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Death by Caffeine

Death by Caffeine

In the past I’ve posted about fighting hordes of children, how well you’d survive in the zombie apocalypse, and taking on the elderly. Today we’re going to talk about something a little less probable: how much caffeine you’d have to consume to kill you. Death By Caffeine allows you calculate how much drip coffee, espresso, […]

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A New Jedi Order: The Machete Order

A New Jedi Order: The Machete Order

Consider watching the Star Wars movies in the “Machete Order:” a more elegant order for a more civilized age.

IKEA.com’s Nifty Product Stock Level Prognosis Feature
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IKEA.com’s Nifty Product Stock Level Prognosis Feature

The IKEA Web site is considered one of the worst ecommerce sites put out by a major company. It’s so bad that it was used as the focus point for a usability certification seminar from Human Factors International. Think about it: HFI trains people all over the world to be better usability advocates and information […]

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Empathy Quotient Online Quiz

Empathy Quotient Online Quiz

Empathy is the ability to recognize emotions in other people and yourself, and the capacity to share feelings that are expressed by other creatures. The topic of empathy came up recently on Ars Technica when discussing the demise of Ryan Dunn. One of the forum members linked to an online quiz for determining one’s empathy […]

YouTube video about on-body concealed carry options for women

YouTube video about on-body concealed carry options for women

I’ve written a few times about the gentle (and sometimes not-so-gentle) sexism that is pervasive in the firearms community. Two of the most common themes are that women are too feeble and simple minded to handle semi-automatic pistols, and that any 12-gauge shotgun is “too much” for a woman to handle. So, it’s refreshing that […]

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Custom LEGO StarCraft 2 Units

Custom LEGO StarCraft 2 Units

While it’s a bit of old news (these were built in 2009 by Pepa Quin of Illinois, USA), they are new to me and I think it’s super awesome: custom LEGO StarCraft 2 units. The Immortal, SCV, probe and Banshee are really really good. Here’s an example of the Immortal, you can go here to […]

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The Walking Dead Survival Quiz

The Walking Dead Survival Quiz

The Walking Dead is a comic book series set in a zombie apocalypse. Television station AMC has picked up the story and are a few episodes into the first season. I’ve read all of the comics, and I am still wondering how they are going to handle even half of the subject matter on television. […]

TyprX — Racing for Typists

TyprX — Racing for Typists

I went to visit my mother at work when I was about eleven years old. I waited patiently in front of her desk while she machine-gunned at her typewriter. Clackity clack clack-clack-clackity-clack ka-ching! over and over again. I was impressed and mesmerized by the sound of it. Four years later I registered for a Typing […]

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How Many 90 Year Olds Can You Take In a Fight Quiz

How Many 90 Year Olds Can You Take In a Fight Quiz

In the spirit of the “How many five year olds can you take in a fight” quiz I wrote about almost two years ago, The Accountant™ passed along the “how many 90 year olds can you take in a fight” quiz. Some new rules apply here versus the original: Everyone is ambulatory (no wheelchairs) Everyone […]

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Random Motorcycling Tip #10: How to Avoid a Lane Incursion

Random Motorcycling Tip #10: How to Avoid a Lane Incursion

Let’s be honest: motorcycles don’t have much going for them in the event of a crash. Braking distance is longer for a motorcycle than that of a car, stability is compromised at lower speeds, and then there’s that whole “fly off the bike” thing if you collide with an object. The two big advantages motorcycles […]