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VRML Plugin and Browser Detector

2008 Feb 27, 3:14This page helps you determine if you have a VRML plugin and lists plugins available.PermalinkComments3d browser firefox ie plugin vrml tool

Download and Install the Cosmo Player VRML Plugin

2008 Feb 27, 3:13Cosmo VRML player plugin for IE and Firefox.PermalinkComments3d plugin visualization vrml firefox cosmo ie browser web

Pages tagged with "wtf" on del.icio.us

2008 Feb 27, 2:39Title says it all. The ratio of interesting stuff to not is pretty good.PermalinkCommentsvia:ethan_t_hein humor delicious links social tag tagging wtf

garfield minus garfield

2008 Feb 27, 2:35"Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic?" My fav so far: "I'm an empty grocery sack."PermalinkCommentshumor garfield satire comic remix via:swannman

Comcast Blocking: First the Internet - Now the Public (Save the Internet Blog - Blog Archive)

2008 Feb 26, 2:47"Comcast - or someone who really, really likes Comcast - evidently bused in its own crowd. These seat-warmers, were paid to fill the room, a move that kept others from taking part."PermalinkCommentscomcast article internet net-neutrality government fcc

Identifying Vegetables with 20q Pocket Mind Reader

2008 Feb 26, 2:24

A shallot sliced in two.At the grocery store the other day Sarah and I attempted to find shallot for a recipe, but I can't tell the difference between shallot, sweet onions, yellow onions, etc. etc. We found something that we decided was the closest we'd find in the store and I believe we picked correctly because at checkout the cashier rang it up as shallot.

I think this could be a practical problem that the 20q Pocket Mind Reader should be able to solve: obtain the name of an unidentified object. When we got home I decided to test the 20q Pocket Mind Reader on shallot. Unfortunately, it told me I had an onion, but I think if these were designed for identifying unknown objects based solely on information you can obtain by looking at it, rather than requiring knowledge of seeds, where it grows, etc. it would do better. Or I could just ask someone who works at the grocery store.

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Cryoflesh - Jackets

2008 Feb 26, 11:58This is the sort of clothing I imagine the characters in Neuromancer wearing.PermalinkCommentsclothing shirts purchase product jacket cyberpunk

bsp2wrl - Tool to convert Quake BSP levels to VRML

2008 Feb 26, 11:47This is the readme for bsp2wrl which converts Quake BSP levels to VRML. Two out of date file types that taste great toghether. The zips for the tool are in the same folder.PermalinkCommentsquake game tool free download vrml bsp conversion

The Anonymity Experiment | Popular Science

2008 Feb 26, 11:28An article about a fellows attempt to be anonymous in his daily life.PermalinkCommentsprivacy article read popular-science

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

2008 Feb 26, 10:16The ONN has a story on Diebold leaking the results of the 2008 US presidential election.PermalinkCommentsvia:felix42 humor onion video election government diebold

The Ebb and Flow of Movies: Box Office Receipts 1986 - 2007 - The New York Times

2008 Feb 26, 10:08"February 23, 2008 The Ebb and Flow of Movies: Box Office Receipts 1986 - 2007 Summer blockbusters and holiday hits make up the bulk of box office revenue each year, while contenders for the top Oscar awards tend to attract smaller audiences that build ovPermalinkCommentsmovie movies visualization via:swannman information graph

SourceForge.net: ZPlet: A Z-Machine for Java

2008 Feb 25, 2:09"ZPlet is an interpreter for programs using the Z-Machine virtual machine invented by Infocom for their interactive fiction." Used by to let you play the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy IF game.PermalinkCommentsdevelopment if interactive-fiction java opensource

Registering an Application to a URL Protocol

2008 Feb 25, 1:26"In some cases, it may be desirable to invoke another application to handle a custom protocol. To do so, register the existing application as a URL Protocol handler."PermalinkCommentsmsdn reference microsoft uri application-protocol-handler

XYZZYnews Issue #11 A Conversation With Cosmoserve's Judith Pintar

2008 Feb 25, 1:18An interview with Judith Pintar famed I.F. game writer. FTA: "While I was writing CosmoServe, I worked as a children's theatre director, and for the ten years before that I was a actress, storyteller and concert musician." She worked with my third gradePermalinkCommentsjudith-pintar if interactive-fiction interview cosmoserve game games

clbuttic - Google Search

2008 Feb 25, 10:08That's clbuttic. I totally didn't grok that until I read the WTF article that shows up. FTS: "Cbuttette tape tray broken(thank god for cd's {not good for clbuttic cbuttettes). So ya everyone else post whats wrong with your car. :lol: ..."PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman humor clbuttic error mistake regex

Richard Feynman: The Pleasure of Figuring Randi's Tricks Out (The Amazing Show starring James Randi - Blog Archive)

2008 Feb 24, 8:35The Amazing Randi discusses his friendship with Richard Feynman. FTA: "Randi discusses his friendship with Nobel prize winner, CalTech professor and Far Rockaway, NY native Richard Feynman."PermalinkCommentsrichard-feynman amazing-randi podcast mp3 audio

Design By Humans T-shirts

2008 Feb 24, 3:00Other interesting shirtsPermalinkCommentsshirt purchase product via:porcupine_


2008 Feb 24, 2:54Gama-Go makes some cool shirts and things.PermalinkCommentswishlist shirt purchase product

The Simpsons Archive: Ian Maxtone-Graham Interview (December 1999)

2008 Feb 24, 12:33Simpson's Archive posts article "Ian Maxtone-Graham" By Catherine Seipp "A Decade Of 'D'oh!'" (c) Mediaweek, December 20, 1999. Mentions of Army Man including two excerpts.PermalinkCommentsarmy-man simpsons ian-maxtone humor

The Simpsons Archive: George Meyer Interview (March 2000)

2008 Feb 24, 12:24Simpsons Archive posts an article: "George Meyer" By David Owen, "Taking Humor Seriously - George Meyer, the funniest man behind the funniest show on TV." (c) The New Yorker, March 13, 2000. Brief mention of Army Man.PermalinkCommentshumor simpsons george-meyer army-man
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