Calling itself "the world's shortest cooking show," it uses the 15-second format to show you how to make super-easy recipes, all centered around seafood. Tips include how to pan-fry a fish fillet and how to tell if fish is fresh. Some of the recipes are broken down into easily digestible chunks: in one, you might be shown how to cook the meat, and in the next, how to make a sauce for it.
Still, BART may have some interesting things to tell us about how the brain works, specifically in terms of risk-taking behavior.
You see, the game works by having you click that boring button to shoot a burst of air into the balloon. For every click that inflates the balloon without it popping, you "win" 5 cents (I still haven't figured out how to collect my stash from the developers). Pump up the balloon too much though, and you lose the cash you've accrued in that round.
So how does this provide information about our gray matter? … Read more
Lego is coming to Springfield.
The toy giant confirmed Wednesday that it will soon release a Simpsons house set. Reports had been circulating for a few days about the kit.
According to Lego, the set will go on sale on February 1, and will retail for $200. The company also will release a set of Simpsons minifigures in May that will cost $4 each. Finally, there will be a Lego-themed episode of "The Simpsons" that will air in May in which the show's characters and the town of Springfield will appear in Lego form.… Read more
More than a year ago, artist Bart Jansen literally launched an unusual tribute to his beloved deceased cat Orville by having the tabby preserved and attached to a remote-controlled quadrocopter. OrvilleCopter may have been one of the first taxidermied animals to go flying, but he's not the last.
Orville has a new buddy, the OstrichCopter. It's exactly like it sounds. Jansen and technical engineer Arjen Beltman took a male ostrich who had died on an ostrich farm and attached the skin of it around a quadrocopter. It comes complete with neck, head, and feathers that ripple in the wind as it takes off.… Read more
Bart Jansen had two cats, named Orville and Wilbur, after the famous flying Wright brothers of Kitty Hawk. When dear Orville passed away, the visual artist and designer created a new kind of Kitty Hawk.
The Orvillecopter is a quadrocopter with Orville's skin stretched over it. Orville was killed by a car, Jansen mourned, and then he went about concocting a tribute.… Read more
The Federal Communications Commission wants to know what the public has to say about government officials asking carriers to disable cell service for public safety purposes. The agency's concern is a reaction to last year's cutting of service by San Francisco Bay Area subway police ahead of a protest.
"Our democracy, our society, and our safety all require communications networks that are available and open, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said in a statement. "Any interruption of wireless services raises serious legal and policy issues, and must meet a very high bar. The FCC, as the agency … Read more
The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission says the agency will review the new rules adopted by the San Francisco subway that allow officials to shut down cell service in the subway stations because of the legal and policy issues it raises.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit District, known as BART, adopted a policy yesterday that bars officials from interrupting cell service in subway stations except in "extraordinary circumstances," such as when there is evidence of imminent unlawful activity that threatens the safety of people, property destruction, or disruption of subway service.
"Today BART took … Read more
The San Francisco Bay Area Transit District adopted a policy today that bars officials from interrupting cell service in subway stations except in "extraordinary circumstances."
The policy, which is believed to be the first policy governing intentional cell service disruption in subways, comes in response to a public backlash over BART for shutting off cell service to head off a protest this summer.
Under the new policy, BART may temporarily interrupt cell service only when it determines that there is "strong evidence of imminent unlawful activity that threatens the safety" of passengers, employees and the public, … Read more
OAKLAND, Calif.--Bay Area Rapid Transit should only interfere with public communications in extreme emergencies, a director for the agency said in a special meeting called here today to discuss its cutting off of cell phone service to block an anti-police violence protest a few weeks ago.
"The First Amendment and the right to have a communications channel are what people are looking for because it's part of this democratic society we live in...We can't sit back like Big Brother and say we don't like the message," said Lynette Sweet, a member of the … Read more