Showing posts from September, 2002
A story full of mystery, intrigue and weirdness from Maya.... mayabazar (12:44:20 PM): yo AWhig (12:44:32 PM): yo mayabazar (12:44:56 PM): Listen to this AWhig (12:45:08 PM): okay mayabazar (12:45:32 PM): We were negotiating a mousepad deal with this company When we called and asked for samples, the guy wanted us to pay for the shipping costs but we said no and he agreed to ship it to us anyway. mayabazar (12:45:41 PM): No other company requires people to pay for shipping mayabazar (12:46:04 PM): So we went back and forth a few times and eventually decided to go with a different company He offered to lower his price to below that company, but we felt the quality of the sample seemed better with the other company mayabazar (12:46:16 PM): So I sent him an email telling him we were going with someone else mayabazar (12:46:27 PM): Well, he sent me two emails this morning. One said: Maya I feel abused. I take these things personally. Fred mayabazar (12:46:39 PM): The o
Millionaires Lining Up to Buy Personal Gene Maps . This is kind of cool kind of weird. I suppose the people who are buying these are trying to stave off death. Kind of like the rich guy in the movie Contact. I wonder if you could make a nice piece of art work from photos of your own DNA. That would be an interesting piece to talk about when guests are over. "And over here is my screwed up gene from my father's side that gives me a 50% of a heart attack in my 40's...". ;)
funny convo with Denis... BrunoPuntz: i dislocated my pinky finger yesterday. very gross. it was bent all the way back. had to pull it back in place. AWhig: nice AWhig: you're like mel gibson in lethal weapon. can you escape from straight jackets now? BrunoPuntz: just those little chinese finger cuffs AWhig: :-)
This is way cool. From Slashdot... "The University of Queensland has a page about a 72-year-old experiment on the fluidity of pitch. There's a webcam where you can try to become the first person ever to see a drop of the pitch fall; eight drops have fallen since 1930 and the ninth is now forming. The experiment 'demonstrates the fluidity and high viscosity of pitch, a derivative of tar once used for waterproofing boats. At room temperature pitch feels solid - even brittle - and can easily be shattered with a blow from a hammer', but it does flow, as the pictures demonstrate." [More]