This Dinosaur was the First Dork of the Jurassic Period

Found on Thesaraus.

This dinosaur was the first dork of the Jurassic period

It’s simple and it’s brilliant. Tip o’ the hat to the creator, I’m getting one.


Just geeky

Actors Paid To Line Up For iPhone Launch

It was going to happen sooner or later, right? Or is it a fluke?

In other iPhone news:

- Apple to drown world in iPhones MSN India

- Apple makes iPhone available in 22 more countries today Ars Technica

- Apple Plans To Sell A Lot Of iPhones Next Year. But How? Silicon Alley Insider

- Apple will make 40 million iPhones next year iPhone Buzz

Gadgets / Devices

Hack a Day T-Shirt Design Contest

hack a day

Hack a Day needs a new t-shirt design and they’re giving away a dash express (donated by Dash) for your creativity. Deadline for submissions is Sept 15 2008.

Some of you out there are Left Brain’ers and could surely provide some great ideas. :-)


Scientists Unravel Galactic Spaghetti Monster

NGC 1275

A collection of spidery filaments reaches outward from the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1275 as if they were a living cell branching toward neurons. These tendrils have puzzled scientists for a while because they normally would have collapsed under the pressure of the surrounding gas.

Until now, these tendrils looked solid, but with new Hubble photos allowing the big brains taking a closer look, these supposedly thick tendrils are actually made up of many very thin ‘threads’.

This is covered in National Geographic & Register. The pic on Register is even more interesting, it truly looks more like the Spaghetti Monster.


Short Shrift News Links – 8/21/08

 News and Coffee in the morning


Internet radio booming but threatened [Mercury News] – With a growing audience of 54 million monthly listeners, Internet radio is one of the biggest trends in digital music

Toshiba’s XDE DVD Player: A Threat to Blu-ray? [PC Mag] – A new faux HD DVD player could be the latest hurdle in Sony’s dream of world-wide Blu-ray dominance. What exactly is Toshiba thinking?

Copy-and-paste comes to the iPhone…and it’s open source [CNET] -Not surprisingly, it’s not from Apple


Lost Producers looking for large prop [Lost Spoilers] – Oh my, now if this is going to be in Season 5 then I’m even more excited because it’s either going to be The Black Rock or we’ve got Pirates….or both!

Iron Man Deleted Scene Online [Superhype] – The clip features Tony Stark throwing a party.

Midway Releases New Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Teaser, below [Kotaku] : Woah! 

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