Kitchen math

How to Calculate Pi by Throwing Frozen Hot Dogs. Or spaghetti. Or toothpicks. Or maybe carrots. Just don’t use bananas:

Resist the temptation to use bananas. Not only are they not really straight, but they really won’t last more than 50 throws before creating a big mess. Really.

From The Presurfer

A bit busy

But I still wanted to make sure you all saw Star Wars According to a 3-Year-Old.

When you care enough to send the very best

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The return of the Snark

Websnark is posting again. Hurrah! But mostly about webomics I don’t read. Boo! His new theme is the “State of the Web(cartoonist)”, featuring some of the best artists on the web. I’m finding all kinds of new comics to read just in the first few entrires. Hurrah! But who has time to read all of these comics? Boo!

Just in the past week or so, he’s reviewed:

Aerie (Punch and Pie) (The only comic that he’s reviewed so far that I actually read.)

Nicholas Gurewitch (The Perry Bible Fellowship) (cute but the site design is a bit weird.)

Danielle Corsetto (Girls with Slingshots) (I read this now! I managed to read the entire back story in one day.)

David Morgan-Mar (Irregular Webcomic, Darths and Droids) (IRW looks good; Darths and Droids is hysterical. Yah, I know the “movie as an RPG” has been done before with LOTR, but I didn’t read that and I don’t know LOTR as well as I know Star Wars. Also, I love that Jar Jar Binks is played by a 6-year-old.)

Hurrah!

What’s going on?

If you live in Chicago, now you know. EveryBlock features block by block news, crime reports, and pictures.

A look at heterogeneous nucleation

Or, what happens when you drop an Alka-Seltzer into a drop of water in zero gravity. I thought I figured out the result, but I was totally wrong.

From Geek Press.

All around the web

Looks like Ecto’s giving me some problems.

The Evolution of Tech Companies’ Logos The Evolution of Tech Companies’ Logos: The first Apple logo was just a little too complicated.

Truck Bearing Kibble: For those of you who need another web comic.

New Super-Efficient Chip Could Run on Body Heat

Web Trend Map 2008: I like the clickable version.

The Worst Addiction of Them All: The Worst Addiction of Them All: What’s it good for? Absolutely nothing.

(This one’s for Seth) Fun Valentine’s Day Card

Found in my tabs. Original sites found on many other blogs.

Vote tomorrow!

Though I’m still not sure who I’m going to vote for President. I agree with Bitch PhD on this one. Probably I’ll go with Obama, mostly because of Iraq. But in the end, I’ll support either Clinton or Obama, whoever wins — either is far, far better than any Republican candidate.