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How to get to Mars

How to get to Mars

This is not a new clip, it’s been around for nearly two years. In fact, I am pretty sure that most of my audience has seen it in the past. But it’s wa-a-a-y cool. And absent any original thought in this here blog, it certainly serves as an upgrade in…

A regular pretender

Perusing my long-neglected blog aggregator, I came across Brian’s attempt to analyze his writing style via an online gadget (which, I believe, other people tried as well). I was, for a short moment, idle, so I figured I should try that. The results? Unlike Brian (who was consistently pegged to…

Pixel attack

Pixel attack

I’m far from being prolific in my blogging these days, for a great number of reasons. Instead of recounting those reasons, I’ll just borrow content elsewhere on this occasion. This clip is nothing short of brilliant. Via Exler.

Style your garage

This German firm sells photo-tarpaulins that are meant to turn your grey and ugly garage doors into something fun and exciting, causing “neighbours, friends and passers-by to stop and stare”. They have dozens of designs. I am torn between these:         Tip of the hat to Anya…

Unusual roads

A fascinating – if, as usual with these types of compilations, arguably incomplete – list of the world’s most unique roads. Sadly, I’ve only driven one of these myself. Which makes it several more destinations that I’ve never been to and need to eventually visit. Via Instapundit.

Not sure about that one…

Many of my online friends did this test and, for lack of any other entertainment herein, I finally decided I needed to start using fillers again… … except I was not actually ready to do justice to a 120-item questionnaire, so the result turns out to be rather random. Human?…

Can I sell myself a fake watch?

Of the various email addresses that I use for different purposes, only my gmail account both is used regularly and has a built-in spam folder. Which I review maybe once a month, out of curiosity. An idle check today yielded a surprising conclusion. Between your run-of-the-mill offers of fake watches…

Coming to a store near you

A really cool meme has been going around in my absence. I saw it on a number of blogs of friends, so I am going to tip the hat to the originator, Buzzfeed. New meme: here’s a totally random way to make your new random band’s new random album cover.…

I didn’t need 60 questions for that

The last question on the test was all that was required: “What do you consider yourself to be?” Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test… Pure Nerd 74 % Nerd, 22% Geek, 26% Dork For The Record: A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia. A…

Everything’s amazing…

I saw this the other day on Speculist and could not resist re-posting it here. It does occur to me all too often that as recently as 20 years ago, a number of things that we now consider “bare essentials” did not yet exist. Mind you, I still reserve the…

Simpsonized portraits

My brother asked about the avatar that now pops up next to my comment replies on this blog. It is a simpsonized me, that I have long been using as Gravatar for blogs that support that service. The big picture looks like this:   I think it certainly resembles me.…

My dream of being specops fulfilled

Some of my readers may remember this post, in which I outlined how the online community that I have the honor to belong to collaborated to expose the anti-LHC crusader Walter L. Wagner as a person not in the least qualified to engage in a “discussion” that he wants to…

On medical myths

Do you believe that sugar makes your kids hyperactive? Or that night eating makes you fat? Or that hangovers can be cured? You are way off the mark there. Here is a recap of a BMJ article (also publicized in NYT) on the common medical myths. There is also a…

The name’s Bond…

Hah! I had no doubt that this is what I would end up with, because I honestly do not see myself much as anyone else among the choices. I could live with Indiana Jones, I guess, but I realize how his traits, as implied in various questions, do not fit…

Etymologia (that’s Greek for you)

Via Talk Wordy to Me, I attempted the etymology quiz. It gives you 10 random questions on word origins with multiple-choice answers. I got 7 out of 10, which was much better than I expected. There was only one lucky guess, as a matter of fact. The rest were comparatively…

A puzzle with horsies

A friend of mine sent me this little puzzle, which, truth be told, did not take me long to solve. Since today shapes up as another really busy day at work, I decided to take an easy route out of blogging and post the puzzle here. Anyone who cares to…

Google’s Street View

It’s only been a bit over a month since I learned about Seety. Today, researching an address in Paris, I accidentally zoomed in too much. To my surprise, the map changed to the interactive view of the Parisian location, very similar (but with more controls) to the one found at…