Match Rockets

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I have  never heard of these before: I want to make them, but I fear that they may let me down and the ones I end up making won’t work nearly as well as the ones in the video. {Instructables}

The new Timelapse

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This is the new way timelapses will be done.  Well, it will be one day, when people have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on the equipment, and an unlimited time frame to edit it all together.  Sadly, I don’t think software will ever be able to do this.  Which, I guess means that … Continued

Photons

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This is one of those awesome examples of how far web technology has come in recent years.  This is all done in real time by the browser.  You can draw mirrors to reflect rays of light in different directions.  You can control the reflectiveness, and diffusion of the mirrors, it’s pretty fun.  After awhile the … Continued

The Money Pit

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Riptide was an interesting book, it engaged you and kept you guessing, I won’t spoil the book’s ending for you,  but below you can listen to a podcast about the actual pit that inspired the book.  Yes, the story I’m about to tell you is based on true events, but Futility Closet seems to take … Continued

Sled Drivers

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Tomorrow, October, 22, 2014, at 12:30 PM eastern time a former pilot of the fastest jet ever made will be doing an AMA on reddit.  It will be over in /r/iama if you’re interested, and you should be. One of the best stories about flying in an SR-71: There were a lot of things we … Continued

2 Hours of Game Boy

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Well, closer to 3 hours actually, but whatever, you’re not going to watch all of it are you?  This is supposedly the start screen for every original Game Boy game made.  I believe him, mostly because I’m not investing 3 hours of my life watching it and taking notes of every game, and then matching … Continued

Nazi Gold

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I like Jude Law, he’s sadly not appreciated as much as he should be.  I also like Nazis, so when I saw this trailer, I was admittedly excited.  Afterall, what could go wrong?  Well, alot of things, but I’m not going to worry too much about that, I’m going to be excited and hopefully go … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Desert Fox

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On this day in 1944, Erwin Rommel, the famed “Desert Fox,” was given the unique opportunity to kill himself.  You see, he was semi involved in the failed July 20 Plot, Operation Valkyrie, to kill Adolf Hitler.  Being the famed war hero, and popular public figure, he wasn’t put on trial, or outright killed by the … Continued

The Mighty Ducks

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You can thank reddit user StreetFur for this link: On this day 21 years ago the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, became an NHL team in the Western Conference.  Now they are simply known as The Anaheim Ducks, shedding the Disney legacy in 2006 with new owners.  However, fans of the Ducks cannot deny that at … Continued

Manual Bitcoin Mining is Useless

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Computers really are magical machines.  Unfortunately, it’s not until you do some things by hand that you truly appreciate it for yourself.  Ken Shirriff can now appreciate computers better than anyone I know.  You see, he decided he wanted to mine his own Bitcoins, by hand.  Using a paper and pencil.  At first glance you’d think … Continued