As a Robot Begins to Slowly Die, Its Human Masters... →
NASA’s Spirit rover appears to be near the end of its career and I can’t help but feel a twinge of sadness at the news. And it’s not the first time. A few years ago, I felt the same twinge of…
Using “Fail” as a one-word rejection of something is unoriginal and...– The quote is unrelated the story, it was just somebody’s .sig. But I thought it was funny and expresses my feelings about the whole “Fail” meme far better than I ever could on my own. Slashdot Idle Story | Why You Never Ask the Designers For a Favor
Thanks to denial, I’m immortal.– Fry Futurama, “Lethal Inspection”
Don’t fire until you see the greens of their eyes. It saves on bullets.– Hermes Conrad Futurama “Lethal Inspection”
App Spam on the webOS App Catalog
Too often I open the App Catalog on my Palm Pre and check out the “What’s New” section only to see it clogged with useless apps by Brighthouse Labs and public domain ebooks repackaged and sold as apps by AppBookShop. When these two app vendors post dozens of apps at once, it becomes hard to find more interesting apps. While you can always look through the Categories or do a...
In the age of the instant news cycle, the possibilities for errant ferrets are...– Reverse Ferret! When Stories Bite Back - ProPublica
Slashdot Comments | The Rise of Small Nuclear... →
An interesting subthread of the small nuclear plants post on Slashdot. Worth keeping for future reference.
The Boondocks Comic Strip →
This cartoon reminds me of a joke I first saw fifteen years ago in someones .sig on Usenet. “If you can’t beat your computer at chess try kickboxing.”
gina: Galactic Empire State of Mind - CollegeHumor video The original song that this video parodies is surprisingly affecting given that I was born and raised in Chicago (and Empire State of Mind is basically a love song to New York) and this video does a great job of parodying the original while preserving the feel of the original song.
tumblrbot asked: WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST HUMAN MEMORY?