Geekiness and Nerdiness, and Other Surprises

I took a screenshot of every bit of ASCII from the Portal end credits. Then I copied the text by hand. Well, I spent about an 1½ hours on these: .,-:;//;:=, . :H@@@MM@M#H/.,+%;, ,/X+ +M@@M@MM%=,-%HMMM@X/, -+@MM; $M@@MH+-,;XMMMM@MMMM@+- ;@M@@M- XM@X;. -+XXXXXHHH@M@M#@/. ,%MM@@MH ,@%= .—=-=:=,. -@#@@@MX ., -%HX$$%%%+; =-./@M@M$ .;@MMMM@MM: X@/ -$MM/ .+MM@@@M$ ,@M@H: :@: . -X#@@@@- […]

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Last night I watched about three meteors from the annual Geminids shower. They occur once a year from around December 7th to December 15th. This year it was December 14 11pm – December 15 1am in Sydney. The stereotype of a meteor/shower is quite different from reality. First of all, there’s only one every minute […]

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From Kyle Gabler, co-developer of World of Goo: The Human Brain Cloud: a massively Multiplayer Word Association Game! You will be shown a word. You will type what you first think of. You will be shown another word. You will type what you first think of. Ad infinitum. But it’s fun! The idea is, the […]

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This clock is seriously epic. It appeals to me in all sorts of ways I wouldn’t have thought possible. Here’s the clock without flash: Though 9-√9+.9(repeater) is kinda cheating… at which my Dad pointed out that the mark is actually at the 6.999999999th hour. Admittedly, .9 repeater is equal to 1, but it just feels […]

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On Monday, 2/6/14, I decided to install Windows 8.1 (free for 8.0 users). After waiting literally an hour or two, it finished downloading and, after waiting another hour for it to restart and set up, and waiting for it to set up my account (no data was lost, if you’re concerned); was it really worth […]

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