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Saturday, February 27th, 2010

She Blinded Me With Science

Oh man, I have such a nerd-on for this woman right now. Using copious amounts of cheek and know-how, she scores one for the little guy. LifeHacker made her MacGuyver of the Day yesterday: http://lifehacker.com/5481197/macgyver-of-the-day-limor-ladyada-fried.

To quote the article:
"In contemporary Western society, electronic devices are becoming so prevalent that many people find themselves surrounded by technologies they find frustrating or annoying. The electronics industry has little incentive to address this complaint; I designed two counter-technologies to help people defend their personal space from unwanted electronic intrusion. Both devices were designed and prototyped with reference to the culture-jamming "Design Noir" philosophy. The first is a pair of glasses that darken whenever a television is in view. The second is [a] low-power RF jammer capable of preventing cell phones or similarly intrusive wireless devices from operating within a user's personal space."


Viddy her site, it's pretty neat, and shows off some of her creations, including instructions on how to build a flashlight that makes you puke.
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Friday, May 11th, 2007

The future is now..

Science is so cool. I forget that sometimes. But I found some clips that brought it all flooding back:
A job I would never do:
Helicopter High Voltage Cable Inspection

World's Fastest Car 407 km/hour!

Further proof that the Dutch are better than us:
Piezo Effect = Clean energy = sustainable dance club
Screw nuclear reactors…just bring raves back!
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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Tick Tock Goes the Kitchen Clock or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Read the Bhagavad-Gita*.

Tell your wife an’ kids you love ‘em, then grab a beer, put a paper bag over your head and lie on the floor ‘cause:

We’ve only got about 5 more minutes until..

Just FYI.

* I prefer this alternative to Oppenheimer’s oft quoted verse:
"I am all-devouring Death, the source of what is to come"
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