Tech The Week in Geek
posted by July 13 at 14:19 PMon
The Week in Geek - Now iPhone free! (though partially written and researched on an iPhone)
Nabaztag/tag is the most cumbersomely-named robotic internet rabbit to ever sport an internal microphone and RFID reader. It’s freaking me out, and yet I can’t look away. “Hey! Someone has told me that that they are thinking of YOU!” Maybe that someone would like to buy me a $189 freakout rabbit? $189?!?
“Mileage Runners” game the system to score tons of frequent flier miles - “Mileage Running isn’t good for the planet.” That’s true. But neither is not mileage running, so you’re pretty much fine/screwed either way. I say go for it.
I can see my mortality from here! - Man flies 193 miles in his lawn chair in Oregon, because he always wanted to jump on clouds.
CakeCubeBox360PS2 - Sorry, video game nerds, but this woman is now married. You missed your shot.
Happy Birthday, Computer Virus - It’s been 25 years since 9th grader Richard Skrenta wrote the first computer virus for his Apple II. Yay.
I know I said no iPhone, but fuck it. iPhone haters will love this anyway.
And finally, some perspective. You probably know that matter is mostly made up of empty space. The distance between your average atom’s nucleus and the cloud of electrons whizzing around it is vast, vast, vast relative to the size of its components. Vast. Some guy with a website was having trouble picturing this fact, so he made a web page to illustrate it. The page depicts a single hydrogen atom, with its single electron represented by a single pixel. The nucleus (a single proton) is 1000 pixels in diameter. The distance between them? 50,000,000 pixels. At the standards 72 pixels per inch, that’s 11 miles. Wow.
As the saying goes, “You ain’t shit.”