I Robot Now

June 30, 2006 at 7:47 am | Posted in Robotics, Sculpture | Leave a comment

Amusing promotional website for the mediocre movie I, Robot.

The Human Marvels

June 30, 2006 at 7:43 am | Posted in Health, History, Kinesthetics, Philosophy, Physics | Leave a comment

A remarkable (if sometimes amusingly suspect) catalog of sideshow performers.

“Big Brother Eyes Boost Honesty”

June 30, 2006 at 7:26 am | Posted in Advertising, Biology, Journalism, Photography, Psychology | Leave a comment

People are apparently more honest when eyes are on them, even if the eyes are clearly artificial.

Scamming A Scammer, Carving A Commodor

June 30, 2006 at 7:24 am | Posted in Gratis, Propaganda | Leave a comment

Turning a scam against a 419 scammer, 419Eater gets the scammer to carve him a wooden Commodor 64.

“Black People Hate Me And They Hate My Glasses” by Salamo Levin

June 30, 2006 at 7:20 am | Posted in Film, Humor, Literature | Leave a comment

A long-titled short film that really, really isn’t about someone getting mugged.

How To Capture Little Planets

June 30, 2006 at 7:19 am | Posted in Astronomy, Photography, Psychology, Television | Leave a comment

A tutorial that explains how to take 360 degree panoramic photographs and turn them into little planets.  Another ups the ante by using any old panorama.

“Scent of a Robot” by Pete Miser

June 28, 2006 at 2:43 am | Posted in CG, Esoterica, FutureTech, Humor, Mashup/Remix, Music, Robotics, Sculpture | Leave a comment

“I’m a robot; Programmed not to know that I’m a robot!”  Video courtesy of PeteMiser.com.

Go-Logo

June 27, 2006 at 10:46 pm | Posted in Art, Eye Candy, History, Software, Vehicles | Leave a comment

Simply enter text to generate your very own set of logos.

runme.org

June 27, 2006 at 5:31 pm | Posted in Art, CG, Eye Candy, Film, Gratis, History, Mashup/Remix, Music, Software, Television, Vehicles | Leave a comment

An exhaustive archive of net.art and art software.

Google Will Eat Itself

June 27, 2006 at 5:12 pm | Posted in Gratis, Humor, Propaganda, Technology | Leave a comment

An ambitious (if strange) project to buy all of Google’s stock using revenues from Google ads.

Oolite

June 27, 2006 at 2:17 am | Posted in CG, Games, Gratis, History, Software | Leave a comment

A free game of exploration, trading, and piracy in deep space, inspired by the seminal 1984 game, Elite.

“Photo Fakery” by Randall Nelson

June 27, 2006 at 2:13 am | Posted in Gratis, Journalism, Photography, Propaganda, Television | Leave a comment

A comprehensive examination of how one can detect a doctored image, courtesy of OE Magazine.

Simple-IQ

June 26, 2006 at 4:57 pm | Posted in Biology, Psychology | Leave a comment

This surprisingly simple IQ test is evidently quite accurate, despire being entirely True or False.

Microsoft adCenter Labs Demonstration

June 26, 2006 at 4:46 pm | Posted in Chemistry, History, Painting, Reference, Software, Statistics | Leave a comment

Based on a sample size of "undisclosed size," this new Microsoft demo predicts the demographic spread of a web page's viewers.  Note, however, that, when set to URL, http://www.google.com is identifies as 100% female.

The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects

June 24, 2006 at 7:46 pm | Posted in History, Painting, Physics, Reference, Science | Leave a comment

How to taxonomically identify the tiny clutter that fills every corner of your world.

Fox News Shouting Match

June 24, 2006 at 7:40 pm | Posted in Gratis, Journalism, Propaganda, Religion | Leave a comment

This Fox News reporter takes a crazy religious nut to town!

3D Logic

June 24, 2006 at 7:33 pm | Posted in CG, Games, Gratis, History, Software | Leave a comment

One of a number of quality puzzle games on ThatVideoGameSite.com.

Paul Di Filippo’s Commentary on Wired

June 24, 2006 at 6:16 am | Posted in Humor, Journalism | Leave a comment

Author Paul Di Filippo had some biting remarks about his time writing for Wired.

Ubuntu Linux

June 23, 2006 at 10:09 pm | Posted in CG, Gratis, History, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

A remarkably easy-to-use Linux distro that can be downloaded as a single LiveCD.

“Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006” by Paul Robertson

June 23, 2006 at 10:04 pm | Posted in Eye Candy, Vehicles | Leave a comment

A strong contender for strangest thing you're likely to see this year.

Amit’s Game Programming Information

June 22, 2006 at 5:34 pm | Posted in Games, History, Painting, Reference, Software | Leave a comment

A collection of FAQs for anyone interested in designing game software

Sun Microsystems To Evaporate Oceans, Consume Moon

June 22, 2006 at 5:31 pm | Posted in Esoterica, Fantastic, FutureTech, History, Legal, Physics, Software, Technology, Weapons | Leave a comment

An oldish blog entry describing the energy needed to power the largest hard-drive array the Zettabyte Filesystem can handle.

Dubai Photoset

June 22, 2006 at 8:58 am | Posted in Architecture, Journalism, Mathematics, Photography, Television | Leave a comment

Behold the fastest-growing city in the world.

The 11-Mile Web Page

June 22, 2006 at 8:55 am | Posted in Legal, Physics | Leave a comment

A striking example of the huge void within the atom.

Mr. Doubletalk

June 22, 2006 at 12:15 am | Posted in Film, Humor, Television | Leave a comment

Durwood Fincher is a master of making no sense.

Browser Speed Comparisons

June 21, 2006 at 6:48 pm | Posted in Chemistry, History, Painting, Reference, Software, Statistics, Technology | Leave a comment

For speed at least, these systematic tests give you a sense of who is actually the fastest.

Thirst For Knowledge = Opium Craving?

June 20, 2006 at 9:33 pm | Posted in Biology, Health, Journalism, Psychology, Science, Statistics | Leave a comment

Via EurekaAlert, a surprising finding that may explain my motivation to seek Weird Stuff.

SS64

June 20, 2006 at 7:58 pm | Posted in History, Painting, Reference, Software | Leave a comment

A complete comand-line reference for Windows XP, Max OS x, Linux BASH, and Oracle 9i (with a slick appearance).

“Atlanta Nights” by Travis Tea

June 20, 2006 at 4:45 pm | Posted in CG, Gratis, Humor, Literature, Software | Leave a comment

After PublishAmerica, a publisher without standards, impuned the sci-fi/fantasy community, a team of authors came together to submit the worst novel ever written to PublishAmerica, with hilarious results.

1000 Blank White Cards

June 20, 2006 at 4:41 pm | Posted in CG, Drawing, Eye Candy, Games, Gratis | Leave a comment

So minimal and freeform, it’s almost not a game.

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