Monday, April 27, 2009

What America Does With It's Tax Dollars

An artist named Mibi On Deviantart has created A Graphical Representation Of What America Spends It's Tax Dollars On.

The surprising thing is that 68% of what Americans pay in tax goes to Security, either military or none-military. I don't know how much of the tax I pay goes to security, but looking at the size of the US army and the equipment that they have compared to to the UK forces, I suspect that it isn't even close to as much as 68%. It is interesting to think wither that money is well spent or not.

I suspect that most people presently will say no because America uses it's military to solve some of it's problems. Problems that could been avoided if less money was spent on the military.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pacemaker Handheld DJ System

ThinkGeek are selling this thing called the Pacemaker Handheld DJ System. It is mega expensive and you might was well get a Korg 10 for the DS or some proper DJ equipment for the $500 price tag, but I really liked the advert.

And then I seen this video below where someone has used a RF output device to listen to the Pacemaker's output on his car stereo system. Which is cool because that could be another evolution of in-car entertainment.

1) In car radio (music chosen for you)
2) In car Tape/CD player (the music you want to listen to)
4) In car MP3 player (on demand audio, music, mixes, podcasts etc)
5) In car DJ system/music game (on the fly music creation)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Incredible Tiger

After watching the Incredible Tiger trailer I was impressed with the selection of movements that have been incorporated into the character. It is as if made by a Kung Fu film buff with complete disregard to actual fighting mechanics, and the fight combinations looks really good. I don't think the game will be any good because it is likely to be just a button masher, but the movements remind me of a few good martial arts films.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

StarFox Synchronized Flying Training

I always wondered when I was a kid if it was possible and if there was a reward for doing it well. After a quick YouTube search I now know it is possible and there isn't a reward. My younger self would have been so disappointed.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Star Trek 1 to 6 On BluRay!

Not I just need either a new monitor or a BluRay player for the living room.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

This Will Blow Your Mind

The rate of technical and scientific achievement of the our people is accelerating all the time. This is both a cause and effect of our global population number, and this video contains some surprising facts around this.

What does it all mean?
It means that we are closer than ever to answering that question.

Friday, April 03, 2009


Not my kind of puzzle game, but it does look very interesting and cudos to the developer Lazy 8 for doing proper 3D menus and doing some interesting stuff in 3D.