Sunday, March 25, 2007

Need a reason for an HDTV?

Well, you have a few hours to go get one before Discovery HD channel starts its 5-week run of the series 'Planet Earth' tonight at 8pm.

The whole series is done in HD, and as USA Today says, 'it could be that only an IMAX will be enough' to show how great the picture is.

My TiVo is ready and waiting.....

Source: Engadget HD

Saturday, March 24, 2007

New "Floating Towers" Project in Singapore

This is insane!! Would YOU live here??

Source: World Architecture News

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Vista 90-Day Report

Jeff Jones has published a review of several operating systems during their first 90 days of existence, including Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

Here's his chart:

And here's the link to the full report:

Source: CSO OnLine

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


A theory called the "Healthy Worker Effect" supposes that when someone performs a repetitive task for a long time, like lifting heavy boxes or surfing the Web, the person can develop a resistance to problems associated with the activity. The effect may be developmental, according to Harwood, in that children could develop a body structure to handle more ergonomic stress than they would have if they started the task as an adult.

Kids nowadays can spend hours cradling a cell phone with a crooked neck, slumping over a computer game, slouching in front of a PC while text messaging friends and listening to music. And that's on top of time they might spend in school on a PC surfing the Web to research topics and do homework.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

What a Difference 50 Years Makes

Here's the opening quote of the article:

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race. - Don Marquis, poet, artist, newspaper columnist, humorist, playwright and author (1878 -1937)

Some of the listed scenarios:

- Mark gets a headache and takes some headache medicine to school
- Mary turns up pregnant
- Pedro fails high school English

Harmless back then, but boy, do they get it now!!

Check it out!

Source: Wikipedia

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Bumper sticker

If you aren't completely appalled then you aren't paying attention.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Man dies from crab he was about to cook

Didn't know THIS could happen:

A man died after getting cut by a live crab he was about to cook up for dinner. Apparently, he was infected by a flesh-eating bacteria that the crab was carrying. The bacteria, Vibrio, can also turn up on fish and prawns. From the German Press Agency:

Cooking destroys the bacteria, making the seafood safe for consumption. Doctors advised people preparing meals to use tongs or gloves when handling the live crabs. The claws should be brushed and washed with water before cooking, they added.


Sunday, February 25, 2007

Oh, Get This Kid Some Prozac!

Ever been in the store, and some kid is acting up? You ain't seen nothin' yet!

Source: YouTube

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Analog is dead - Long live analog!

Starting February 17, 2007, analog TV only has 2 years to live. After that, unless you buy some sort of set top box or a new TV, you won't be able to see anything or get signals from the air like now. If you buy a new TV after March 1, 2007, you should have the ATSC tuner (the one that gets digital signals) in addition to the NTSC signal we've used for years and years.

If you're planning on buying a TV, I'd wait until April to make sure that an ATSC is included in the TV.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Robert Adler, co-inventor of the TV remote, passes away

In his lifetime, Mr. Adler secured over 180 patents, one of which we in modern times couldn't live without.

He won an Emmy in 1997, for his contribution to the invention of the TV remote control in the 1950's. Wireless remote control, that is -- remember that the first remote controls were hardwired directly to the TV.

Unlike today's remotes, though, his device didn't need its batteries replaced every few months because it used a strip of metal and a hammer (think of a xylophone) to send signals to the TV.

The name of this device? The Zenith Space Command remote control. Sooo 1950's.....

Source: CNN

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives

Check it out. Pretty interesting stuff, and the article's been around for awhile.


The Arguments Against Gay Marriage
The Real Reasons People Oppose Gay Marriage
Why This Is a Serious Civil Rights Issue
Why Does Conservative Politics Find Gay Marriage So Deeply Threatening?

Source: Scott Bidstrup, a free-lance writer and political activist with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, with a concentration in broadcasting from Brigham Young University (1971).

Thursday, January 11, 2007