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Monthly Archives: February 2010

links for 2010-02-27

Inside A Steampunk House | PlanetOddity.com
If you have a passion for Steampunk then Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaums home is an outstanding place on earth. The couple has authentically restored their Victorian home retaining its rich heritage and classic beauty while completely modernizing the homes systems. They changed the functional layout of their Victorian home [...]

links for 2010-02-26

The 'Luxury Prime': How Luxury Changes People — HBS Working Knowledge
HBS professor Roy Y.J. Chua and Xi Zou, an assistant professor at London Business School, suggest that luxury goods have an important effect on human behavior that is only now becoming clear—and that may have implications for addressing the continuation of objectionable choices among, for [...]

links for 2010-02-25

[PICS] Interesting Letterhead Designs | Nikola Tesla: Great inventor, AWFUL DESIGNER
The suitably incredible business letterhead of Nikola Tesla, circa 1900. Inventions featured, clockwise from top-left: Oscillation Transformer, Telautomaton (wireless, remote-controlled devices; pictured is a remotely-operated boat, showcased in 1898), Steam & Gas Turbine, Induction Motor. Centre: Wardenclyffe Tower (never completed).
(tags: design art history)

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links for 2010-02-24

The Pudding Guy | Futility Closet
That's part of the plot of "Punch Drunk Love", a PT Anderson/Adam Sandler movie!
In 1999, UC-Davis civil engineer David Phillips was grocery shopping when he noticed something peculiar. Healthy Choice Foods was offering frequent-flyer miles to customers who bought its products. But a 25-cent pudding would bring 100 miles — [...]

links for 2010-02-23

John von Neumann - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Von Neumann was a pioneer of the application of operator theory to quantum mechanics, in the development of functional analysis, a principal member of the Manhattan Project and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (as one of the few originally appointed), and a key figure in the [...]

links for 2010-02-22

Schwarzenegger Rips Romney, GOP For Stimulus Hypocrisy
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) accused his Republican colleagues in Washington on Sunday of blatant hypocrisy on the stimulus package — railing against the jobs bill in public while posing for stimulus-related projects and ceremonies in their home districts.
"I find it interesting that you have a lot of the Republicans [...]

links for 2010-02-20

[VIDEO] Apple Store Wedding: iDo | Cult of Mac
Lots of folks have proposed at Apple stores or even had Apple-inspired wedding cakes, but do you love Apple enough to say iDo there?
This might be the first couple to get hitched at an Apple retail without permission, flash-mob style, by a celebrant dressed like Steve Jobs [...]

PYS Mixtape February 2010 - 100 Yard DASH is out!

Email me for details.
1. Raphael Saadiq - 100 Yard Dash (2:18)
2. Damn! - Country ways (3:37)
3. LMFAO - I’m in Miami Bitch (3:47)
4. Think Twice & David Ryshpan - It’s About Time feat. Manchilde and Schubert (4:42)
5. Kaydee And Chief - The groove (3:20)
6. Frank Ramz - Superhuman [Prod. by Charlie Hilton] (3:48)
7. Q-Tip & [...]

links for 2010-02-19

[with video] Augmented Reality Cosmetic Mirror in Tokyo
The Digital Cosmetic Mirror by industry giant Shiseido can be used to test make-up and recommendations without even having to pick up a mascara brush! Using augmented reality to do sampling is a novel way to involve consumersAll you do is sit down and let the camera scan [...]

links for 2010-02-18

How DNA Testing Is Changing Fatherhood - NYTimes.com
It was in July 2007 when Mike L. asked the Pennsylvania courts to declare that he was no longer the father of his daughter. For four years, Mike had known that the girl he had rocked to sleep and danced with across the living-room floor was not, as [...]