This is every fear I have of the open water minus Cthulhu. With most of his crewmates dead and no food and water for nearly 3 days, the ship's cook looks as surprised (around the 5:45 mark) as the diver that he was found. The full video is worth the watch, despite the horrible audio quality. You can make out what's being said, but it's heavily garbled, particularly at points. Still, this is what relief looks like.
Who could possibly think this was a good idea? Leave it to humanity to make things worse for ourselves. The pencil pushers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication have now proven that malware can travel using laptop speakers and mics. No actual network is needed for this. That's right, you can now be off the Internet and still catch a piece of malware you don't want. Ain't that grand? (via engadget)
It was only a matter of time. We now have somebody in a passport photo displaying a device that's attached to him. Neil Harbisson was issued his passport displaying a device known as an eyeborg. Neil is color blind. The device helps him distinguish between different colors through sound, oddly enough. You can imagine how much of a pain it might be to get through customs if it weren't somehow explained. Of course, Neil is far from the first actual cyborg. He is doing his best to try to raise awareness to assist other people with similar augmentations gain recognition and acceptance. His story is a fascinating one and worth a read. (via io9)
There were a lot of shenanigans during the House of Goats "interview". A lot of it is very NSFW. A lot of it is also quite amusing if I do say so myself.
We are less than 48 hours from our next guests joining us on the podcast and I have only just begun antibiotics. The good news is that my voice, which has been absent the past (almost) four days is finally starting to return. It's always nice to be able to talk on a podcast. Anyway. this is what I'm watching tonight. I'm catching up on some of Joe Rogan's podcasts. This one is with one of my favorite science nerds, the astronaut Hadfield. How could I not share?
That lasted long, didn't it? Just had to pass this along. George Takei (A very brainSTATIC follow on Facebook, btw) has made his own perfume and called it . . . Eau My. No, I'm not kidding. It's complete with cheesy tagline and everything. Yeah, that's kinda awesome. As discussed on my Twitter feed before, I don't really wear cologne unless I run out of anti-perspirant, but if I did. . . I would be tempted to at least try this. Even if it's not intended for heterosexual males. He probably doesn't care either way.
Might I suggest taking time to read some of the comments left on the Amazon site? Some are well done. Like this one (Yes, I'm a completed dork):
I won't be here tomorrow. Well, I'll likely be at my house in some aspect, but I shan't be updating the site. I'll be spending time with my family, as I hope all of you will as well. Family, of course, doesn't need to be limited by blood. I have a few people outside my bloodlines that I consider just as close. The only other side note is that it's my sincere hope that the retail stores deciding to open up during Thanksgiving dinner hours experience absolutely horrible numbers. Unlikely, I know. Holidays are slowly becoming more commercial and product-based. It's frustrating, especially when it's regarding a holiday that's about as far removed from anything. . . "stuff"-centric. I'm repeating myself. We get it. Right. It just stinks to see Black Friday creeping into Thanksgiving, that's all.
Anyway. family. Brotherhood. I've linked to this song before, but to me it's a perfect representation of what the holiday should embody. It helps that it's one of my favorite songs in general.
Have a good holiday, y'all. I'm not saying I won't be here over the next few days. It's entirely likely a post will creep up at some point. If not, I'll see you guys for the House of Goats interview December 1st, sometime after 8pm on our Ustream.
I may not get back on a boat for years. It just seems like a toy.
Rob Rhineheart is of the opinion that humans will need to get off of our traditional food routes sooner than later. Enter a product he calls Soylent. The thought exercise in human overpopulation is one angle, but the other that the makers throw at it? They seem to think this is a streamlined, better way of feeding yourselves. One of the guys from MotherboardTV decided to go 30 days strictly on Soylent.
They could have named it something that didn't reference to the movie Soylent Green. That's not the only questionable aspect of it, as the short film below illustrates.
I can't say I'd be keen to try 30 days exclusively on it.
Well, that's what they call it, anyway. It's a bit misleading of a title, though. Your attention doesn't "power" it, but if you look away, it'll start immediately slowing down. While the idea is noble, I'm unsure how the execution won't produce unwanted consequences. What happens if you're looking to the left as you try to merge? What if the system were to fail? I'm really not a fan of the car not doing exactly what I want it to, but I do see the potential benefits if this is executed well.