Thursday, April 29, 2010
EPIC Trailer for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Pride and Prejudice and Zombie Trailer
Here is an interesting article on the huffington post that lists a bunch of awesome trailers for these Classical Literature mashups. check the link to get the rest of them
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
So I was like holy crap! when I saw this article about a parallel and evolutionary learning computer. I saw this original article on metafilter.com
It's only a matter of time for Skynet to come....
“The neat part is, approximately 300 molecules talk with each other at a time during information processing,” Pati says. “We have mimicked how neurons behave in the brain.”
“The evolving neuron-like circuit network allows us to address many problems on the same grid, which gives the device intelligence," Pati says. As a result, their tiny processor can solve problems for which algorithms on computers are unknown, especially interacting many-body problems, such as predictions of natural calamities and outbreaks of disease. To illustrate this feature, they mimicked two natural phenomena in the molecular layer: heat diffusion and the evolution of cancer cells.
In addition, their molecular processor heals itself if there is a defect. This property comes from the self-organizing ability of the molecular monolayer. “No existing man-made computer has this property, but our brain does,” Bandyopadhyay says. “If a neuron dies, another neuron takes over its function.”
“This is very exciting, a conceptual breakthrough,” Pati says. “This could change the way people think about molecular computing.”
Friday, April 23, 2010
So when you think of Isaac Newton you probably think of Apples falling or Calculus.... but actually you should be thinking the word Awesome! Above is the COAT OF ARMS of ISAAC NEWTON. (The image is from wikipedia) So on top of being super smart he also has an awesome sense of humor. Btw he was also a very serious Alchemist and apparently had 169 Alchemy books in his possession when he died. He was also into other sweet occult stuff.... which is interesting because you know.... conversion of Lead to Gold is actually possible... but not practical. The modern way of doing this would be Nuclear Transmutatio first pioneered by Rutherford.
So basically in a way... we should just use the Large Hadron Collider to transmute lead into gold =)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Ok so my friend John C. sent me this link..... its totally sweet.... it's a Ninja Themed restaurante.....
let me repeat that its a NINJA THEMED RESTAURANTE..... where they have ninjas serve you food.
The restaurante itself is modeled after a Ninja Castle of the Japanese Fuedal days... how cool is that?
In the video above at 2:18 the dude starts talking about "I love being a ninja because I get to do..." then at 2:19 (he pauses as it pans to some cute girls....)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
So my friend Darren sent me the above picture when we were browsing through some totally sweet rare books on SequiturBooks.com. This particular pictures comes from a set of books called the Naturalist's Cabinet.
Now the first thing you notice is there is a dude.... going toe to toe with a kangaroo.... now I know it's common folklore to talk about boxing kangaroos... but I always thought it was just a wacky urban legend.... apparently not....
I like how the kangaroos do a move that looks alot like a 'snap back or fade' in boxing.
Friday, April 16, 2010
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The end state leaves the taste in your mouth good or bad.
My friend Ian had the idea is of taking small things away from employees the entire year, then giving it back to them at the end in one giant chunk. This is very clever at catbert like actually. We think this would prove better than having a pleasant work time the entire year, then having a crappy ending.... this is why raises and bonuses timed at the end are so key, if you can move suckage anywhere, you are better putting suckage in the middle.
This is important because if you want to maximize your efficiency of effort, you can let everything suck daily but make sure the peaks and endings are epic.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Here is a video my friend kyle sent me, it's pretty interesting. Standing out from the crowd is an honest signal of confidence, because if you stand out from the crowd and you are not confident, the first rock someone throws at you will make you quit.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
My friend kyle sent me this interesting article about the differential cost of health insurance to employers and why putting positive things such as excellent health and that you run marathons might give you the edge you need on landing that next job.
Check out the article here, it is quite enlightening.
Now consider the 20 year old kid. He costs me, the employer, $100 for health benefits (he pays the other half.) But the obese woman costs me $900 - nine times as much!
The law in this case is outrageous. What many call "discrimination" is in fact nothing more than a cold economic calculation. If I am hiring someone to do a job that pays $20/hour, that is, $40,000 in gross wages for 2,000 man-hours of work annually, a "hidden" embedded cost differential in hiring of $9,600 ($800/mo in embedded health insurance cost!) is a 25% increase in the cost of employing one person .vs. the other. To make it "unlawful" for employers to consider legitimate costs that one employee imposes .vs. another is ridiculous - but it is, in fact, the law.