Monthly Archives: February 2009

Have You Seen This Dog?

 Have You Seen This Dog?

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Visit the USSR

 Visit the USSR

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I Survived the Bush Administration T-Shirt

 I Survived the Bush Administration T Shirt
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The Pac-Man Dossier

Everything about Pac-Man: The Pac-Man Dossier. This is a little overwhelming, but it’s basically every detail you might want to know about Pac-Man — for instance, ghost behavior and number of possible points per level.
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There Are Some Questions That Can’t Be Answered by Google

 There Are Some Questions That Cant Be Answered by Google

…and we will make up answers to these questions for you.

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The Hofmeister Kink

 The Hofmeister Kink

The circled element in the above image is the Hofmeister Kink, a signature design element of BMWs. Other carmakers have adopted the Kink when they want to signify luxury — as opposed to economy.

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A Clean River Is a Fun River

 A Clean River Is a Fun River

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Clarification on Magenta

Ars Technica clarifies the idea that magenta isn’t a real color. The bottom line is that if magenta isn’t a real color because it doesn’t live on the electromagnetic spectrum, then neither is – say – light green a real color.

If you look at a standard CIE chromaticity diagram, which maps wavelengths of light according to human perception, you'll note that every point along the curve corresponds to a single wavelength of light. Magenta, as it were, lies along what's commonly called the "pink-purple line" that runs across the bottom. All colors along this line do not exist as single wavelengths. But, all points inside the "color bag" above that line do not exist as single wavelengths, either.
 Clarification on Magenta

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Michael Steele Is Gonna Be All Off the Hook

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says his party is going to launch an "off the hook" public relations campaign that will update the GOP’s image by translating it to "urban-suburban hip-hop settings."

Wow, these guys better hope Obama screws up bad. Otherwise, they are doomed.

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Magenta Is Not a Real Color

 Magenta Is Not a Real Color
This is interesting. In the electromagnetic spectrum, there is no such color as magenta. Colors reside in the visible spectrum, with ultraviolet on one side and infrared on the other. Violet has the shortest wavelength, and red has the longest. Blues and greens and yellows all live between the two, but there’s nowhere for a color that is a mix of the two. Here’s another figure, with some context:
 Magenta Is Not a Real Color
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