Do you recognize the object in this photo? Guess taken by Ezra S F
Apparently singing to females makes male birds happy by triggering certain parts of their brains. Video games, chocolate, and some drugs like cocaine are associated with similarly creating happiness. How are you stimulating your VTA?
Star Trek: The Experience is shutting down September First? Geeks don’t make the annual pilgrimage to pray at the alter of the captain’s chair. Maybe Vegas is too expensive. Between dropping hundreds monthly on movie tickets, DVDs, comics, and video games, spending three months rent to see ST:XP doesn’t have the right magic.
Saw this at chatnoir782 and thought I would give it a shot…. Go to IMDB.com and look up 10 of your favorite movies. Post three official IMDB “Plot Keywords” for these 10 picks. Have your friends guess the movie titles. Here is the keyword list: Little People, Self Discovery, Sword And Sorcery – Willow xochitl… Continue reading Guess Movies By Keyword Game
Maybe kids these days are not that bright. D&D for Dummies says it all. (I thought it was an April Fols type prank.) I suspect some marketing researcher found lots of people felt intimidated? Even worse than being less intelligent. Its… a… game… Have fun! Who cares if its “right”? Between high school and college,… Continue reading D&D for Dummies
And mother at Rummikub. Of course, Mom beat me 3:2. 🙁 I am used to winning 4:1 except against William (2:5). tag: games, Rummikub, family
Since restaurants get sued for not paying royalties for public performances of copyrighted music, it seems likely playing a song at an athletic event is a public performance. I wonder how much the UGA Athletics or just UGA pays ASCAP for the ability to do this? Certainly, its not academic use. 🙂 Youuuuuuu – Red… Continue reading Public Performance and Universities
Rock Eagle 2007 Keynote – David Cearley, Gartner Way too many unfamiliar acronyms an terminology. It moved really fast without spending much time to explain anything. Disruptive trends selected by timing, speed, and likelihood. Multricore to fabric – Core on processors will double every two years through 2015. Applications will have to adapt to multi-cores.… Continue reading RE 2007: Top Ten Disruptive Trends
Along the same lines as Lacey’s Travel and Usability post, libraries are not really designed to be very usable. Well… unless you think like a librarian. Who gets a MLIS degree in order to use a library. Okay… I would… bad example. The below article’s Digital Natives are kids who have played video games all… Continue reading Obscurity Obsolescence
The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog: A Computer Program Wins Its First Scrabble Tournament When Deep Blue first defeated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, the computer program’s victory was hailed as a watershed moment for artificial intelligence, and rightfully so. But in November, another program reached a gaming milestone of its own, and no one seemed to… Continue reading Humans 51,749,484,784,784 v. Computers 4