Tech The Week in Geek
posted by August 24 at 12:56 PMon
“Choosing a bunk bed is a lot like choosing any other kind of mattress, but there are some specific considerations to keep in mind. It’s very important to buy a mattress that fits your bunk bed frame, and comfort and style will definitely be factors in your decision as well.” Find out more (much more!) at Bunkbedspedia - You’re one-stop resource about bunk beds.
New Craze! - Witness Faceball, a new sport invented by those wacky geeks at Flickr, who are somehow both more productive and have more free time than I. The Stranger Faceball team is organizing now. I love crazes.
Cruel and Unusual! - Court orders convicted downloader to use Windows. Mercy!
Laser Car! - So, when I was a kid back in Baltimore (go O’s, Hon!), we played a game called “Laser Car” as we walked to and from school. Car headlights were lasers, see, and if they had a clean line-of-sight at you, you were dead. So we ran along the streets, diving behind parked cars and trees, and generally having a great time. You were allowed one shield per round, which involved whipping your backpack around to your chest and facing the car head-on, blocking the lasers. Modern-day children have more than imaginary lasers to worry about, or course—they’re constantly being gunned down by real guns, real lasers, RPGs, and god-knows-what. That’s why they have the Ballistic Backpack. It’s bulletproof. That’s right, a bulletproof backpack, for kids. Whew, went a long way for that one.
Easy Reading! - No time to read? Get the classics (and not-so-classics) delivered via email, in bite-sized, 5-minute chunks. I’m already 2/3 of a page into Crime and Punishment—should be finished sometime next fall. Easy!
Unlocked! - Smart nerds have offically unlocked an iPhone, and Engadget goes to great lengths to prove that it’s real. Not a hoax, not a hoax, not a hoax. Get it? It’s not a hoax.
Doing Lunch! - Want to have lunch and a “great conversation” with some complete strangers within a specified radius of your current location? Noonhat.com wants to help you do that.
New Word! - Coined on Sunday, overused by Friday. Bacn - |’bãkɘn| - noun - E-mail you want, but not right now.
Big Disc! - “TeraDisc system uses light-sensitive molecules called chromophores to create hologram-like matrices that can be used to store a full terabyte of data on a single disc using a red laser,” which is so totally obvious.
Yikes! - Hackers take down Estonia (the country) using botnets. We’re in trouble—someone call Aquaman.
Voilà, le conversation dans le parc: