Omega touch pads

August 18th, 2008 § Comments Off on Omega touch pads § permalink

“OMEGA touch pads and starting blocks are part of an integrated timing system capable of recording times to the nearest 1/1000th of a second. However, because it is not possible to build swimming pools in which each lane is guaranteed to be precisely the same length, Olympic and World Records are still recorded to the nearest 1/100th of a second.”
via omegawatches.com

Penny arcade

August 8th, 2008 § Comments Off on Penny arcade § permalink

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Hurley in the darkness

August 8th, 2008 § Comments Off on Hurley in the darkness § permalink

“It’s become a bit of a game because this hallway is designed to save energy. So when you walk down it, the lights will switch on and then off after you’ve passed. So sometimes I’m sitting in the dark answering emails and I try to see how much I can type without triggering the motion sensors again. It’s also fun to surprise unsuspecting hotel guests who pop out the elevator and see someone typing in the dark corner. And then he ends up being ‘Hurley.'”
via dispatchesfromtheisland.blogspot.com

Woo hoo!

August 8th, 2008 § Comments Off on Woo hoo! § permalink


via newsok.com

Defeat of urbanism

August 7th, 2008 § Comments Off on Defeat of urbanism § permalink

“In downtown Charlotte, a luxury condominium is scheduled for construction this year that will allow residents to drive their cars into a garage elevator, ride up to the floor they live on, and park right next to their front door. I have a hard time figuring out whether that is a triumph for urbanism or a defeat.”
via tnr.com

Canyonero!

August 7th, 2008 § Comments Off on Canyonero! § permalink

“I loved watching the he-men in their SUVs hitting the flooded street only to hydroplane and stall out. At least 4 cars just DIED right by my place. Note to SUV owners: Commercials are not reality. You cannot forage a river in your Canyonero.”
via chicagoist.com

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