Oh no! The evil pigs of purchase inhibition taken the valuable eggs of smartphone desire and captured them within a complex structure. Fortunately, there are a number of powerful birds that can be slung through the air, space or various sets of children’s movies to smash down the structure. Why can’t they just fly through the air since they’re birds, you may ask? Gee, you sure ask a lot of questions. Just plunk down your $ 0.99 and gear up for in-app purchases for these valuable premiums.
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Because apparently some people pleasure themselves to infographics the way normal people like you or I would to dino p0rn, here’s another geeks vs. nerds one (even crappier earlier version HERE). I looked at it for all of six seconds before realizing if you spend your time trying to properly classify people as geeks vs. nerds then YOU ARE A F***ING DORK. Geekologie Writer: Keeper of the Real since 2007.
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If you’re going to rock out, you might as well do so with a video game console from the ’70s as the core of your guitar. In fact, this is precisely what modder cTrix has done with his gATARI2600. In his configuration, he’s able to write and play new music through an Atari 2600 by using an EPROM programmer (a software application he wrote) and daughterboards to feed the new music back through the instrument. The gATARI also features equalizer and flange pedals, a track selector, and whammy bars that allow the player to switch tracks and make changes on the fly. No details have been posted as to how to make your own just yet, but click past the break to watch cTrix jam both thoroughly and effectively at Blip Fest 2011 in Japan.
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It was in 2004 that Peter Jackson completed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, delivering what would eventually, through his extended editions, become over 11 hours of high fantasy storytelling to keep us company instead of women for the next eight years. Now, at long last–following long delays and struggles with director changes, hobbit racism, union demands, and ulcer perforations–Jackson has returned to Middle Earth to deliver a two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and get motion-capture Andy Serkis to hiss “precious” a few hundred more times. As evidence, here’s the first trailer for The Hobbit saga’s opening film, titled An Unexpected Journey. Hey, like puberty!Related Posts:
Although a post that begins with “over the past six months I have set up fairly complete printed circuit board fabrication lab in my apartment, cheaply and safely” can be somewhat disconcerting, I believe that a man with the chops to make a PCB fab in is apartment is a man worthy of knowing. Luckily, that man, one Jared Foster, has made these fancy persistence-of-vision business cards to share his info with you. The process includes full instructions for creating an etching tank, oven, and any number of electronical doodads. Sadly, this is so far beyond my ken that it might as well be Swahili.
Did you all just see that? The IBM Jeopardy Challenge kicked off tonight, and Watson, the IBM-developed artificial intelligence absolutely more than held his own against his human competition. Mechanical men!
At the end of day one (it’s a three-day tournament), Watson, along with Brad Vickers, leads with $ 5,000. Poor Ken Jennings has only $ 2,000 to his name.
Double Jeopardy beings tomorrow, while Twitter (where I got that “angry nerds” barb) is the place to be during the show.
I can even pretend to be impartial—I’m pulling for Watson all the way here, and I, for one, welcome our new artificial intelligence overlords.
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Hidden in the picture above is a fake plant. Not only is it a fake plant, but it’s a high tech fake plant, complete with USB port and soil sampling technology like that used in the Mars rover! The EasyBloom Plus is the fancy successor to the EasyBloom not plus, which allows gardeners to collect sunlight, temperature and moisture data from their lawn or garden and track that data over time. The Plus model introduces a fertilizer subscription service to help make sure you don’t over- or under-fertilize your plants.
All cheek aside, I think the EasyBloom Plus would be a great option for parents to introduce the science of gardening to younger kids. No more guesswork about watering and sunlight, and the database of over 6,000 plants would help would-be gardeners pick the right plants before running off to Lowes to buy a flat of all-sun plants and putting them in an all-shade location.
The EasyBloom Plus is $50 at Target and Home Depot. The fertilizer subscription service is $2 per month or $19 a year. Not a bad price for all the info it makes available to you.
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I love me some Stargate, but I still can’t justify dropping cash on some props. I guess I don’t love it that much. But if you do, jump over to ebay where there’s another group of Stargate props available. There isn’t anything really fun this time around like O’Neill’s sunglasses or Teal’c’s staff, but there might be something in the group that strikes your fancy. The Stargate Atlantis laptop stickers are available along with Bill Nye’s seat back from one of the last episodes and Teal’c’s hat.
Watch out for the shipping, though. The selling is charging a flat rate of $20 for everything. That alone stopped me from bidding on the decals. Sometimes I hate ebay.
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