Thursday, June 30, 2005

This is flipping hilarious...

Street Fighter themed Salsa competitors in Korea


Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Penny Arcade

If only you all understood how often I feel this way even with a wife as cool as mine!


Nummy Cellphone

The Motorola Franklin… or should we say RAZRberry! - Engadget -

This is beautiful...

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Trailer for King Kong


Zombie dogs rule

So they are talking about how US scientists have 'killed' dogs, done surgery to repair problems with their bodies and then brought then back to life... Read the article, but kinda cool.

Boffins create zombie dogs | The Other Side | Breaking News 24/7 - (27-06-2005)

So you want a custom keyboard?

Shade, I know you were looking at getting a keyboard for gaming... well this one might be just the one...
ThinkGeek :: DX1 Input System

Monday, June 27, 2005

New Endstille

Endstille kinda replaced Gorgoroth for me as the ultimate in screaming distorted noise...mainly because half of Gorgoroth is in jail and won't be making music anytime soon.

"A brand-new ENDSTILLE track, entitled "Bastard", has been posted online at"Bastard" comes off the German black metallers' upcoming fourth full-length album, "Navigator", due on August 1 via Twilight-Vertrieb. The follow-up to last year's "Dominanz" was recorded at JAKs-Hell studio and will contain 10 tracks with a running time of 43 minutes."

Track from the new Arch Enemy

It owns.

A brand-new ARCH ENEMY track, entitled "Nemesis", has been made available for download at (zipped .WMA file, will require you to acquire free license key before playing, windows media player will kick it off automatically).

That is really funny

Alien Loves Predator

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Homes may be 'taken' for private projects

That is mean... much unhappiness.


Solar Sail :(

So unfortunately it appears that the launch of the new Solar Sail test machine which would have hopefully proven the theory of using Photon's for propulsion has failed. The Russian rocket which carried the Cosmos 1 up into orbit had a catastrophic failure during launch and although it isn't confirmed that Cosmos 1 was destroyed they haven't received signals from it, nor sighted it.

Solar Sail : Blog This has no direct link to the particular article, rather it is a whole page of articles.

Guard Robots

This is an interesting article, but what I found even more interesting is a fact dropped within the article itself.

1 in 5 Japanese citizens are over 65 years old. And they expect this to increase to 1 in 3 by 2040.

I wonder why less children are being born, or are they moving out of the country, or?

Japanese robots to guard shops and offices - Tech News & Reviews -

Shelf Life

Interesting web page with a list of different items shelf lives.

Real Simple | Surprising Expiration Dates

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Reuters is reporting that singer Billy Corgan said on Tuesday (June 21) he plans to revive the SMASHING PUMPKINS, his Grammy-winning band which broke up in 2000 after more than a decade of blending alternative rock with the avant-garde. In full-page advertisements in Chicago newspapers, the bald-headed Corgan said, "I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams." He did not say which if any of the band's former members would be involved in the revived group, which broke through with albums such as "Gish" and "Siamese Dream".

Boing Boing: Robo-legs

This article has a link to an awesome website detailing what a 15 year old kid had to go through after losing both legs and an arm to a train accident.

He now has robotic legs that are pretty darn amazing.

Boing Boing: Robo-legs

Solar Sail


The Planetary Society footed the bill for a Solar powered space craft to be launched into orbit today. It is going to circle the earth until it builds up enough speed and the scientists in control of it understand how to control/steer it.

They estimate that after one day it will speed up to 100MPH.
After 100 days it will be running at 10,000MPH.
After 3 years it will be flying at a cool 100,000MPH.

This is the technology that a lot of scientists are betting on because it does not require a limited fuel source as the photons which power it are supposedly available anywhere we would want to go. With this technology if it works the way we hope, we could potentially reach other solar systems.

I was just thinking about how this would work and found this thought really interesting.
a. We use the Sun's photons to increase our speed to 100,000+ MPH
b. We fold in our solar sail and change heading from our solar system to the nearest external solar system
c. After reaching the remote solar system x years from now, we fold out the solar sail to use the new star's photons to slow ourselves down.

Originally I was thinking that we would start to head towards the remote solar system and we would slow down because of the photons hitting us on our sails from the front (like how a sailing boat angled towards the incoming wind would slow to a stop). Interesting, a lot of stuff could go on with this technology.

Here is the official site for the Planetary Society - Solar Sail launch.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Japan Moon Base

Originally I heard in the 2010's but I guess they pushed back their plan... Now they are saying by 2025.


Thursday, June 16, 2005

Upcoming movies with Hank

Henry Rollins will be in a movie called "The Alibi" later this year and is said to have gotten a lead role in a film called "Feast" which will be out in January.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Another new Rammstein album

According to a posting on RAMMSTEIN's official web site, the band recorded several songs during the sessions for their latest album, "Reise, Reise", which were omitted from the CD's final track listing. During a recent session at a Berlin studio, RAMMSTEIN recorded several more tracks and are currently mixing the combined collection of new material for a full-length album, to be released in September.

GPU SLI article

Interesting article on SLI video cards, it talks about what it means for today's systems.

Real Tech News

Friday, June 10, 2005

Website up and running

NightenGailArt up and running! Granted it's only a blog now, but everyone's gotta start somewhere!

Check out onion boy! he rules :) more of him to come.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Another review of the new Demons and Wizards


New York Daily News - Home - Nerds make better lovers

That's right girls, listen up!

A fix for a Broken Patent System?

Oh god I hope it does something. Nothing irritates me more than hearing about this company sueing that company because they took their idea and improved upon it. But because the company doing the sueing allocated more budget to litigation they can put the better company out of business.

If the new patent laws can reduce the number of patent 'monopolies' that are appearing, I am all behind it. - A fix for a Broken Patent System?

Livio De Marchi

This guys carvings are amazing!


Computer Case

Alright Executioner, for your next PC upgrade you are required to build this:

Rocket Mail

Yeah, that would be a little scary...

USPS launching mail from coast to coast by ICMB's...

Tech that thankfully never was: rocket mail - Engadget -

Rocketboy bought a house off Fatal1ty woes

Fatal1ty lost... I don't know how many of you follow the gaming culture but as far as FPS deathmatch champions around the world Fatal1ty has been winning all the tournaments for the last couple of years.

I don't know if this was an isolated event or of the Chinese player Rocketboy is truly better then him but interesting none the less.


L.A. Daily News

This is psycho. Some guy in training at Countrywide stabbed a fellow trainee!


Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Points for Ozzy - seems he's a soda fan too is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne's tastes have proved to be pricey for bosses of his Ozzfest 2005 tour — because he guzzles close to $2,000 worth of fizzy drinks alone on the road.As the BLACK SABBATH frontman prepares to take a host of bands on road with him for the summer-long trek — which begins next month in Massachusetts — organizers are scurrying to get Osbourne's specific tastes catered for.Tour manager Dave Moscato says, "He drinks English Orangina Light. Each bottle runs at $4. Over the course of the tour, at a six-pack a day, that's almost $2,000 in Ozzy's soda alone."

Wired News: Dinner Comes With a Side of Games

It sounds like they are going retro with this, but still they ganked my idea (although I have to admit that I knew it was going to happen more and more since internet cafe's started).

Night Watch

They are touting it as an epic horror trilogy. It seems interesting... I don't know, check it out (it is R so not for the nicer people in our group).


In Tokyo, a Ghetto of Geeks

This is so awesome, we neeeed to go when we go to Japan next year!!!!

Coming in out of the cold: Cold fusion, for real |

This is a very interesting article, it takes some time to get through but I found it intriguing...


Saturday, June 04, 2005


There are some samples up of their come back, self-titled album.

Sounds like its going to be delightfully gross.


A new way for Scott to play chess

hehe. I guess they weren't selling as well as they thought, since they lowered the price.

Just what Jenny and I need ;)

Since we love the Japanese culture, I think we'll go for the tatami-matted version. Love ya, boys!

Gift for our guys.

China's America Idol...who here doesn't wanna watch?

The catch: this contest is for girls only! sinophile anyone?
And what a name...try saying that ten times fast!

Super Girl

Recreating war machines

Forget guns, let's go back to the good ole days
I got to this link from Dave Barry's blog. He's a humor columnist from the Miami Herald. Treb.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Rough week for our clan...

Just wanted to take a minute to acknowledge the support we've received from you all.. Crimson and Strife, thanks isn't enough to express how much it meant for you both to take night watch at the hospital with Shade and I... You guys are the best.

I'm back north, hating to leave everyone in this time, but needing to get back for a while. Things are slowly settling, some for the better: Shade's mom and my grandparents recovering slowly and some for the worse: Nightengail, our thoughts are with you as you travel back home and deal with your loss... Hopefully the next time we all get together, we will be able to be celebrating instead of mourning and comforting.