Tags: Fantasy - Science Fiction, Space
First, we have a rogue asteroid, which is cool, but scary, because it’s real, and present danger. We could find out tomorrow that a rock the size of the state of newyork is on it’s way to meet us from space. Luckily, we have either Bruce Willis or Morgan Freeman to save us all from certain and utter destruction.
Second, is something that’s just plain ol’ exciting: Space elevators!
A space elevator is a hypothetical structure designed to transport material from a planet’s surface into space. Many different types of space elevator structures have been proposed. They all share the goal of replacing rocket propulsion with the traversal of a fixed structure via a mechanism not unlike an elevator, hence its name, in order to move material into or beyond orbit. Space elevators have also sometimes been referred to as beanstalks, space bridges, space lifts or space ladders.
The most common proposal is a tether, usually in the form of a cable or ribbon, that spans from the surface to a point beyond geosynchronous orbit. As the planet rotates, the inertia at the end of the tether counteracts gravity and keeps the tether taut. Vehicles can then climb the tether and escape the planet’s gravity without the use of rockets. Such a structure could eventually permit delivery of great quantities of cargo and people to orbit, and at costs only a fraction of those associated with current means.
Both are from Mondolithic‘s website, which is friggin awesome and stuff.Images on February 13th, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
Tags: Humor, Politics
Do not accept ride from Ted Kennedy.
Why not? From the wikipedia article:
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On July 18, 1969, after a party on Chappaquiddick Island near the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Kennedy, allegedly intoxicated, a claim which he denies, drove away with Mary Jo Kopechne as a passenger in his 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88. According to Kennedy, he made a wrong turn onto an unlit road that led to Dike Bridge (also spelled Dyke Bridge), a wooden bridge that was angled obliquely to the road, and drove over its side, which had no guardrail. The car plunged into tide-swept Poucha Pond (at that location a channel) and landed upside down under the water. Kopechne died, but as no autopsy was performed, precise cause of death is unknown. Kennedy claims he tried several times to swim down to reach her, then rested on the bank for several minutes before returning on foot to the Lawrence Cottage, where the party attended by Kopechne and other “boiler room girls” had occurred.
Joseph Gargan (Kennedy’s cousin) and party co-host Paul Markham then returned to the pond with Kennedy to try to rescue Kopechne. Though there was a telephone at the Lawrence Cottage, nobody called for help. When their efforts to rescue Kopechne failed, Kennedy decided to return to his hotel on the mainland. As the ferry had shut down for the night, Kennedy swam the short distance back to Edgartown.
Kennedy discussed the accident with several people, including his lawyer, before he contacted the police.
The next morning (July 19, 1969) the police recovered Kennedy’s car. Kopechne’s body was discovered by diver John Farrar, who observed that a large amount of air was released from the car when it was righted in the water, and that the trunk, when opened, was remarkably dry. These observations and others have led some to believe that Kopechne had not drowned, but suffocated in an air pocket within the car.
The incident quickly blossomed into a scandal. Kennedy was criticized for allegedly driving drunk, for failing to save Kopechne, for failing to summon help immediately and for contacting not the police but rather his lawyer first.
Kennedy entered a plea of guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident after causing injury. He received a sentence of two months in jail, which was suspended. An Edgartown grand jury later reopened the investigation but did not return an indictment.
Kennedy’s critics and political opponents question whether justice was served in this case. The case resulted in much satire directed against Kennedy, including a National Lampoon page showing a floating Volkswagen Beetle with the remark that Kennedy would have been elected President had he been driving a Beetle that night; this satire allegedly resulted in legal action by Volkswagen complaining of unauthorized use of their trademark.
Tags: 9-11, Fantasy - Science Fiction, Humor, Military, Movies
One of the best 80’s movies of all time: War Games!
In that movie, the computer went schizo and decided that it was going to launch missles at Russia in a preemptive strike that would ensure the victory of the US in the cold war, and it wasn’t until the kid (Matthew Broderick) made it play tic tac toe that the computer realized that much like the game, nuclear war is ultimately unwinable.
So, the funny part of this picture, is it says “war on terror”. Get it? Unwinable, there will be no victor, and just like what’s happened with the cold war, it will ultimately fizzle out. hopefully.Images on February 1st, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
Tags: Humor, Politics
Delivered to the NSA.
This is from a EFF class action suit against AT&T, because apparently when you turn over 300 terabytes of information to the NSA, it gets people’s attention.Images on January 25th, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
The look on this kid’s face is classic, I literally laughed out loud at it!
Tags: 9-11, Humor, Politics
My Spech Cheklist
Stay The Course
|Low Stupidity Condition||Signifies a caller offers little or no risk of causing the tech a cranial aneurysm. This is usually a calller who understand that most technical “secrets” are cleverly concealed in the mysterious things called “manuals.” Recommendation: Cherish these ones.|
|Suspicious Stupiditity Condition||Signifies a caller who is suspected of weapons-grade stupidity, without any real evidence. Recommendation: Send “inspectors.”|
|Elevated Stupidity Condition||Indicates a significant risk of stroke in the tech cause by a caller who insist that “there is no ‘any key’ on the keyboard” and that “there’s no way I can click on ‘you computer’ from over here.”Recommendation: Slow Breating exercisiese and a good punching bag.|
|High Stupidity Condition||Indicates a high risk of an apoplectic fit. callers insist that their operating system is “netscape,” their web browser is by “Logitech” and the specific application that blew up on them is “Microsoft.” (Heh) Recommendation: Join a Zen Monastery|
|Severe Stupidity Condition||Indicates the highest risk possible. Adrenaline overload and renal failure caused by callers who angrily state that they have a degree and are in fact very clever, and that the tech must “hop to it and fix things.” When asked to “open a window” they do in fact get up and open a window. Alas. Recommendation: a large bludgeoning instrument. For you or them, it’s really your choice.|
From our friends over at User FriendlyImages on January 13th, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
Tags: Aerial, Space
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I believe this is from Google Earth, but I’m not sure…either way, this is the Kennedy Space Center down here in Florida. You can see the crawler (upper left on the roadway) that transports the fully assembled shuttle from the hanger bay to the launch pad. I’ve been to the space center a couple times, and while it’s damn interesting, it can be boring, because the place is simply so damn huge, and much of it is offlimits now. (thank you terrorists!)
With recent news of volcano blowing up, I figured a kickass picture one one cooking off was in order.Images on January 12th, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
Tags: Military, wtf
Found this out in the vast wasteland that is the internet. I remember seeing this picture back when it was new, and there was a whole series of them. This is some serious stormage, but I wonder how it compares to a hurricane? It somewhat reminds me of the opening scenes of “ID4: Independence Day” where the alien spaceships are coming down, and the clouds are billowing towards the earth. On here, it’s mother nature that’s rolling across the desert, and she can be much more of a bitch then any spaceheaded aliens.
Look at that, my first double post! Looks like I had this up before.
So, I’ve heard it all before, kids should not be an extention of their parent’s ill humor towards humanity, but this is simply too good to pass by. If/when I have kids, they will surely have pacifiers much like this one.Images on January 11th, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
Tags: Humor, Politics
“If it’s hard to grasp
why disable people
need this space,
Go and break
your fucking spine.”
Sounds painful, but makes a good point. My office has a window overlooking the parking lot, and the handicapped spot is right by me. You have no idea how many times I see rather spry looking people jumping out of their cars.Images on January 11th, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
Tags: Humor, Movies
A rather disgruntled lookin gal here, eh? The t-shirt is a response to the classic “Full Metal Jacket” line.Images on January 11th, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
Tags: Humor, Religion
Say that you though god was going to blow up / flood the world, and he had chosen you to go out and take up a pair of each animal. Would you take a T-Rex? or how about a pair of Raptors? I know everyone thinks they’re all cuddly and shit, but lemme tell you, after the honey moon, life gets rough.Images on January 11th, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
Eat me out first.”
Yeah baby!Images on January 9th, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
Tags: Humor, Movies
Just what would MacGyver do? Make some kind of cool shit outta a toilet paper roll and some bailing wire! That’s what!Images on January 9th, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
Tags: Fantasy - Science Fiction, Movies, Space
I simply cannot belive that I haven’t purchased this movie yet. /sigh being poor does suck sometimes, yeah?
This is somewhat funny, because I have a dog that has the same kind of floppy ears. I think it would be hilarious if I threw him around and his ears did this, but unfortunately, he weighs in at 50 pounds. Not exactly a small sack of potatoes to be tossed about! What a flying puppy!Images on January 9th, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
Ok, we’ve all seen the “missing cat/dog/gerbil” contact me if you find him /sob/sob/sob posters on telephone poles and various walls and alleyways. This is rather funny though: over one of these missing posters for a cat named “Tom”, someone’s put a sheet of paper that says “your cat was delicious” and “tom was delicous”. This is rofl funny, yes?Images on January 9th, 2006 by tiki god | Report This Post | Add to favorites
A parody on 404 error :
You don’t have permission to access /girl on this server.”