Tag Archive: technology

Drone propeller supplier Propsman has shared a drone’s-eye view of an FPV drone race through, around, and over a crowded warehouse. The competing drones make sharp turns around flags, duck quickly through gates, and generally avoid objects in the warehouse as they fight for first place.

If Google Was A Guy (Part 5)

CollegeHumor continues to imagine what it would be like if Google was an actual person. Wait for WebMD at the end.

Tripp and Tyler revisit the Conference Calls in Real Life, this time doing a VIDEO Conference Call in Real Life.

Jesse Wellens of the PrankvsPrank YouTube channel dressed as Aladdin and took an electric magic carpet ride around New York City surprising and delighting onlookers. The prank used a Boosted electric skateboard.

The parents of 13-year old Caitlin Teagart have decided to end her life, saying she can now do nothing but lay on the couch and whine about things being “gay.”

From The Onion, of course.

That’s right, this blog has been continuously running for ten years today.


We started out as a beta tester on Vox, from an invite from my wonderful friend Tim. When Vox died, many of us migrated over to WordPress.

10 lit birthday candles in bright colors with green background

I thank you all for checking in and commenting over the years. We’ve made some wonderful friends through this forum.

10 years

Here’s to another ten!


CollegeHumor wants us to just start a new thread already.

Email in Real Life

Tripp and Tyler show what email would be like in real life.

Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad used projection mapping to bring to life a glowing plant and animal otherworld.

I recommend watching in full-screen.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/115082758″>Projections in the Forest</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/3hund”>3hund</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


Unpickable Lock

Lockpicker John Coulter’s efforts have been stymied by its peculiar design: instead of being a straight, flat piece of metal, the key is a flexible chain similar to a watch strap, housed in a hard slip-casing that allows it to be inserted into the snaking design of the lock itself.

Coulter’s been sleuthing it’s origins with the help of commenters at his YouTube channel. Dan Neuenswander found a patent, awarded in 1992 to Yun-Tung Hsu, who appears to be a prolific inventor in the field. The following illustrated is marked in the patent as prior art–meaning it is an acknowledgement of an earlier design–but it illustrates the basic concept well:

Hsu’s implementation is rather more elaborate, providing the details of mechanical implementation:

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