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Month: March 2004 (page 1 of 7)

Robot race video.

Xeni Jardin posts a link to these videos of the DARPA Grand Challenge, the recent robot race across the Nevada desert. It’s entertaining to watch the robots weave their way out of the starting gate, bump into things, or merely stop moving, sit for a minute, and then start smoking.… Read the rest

Lefty phone.

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Too stupid for words: Virgin Mobile unveils the left-handed Sony Ericsson LH-Z200 mobile phone.

The number pad looks like this:

3 2 1
6 5 4
9 8 7

UPDATE 4/1/2004: It’s an April Fool’s joke.

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E-voting exposed.

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Rochambault 2.0.

MR told me about this full-body improvement on Rochambault (or “Rock-Paper-Scissors,” as most of the world outside the SF Bay Area calls it): Bear-Cowboy Ninja. You start back to back with your opponent. Walk five paces, then whirl around and strike a pose.… Read the rest

L5 or bust!

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I have to thank Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing for posting a link to the L5 Society web site, which features many gorgeous paintings of space stations taken, I think, from Gerard K. O’Neill’s Colonies in Space. I spent many hours poring over and daydreaming about this book when I was a kid, and these paintings are practically vistas of my childhood home for me.… Read the rest

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