Category Archives: Technology

Ironic, my dear Watson (via Word Nymph)

As a shameless infomaniac, this is certainly an interesting turn of events. I watch Jeopardy! every day, so there’s no way I’ll miss out on watching this. Looking forward to it now.

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Ironic, my dear Watson Perhaps you have read the news that in February, for the first time ever, a computer will compete on Jeopardy! You might remember when an IBM computer beat chess world champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game match in 1997. IBM’s latest challenge was to build upon that feat by taking technology to an even more difficult and complex level—building a computer that processes natural language, complete with humor, irony and sarcasm, as well as nuances, … Read More

via Word Nymph

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Is Windows a Virus? (via A Nerd’s Life)

I found this hilarious, and I think that at least Matsu will agree with me.

This is hilarious. From http://www.ahajokes.com/: With the recent problems being encountered by Windows users all across the country, people are begin to ask themselves if windows is a virus. In response to the high demand for an answer to that question a study was done and concluded the following. 1. Viruses replicate quickly. Windows does this. 2. Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system as they do so. Windows does this … Read More

via A Nerd’s Life

OMG E3 SEIZURE GO!!

KID ICARUS. DONKEY KONG. GOLDENEYE. 3DS. STARFOX.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA

That is all.

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Game Trailer

For those of you with no idea what I’m talking about, this post may be enlightening. Also, awesome.
I can’t embed the video here, because of WordPress stuff, but Brian Lee O’Malley’s website, Radiomaru, has posted the first video of footage from the video game adaptation of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. And it looks AWESOME. I normally don’t care for Beat-Em-Ups, but I think I’ll make an exception here. You can play as Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Kim Pine, or Stephen Stills. And it’s being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, which is both awesome and Canadian (O’Malley is also both of these things). And even better, the music is being done by Anamanaguchi, a chiptune band that makes music on a HACKED NES. Does it get much more epic than that? DOES IT?! Maybe. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World will be in theaters August 13th, and the game’ll be out sometime in August for the PS3 at first (I won’t say PSN), and Xbox Live sometime later on.

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While I miss Life on Mars, the idea of life on Saturn is pretty Titanic

That was another horrible pun. Inaccurate, too, since the theoretical life is on Titan, not Saturn itself. The Cassini space probe has observed levels of certain elements and compounds on Titan that suggest that there may be microbes eating some of them. If it’s true, this would be the first extraterrestrial life not only in the solar system but everywhere. That’s just…amazing. Stay tuned, loyal readers.

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[Via Gizmodo and io9]

Nazis IN SPACE

…Well, airspace. But still! I said I’d try to come up with something good, and I saw an opportunity:

So, I guess that late in WWII, the Nazis invented some sort of jetpack? Not for flying, mind you, but for ‘leaping tall buildings in a single bound‘. Pretty neat, eh? Crazy Nazis.

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[Image and story courtesy of Gizmodo]

This post is ‘Super-Awesome’…?

Okay, loyal readers (wow, still getting used to that), today WordPress rolled out a new feature. It’s called Surprise Me, and I have absolutely no idea what it does, generally. At this point, I’ve noticed two things. The first, as alluded in the title, is that my publish settings now have a checkbox for ‘This post is super-awesome’. I have checked it. The other thing I’ve noticed is that the boring old off-white publish button is now slightly larger and blue. For some reason, it makes me want to shout ‘Final fusion, approved!‘ and punch the monitor. So, I’m going to post this now, and let’s see what happens.

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PSP turns 5, site updates occur. Coincidence? Probably.

The PSP‘s five, eh? That’s crazy. I’ve had mine for two years as of this past January, but it was used then. It could be a launch model, even. Doubt it, though. It has served me well in those two years, though. But I guess when I consider its age, the slow decline of its hardware is more expected, but still lamentable.

In other news, the site has received some minor tweaks(rather than the typical overhaul), mainly the logo and a text widget. I discovered that I could change the site’s logo (see above), and after numerous failed designs, I settled on simply adding a Triforce to an immitation of the original logo. Not that great, but unique, at least.

The second, hopefully more interesting update, is the return of the Currently Reading text widget in the sidebar. While this is up, it’ll carry the titles of whatever I’m reading, along with a small blurb of some sort, probably. It’s hard to make time to read, though, so it’ll probably go away in a while, to hide my shame.

And that’s about it for now. Not really anything great, but it’s something, right? Although quality can’t be entirely abandoned, quantity is important on a blog, I would think. I need some regular columns, or something. That’s all for now, I guess.

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[PSP’s birthday news via Kotaku]