Remember four years ago when I wrote a blog about how space-based solar power is a terrible idea and won't work? Now, Engadget is reporting that China wants to do exactly what I was talking about in that post, which will still not be possible for the same reasons and because of science.
According to an article in The Telegraph, sundials are at risk of dying out. This will come as shocking news, no doubt, to anyone that thought sundials had already died out, which is everyone.
On January 5, 2011, I wrote the following: “Designer” is a dangerous term, because it usually means some crazy person with ridiculous ideas who then makes CAD drawings or actual mock-ups of his crazy ideas and yet, for some goddamn reason, I appear to be the only person to notice that said idea is crazy.... Continue Reading →
The idea of solar roadways has been around for a while, and I haven't said anything about it because I thought it was self-evident how stupid it was. I was wrong. The Indiegogo page raised $2.2 million and recently, prototypes have been built, to much applause from the environmentally-minded. So now, instead of just being a... Continue Reading →
This has come up before and never gotten a ton of mainstream attention, but I saw it again and thought I'd address it. WHAT IS IT? Breaking news: the Sun is really freaking bright. Like you cannot believe. In ideal conditions, the Sun is shining roughly 1050 watts on each and every square meter of ground.... Continue Reading →
Recently there was a schism on the internet between people about the color of a dress. That led to all kinds of scientific articles about how we perceive color differently, memes about white and gold things and black and blue things, and finally, eventually, this. That is from an article on LinkedIn, written by a woman... Continue Reading →
This is the Reverend Cedric Miller. He is one of the leaders of the Living Word Christian Fellowship, and he hates Facebook. So much, in fact that he's telling all the other church leaders to cancel their Facebook accounts or resign from the church. Why? Because it promotes marital infidelity. You see, Cedric provides marriage... Continue Reading →
A man named Joshua Kors wrote an article in the Huffington Post. It's called "Why I'm Returning My iMac." It turns out that the reason is that he's a slobbering moron. Let's journey through his reasoning. Turns out there's a video camera embedded in the screen, and before I could boot her up for the... Continue Reading →
I have written about concept cars twice before. First up was GM, whose car concepts sucked in a kind of general way, but weren't really inherently impossible. Then there was the list of concept cars on Walyou, which were picked solely (as far as I can tell) because the person who wrote the article is eleven... Continue Reading →
Let's say you're a Swedish schoolgirl. You have a test coming up, and you don't know what's on it, because let's face it, that's kind of why they do those. So what's the best strategy? To steal the answers. Duh. BUT WAIT! By the hammer of Thor (to whom, I have it on good authority,... Continue Reading →
It's a safe assumption that everyone reading this has a cell phone. But what if that cell phone IS TRYING TO KILL YOU? Now, I should warn you right now that this post is going to use (goddamn) science. I will explain it in terms that an Art History major could understand, so you should all... Continue Reading →
Here's the thing about concept cars. They're specifically designed to be way crazier than the end result. They're about showing off design ideas and engineering feats, and since they're not restricted by…you know, reality, they can be as outlandish and unreasonable as their designers want. And their designers are all on drugs. It's a way... Continue Reading →