December 25, 2007
December 23, 2007
I've never thought I'd have much need of a Wii, but if they ever go somewhere with this guy's little tech-demo, I could definitely see myself buying one in the future.
December 18, 2007
Redneck Jet Engine
(Though, I don't think it's techincally a proper turbojet without having the compressor linked to a turbine. In this case it looks like compressed air and oil are injected into an automotive turbo. The turbo then feeds compressed air into a burner.)
Here's a micro turbojet for hobby use.
And this one makes me think of those "Wanna get away?" Southwest Airlines ads.
Oh, and at some point I'll have to get myself one of these.
December 12, 2007
Don't worry. It's not one of those stupid "stare at this until a creepy picture and loud noise pop up to scare you" tricks.
I'm really curious what makes it work. I think it maybe be etching color info into the cones of the retina while somehow not affecting the rods. Then when they switch to a black and white image, your eye continues to over-compensate for a split second, filling in the colors of the image.
I'm reminded of this other optical illusion brought on by color fatigue in the cones of the retina. Stare at the black cross, and watch what happens to the purple dots over time.
December 11, 2007
So the Telegraph requested submissions for a revised Union Jack to appease some politician with his panties in a bunch. What they got were mostly jokes.
It's the Internet. What else can you expect?
"Flame-haired cartoon dragon" my ass. Don't any of these people do any research anymore?
"It represents shouting "UNION!" and joining together; kicking reason to the curb and doing the impossible; fighting the power, and piercing the heavens," said the Norwegian designer.
My lord in heaven, google any one of those phrases and you're bound to come across an image like this.
Either they really don't get the joke, or they know they've been caught with their pants down and only hope to salvage some small amount of dignity by keeping quiet..
Gurren Lagann meets the Transformers movie.
There are clips from throughout the show, so you could consider them to be spoilers.
Oh Geez, another update below the fold.more...
December 07, 2007
It took a while for AMV Hell 4 to grow on me. One of the things that really grabbed me was the song "Welcome to the Black Parade", played during the ending credits.
Now, My Chemical Romance is not the kind of band I would normally find myself listening to. The prevailing opinion of them is that they're an "emo" band, regardless of what the band members may think. To be honest, I probably wouldn't recognize any of their other songs.
"Welcome to the Black Parade" is not a negative song. It sounds negative at first. That is until they hit the first chorus and you figure out that it's nothing of the sort. And that's why I like it.
The theme is carrying on in the face of pain, fear, sorrow, and grief.
That got me to thinking about how well it would mesh with the themes from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
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