Hello “Minority Report?”

Hello “Minority Report?” – “Darpa’s Beady-Eyed Camera Spots the ‘Non-Cooperative’” http://ht.ly/1Rp0q #surveillance

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Beer post XII: Kirin Ichiban by Kirin Brewery Company

Just because it is popular, doesn't mean it has to be good.

I am a big fan of sushi and when I eat it I often find myself choosing between Kirin Ichiban and Sapporo, so when I found myself at a local sushi purveyor I decided to opt for the former.  In retrospect I wonder if it had simply been a while since I had Kirin or if this particular pint was to blame, but I was definitely not a fan.  When I got home and pulled up the RateBeer.com page, I discovered two items that I found equally disturbing:

  • Anheuser-Busch began brewing Kirin Lager, Kirin Ichiban and Kirin Light at its Los Angeles brewery in 1997.
  • The readers of RateBeer.com gave the brew a whopping 9/100 score (which is probably heavy-handed to a certain degree).

Irrespective of these two points, the beer was not good.  It wasn’t garbage like a warm can of Piel’s but it just wasn’t a delicious pint.  I know Kirin Ichiban is immensely popular but ask yourself, just because a lot of people drink it – does that make it good?

This lays it out well; good advice for some guys I know

This lays it out well; good advice for some guys I know – “The Nice Guy’s Guide to Realizing You’re Not That Nice” http://ht.ly/1Rk8K #humor

Iron Baby – the newest YouTube parody

I have to say this much better done than most of the parody work that’s posted on YouTube:

Now how do I get my kids to do this for me – in real life?

Facebook had 570 billion page views in April

Facebook had 570 billion page views in April – “Facebook Leads in the Top 1,000 Sites ” http://ht.ly/1QX9R #socialmedia #Facebook

Opera parodies Google’s Chrome speed test

I love it when a well executed tongue-in-cheek parody is released.  The first video is the somewhat clever “speed test” from Google demonstrating the speed of their Chrome browser using a series of Rube Goldberg type contraptions.  The second is … Opera versus a potato.  Awesome.

Let’s get Friday off to a good start this week

Let’s get Friday off to a good start this week – “The Funniest Kids Test Answers Of All Time” http://ht.ly/1QFBM #humor

I hate it when that happens.

Oh it worked? Great, let’s blow it up now

Oh it worked? Great, let’s blow it up now – “X-51A races to hypersonic record” http://ht.ly/1QEIm #science #military

I love how this list is essentially an attack at Kanye West

I love how this list is essentially an attack at Kanye West – “The 50 Worst Inventions” http://ht.ly/1QEBf

These glasses are no better than MC Hammer's pants.

A terrific example of the balance between awesome and insane

Why hasn’t this gotten more press?  This is really incredible (and totally insane) and I can’t figure out why a kid in a weather balloon gets 24×7 and this doesn’t seem to be on anyone’s radar.  Have a look at the blurb and the video posted to YouTube:

“The mission, Red Bull Stratos, will take renowned athlete Felix Baumgartner to at least 120,000 feet above the earth, to the very edge of Space.

From there, he will attempt a stratospheric free fall jump – the longest in the history of man – and hopefully will become the first human to break the speed of sound with his own body.

This is a mission to overcome limits which have existed for almost fifty years, ever since the heroic achievement of the young US Air Force test pilot, Joe Kittinger, with his 1960 Excelsior mission.

Red Bull Stratos will attempt to make history and deliver valuable learnings for medical and scientific advancement that will aid the exploration of space in future years.

For more information, visit http://www.redbullstratos.com/