Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This is another one of those "too much time on their hands" sites. It's an attempt to catalog every appearance of a computer, meticulously listed by type, in movies and TV shows. The already-burgeoning database can be perused at Starring the Computer. Don't forget to sign up for the RSS feed!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
There were a lot of comic books published before the internet was around, and not all electronically-connected people have access to them. That is, until now. There's an effort underway to get as many online as possible. You can see what's available so far at the Digital Comic Museum.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
- Wil Wheaton's letter to his 15-year-old self.
- NASA's space suits make astronauts' fingernails fall off.
- Maps of Europe according to various stereotypes.
- The 1962 Atlantis "Lost" World's Fair.
- The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival poster, where each comedian's name is treated as a corporate logo.
- Ok Go's latest video, White Knuckles.
- 31 foods with (deliberately) misspelled names.
- Jim Henson making puppets from 1969.
- An artist that makes porcelain pistols.
- The 10 worst Saturday Night Live hosts of all time.
- The 9 most mind-blowing disguises in the animal kingdom.
- Fibonacci pigeons.
- He started out to film elephants, but ended up catching a giant dust storm.
- Awesome sci-fi LEGO creations.
- If superheroes were hipsters.
- How to bathe a stubborn python.
- Kitteh versus lightsaber.
- An awesome MP3 "surface" speaker that doesn't go in your ears. You use it on a helmet so you can hear both your music and the world around you. Safety, people! Check out the Tunebug.
- A sweet set of night vision binoculars.
- The iPad case with Bluetooth keyboard. Seriously? Get a laptop!
- The world's oldest man, at 114, recalls what life was like in this video.
- Airbag test.
- Stsanders Beatles.
- Ten scenes from Star Wars re-edited for comedic effect. Or so it says.
- How to crack open a coconut. NSFW due to liberal F-bombs.
- Instructional video: How to have sex at work.
- Elizabeth Hurley beef jerky. No shit.
- The 1948 Buick Streamliner.
- Pouring the rainbow: 9 cocktails from one shaker.
- Can woodburning be an artform? Hell yes, including some sweet superhero action.
- The couple that does things as a couple can really build a rapport. Seven-layer dip.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:00 AM
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I'd seen something on the internet many times that I passed off to some crafty photoshopping. There was no way to capture how far my jaw dropped when I saw it in real life!
My blurry cellphone picture (taken hurredly on a cloudy near-evening) doesn't do it justice, but it's a traffic light tree. It's in the Canary Wharf area of southeast London.
For some better pictures, check out this page.
I need to upload the video I took of it to YouTube...
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
- What every retro gamer needs: Atari playing cards.
- You can tell time while saving the environment with this water-powered watch.
- This is the smallest Bluetooth keyboard I've seen yet.
- Have an iPod or iPhone? Do you miss the 80s? Then you need this boombox iPhone dock.
- Love to snorkel, but hate all that swimming? Then you need the Bladefish.
- Make your own Dalek from a copy of the BBC's own 1973 Dalek blueprints.
- For Star Trek fans who like ashes in their collectibles displays: the Star Trek urn.
- Here's a tiny always-on record-everything digital camcorder. Oh, I get why it's called Looxcie!
- The "Live long and prosper" hoodie.
- Flowchart that helps you determine which channel to watch on YouTube.
- Cross a skateboard with a tank, and you get the DTV Shredder.
- Is it possible to make airline travel even more uncomfortable? Yes, with the SkyRider saddle seat.
- Playing video games leads to faster decision-making.
- Are digital cameras too confusing? Then you need the Vivitar 35mm film camera. This is also the newest retronym I know of.
- If you have a pool, you know running the skimmer pumps uses a lot of energy. That is, unless you have this solar-powered pool cleaner. (It's a Roomba for your pool!)
- Painting Easter eggs is such a manual process, and so old school. What's a geek to do? Why, get the Egg-Bot and do it technomagically!
- What's it like inside a cruise ship during a heavy storm with 20-foot swells? Pretty tossy-turny.
- All it takes is one game of Rock Band to make your living room a mess with all those instruments, not to mention other games. A solution is finally here: Level Up gaming storage towers.
- The evolution of Star Trek warp speed effects through all the Star Trek movies.
- Look out, Brita; the next phase in water pitchers is UV water purification.
- Gamers know about the rocket jump. Here it is. (These guys make some great videos.)
- Hipster dinosaurs.
- Dating site OK Cupid is back with more data from their members with the REAL stuff white people like.
- A wiki site dedicated to pictures of celebrities' feet: wikifeet. (Mostly it's just full-body pictures that include the feet. Huh.)
- Monstrous discrepancies.
- Great video of using Google's new Instant Search to display results from Tom Lehrer's Element song.
- If you're afraid of heights, you don't want to watch this video from a helmet-cam of a worker climbing a 1768-foot-tall antenna tower.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:00 AM
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Don't have time to read a lot of books? Intimidated by the "reviews" on their covers? Then the internet is there for you. Here's a site that uses original cover art, replacing the title with a concise summation of the contents. It's Better Book Titles.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Friday, September 03, 2010
- Back to the Future's auto-lacing shoes come closer to reality. Related: Nike files patent.
- Cellphone camera pictures aren't instaneous, due to their rolling shutter, which leads to a stroboscopic effect. See pictures here and a video here. Example of how it works.
- You always have your iPhone with you, right? Then you can drink beer as long as you have the iBottleOpener.
- For men only, a combination sink and urinal: the Eco Urinal. Also here.
- Animation/video of discovered asteroids, 1980-2010.
- Top 10 lost technologies.
- How do you test space garbage bags? By creating space vomit.
- Crippling the US military may be as simple as using PowerPoint.
- Get that damn song out of your head with a random tune at Unhear It.
- Color pictures of Russian life, 100 years ago.
- Can you spot the ghost in this video?
- Portal bookends.
- Automaker family tree.
- The winner is obvious.
- Pomplamoose, Ben Folds, and Nick Hornby.
- The double rainbow guy does a Microsoft commercial.
- Nerd stuff: the anatomy of a Rickroll (made with Packet Flight).
- Predator's teenage son.
- 12 bad-ass chess sets.
- 16 best sci-fi cartoons. Man, I used to love Beast Wars, but it looks so cheesy now.
- How many do you recognize? Dancing at the movies.
- Top 10 Star Trek languages.
- Revenge products. Wow.
- The beer popsicle: the Hopsicle.
- The 10 greatest fictional inventors.
- Facial jewelry. Uh, what?
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:00 AM
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
A site dedicated to showing YouTube videos that haven't been viewed by anyone (at least, when the blogger finds them). Many have already been removed by their owners (probably aghast at the views and comments they've received), but it's an interesting look into the banality of (mostly) tweens on the interenet. See for yourself at Zero Views.