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Archive for February, 2007

From a digital journal article: Larry Page, Google Co-Founder said in a lecture at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference, that human DNA is only 600 Megabytes in a compressed state and that it can be mimicked by computers. He says at Google, they are working on building such a system with […]

19 Feb, 2007

Human-powered hydrofoil

Posted by: Dave In: Film|Science

This is pretty neat. I would have put money on it not working, but it does.  Sort of. [youtube]5rZR8Xd2YTw[/youtube] Enjoy. – Dave

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Republican senator, John McCain, just announced that he feels Roe v. Wade should be overturned. You know, there was a brief period of time several years ago that I had a lot of respect for this man. Since then, he has been sprinting as fast as he can to the far right of the playground. […]

15 Feb, 2007

Mother nature is a cruel mistress

Posted by: Dave In: Friends|Travel

Josh and Tara didn’t make it to Houston this weekend due to some pretty bad weather blasting the east coast at the moment. They fought the weather and the messy drive to the airport only to have the flight canceled when they were waiting at the gate. This was: 1. A pain in the ass […]

14 Feb, 2007

Colbert licks liberal agenda

Posted by: Dave In: Food & Drink

From Yahoo News: Stephen Colbert may have no taste for the truth, but he does have a sweet tooth. Ben & Jerry’s has named a new ice cream in honor of the comedian: “Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream.” It’s vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel. Announcing the new flavor Wednesday, Ben & […]

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14 Feb, 2007

How to name your company

Posted by: Dave In: Blog|Business

Bryan and I have been working on names for our internet-based company over the last week or so. We’re both toying around with silly names, but I found a resource online with some advice on company names. Here’s some advice: It’s easy to remember It’s easy to spell and requires no explanation It describes your […]

12 Feb, 2007

Giant Lego Millennium Falcon kit

Posted by: Dave In: Design|Film|Gadgets|Games

As seen on Crunchgear  This is it – the biggest, most spectacular LEGO® Star Wars model ever! Straight out of the classic Star Wars movies comes the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon, Han Solo’s famous smuggling starship. Every detail of the modified Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-1300 freighter is here, all constructed to scale with LEGO minifigures. […]

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12 Feb, 2007

Doomsday seed vault

Posted by: Dave In: Science

Seen on the Treehugger Blog The final design for a “doomsday” vault that will house seeds from all known varieties of food crops has been unveiled by the Norwegian government. The Svalbard International Seed Vault will be built into a mountainside on a remote island near the North Pole. The vault aims to safeguard the […]

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11 Feb, 2007

GenCon 2007

Posted by: Dave In: Games

Registration for GenCon began today. Scott is securing a room for us to attend this year (August 16 – 19th) in Indianapolis. This will be my first time attending the mother of all nerdfests. It should be a blast. I plan on taking my camera and computer to update this blog while I’m there. If […]

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08 Feb, 2007

SXSW 2007 preliminary line-up

Posted by: Dave In: Music|Technology

You can find the latest concert line-up for SXSW here.  And the interactive webtastic schedule here. I think I’m more interested in the technology than the music this year. -Dave

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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