tarkin saying “Fear will keep the local systems in line, fear of suspicious toy ponies.”

I’m sorry but with this level of overreaction, bin Laden must be laughing in his grave/cave. Between the Security Theatre and Fear Based Overreaction, the terrorists have won.