The Ideological History of the US Supreme Court

September 5, 2009 at 5:08 am | Posted in History, Legal, Politics | Leave a comment
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The ebb and flow of the highest court in the land may surprise you.

Science Commons

July 16, 2009 at 9:55 am | Posted in Gratis, Legal, Science | Leave a comment
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A spin-off of the Creative Commons license with scientific publication in mind.

The Agreeable Cat

July 16, 2009 at 9:41 am | Posted in Legal, Software | Leave a comment
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If your cat agrees to a EULA, are you bound by it?

The Six Billion Dollar Experiment

August 5, 2007 at 7:57 pm | Posted in Astronomy, Film, Journalism, Legal, Physics, Psychology, Science, Television | Leave a comment

An excellent BBC review of the audacious science that the Large Hadron Collider, under construction near Geneva, hopes to accomplish.

Topics In Geocide

July 30, 2007 at 12:32 am | Posted in Astronomy, Esoterica, FutureTech, Humor, Legal, Physics, Psychology, Science | Leave a comment

Interested in GeocideWould you like to attempt it?  Unconvinced of the importance of doing so?  Check in with the International Earth-Destruction Advisory Board to make sure you’re not too late and then delve into the details.

Laminar Flow

July 29, 2007 at 7:55 pm | Posted in Eye Candy, Legal, Physics, Vehicles | Leave a comment

A curious trick you can perform with corn syrup.

Planet Simulation Game

June 24, 2007 at 6:14 pm | Posted in Books, Games, Legal, Physics, Webware | Leave a comment

This amusing little physics simulator includes planet collisions!

Singing Tesla Coil

June 20, 2007 at 5:16 am | Posted in Legal, Music, Physics, Technology | Leave a comment


A Fair(y) Use Tale

May 27, 2007 at 5:20 am | Posted in Animation, Architecture, Education, Fiction, FutureTech, Humor, Legal, Mashup/Remix, Painting, Reference | Leave a comment

Disney instructs us about the public domain, through a clever application of fair use.

The Map of Science

April 26, 2007 at 3:03 am | Posted in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Drawing, Eye Candy, Legal, Physics, Science, Statistics, Vehicles | Leave a comment

It’s beautiful, compelling, and freakin’ huge.

Condom + Water = Fire

April 25, 2007 at 2:23 am | Posted in Crafts, Legal, Painting, Physics, Reference, Robotics | Leave a comment

How to start a fire with a condom and some water.  No, really.

Supercooled Water Freezes On Impact

April 20, 2007 at 2:56 pm | Posted in Legal, Physics | Leave a comment

That’s pretty cool(Rimshot!)

Seed Magazine’s Cribsheets

April 20, 2007 at 8:47 am | Posted in Biology, CG, Chemistry, Drawing, Gratis, Health, Journalism, Legal, Painting, Physics, Reference, Science, Statistics | Leave a comment

Handy one-page guides for understanding esoteric science.

Mapping The Mal-Web

April 11, 2007 at 2:11 am | Posted in Architecture, Books, Cartography, Chemistry, History, Legal, Software, Statistics, Technology, Webware | Leave a comment

Where are malicious websites hosted?

“Did NASA Accidentally Nuke Jupiter?” by Richard Hoagland

April 9, 2007 at 12:01 pm | Posted in Astronomy, Fantastic, Legal, Physics, Psychology, Science, Technology, Weapons | 2 Comments

In September of 2003, NASA sent its Galileo spacecraft tumbling into Jupiter’s atmosphere.  One month later, a mysterious black spot was observed on the Jovian surface.  Richard Hoagland suspects that the intense pressure of the Jovian atmosphere may have created an atomic explosion, resulting from the compression of Galileo’s plutonium fuel.

Top 10 Ways To Destroy The Earth

April 1, 2007 at 8:27 pm | Posted in Astronomy, Fantastic, Legal, Physics, Psychology, Technology, Weapons | Leave a comment

Speaks for itself.


March 31, 2007 at 1:30 am | Posted in Animation, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Books, Chemistry, Drawing, Education, Eye Candy, Legal, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Reference, Science, Statistics, Vehicles, Webware | Leave a comment

Powers of ten, for your mouse wheel.

Dual Photography

March 31, 2007 at 1:18 am | Posted in CG, Crafts, Legal, Mashup/Remix, Photography, Physics, Robotics, Technology, Television | Leave a comment

A counter-intuitive means of using projectors as cameras and cameras as projectors to achieve a number of surprising effects.

The Art of Shawn Lani

March 19, 2007 at 12:28 am | Posted in Art, Eye Candy, Legal, Physics, Sculpture, Vehicles, Weapons | Leave a comment

Lani creates “accessible objects of wonder.”  So crank, spin, and flux away!

Dice Patents

March 7, 2007 at 5:59 pm | Posted in Architecture, Games, Legal | Leave a comment

It’s surprising how many patents exist for geometric solids.

Gilgamesh’s Interstellar Ark

February 18, 2007 at 10:18 pm | Posted in Astronomy, Education, Esoterica, FutureTech, Legal, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Reference, Technology, Vehicles | Leave a comment

Strange Paths author Gilgamesh would like to provide some hard numbers to the debate of interstellar colonization (and, strangely, tag the post as “philosophy.”)

No Escape: Male Rape In U.S. Prisons

February 13, 2007 at 3:41 am | Posted in Architecture, Biology, Legal, Psychology | Leave a comment

Behold: one of the most sinister and taboo demonstrations that the U.S. prison system is broken.

“The Ecstacy Of Influence” by Jonathan Lethem

February 10, 2007 at 12:22 am | Posted in Architecture, Art, Film, FutureTech, Journalism, Legal, Literature, Mashup/Remix, Software | 1 Comment

Thoughts on copyright, plagarigm, usemonopolies, and gift economies that anyone who values art should consider.

The Infrasonic Weapons of Vladimir Gavreau

February 4, 2007 at 12:27 pm | Posted in Esoterica, Fantastic, Health, History, Legal, Physics, Politics, Technology, Weapons | Leave a comment

Almost every reference on the Internet to Gavreau stems from this account of his work.  But, despite skepticism, he seems to have existed, and so, too, does the unpleasant effect of infrasound.

The PhET Simulation Index

February 3, 2007 at 8:34 pm | Posted in Animation, Books, Education, Legal, Physics, Science, Webware | 1 Comment

Colorado U’s Physics Education Technology site has a huge library of flash and java simulations to play with.


February 2, 2007 at 6:08 am | Posted in Books, Eye Candy, Legal, Physics, Vehicles, Webware | Leave a comment

Drag the circles, have some fun.”

A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection

January 26, 2007 at 6:47 pm | Posted in Architecture, History, Journalism, Legal, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

Being heralded as the “Vista Suicide Note,” the devastating critique has been updated to reply to Microsoft’s attempt to reply to its charges.

Reverse Graffiti

January 24, 2007 at 11:06 am | Posted in Architecture, Art, Journalism, Legal, Painting, Propaganda | Leave a comment

Using soap, scrubbing, and the occasional pressure hose, anti-graffiti poses a number of problems for the legal establishment in defining what exactly constitutes defacement.

M-Law’s Wacky Warning Labels

January 6, 2007 at 10:42 pm | Posted in Architecture, Humor, Legal | 1 Comment

Never use hair dryer while sleeping.

Weird Matter: The Stuff Of Dreams

January 4, 2007 at 12:41 am | Posted in Eye Candy, Legal, Physics, Science, Vehicles | Leave a comment

Five materials that defy our intuitions: Dilatants, Auxetics, Superfluids, Ferrofluids, and Dry Ice.

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