107 Geeky T-Shirts That Don’t Suck (and then some)

21 07 2007

Out of the 107 listed at Internet Duct Tape, I’d like to have these fancy threads:

Caffeine Molecule from ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek Caffeine

Vintage Optimus Prime by Coreano from Etsy

Vintage Prime by Coreano

There’s no place like 127.0.0.1 from ThinkGeek

There’s No Place Like 127.0.0.1

CTRL+Z from Threadless

CTRL+Z

What would MacGyver do? from Threadless 

 WW MacGyver Do?

Sith Abandon Ship by Simon Noynay from Oddica

Sith Abandon Ship by Simon Noynay 

Some other personal favorites not in the list:

Exploded Boombox by Troy Paiva from Oddica. 

Exploded Boombox

Contra Eternal (The Konami Code) from 80s Tees.com
The Konami Code

Why aren’t there shirts like that in my part of the world?





Yo Mama got Jinternets!

21 07 2007

And a lot of it too.

40Gbps of it, in fact. To you and me, that’s the capability to download a full-length movie from the internet in 2 seconds.

Sigbritt Lothberg of Sweden, 75, arguably has the fastest residential broadband connection in the world.

The connection requires at least USD100,000 worth of Cisco equipment (including a Cisco CRS-1 and OC768 DWDMPOS linecard, for the initiated/nerds/geeks), but I think she ran out of rackspace in her home’s datacenter and has had to put said expensive hardware in the garage:

CRS1

More pics found here.

And what does she do with it? Read online news sites.

Before any of you gearheads start raising hell about the waste of bandwidth and equipment, just remember that this is a technology demonstrator to show that it’s possible to have high-bandwidth connections over long distances (up to more than 1,000 miles apart) between two network routers.  Or at least Sigbritt’s son claims.





iPod killed the Transformers Star.

6 07 2007

Ever wondered what happened to Megatron’s ever-loyal-yet-blackmailing-soldier-slash-tapedeck, Soundwave? He didn’t get into the new movie, but apparently he’s been up to something after the 1986 Transformers movie. (Video contains cusswords and innuendos. Stay away, kiddies!)

Kids don’t even know what cassettes are. Lots of them don’t even buy CDs anymore… They use iPo…” *Click*

Classic.

And just in case you DON’T KNOW what a tape CASSETTE is (there might be quite a few of you out there), it’s magnetic tape spooled around two reels in a plastic case, used to store analog audio and some data stuff long long ago. Like what you use in miniDV cameras and data archiving, expect that they’re prone to tape entanglement that frequently resulted in the user tearing apart the cassette and ripping out the tapes like entrails from an animal carcass.

An audio tape cassette containing the sounds of my life (make your own at Says-It.com!):

Jinternets Cassette

You play them on a “tapedeck” like the Sony Walkman below. Yessirree kids, the Walkman has been around since the dinosaurs ruled the planet, and the name didn’t start with the Sony MP3 player or the mobilephone gimmick of Sony and Ericsson.

Sony Walkman

Get the straightdope on Cassettes here, and on Soundwave here.





The Glaring Omission in the 2007 Transformers Movie

3 07 2007

I had a great time watching it, as I previously said. But all the while, I felt that something was missing.

  • Giant transforming robots. Check.
  • That “transforming” sound. Check.
  • Homages to the cartoon series. Check.
  • Gratuitous shots of Megan Fox. Check.
  • Cool (or cheesy, depending on age group) songs by The Cars (Drive), Marvin Gaye (Sexual Healing) and Player (Baby Come Back). Check.

Or not. Then it occurred to me. There was one 80s song (or two) from some singer named Stan Bush that should’ve been somehow bludgeoned into this summer’s Transformers movie. It needs more cheesiness.

For those who can’t make the connection, Stan Bush’s “You’ve Got The Touch” was a defining moment in the original 1986 Transformers: The Movie.

Probably the best moment in that movie (for someone who was less than ten years old that time):

An even cheesier video, with Stan Bush hisself!

Stan Bush is Good Enough for Dirk Diggler! (awesome Marky Mark scene from Boogie Nights)

You think the bass is taking away from the vocal?

LMAO.





GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS of ENERGY

27 06 2007
  • Adding chocolate to an electrical storm!
  • Uncomfortably Energetic!
  • Menergy!
  • Energy Legs!
  • 400 Babies!

ROFL. Bring on POWERTHIRST! (Warning, some words that people might find offensive)