27 February 2009

A picture says a thousand words

Make your error messages more Zen

Haiku error messages bring the calm and serenity of Japanese poetry to your otherwise stressful technological experience.
Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
Three things are certain:
Death, taxes and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.

Make your own recycled material trivet

From TreeHugger:

Ciclus designs has released this great new way to reuse corks from wine bottles and turn them into a useful and artful trivet.

Coen Brothers tell Clean Coal like it is

Sean Hannity is allergic to facts

Congressman Joe Sestak went on to Sean Hannity's "news" show to discuss the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, only to have Mr. Hannity repeatedly bring up false GOP talking points about a provision to provide money to save a marsh mouse in Speaker Pelosi's district that never existed.

I thought Fox News would have stopped taking talking points from the GOP after they got burned when the public found out about it last time.

25 February 2009

Markets: hating on Obama or laissez faire non-partisans?

Every time the president or his administration makes a major economic announcement, the Dow takes a dive. But are they actually related? Let’s go deep inside the numbers.

Spoiler Alert: No, they just want to be left alone.

XKCD: Kindle

24 February 2009

Stimulus Watch: keeping an eye on economic recovery spending

Stimulus Watch is a website by a watchdog group that is keeping an eye on economic recovery spending - particularly that of the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (which also has its own website). Keep track of projects in all 50 states of the Union, and see where your tax dollars are going.

Mythbusters: US Senate edition

Think there was a heyday of James Stewart-style filibusters? Senate research suggests otherwise. Ryan Grim brings sheds some light onto this particular political practice.

23 February 2009

Your Nigerian relativ left money, please help

Looks like the Nigerian scammers hit the jackpot and managed to convince CitiBank to wire more than 27 million USD to an account in Ethiopia.

Now you can feel a little better about losing that 3 grand and the old Compaq notebook.

Bacon hamburger fatty melt

This bacon burger has two bacon-stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches as buns. This gastronomic godzilla makes the Baconator look like a slider.

22 February 2009

"Universal" flu vaccine?

Scientists discovered a virtual viral "Achilles' heel" for most strains of influenza. This could lead to a vaccine that would provide immunity against several types of the microbial menace.

Use the Force... sort of

Uncle Milton brings you the Force Trainer - a Star Wars branded toy that uses EEG technology. You can use your brain to move a ball. Simple, but it marks the beginning of a potential new area of games.

The only job he's fit to do...

A hardware store in Texas has offered George a job as a greeter. Check it out.