Thursday, August 6, 2015

Debates are my World Series

If you'd like to watch the presidential debate tonight you have to be a cable subscriber. I am not but I am a political junkie and I do have a lot of time to search for alternative streams. So far, I found one that allows you to watch without a subscription. It may take a while for it to load, so I would do that well before 9 PM (the start of the debate).
So get out your popcorn and watch the Republican debate!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I see right through you

That moment in Star Wars, where R2 plays back a Princess Leia's message in hologram form was awesome to me. The idea of watching shows, movies, a floating format is beyond cool. We are fast approaching these times. There is a ton of work being done on better visual holograms, also ones that encompass touch as well.
To get a very primitive feel for the beginning of this trend, try this project.
I'll be making this soon.

I like money back

I am testing a new service called Paribus,that basically goes through your Amazon purchases, finds any items that have fallen in price since you bought, and tries to refund you the difference. If you're interested register through this link and you will get a better refund percentage.

Don't feel obligated to try it. It is free but they do need a lot of info and if you're skeeved out about that sort of thing, then skip it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I need this!

Who wouldn't want a KITT controlled center in the middle of their car? Did I mention it even comes with voice clips from the Knightrider show? Oh Yeah, it's also something useful, a car USB charger.

Grab one here!

I so hope the power booster works!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Darn kids and their texting language

The more things change, the more they stay the same. As we age, we romanticize our youth and our history, We forget what is was really like and gloss over imperfections. People were nicer back then and blah blah blah. The thing is, humans are basically the same creatures as we always were. Here is a great article showing the speech/writing habits for telegraph operators in 1902. They seem awful close to other shortened language forms.
I wonder how Text speak will be viewed in 2102.

Below is a sample with translations.
Check the site for more info

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A modern fairytale

I love the guys at EverythihngIsTerrible. They comb through old video tapes to find strange gems. This video is a perfect captured moment in time showing the frustration and terror of most people of computers at this time.
My favorite moment is when she makes a copy of the floppy using the Xerox machine.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Amazing Bethesda!

I have always loved the Fallout games. They blend a sandbox world with a 40's/50's aesthetic. Even though there are glitches with their games, the games are always worth powering through. In all of the editions, our hero is equipped with a Pip Boy. Basically, a do-all database bracelet for the apocalyptic set.
The latest game is set in Boston and comes with a preorder goodie that is a shell of the pip boy, that a smart phone fits inside. It has playable connectivity with the game, which is incredible.

I am over the moon excited about this.
Check the site and description here.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Video games are good for you

Instead of the usual old line about video games only being good for eye-hand coordination, this article considers the under looked skills that you can pickup as a gamer. I still use a lot of RPG solving methods in real life to solve all sorts of issues, both technical and real world.
For every problem, there is a solution.

Monday, July 14, 2014

My kind of nerdery!

I love all things space. Here is a great breakdown of the Saturn V Apollo. Enjoy!
Make sure to click on the image to see all the detail.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Gimme back my old Google maps

Although, the new Google maps is very pretty, I miss a lot of thew features from the old version like exact mileage.So, how does one get to the old classic version of maps. It's easy. Click here and save this link as a bookmark so you have it for later use. You can also get to it by clicking at the bottom of the new Google map on the question mark and choosing to show the classic version. Now you can get what you want, easily.