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An almost perfect analogy…

Monday, January 4th, 2010

I was just reading about the mysteries of tin and came across this tidbit: When tin is cooled below 13.2°C, it changes slowly from white to grey. This change is affected by impurities such as aluminium and zinc, and can be prevented by small additions of antimony or bismuth. The conversion was first noted as […]

Now THAT is a sport!

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Police said members of a hunting party opened fire on Christos Constantinou as he moved through the undergrowth dressed in an animal hide. Forget those loud neon jackets! I think all hunters should dress in animal hide during hunting season. It would definitely make the whole thing a heck of a lot more “sporting”!

Who thinks this is hot?

Who thinks this is hot?

Friday, December 18th, 2009

I was searching Google images the other day with SafeSearch turned off (I know, I know). I was looking for a picture of a medical stretcher to include in an email to help illustrate a point I was making, when this curious image popped up in the results: When I first saw it, I couldn’t […]

Lab grown pork and artificial goldfish fillets

Friday, December 18th, 2009

The UK Telegraph

Medical implant hacking... reminds me of X-Files

Medical implant hacking… reminds me of X-Files

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Manufacturers have started adding wireless capabilities to many implantable medical devices, including pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators. This allows doctors to access vital information and send commands to these devices quickly, but security researchers have raised concerns that it could also make them vulnerable to attack. A couple guys from the local University of Washington… …showed […]

Why the "internal customer" really shouldn't be

Why the “internal customer” really shouldn’t be

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Something that has always bothered me about working a “corporate job” is the idea of treating your co-workers like customers. The idea of an “internal customer” is everywhere, and is commonly taught at colleges and business schools. Just as satisfied external customers lead to financial success, satisfied employees can also lead to long-term success of […]

One of the best images of 2009

One of the best images of 2009

Friday, December 18th, 2009

There are a lot of great images from 2009, but what caught my eye today was this image: Why it’s such a surprising tragedy when a bull “fighter” gets what’s coming to him is beyond me. After sticking the bull with several sharp spears, the bull finally gets a shot at spearing his opponent. Too […]

Nothing like holiday parking lots to bring out the a-holes

Nothing like holiday parking lots to bring out the a-holes

Monday, December 14th, 2009

This post is going to be all about handicapped parking spaces and their abuse by myself and others. Yay! So yeah, ok, I sometimes park in handicapped spaces… much to Jenny’s chagrin. However, I only do that when I know I’m going to be 30 seconds (dumping mail off at the post office drop box) […]

Leaked email reveals future of digital storage

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

In the wake of the CRU hack and subsequent email release, I decided to leak one of my own emails that could very well reveal the future of digital storage. Amal, As you know, units of weight and measure are only as effective as their levels of accepted standardization. As such, I have been put […]

The best "terrorists win" quote I've seen

The best “terrorists win” quote I’ve seen

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Over at BoingBoing, Cory Doctrow points out a BBC article detailing how a professional photographer was stopped by police from taking a photo of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, a building that’s probably being photographed by several cameras at any given time, 24 hours a day. What I really like about his post is the […]

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