Archive for March 12th, 2011
I have done a spin off on tumblr, with a book blog (more or less): Literature in Motion (and Other Things). Kind of like how “Frasier” spun off of “Cheers.” I’ll continue doing the longer, rambling posts here on triscribe, in addition to the tv commentaries. But, basically, I’m going on-line with this experiment that [...]
MUSEUM PRANK – KING PHILIP IV Source: www.youtube.com More info: http://improveverywhere.co m/2011/03/06/king-philip-i v/ For our latest mission we staged an unauthorized autograph signing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art with an actor who bears a striking resemblance to King Philip IV of Spain. Standing in front of the 400-year-old Velázquez painting Now that’s classic (or at least 400 years old)
Cracking open the Sinclair ZX81 | TechRepublic Source: www.techrepublic.com In 1981, Sinclair Research released the ZX81 as a follow-up to their earlier ZX80. The ZX81 was manufactured by the Timex Corporation and sold as a ki My first computer – 30 years later I have 16 million times more storage on my iphone today in half the space!
I beat the computer 62% of the time! – Rock-Paper-Scissors: You vs. the Computer – NYTimes.com Source: www.nytimes.com I beat the computer 62% of the time! Test your strategy against the computer in this Rock-Paper-Scissors game illustrating basic artificial intelligence.
You’ll shoot your eye out…with a 1MW laser pulse pistol – Hack a Day Source: hackaday.com G.I. Joe used them to battle Cobra’s evil forces. Han solo shot his first in the Mos Eisley Cantina. For years, hand-held pulse laser guns have been something that existed only in the realm of cartoons and movies…until now. Now no longer sci-fi: this handheld laser pistol can take 50 shots without recharging. The target needs to be black to do damage, but it can also blind you if don’t have eye protection.
$15 for $30 Worth of Ice Cream at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory Source: www.groupon.com Ice cream ascended to popularity in 1972, when Richard Nixon returned from China with a Ming vase full of rocky road and kindly split it with Elvis Presley. Mix east and west into a tasty swirl with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of ice cream at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory on Bayard Str
Ukulele weeps by Jake Shimabukuro Source: www.youtube.com Today’s soundtrack: They were playing Hawaiian mix tracks at Starbucks and this was on it.
Hawaii Tsunami: Hotels Implement ‘Vertical Evacuation’ Source: www.huffingtonpost.com In the wake of the massive earthquake (click for live blog) that struck Japan Friday, tsunami warnings have been issued for the west coast of the United States (it is expected to hit Hawaii around 3am local time; the National Guard is on standby). Hawaii hotels are “implementing a vertical evacuatio Saw damage coverage of 8.4 Japan quake on TV. Tsunami warning for Hawaii and US West Coast. Prayers for all.
The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Scary news, regarding the effects of these natural events toward Japan’s nuclear power plants. NY Times’ Nicholas Kristof observes his sympathy and admiration of Japan, under these circumstances. He had been the Tokyo bureau chief for the Times and so he has some experience about his perceptions of [...]