Funny Farm

September 30, 2006 at 9:24 am | Posted in Books, Games, Webware | Leave a comment

A word-association game that, frankly, is damnably hard!

Experiments in Music Intelligence

September 30, 2006 at 9:23 am | Posted in Art, CG, Gratis, History, Music, Robotics, Sculpture, Software | Leave a comment

David Cope is a professor of music, and has developed AI that creates new pieces of music in the style of an existing composer!  Now with free samples and software!


September 30, 2006 at 9:20 am | Posted in Eye Candy, Vehicles | Leave a comment

A community project, telling stories with personal icons and logos.

Sketch: 4 Secs

September 30, 2006 at 9:18 am | Posted in Books, Drawing, Eye Candy, Games, Webware | Leave a comment

How fast can you mouse-doodle?

Eyesore of the Month

September 30, 2006 at 9:17 am | Posted in Architecture, Humor, Mathematics | Leave a comment

Since 03/98, James Howard Kunstler has been vehement about how much he hates some building or another.

Clickprints On The Web: Are There Signatures Is Web Browsing Data?

September 29, 2006 at 7:23 pm | Posted in Biology, Psychology, Science, Technology | Leave a comment

Balaji Padmanabhan and Yinghui Yang argue, “Yes!” and that these ‘clickprints’ can be used to identify users with startling accuracy. (PDF)

All Theories Proven With One Graph

September 29, 2006 at 4:59 am | Posted in Humor, Science | Leave a comment

Winner of the Journal of Irreproducible Results contest for Funniest Graph!


September 29, 2006 at 4:56 am | Posted in Legal, Painting, Physics, Reference, Science | Leave a comment

Atmosphereic Optics would like to tell you absolutely everything about rainbows.


September 29, 2006 at 4:55 am | Posted in Robotics, Sculpture, Weapons | 3 Comments

Window-powered robots created by Theo Jansen that are composed entirely of a series of tubes.


September 29, 2006 at 4:53 am | Posted in Animation, Eye Candy, Fiction, Vehicles | Leave a comment

Why birds nap.


September 28, 2006 at 8:28 pm | Posted in Economics, Fiction, Humor, Literature, Software | Leave a comment

The creepy-delicious folks over at A Softer World would like to show you what a world of honest cover letters looks like


September 28, 2006 at 6:29 pm | Posted in Gratis, Journalism, Politics, Propaganda, Webware | Leave a comment

When you combine full access to Associated Press articles with a community authorship, you get some serious news quality.


September 27, 2006 at 10:26 pm | Posted in CG, Gratis, History, Painting, Reference, Software | Leave a comment

Free note-taking, scheduling, and information-sharing service that uses a web-based interface to enhance student productivity.

Electoral Vote

September 27, 2006 at 8:35 am | Posted in Chemistry, Journalism, Politics, Statistics, Webware | Leave a comment

One of the best sources for presidential election polling statistics steps up to the plate to tackle the house and senate races.

“Myths Over Miami” by Lynda Edwards

September 27, 2006 at 5:05 am | Posted in Journalism, Religion | Leave a comment

Almost ten years ago, the Miami New Times ran this story about a massive, consistent mythology spreading by word of mouth among the homeless children of America’s south.

Counting Sheep

September 27, 2006 at 2:53 am | Posted in Eye Candy, Vehicles | Leave a comment


“Interfaces For Staying In The Flow” by Benjamin Bederson

September 27, 2006 at 2:41 am | Posted in Games, History, Software | Leave a comment

An examination of software design characteristics that ballance challenge and user skill to maximize workflow.  The lessons herein also effortlessly applied to game design.

“Sex Baiting Prank on Craigslist Affects Hundreds”

September 27, 2006 at 2:38 am | Posted in Architecture, History, Legal, Software | Leave a comment reports on the scandal revolving around Jason Fortuny’s release of the personal information of hundreds of people thinking they were responding to a singles add.

Italy’s NMST Presents: Leonardo da Vinci

September 27, 2006 at 2:35 am | Posted in Drawing, Eye Candy, History, Physics, Science, Technology | Leave a comment

Italy’s National Museum of Science and Technology presents a hearty soup of da Vinci goodies.

Why Email Is Addictive (And What To Do About It)

September 26, 2006 at 6:08 pm | Posted in Biology, History, Psychology, Software, Technology | 1 Comment

The answer: behaviorism!

Induction Coil Rocket Launcher

September 26, 2006 at 6:07 pm | Posted in Fantastic, Legal, Physics, Technology, Weapons | Leave a comment

They’ve got the launcher. Now they just need a rocket that isn’t made of cardboard.

Tasty Research

September 26, 2006 at 3:26 am | Posted in Biology, Psychology, Science, Technology | Leave a comment

A selection of primary sources that are at once interesting and informative.

Sensei Says

September 26, 2006 at 3:22 am | Posted in Humor | Leave a comment

This Q&A Site operates on the assumption that people are stupid, and ask the Intenet their stupidest questions.

The World Sunlight Map

September 24, 2006 at 7:24 pm | Posted in Books, Cartography, Eye Candy, Vehicles, Webware | Leave a comment

See where the sun is shining and where the clouds are all over the world.

The Reuters Photo Scanal

September 24, 2006 at 7:22 pm | Posted in Gratis, Journalism, Photography, Propaganda, Television | Leave a comment

Following the disection of one fraudulent photograph, a host of other misleading practices (in four distinct categories) have emerged in the context of the war in Lebanon.

Light: A Detailed Tutorial

September 24, 2006 at 7:20 pm | Posted in Art, CG, Legal, Mashup/Remix, Painting, Photography, Physics, Propaganda, Reference, Television | Leave a comment

A step by step (by step by step) walkthrough of everything an artist (particularly a digital artist) needs to know about light.

The MegaPenny Project

September 24, 2006 at 7:18 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Statistics | Leave a comment

Just how big would one trillion pennies be?

Balancing Point

September 23, 2006 at 7:15 pm | Posted in Eye Candy, Vehicles | Leave a comment

Rocks falling looks cooler in reverse.


September 23, 2006 at 9:21 am | Posted in Art, Books, Economics, Education, Esoterica, Fiction, History, Journalism, Literature, Painting, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Reference, Science, Software, Technology, Webware | Leave a comment

Writings by writers, on a vast array of topics, ranging from how to brute-force a keypad car door to wikified poetry to even a whole lot of different views on ‘society’ and its implications.


September 23, 2006 at 7:30 am | Posted in Books, Games, Webware | Leave a comment

An abstract territory control game with modifiable game parameters.

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