Friday, June 17, 2011
Heard today the "SR-71" was originally designated "RS-71", for "Recon/Strike" craft, focus on the recon. LBJ flipped the letters in a speech & no one wanted to tell the President he was wrong.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Thus, it was not a neighborhood issue but a light rail issue."
Hilariously Wrong Google Voice Transcript
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Keep Watching the Skies!
[Nathan Bergey] built the world's coolest desk lamp to alert you when the International Space Station is overhead.
Using a Teensy board to light a few LEDs on the edge of a piece of perspex. And to make it it even cooler, it uses a custom Python script to parse the data available on Heavens Above. (As the orbit of the ISS decays over time, a stand-alone satellite tracking lamp will eventually lose it’s accuracy) Everything on the computer runs in the Gnome panel and is passed to the Teensy over the USB connection.
All of the code is posted on github.
The years have passed and while I don't know what happened to that original flashlight, I know we always have at least 3 or 4 MagLite Flashlights around our house, not counting the one on my key-chain!
Never know when the power is going to go out or you need to look for a raccoon!
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Monday, June 06, 2011
Johnathan Ives' Favourite Designer Speaks
Dieter Rams prefers not to be called a designer. "I prefer the German term, Gestalt-Ingenieur."
Made from 85% organic material.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Shoot Your Mouth Off
I have, by now, got rather fond of Mr. James Bond. I like most of the things about him, with the exception of his rather deplorable taste in firearms. [...]
May I suggest that Mr. Bond be armed with a revolver?
And the name of Bond's fictional new armourer? Major Boothroyd.