Massive Lego Aircraft Carrier

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Massive Lego Aircraft Carrier

This massive Lego aircraft carrier took Malle Hawking almost a year to build. It is about 5m long, 1.40m wide and 1.2m tall, contains over 200,000 Bricks and weighs over 160 Kilos. The model has electrical lights on deck, a hangar,aircraft, movable elevators,radar dishes and even a motorized catapult.

Pictures under the link above.

Cheesy Gift of the Year

What is the cheesiest gift someone could possibly give you this year for Christmas? I’ve been reading quite a bit about what people want for Christmas. I’m curious about those gifts you would hate to get but others would think you would like.

Guess I’ll start.

People surely know I shop on ThinkGeek. They might think I would love to have this item below. However, this item seems dumb.

Snowbot OverlordThinkGeek :: The ThinkGeek USB Snowbot:

We welcome our Snowbot Overlords…

Color changing scan, eerie Snowbot sound, articulating arms…a ThinkGeek exclusive…

Last December, as we were settling down for a long winter’s nap, we were visited by two robots from the future! They spoke to us and now it is time to share their message. There’s good news and bad news. The good news is there are tons of really cool robots in the future. The bad news is they are divided into two factions, are waging war against each other, and have “downgraded” humans to pretty much servants and food. We quickly smashed the robots with hammers, and swore to devise a way to save humanity.

Before we destroyed the robots, however, we were able to learn two things. 1. Each army of robots uses a different color scanning light (red or blue); 2. We have no idea which side is in humanity’s best interest to win. So we built the Snowbot – a small, winter-themed beacon…and perhaps our only hope. Powered by a simple USB port, the Snowbot has a scanning light just like the robots from the future. You can change the speed of the scan, turn on/off the scanning noise, and (for future protection) change the scan color (red or blue). So no matter which robot army storms your home or office, a quick flick of a switch and you are rooting for the invader’s color. Hopefully then the robots will just make you a servant and not an appetizer. Good luck and happy holidays.

300GB Pushbutton Backup External Hard Drive

My new toy. I copied over all my stuff from my work desktop. No, I didn’t get it from Buy.com. I got it from Best Buy of all places for $3 more. I previously had ordered a 300GB drive from NewEgg to put in an enclosure I have, but their ordering stuff didn’t work for me. So I went to Best Buy to get a drive. Thankfully, I found this instead. I like it lots better than the enclosure.

Buy.com – Seagate 300GB 3.5” USB 2.0 FireWire Pushbutton Backup External Hard Drive

Beautifully engineered, inside and out, with state-of-the-art features and work-of-art design, this 300GB 3.5″ USB 2.0/FireWire Pushbutton Backup External Hard Drive is exceptionally durable, conveniently portable and perfectly stackable.This drive will safeguard your valuable data for years to come and its sleek and elegant structure actually dissipates heat, so it runs much cooler than any other external drives. Hot-swappable, so you can connect and disconnect without turning off your computer, you also have the versatility of connecting via USB 2.0 or FireWire.

On Siege

Who wants to starve out the enemy? Break down his defenses! Mmmmm… a 300 pounder! Watching this show on siege engines reminds me of two favorite things from my life.

The first, and best was the week my aunt and uncle let us come stay for a week in England. By far, that was my favorite vacation. Castles, museums, and trains filled our days there.

The second memory is the many hours spent playing Dungeons & Dragons. Towards the end, I doscovered a kind Risk variant calle Greyhawk Wars that was awesome. I never really got a chance to integrate it into our normal game. 🙁

NOVA Online | Secrets of Lost Empires | Medieval Siege | NOVA Builds a Trebuchet

Like medieval military engineers did before them, the NOVA crew fine-tunes its attack using trial-and-error. Neel believes that if the sling is shortened, it will add arc to the stone’s flight and give it more distance.

His hypothesis proves right: The next launch travels the right distance but lands a few feet to the wall’s right. They shift the giant trebuchet just one inch to the left. This time they are on line but just overshoot the wall. They pull the sling in six inches and this time, it hits its mark.