Thursday, June 28, 2007

More Wii Fun

I've tried Resident Evil 4 for the Wii, and am just not getting into it. After seeing this video of Red Steel swordplay tips and tricks, I think I will give that game a try.



Also, here is information on how to play the Xbox 360 with a Wii remote. www.nintendowiifanboy.com

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Goin’ Crazy...From the Heat

It’s summertime, and it’s...too...hot. 87 degrees is too hot for me; I’m going crazy from the heat. So, here’s some videos to fit my mood. :)

Goin' Crazy! - David Lee Roth

I wanna live it up, wanna quit my job,
Tell the boss to go to hell.
I ain't complainin', you do the best with what you got.
I know you're laughin' 'cause it's easy to tell

I'm goin' crazy,
Goin' crazy,
Oo, from the heat.

Yep, me too. The song starts at 2:40 in this video.



Crazy For You - Madonna

Summer nights, and it cools off. Time to think of love.

Swaying room as the music starts
Strangers making the most of the dark
Two by two their bodies become one

I see you through the smoky air
Can't you feel the weight of my stare
You're so close but still a world away
What I'm dying to say, is that

I'm crazy for you
Touch me once and you'll know it's true
I never wanted anyone like this
It's all brand new, you'll feel it in my kiss
I'm crazy for you, crazy for you



Crazy On You - Heart

Heart gets right to the point.

If we still have time, we might still get by
Every time I think about it, I wanna cry
With bombs and the devil, and the kids keep comin'
No way to breathe easy, no time to be young

But I tell myself that I was doin' all right
There's nothin' left to do at night
But to go crazy on you
Crazy on you
Let me go crazy, crazy on you, oh



Icehouse – Crazy

well, you've gotta be crazy, baby
to want a guy like me
yeah, you've gotta be out of your mind
crazy



Aerosmith - Crazy

I go crazy, crazy, baby, I go crazy
You turn it on
Then you're gone
Yeah you drive me
Crazy, crazy, crazy, for you baby
What can I do, honey
I feel like the color blue...



Angie Baby - Helen Reddy

It's so nice to be insane
No one asks you to explain
Radio by your side
Angie baby.

Angie baby
You're a special lady
Living in a world of make believe
Well maybe.



Enjoy your summer! Don't get too hot.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Wireless Electricity

Wireless phones. Wireless Internet. Now, we soon should see wireless electricity.

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have successfully performed tested an experiment to deliver power to devices without using wires. They made a 60W light bulb glow from a distance of seven feet.

You can read all about it at: news.bbc.co.uk

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Forty Ways To Reduce Your Spending

The Simple Dollar has a list of forty ways to reduce your monthly spending. Check it out; it might give you some ideas that you can use.

www.thesimpledollar.com

Mod a $5 flashlight into a $95 light

Hacker Zen has taken a $5 flashlight, and for another $5 turns it into a high-powered flashlight. Pretty cool!



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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

SpongeBob Sings Strutter

Something fun today. HitlessMelfice2008 created this movie of SpongeBob SquarePants singing "Strutter" by KISS.


Rock on!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Good Time to Buy Rechargeable Batteries

metaefficient.com has compiled a list of the best rechargeable batteries and chargers that are on the market today.

You can now buy hybrid rechargeable batteries that come fully charged, and hold their charge over many months. With these features, you can use rechargeable batteries for more applications. It is a good time to look into using rechargeable batteries for all of your battery needs. For the complete list of the best rechargeable batteries and chargers, go to: metaefficient.com

Monday, June 18, 2007

Bloggin’ Bout My Generation

xkcd.com is a great web comic. You should check them out. This comic is entitled “With Apologies to The Who."



If you are not familar with the Who song "My Generation," here’s a video.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Good Argument About Global Warming

The following is a good argument about Global Warming. I vote for column "A.” It's all about risk analysis. Do nuclear reactors have redundant systems because a meltdown is likely to happen? No, because meltdown is an event we don’t want to ever happen.

I’m a programmer, and I work for a manufacturing plant that runs 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Having computer systems that do not go down is expensive, but less expensive then having downtime in the manufacturing plant.

If an event is possible, it does not matter as much how possible the event is, if you do not want the event to ever happen.


Interesting Argument About Global Warming - Watch more free videos

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Family Guy: Compilation of Star Wars references

And here's the Star Wars references in Family Guy.



From: Yoursocheeze

Every Star Trek reference in Family Guy ever!

Like Star Trek? Like Family Guy? Then, you'll like this!



From: TrekMovieDotCom

This is True #2

Here's the second episode from online weird news pioneer This is True -- available by free e-mail subscription since 1994. If you like what you see, you can subscribe at www.thisistrue.com.

Jet Powered Beetle

Ron Patrick has installed a jet engine in his late model Volkswagon Beetle. It's amazing what a person with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University can do.

There is a description of the project, along with many photos at:

www.ronpatrickstuff.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

German Star Trek/Star Wars Parody

(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 is a German movie that makes fun of Star Trek and Star Wars, among other things. I have never seen it; but it looks funny. I hope that they release it here in the US.

Here is the trailer for the movie.



In no particular order, here are some scenes from the movie.







This is a music video from the movie. It is in English.



You can read more about the movie at: imdb.com

How to Superchill Your Soda

According to this video, you can chill a soda in two minutes with some ice, water, and salt. It sounds cool, but I have not tried it myself.



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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Melting Building

In France, an artist painted a mural on the building that makes it look like the building is melting. Pretty cool!

Melting building

Monday, June 11, 2007

Time Travel

I like the idea of time travel. Justin Kahn wrote a short piece entilted "How I Got Out of Writing an Essay on H.G. Well’s The Time Machine." It is quite funny. www.scq.ubc.ca

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Songs of the Week

This list of songs has one for every day of the week. A good way to start the week!

Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone



Manic Monday - The Bangles

The X-Files video of the song.



Tuesday Afternoon -The Moody Blues



Wednesday Morning, 3 AM -Simon And Garfunkel



Thursday’s Child - David Bowie



Friday I'm in Love - The Cure



Saturday’s Child - The Monkees



And that’s the week! I hope you have a good week!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Wii Fans

Why is the Wii more popular than the PS3? Well, maybe it has do to with fans like these. :)



And The FamBoiz show how good the Wii is.



Even toddlers like the Wii!



Friday, June 08, 2007

High Mileage Cars

With the price of gas these days, and the problem with global warming, people are looking at new ways to get better mileage out of cars, and to run them off alternative types of fuel. Here are some new cars that are being worked on.

Air powered car

India is designing a car to be sold next year that runs on compressed air. It will have a top speed of 68 mph, and a range of 125 miles.

popularmechanics.com

celsias.com


Electric sports car

Tesla Motors is producing the 2008 Tesla Roadster, an all electric sports car. It will have a top speed of 130 mph, and a range of 200 miles.

teslamotors.com


Volkswagen 94 mpg car: the 1-Litre-Car

Volkswagen has developed a prototype car that consumes just 1 litre per 100 kilometres, for 282 mpg.

www.canadiandriver.com


New 125 Miles per Gallon Toyota Prius

The Pennsylvania based Lithium Technology Corporation recently demonstrated a new type of "plug-in" Toyota Prius hybrid car. The new model is based on advanced lithium iron phosphate battery which allows the hybrid car to travel up to a distance of 125 miles per gallon of fuel.

tfot.info


New Accord to hit 60mpg

Honda will release a new Accord with an ultra-clean diesel engine that could be capable of over 60mpg.

autocar.co.uk

It’s amazing what the car makes can come up with, when their customers demand it. :)

Chernobyl: Twenty Years Later

Twenty years after the nuclear accident at Chernobyl in Russia (wikipedia.org), you would expect that it is still a wasteland. But, wildlife has returned to the area, as this article in the Washington Post reports today: washingtonpost.com.

How does the city look today? English Russia has pictures of how the city looks twenty years later. englishrussia.com

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Home-built three dimensional fabricator.

evilmadscientist.com has designed and built a solid freeform fabrication machine that makes items out of pure sugar.



They can use it to print solid three dimensional objects out of sugar.



What a cool idea! You can read all about this at: evilmadscientist.com

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"This Is True" on YouTube

Here is the first episode from online weird news pioneer This is True -- http://www.ThisIsTrue.com -- available by free e-mail subscription since 1994.

I have subscribed to their news for years. It is always funny.

Friday, June 01, 2007

BBC TV Program to Broadcast in Second Life

Tonight, the BBC television show The Money Programme will broadcast live from the Second Life MMORPG. Among those being interviewed are Philip Rosedale, the creator of Second Life, and a representative from the marketing company Rivers Run Red, who are behind Reebok’s virtual shop in Second Life.

More information is at www.digital-lifestyles.info.