HD DVD vs. Blu-ray Disc

Jason English

Eight months ago, we looked at the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray format war through the lens of the Netflix Top 10 in each category.

What Became of Captain Gary Powers?

Jason English

British Navy mechanic Arthur Batchelor, one of the recently released Iranian hostages, has been criticized for "making a mockery of his capture in a series of sickening photos." I can'

Seeds in Space

Chris Higgins

After picking up a new African Violet at the grocery store, I noticed a little tag on the plant -- the tag had a picture of the Space Shuttle, surrounded by flowers. Eh?

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Today I typed in "the most expensive

Cute Little Cthulhu

Miss Cellania

Cthulhu is a deity/monster/alien featured in H.P.Lovecraft's science fiction, particularly The Call of Cthulhu.

Honor Thy Goldfish...With Peas


When I was growing up, goldfish were the ultimate contraband.

Grandparental Knowledge

Jason English

Excuse me while I channel my inner flailing stand-up comic.

Blogging for dummies

Ransom Riggs

The original Dummies book, DOS for Dummies, made sense: DOS was a dry and complex operating system that made most mortals who tried to use it feel a little, well, dumb.

The Top Top Albums

Jason English

We've discussed the all-time best-selling albums, top rated TV shows and most popular video games.

Apple's Knowledge Navigator

Chris Higgins

In 1987, Apple produced a futuristic concept video (Google Video link) showing their vision of the future of computing in the year 2010.

No Photoshop Necessary: the tchotchke-mobile

David K. Israel

In our tradition of bringing you the wackiest real photos from around the world, check out this guy's

German sub surfaces in UK

Ransom Riggs

Actually, it didn't so much surface as it was rescued, years after its final descent, from the bottom of the seafloor off the coast of Liverpool.

Ramping up!

Folks, we've finished the fine-tuning on a new warp-speed Web site, and will be catching up on this morning's posts over the next few hours. Thanks for your

Lady Cab Driver...Please Lose the Henna?


I've always secretly wanted to drive truck for a brief stint--or hey, maybe cabs.

In California, abandoned mines are everywhere

Ransom Riggs

For urban spelunkers and infiltrators, California is a recreational heaven.