Science is awesome.

May 2, 2010

Really, really awesome.  This video is beautiful, nerdy perfection.

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Technology is so cool

August 26, 2008

There’s a new process that can waterproof anything.  And I want it done on every fabric thing I own.  Especially suede shoes and dress shirts.  I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve spilt red wine, chocolate, or coffee on a dress shirt.  I need this waterproofing!  Where can I get some for cheap?


Because the world needs more couch potatoes…

August 4, 2008

I have to say, I think this is a brilliant invention. Particularly for people like me who do really like to exercise, but don’t like the pain and suffering of getting into shape. It’s also wonderful for people with diabetes, who need exercise, but often haven’t been exercising their whole lives, thus making it significantly more difficult for them to ever get healthy.

Unfortunately, not everyone has such pure intentions as the diabetics and I. I would rant against the psychotic athletes who want to dope up, but, really, I’m starting to think Matthew Goode had the right idea. No, the real issue here is that while I am out there suffering through cramps and lack of breath while trying to whip my ass into shape, millions of people can just take these pills and just keep watching Days of Our Lives and playing XBox, and we’ll all be in equally good shape. I feel so cheated.

[ed – Some interesting counterpoints to the NYTimes article can be found here and here]


Memento Mori: Skeletons in London

July 23, 2008

No, no, the Rolling Stones aren’t doing a show in London. But the Museum of London is lending some of its skeletons to the Wellcome Trust for a nice, macabre display.

The Museum of London has excavated and studied 17,000 skeletons over the past 30 years. Let me write that again in case it didn’t sink in. Over the past 30 years, the Museum of London has excavated and studied 17,000 skeletons spanning sixteen centuries. That’s a whole lot of bones from a whole lot of time.

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