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Money Has All But Disappeared.

Posted by on Mar 27, 2008 at 8:58 pm

Uh, that part is true.

Quagmire points us to a 1968 article, “What Will Life Be Like in the Year 2008?”  Some predictably chuckle-worthy gems interspersed with things less funny:

“No need to worry about failing memory or intelligence either. The intelligence pill is another 21st century commodity.”

Or a classic:

“The housewife simply determines in advance her menus for the week, then slips prepackaged meals into the freezer and lets the automatic food utility do the rest.”

He forgot the part where the housewife needs to remind her husband to take his prenatal vitamins.

Via Modern Mechanix.

0 Posted in The Future

Terminator: SCC = The New X-Files?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2008 at 6:47 pm

I don’t have cable TV, so I haven’t yet had a chance to watch the new Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but Quagmire is a watcher and a fan.  He points us towards a particularly well-written article by Entertainment Weekly’s Whitney Pastorek.  Equal parts re-cap to review, Quagmire delightfully reports that Ms. Pastorek is spot-on.

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Caveat Emptor

Posted by on Mar 4, 2008 at 12:06 pm

It is rare that a computer component is truthfully marketed, and especially a graphics or sound card. Generally we are shown a preternaturally smooth-skinned fantasy creature of some sexual origin (“night elf” is pretty much slang for a cosplay hooker now, right?) with the sort of vague promise that this thing will be ours, ala Weird Science. And while I appreciate the promise of a Kelly LeBrock encounter, both in 1985 and now, the tradition of needlessly chest-thumping graphics cards is unappealing to me. Give me a nice, straight-forward sales approach any day.


Thanks, as always, to Quagmire and his far-seeing eye.

1 Posted in Daily Space

Satellite Internet?

Posted by on Feb 26, 2008 at 1:26 pm

Quagmire points us toward an article about new satellite-delivered internet in Japan.  At 155Mbit/sec., the service allows rural users to get high-speed internet just by hooking up a small satellite dish.  In the event that you require 1.2Gbit/sec. (!), a 5 meter antenna is required (!!!).  The other benefit is that internet service will not be subject to earthquakes, Gojira, and other natural disasters, allowing for more reliable contact with services and news.

Japan launches high-speed Internet satellite, via Computerworld  

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In Other News…

Posted by on Feb 20, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Microsoft announces a June 30th sales moratorium on its Windows XP operating system; Quagmire is shocked to learn that people actually purchase copies of a Microsoft OS rather than “borrow it” from “some friendly Dutch kids.”

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Easy Photo Tips For Tonight’s Lunar Eclipse

Posted by on Feb 20, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Quagmire pointed out this site that has simple instructions for a variety of photography styles, such as this stunning multiple exposure technique (it doesn’t hurt that it’s in tropical goddamn paradise, either):


1 Posted in Daily Space


Away Team member Quagmire noticed these two ads in separate parts of his local newspaper.

0 Posted in Games, Visual

Zen and the Art of CPU Maintenance

Posted by on Feb 17, 2008 at 3:58 pm


Thanks to Quagmire for the photo.

0 Posted in Techie, Visual