Endless Parade of Excellence
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Young Chemist=plague. Brilliant. I shudder to think what would have happened to me as a youngster if I'd been able to get my hands on some of the things that I wanted.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Stewart Brand writing about Spacewar for Rolling Stone in 1972. Photos by Annie Liebowitz. The guy with the long hair looks like he's playing a wii!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The ko ni is a Vietnamese stringed instrument which uses the human mouth as a resonator.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
A scratch and win lottery game was canceled because everyone was having trouble understanding the concept of negative numbers.
Images From the Tobacco Industry Campaign to Hide the Dangers of Smoking
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
We were watching Goldfinger yesterday, and were puzzling over the scene in which Goldfinger's car gets loaded into a plane, from the front. Turns out the plane in question was the Aviation Traders Carvair.
Update: One of the two airworthy examples of this aircraft remaining crashed earlier this year.
You can watch a video of this plane in happier times here.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
In order to settle an argument about pneumatic tubes, I dragged out my set of Sears and Roebuck Stereo Cards. Googling to find a date for the cards, I learned that Edgar Rice Burroughs had worked in the steno department back then, and drew some fine cartoons.
Lots more stereocards here.
(Ignore the first paragraph in the "Viewing 3D on a computer monitor" section, however. It's wrong. The second method is correct.)
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
A sound that looks like a chair rendered as a chair that looks like the sound that looks like the chair. (flash site, click on sound/chair)
(via MAKE: blog)
Related, gradients whose histograms look like the New York Skyline.
Friday, November 02, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Realtime (almost) Wikipedia edits.