Like a lot of you I find adverts on TV to be interesting to examine both for the technological marvel and for the entertainment, but especially look forward to those for the pure geek factor. I ran across this cool advert on adweek.com regarding a promotion being run on the top horror channel on German TV – Street 13.
In the ad, bowling balls are replaced in the ball return tray with a grotesque, decapitated head that you have to lift by its bloody, vacant eye socket and deformed nostril.
At Galaxiki.org, each star, each planet and each moon in this online fictional galaxy is represented by a wiki page that can be edited by its site members. Users can make changes to solar systems, add creatures and write stories. One of the main goals is to invent and write collaborative stories, which requires users to make sure their solar system histories remain compatible.
You can also edit most of the solar system physics, add or edit planetary rings as well. There are also social networking features including solar system ratings and comments, bookmarks, user awards and user status updates.
Galaxiki membership and editing community stars is free. Though some users want to own a personal solar system that cannot be edited by other members, you can get your own personal system by making a donation.
The Top 10 iPhone passcodes were: 1234, 0000, 2580, 1111, 5555, 5683, 0852, 2222, 1212, 1998
Is yours listed?
A couple of things to note here, I think his sample size is probably large enough that the data is probably roughly applicable to Android and WP7 as well, not just limited to the behaviors of iPhone users themselves.
Gale Crater next landing site for Mars rover [NASA] NASA’s next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet’s Gale crater. The car-sized Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity, is scheduled to launch late this year and land in August 2012.
Race to the Moon Heats Up for Private Firms [NYTimes] Now that the last space shuttle has landed back on Earth, a new generation of space entrepreneurs would like to whip up excitement about the prospect of returning to the Moon.
Astronomers Find Largest, Most Distant Reservoir of Water [Int’l Business Times] Astronomers found a reservoir of water measuring 140 trillion times the earth’s ocean water in space. The reservoir of water is the most distant ever discovered in the universe. The water surrounds a giant feeding black hole called a "quasar" and is located more than 12 billion light-years away.
Comediva.com is a brand new comedy site for women that has a bunch of new, original content they’re posting every day. This is a good time to get your geek on with Comic Con happening right now. They’ve got a “ton” of high brow and low brow stuff, editorials, comics and much more.
I particularly got a chuckle out of this video where the Geek Counselor measures a client’s G.Q., or Geek Quotient, and discovers that even she can’t help everyone.
This is not an advert, i'm just giving a shout-out to one my favorite web services and mobile apps MyFitnessPal . It's helped me on a path to losing lots of weight and getting more fit. I'm 25pounds lighter in the last 7 months on my journey to 200 pounds (42 more pounds to go). If you use the service, you can add me: andy_geek