Category: Computers

May 14 2014

Multiple Choice: Who Does Your Automatic Car Hit

Picture this, you’re driving along in your robotic car and the front tire blows. The first thing you do is spill coffee on yourself and drop the Game Boy you’ve been playing with and now you’re probably going to die. You just knew it was going to be one of those days. Whether or not …

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May 09 2014

Application Denied: Lawer’s Bid to Marry his Porn-Filled Laptop Turned Down

At what point is a person no longer fit to represent themselves in court? Probably right after they deny counsel. How about this one, when is a person no longer fit to represent others in court? Probably long before you find out that they intend to marry their porn-filled laptop. Chris Sevier, who has been …

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May 06 2014

Hipsters Rejoice: Sony Crams 3700 Blu-Rays on a Cassette Tape

Don’t you love repurchasing your movie library every couple of years as a new format comes out? Isn’t it great to have 6 different versions of the same movie, all of which you have to use a different machine to play? Then when you try to hook them all up you find that your TV …

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Apr 18 2014

I Knew it: Over 120 Science Papers Pulled for Being Nonsense

If you’ve ever tried to read a science journal article and suspected that it was 100% computer-generated, unintelligible, horse crap, there’s a good chance that it is. It’s not that you’re just dumb and you don’t understand the subject matter. That could never be the case. The paper must just be nonsense. Earlier this week, …

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Feb 05 2014

Now There’s a Temporary Solution: Website Buys Users New Computers

If you’re unfortunately like me then you live the constant nightmare of helping people fix their computers all the time. I hope that you are blessed with grandparents whose worst problem is when they can’t find the power button so the fix is easy. If you end up dealing with being who have broken technology …

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Feb 03 2014

Nerve Wracking: Outlining People with Paintball Guns

Here’s a project you should enjoy. Waterloo Labs recently created a set of computer controlled paintball guns who’s primary directive is to miss their target. Sounds easy enough right? Just find the target and shoot literally anywhere else. But what they are actually trying to do is have the gun miss the target by just a …

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Jan 27 2014

WTF did I just Watch: Rollercoaster Through the Internet

Every now and then you stumble upon a video that seems like it will be worth you spending three minutes of your valuable time to watch. Maybe the screen capture pulled you in or the title grabbed your attention, or perhaps you were linked to it by some misguided friend. Regardless about 7 times out …

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Jan 21 2014

Time for a Reset: 2013’s Most Commonly Used Passwords

Everyone always thinks it’s funny when you tell them that “password” is the perennial favorite for the most commonly used password. Then they steal away in the night and reset their password to something else. Apparently, in 2013, they changed it to “123456.” May God have mercy on their souls. SplashData just compiled a list …

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Jan 16 2014

Looks Dangerous: One Wheel Skateboard

Looks exciting, I know. The Onewheel – Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard is currently smashing funding goals on its Kickstarter project. What the project breaks down to is smaller pieces a board with one big wheel in the middle that hides a motor and some sort of self balancing magic technology that allows you to actually ride …

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Dec 23 2013

I’m Impressed: Speakers Blowing Smoke Rings

Berlin-based artist Daniel Schulze created an installation of 49 Arduino controlled speakers which he uses to make visually impressive designs with fog. He calls his creation, “For Those Who See.” I assume to discriminate against those who don’t. The creation gives you all you can hope for from smoke and a drum line. What’s better …

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