Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Early Interwebs

The first internet came on 35mm film and you sat in a theater to watch your cats.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Only a Matter of Time

I've been waiting for this. The only question was which would come first; attaching a handgun to a drone, or rigging one to drop a flaming bag of dog poop.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

For the Pope Who Has Everything

At least you can be pretty sure he doesn't have one already.


Good news! We'll soon have the best pictures ever of the planet Pluto. That's right, Bill Nye, it's a planet. In your face, planet killer.

How and when to watch the flyby
At 7:30 a.m. ET, NASA will start streaming the flyby of Pluto on NASA TV. The stream doesn't offer live video because of the distance from Earth. But, the stream shows a simulated version of what NASA sees with a preview of what the flypast, estimated to take place at 7:49 a.m. ET, will reveal.
Scientists expect the craft to "phone home" by 9 p.m. Tuesday with real footage, including some highly anticipated images.
OK,  the version they're going to show at 7:30 AM is a simulated version of what they think is going to happen... So why do we have to wait until 7:30 AM to watch it? In fact, why watch a guess of what the planet will look like at all? We'll soon have pictures of the real thing.

And the best stuff will be the surprises. What's the surface going to look like? Are there monoliths? Is there evidence of of an evil lair?  Abandoned water parks?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Modern Problems

Abedin: Can you hang up the fax line, they will call again and try fax
Clinton: I thought it was supposed to be off hook to work?
Abedin: Yes but hang up one more time. So they can reestablish the line
Clinton: I did.
Abedin: Just pick up phone and hang it up. And leave it hung up.
Clinton: I've done it twice now.
Clinton: Still nothing. Call Oscar if they need help. I'll be out of pocket for an hour or so.
Oscar must be the tech who knows how to stop picking up the fax line.

Puzzle Me This

I saw this one years ago so it didn't take me long to figure it out. If you haven't seen it, don't cheat, you'll really like trying to figure it out on your own.

And if you need a hint... don't read it yet... no really don't....

consider the properties of an incandescent bulb.
answer here

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