the nail that sticks out… tells the story of Shuji Nakamura, a Japanese researcher responsible for the discovery and creation of a technology that enabled the “millions of new products that we use everyday from LED traffic lights, to DVD players to LCD televisions, and many other products.” For his work, he was given an extra $200.
Due to the nature of the Japanese business, he was forced to sue the company he worked for, after moving to the US and becoming a teacher at UC Santa Barbara. He was awarded $194 million by the court, but after an appeal to the Japanese court, that ended up being closer to $8 million. A good payout, but considering the amount of money his work brought to his company, a very small slice of the pie.
TC:Elite and Damnation are a few mods I’m anxious to check out. The first is a Counter Strike style mod for use on the free Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory game, while the latter is a single player “steampunk fantasy-western” for Unreal Tournament, offering some third person action for platforming and such.
WuzzaDem has posted a special O’Reilly Factor featuring the little green man with a bucket full o’ butt kickin’: Yoda.
You’re talking in circles, sir, and you’re not answering my question.
Already know you that which you need.
KODAK: Taken On The Road-American Mile Markers is an interesting drive across America, displayed as photos taken every mile along the way.
Interesting little read on the history of the plumber from Nintendo over at NFG Games. No mention of the 3D incarnations of Mario, but it does give a little history, including the reasoning for the mustache, hat, and gloves.
Mario’s basic look was because of limitations of the video game systems, not because that is the way they wanted him to look per se.
Longmire does Romance Novels is a bit of photo-manip done to the covers of romance novels. Click through to check out ‘I Married A Sissy Boy’, ‘Lord of the Tube Socks’ and other great literary classics.
[Update – Farked!]
One of the coolest implementations of grub and gaming is the recently announced EverQuest II – /pizza program for EverQuest II. While in game, type /pizza and you will be prompted for a Pizza Hut order for delivery.
HoustonChronicle.com has an interesting article about an artist who has taken his piercing through the bridge of his nose and converted it to hold his eyeglasses.
It sort of looks like the glasses that Morpheus wears in The Matrix. They sort of float on your face by attaching to your nose, instead of requiring the ear “hooks”. It appears to be normal set of glasses, but something doesn’t look quite right. Once you figure it out, the whole “cool” factor comes into play.
Had a buddy tell me last weekend about a nifty little feature that Google offers that allows you to send a SMS message to 46645 and Google will do its thing, SMS’ing you back with the search results. Here is the official link if you want to check out the details – Google SMS
And if you are having problems remembering it: 46645 is GOOGL on your keypad 😉
Calvin and Hobbes – someone has thrown together a site featuring one of the greatest comics every. Enjoy it while you can.
Real World Doesn’t Use a Joystick really hits home if you’ve ever seen blocks after playing Tetris or had to pull your foot off the gas after a few games of Burnout 3. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who has had dreams about the latest game to occupy their freetime.
Google just continues to amaze me. Everytime you think the competition has a leg up on them, they come out of nowhere and just demolish them with something that’s not only better, but simpler at the same time.
Their latest Wow? Google Maps
Wiki + Recipes = Wikipes. Interesting idea for a wiki.