The Splendiferous Barfing Cup


Playing Pool with a Robot, which is totally not a euphemism

Needs to be faster, though. Like that pancake picker. Also it should have a fedora, a cigar, and be playing Bad to the Bone in a loop.

May I recommend that robotics researchers not do their own voiceovers? This is like "a face made for radio" but different.

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Wet Hole APM 08279+5255.

Black Hole Holds Universe's Biggest Water Supply

Two teams of astronomers have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever found in the universe. It's 12 billion light years away, and holds at least 140 trillion times the amount of water in all the Earth's oceans combined.

It manifests itself as a colossal mass of water vapor, hidden in the distant APM 08279+5255 quasar. Quasars are bright and violent galactic nuclei fueled by a supermassive black hole at their center.

This quasar holds a black hole that's 20 billion times more massive than the sun, and after gobbling down dust and gas it belches out as much energy as a thousand trillion suns. The water vapor is spread around the black hole in a gaseous region spanning hundreds of light years.

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The Coathangers

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Swan Danger

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We could have had the Moon, instead we get Afghanistan

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Deus Ex trailer

I would watch the hell out of this if it was an episode of Max Headroom, or a movie. Sadly, it instead appears to just be an ad for some twitchy shooter video game, meaning I could not possibly care less.

Nice ad, though.

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Dancing squid bowl


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DNA Lounge: Wherein the NASCARization of the web continues.

I understand all the cool kids are switching from Facebook to Google+ now, so I went and added "+1" buttons everywhere I had "Like" buttons before.

Man, that shit is hideous. But we gotta do it.

I'm not sure how useful Google+ will be from a business point of view, since they seem to have no analogue of Facebook's "fan pages". So while we have a stub of a presence on Google+ via our "Google Places" entry, I guess, which lets people "check in" and whatnot, there doesn't seem to be any mechanism for a business to communicate to their customers. On Facebook, when I post something to the DNA Lounge page, everyone who has "Liked" us sees it in their feed, but as far as I can tell, there's nothing like that on Google+.

I also slapped an animation on the front page hyping our merch, because, hey, why not. Go buy some shirts or dog tags, ok? Yeah, it's the second decade of the Twenty-First Century and I'm still making anim-GIFs. That tech's got some legs.


WW Stephen Colbert D?

My Wikipedia entry is truly atrocious. I think you people should go fix it.

"Fix" could mean "fill with hilarious lies". That works for me. Or it could mean, fill with facts that are less weirdly myopic and scattershot than what's there now. Surely I'm more interesting than whoever it is that this page is describing? It doesn't even mention that I enjoy movies and long walks on the beach.

See if you can get 3 or 4 more different spellings of my name in there, too.

Go to it. The world is waiting.

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