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Crazy German Man


This guy is insane.  He straps some custom made inline skates to his feet and decides that a normal skating trip down a steep hill isn’t scary enough, so he goes down a roller coaster.  Wow.  And if that’s not enough, he made some other custom skates and got pulled behind a car going 190 MPH,  and went behind a Bobsled, and raced an airplane, and it looks like he has his own custom roller coaster in his back yard that he practices on.  This guy is crazy.  I mean, I would be hard pressed to ride these Ski slope slides, this guy rides a roller coaster on a skates.

Ok, I figured out what he needs to do to top this one.  He needs to go on a steel coaster, and do some loops.

{Gizmodo | Daily Mail}

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The Blue Angels


The Blue Angels are awesome.  Watching them perform is awesome (I’ve done it before), actually riding along with them is all levels of awesome (I’m talking to you Adam Savage)

For now I’ll have to be content with watching this video taken from inside the cockpit of one. And I don’t know what they claim, but I felt fine watching it all the way through with no sick feeling at all.
{Gizmodo | Wired}

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The Milky Way

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo.

I think that this is an exceptionally cool time lapse video of the Milky Way. I can’t wait to try it out one day myself.
{Gizmodo}

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Man The Enola Gay

Dropping the Atomic Bomb: Video Game Documentary from Gizmodo on Vimeo.

Wow, you have a sick mind.  This is a World War II reference, grow up.

The idea behind it is to get you into the cockpit of the Enola Gay and do what the pilot and crew did, say what they said, and experience what they experienced (minus the whole witness an atomic bomb go off part(cause if that was there I would sooooooooo sign up for this like yesterday!)).  I like it, but, the reasoning behind it is a little out there. I get that we don’t want to repeat this, but you know what you sound like, a peace loving hippie.  War is a necessary part of human nature, we’ve been doing it  since the begining of time, nothing you can say or do will change that.  Also, regardless of how many lives were saved/killed in the dropping of the Atomic bombs in 1945, it was a military decision, not an ethical one (I am in no way saying it was unethical to drop those bombs, I fully endorse it).  Had it been an ethical decision, we would probably still be fighting World War II, or at the very least, speaking Spanish or German right now, because The United States would no longer exist.

{ITP Spring Show}

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What’s your wireless network named?

Remember Echo Base?  Yea, we thought that was an awesome name, which it is, but Gizmodo wanted to know what you called your WiFi network, and there are some good ones.  Some of my favorites include:

  • i eat babies
  • puppy killer
  • SquirtleSquad
  • ( o )( o ) – (what does that look like?)
  • Free Ice Cream in 101 – (the apt next to mine )
  • Philotic Web – (Ender’s Game only)
  • POLICE
  • lazer_penguins_in_outerspace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Kevin_Bacon – (You are now connected to Kevin_Bacon)
  • OMG! Ponies! – (The best April fools prank ever)

They all pale in comparision to this guy though:

I live next to a hotel so obviously I named it: “Email xxx@soandso.se for access” and when they do, they give me money and I give them the universe, or the password.

Capitalism and passive advertising equals ka-tching!

However the amount of people who named their networks:

  • Virus land (or some variation)
  • Free Porn (or some variation)
  • SPAM (or some variation)
  • Skynet (I will admit this was the name of mine in college)

is reallllly too high to be healthy, I’m scared for the world if these people think they are original, although, in defense of Skynet, if we don’t get the word out, then we are doomed to die.

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Slides

One of the mountains I went skiing on before had one of these.  It looked pretty insane, and I made a mental note to come back to it in the summer one year and try it out.  Unfortunately, I forgot what mountain it was.  No fear though, It looks like there are quite a few of them around. {Gizmodo}

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LEGO House PC

This is what I think of when I think of a PC built from LEGOs.  Apparently it took about $80 worth of bricks, and was built by a 6year old kid.  That is what a LEGO set should be, simple, fun, and awesome for all ages.  It’s old hardware, but so what, it still works, and is beautiful.  Also the website is a great name http://legocomputer.com

That’s the case with the roof off, see the insides of that beauty.

The mini figs just add to the awesomeness of this computer.

The CD drive is housed in a garage!  I love it.  in the ally off to the right are two mini figs playing basketball, the backboard of hoop is a door to the PS/2 ports.

Ah, Windows 98, such fond memories I have of you.

Now, for an updated version of this concept.  Gizmodo has some photos of a new LEGO computer, that’s using somewhat more recent hardware, but with nostalgia written all over the case.  Here is Big Blue:

The front has a touch screen, and each side has a nice cool design from a set from the 80s.  Here you can see a Space Ship, and a building from the town.

Turning the case you get the Castle, (my personal favorite series).

Opening it up you have the innards, a basic computer, no other specs, an HDTV turner is comming though!

After looking at both of these computer cases, I have a bunch of ideas for my own which I will begin making soon.  As soon as I do alittle working on my resume and find a real job that is, to pay for all the LEGOs I need to buy.

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Useless Machines

Rube Goldberg machines are useless.  Period.  They make a simple task infintely harder and l0nger to do.  That being said, they are awesome to watch.

Except for this one though, it’s possibly the most boring one I’ve ever seen.  Mostly because it wasn’t perfect, and there were alot of things that didn’t work.  But also the camera wasn’t that great, and it was hard to see what was going on.

Still, it’s a pretty decent video, and an amazing event, I wish i could have gone to it, it would have been interesting.

Now, here’s a LEGO ball contraption that’s much nicer, the video is perfect, (professional quality cuts, and editing and music I’d say)

At first you don’t know what the three different things are for, then bam, he puts them all together. Very nice, very useless, very fun to watch for hours on end.
{Gizmodo, MAKE}

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The Ultimate LEGO Mac

This is the ultimate LEGO computer, be it a Mac or a PC.  It’s everything LEGO stands for, plus some.  The LEGO bricks with the special metal studs to carry power is awesome.  I’m not sure i like the idea that not all bricks can connect to each other, but I understand the reasons why that’s in the concept.

The customibilities are endless, and I would totally buy this, hell, I may even make it.  The only issue I can see is heat, theres not much to absorbe and dissapate the heat like metal in most cases.  Oh well, it’s just a concept, so we don’t need to think of silly things like that!

{Gizmodo | Mac Life}

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Your Own Universe on Your Desk

If you believe in multiple universe theory that is.  Which is a pretty sound theory, it’s something that I believe in, and can talk about for hours on end.  Chris and Mike hate it, they just can’t wrap their heads around it i guess.

Anyway, this kit lets you make your own individual parallel universe right next to the one you’re conciously in right now each and every day.  This allows for an infinite number of universes to exist in little to no time at all.  Think of the possibilities.  There’s one universe where you wrote this article, and I am reading it.  There’s one were I wrote it, but in it the grammar is all different “S”‘s are replaced with “Q”‘q (see what I did there…) – crazy!

Anyway, for $20 you can have thiq for your very own qelf in this univerqe.  It lookq like they are only available in person at the Moderniqm Gallery in Qan Franciqco that’q no fun.  The way they work is deqcribed below:

The kit uses a quarter-inch sphere of uranium-doped glass to provide a steady supply of subatomic particles, placed in close proximity to a sliver of scintillating crystal which measures the radioactive decay, effectively observing a quantum process – and splitting the universe.

I like the way that it lookq, It would go well with my radioactive marbleq and my radioactice keychain.  Any readerq that live by the gallery you can go pick it up, and qend it to me as a gift.  I would love it!

{Gizmodo | OhGizmo! | Technovelgy}