Bad Phone. Bad, Bad, Bad Phone!

I guess I finally have an excuse to upgrade my phone.  As I was walking today, my phone somehow unlocked the keypad, went to the menu, specifically the “Phonebook”, and delete ALL of my contacts.  I have no idea how many I had in there.  But I do remember 3 of the numbers – my father's, my mom's, and the local library's (I have a problem with returning books on time…)

–YY

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Things That Shouldn't Be In Vending Machines

Eggs, for one. Also fishing bait, insurance, and insects. But of course, Japan has those things in vending machines. See here.

–YY


But What a Way to Go*

This Slashdot article sparked a lively discussion in my office. Apparently the Navy has been training dolphins to hunt and kill terrorists with “toxic dart” guns. Aaaaaaand, some of them escaped during Katrina. So if you're swimming around in the Gulf of Mexico, there's a chance you may be killed by an armed and dangerous relative of Flipper. The Navy's next move? Sharks with frickin' laser beams.

–YY

* “What a Way to Go” – Copyright My Boss :-)


Virtual Plague

Wired has a humorous article about a plague that got out of control in World of Warcraft. Essentially, a “virus” that was meant to afflict higher level players only (but that could also spread to other players) ended up “travelling” to other areas of the game, where lower level players live. Since it was a higher level bug, it wiped out dozens of weaker players, wreaking havoc throughout the game. Blizzard's response? Initially quarantine, but when that failed (thanks to infected players warping around) it had to scramble for a cure and distribute it to the masses.

Holy —-.

–YYY


Something to Make You Think

I stumbled upon a bunch of cool websites today, some I posted already. This one, though, is pretty relevant to the upcoming Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana. It is a photographic essay entitled Time, and it really makes you think about how life progresses over time. I'll let it speak for itself, though.

–YY

p.s. Aish uses ASP technology. Yuck!


Creepy Fractal Animation

Enjoy!

–YY


For You Optical Illusion Fans

Enjoy!

–YY