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A Quick Note on Time Travel and Universal Coordinates

( bad ideas andMath andmisc andscience )

Edit: This comic posted from Max below shows the same idea: Science Fiction constantly imagines scenarios where a character time-travels on earth using a time machine. In most cases, the concept seems simple–a character uses a time machine and ends up in the same place on earth at a different time. The difficulty of time […]

No file or output access to iPhone MP3 library – 3.0 SDK still too restrictive

So the iPhone 3.0 SDK does allow you to play music from the iPod library from within your application. However, you do not have file access to the mp3s, nor can you control the output other than the standard iPod player controls, i.e. play, stop, skip, and volume. This means you can’t add effects, you […]

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats makes you more attentive than being stabbed in the face

( bad ideas andmisc andscience )

I saw a great slogan on a box of cereal that my roommate bought today: “Eating a breakfast of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal is clinically shown to improve kids’ attentiveness by nearly 20%!1“ The best part was the footer on the bottom of the back of the box: “1Based upon independent clinical research, kids who […]

Zeno the Robot Walks, Will Kill You

( bad ideas andmisc )

For every sprinkle I find, I shall kill you. Does it really take that much effort to realize what seemed like a good idea at the time will actually silently kill you in a bloody clown suit?