Archive for date: July 1, 2004

Homegrown PVC flamethrower

July 1, 2004 | Mad Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

I know that I’ll probably be stuck on some terrorist watchlist for posting this, but when you find the description on a DIY flamethrower, you just have to pass it along. Besides, I haven’t had anything filed under “Mad Science” in quite some time.

This Day in Baseball

July 1, 2004 | Baseball | By: Mark VandeWettering

On this date in 1990, the New York Yankees were playing against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park. The Yankees pitcher Andy Hawkins gave up no hits, and ended up losing the game and never being credited for the no-hitter. In the eight inning, the Yankees gave up four unearned runs on three errors […]

BBC R&D – Dirac

July 1, 2004 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

As part of my brother’s ongoing experiments with streaming video, I’ve become somewhat more interested in the world of streaming video. Interestingly enough, the BBC has released an open source video codec called Dirac which is available under the Mozilla Public License and also the GPL. It is supposed to be competative to modern codecs, […]