Archive for May, 2009

Space Invaders as a Carnival Game

May 30th, 2009 No comments

Space Invaders re-done as a carnival game.

Multitouch Space Invaders Demo from Multitouch Barcelona on Vimeo.

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How can you not know where $9 trillion goes?

May 18th, 2009 No comments
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“Noodling” or “gabbling” for catfish.

May 13th, 2009 No comments

“Noodling” or “gabbling” for catfish. If you don’t see an embedded YouTube player below, click here. And consider upgrading your browser…

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An Offer You Can’t Refuse

May 12th, 2009 No comments

The Economist on the Chrysler bankruptcy: An Offer You Can’t Refuse. Obama is giving a huge gift to the union?

“In effect Chrysler and the government have overridden the legal pecking order to put workers’ health-care benefits above more senior creditors’ claims, and then successfully argued in court that the alternative would be so much worse for creditors that it cannot be seriously considered.”

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Cheaper Fiber-to-the-Home…

May 12th, 2009 No comments

Cheaper fiber-to-the-home by digging your own trench.

“…which makes for happier customers; apparently, nothing angers a Norwegian more than having some faceless corporation tunnel through his flower garden.”

Who knew Norwegians we so passionate about their gardens?

I was intending to list prices here, but can’t make sense of their web site. Seems the Norwegians have a different word for everything!

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The Perils of Petrocracy

May 11th, 2009 No comments

New York Times: The Perils of Petrocracy

Excellent article on the mess Venezuela has made of their oil industry.

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SEED Magazine – The Last Experiment

May 9th, 2009 No comments

SEED Magazine – The Last Experiment – It’s up to social science to make us act in an environmentally conscious way. But can we trick ourselves into saving ourselves?

Argues for more social science input on how to solve the big problem (climate change mostly, but obviously extendable to energy, economy, etc.)

To-do: can I read my smart electrical meter and display real-time info on a computer?

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Celestis Memorial Services – Space “Burials”

May 8th, 2009 No comments

Hey, they stole my idea. I thunk this up in high school.

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