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30 Jun, 2007

iPhone disassembled

Posted by: Dave In: Apple|Gadgets

Forty-five minutes after the coveted iPhone went on sale, the folks at iFixit have taken one completely apart.  Pretty confidently, I must say. Link (via Technorati) -Dave

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26 Jun, 2007

Great Michael Palin interview

Posted by: Dave In: Film|Humor

Thanks to Jesse Thorn for the great video link. There are appearances from Eddie Izzard, Trey Parker, Matt Stone and other comedians that Python has unknowingly influenced. – Dave

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26 Jun, 2007

Can I make a suggestion?

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Humor

The next time you hear a serious journalist use the word “celebutante” in reference to celebrity/debutante, Paris Hilton,  try swapping that word (in your mind) with “celebutarde” instead. I can almost guarantee this will make you feel better (or at the very least, smile). -Dave

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A gym in Hong Kong has come up with a brilliant idea.  Hook up all those treadmills, stairmasters and bicycles to generators and store all of that “free” energy that people are creating in the gym to help power the building. Link to Treehugger article. “Mr Chang, can you please pick up the pace?  The […]

25 Jun, 2007

I, Phone.

Posted by: Dave In: Communication|Gadgets|Technology

Part of me thinks the whirlwind of hype surrounding the iPhone is absolutely ridiculous. Another part of me (the nerdy, gadget-loving part) wants one anyhow. Will the iPhone revolutionize mobile communication as all of the commericals promise? Who knows. However, there are phones out today that can do all of the things the iPhone is […]

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20 Jun, 2007


Posted by: Dave In: Gadgets|Technology

OK, this is a pretty cool service.  Do you want to get out of a cell phone contract to get that new iPhone? You can swap your cell contract with someone looking to do the same at CellSwapper. This is a genius idea.  I’m surprised someone hasn’t come up with it sooner. -Dave

What are the odds of this happening? If it hadn’t been for the distinctive suede coat, there would have been no chase through the streets of San Francisco, no heroine and, in all likelihood, no justice. But when Karen Lodrick turned away from ordering her latte at the Starbucks at Church and Market streets, there […]

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15 Jun, 2007

They’re made out of meat!

Posted by: Dave In: Books|Film

There is a very entertaining short story by Terry Bisson, called “They’re made out of meat.”  It’s a one-page science fiction story about two aliens talking about humans in a very funny way. “Oh, there’s a brain all right. It’s just that the brain is made out of meat! That’s what I’ve been trying to […]

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15 Jun, 2007

Overheard in New York

Posted by: Dave In: Humor

I just discovered a most wonderful site called “Overheard in New York.”  New Yorkers submit the crazy things they hear people say while they go about their lives in the Big Apple.  Funny stuff. Mom: Are you okay in there, sweetie? Little girl in stall: I can’t button my pants. Mom: It’s alright. Just come […]

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14 Jun, 2007

In Russia, space station reboots you

Posted by: Dave In: Science|Technology

Russian-controlled computers on the international space station were rebooted today. These computers control frivolous things like oxygen and water and seem to be limping along now. Insert random Microsoft Windows joke here. Read the whole story here. -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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