September 14, 2007

monthly link dump

  • Simple English Wikipedia: Steve Ballmer

    Probably one of my favorite sites is Simple English Wikipedia, which has all the inanity of Regular Wikipedia, except severely dumbed down for little kids. Check out their article on Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: He is the 24th richest person in the world. He is known to yell loudly to give his thoughts. He needed surgery in 1991 after yelling “Windows, Windows, Windows” in Japan. He is also known for viral videos (videos which are famous online), such as “Monkey boy” where he is dancing and yelling uncontrollably for 45 seconds. Another video is where while he is sweating alot, yelling “developers, developers, developers” until the audience starts clapping.
  • SuperClaw

    SuperClaw is a site where you can control real-life claw machines over the internet. If there is a better use of the internet than this, I haven’t seen it.
  • YouTube: Richard Nixon plays his Piano Concerto #1

    In an alternate universe, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton joined forces and formed a jazz fusion band that toured the country instead of becoming presidents
  • Vituperation Toxicity: So yeah so there might be a problem with bio-fuels

    Uh-oh! It turns out biofuels might not be as magical as we thought: according to smart guys with degrees and possibly labcoats, biofuels “will satisfy just 11% of global demand for transportation fuel by 2050.” But on the plus side, we just might be able to use salt water as an energy source.
  • USB Greenhouse

    I really wonder what it’s like to invent those useless products they advertise in infomercials and sell in catalogs. Someone actually sat down, looked at their computer and thought, “you know what, I could probably hook up a plant to this USB port.” And then they actually did it.
  • Wonkette: WTF, Time?

    Nothing more needs to be said