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deli cat / i like to shake the friskies box when i walk down the petfood section of the isle and see if i can get a rise out of the deli cat.

- bill 12-21-2007 5:08 pm [link] [add a comment]

interesting software dude , read an article on him in economist titles "doing well by being rather nice"

- Skinny 12-19-2007 7:46 pm [
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Big news bird for Bucks.
- alex 12-15-2007 2:29 am [link] [3 comments]

you stay classy, media!

ny post

- dave 12-15-2007 12:29 am [link] [add a comment]

I waited too long to buy a PS3 60 GB. It's the one that has HW support for PS2 games -- a feature no longer available in the new 40 and 80 GB units. I'm now in Amazon Marketplace/E-Bay hell. The first one is going back after dying within a week. It was "new", except for the fact that it had obviously been out of the box. The second one is now order. It's allegedly "factory sealed".

Part of my testing is playing the Simpson's PS3 game. I'm really a one game gamer (Gran Turismo), but the Simpson's game is kinda fun. One of Homer's super powers is a super belch that can be used to destroy things. Heh heh heh.

Oh, and Blu-ray is freaking awesome.
- mark 12-11-2007 11:21 am [link] [add a comment]

How could you not buy PC cooling products from a company with a logo like this?

- mark 12-11-2007 3:06 am [link] [3 comments]

Terrorism in New Orleans, and a selection of comments from its enlightened citizens.
- jimlouis 12-10-2007 8:17 pm [link] [add a comment]

speaking pigeon

- bill 12-07-2007 8:05 pm [link] [2 comments]

When Ray Bengen learned that he was going to start work at the New York Times new Eighth Avenue office tower back in July as a software engineering consultant he thought, "Great. It's just up the street from where I live. I can ride my bike to work."

There was just one problem. While the Times and developer Forest City Ratner were promoting their new Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper as a "technologically advanced and environmentally sensitive" exemplar of green construction, a lack of bike parking and policies hostile towards cyclists were discouraging employees from commuting to work by the city's most environmentally-friendly mode of urban transport.

"I couldn't believe they built such a supposedly 'green' building without a bike room," Bengen said. "This isn't exactly the best neighborhood to leave a bike outside all day."

For a few weeks a friendly security guard allowed Bengen to bring his "cheap old Giant" bicycle into the building through a freight elevator. Then one day in September the guard said that he wasn't allowed to do that anymore.

- bill 12-07-2007 7:14 pm [link] [add a comment]

Economist is good for pointing a good death, this guy while interesting isn't missed by me
- Skinny 12-06-2007 5:30 pm [
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google maps does terrain
- mark 12-04-2007 9:36 pm [link] [add a comment]

Last summer, even as he talked about facing jail time, Jim Stevenson couldn’t stop looking for birds. “There’s a couple yellow-crowned night herons,” he said, pointing out his living-room window. “They roost in that chinaberry tree.” He rested his eyes on the blue-gray birds. “Anyway, the cops pulled me over and searched my van and found the gun, and —”

Stevenson is a bearish, ruddy-faced 54-year-old former science teacher who is known as the ornithological guru of Galveston, Tex. Ten years ago, he moved to this Gulf Coast barrier island because of its abundant shorebirds. Enormous flocks of American avocets, willets, sanderlings, dowitchers and plovers feed in the shallow, fertile estuary of Galveston Bay. Stevenson built his house amid a clump of trees so he could always be watching birds; he lives in a bird blind. Birds are his obsession and his profession. He is the director of the Galveston Ornithological Society and publisher of the quarterly newspaper Gulls n Herons. For money, he leads bird-watching tours.

- bill 12-02-2007 5:38 pm [link] [4 comments]

evel dead
- dave 12-01-2007 11:44 pm [link] [3 comments]

Some video camera geekitude follows

Read the rest of this post...

- mark 12-01-2007 4:30 am [link] [10 comments]

Eastern bloc retro futurist art (mostly magazine covers) from the 1930's through the 1970's
- jim 11-27-2007 6:05 pm [link] [1 comment]

An 18-foot minke whale ran aground on a sandbar in the Amazon jungle some 1,000 miles from the ocean, Brazilian media reported Friday.

- jim 11-19-2007 2:22 am [link] [1 comment]

Can an operating microwave oven interfere with a wireless signal?
- jimlouis 11-16-2007 8:07 pm [link] [4 comments]

A - Z in pictures

- bill 11-16-2007 7:35 pm [link] [1 comment]

brooklyn 2012. this is the first i've actually seen any visuals of the plans. skyscrapers will make brooklyn a vibrant community? this sucks.
- linda 11-16-2007 4:26 am [link] [1 comment]

- Skinny 11-14-2007 5:43 pm [
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hi from my new q. omg this is tedious. i hope i get faster at typing. kthxbai
- mark 11-14-2007 9:07 am [link] [2 comments]

trivia question. what is the oldest continously published magazine in america?
- dave 11-08-2007 12:37 am [link] [6 comments]

NPR announces a new music site:

Today, NPR and twelve (12) public radio partners are launching NPR Music, a free, multi-genre Web site that presents the best of public radio music. We have also launched a new Flash-based media player across
The site is here.
- jim 11-07-2007 4:56 pm [link] [add a comment]

We are pleased to announce that WFMU's live streams are finally available on the iPhone. iPhone listeners can point their browsers at and listen to our live mp3 streams at either 128k or 32k and also choose from a selection of our archived content and podcasts.

Based on our initial testing it will come as no surprise that tuning in over Wifi will get you the best results however we've also had reports of listeners with strong EDGE reception tuning in at 128k without issue. Since the Quicktime player in the iPhone has somewhat poor buffering compared with thick client-side players like Winamp and iTunes, we recommend listening to the 32k stream while connected over EDGE.

For the time being we are only offering a small subset of our archived content and podcasts on the iPhone but will be adding more content as time goes by.
- bill 11-06-2007 6:36 pm [link] [add a comment]

toilet flushing cat - its a compulsion

- bill 11-04-2007 2:55 pm [link] [add a comment]