Author Archive for: ‘Richard Stalker’

Mars Orbiting Satellite Catches Breathtaking Images

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was launched on August 12, 2005 with the express mission of taking hi-resolution photos of the Martian surface. The first photos were returned on September 29 2006 of the Martian surface. The photos below are of the sun rising over Mars over several days and they are breathtaking. The views of crepuscular rays sprayed across an …

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Identified Raises $21 Million in Series B Funding

Identified.com has managed to secure $21 million in series B funding after already raising a $1.5 million Series A financing. The site, which is the fastest growing career site for young professionals, had VantagePoint Capital Partners and Capricorn Investment Group co-lead the round with participation from notable previous investors including Tim Draper, Bill Draper and Innovation Endeavors. As a condition …

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Senator Chambliss Asks DOJ To Investigate SWAT-ting

A fairly disturbing trend called SWAT-ing has been becoming more and more of a problem and Congress is starting to pay attention. SWAT-ing is when you fool 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes. This “prank” is done in retaliation to posts that Conservative bloggers are making. The prank has been pulled on a couple of high profile …

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Billy Graham’s Crusades For Christ Moves Online

For years the Billy Graham Crusade for Christ has been a beacon for Christians to reach out. Billy Graham is considered the “pastor to the Presidents” as he has met with and counseled every president from Truman to Obama. Since his retirement due to failing health in 2005, his ministry has been looking for ways to reach out to more …

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Cool Movie Posters Make Me Want To Hoard Movie Items

(image) Classic movies have a way of bringing out emotions that as an adult we hardly ever feel anymore. When you think of Raiders of the lost Ark or The last Crusade or Batman, it brings me back to when I was a kid putting the VHS tape in and sitting indian style in front of the tube TV! French …

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T-shirts And The Cultures They Represent [Infographic]

What kind of T-shirt wearer are you? The douchey Ed Hardy wearing kind? maybe you wear a shirt that is 2 sizes too small? I personally fall into the free t-shirt and lifestyle t-shirt categories. Everyone has their own style of shirt that they wear be it a nerd or a jock or an activist. The nice people over at …

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Sony Releasing Waterproof Handicam This Month

The handheld cam kind of took a huge hit when Cisco Systems bought and subsequently shut down Flip Video in 2011. Some people thought it was because smart phones are taking over and they all have cameras on them. But only a small fraction of phones sold worldwide are smart phones and even fewer have HD cameras in them. So …

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The Science Of Star Trek [Infographic]

One of the coolest things about Star Trek is that the technology has always been loosely based on reality instead of total science fiction. I believe they call it science fact. Some of the stuff is way out there and other stuff has already been surpassed by us. Take the communicator for example. They had clunky communicators on TOS. My …

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Scott Walker Death Threats Flood In On Twitter

Yesterday Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election that began when he pushed through a bill that severely hampered public unions in their bargaining rights. According to Wikipedia the bill, 2011 Wisconsin Act 10, primarily impacted the following areas: collective bargaining, compensation, retirement, health insurance, and sick leave of public sector employees. The bill was passed into law …

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Playstation Vita Not Getting Price Cut In 2012

The Playstation Vita is kind of an enigma in terms of what it actually is. It is too big to fit in your back pocket, to delicate to put in your backpack. In fact most studies show that the majority of people play the Vita while sitting on their couch at home, just like they did with the PSP. The …

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Marvel And Reebok Do A Team Up On Some Shoes

So sometimes even china gets a scoop. This time they were the first ones to find out about some new shoes being designed by a team to feature some of Marvel’s favorite super heroes and anti-heroes. The website was actually in Chinese so I had Google translate it and this is what it came up with when they were talking …

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Pikmin 3 Gets Reveal Trailer AT 2012 E3

Pikmin is finally back! In what can only be described as WTF? Pikmin skipped the Wii, with no explanation at all. Now it is back on the all new Wii U! The awesome new game brings back all your favorite Pikmin including some new ones! In the trailer it introduces Rock Pikmin that can be thrown at crystals to shatter …

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