Monday, August 16, 2010

All Systems Progress Towards Disorder

The countertops are installed! All that is left is to hook up the appliances and finish the electrical outlets! I will be posting the before and after of the project, I am so glad it is almost over.

All Systems Progress Towards Disorder
This post is going to be a serious jumble of random stuff. Not much grabbing my attention in the markets today so I got sidetracked big time.

Gold Home Made Video
The Big Picture has a video up today (made via which is so funny I almost hurt myself laughing. Check it out already!

New Boss 302 Ford Mustang
A few readers here are big fans of the Ford Mustang. I was always a GM muscle car man myself, but I love the new throwback Mustangs and the new Boss 302 looks like a winner as well. Enjoy!

Missing "Return of the Jedi" Scene
If you are a serious Star Wars fan, like me, then you know in the novel "Shadows of the Empire" Luke Skywalker constructs his new green lightsaber on Tatooine. A scene was filmed for this but was never used in ROTJ. Well here is what is looked like! (EDIT: sorry if the video does not work, the Lucas police must be on the thing! In case, I think you can watch it here.):


Vintage Games
Lost in the crazy world of gaming we have today, I could not help but remember a few old school games I used to play back in the day. This was before Nintendo, this was before Atari, these were the dark times!

Blue Max
My uncle was a nerd, and he had the Commodore 64 when they came out. I used to play this game called Blue Max, well when the game would load that is! You just flew a plane and shot stuff while trying to find fuel. Really grabs you, I know.

The Oregon Trail
This was another one I got to play on the Commodore 64. In The Oregon Trail your mission was to make it out to Willamette Valley from Missouri. You had to have enough food to get there and variables included weather and disease. I actually liked this game.

Ok, now I am going old school!

This was an 8-track tape player that used the forward/reverse buttons in such a way as to make an interactive teaching game! This was really cool (at the time) though the robot's flickering red eyes could be scary!:

2-XL history on Wiki. Here is an interactive page to see what I mean.

Extreme Microbe
Ever hear of a Waterbear (Tardigrade)? Interesting creatures:
Tardigrades are polyextremophiles and are able to survive in extreme environments that would kill almost any other animal. Some can survive temperatures of -273°C (-460 °F), close to absolute zero, temperatures as high as 151 °C (303 °F), 1,000 times more radiation than other animals, and almost a decade without water. In September 2007, tardigrades were taken into low Earth orbit on the FOTON-M3 mission and for 10 days were exposed to the vacuum of space. After they were returned to Earth, it was discovered that many of them survived and laid eggs that hatched normally, making these the only animals known to be able to survive the vacuum of space.

Wow! Here is a picture of one:

Have a good night.


getyourselfconnected said...

I changd a picture on the site, did anyone see it?

getyourselfconnected said...

Added another pic of Anton Chigurh artwork.

watchtower said...

About a month ago I drove the new 5.0 Mustang, in a word, WOW!

Even the new Made In China 6 speed manual transmission is a shear joy to row thru the gears.

It is a much shorter throw than what is in mine, felt like what I would imagine a racecar shifter would feel like, and on top of that the new Boss's shifter is even shorter!

The new 5.0 'Coyote' engine instantly relegated my Bullitt's 4.6 engine to the dust bin of history.

I would love to get a chance to drive this new incarnation of the 'Boss' and see what the difference is between it's modded 440 HP 5.0 and the 'ordinary' 412 HP of the standard 5.0 in the GT.

It looks as if the Boss is down a little on the torque but I would love to feel that engine pull once it got up 'on the pipe', or should I say it's side pipes!

I'm not against the new Chevrolet or Chrysler musclecars at all, but I have to say Ford FTW on this one, it's not just a cosmetic makeover.

watchtower said...

Oh yeah, my daughter says the Waterbear looks both cuddly AND scary at the same time.

GawainsGhost said...

"Out of chaos comes order."

"Ah, blow it out your ass, Howard."

--Blazing Saddles