June 08, 2012
You've heard of watching paint dry?
Here's the aqautic equivalent, located at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, California, part of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
"Explore an amazing diversity of fish and invertebrates that make their home within the kelp forest, a crucial ocean ecosystem. Our High Definition Kelp Cam lets you take a dive without getting wet. Discover leopard sharks, garibaldi, eels, barracuda, giant sea bass, and more within our two-story, 70,000-gallon tank."
"Tune in during our weekly dive shows: 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays."
Steve Zissou, call your office.
[via Joe Peach, who knows algae from an algorithm]
I don't see why not: my Pioneer TV remote has 49 buttons and those are just the ones that are visible — there are 18 more under a flip-up panel.
My DirecTV remote has 46 buttons and my Comcast remote has 53.
Add 'em up, that's a total of 49 + 18 + 46 + 53 = 166, almost halfway to the über-remote pictured up top.
"Charlottesville is the smartest city in America"
If that's the case, trickle-down theory hasn't yet applied to yours truly, still standing at the station waiting for the cluetrain that came through some time ago.
From yesterday's Charlottesville Daily Progress: "Charlottesville is the smartest city in America, according to a Wednesday news release from a California-based company that offers an online brain training program."
"Charlottesville topped a list of 25 metropolitan areas in new rankings released by Lumosity."
More on the rankings here.
World Map Cap
In the Spring/Summer 2012 collection of Supreme New York.
Located in Perry, Maine, Scythe Supply sells European scythe blades, snaths, stones, and accessories.
[via Alan Fick]
Porcelain egg cup
[via the New York Times]
Wordnik — "I always feel lucky"
Want to waste even more time?
No problema: your wish is my demand.
But I digress.
Have a look at Ms. McKean's blog, Dictionary Evangelist.
[via Michael White]
AudioQuest NRG WEL Signature Series Power Cable
Via reader Rob Miller who wrote:
My TV was working fine but I had an extra $7,000 just sitting in my savings account and I was thinking what can I buy... a new power cord for my TV!! Not just any power cord — a sterling silver one!! I was wondering what your Amazon name was so you can get commission. Thanks!
(Do you think anyone has ever really bought this?? $7,000 for a power cord!!).
I responded as follows: "This is going up on boj: excellent!"
Rob replied: "Haha I was hoping you would see that. I can't believe that company actually ordered 10. A power cord!! Un real."
A snip at $6,899.75
Full disclosure: My commission (6% today): $413.99.