Nov 30 2010

Link ‘o the Day

Posted by PAgent in Blogs and Bloggers, Links

The Bloggess vs. a Clueless Marketer:

Them: We are sorry that you are passing on this valuable opportunity to help your readers. We will keep you in mind for future products which meet your requirements.

me: You will send me four dead cats in a shoebox. I will send you high-quality photos of them as marionettes.

I’ll just let you guess who wins.

Read the post here.

Sep 13 2010

We kept telling you this, but you laughed at us

Posted by PAgent in Current Events, Games, Links, science

Researchers at the University of Rochester have determined that people who play action video games are capable of making decisions significantly faster than those who don’t, and that those decisions are no less accurate.

The researchers found that video game players develop a heightened sensitivity to what is going on around them, and this benefit doesn’t just make them better at playing video games, but improves a wide variety of general skills that can help with everyday activities like multitasking, driving, reading small print, keeping track of friends in a crowd, and navigating around town.

Guess who’s laughing now?

Read the article at Science Daily

Sep 09 2010

Best of TED

Posted by PAgent in Links, Technology, science

You’ve probably heard of the TED talks, those short lectures by brilliant people sharing startling or fascinating new ideas. You’ve probably even seen one or two of them on YouTube. You know there are probably some great TED talks out there, but you haven’t been willing to spend the time to track them down.

Fortunately for you, Fast Company has compiled a list of TED’s Greatest Hits.

Go watch them. You’ll learn something.

Aug 09 2010

Inventing Our Way Out of Joblessness

Posted by PAgent in Links
Jul 30 2010

Ghosts of Russians Past

Posted by PAgent in Art, Links

Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov has taken old B&W photographs from World War II and painstakingly combined them with modern photos taken from the same perspective. The results are haunting and eerie, and very thought-provoking:

See the photos at Gizmodo.

Jul 01 2010

Batman’s 34 Greatest Tweets

Posted by PAgent in Humor, Links

SciFiWire has collected a list of the best tweets from user God_Damn_Batman. Some of my favorites:

Joker’s face: make-up or permanent? Punch Test reveals nothing. Will try Concrete Dragging next.

Two things criminals should know. 1. I assume you don’t have health insurance. 2. I break the most expensive bones first.

I’m not saying these World Cup guys aren’t in shape, I’d just like to see them play in 50lbs of body armor with limited head motion.

See the whole list here.