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Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Fly Power

This is a digital clock.



It's not immediately apparent, because what's really on display is a microbial fuel cell. You see that trapped fly? It's on its way to a bacteria bath, where it will be literally digested and converted into electricity.

I can't tell if these machines actually function, or if they are just design ideas for the future. According to the world's memory, the technology for these robots is available. So even if the pictured robot doesn't work, it could be built.

Honestly, I just wonder about the smell.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sprinkler vs Man

This is a fun little drama played out in 3 parts behind the fa├žade of Target.

Part 1: The Setup : 0:00
Part 2: The Incident : 1:05
Part 3: The Fix : 2:42




My favorite has to be his first stepladder decision.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happily Ever After

Sometimes, happily ever after, isn't. Dina Goldstein took a crack at photographing Disney on hard times.

Snow White learns that Dwarves with jobs are far better than a dead beat prince.



Perhaps Grandma's cooking isn't trans fat free.



See the other princesses here.

Friday, June 12, 2009

In Honor Of Work

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More Trailers!

I've been super busy at work, so I'm going to just steal this post from Wired. It's the top 10 trailers from E3 2009!








Wednesday, June 03, 2009

E3 Trailers

Two trailers of particular note came rising to the top of the E3 cup.

Left 4 Dead 2
Note the new weapons, the running of the gauntlet, and the first new special zombie.



Star Wars: The Old Republic
Note the number of Jedi and Sith. I believe they fully intend to let everyone play a Jedi, and it doesn't look as silly as I thought it would.


Games
GameInterestRelease Date
Civilization IV1
C&C 31
Company of Heroes1
Half Life 21
Half Life 2: Episode One1
Supreme Commander1
Call of Duty 22
Darwinia2
Dungeon Runners2
Dungeon Siege II2
Far Cry2
Galactic Civilization II2
Hitman: Blood Money2
Jade Empire2
Neverwinter Nights 22
Prey2
Psychonauts2
Sam & Max: Episode 12
Titan Quest2
Dark Messiah Might and Magic3
Defcon3
Heroes of Might and Magic V3
Indigo Prophecy3
KOTOR II3
LEGO Star Wars3
Marvel Ultimate Alliance3
Space Rangers 2: The Rise of the Dominators3
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl3
Stubbs the Zombie3
War Front3
Warhammer: Mark of Chaos3
Infernal35/8/2007
Shadowrun25/9/07
Pirates of the Burning SeaM6/1/2007
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars?6/5/2007
Two Worlds?6/26/07
Sins of A Solar Empire?8/1/2007
BioShock18/21/2007
Mass Effect19/7/07
Age of ConanM10/30/07
Crysis1Fall 2007
Elveon?Fall 2007
Half-Life 2: Episode Two1Fall 2007
Portals1Fall 2007
Spore1Fall 2007
Stranglehold?Fall 2007
Tabula RasaMFall 2007
Team Fortress 22Fall 2007
Dragon Age?Winter 2007
Fable 2?Winter 2007
Field Ops?Winter 2007
Halo Wars?Winter 2007
Gods & Heroes: Rome RisingMWinter 2007
Haze?Winter 2007
Hellgate: London1Winter 2007
HuxleyMWinter 2007
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men?Winter 2007
Left 4 Dead?Winter 2007
The AgencyMSpring 2008
Empire Earth III?Spring 2008
Guild Wars 2 MSpring 2008
Jericho?Spring 2008
Sacred 2?Spring 2008
Savage 2?Spring 2008
Time Shift2Spring 2008
Universe at War: Earth Assault3Spring 2008
The Witcher?Spring 2008
CellFactor?2008
Darkest of Days?2008
On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkeness: Episode 122008
Warhammer OnlineM2008
Alliance: The Silent War??
Alone in the Dark??
Assassin's Creed??
BioWare MMO??
The Crossing??
Dungeon Hero??
Fallout 3??
Lego Batman??
Mythos??
Overloard??
Space Seige??
Culdcept SagaPC??
Gears of WarPC??
God of WarPC??
Beautiful KatamariPC??
OkamiPC??
Resistance: Fall of ManPC??
Odin's SpherePC??
Castle CrashersPC??

1 - I will buy it
2 - I'll buy it at discount
3 - Other people think it's good, but I wasn't interested when I first heard about it
M - Mainly Multiplayer. See if friends get interested.
? - Find out more about this game
PC? - Will it be released on the PC?