Cylon Makeover for the Commodore 64

The venerable Commodore 64 is set to rise again in 2010, or the Commodore USA website would lead you to believe. Apparently it will support various OS, Windows, Ubuntu, Apple (unofficially only), Chrome, Aros, Comodo (whatever those last two are) packs a quad core Intel CPU, 4 GB memory, DVD drive… However, I call shenanigans on the whole thing. Aside from looking like a Cylon from Battlestar Galactica, the critter looks exactly like the Zero Footprint PC offered by Cybernetman. Yeah, I think this is the case of someone wanting to cash in on the classic Commodore name (but where is the ‘C64’ logo we all know and love, eh?). Still, an all in one keyboard/PC would be useful in a small office or a students desk.

Commodore USA Phoenix tech specs

Soviet Star Wars

Not that the proliferation of weapons in space (or other places for that matter) is something to ever wish for but you have to admit that the idea has a ‘Buck Rogers’ kind of coolness to it.

“…a massive satellite, the largest ever launched, equipped with a powerful laser to take out the American anti-missile shield in advance of a Soviet first strike. It was real, though—or at least the plan was… …[The Soviets] funded two massive R&D studies in the late 1970s and early 1980s to explore how to counter imaginary American missile defense ideas,” he says. Two concepts emerged: Skif—a laser “cannon” in orbit—and another weapon known as Kaskad (Cascade), designed to destroy an enemy’s satellites with missiles fired from another craft in orbit.”

Soviet Star Wars

Your 2012 Questions Answered Here

2012 info graphicAs most people have herd, the Myans of ancient times predicted that the year 2012 would be the end of the world.  Earth’s poles would shift, ‘Planet X’ would return, solar storms will torch our planet and kill us all, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria… With it being less than three years before this fateful day (12/12/2012 or 12/21/2012, if you want to mark your calendar) it might be time to start stocking up on solar storm resistant seeds and laying in a supply of ammo to kill the other survivors, if there are any after we get our celestial clocks cleaned. Or… Maybe everyone should take a look at the ‘dire warnings’ and see if this anything to them. The nice people over at Information Is Beautiful has made us this handy chart to do just that. I’ll let you make up your own mind as to if the world is coming to an end in 2012, but I can tell you that I won’t be cashing in on my long term investments any time soon because it it.

[via Boing Boing]

2012: The End Of The World? | Information Is Beautiful.

Ancient Dogoo Girl

I’m not sure what comment, if any is appropriate for this Japanese TV show. Wow…

Well, you watch this trailer for The Amazing Dogoo Girl — which is going to be a prime-time Japanese TV show from the makers of The Machine Girl, Ju-On and Tokyo Gore Police — and you tell me. Not only is it primetime, it’s replacing perennial children’s TV classic Ultraman, meaning this is more or less designed for Japanese boys aged 6-11 or so… and yet features a heroine with magic breasts, not to mention the villains with evil breasts (like the bee woman). The show isn’t technically as weird as Robogeisha, but I’d say these circumstances propel it past even the legendary Geisha Chainsaw in terms of total insanity

[Thanks to Lonelocust for this one]

Topless Robot – Apparently, “Dogoo” Means “Magic Breasts”.

Up, Up, and Away in My Beautiful Balloon Chair…

Watch-Kents-July-5th-Launch-and-Track-His-Flight-LiveYou know, this just look relaxing and fun. Never mind the possibility that you could get hit by a plane, sucked up in a storm cloud, pelted and ultimately killed by hail, or just go unconscious and freeze to death before you plummet to the ground and a heap of latex and lawn chair. As hobbies go I’m all for this one. Lets hope he continues to make flights.

Kent Couch, devoted husband, father of five and gas station owner, seems like just another man but underneath the surface, you’ll find a characteristic not quite normal. While most men have a passion for sports or hunting, Kent has a passion for cluster ballooning, much to the chagrin of his supportive wife, Susan.

Couch Balloons

This is Why You Are Fat…

I spotted this while on Twitter today. Neil tweeted this site that just has me stunned. The name says it all. ‘This is why you are fat’. Yeah. I told my daughter “Not even Jesus and his invisible rainbow colored dinohorse could eat this stuff and expect to live. He’d have to heal himself after every bite.” She replied that he’d have to heal himself after just thinking about taking a bite. I think she’s right. Excuse me, I’ve some DIY angioplasty to do after looking at this page. Ugh.. (“Turbaconucken”?!?! What the was the creator of that monstrosity on?)

This is Why You Are Fat