February 28th, 2006


8213 - links in lieu of content

Shout Run: Many scenes of a walkman, sliding down a rope, screaming. This is inexplicably hilarious. via jwz

Moment of Lyric (Christopher Lee's evil villain from the Return of Captain Invincible) - youtube video

Mai tai say that i'm old fashioned,
tres vin ordinaire
that i want a fresh manhattan
with white anglo-saxons everywhere?
a black russian's no pink lady
give her a singapore sling.
and moscow mule is not your baby
so highball the vodka, and name your sting
be a big shot, with a bullshot
be a schwein mit der wein
have a short, or a port, or a snort, of any sort.
asti spumante . uno chianti.
Are divine!
I got some economic hocks,
a gin and tonic on the rocks.
where angels fear to tread, i say-
choose your booze! let's hit the red-eye!
think of young deanna durbin,
and how she sung on rum and bourbon.
or enhance your luncheon hour
with a planter's punch,
and a whiskey sour
if you feel like a wreck,
try a horse's neck
or a sherry with a cherry in the new fun size-
If you don't name your poison
i'll have to get the boys in
the spirit of adventure opens ones eyes
if you don't name your poison
i'll have to get the boys in
and you'll never see another tequila sunrise
Live happily ever after
with a chablis and some laughter.
between the sheets is lovely
with a dizzy blonde and a bottle of bubbly
there's nothing sicker in society
than a lack of liquor and sobriety
so! down the hatch. here's mud in your eye!
take a bracer with a chaser, wash it down with rye!
bottoms up, stirrup cup!
it'll put you in the pink.
And all you have to do is
Drink, drink, etc.

microsoft ipod packaging parody

Terrible Pilot for a 60's Wonder Woman tv show.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a plugin for Photoshop that will merge several images from the same scene taken at different exposures. The resulting pictures are often surreal, and quite beautiful.

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And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight...Then he [the Lord!] said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.[Ezek. 4:12-15 (KJV)]Geotarget

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8214 - My original source link is gone, have a wiki entry.

The Active Denial System (ADS) is a non-lethal directed-energy weapon system under development by the U.S. military. It is a microwave laser.

The ADS works by directing electromagnetic radiation at a frequency of 95 GHz toward the subjects. This frequency means the radiation is in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum. In comparison, a standard microwave oven cooks food with about 2.4 GHz waves, so the ADS's radiation is more energetic, but much less prone to penetrate skin — the military says the effect "penetrates the skin to a depth of less than 1/64 of an inch." The focused beam can be directed at targets at a range of one kilometer.

The energy in the waves turns to heat upon skin contact and immediately heats water molecules in the skin to around 130 degrees Fahrenheit, causing an intensely painful burning sensation. A spokesman for the Air Force Research Laboratory described his experience as a test subject for the system: "For the first millisecond, it just felt like the skin was warming up. Then it got warmer and warmer and you felt like it was on fire.... As soon as you're away from that beam your skin returns to normal and there is no pain."

Military researchers claim that the system causes no long-term damage and the Department of Defense hopes to use it to avoid killing rioters or insurgents. The leader of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate currently administering the program says the system falls somewhere "between bullets and a bullhorn" — designed to force people to back down without the complications of killing them and bystanders. Proponents of the system hope to arm troops "with a nonlethal capability in military operations other than war" — citing, for instance, peacekeeping and crowd control operations. For example, the beam could be focused on a street or other critical area, and the pain would cause rioters to flee from that area.