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  • Auction off your Cease and Desist from LucasFilm for fun and profit


    Remember that cool-looking Spyder III Pro Arctic laser from WickedLasers? Remember how LucasFilm thought it looked a little too much like a lightsaber? Remember how they then served WickedLasers a Cease and Desist? And then, remember how WickedLasers put that Cease and Desist up on eBay? You probably don’t remember that last part, because I’m just telling you now. It’s up… Read More

  • Death Star cookies: Admit it, you made this

    Back in the old days, before the Internet, the only way you could relive the fun of Star Wars was through baked goods. To wit: the Star Wars Darth Vaders Activity Book featured this amazing project that involved making a big cookie and then making it look like the Death Star. If I recall, this was kind of a sugar cookie thing with lots of butter and wasn’t very tasty but by God my… Read More

  • Clifford Stoll on this whole Internet thing

    Back in the olden days I read a paper book called The Cuckoo’s Egg by Clifford Stoll. That book was one of the best I had ever read about computer security. It told the tale of a kind of cool/kind of nerdy astronomer who caught someone rifling his networked computers. After months of investigation he discovered a hacker working for the Russkies who was after our precious bodily fluids and… Read More

  • Secrets of the Old Spice commercials, volume 2

    http://g4tv.com/lv3/47171
    By now you must be familiar with Isaiah Mustafa, the man from the Old Spice commercials. You know… the man. After the last commercial hit, dissecting it second by second was a fun pastime until Leo Laporte talked it over with the creators and we were all slightly flabbergasted at the amount of craftsmanship that had gone into it. The same thing has happened now… Read More

  • Intel: GPUs aren't 100 times faster than CPUs, just 14 times. Nvidia: Oh no!

    This is pretty funny. You’ve probably seen some of the propaganda over the last year or so about how GPUs are orders of magnitude faster than CPUs at certain tasks, due to their parallel processing engine. Intel got tired of hearing about it, I guess, and decided to debunk the myth. They set out to disprove the notion that a GPU can be 100 times faster than a CPU. They kind of did it, but… Read More

  • Your disposable wine glass, monsieur

    Look, I’m all for sustainable living and renewable energy sources, but I don’t let them get between me and a taste. Fortunately, most of the time, I’m drinking from reusable pint glasses or recyclable cans and bottles — so a little wastefulness here and there won’t break my moral bank. And these disposable wine glasses are just too ghetto-fabulous not to love. Read More

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live crippled by power outage, saved by laptop webcam (watch it tonight)

    So it’s an hour before the curtain rises (I mean, if there was a curtain) and the power goes out at the Jimmy Kimmel Live taping and broadcast center. The show is still lit and the studio audience is good to go… but they can’t tape it. Pop quiz, hot shot: how do you record a whole show with no equipment? Answer: pull out your MacBook. Read More

  • Too much WWDC? There's always this charming little video of kids acting out SMB

    There’s always a good number of readers who complain ruefully about WWDC days. It’s Apple this and Apple that, right? Well, how about some kids named Ryker and Raiden (!!?) pretending to be Mario and Luigi while their parents act out the roles of Goomba, Princess Peach, and Bowser? Read More

  • Funny/Not funny: Volvo's crash avoidance feature fails during demo


    Boy, I feel for Volvo right now. During this UK demonstration of the new S60’s collision avoidance system, something… went wrong. Nobody was hurt, luckily, but I get the feeling somebody’s paycheck is going to be hurting pretty soon. Apparently the engineer who prepped the car just messed up the batteries. Sure, this kind of things happens, but man, when you invite a… Read More

  • What Valve games will look like on Macs

    Oh har de har har, Alt Text. You think you’re soooo funny. The site posted a list of proposed changes to popular Valve games, including my fave, Half-Life 2: Half-Life 2
    In Half-Life 2, instead of picking ammo off the filthy ground like a common Windows user, you must go to an immaculate white Ammo Store where twentysomethings with fauxhawks will sell you immaculate white bullets… Read More

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