The Institute for Back Trauma (Flash required to view the streaming video) is a a hilarious 6.75 minutes commercial/advertisement for LiveVault's product. Don't forget the third button at the end. ;) Oh, and you need humor and know computer basics to like this one.
MSNBC reports television as we know it may end at exactly midnight on December 31st, 2006 depending on the outcome of discussions in Congress. That's the date Congress targeted, a decade ago, for the end of analog television broadcasting and a full cutover to a digital format. If enforced, that means that overnight, somewhere around 70 million television sets now connected to rabbit ears or roof-top antennas will suddenly and forever go blank, unless their owners purchase a special converter box. Back when the legislation was written, New Year's Eve 2006 probably looked as safely distant as the dark side of the moon. But now that date is right around the corner and Congress and the FCC are struggling mightily to figure out what to do...
ABC News' story says George Aldrich has worked at NASA for 30 years doing a single job: According to him, he might be described as the agency's super sniffer, master sniffer, chief smeller, or even its 'Nostril-damus.' Aldrich smells everything that goes in the space shuttle to make sure it isn't nauseating. After all, you can't just open a window once you're in space.
"Astronauts could actually get sick from being subjected to obnoxious odors," Aldrich said. Just ask the Russians. They had to abort a mission in 1976 because of some hideous stench. If only they'd had a "nasal-naut" like Aldrich.
FoxTrot posted its funny color cartoon for 4/24/2005. It plants vs. candies and old generations vs. young generations.
This Dilbert cartoon shows the similiar dilemmas that most computer users and I face often. Yeah, this post took a while due to this crappy dial-up modem connection!
TimeOday's /. forum reply, to Interest in CS as a Major Drops story, mentions a CNN's article that says college students who are earning their diplomas in 2005 are more likely to find a job and earn a slightly higher salary than their counterparts a year earlier. This was according to a report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Compfused.com has a funny television/TV commercial/spot/advertisement of a new carpet with something under it. Oops! I still don't know it is an
This is mainly for the old farts who were kids during the 70s and 80s like me. Retro Junk is a Web site that contains a nostalgia filled look into our past in the 1970s and 1980s. There are television commercials, movie trailers, theme songs, articles, message board, and a writers' corner.
Dogbert tries to help a customer with a computer lockup in this funny Dilbert cartoon.
A co-worker replied to my instant message (IM), "That is ironically accurate." So, true!
Scientists say it has to do with optimum hull structure according to MSNBC's story. Popcorn is a variety of corn, Zea mays everta, having hard kernels that burst to form white, irregularly shaped puffs when heated. It's long been known that popcorn kernels must have a precise moisture level in their starchy center -- about 15 percent -- to explode. But Purdue University researchers found the key to a kernel's explosive success lies in the composition of its hull. It turns out there is an optimal hull structure that allows kernels to explode, and leaky hulls prevent the moisture pressure buildup needed for kernels to pop.
As a fan of Batman series (all generations), this site was interesting to visit. The History of Batmobiles contains the data on the Batmobiles a few years ago while the Spencer (remove AQFL to e-mail) trying to research a model project he was working on (you can visit my scale model site here). He discovered that there were very few reference guides to the Batmobile, and none of them covered the complete history of the car. Many focused only on a single generation (such as the Futura Batmobile), or they covered a particular genre (TV, cartoons, movies, etc.). As Spencer collected information from all of these sources, he decided to put together his own history of the Batmobile.
As I expected, this CBC News story says people, who have been suspected seasonal allergies, are becoming more common. Now some tissue samples confirm the 25-year trend to more sneezes and itchy eyes... In each decade, the number of samples testing positive for allergies jumped nearly five per cent, the team reported in this week's issue of the British Medical Journal -â€“ a smoking gun showing the increase in allergies.