Category Archives: random silliness

Yerka – a great innovation on making a bicycle unstealable!

What a great idea! For a thief to really profit from stealing this bike they have to do extra work. Plus they have to be willing to do this extra work while stealing the bike. They can’t just cut a … Continue reading

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What-If / Green Cows – invalid results due to missed energy source

The what-if.xkcd.com about Green Cows missed a few important factors that can help reduce the energy a cow needs. The original suggestion was chlorophyll in the cow’s skin would produce 2-4% of cow’s daily energy need of 50 million joules. … Continue reading

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Banking East Coast Dress Code

From FINS, a Financial Industry website, on how to dress For Men If you are a sell-side analyst, you will be wearing a suit everyday. That means you need to invest in good-quality suits in a variety of colors. When … Continue reading

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Party like it’s 1611 aka living credit card and (dollar) bill-free

Late last year I found out from a friend that the U.S. Mint is making a strong effort to get the $1 Coin into circulation. For no shipping and handling fees, the U.S. Mint will send to consumers $1 Coins … Continue reading

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Passes spellchecker!

Here are some of my favorite “passes-spellchecker” screw-ups: Mis-ism Real meaning where sever instead of server fist instead of first “Mint just announced its $170 million acquisition by Inuit this week!” Eskimos are savvy 🙂 @vatortv “We have to go … Continue reading

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Stations do NOT affect train speed

Bullshit from an email thread and repeated constantly by the California High-Speed Rail Authority: “Other potential benefits are also intriguing: a probable economic windfall for several cities along the route . . .” and “There will be as many as … Continue reading

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New media same as the old when it comes to getting facts wrong

Once again “new” media reporters on blogs has proven no better at getting facts right than “old” media reporters. Mike Arrington over at TechCrunch gets a cheap laugh at a proposal to “ban black cars” by the California Air Resources … Continue reading

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Christmas present requests

Miss A (5 years old) wants: “A singing doll that has a toilet” — apparently the doll gets inspiration from certain …ehem… daily activities. (6 Dec 2008)

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Frosting!

Look dad, there is frosting on the grass! Frosting the snowman…. – The kids … got to love them!

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“Wasting fuel” option myth

How come otherwise intelligent people assume that fuel inefficiency is a desired feature in cars, SUVs, and trucks? Do SUV buyers go to dealers and look for the car with the LEAST fuel efficiency? Car salesperson: Hi, can I help … Continue reading

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