Archive for date: August 29, 2005

Can you tell when people lie to you?

August 29, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Lisa WIlliams provided an interesting link to this Science article which suggests that most people are very poor at detecting liars. Catastrophically, most people actually think they are good at detecting lies. Kind of like how more than half the drivers on the road think they are above average in skill. Or, in the same […]

2005 / 2006 Intel’s chip lineup cheatsheet

August 29, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Those sharp guys over at Engadget have the skinny on Intel’s upcoming processors. My brother and I were discussing how it seemed like a bad time to upgrade: next year will be chock-a-block full of dual core, low power goodness.

SIGGRAPH 2005 Post Mortem

August 29, 2005 | Computer Graphics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Leo has shamed us all by writing up a webpage detailing all the things he found interesting at SIGGRAPH 2005. Very nice.

Oakland A’s back on top of the AL West

August 29, 2005 | Baseball | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, after a couple of weeks where they seemed to be firmly in reverse, the A’s have won five games in a row and are now back atop the AL West, courtesy in part to the Angel’s complete collapse against the Devil Rays. After trying for the sweep today against Baltimore, the A’s will go […]

Katrina comes ashore

August 29, 2005 | News | By: Mark VandeWettering

As I awaken, news reports are coming in from Lousiana and Mississippi regarding hurricaine Katrina. It doesn’t sound too good. They lowered the storm swell expectation in New Orleans from 28 feet to 15, but it still sounds dangerous. Winds have been clocked at 135 mph. I hope that everyone (including any Brainwagon readers) are […]