Posts filed under “Weekend”

Pittsburgh International Airport After Hours

I cant say I would have used the time as productively stuck in a airport alone for 12 hours:

Girl stuck in Pittsburgh airport overnight shoots epic horsing around video
My adventures in the Pittsburgh International Airport during the worst snow storm of the century. After arriving late for a flight at 7:40 PM to LGA I decided to stick around my gate until my flight at 5:40 and had a BLAST!

Hat tip boing boing

Category: Travel, Weekend

Curious Displays

Curious Displays from Julia Tsao on Vimeo. hat tip boingboing

Category: Web/Tech, Weekend

Weird, or just different?

Category: Weekend

Boom-dee-ah-da, boom-dee-ah-da

Discovery Channel – -I Love the World Commercial Part II The World Is Just Awesome

Category: Media, Television, Weekend

IOC Copyright Idiocy Drives Company to Poetry

UVEX, the ski goggle maker, got a nastygram from an Olympics Committee IP lawyer, forbidding them from using any images — or even mentioning — that gold medal winner Lindsey Vonn uses their equipment. Blonde Who Uses Our Stuff Wins Downhill (Last Name Rhymes With “Bonn”) There once was a lawyer from the IOC, who…Read More

Category: Intellectual Property, Sports, Weekend

Logorama

An animated short that re-imagines Los Angeles as a city made up of nothing but corporate branding, populates it entirely with corporate logos and mascots, and then sets Ronald McDonald loose on a profane and by all accounts enormous bloody rampage of gun violence.

Category: Weekend

Should have, would have, could have

The power of counterfactual reflection on life’s pivotal moments. According to new research by management professors Laura Kray and Philip Tetlock, counterfactual thinking — considering a ”turning point” moment in the past and alternate universes had it not occurred — heightens one’s perception of the moment as significant, and even fated. Armed with a sense…Read More

Category: Weekend

Google Opt Out Feature Lets Users Protect Privacy By Moving To Remote Village

Category: Humor, Web/Tech, Weekend

Officer Barbrady on Ayn Rand

How LOL is this: South Park Studios via Objectless Observations

Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls, Television, Weekend

Porsche 911 Hybrid

This is very cool:

“But in its experimental 911 GT3 R Hybrid test car, Porsche has taken a different tack toward energy conservation for racing. It uses an adaptation of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) technology first built into Formula 1 race cars.

Rather than a battery, that system is based on a flywheel, mounted where the passenger seat would normally sit and spinning at speeds up to 40,000 rpm, to capture energy reclaimed from braking.

At the press of a button, the flywheel releases its kinetic energy to power a generator that provides up to eight seconds of electricity to two 60-kilowatt electric motors in the front wheel hubs. The boost serves to maximize exit speed from a corner or to pass another car.”

That’s what I want for Valentines Day !

Video after the jump . . .

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Category: Weekend