The Sex Life Of An Electron

Here’s a fun little story, it begins-

” One night when his charge was pretty high, Micro-Farad decided to seek a cute little coil to let him discharge….”

Read the rest.

Stumble of the Day

Be A Comic Book Star

What self-respecting geek wouldn’t want to be the star of their own comic?  So here’s your chance, served to you on a shiny new platter, and fresh out of Plasq’s hot little hands.

Comic Life is a highly-acclaimed, fun, easy and powerful application that expands what you can do with your digital photos. With Page and Panel layouts, streamlined image selection, cropping and placement of authentic speech balloons, captions and special effects lettering – each with saveable styles.

Comic Life

With a comprehensive set of features, Comic Life gives you numerous ways to explore your creativity – liven up holiday snaps, tell a story, even create how-to guides. Its so easy, you and your dog will be making comics and emailing them to family and friends in minutes. Want a more authentic-looking comic? Now you can apply filters to your photos to make them look printed, hand-drawn, painted and even ‘night vision’, among others. 16 included filters expand your creative palette and making ordinary photos.

*snicker*  I can image many a humorous comic being created using this!  If you get this, and make something funny, send it in to us and we’ll display it for all the world to see :)

Just geeky, Software

That ‘$100 Laptop?’ It Now Costs $200

olpc

The One Laptop Per Child Foundation announced early in the year the cost would really be $150 as opposed to the original estimate of $100, they bumped it to $176 in April, then $188 a few weeks ago.

USA Today reports on the upcoming release of the first batch of laptops to needy children and why it will really cost $200.

Still, at $200, it’s a worthy effort. 

Announcement, Gadgets / Devices

This Meme Is Getting Out Of Hand: LOL<blah>

Before I could get home tonight, the wife was all jittery to tell me that she now has LOLBunniez to make her day along with LOLcats now.

I found a better one, LOLSaur. Can we now end the madness? 

:)

LOLSaur

Computers

Geeknews Roundup: 10/30/07

News and Coffee in the morning

‘Gears of War’ Art Director to Helm ‘Thundercats’ Movie
GameDaily
Warner Bros. has signed the video game veteran Jerry O’Flaherty to direct a CG-animated movie based on the classic ’80s cartoon ‘Thundercats’

Alienware Supercharges Desktop with 64-GB Solid-State Drives
Computerworld
Alienware has introduced a 64-GB solid-state storage option for its Alienware Area-51 ALX and Aurora ALX desktop computers and plans to add the drives to other PCs next year. There is no word on parent company Dell’s plans for solid-state storage.

Review: Leopard Faster, Easier Than Windows Vista
Wall Street Journal
Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal says Apple’s new Leopard OS X is better and faster than Windows Vista, with a set of new features that make Macs even easier to use.

Language Is a Virus
Gamasutra
Pandemic Studios’ senior writer/designer Tom Abernathy talks about writing for games such as the “Destroy All Humans!” series, and the genesis of the studio’s upcoming “Saboteur.”

VMware: New King of the Data Center?
InformationWeek
VMware believes hypervisors are poised to supplant the classic operating system as the software layer closest to the hardware and management infrastructure.

‘Wii Sports’ Sweeps Board at BAFTA Game Awards
Reuters
The Nintendo title was named best sports game and picked up five other awards, including best gameplay, innovation, and strategy.

‘Last Supper’ Goes Online in High Def
Associated Press
An image of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper” is now available online at 16 billion pixels?1,600 times stronger than the images taken with a typical digital camera.

As Web 2.0 Grows, So Do Privacy Issues
IDG News Service
A Microsoft executive predicts that exposure of user-submitted information, such as on social-networking sites, will make privacy a major concern of consumers.

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