Monthly Archives: January 2009

Gadget Tribes

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All in all, I think it is a pretty good attempt to reduce me to a simple 8-bit video game character.  Caught this on bb Gadgets.  The catalog of characters is both extensive and awesome, including Japanese schoolgirls and even the dreaded PC user (with ZUNE!)
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Take that, Anti-Christ!

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Recently un-employed spawn of the Devil (also known as Kevin Martin Former FCC chairman) pictured above.

Yes, I know I am being petty, but really, this is a grave I am all too happy to dance upon.  The news today of course is that the February launch of digital TV just went splat upon the wall.

WSJ: U.S. Senate Votes to Delay Digital TV Transition

So now the US will fall into the chaos that Mr Corporate Tool above here predicted.  Two years of planning and advertisement up in smoke and millions in addition costs.  This is of instead of the  screwing of the US consumer and botched nightmare that he originally planned and recommended as recently as two weeks ago.

No doubt this regime has left scars on the US telecom industry that will be felt for years to come.  But at least it will help create jobs.  Like the governmental equivalent to a pooper-scooper.

History Captured. 1,474 megapixel photograph of the innaguration.

Too stunning for words.

Photographer David Bergman used 220 images from a Canon G10 and a Gigapan system to complete this masterpiece. 
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You can zoom into the photo with incredible detail, easily finding people nodding off, or taking a personal snapshot of this historic moment (nice iPhone Yo-Yo Ma).  Here's a closeup zoom.
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What if we could have studied
history like this. By seeing the faces of every soldier on a
battlefield, or the minute details of a key moment. Will future
students study this photo? If so, I am glad that this was captured.

Check out the creators site here and let him know how totally awesome he is.

via Gizmodo.

Robot Call Center: EXTERMINATE!

Obama supporter manju

Saw these manju (Japanese confections made with red bean paste) in Akasaka yesterday. Kind of speechless.
Text reads “Obama-city (the town with a name that is pronounced the same as Obama’s last name) self proclaimed support manju.
In the lower left corner is a picture of Japanese PM Aso, a well known and disliked neo-fascist who may soon join the ballooning ranks of Japanese unemployed. Obama supporter manju