586 - Soda vs Pop vs Coke
Friday, August 28, 2009

So how do you say it? Soda? Pop? Coke? Pepsi? Sioux City Sarsaparilla?

Soda vs Pop...
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posted by High Power Rocketry @ Friday, August 28, 2009   5 comments
585 - Some "dream machine" computers
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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584 - In an instant...
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

All too often, CNN provides a story of which to make fun, or about which to complain. This story is one in a long line of really dumb little online articles. I chose to get my news almost totally from TV or the Internet. But to be honest, the quality is really rather variable, and is often pretty bad.

"In an instant, waves go from majestic to monstrous." - Khadijah Rentas - CNN

People go to a rocky shore on The Ocean (the largest part of the surface of the Earth) to see large waves recently generated by a hurricane. While watching the giant waves, they are shocked that the giant waves were giant, and that two of the giant waves hit them with the power of... GIANT WAVES. This would be funny, but sadly a young child of only 7 died. Because parents let this child stand too close to.... GIANT WAVES.

To put it simply, here is how you can get a picture of the power in a dumping storm wave:

Think back to the biggest wave you have ever been in, or imagine what it is like to play in the ocean and body surf. Now imagine getting hit by a wave twice as big, and slammed into rocks. Now double that again. And double it again, for the largest storm waves one is likely to see. And there you have it. 15 or 20 foot waves are deadly serious.

'"It's kind of like a false sense of security, and then out of nowhere comes this monstrous wave that's like, holy moly," Wheeler said.'

When it comes to storms and waves and the ocean, any sense of security is probably false.

posted by High Power Rocketry @ Tuesday, August 25, 2009   1 comments
583 - Why does Google sell out?
@Google: once you have the billions, and most of the market share, you can afford to at least offer some resistance to people who are too old or conservative to understand The Internet, when they violate the well understood, and long held ethics of a free environment like the Internet. Freedom of speech, no matter how silly it is (and the celebrity blogs are really dumb, I'm sorry but they are...) is an important thing. Nowhere is it more important, or central to a healthy community, than on The Internet.

Tacky AZN Blogger, while hot, and blogging stupidly, deserves privacy.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Tuesday, August 25, 2009   0 comments
Thursday, August 20, 2009

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581 - UFO Cap
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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580 - Robert Novak dies....
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

And no one really cares.

Too harsh? Just take a look at his record, and note that CNN (not really a hard hitting source) quickly and clearly states that he was central in the leaking of the identity of a CIA agent by Dick Cheney as revenge when the husband of this CIA agent totally refuted the lies, by Dick Cheney and others, about WMD in Iraq. Lies that resulted in thousands of deaths and billions of dollars wasted. Anyone who played so substantial a role in the Iraq war has sufficient blood on his (or her) hands to be despised and criticized even after death.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Tuesday, August 18, 2009   0 comments
579 - Evony pt. II
Monday, August 17, 2009

Ever since I made a post about the strange Evony adds, and how they have NOTHING to do with the actual game, other people started to post about it. Some funny fake ones out there, and an interesting observation that the boobs one actually had some clothing removed.

Note that Gawker claims that "Web entrepreneur Jeff Atwood... first highlighted the ads..." which goes to show you that I, and the many others out there who probably posted about this topic before me, are simply existing under the radar. Here is Jeff Attwood posting about it a few days after I did. Granted he did a much better job, but one has to wonder if my 1,500 image search hits in the days after posting first may have inspired some of these guys. Or was it just a coincidence? Something to consider in any event. Even still, I am getting about 100 hits a day on noobs searching for Evony and clicking on the boobs image. I guess it really does work.

This boobs ad is a new one to me, and really getting dumb. At least there was some romantic aspect to the princess images and such. The boobs in a bra suggests porn content in the game, which is just a lie, damned lie and statistics.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Monday, August 17, 2009   6 comments
578 - Some good new videos
Sunday, August 16, 2009

Go away for just two days, and you are bound to miss so many new videos. It takes nearly 30 minutes just to catch up! (I swear I will eventually be able to number new posts in the right order.)
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Sunday, August 16, 2009   1 comments
577 - The 12 kinds of Russian Men
Friday, August 14, 2009

Bold, unshaven, he has been over 50 for 20 years already.
He has horrible teeth, some are iron. He coughs after each whiff, but does not stop smoking.
It is not clear where he takes money from. Though his hands are covered with callosities, he never goes to work and is always at home.

Co-lander on vacation
He suffers as he could not buy sunflower seeds, corn, and cakes. He taught the waiters to react to his “Hey!”, “Hello” and learned such words as “ok” and “2 beers”

City neurotic
He has wet napkins and all kinds of medicine.
He has a smartphone to post in the blog from.

He has a hat on all seasons of the year. The warmest one is put on in summer in the warm house.
He always has camera.
He tried to teach his girl-friend to snowboard but she failed.

He has dark spectacles on the forehead as it is hard to see anything in the club through them.
He has the widened apples of eye (these are not glasses, but pupils)

He does not look happy for some reason.
Looking at the guests, he thinks: do all know that the bride is pregnant?

Post-graduate student
He believes that it is easier to meet the girls if you are a scientist.
His eyes are as red as the rabbits’ eyes. He does not sleep in bed, but at the computer. He hoped to have sex. How mistaken he was!

He knows a small restaurant in any city of the world where he needs to order some dish. It is cooked only there.
Any disc with sold over 200 copies is a trash for him. He can admire Britney Spears but has no idea who Enrique Iglesias is.
He knows how to put up Arabs with Hebrews, but he does not know what to do about the drunk neighbor shouting at the staircase.
He celebrated the New Year alone with a case of whiskey.

Ahh true satire. At it's best.

(Get the full translations here: English Russia. The mixed quality of the translations make these, at times, confusing, racist, insulting, and also very funny. Comment if you think one of these happens to match up with your lifestyle. If anything, I am probably the Clubber.)
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Friday, August 14, 2009   1 comments
576 - Polish Commando Fast Reload
Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just try to make some Polish joke on this guy.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Thursday, August 13, 2009   1 comments
575 - Ideapad S10-2
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

This is probably going to be my next computer purchase. Any advice? I want a netbook, probably with long battery life, probably either a 9 or 10 inch screen. Looking for the lowest cost also, below $400 shipped.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Tuesday, August 11, 2009   2 comments
574 - Pie pops
Monday, August 10, 2009

Tiny pies on a stick
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Monday, August 10, 2009   2 comments
585 - Thanks Google!
Sunday, August 09, 2009

You know Google and I have had a pretty hot and cold, on-again off-again, bittersweet, cromulent relationship over the past few years. Just check my first post from the early 2000s;

The post where I predict that Google is not worth $75 a share. You know, before it went up to $700 a share.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Sunday, August 09, 2009   1 comments
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