Now this is pumpkin carving.
Another terrific article from Bill Simmons. If you want to know what it was like to be a Sox fan during the last game, read his running diary. He also nails it on the head as to what this world series championship means.
This page has some cool microwave experiments.
I once did a PSA in high school using the exploding egg trick. It was during the “this is your brain on drugs” psa craze and we put a mouse in a microwave and taped it running around for a bit (yes the microwave was off). We took the mouse out, put in an egg and cooked it until it exploded. We edited the video with a voice over doing the “this is your brain on drugs” just as the mouse ran into the center of the microwave where we spliced in the egg exploding. Made quite a visual stir at the awards where we presented it. We kept a frame or two of the egg just in case PETA came a knocking. If I locate the tape I will put it on this site.
Interesting article on the current limitations of robotic vision.
Higgins and his students are developing an airborne visual navigation system by creating electronic clones of insect vision processing systems in analog integrated circuits. The circuits create insect-like self-motion estimation, obstacle avoidance, target tracking and other visual behaviors on two model blimps.
Space.com has some nice pictures of the eclipse. I will post more sites that has photos as I find them.
A lot of readers sent me in submissions while I was on vacation and I will post them as soon as I get a chance. I went straight from vacation to work and mix that with the World Series going on until midnight every night and getting some malicious spyware that I am going to have to attend to on my main computer means I am short on time. I should be able to get caught up by the weekend. Thanks to everyone who sent me email or a submission.
By the way, does anybody have any good recommendations for software to clean spyware? I use Adaware and Spybot but the spyware I ended up with last night is pretty malicious and those two tools don’t seem to do the trick. I have heard some good things about HijackThis but haven’t tried it yet. If I don’t find anything good it means I am going to have to clean it manually including scouring the registry which is tedious. Any suggestions?
If you have watched the playoffs and World Series on Fox, you may have heard one of the commentators rambling on making no sense in just about anything he says. That would be Tim McCarver. Judging from this site, there are many people who can’t stand him.
(via Information Junk)