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Archive | November, 2006

fun comic strip

fun comic strip

I’m not a big comic strip reader. Though I have been getting into more of routine to read the funnies now that I eat breakfast each morning. Anyways, I found a nice comic. It’s over at xkcd.net by Randall Monroe, a NASA roboticist. He describes it as “a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.” […]

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another reason why the Japanese are cool

another reason why the Japanese are cool

Hideo Shimazu and the NEC System Technology Research Laboratory have developed a robot that can sample wine and tell you what kind of wine it is and what kind of food matches well with it. And it does so without opening the bottle. It just shoots some sort of laser into the bottle to analyze […]

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world's largest truck

world’s largest truck

With the view from my cubicle, I can see a lot of cars and trucks driving down Route 83. So, I was curious. I searched on google images for “really big truck”. And I came across the Liebherr T 282B. The photo shown above is the Liebherr T 282. (not T 282B). I like the […]

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visual periodic table

visual periodic table

Interesting interactive poster of the periodic table. It shows examples rather than the big 2+ letter abbreviation of the respective element. Click on an element and it gives a witty, little description. You can buy it as a poster, too. Prices range from $20 for a 6-pack of 10″x20″ to $45 for 27″x53″. Note to […]

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Lego pieces are made in Denmark?

Lego pieces are made in Denmark?

Between now and 2009, LEGO will move production of its products from Billund, Denmark to Mexico and the Czech Republic. I knew LEGO’s designers were in Denmark, but I was surprised to see that LEGO was still being made there. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love LEGO. It’s great fun and all that good […]

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cool outdoor sculpture

cool outdoor sculpture

Title: “Hot with the chance of a late storm”Artists: The Glue Society (you will need to allow pop-ups to view their site)Event: Sculpture by the Sea 2006, Tamarama Beach, Bondi, Australia (Syndey) Juding from the 4 sculptures shown the the exhibitor’s website, this looks like a great show. I wish I could see more of […]

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This Day in History: November 20

General Interest 1945 : Nuremberg trials begin 1820 : American vessel sunk by sperm whale 1947 : Princess Elizabeth marries Philip Mountbatten American Revolution 1789 : New Jersey ratifies the Bill of Rights Automotive 1959 : British Anglia comes to America 1990 : Nation’s oldest driver dies Civil War 1864 : : Sherman on the […]

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cute penguin photo

cute penguin photo

“Do you have these in 11? They feel a little big.” From Reuters:A penguin called Elvis wears a new pair of blue shoes at the Antarctic Centre’s Penguin Encounter display in Christchurch, November 7, 2006. Elvis and 16 other penguins who arrived at the International Antarctic Centre in September have been given specially designed shoes […]

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