Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ever want to know why school busses are yellow? Here you go!

Why the School Bus Never Comes in Red or Green The standardization dates back to 1939, when Prof. Frank W. Cyr convened a national conference. http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/why-are-school-buses-yellow-a-teachers-college-professor-said-so/

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Good to see Torchlight II at the top of Steam’s Top Sellers list. I worked with Travis Baldree, founder of Runic Games, at the WSU IT Helpdesk back in … dear God… ’95? – good to see a Coug doing so well! I thought the first Torchlight was unexpectedly refreshing and unashamedly fun. I’m looking forward to playing II as soon as the download finishes! :)

Torchlight II on Steam The award-winning action RPG is back, bigger and better than ever! Torchlight II takes you back into the quirky, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets – and, once again, the fate of … Continue reading

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Dear Elon Musk, please bring your Tesla S to Southeast Asia and I promise we will give you a fair review!

A Most Peculiar Test Drive | Blog | Tesla Motors You may have heard recently about an article written by John Broder from The New York Times that makes numerous claims about the performance of the Model S. We are upset … Continue reading

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Here is a mind blower – this one is for you Tim Pinney.

Why You Should Be Outraged By What Is Being Done to Our Postal Service Like so many other “crises” imposed on us lately, there is a lot to the story that you are not hearing from the “mainstream” media. http://www.alternet.org/why-you-should-be-outraged-what-being-done-our-postal-service

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I’m looking for social software suite that builds communities and can be integrated across forums and WordPress sites – something that rewards contributions with gamification. I like http://www.socialengine.com/ but looking for some comparisons – any recommendations?

SocialEngine PHP Social Network Software | Community Software SocialEngine is PHP community software that helps you build your own custom social network website. Advanced social networking features include blogs, photo albums, user groups and forums, providing complete control over the … Continue reading

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iCar to acquire Thaicar. Looks like I’ll be spending some time in Thailand.

iCar Asia Ltd (ICQ.AX) Key Developments | Reuters.com Thaicar.com has over 370,000 visitors each month, viewing more than 23,000 car listings from over 600 car dealers. http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/ICQ.AX/key-developments/article/2685944

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Outstanding article on Wired about MediaTek. Never heard of them? Neither had I. They only shipped 400 million feature phones last year. Now they are poised to deliver quad core Android smart phones for about $200 to power everything.

The Next Global Smartphone Revolution: Made in Taiwan | Gadget Lab | Wired.com There are almost 7 billion people on the planet, only 1 billion or so of whom have a smartphone. That means 6 billion people do not have … Continue reading

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The first one gave me goosebumps… I wouldn’t’ be so excited if it wasn’t that JJ Abrams is directing.

Episode VII Teaser Posters… These are a few of… Episode VII Teaser Posters… These are a few of my favorites fan made posters that have been making the rounds around the internet these days. I’ve listed the artists below… • … Continue reading

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TIL Amazon.com does (on average) $116,229.07 in sales every minute. Holy smokes.

Amazon Crash Could Cost A Lot More Than 400,000 Pairs of Unsold Underwear | Wired Business | Wired.c Imagine the front doors suddenly locked on every Walmart in the country simultaneously right in the middle of the business day — … Continue reading

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