Things I've learned

Forgetting your sister’s birthday says bad things about your priorities Forgetting your twin sister’s birthday says bad things about your cognitive abilities Wassabi peas do not constitute “dinner” You can subconsciously turn off your alarm clock

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Mechanical Computer Basics

YouTube user gwz40 uploaded a series of fascinating videos on mechanical computers and how they were used in in the US Navy for controlling projectiles fired from one moving ship to another moving target.   The movies were produced as part of a US Navy training program and illustrate the basic components that are used…

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Segmentus clock concept

Segmentus clock (concept) By Art Lebedev – $n/a http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/segmentus/ From the guy who brought us the Verbarius clock comes the Segmentus.  (Is anyone else noticing a naming pattern here?) This concept clock was built to address the challenge of creating a digital clock with hands.  While clocks have addressed this challenge before, this one brings…

Creepy animated rabbits

This is a commercial for the Sony Bravia LCD series TV.  It features a bunch of creepy little clay rabbits animted throughout a generic large city, in vivid pulsating colors, set to the Beatles Rolling Stones’ song She’s a Rainbow.  Just watch it and pass it on. [flv]http://www.ineedcaffeine.com/videos/fallon_sony_rabbits.flv[/flv]

Mini Cooper 3D print ad / Augmented Reality

This is simply the coolest print ad I’ve ever seen. Print out the ad http://mini-cabrio.ar-live.de/res/anzeige.pdf and then go to http://www.mini.de/webcam.  You will have to work through some German language installers but it is worth it.  Once that is done, click on “USB Video Device” or similar to begin! [flv flashvars=”autostart=true”]http://www.ineedcaffeine.com/videos/mini_3d.flv[/flv] (Sorry, Windows only, folks!  I…