Archive for 2004

the iPod’s demise

Cheap multigigabyte flash cards will be ubiquitous (to the point of being superfluous, haha, stupid word plug) next year which will probably have many questioning why the hell should I shell out $400 for an Apple iPod.

And here’s Apple’s contingency(?) plan — contracting w/ a cellphone manufacturer to design an iPodesque interface and license such technologies and designs (along w/ iTunes integration, of course):

http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000997023998/

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Harry Potter 6

is coming July 16th, 2005.

Wonder why it’s taking so long. It better be over a thousand pages this time. :)

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Google Crapspeak

Beta translators have appeared for some eastern languages.

“Comacomacomacomon…I don’t have all day dahling….”

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Some Physics on Sound, Engines

Helmholtz Resonance

“Loudspeaker enclosures often use the Helmholtz resonance of the enclosure to boost the low frequency response.”

“Now you might think that the pressure increase would just be proportional to the volume decrease. That would be the case if the compression happened so slowly that the temperature did not change. In vibrations that give rise to sound, however, the changes are fast and so the temperature rises on compression, giving a larger change in pressure.”

Wikipedia article on how it’s used in modern cars as a mild form of forced induction.

Gotta love learning new stuff.

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Best Stupid Extension Yet

threatLevel

An extension that tells you the terrorism threat level according to the dept. of homeland security.

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Jewish Elevators

You’ll get a kick outta this. No “work” is done…:-P

Here’s a Q&A on it.

A big hearty LOL.

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From the 26th President

“The President is merely the most important among a large number of
public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the
degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his
efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and
disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is
absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the
truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to
blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right.
Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or
that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only
unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American
public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one
else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or
unpleasant, about him than about any one else.”

–Teddy Roosevelt

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