Monthly Archives: August 2013

‘I can’t even do’

So yea I’m in college now and at lunch to day my roommate discovered during much laughter that he, ‘could not do.’ We then determined that that statement sums up the entire college experience.

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IB Outing: Goodbye

Cohort four of the international baccalaureate programme and 2013 graduates met for one last outing before we all depart for college. A cook out at Washington Park was how we spent our time. We had so much to talk about since we hadn’t seen each other for months which of course was not usual for us. We had all been together all day everyday for the past two years. We develop a deep bond. Not all of us were able to make it to this outing but it was still a memorable day. We ate some really good food, made two ridiculous videos on a playground, then went hiking through the woods of Washington Park, which by the way is very enormous. It was a day like no other. I’ll never forget it. We’ll see each other again one day though, I know it. Until then we will all go forward and do great things as we begin our new journeys, our college journeys.

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Google Maps Easter Egg Lets You Explore The TARDIS

TechCrunch

Gasp! I would’ve had this post written 20 minutes ago, but I was too busy geeking the hell out.

Tucked away in a single streetview image of what appears to be a mere police box, a newly discovered Google Maps easter egg lets you go inside the TARDIS.

(If you don’t know what the TARDIS is, come on.)

How to do it:

  • Click this link
  • Move your mouse around a bit. The standard Google Maps directional arrows should pop up, with one little addition: a pair of double arrows. Click those. (Note: If you’re enrolled in the new Google Maps UI beta, the arrows might not appear. Instead, hit the up arrow on your keyboard. Thanks for the heads up on this trick, Eric! If it’s still not working for you, see the note at the bottom of this post.)
  • Bam! You should now be in the…

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Cooking Up a Stem Cell Burger and Other Fascinating News on the Web

NewsFeed

  1. Stem Cells with a Side of Fries

    “Fifty years hence we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium.” That’s what Winston Churchill said in 1932. It’s been more than fifty years but today, a few taste testers sat down to sample a hamburger created in the lab. The meat-like substance was created by scientists who placed the stem cells of a cow into a nutritional broth. Google’s Sergey Brin was the project’s backer, and the burger cost him a cool $325,000 (and he didn’t get fries with that). This marks an important step forward for lab meat, but the effort still pales in comparison to the invention of the tater tot.

    + More from the BBC on how to make a stem cell burger, and what one tastes like.

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Peter Capaldi is gonna be someone’s first.

Middle American Geekery

So the BBC has announced the 12th Doctor. Peter Capaldi has been cast as the next face of the mad man in the blue box.  I’m excited to move on to this next chapter in the extremely long running series.  I had hoped that an older actor would be selected and with Capaldi being 55 that has happened.  I believe the 11th doctor was 27 when he was cast.  A young guy is cool but it’s neat when we get a more lived in look for a character who is actually like 900 years old.

     Matt Smith had a good run as the Doctor, but for some reason I was just getting bored.  I haven’t even watched all the episodes of the last season yet.  I promise to get caught up now though.  Smith took over for David Tennant who was actually my second favorite of all time…

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