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Who else would go to Iraq to perform for the troops and never break character [at least on camera]? He even went so far as to declare ‘victory’ - based on the fact that the media in the US no longer discuss the war, so we must have won. But the sitting President ordering that a general cut your hair? That’s feckin’ hilarious…
Coincidentally, I hooked one of these up to yo’ mama and…AA No, but, seriously, this thing is crazy.AA Imagine when ninjas learn to use the force?AA Unstoppable.
The economic recession (Hulu-ized with commercials).
German researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems have created a head-mounted microdisplay - embedded in a pair of glasses. The setup will allow users to access and manipulate data with simple eye movements.
The [CMOS] chip measuring 19.3 by 17 millimeters is fitted on the prototype eyeglasses behind the hinge on the temple. From the temple the image on the microdisplay is projected onto the retina of the user so that it appears to be viewed from a distance of about one meter. The image has to outshine the ambient light to ensure that it can be seen clearly against changing and highly contrasting backgrounds. For this reason the research scientists use OLEDs, organic light-emitting diodes, to produce microdisplays of particularly high luminance.
Scroll around and manipulate menus and data with a flick of the eye, by focusing on a word or image? Sounds siiick to me…
Now, imagine something like the glasses, combined somehow with the wearable gestural interface being developed by MIT’s Media Lab [shown in video, below].
More on this technology being developed by MIT - SixthSense: Wearable Gestural Interface at AMNP.
Sad ninja news to report today - actor and 9th dan ninja master David Carradine has been found dead in a hotel in Bangkok. There are apparently no details, and the death is still being investigated.
I suspect Pai Mei’s Five-Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique, as it’s the only thing gangster enough to take out a true ninja like Carradine.
Rest in peace Sir.
And look!AA He squanders his talent away!
FEDERAL WAY, Wash., May 21 (UPI) — Police in Washington state said a suspect used his genitals as a puppet while standing over an air conditioner intake at an apartment complex.
The police report of the incident said Timothy Wayne Martin, 44, of Auburn, Wash., was arrested after residents of the Arcadia Apartment Complex in Federal Way called police at about 10:30 a.m. May 13 and reported a man standing over an air conditioner intake wearing only an unbuttoned flannel shirt and "was apparently manipulating" his penis with a string "like a puppet," Seattlepi.com reported Thursday.
Police said Martin was arrested at the scene and still had the string attached to his penis. He was charged under the state’s felony indecent exposure statute due to having two prior convictions for similar crimes.
Martin was also in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine at the time of his arrest. Police said he also had a pornographic magazine.
Seriously though, puppetry of the penis used to be super in-style.AA It’s a shame to see so much natural ability go to waste on a street corner.AA By the way, I heard about Seattle PI going out of print and exclusively online on NPR earlier this week.AA Go check out their website, as I feel bad for them.
Certain regional stereotypes have long since become cliches: The stressed-out New Yorker. The laid-back Californian.
But the conscientious Floridian? The neurotic Kentuckian?
You bet — at least, according to new research on the geography of personality. Based on more than 600,000 questionnaires and published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, the study maps regional clusters of personality traits, then overlays state-by-state data on crime, health and economic development in search of correlations.
One word: FLASH. Maybe Apple will get their act together and bring flash to the iPhone - of course, that assumes that they could make a version of Safari that actually worked well…