Robo-Pong 2000

It's an automated ping-pong practice partner.

And as far as I can tell, it's for real.

It's the Robo-Pong 2000 (and successors).


Death Rates

5.14 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

8.27 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Which one of these statistics belongs to the U.S., and which one belongs to the country we invaded five years ago?


Sine Qua Non

I know Styx was never exactly loved by the critics, and sometimes it seems like only Adam Sandler ever sticks up for them, but:

If you don't like "Renegade," you just don't like rock.


Bumper stickers --> Road Rage

Yeah, I don't like the term "Road Rage" (or "Aggressive Driving", either: what's wrong with saying plainly "Don't Speed or Tailgate, Asshole"?), but apparently you can predict it by how much people personalize their cars.

So... Any studies on Mac Rage?


Subway Shots

I don't normally link to such mass-media sites as ABC, but they have some nice photos of subways around the world.



Take a toothbrush, a battery, and a pager motor, and you've got a Bristlebot.

(Kinda reminds me of Abe Simpson: "A fax machine is nothing but a telephone and a waffle iron!")