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Month: June 2005 (page 2 of 2)

100 Greatest Gadgets, Take Two.

early Dremel Moto-ToolWe’ve just published a second “100 Greatest Gadgets of All Time” story — this one featuring 100 of the best gadgets suggested by readers–including the slide rule, the Princess phone, and Merlin. The #1 gadget of all time, according to Mobile‘s readers?… Read the rest

“I Love You Susan.”

Somebody wrote a giant message to his sweetie in the Utah desert. A satellite captured a picture of it, and now you can see it thanks to Google Maps. (via Googlesightseeing)

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I’m wasting way too much time playing shooting arrows into oncoming hordes of medieval soldiers, archers, and ogres. I haven’t had this much fun with trajectories since Gorillas.

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Pledge of allegiance.

Here is one cool 8-year-old: Hey, Klingons Have Feelings Too

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Federation of Planets, and to the galaxy for which it stands, one universe, under everybody, with liberty and justice for all species.”… Read the rest

Clueless analyst of the week.

“Anytime you lose a high-profile customer, that hurts in ways that are not quantifiable but that still hurt.” –Sageza Group analyst Clay Ryder, who clearly has no clue how to read a budget and calculate the loss of a major customer’s business.… Read the rest

The first computer game.

MIT’s Technology Review has a little piece on the first computer game ever, 1962’s Spacewar for the DEC PDP-1.

Also see Stewart Brand’s 1972 writeup.

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