Goodbye EncyclopediaDramatica

A website that I frequent to is no longer there, the website in context is EncyclopediaDramatica.com, a website that catalogs the happenings on the internet. Written and maintained by the people in the deep dark sectors of the internet, the so called EDiots, it offers a safe and albeit offensive route to the know-how of the internet and it is, with no arguements, is better than uncyclopedia.com. As of April 16th, 2011, EncyclopediaDramatica.com was removed from the face of the earth and morphed into a mixture of both Whatport80.com and EncyclopediaDramatica.com, a docile and clearer vision of what ED was suppose to be, called OhInternet.com.

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League Of Legends RADS error

Started few hours ago, players all over the world reported an error with their League Of Legends Client, Riot! is currently trying to rectify this problem as soon as they can.

Riot! have been having a rough few months following the earthquake in Japan and the gradual failing of their servers both EU and US with players all over the world reporting lags and buggy gameplay. Just this week, Riot! experienced gradual failing with their servers following the updates of their main game, League Of Legends, to version v.1.0.0.115, although the problem was apparently fixed, they nonetheless hit another wall today as their client is ridden with RADS error. I myself as a LoL player is affected by this and wishes Riot! to fix this as soon as they can, I NEED MY LoL FIX!

Riot! do have a diagnosis thread opened up, here

Google Venture invested $168M in Solar Energy

Not long ago, Google Ventures invested in BioFuels as an alternative energy, now they have invested USD$168M in California solar power energy, a project led by BrightSource Energy in the Mojave desert.

The solar power that Google is investing in does not involve rows of photovoltaic panels, which will be expensive to maintain in the desert, it’s more to redirecting the sun’s ray into a single focal point where it will heat up a container of water up to the boiling point. And from then on, it’s just like the conventional coal or oil and gas power plant we have right now.

The new plant will generate 392 megawatts of power — enough to take around 90,000 cars off the road over 25 years, according to Google. BrightSource Energy’s power tower will be around 450 feet tall and use 173,000 heliostats — devices that mount two mirrors and move them to direct sunlight to the top of the tower. The project should be finished in 2013, and is also funded by NRG Energy

And i can’t help it that i find the picture of Helios ONE to be very appropriate in this context.

10 uses of the bar soap besides the norm

I was watching River Monsters few weeks back and remembered an scene where Jeremy Wade, Host/biologist and Extreme fisherman extraordinaire, was fishing Catfish in Africa using bar soap, and i thought, “whoa, who would’ve thought of that? Cheap Bait!” and today, i found out that there are other uses of bar soap besides as bait and shower, ofcourse.

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via LifeHacker

The Gagarin Tourbillon Watch

In order to commemorate and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight by a cosmonaut named Yuri Gagarin, watchmaker Bernhard Lederer produces a watch called ‘The Gagarin Tourbillon Watch’

It features a 60 seconds flying tourbillon, rotating counter clockwise along the inner face of the watch, achieving a full rotation every 108 minutes, the duration of the space flight. The inner face is also engraved with the relative geolocation of the Vostok chronologically. Tourbillon is used to counter the effect of gravity on the inner workings of the watch in high-end watches.

On the morning of 12 April 1961, a 27-year-old Russian cosmonaut by the name of Yuri Gagarin walked out to the Vostok-1 rocket and was strapped into the pressurised capsule on its nose.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMCc9KBZmCM

one does not need to be a watchmaker to appreciate the complexity of this watch.

Source: ABlogToRead via Crunchgear

LPC-670 mini-PC by Stealth

If you are like me and like small and powerful technologies, then you might just like the new LPC-670 by Stealth.com, offering Intel’s Arrandale Core i5-520M, Core i5-580M, or Core i7-620M silicon, up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, a DVD or Blu-ray burner, a max 750GB 2.5-inch HDD or 128GB SSD, optional 802.11g WiFi, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and DVI connections, Stealth’s new mini-PC has the brawn of much bigger machines. But the basic model costs about BND $2,100 and choosing other options may just costs you BND $4,000, if you are me, i’d go for powerful and affordable than beautiful and overpriced.