QRIO Conducts an Orchestra

Sony has posted a short new QRIO movie clip – this one is a QRIO conducting the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (here’s the direct link to the clip in Realmedia format).

Free Shrimp Thanks to the Mars Rovers!

Remember when Taco Bell offered a free taco to everyone in America if the Mir spacestation crashed into a target floating in the South Pacific? (darn! It missed just to the left…..). Well, Long John Silvers has come through on their promise to give everyone a free Giant Shrimp if NASA found conclusive evidence of […]

Sloan Digital Sky Survey SkyServer

One of the largest astronomy catalogs ever compiled was released to the public yesterday by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Comprised of photometric and spectroscopic observations of the sky gathered during the last two years, this second data release (DR2) offers six terabytes of images and catalogs, including two terabytes in the easy to […]

Any player may declare a new rule at any point in the game

Just in case there’s any confusion, The Official Rules of Calvinball.

Brian owes me, again

One more time, here’s a free link for Brian: free people search online.


Although the English section of the ZMP website hasn’t been updated yet, you can find pictures of their prototype Nuvo robot in the Japanese section. It’s expected to sell for about $4,600. My first impression is that it’s nowhere near Asimo or Qrio.

Strip Search

If you’re a Calvin and Hobbes fan, you’ll want to check out Martijn Reemst’s creation: C.H.E.S.S. – the Calvin and Hobbes Extensive Strip Search. You can do complex boolean searches (like +calvin +rosalyn -calvinball) or search by publication date, and the results show the matching strip and any books it’s been published in.