Halo (All I Play-Oh)

This is one of the best non-Weird Al, video parodies I have ever seen.  In case you don’t know, it’s a parody of the Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s Snow (Hey-Oh), except, it’s about Halo.  I can relate to most of the song, at least the beginning of it, cause it’s the only game I play on my Xbox 360, (hell, it was the reason I bought an Xbox 360)

The song was written and performed by Palette Swap Ninja, and the video was made by usethefork.  I must say, the lyrics are catchy, and the video is awesome.  It must have taken a long time to sync up all the music to the video, espically since I find it annoying to use the saved film feature on Halo 3.  Anyway, it’s awesome, and you should watch it, even if you don’t play Halo.

New Theme and such

If you haven’t noticed, I changed the theme last night, I’m still playing around with settings and such, but I like it, I may switch it to a different one, but I don’t think so.
I readded the Google Talk badge, so those that wish can now talk to me again, isn’t that great?!
What do you all think?
Also, a nice long post is coming up (today or tomorrow), so don’t worry, that’s what I’ve been doing and how come nothing’s been updated recently. Looking for themes, and writing that post.

Hope you enjoy it.

Do Not Adjust Your TV Set

Bars & Tones from André Chocron on Vimeo.

That’s a nice idea.  I remember when you saw those screen’s it was never that nice, and usually, there was a loud single noise that hurt your ears.  This is music, that flows, and keeps things interesting.  It’s a great concept of something from the past.  Now all TVs default to a blue screen, thats boring.

Ball Droppings

This is a surprisingly simple and entertaining game.  I want to say I posted it already, but I don’t think so.  Anyway, you can make cool music by drawing lines and watching the balls bounce off of them.  The length of the line changes the tone of the sound that comes out.  You can change the strength of gravity, and the speed at which the balls drop.  If you make a box, the balls will bounce around in it forever, giving you a headache, but then you can move the line at the bottom, and watch them all fall out.

Try it out for yourself
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Billy Mays vs. Chuck Norris

Billy Mays Facts? Really? Are you serious? What even gave you the idea that one ounce of Billy Mays’ OxiClean body is a match for the equally bearded, but much more awesome Chuck Norris?

 

For starters, the picture I found of Chuck is much larger then Billy Mays, that alone means Chuck is a bigger bad ass.  Second, Billy is smiling, and giving a thumbs up in his photo.  He doesn’t look menacing at all does he?  Chuck on the other hand is just staring at you, and you know that if you so much as blink funny, he will round house kick you though your computer screen.

Next up on the pictures are the similarities, both of these people are wearing beards, and a shirt that has the top two buttons open.

Billy’s beard reminds me of Al Borland, from Home Improvement, not someone who inspires fear in the hearts of anyone.  His shirt is unbuttoned at the top, but he has a plain white undershirt on beneath it.  LAME.  Where’s your mainlines?

Chuck on the other hand, his photo screams at you for respect.  and if you don’t give it to him, he will know it.  His beard is the perfect balance of well trimmed, and grown in, it’s not a full beard, but it means business.  His shirt is open to reveal his mainly chest.  And it may sound weird of me to say Chuck Norris has a mainly chest, but you simply cannot describe it any other way, or else you will die, period.

Moving on from the two pictures I found of these two people, let’s get to the meat of the matter: the facts.

Billy Mays has 20 facts, one or two of which will trick your lips into forming a smile.

Chuck Norris has 8 pages of facts, and each page has over 20 facts on it, making him at least 8 times more factual then Mr. Mays.

It’s easy to come up with more facts for Chuck Norris because he is the inventor of everything, and everything you say about him is a true, verifiable fact, even things that contridict themselves, and that’s just the way Chuck rolls.

In the end I think that, I know that, Chuck Norris would win.  Because he would just round house kick some OxiClean into Billy Mays and be done with it.  Billy Mays vs. Vince Offer, now, that’s a fair fight, let’s see it internet, I’m waiting…

Floppy Software

Ah, I remember the days of the 3.5″ Floppy disk.  I used to be able to back up my entire semester of high school work onto one or two 1.44 MB disks, zipped up of course, because PKZip was all the rage back then.  Then I got a CD burner from my uncle, and magically, I could fit so much more onto them, and they were so much cheaper, I quickly stopped using 3.5″ disks, as did most of the rest of the industry. (For the sake of simplicity, we’ll skip ZIP disks, I had those too)

Imagine if we still used 1.44MB 3.5″ disks to ship and install software today?  It’s be a nightmare.  Well, antrepo has created some posters of what it would look like if some of the most widely used software was shipped on floppies instead of CDs/DVDs as they are today.

As a reference, iTunes, would take 48 floppy disks to install.  Firefox would only take up 6.  I hate to think what some of the other games and stuff would take up.  Numbers for Adobe Photoshop CS4 (only PS, not the rest of the DVD spanning suite) would equal over 300, and of The Sims, that’s almost 6x more at 1,700 disks.

Besides how much time and effort it would take to install, do you know how much raw materials that would consume, far to much.  Free shipping when would be a thing of the past thats for sure.

{GadgetVenue | Technabob}

Terminator 2: Skynet Edition

Personally, I will wait till all the Terminator films are finished before I buy anymore of them on DVD.  I’m sure there will be some super special awesome $1000 edition of the whole series, the first trilogy with Arnold, and the later movie(s) (a worthy Trilogy please?) with Bale.  All together with a skull for each film, T-800, T-1000, T-X, and some newer models for the sequels.

Also, as cool as that skull looks, I don’t think it’s worth $180 for just T2 on Blu Ray, and T2 extremen and T2 Ultimate on regular DVD.  Why not go BD all the way?

I do like the digital copies that are supposed to be both Windows Media and iTunes compatible.  And the hours of extra features and stuff is always welcome, however, the chances of me ever watching them are pretty slim.  I may watch them once, if I’m lucky.  But hey, it’s awesome nonetheless.

{Uneasyslience | DVD Active}

Robots…

Skynet Research has sent me an email.  They claim that everyone can make a difference.  I believe them.  If we all band together, we can prevent the robot overthrow of our culture.  I know Skynet Research is a viral advertising method for the new Terminator Salvation movie (which I am excited for), but I cannot help but express my fears for our future right now.

We live in a world were the number of robots per worker is on the rise, were simple everyday things that humans do is being replaced by lifeless, fearless, soulless robotic beings, who’s only guiding force in this world is to overcome it’s masters, us.  Most robots are meant to go places that humans can’t or shouldn’t go.

But tell me, if you saw this rescuing you from a fire what would you think? You’d probably think, crap, the time has come, I’m gone.  What’s more, these types of robots are programed to collect humans already, so when the inevitably become self aware, they will have far little reprogramming to undergo before they can be shipped to the front lines to clean up the robot’s advance.

And if that’s not enough, this cute little guy was made with the best intentions, but when they turn, all I can say is carry a knife with you.  This “robot dog” is nice and useful on the front lines, it carries you’re ammo, and supplies, and whatnot, but it can also carry other robots, or guns, or both.  What we have here is the first Calvary of the new robot army.

If there’s one advantage we have over the robots right now, it’s that none of them look like humans, they all look like robots, or aliens. Not anymore with this new technology, it mimic the texture of a human face, providing all sorts of levels of wrongness to come.

Perhaps its just these next and last two images that bother me the most.

Here we have the original Terminator laughing at what he will one day become.  How sad and scary this sight is.  Surly he must realize the irony of the situation here.  The role that made him famous is about to come true, and he is grinning at it!

Seriously, wtf people.  Why is there a robotic T-Rex?  Are you trying to make it easier for them the devour us?  The only way it could be worse was if it was a raptor.  But with the way things are going now, that probably won’t be too far off.   I hope they just don’t use the flawed logic that John Hammond used in doing it.

{Robot photos}

The New Kid in the Bathroom

Dyson, the guy behind those really interesting vacuum cleaners has come up with a new kind of hand cleaner.  It’s actually an interesting design, if eternally flawed to never be used: The Dyson Airblade.

I like the idea behind it, it uses air taken in from the very room, sanitizes it, runs it over the electronics inside it, and then forces it out a like 400mph that “literally scrapes water from your hands.”  It’s ingenious, and like some other Dyson products it’s new and unique.

Here’s the problems I have with it:

  1. Why does it need electronics?  Is it to monitor the air filter, to run the motors? to give the air something to pass over so it sounds like it’s actually doing something?  The only thing I can get from the site is for the Dyson Digital Motor.  Sure it looks pretty, and they claim it’s faster and more efficient then a normal motor, ok.  I can’t figure out just why exactly it needs a computer chip inside it, it’s a fucking hand dryer.
  2. The whole notion of using this is to reduce one’s carbon footprint.  Now if that’s not the biggest load of crap bandwagon out there, I don’t know what is.  Now, I will never get into this argument in the future because it’s bogus and I don’t believe it, but for the sake of argument here’s a few things wrong with that:
    • First, this will probably reduce your carbon footprint, if you use paper towels and replace it with warm air
    • If you are replacing you’re warm air blowers, then this will do nothing for you, because you’re just filling up space in a landfill somewhere
    • Most places have both a hot air and dryer, and paper towels. Guess which ones are used more
  3. Which brings me to my last point.  People use towels much more then hot air.  It’s quicker, more efficient, and feels better.  If given the chance, I’d use paper over hot air, it’s more natural.

How will you dry your face with this?  You can’t.  Your arms, nope (at least hot air dryers let you do that).  Your shirt that the faulty faucets on the sink got all wet?  No, you’ll just have to go back to your date with a giant wet spot on your stomach, sorry.

This product is destined to be an amazing idea, but never adopted.  I’m sorry, no wait, I’m not.