Archive for July, 2005

Scarlett Johansson has big boobs

Permalink | July 29th, 2005

Scarlett Johansson  has big boobs

It has been reported that Scarlett Johansson nearly crashed her car in LA when she saw her “”brontosaurus-sized” boobs on a billboard. According to the Daily Record,

“I was driving through Los Angeles and I look up and see the biggest photo of me I have ever seen in my life on a massive ad space. I screamed and slammed on the brakes. I couldn’t believe it. It’s very strange to see my cleavage the size of a brontosaurus. My breasts were huge. I had long hair and my goodness, I couldn’t get past the cleavage.”

If this isn’t great marketing for her new film, I don’t know what is…

[via The Superficial and Sky Showbiz]

Vir(tu)al Earth

Permalink | July 29th, 2005

I couldn’t resist. It appears as though Microsoft has made another attempt to wipe Apple off the map, literally. Users of Microsoft’s Virtual Earth quickly learned that Apple’s location was nothing more than an empty field.

Vir(tu)al Earth

[via CNN]

Do not run

Permalink | July 28th, 2005

Remember, when are in the tubes, do not run.

Hedging your bet

Permalink | July 28th, 2005

Oops.

Tablet PCs Headed For Broader Use, Study Says
By Mobile Pipeline Staff
Tue Jul 26, 9:09 AM ET

Tablet PC Faces Uncertain Future, Analyst Says
By Antone Gonsalves
Tue Jul 26, 4:08 PM ET

Hedging your bet

Hedging your bet

The Birth of Google

Permalink | July 28th, 2005

John Battelle gives us an interesting look into the birth of the internet giant Google.

The Birth of Google

The Birth of Google

Larry thought Sergey was arrogant. Sergey thought Larry was obnoxious. But their obsession with backlinks just might be the start of something big.

By John Battelle

It began with an argument. When he first met Larry Page in the summer of 1995, Sergey Brin was a second-year grad student in the computer science department at Stanford University. Gregarious by nature, Brin had volunteered as a guide of sorts for potential first-years - students who had been admitted, but were still deciding whether to attend. His duties included showing recruits the campus and leading a tour of nearby San Francisco. Page, an engineering major from the University of Michigan, ended up in Brin’s group.

[Full Article]

The 50 most beautiful people…

Permalink | July 27th, 2005

On Capitol Hill. Ummm … I’m at a loss for words. But, okay.

The 50 most beautiful people...

[via Wonkette]

Motorola “Q”

Permalink | July 26th, 2005

Motorola has officially unveiled the “Q“:

Motorola 'Q'

Checking in at a mere 4.6″ x 2.5″ x 0.45″ it’s not bad … but it is running Windows mobile. Thanks but no thanks, I think I’ll stick with my BlackBerry.

[via Engadget]

Bleeps are funny

Permalink | July 25th, 2005

Especially when they’re used where they aren’t needed.

Video: Fun with Bleeps

They did what GM deemed “impossible”

Permalink | July 25th, 2005

They did what GM deemed 'impossible'

Physics students: They came up with an environmentally friendly, economical air conditioner
By Jessica Ravitz
The Salt Lake Tribune

BLUFFDALE - The code name, Space Beast, was one they came up with in the wee hours of the night.

Tyler Lyon, Daniel Winegar and Chad Thornley were overtired and giddy as they tackled a science fair project. Their idea: Eliminate the use of Freon in automobile air-conditioning systems by relying on the Peltier effect - of course.

“We aren’t planning our lives around making air conditioners,” Lyon explained. “We wanted to do something to help the environment and the economy.”

[Full Article]

Opening NY to internet wine sales

Permalink | July 25th, 2005

And wine shall flow like water…

Opening New York to Internet Wine Sales

By BOB TEDESCHI
Published: July 25, 2005

TWO months after the United States Supreme Court handed them a long-awaited victory, winemakers and drinkers in New York, California and many other states can finally celebrate.

On July 14, Gov. George E. Pataki of New York signed into law a bill that allows out-of-state wineries to ship directly to the state’s consumers, while also permitting the state’s more than 150 wineries to ship to consumers in 28 other states where such shipments are legal.

[Full Article]