Category: Random

And now for something completely different: First kiss

U.S. Navy’s first same-sex traditional “first kiss” Everything about this picture gives me the warm fuzzies. Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out, DADT. (Article via Reddit) A Navy tradition caught up with the repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule on Wednesday when two women sailors became the first to share the coveted “first kiss” on the pier after one of them returned from 80 days at sea…. Navy officials said it was the first time on record that a same-sex couple was chosen to kiss first upon a ship’s return. Sailors...

And now for something completely different: Beta test

I find and share so many good articles, cool pictures, funny videos, and interesting blogs on a daily basis that I feel like I need a better way to do it. I used to use Google Reader’s social sharing features for this, but since that functionality is all but gone from the service following its update (and what’s left in the API is being tacked back on by userscripts with the technical equivalent of chewing gum and twine). This has resulted in (among other things) the formerly nice-looking list of my recently shared items on the left column of my...

On the bright side: Mythbusters’ accident also confirms Civil War myth

In case you missed it, the Mythbusters had a small accident last week involving a cannonball, a house, and a minivan. The short version is that the secondary build team was testing whether a cannonball could breach a stone castle wall when muzzle lift (think recoil, but with a cannon) caused the cannonball to skip over the top of a hill at the Alameda Sheriff’s Department’s bomb and artillery range. The cannonball proceeded to fly through the wall of a house nearly a half-mile from the range, bounce across a few roads, and come to rest in someone’s minivan. Mythbusters has already...