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 xtranormal.com) 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.):
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!
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.
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.