My soldering is improving. This is a DSO 138 Oscilloscope that I assembled from a provided combination of discrete parts. The purveyors only ensured two required SMD* chips were factory-attached. At the US$22 entry price, including the housing, it was a fun and affordable project. If you take one of these on as a project, … Continue reading Getting a bit more challenging…
Seen at Pissed's place comes this video of cloaked alien space ship next to Mercury.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X96xI1gLdQDanger! Danger, Will Robinson!No, I'm not serious.It is not a cloaked ship. It's merely an image processing artifact caused by the averaging method used to gather more detail from photographs of subjects that have extremes in brightness.Nobody on this planet has … Continue reading Run away!
Looks like Google's at it again with a few more modifications to the Google Reader. I'm seeing site icons for followed feeds and sites, a little red thumper when refreshing feeds, and now a G+Share button.Are they going to update keyboard commands for efficiency, too? Maybe bring back my shared items so I could at … Continue reading Google Reader – At It Again
This is brilliant. I should get one of those hybrid things to put on The Beast.Then again, things like that also make me want to go drop some hard-earned coin on one of those full-sized, super-extended, crew-cab, full-size bed, 4x4, 3500 series diesel Earthf***ers.
The Department of Fear's (no, not that one) Emergency Alert System test today confirmed a few things:- no matter how much planning goes into it, government employees will do the absolute least amount of work possible. What do I mean? Easy: that audio recording was crap. Couldn't they at least put together something that people … Continue reading Takeaway from the EAS
Borepatch has a few words on Global Warming... and a link to a rather lengthy video on the subject. Read it and watch it.
First, what the hell is an "epidemic of non-communicable diseases"?Second, I agree. Bloomberg can just fuck right off.