Friday, May 30, 2008

Finally, LOST makes some sense.

This is a Popular Mechanics explanation of the science and mechanics of the island in Lost and how it may have the ability to bend space-time around it. Very good, very convincing.

Check it out.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Feeding My Friends

Well, I've done it again. For what seems the millionth time I have joined yet another Web 2.0 service. The difference: This one is useful.

Most that know me know that I am an early adopter (except for blogs of course). If there is an open beta, I'm there. But lately, I have had 2.0 fatigue.
Then I REALLY got into twitter. 'Even got a friend of mine into twitter (I'm the evangelist type). Then Twitter started going down this last week. Finally I heeded some geek advice: I tried FriendFeed, basically an Aggragator for all of my (and my friends') 2.0 apps.

Now, I have read blogs talking about Friend Feed this and FF that, but I guess it is just one of those things you have to try for yourself. Heck, I liked it so much I embedded it on my blog. Just scroll down.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Travis L. Cook, Renfu music vid released.

Talk about timing. Only a day and already the soon-to-be-famous friend of mine has completed another vid, this time a music video featuring the band Renfu. His best yet? Check it out for yourself on his You Tube profile or Renfu's.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Travis L. Cook. An Up-and-Coming Director

A dark comedy done by The Vicarious Company. Its director Travis L. Cook, a friend of mine, is a very promising director. Pretty good stuff here. Also, check out "The Cereal Killer."

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Otterpops vs. Fla-Vor-Ice

It is summer...finally...
Over the last few summers, one snack has triumphed over all as my fave. The infamous Otter-Pop.
In the market, I have seen a competitor: Fla-Vor-Ice. I wondered...which was better?

Check out this website to find out and make sure to read to the end for a great punchline.

What my blog has become; Dark circles under the eyes: What causes them? -

I can't believe that I have relgated this blog to becoming another Lifehacking website. More than anything, it seems to have become a place where I post random stuff.
'Guess it is fitting with the subheading of this page.

Never one to disappoint, I noticed in the mirror dark circles under my eyes. Rather than look up the wives tale explanation with its home remedy of vegetables or peanut butter (you get the idea), I searched for a real explanation. Here is what I found.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Quiz candidates on science

According to Science Debate 2008, 85% of Americans want a presidential debate "on how science can be used to tackle America's major challenges. The poll found no difference between Democrats and Republicans on this question." Very interesting, and I whole-heartedly agree. But there is a problem.

Now, I do not claim to be the all-knowing science guru. I do not claim to have a complete grasp on all of the basic scientific concepts (I blame public school and my lack of drive in high school), but I have been playing catchup. I regularly read up on science and the latest discoveries (thank God for Viigo and RSS feeds). However, I am not running for President of the United States (yet).

My point: I am pretty sure that the presidential candidates lack the scientific knowledge to have such a debate. My guess is that they'll do what candidates do in any political debate: cater to the popular voice of the times. What do you think? Do the candidates have the scientific knowledge to govern this nation in a scientifically positive way?

News Item of the Day: Taco Bell's new menu goes for a cheap fill

I have never, ever, been a fan of taco bell, except of those tasty cinnamon twists. The meat always seemed a different second-class nasty that just didn't taste very good. But with food that only costs 79-99 cents and new menu items? I'm in. Check out the news item below.

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Link of the Day:How Gas Prices Work

Saying gas prices have gone up recently is an understatement. I think the whole issue could use detailed facts. Below is an excerpt and a link to How Stuff Works , yknow, things like gas prices.

Gasoline is the bloodline that keeps America moving, but tracking gas prices can feel like a roller coaster ride.

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Some water melon picking tips!
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

How to turn flat feet into arched feet

The following is from Wes's Hearts Ablaze Blog. Wes teaches at ihop and is one of the people that helps lead there.

"We've been contending for a massive breakthrough of the power of God here at IHOP-KC for decades. At different times we've seen a few healings. This past week I personally witnessed one creative miracle and one healing right in front of my eyes! One young man has had pain in his feet b/c he was born with flat feet. On Tuesday morning during our One Thing Internship Chapel he said he felt heat on the bottom of his feet. He took his shoes off and BAM!!!! He had two arched feet! I saw them with my own eyes. Not just a little either I'm talking two normal well-arched feet. He's 20 years old that's 20 years of flat feet and in a second God arched his feet. That was the creative miracle. The next young man had recently dislocated his shoulder playing volleyball. We asked Noah (the guy who just had his feet arched) to pray for this shoulder. He did along with others and the guy felt the presence of God come on him. He felt that his shoulder was healed. He took off his sling and had full range of motion with no pain! Praise God! Thank you Jesus. May a healing revival sweep across this land! If your sick in your body take a second right now and ask the Lord Jesus to heal that particular part of your body. He's willing and able to heal us. Be healed.Wes"


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Wall Street Journal: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

"Oil futures shoot up to nearly $123 a barrel after a Wall Street prediction of much higher prices."
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I have an idea: Why don't they predict lower prices so that prices will be lower?
I love the idea that people are buying oil at higher prices on the fear that prices will be higher.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Compare how these stories are framed...

The difference in how the same facts are covered by different media owners....


"NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil futures surged to a new record over $120 a barrel Monday as supply threats emerged overseas and the dollar weakened against the euro. Retail gas prices, meanwhile, fell more than a cent over the weekend, offering further evidence that prices may have peaked for the year...."

AND now... CNN

"Americans are already paying through the nose for gasoline, and they think it's only going to get worse."

Two articles based on the same facts with completely different takes.
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