The US v traveller, Superhero v lamp, and Grasshopper v hexacopter
It's very, very simple. The more fossil fuels we burn, the hotter we're going to get, faster. And that's NOT a good thing.
"sticky buds and bootsectors, 3d printing a 3d printer, and the art of looping"
The lineup for the next nerd nite Wellington, to be held on Nov 18th, is out!
To be honest, I was rather surprised by this. I figured the American Center might be somewhat like 'Middle New Zealand', which is notoriously conservative.
Um....Heh. Good to see people not taking themselves terribly seriously :P
EliteFixtures has decided to pit famous superheroes against, um, lamps as part of an advertising drive. Which is pretty funny, yes.
One can't help wonder, though, whether they/their advertising agency were aware of the sexy lamp test when they made their decision. Somehow I doubt it.
"We don't understand. Why would a Jew go to Yemen?"
"But... I'm not Jewish."
"Yeah, well. We just don't understand why would a Jew go to Yemen."
Niels Gerson Lohman had the temerity to be widely travelled, and try to enter the US from Canada.
Cognitive bias is alive and well. Thankfully, though, being aware of it can sometimes help us be slightly less, um, wrongheaded about things.
I think it's a lovely idea, and done with a great sense of humour. Well done, chaps!
A showcase of some of the best from the 600+ fonts now available in the Google web fonts directory.
In which popular software Truecrypt gets audited (not financially, note), and some thoughts on crypto are shared.
Ooooooh. The Grasshopper rocket - "a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back to Earth intact" - takes off and lands again, while hexacopter gets up very close and person to film it.