Archive for the “OffBeat” Category

Check out the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology located in the Ray and Maria Stata Center, designed by Pritzker-winning architect Frank Gehry. As well as the robots….

http://www.news.com/2300-11394_3-6183172-1.html

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Jim Hill : A special “Where’s WALL-E” edition of Why For?

Good collection of pixar trivia here, some obvious some not. Next time it comes up in a friendly game of Trivial Pursuit you better be ready.

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CRACKED.com – What is the Monkeysphere?
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Its crazy how a simple article can make you think.

Im calling for everyones 2 cents on this.

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Ever Wonder how your computer manages to move the pointer around when you use your mouse or trackpad? This explanation , don't worry if you can't read Japanese, will make it perfectly clear!

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Nike Air McFly To Be Released?! at Sneaker Hunt

If this comes true (probably a hoax tho) I will definitely buy a pair. Come on who is with me?

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Some of you may have already seen this Honda commercial. Created in 2003, it is hard to believe it was filmed in real time.

According to Snoops.com, at the time "Two hand-made pre-production Accords — there were only six in existence in the entire world — were needed for the exercise, one of them being ripped apart and cannibalised to the considerable distress of Honda engineers."

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World ChessBoxing Organization is the home of the most intellectual and brutal sport I have come across. Quoted from their site: One of the goals of this new sport is the old ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body: mens sana in corpore sano. During a chessboxing fight the control of aggression plays a big role. That’s why WCBO’s motto is: "Fighting is done in the ring and wars are waged on the board".

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Apple Computer's popular iPod music player could become a flight data recorder (FDR) following an announcement by US light aircraft manufacturer LoPresti SpeedMerchants to introduce the device in the cockpit of its Fury piston aircraft.

Full story

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In the spirit of this Hallmark holiday I bring you an interesting and lengthy history of the diamond.

Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond?

It was either this or we could talk about St. Valentine’s Day massacre – Wikipedia

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It can be yours for the low, low price of $150,000!

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/ghostbusters-ecto-1-car-for-sale

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Was this really necessary? Really? The scary thing is, there are contributors to this site who would buy one in an instant! ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Buzz-Doughnuts.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

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This was just too cool not to post.

Amazing Head Jumping

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Don't show this to Violet! 

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Taco Bell considers adding breakfast – Los Angeles Business from bizjournals

USATODAY.com – 6 p.m. breakfast? Maybe at McDonald’s

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