Poor William Shatner, snubbed by the lack of an invite to George ‘Sulu’ Tokei’s gay marriage, feels the need to do an interview just to slam the guy. How sad to see such discord among the Enterprise crew.
Ever wanted to see map of what crops are being raised in the US? Or animals? Maybe the distribution of cash, and its density in geography? These, and many other bizarre maps can be viewed at the Radical Cartography website.
My favorite map they have is an animation that shows the growing need for telephone area codes over the past several decades.
Okay Andy – You ask, and you shall receive 😉
Are you finding yourself defenseless in the impending zombie incursion in your neighborhood? Need the perfect weapon to carve up those horde of undead that are hot on your heels? Don’t want to be an extra for the next "Thriller" music video?
Here you have it! The Zombie Defense Collection currently offers two well balanced and deadly machetes for those pesky close combat situations with zombies. Pictured above is the "Riley’s Defense" and the "Z3 Field Machete".
Some weapons are better than others for survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. OlliN Sword Design has created a unique line – The Zombie Defense Collection – specifically designed for practical defense against the very persistent walking dead.
This line features various machetes, tire irons, Sholin spears, and the ever important zombie survival pack. Gear up and be ready for the zombie invasion!
"Zombies are like pigeons, every time you think you’ve got the problem under control, they come back." ~ G. Scott H.
– Wiener water soup – I can’t believe someone green lighted this recipe on cooks.com?
– A blog dedicated to pipe-dream ideas, broadcast for anyone to pursue.
– A fact of the male brain “Bikin-clad women make men impatient” – A recent study shows that men who watched sexy videos or handled lingerie sought immediate gratification–even when they were making decisions about money, soda, and candy. Duh.
To Do Tattoos, get them at Amazon for under US $4. I send myself SMS notes with a to do list or reminders of other activities I need to accomplish, but if you’re one of those folks like Bill Gates that still writes notes on his/her hands (or other creative locations on your body) then this little novelty is for you.
The kit includes 12 graphic “To Do” forms that you can apply to your body wherever it’s most convenient (or creative) and a skin-safe, washable-ink gel pen. You’ll never again have to make lame excuses for missing bowling night or your mom’s birthay.
Who is the final cylon? Here’s one theory at Screen Rant, interesting. Plus, apparently it’s been leaked already that the final cylon is not in the pic above.
Chocolate-pencils is a collaboration with patissier Tsujiguchi Hironobu, the mastermind behind some very popular dessert shops. Tsujiguchi created a new dessert to go with some newly designed tableware from nendo, a design company. They wanted the plates to show off the beauty of meals and desserts like a painting on a canvas.
Based on this idea, the “chocolate pencils” come in a number of cocoa blends that vary in intensity, and chocophiles can use the special “pencil sharpener” that comes with our plate to grate chocolate onto their dessert. Pencil filings are usually the unwanted remains of sharpening a pencil, but in this case, they’re the star!
My wife would love this, and I can’t imagine the cost. 🙂
Portfolio.com’s Caroline Waxler has posted “C.E.O. Survival Guide: Your Kid’s Internet Postings Are Landing You in Hot Water“.
First of all, if you’re a CEO of a moderately sized company, you’re not reading Geeknews. But if you’re reading Geeknews then you’ll probably enjoy the little story in the first paragraph about the CEO’s punk kid that almost blew a multi-billion dollar merger between telcos by blogging about how abusive mergers can be.
Ever watch commodities traders on the floor of the exchange throwing gang signs around? OK, those signs are actually buy and sell signals.
It’s always looked like gibberish to me. Now I know what they mean; an oil trader demonstrates the hand signals used on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange in this New York Times article.
OK, maybe this toadstool lamp is a little girly, but sometimes girls can be geeks right? Or maybe it would look great on the bedside table of your favorite Super Mario fanatic.
I’m kinda sorta a fan of Motley Fool whose motto is “To Educate, Amuse & Enrich”.
It’s an irreverent community site of regular Joe’s like me that sometimes dabble in the stock market, rubbing elbows with the folks that could make money falling out of bed.
I was receiving a newsletter from them, a paid subscription, turned out it was more expensive than it was worth for a ‘regular joe’ like myself. So this December I canceled it.
Today I finally received the nag mail I knew I was destined to find in my inbox “real soon now” trying to persuade me to come back. This nag mail was a tome. It’s a behemoth. Somewhere a secretary that typed it up for Marketing is undergoing a CT-Scan for a blown carpus.
Our best offer on a ONE-OF-A-KIND NEW SERVICE to win you back…
A private invitation from
Motley Fool Co-Founder, Tom Gardner
(please do not forward this email)
I started to read it because the bait on the hook was looking pretty good in the first couple of lines (these guys are good), and the fact that they didn’t want me to fwd meant there was probably something only us insiders to the Fool should know about. Hey, my wife tells me I’m an easy mark.
So I read through the second paragraph, now I’m seeing lots of numbers thrown around like “305% Profit!” or “beating the S&P 500 by 40%“…and then it happened. My eyes started to glaze over, so I scroll down and kept scrolling, scrolling page after page ’till I finally hit bottom:
Co-founder, The Motley Fool
This nag mail, to convince me to re-subscribe and win my affection, has these ridiculous numbers:
The e-mail was 16 pages long
The e-mail had 356 lines of text
The e-mail had 4275 words
Holy Mother of all Creatures Great and Small, what the heck were they thinking? Who would read all of that shortly after having kicked their newsletter to the curb by unsubscribing in the first place?
Looks like we should be looking at the bottom of our Starbucks cups.
Here’s an informative message one lady discovered scrawled on the bottom of her coffee cup from a Chicago Starbucks recently. This might be a reason why Starbucks is one of the best companies to work for in the entire U.S.: underwear is optional, and the baristas have free time to write interesting messages on the bottom of my Venti drip. 🙂
Destination Truth is a program on the Scifi channel, they’re a weekly adventure series that invites viewers along on one man’s search for the truth while he investigates stories of the unexplained across the globe.
Recently, while searching for evidence of Yeti, aka the Abominable Snowman, they think they found something while filming for their 2008 Spring season near Everest at an altitude of over 9,000 ft.
ZDNET talks about the rich and famous old folks that publicly brag about not having a computer, not using the internet. Donald Trump, Larry King, Ted Turner, etc..
Why is this?
Short answer, they have had a long life of assistants doing things for them, they have no need to take a dependency on something as manually intensive as typing on the computer when someone else can do it.
A United Nations telecommunications meeting decided Thursday to give mobile service providers access to bandwidth now reserved for television broadcasts, a hard-fought compromise that will offer the promise of high-speed Internet access on the move anywhere in the world, but not until 2015 in some places.
The sadness of David Gunnells’ work cubicle has been confirmed by Wired.com and voters across the country.
The information-systems specialist for the University of Alabama, Birmingham, won Wired’s Saddest Cubicle Contest for his work space in the Community Health Service building.
Gunnells, who works for the university’s Department of Occupational Health and Safety, sits at a desk behind large filing cabinets in a windowless conference/break room. An old refrigerator, microwave and smells from an adjoining bathroom complete the cubicle’s ambience.
Microsoft researcher Jonathan Donner in Bangalore, India and has written a new paper on a growing trend among cellular phone users in Africa – calling an individual and then hanging up after their phone registers your number in hopes that they will call you back on their dime. It’s being called ‘Beeping’ and Donner’s paper is called “Rules of Beeping”.
It’s a fast grow phenomenon apparently. Studies quoted in his paper estimate that 20% to more than 30% of the calls made in Africa were just split-second flashes — empty appeals across the cellular network.
Apparently there is an entire protocol on how and who to do this against. For instance, never ‘beep’ someone poorer than you, never beep someone you need a favor from, never beep your girlfriend lest you look cheap, etc…
LA Times has the full story.