It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then, like most cliches, that...– Stephen Fry. (via dailymeh)
Cardboard Children: The Perfect Games Night |... →
Nine steps to having an enjoyable night of board games.
Slashdot Hardware Story | Self-Building Chips - As... →
In short: self-building chips used to take a long time to complete using standard methods, but using microwave ovens rather than a standard kiln reduces build time, making self-assembling nanomachines much more feasible.
Slashdot Comments | China Now Halting Shipments of... →
The story is interesting, but this comment is awesome. I’m not including it since it’s huge and filled with enough vitriol to level a city.
Slashdot News Story | Proving 0.999... Is Equal To... →
A 25-page document on how 0.999 recurring is equal to 1. Rounding isn’t involved.
The Burger Lab: The Myth of The 12-Year-Old... →
We’ve all heard the story. This brave person is actually using the scientific method to see if it’s true, and try figure out why. There are eight different samples for this test, in order to find out whether it’s the beef, the bun, the size, or the storage environment, or if it’s all a load of bunk. We’ll have to wait to see the results, though (via thedailywhat).
inky: “My car chase”, by Ben Pluimer. Last year I interviewed for a TV job, and they asked me if I had ever directed or shot car chases. I said yes, went home, shot this, and sent it back to them. I didn’t get the job.
Insanity Defense For Hacking Email Doesn't Work |... →
Yet another thing a Plea of Insanity doesn’t cover.
The Escapist : Video Galleries : Daily Drop : Glass Paperweight. A sign that LoadingReadyRun have too much time on their hands. Every day, Paul Saunders gets on top of a step ladder (not a taller ladder, guys?) and drops something in front of a high-speed camera. This one is pretty decent, as is the Rubik’s Cube. But, seriously: pizza?
Slashdot Mobile Story | Why You See 'Free Public... →
In a nutshell: it’s a bug in XP. There’s much more to it, though.