Welcome to another edition of TGIF. Yes! Another new home. TGIF is now moving over from the scoop to SEP. CJ will be posting it in the future but today it's just you and me and what CJ has prepared for us…
I hope that you have all enjoyed your week and that you're looking forward to an awesome weekend. "Recreation" comes from re-creation, as in to reinvent yourself. Make sure you do plenty of that.
Without further ado…
Stuff I really liked this week…
Remembering Nikola Tesla (1856 " 1943) – He predicted most of modern technology and was quite a character. It's good to give a nod.
Urine Tapped as Fuel – power your car with pee…in the future.
10 Most Disturbing Bugs – weird weird things, I love the Idolomantis Diabolica.
The periodic coffee table – pricey at $8,550 a piece but it has actual samples in it and that IS cool
Sidewalk chalk art – I always stop to watch but I've never seen any as good as the stuff on offer on this page.
The Amd 1400 chip heats up to 370 degrees when it's running without a heatsink.
Zero was invented in India by Indian mathematicians in the 5th century.
The beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche (Porsche owns a big part of VW)
1,741,725 = 17 + 77 + 47 + 17 + 77 + 27 + 57
Einstein declined the presidency of the state of Israel when it was offered to him in 1952 by state leaders.
And computers are getting smarter all the time: scientists tell us that soon they will be able to talk to us. (By they I mean computers: I doubt scientists will ever be able to talk to us.) (Dave Barry)
Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up (James Magary)
The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer – about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor. (Alvin Toffler)
Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance. (Hippocrates)
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. (Naguib Mahfouz)
Tune of the day:
Jerk it Out – The Caesars
Cool video footage of the week:
This is a funny science inspired vid on "How to destroy civilization with nanotechnology" – muhwahahaha