Monthly Archives: December 2010

Tour du Jour, 30 Dec 10

Ngram du Jour: cabernet, zinfandel, syrah Today in History 1916: Rasputin murdered. 1924: Edwin Hubble announces that there exists a galaxy other than the Milky Way. 1930: The first photograph showing the curvature of the Earth is exhibited in Chicago. … Continue reading

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The Pogie Awards

Yes, it’s time once again to recognize the best tech ideas of the year. Not the best products — sometimes, a Pogie award-winning feature crops up in a product that, over all, is a turkey. No, these awards go to … Continue reading

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Siberian Snowcover and Winter Weather

Does the autumn snowcover in Siberia affect the winter weather in the US? Judah Cohen says yes, and he is putting his money where his mouth is, by predicting this year’s winter. Specifically: Full story here: Putting a Siberian Snow … Continue reading

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How to Pour Champagne

“Pouring champagne down the side preserved up to twice as much carbon dioxide in champagne than pouring down the middle, probably because the angled method was gentler,” How to pour champagne? Science backs the side of a glass – Technology … Continue reading

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Letterpress Legos!

Geeky designers (and the folks who write about them!) love Legos, and Sam Cox and Justin LaRosa are no exception. Under theirPhysical Fiction aegis, these two graphic designers have put Lego to yet another wonderfully off-label use by constructing a working … Continue reading

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Kodachrome Coda

Most of my photos of Glacier National Park were taken on Kodachrome. PARSONS, Kan. — An unlikely pilgrimage is under way to Dwayne’s Photo, a small family business that has through luck and persistence become the last processor in the … Continue reading

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Yes, Exactly!

Apply where needed. That’s Specific Enough – Engrish Funny: Engrish Pictures That Is Your Funny Engrish

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Tour du Jour, 28 Dec 10

Ngram du Jour Good vs evil Looks like we’re winning. Google Ngram Viewer Today in History: 1869: America’s first Labor Day. 1886: The first patent for a commercially successful dishwasher is issued. 1973: The Endangered Species Act is signed into … Continue reading

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Tour du Jour, 27 Dec 10

Ngram du Jour Refrigerator vs Fridge Interesting! Why the peak during the war years? Why the decline until about 1968? Google Ngram Viewer Today in History 1831: HMS Beagle departs England, with Charles Darwin aboard. 1900: Carey Nation smashes her … Continue reading

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No Further Blogging Today

Gotta solve transportation problems. Darn this real world anyway.

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