Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Amazing Mimic Octopus

Modern Japanese Pachinko Parlor

Like a casino in Vegas they will not let you take video; hence the strange filming method.

October Sunrise

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Documentory On Pachinko From 1985

You Just Never Know What You'll Find Out There In Internet Land

Hand sanitizer only last for two minutes, not effective at killing germs!

Hands-down loser? Turns out sanitizers aren't as good at keeping creepy germs at bay as the majority of Americans think they are.
Flu season alert: Hand sanitizers stop working after just two minutes.

Surprised? You're not alone. More than half of all Americans think the antibacterial gel last a lot longer than it really does, according to a new national survey.

Pachinko Games Get New Cabinets!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How to Detect a Photoshopped Image

Photoshop is an amazing tool for altering reality, but it's only really great when you're aware of its effects. Here are several tips for detecting a Photoshopped image and earning your digital forensics merit badge.

Watch the Sikorsky X2 Breaking the World's Helicopter Speed Record

Sikorsky video of the Sep. 15, 2010 test flight during which its X2 Technology coaxial-rotor helicopter demonstrator achieved its 250kt speed goal. Conventional helicopters cruise at around 150kt. The X2 reached 260kt in a shallow dive as is expected to exceed 250kt in level flight once a sail fairing is fitted between the upper and lower rotors to reduce drag further.

X2 uses a single T800 engine to power both the rotors and the tail-mounted variable-pitch propeller, which provides forward thrust to enable the high speed. Other technologies include fly-by-wire flight controls and active vibration control. As the video opens you see a full-scale mockup of Sikorsky's proposed X2 Light Tactical Helicopter in the hangar.

Translation: 299.2mph vs the 172mph of conventional helicopters.

One Perk of Being an Arctic Researcher: Drinking 100,000 Year Old Glacier Water

The scientists who research our planet's poles have a tough, incredible job. Drilling tens of thousands of feet into the icy surface to retrieve core samples reveals a lot about our planet. It also provides a refreshing, pre-historic drink.

Earth from Above

Why Living In Cities Sucks

When you live in a city, it's easy to forget that we are surrounded by the greatest show in the Universe: The Universe itself. This sky comparison chart is the sad proof of that.

Sadly, missing the awe-inspiring show of all those planets, stars, and galaxies dancing around us is the price humans had to pay for having observed it in the first place.

I Am Concerned For This Guy!

Netflix goes disc-free for PS3 and Wii

Netflix no longer requires a disc on the PS3 or Wii. The streaming video content service announced this morning that a Netflix application is available in the Wii Shop Channel.

How to Choose and Remember Great Passwords

Kinstant Is a Kindle-Friendly Start Page

Kinstant is a start page for the experimental web browser in current generation Kindles that offers crisp and easy to navigate layout well suited for the Kindle's monochromatic screen and limited navigation buttons.

New CPR is spelled C-A-B

It was 5:16 a.m. when the call came in to a 911 dispatcher in Madison, Wisconsin. The story, from Cathy Silver, came out staccato: Cathy's husband, Jim, was gagging, gasping for air. A nurse at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Cathy could see that her husband, the father of four grown children, was in cardiac arrest.

Though trained in CPR, Cathy was flustered. "I can't do the breaths!" she shouted. Nevermind, said the dispatcher. Get over him, press on his the chest, circulate the blood. Help would be there soon

Four minutes later, a Madison police officer arrived and took over. More chest compressions, still no breaths. By the time paramedics arrived, it was nearly 10 minutes since Jim had stopped breathing.

Fifty frantic minutes later, after more than a dozen electric shocks to the heart, seven injections of epinephrine, and one wild ambulance ride, Jim's heart regained a stable beat. A week later, he was up and talking in his hospital bed.

How to Freeze and Thaw Your Food the Right Way

When you can't eat it now, you can always freeze it and eat it later. The problem is, food can get pretty gross in the freeze without proper care. Here's how to freeze and defrost the right way.

How to Fend Off Unwelcome Callers

Creepy stalkers, annoying telemarketers, jilted lovers: The list of people whose calls you don't want can get long. And you might feel short on options for keeping their profane digits from polluting your sacred caller ID. You're not.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kitty Wanna Snack?

Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel


Arenal Volcano Observatory Lodge

Trying to dry our clothes out... Now without bras!
This version worked the best.
A frequent visitor.
Deb and I interacting with the wildlife.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sleep by the Numbers

16 Facts about Sleep

The Crystal Caves

We Picked Up This Amazing Mask In Costa Rica

Just Checked Off A Childhood Dream!

Making the games even more of a challenge!  Thank you Beo!

Classic Arcade Collection

Ms. Pac-Man Galaga Frogger
Ms Pacman Galaga Frogger
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Jr. Dong Kong 3
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Junior Donkey Kong 3
Galaxian Dig Dug Crush
Galaxian Dig Dug Crush
Mr. Do Space Invaders
Mr. Do Space Invaders Pacman
Galaga3 Gyruss Tank Battalion
Galaga3 Gyruss Tank battalion
Ladybug Millipede Burger Time
Ladybug Millipede ** Burger Time
Jr. Pac-Man Mappy Pengo
JR Pacman Mappy Pengo
1942 Centipede Phoenix
1942 Centipede ** Phoenix
Time Pilot Super Cobra Hustler
Time Pilot Super Cobra Hustler
Space Panic Super Breakout New Rally X
Space Panic Super Breakout ** New Rally X
Arkanoid Qix Juno First
Arkanoid ** Qix Juno First
Xevious Mr. Do's Castle Moon Cresta
Xevious Mr. Do's Castle Moon Cresta
Pinball Action Scramble Super Pac-Man
Pinball Action Scramble Super Pacman
Bomb Jack Shao-Lin's Road King & Balloon
Bomb Jack Shao-Lin's Road King & Balloon
1943 Van-Van Car Pac-Man Plus
1943 Van-Van Car Pac-Man Plus
Dig Dug 2 Amidar Zaxxon
Dig Dug 2 Amidar Zaxxon
Newer games added to the mix:
Pooyan Pleiads Gun Smoke
Pooyan Pleiads Gun Smoke
The End 1943 Kai Congo Bongo
The End 1943 Kai Congo Bongo
Jumping Jack Ms. Pac-Man (Fast Mode) Pac-Man (Fast Mode)
Jumping Jack Ms. Pac-Man
(Fast Mode)
(Fast Mode)
Galaga (Fast Fire Mode) Jr. Pac-Man (Fast Mode) Pac-Man Plus (Fast Mode)
(Fast Fire Mode)
Jr. Pac-Man
(Fast Mode)
Pac-Man Plus
(Fast Mode)