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Someone Exploited My Scoreboard

| August 17, 2009

Someone managed to exploit a flaw in the way I calculate high scores for my game Gem Story. As of 8/18/09, Quest Name Score Level Date ma 2147483647 16 August 13 2009 Loren 1317023 28 August 16 2009 yan 1108697 9 August 04 2009 Matt 880118 20 August 06 2009 moogleii 313409 17 July 10 [...]

Performance Street Tire Shootout

| April 6, 2009

Just posted on Youtube (links below) is a tire shootout between: The new Bridgestone RE-11 ( successor to the RE-01R) The Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec (I’m running on them now and I am quite pleased with them) The Toyo Proxes R1R and the Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 The Z1 Star Specs are about a [...]

Canon 5D Mark II Blurb

| April 2, 2009

I’ve already written about this baller camera before, but my friend Robert recently had an opportunity to mess around with it, and it kinda put things in perspective. This picture, guess what ISO it’s at? It’s at 1 frickin thousand. It looks as good as his normal DSLR does at 100 ISO. Pretty insane.  I [...]

Good Idea, Bad Idea: Welded Differentials

| March 12, 2009

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=763645 [Update: Yeah, it's fake.] Wow. One can never be sure if people are being flat out retarded or if they are just trying to create a new internet meme.   This ranks alongside Direct Exhaust Injection (the guy thought if he routed his engine’s exhaust back into his intake, he would have unlimited, perpetual [...]

Olivo Barbieri’s Model World

| February 22, 2009

Nifty. His technique results in cities that look like models.

Macabre iPhone App, Stupid Child Porno Charges

| January 20, 2009

I’m always interested in new and nifty apps for the iPhone. But this one was a little bit…different. Knights Armaments made a ballistics application package that lets you mount an iTouch/iPhone to your rifle. The main site is being slashdotted, so it might not load, but here’s an excerpt of its features: You can set [...]

Wired Writes About the Insight

| January 14, 2009

Eco Assist uses a dashboard display and speedometer backlighting that effectively turn hypermiling — the fine art of maximizing fuel efficiency — into a videogame that coaches you on your driving style. There’s also an Econ Mode that decreases throttle sensitivity, reduces air-conditioning demand and pulls a few other under-hood tricks to maximize fuel efficiency. [...]

Apple Introduces Keyboard-less Laptop

| January 6, 2009

I don’t usually follow Apple keynotes because I just don’t care enough, but in spirit of the recent Macworld one…the writing is just glorious: http://www.hulu.com/watch/51092/onion-news-network-apple-introduces-revolutionary-new-laptop-with-no-keyboard

Micro Snapshot of Mankind

| December 19, 2008

Go science! Omni-mirror allows creation of laser scalpel. Surgeons rejoice. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, some things never change. Dumbasses. “But the man told me to!”

Unchecked Police Powers – What’s the Counter?

| December 3, 2008

I’m not particularly in the mood to write, but I’ve been sitting on this one for awhile, and it’s bugging me, so pardon me if I ramble. Anyway, I’ll first mention three noteworthy videos. I came across this vid on YouTube of a woman in handcuffs demanding a lawyer and a phone call. The officer [...]