Archive for January, 2013
Tags: crash, fail, funny, humor, ice, slide, slip, slippery, snow, video, winter, wintry mix
Tags: 47-Layer Dip, Bucket-O-Dip, cooking, culinary, fat Americans, gourmet, nachos, Rachel Sanders, snack, Super Bowl, Super Sunday, Superbowl, tailgating
BuzzFeed presents an in depth report on the construction of this super-sized bucket of eats. The author assembled it in a plastic ice bucket and it appears to be tasty. After reviewing the list of ingredients, only one ingredient should definitely be omitted – dill pickles – and I’m not sure about the french fries and ketchup.
Tags: biomedical, computer storage, DNA, double helix, European Bioinformatics Institute, Ewan Birney, gene research, genetic code, genetics, Hard Drive, medical research, Nick Goldman, pc memory, technology
DNA is the building block of life, but in the future it may also be the standard repository for encyclopedias, music and other digital data. Scientists announced yesterday that they successfully converted 739 kilobytes of hard drive data in genetic code and then retrieved the content with 100 percent accuracy.
So what does DNA offer that other data storage methods don’t? One, it can pack data really densely. A single gram of DNA holds more than a million CDs, according to the researchers. Two, DNA lasts a really long time in a range of conditions. It is not nearly as sensitive or fragile as existing data centers. Three, DNA has a reputation for safely storing information: It
holds the history of all life on Earth, a tough resumé to top.
Tags: engine noise, funny, humor, revving, video, Volkswagen, VW
Tags: Dangerous, Death, depressing, video
Tags: Abe Lincoln, Alec Baldwin, Alexander Severus, Ben Franklin, Bill Nye, Billy Joel, celeb, celebrity, Charles Darwin, Charlie Sheen, dead ringer, Doppelgangers, Eminem, George Carlin, Hugh Grant, Jack Black, Jimmy Page, John Brown, Leonardo DiCaprio, look-alike, Mark Twain, Mark Zuckerberg, Millard Fillmore, Oscar Wilde, Paul Revere, Phillip IV, Quaker Oats Guy, Ron Burgandy, Winston Churchill