Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
I live in a country where it's against the law to ride a bicycle without a helmet, but it's perfectly OK to skip vaccinating your children. Please, no lectures for my stalwart friends in the fezzes.
(Thanks to MisterArthur for sending that one along)
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Got a half-hour to kill? The video's worth it for the "Intermission at the Drive-In" music alone. More harp!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
If all you know about Cameroon is that line from a movie, what better way to see what's up there than a miniature helicopter and a tiny cam?
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Let's face facts: Robots are cool. You can be the biggest dweeb in the world, but mention you work on the "R" word, and chicks will be all over you. Robots are chick magnets. Well, they might be magnetic, I don't know, I don't make robots. They look vaguely magnetic. This one is financed by DARPA. That's the cool military thingie that wastes money on laser beams and death rays and stuff like that instead of on $500 hammers and $1000 toilet seats. Those sorts of things aren't going to get you any chicks like a robot will. Well, the $1000 toilet seat might, if it was heated and you remembered to leave it down and not sprinkle it.
Monday, August 15, 2011
The True Borderline Boy Learns Early How Cruel Women Are, Even Though The Only One He Knows Is His Mother, Who Gives Him Cookies
That boy got home schoolin' written all over him.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
It won't kill them, though. The pool water is the color of gatorade, and will finish them off first.
(Thanks to Gerard of American Digest for sending along home movies of his pool party)
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Honorary Borderline Boy of the day. It's not shocking that there are still kids like him in the world. It's just shocking to find out there are actual Diamondback fans.
(Thanks to American Digest for doing our work for us today)
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
From his YouTube page:
Thanks to the detrimental changes of the bus routes at UIUC, I had to resort to either skateboarding everywhere, walking, or riding a bike to get around campus. All would require more effort than I wanted to put in to get around and that's when I came up with the idea.
This isn't an original idea since there are already electric skateboards out there in the market and some people have made their own electric mountainboards as well but in my opinion, they weren't efficient in any manner. Most use lead batteries, brush motors, a bulky skateboard design, and are wired (which to me isn't as cool). This makes it incredibly heavy (45-60 lb) since a 10 volt lead battery can weigh 10-15 pounds alone and a brush motor to power a skateboard usually needs at least around 24 volts to be decent. A good brush motor can weigh 10 lbs as well. There's a spiral where the heavier the board, the stronger the equipment has to be and this in itself makes it heavier. Many also limit their designs to the skateboard.
I chose a mountainboard because the truck design allows the rider to carve more since the center of gravity is lower than a skateboard. Because it is designed to bend and absorb impacts and still be very strong (with the carbon fiber and fiberglass combo), riding it feels as if you are surfing in the street. I use a 25.6 V 10.2 Ah LiFePO4 battery and it weighs only 6 lbs! The brushless motor that I use only weighs 0.6 lbs and the board that I bought from eBay weighs about 18 lbs. If you add that up with the material supporting all that, it weighs about 30 lbs. It can go up to 20 mph but I usually ride around 10 to 15 since I want to live long enough to enjoy it.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
You Know, If You'd Just Put Down The Controller And Go Outside, Pretty Girls Will Meet You In The Park And Shed Most Of Their Clothes
You can muff being old anytime. Be young properly now, while you still have a chance.