Posts filed under “Weekend”

European AirTraffic Rebooted

Air traffic has returned to normal levels in northern Europe. This visualization shows what that looks like:


Airspace Rebooted from ItoWorld on Vimeo.

via Flowing Data

Category: Travel, Weekend

Somali Pirates Say They Are Subsidiary of Goldman Sachs

Could Make Prosecution Difficult, Experts Say NORFOLK, VIRGINIA – (The Borowitz Report) Eleven indicted Somali pirates dropped a bombshell in a U.S. court today, revealing that their entire piracy operation is a subsidiary of banking giant Goldman Sachs. There was an audible gasp in the courtroom when the leader of the pirates announced, “We are…Read More

Category: Humor, Legal, Weekend

Transparent Nissan 370Z

Pretty cool stuff: Source: Transparent Nissan 370Z is the star in this sweet engine oil ad Devin Coldewey Crunchgear, April 23, 2010

Category: Weekend

Nissan Juke

A recent emailer wrote:

You seem to be very knowledgeable about cars — but what about those of us who don’t have six figures to spend on a flashy rocket sled? I am shopping for my son, who will be 18 years old later this year. I want to get him something that will be reliable and fun, but nothing that will get him in to trouble — no muscle cars like the Camaro or Challenger.

Fair enough:

The car I just recommended for my nephew, who will be 17 year old and a senior next year is this: The Nissan Juke. (My only connection to Nissan is the missus’ Daily Driver is a 370Z)

Its cheap (starts under $20k), youthful and unlike anything else on the market from mainstream autos. Its been out in Europe for some time now, seems to get decent gas mileage, and has a suprisingly sophisticated  AWD system for an inexpensive car similar to the Acura S-AWD system. ( More details from Nissan are after the jump).

I suspect Nissan thinks this can be a high volume model, competing with ther Civic/CRV or RAV4.  It looks like Nissan spent a ton of money on some very slick videos (see their site, or go to the videos here).

And as the photos show, its definitely funky:

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Category: Weekend

Victory !

If you haven’t seen the new Doctor Who, you best get yourself to where ever you can stream, download or buy it — because the first episode of the season was fantastic! >

Category: Television, Weekend

New King of the Ring: 599XX

Wired Autopia: “Porsche 911s and Nissan GT-Rs and Corvette ZR1s are very nice cars and quite quick around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. But they must bow before the new king of the ‘Ring, the Ferrari 599XX. The 700-horsepower über-Ferrari is the first-ever production-derived sports car to break the 7-minute barrier at the classic 20.832 kilometer Nordschleife…Read More

Category: Travel, Weekend

Chevrolet’s Volt MPV5 SUV

Chevrolet Volt car, the MPV5′s wheels are powered by electricity coming from a large lithium-ion battery. The MPV5 can drive up to 32 miles in city traffic on a fully charged battery. A small gasoline engine generates electricity for longer drives

Category: Weekend

David Letterman – Goldman Sachs Top Ten

Top Ten Goldman Sachs Excuses from April 20, 2010. Hat tip Paul

Category: Television, Weekend

Circuit Diagram

This is the course I must navigate daily . . . > via XKCD

Category: Weekend

Star Trek Cribs — Chillaxin

Category: Humor, Television, Weekend