Archive for date: September 11, 2005

Press Your Luck

September 11, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

A crazy story I found while using Stumble Upon: Press Your Luck. As someone once said: The generation of random numbers is far too important to be left to chance.

Using Geraniums as Photo Paper

September 11, 2005 | Mad Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

I have seen lots of wacky science projects before, but I hadn’t seen this one before. Basically, the idea is to project a bright image onto a geranium leaf. Where light stricks the leaf, the leaf will produce excess starch, which can be “developed” with tincture of iodine. Crazy. I may have to give it […]

I won’t be buying an Xbox 360

September 11, 2005 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s just not that I bought an original Xbox that died a month out of warranty (so Microsoft decided I needed to send them $129 to fix it), scratched every disk that ever went in it, and generally was a pain in the ass. But Microsoft seems to have not learned something important about Xboxes: […]

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

September 11, 2005 | Movie Review | By: Mark VandeWettering

Last night’s movie was The Exorcism of Emily Rose, which appears to be getting the lion’s share of this weekend’s box office. Despite the trailers, this film turns out to largely be a courtroom drama which follows the trial of Father Moore, parish priest to the Moore family who was asked to perform an exorcism […]