Friday, December 31, 2010

Touhou demo video - I think it's from the same people that made the last one.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Questions for libs - Questions make people think, which most are un-used to doing.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Superman's reproductive troubles, by Larry Niven - I have some conflicts with some of his assumptions, but sounds mostly right.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Property rights key to wealth - Seems so obvious, but apparently something too complicated for some.

They guy who killed Pluto - I might just have to get this book.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Let's Play E.V.O. Search For Eden - How timely, as I just started replaying this the other day.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

How to talk to a human in customer service - Good advices there.

You walk wrong - At least to the New York Magazine and the people they talked to. But personal experience tends to make me agree here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Friday Ephemera - A bunch of random, but cool, crap. Updated weekly; guess which day.

Female character flow chart - Methinks they do protest too much.

Tube-less toilet paper - This could be one of the crowning inventions of mankind. Or not. But still cool.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Find duplicate images - I got the Visual Similarity one. Scanning right now - we'll see how it works. UPDATE: Well, the demo doesn't really do a whole lot, but it does find visually similar images. Picks up motivaters as similar. And it only does ten similarity-groups in the demo, and you have to go through your folders yourself. But it actually works for what I wanted it for I guess.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Talk - Perhaps one of the most important a father will have to have with a young child.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Man eating Twinkies and other "bad" things loses lots of weight - Who knew that counting calories was the secret to weight loss?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

How to save Cleveland - And other places like it.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Remember that Touhou documentary thing I posted a while ago? Well, now it's been translated.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A good idea - The thing at the end, that is.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How to deal with gifted children - Or rather, how not to deal with them.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Virtual Barber Shop - Stereo sound, for your head.

Monday, October 4, 2010

An allegory - Or something like that; whatever, EPIC.

Wilders Berlin speech - This liberal Dutch guy likes America more than our liberals apparently.

Iowahawk describes production of 10:10 video - money quote: "And somehow, throughout this entire process, not one of the hundreds of people involved seemed to have questioned the wisdom of an advertising message advocating the violent, sudden death of people who disagree with it." 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blog from one of the workers in the MTC mailroom - That has got to be one of the most interesting college jobs out there.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Typical science journalism article - With typical science journalism article comments.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Somalia is a bad example - Government is not society.

The history of Washington's 110 rules - Interesting, but just a scholarly self-stimulation in the end - ie, does it really matter? Read the comments.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tea Party and foreign policy - Basically, there isn't really one.

Some cool Touhou music video - Not the biggest fan of the music, but the animation looks just like an anime opening credits animation.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FlightAware - You can track planes this way! If you're into that sort of thing.

A very epic Pokemon vide
o - Trust me. Well, won't mean anything if you haven't seen the show or played the first game(s), but still, I think it'd be funny on it's own.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Taking apart - and putting back together - a car in less than 4 minutes - Wouldn't it be real convenient to be able to do that with a normal car?

30 mosques in 30 days - The guys sound like this is the first time they've been out of NY, even though one of them is from Ohio.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Yah, the national debt is kinda high... - Apparently more than all the money in the world. That's a lot.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sci-fi 101 - Very interesting stuff.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The best lubes - Don't use WD-40, necessarily.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Big Lie, and why lefties don't understand it - Because they didn't do their research, as usual (from the pen of Hitler himself!).

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

The real cost of employees - Why aren't people hiring? Because it's too expensive, duh.

Calvin and Hobbes search engine
- Pretty self-explanatory.

What's wrong with CS research - WAT DID I JUST READ? But seriously, that's the kind of stuff that's wrong with most research, I think. Bright people doing useless stuff.

Some dude that doesn't like string theory - He even wrote a book about it!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Look who were tax exiles - I want to be one too!

Teh Oily Spill by the numbers - Not terribly impressive, really, if you think about it.

"New" way to define citizenship - Something like this has been my contention for as long as I've understood enough to make an informed decision.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Touhou Endings - Now I can finally know! (because I suck too bad to actually get the good endings in the non-fighting games)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Michael Totten talks to an Israeli about Israel - stuff I'd never before supposed, is exposed!

FoldIt - Gaming, but science!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

OK, here's some more Let's Plays:

Perfect Dark (XBLA version)
Ar Tornelico 2
Spore
Eternal Poison

The two JRPG ones are done by the same guy that did the Persona 4 Let's Play.

Friday, July 16, 2010

How to back up your DS games - This is pretty dang handy, and looks legit, too (should be if it's from Kotaku).

Thursday, July 15, 2010

WWII is worst show ever - so full of plot holes and stuff.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Three-year-old plays Portal (and some other game first) - I have to get that game when I get a new computer, so I can not be dumber at thinking with portals than a tot.

Touhou character sorter - This. Awesome. DO!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Foreign policy and zombies - This is important stuff, you know.

Bill Whittle explains the World Cup
- And also the most potentially epic day in the history of the world.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Civilization 5 trailer - They really know how to do trailers at Fraxis. First an actually informative trailer, and then this? Awesome.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Some advice for college students - Interesting stuff from a sci-fi writer.

See where people move - Very interesting. Here has some analysis.

Best friends bad? - what is this i don't even (This needs longer discussion that I can't really give coherently here.)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

How slow can a SR-71 fly? - Not the most immediate question that comes to mind, that's for sure.

Secrets to successful marriage
- Since when was being married for 20 years a long time? But whatever, sounds like good stuff. Also, from older folks.

GPal - In case you want something besides PayPal.

Best chess set ever - I hated programming with Mindstroms, but that's just me.

Friday, June 11, 2010

In Defense Of Starter Marriage - Not what you think, most likely (if it was, I wouldn't have posted it).

Lesson from the Falcon 9 test - This is very relevant to my interests, in so many ways.

Here's some HTML tags for you. Because I care.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Here's the Let's Play Archive

And some interesting-looking Let's Play threads: Tales of Symphonia, Sakura Wars, Battlefield 1942, Bioshock, Fate/Stay Night, Deus Ex, Mechwarrior 4 (Vengeance?), Crimson Skies, Tales of Symphonia (again), Freespace 2, and finally Touhou(!). These don't look to be finished, maybe.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Peaceniks and the like partly responsible for stuff like Hilter and Stalin - Not that we didn't already know that, but this is coming from a liberal, it seems.

iqdb - Search out the source perhaps of an image.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Pokemon cartoon, explained - Well, not really, but it is kinda funny, at least.

Super-realistic Modern Warfare 3 - Perhaps too realistic.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Visualizing the oil spill - Yah, it's some hippy crap, but still interesting. Makes you see how much bigger the western US is than the East.

How to legally become a US Citizen
- Reason.com infographic. Fixing this would go a long way to solving the illegal immigration problem, methinks.

But the Gulf spill isn't the end of the world - Holy cow, Iraq must have been dumping that stuff by the ton.

This is ridiculous - ...of course I bit.

Pretty cool CG Touhou battle - Actually, rather impressive. Looks like a PS2 game, but whatever.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Industrial sabotage through bureaucracy - This is from an OSS manual from WWII. Seriously.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

US (military) power not diminishing - And this from the LA Times opinion section, of all places!

Pictures of Jupiter and ISS - during the day - I've heard of this stuff before, but it's still way cool.

16 "Best" nerd musics - Subjective of course, but still awesome.

Friday, May 28, 2010

JUST IN: Real-world(s) not black-body objects! - NASA knew this 40 years ago, but somehow forgot to tell everyone that greenhouse theory (based on black-body physics) is a bunch of junk. Oops.

The costs of going green - John Stossel talks to some guy that knows a thing or two about energy and physics.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"States' Rights" don't exist - Individuals have rights, not states. Interesting.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Shin Megami Tensei Wiki - AKA The Wiki For the Best Series of Games Ever

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ian McKellan does Fresh Prince - Not really, but it's the next best thing. (Also, Saved By the Bell, but not nearly so good.)

Cave Story Fresh Prince - The whole thing!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dale Peterson for Alabama Agriculture Commissioner - This has to be the most direct political ad ever. And the funniest for it. I'd vote for this guy. Although he sounds like he's from Texas. And looks it. But whatever.

Monday, May 17, 2010

US medical evacuation crews receive highest German medal for bravery - And it seems only four Germans have earned it, so that means something.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Why BMI is a bunch of crap - Unless you are a lazy bum, it doesn't really work. Maybe for me, as I fit in that category, but my sisters probably match mine, or are pretty close, and none of them are fattys (like me).

Friday, May 14, 2010

One Rep Max calculator - Apparently the ideal weight lifting exercise is to do 80% of this, more or less.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Let's Play for Persona 3 - Arranged as a Livejournal thing. Interesting. Just spent the last twelve hours at TVTropes, so I haven't read it yet, but I did get it from there.

And one for Persona 4
- Done in a different style, but still from the perspective of the MC, it seems.

Safebooru - Like Danbooru, but apparently without the porn (at least none on the first page of the Touhou tag...but with 91079 Touhou pics alone, maybe something slipped in there, so be careful.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Links for 5/8/10

I need to come up with more original titles. You can see the post date right there.

Why Newsweek failed - Ace of Spades (a site I need to read more) tells us why Newsweek is about to die.

Cold Steel Greatsword - Because it's under-appreciated.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Links for 5/6/10

Truth or Scare - A blog by someone who looks very deeply into supposed health problems - the main one being BPA.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Links for 5/4/10

Pretty cool logging WALKER - Perhaps not the most practical, but crazy cool.

A big spot on Touhou - It's in Japanese; will update when it's translated, but interesting stuff. Pretty extensive interview with ZUN.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Links for 5/1/10

Opinion of a reporter on the whole Apple/Gizmodo thing- Good summary of what happened, and an interesting point of view on the whole fracas.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Links for 4/29/10

Woo! Got one on my own!

Simple XP tweaks - It's from Encyclopedia Dramatica, so watch out where else on the site you go.

And the Touhou page from the same place - Surprisingly, is work-safe. And a very good, informative article, with lots of pertinent information about Touhou, only slightly less useful than the actual Touhou Wiki itself. Inbetween the snark and foul language, of course. Also some Touhou videos I've never seen.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Links for 4/28/10

Added Kotaku.com to the links today (you can get to Gizmodo there too).

Some SMT:Strange Journey Kotaku exclusives - If you really want to fill up your Pokedexcompendium, there you go (don't know why you'd want that sort of Titania, but I haven't played the game, so it may be really useful).

Design Manifesto for Guild Wars 2 - I really like what I read here. I hate the grind-fest of most RPG's in general, and MMORPG's in particular. Making the game environment itself social is a great bonus (and not punishing players for doing so? Why hasn't anyone thought of this before? Oh, they probably have, but that would mean people not grinding so much.).

Comcast worst company in America according to Internet - Well, this is a major site, or something, but still, take Internet poll for what it's worth.

How to optimize your computer like Best Buy does - From the above link. The good stuff's at the bottom of the article, which is about Best Buy's crappy optimization service.

Super-amazing non-box - Well, you can make it a box if you want.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Links for 4/26/10

I guess this mostly happens when I go to Instapundit, whatever.

Rocket-plane racing - and it's even cooler than that...kinda. They could have made this sound as awesome as it really is, but the movie comes off as just another bland news report. For shame.

Dyson Sphere discussion - very nerdy stuff, but interesting if that's your thing. May add the site to my blogroll or something.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Links for 4/21/10

Guess if I find any interesting articles, videos, and whatnot, I can make a post. More lasting, perhaps, than Bookmarks, and certainly more portable.

Today's are going to be both from today and from the past. Some cool stuff, some fun stuff, etc.

Movie about some pilots flying low
- Pretty much explains it.

The End of Maiden's Illusion - a BAWW Touhou comic. Some of the strips are ridiculously large, so be warned. Also, it's Danbooru, which can very easily be VERY NSW. This comic is just fine, though.

100 Rules of Anime - A set of anime "laws" made by some guys at Utah State. Funny, and accurate.

VGMaps.com - A collection of maps of different video games. If you ever wanted a complete map of the world of, say, FF1, there you go!

Hiimdaisy's Persona 4 Comic Dub (pt1)
- Very funny dub of Himmdaisy's long Persona 4 comics. Follow the link in the Infobox below the video to go to her(?) site to see the original comics (warning: SPOILERS). If you have played Persona 4, this is for you. If not...you probably won't really get it.

Uncle Jay Explains the News - An old guy does videos about the news. Haven't actually watched them, but look interesting. Don't think they're streaming, though, at least not the archive.

Some Apollo 13 stuff from the astronauts - Very interesting stuff from a guy that wrote a book about the Apollo program.

What would a Flatlander really see? - Interesting article from Weird Sciences about perspective in other dimensions (the title refers to a person living in the second dimension). The linked video is also quite informative.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This is just a place to post my links. If I care to create another blog later, I will.