Sat, 12 Apr 2003

Drive-By #10

  • Got $21,000? I've got a TV for you
    Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Inc. today announced the "largest-ever" HDTV, the new 82-inch Mitsubishi Alpha Widescreen HDTV.

    The new television features 1,080 by 1,920 resolution, Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LcoS) reflective LCD technology, super-high precision optics and "the highest performance digital receiver and processing circuits ever created by Mitsubishi Electric," the company said in a press release. Mitsubishi said the TV would cost about $20,999. [Network World Fusion]

  • TV's boldest news show
    It helps (comedy, at least) to have plutocratic religious fanatics with imperialist ambitions occupying the White House, and "The Daily Show" has been at the forefront in finding a new way to make political humor in the age of Dubya. [Salon]

  • Identifont - identify fonts and typefaces
    Welcome to Identifont®, the unique font identifier that enables you to identify a font from a sample by answering a series of simple questions. It is ideal if you want to match an existing typeface, or identify a typeface you have seen in a publication.

  • Sex in the Stacks - Librarian Porn Novel Reviews
    Anyone who has ever checked out a book knows the stereotype about librarians: Thick glasses. Hair pinned up in a bun.

    Nymphomaniacs. []

  • Korea's 'lucky' triplets seized
    ALL triplets in North Korea are being forcibly removed from parents after their birth and dumped in bleak orphanages.
    The policy is carried out on the orders of Stalinist dictator Kim Jong-il, who has an irrational belief that a triplet could one day topple his regime. [Victoria Herald Sun]

  • Need a Way to Use 225m of Blue Duct Tape?
    In Canada, when engineers finish their undergraduate degree, they attend a ceremony referred to as Kipling. Alongside the formal ceremony are the kipling pranks. This year, the Software Engineers at McMaster University designed a life sized Pac-Man board, thus answering the question of whether or not software engineering is in fact engineering. [/.]

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