Digital Eagle

October 5, 2010

Fun Fact: Sunburn for Nerds

Filed under: Fun Fact — Stephen aka DigitalEagle @ 10:40 pm

Lorraine saw this story on the news today, and we had a good laugh about it:

Laptops Can Cause Toasted Skin Syndrome, Cancer

So, the next new product is mood changer pants that change color  based on heat.  If your pants are white, you need to take a break from your laptop.  Or, maybe pants with built-in hot pads on the upper leg.

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March 3, 2010

Fun Fact: Happiness Can Be Tracked

Filed under: Fun Fact,Technology — Stephen aka DigitalEagle @ 1:15 am

While reading through the Oracle Blogs, I came across this link to statistics on happiness on Facebook.  My takeaway is that your attitude shows everywhere.  I think your Christian testimony can shine or fade on Facebook.  This ability to measure happiness from your comments is just one proof.

Another thing I notice is the strong tie between happiness and events.  You can chart the holidays by the happiness levels.  When we have true Joy that exists regardless of the events around us, we truly standout and our light shines.

I had seen the Google Flu Trends before, which charts the Flu outbreaks from Google Searches.  The information age is just starting.  The amazing part is not necessarily the new information that we will see but the availability of the information and the way in which it can be analyzed and brought together.

March 2, 2010

Fun Fact: Any Gator that Eats a Deer Is Big!

Filed under: Fun Fact — Stephen aka DigitalEagle @ 12:00 am

Mom sent me an email about this Alligator today.  It seemed a little bit too big to be true, but according to snopes.com, it is true.  Although, the more I read, some of the facts are a bit distorted.  Apparently, the location is not Alabama but Georgia.  Also, the picture of the hanging Aligator is a different Alligator from Texas.   While the email says the Alligator is 25ft long, it is actually 13ft long.  According to Wikipedia, the largest Alligator was 17ft 5in.  Anyway, the story is still pretty amazing ranking up with the story of the Python and Alligator.

January 22, 2010

I guess duct tape can fix a plane!

Filed under: Fun Fact,Great Links — Stephen aka DigitalEagle @ 6:37 pm

This article caught my attention, particularly because one of my co-workers had flown a plane like this in Alaska.  He didn’t have this kind of trouble though!

Times Live: Grizzly bear eats aeroplane in Alaska

Neatorama: Bear Tore Into Your Airplane? Duct Tape to the Rescue!

Comanchemarketing: Duct tage save the day

April 3, 2009

Fun Fact: One more reason to be a doctor!

Filed under: Fun Fact — Stephen aka DigitalEagle @ 5:34 pm

Engadget wrote this interesting article:

Gamers make better surgeons, study says

Doing a quick search reveals that Engadget wasn’t the only one who published such articles:

MSNBC: Surgeons may err less by playing video games

USA Today: Studies: Video games can make better students, surgeons

So, I am waiting for the studies that show that games make better programmers, or for Lorraine, time on the computer makes better husbands!  I won’t hold my breath though.

Fun Fact: Our Next Car?

Filed under: Fun Fact — Stephen aka DigitalEagle @ 5:33 pm

Ever since my Uncle told me about the company Telsa, they have interested me.  Engadget just published this article about the price of their new car, the Model S.

Engadget: Tesla CEO says Model S isn’t really expensive, when you think about it

Engadget seems to be doing to good job of keeping us up to date, so stay tuned.

This car looks exciting.  Could it really be our next car?  Well, judging from the fact that it hasn’t even hit the assembly line, I think it will be very hard to find on the used car lot!

Fun Fact: Beware of Your GPS!

Filed under: Fun Fact — Stephen aka DigitalEagle @ 5:32 pm

We have always thought it would be fun to give GPS systems a personality.  Rather than these nice robot sounding voices that say “Make a U-Turn at the next location”, we would laugh at something that would say, “Hey! Hey! You missed your turn!  Where did you learn to drive?  You need to be going the other direction!”

But, I don’t know if I ever would have taken it this far.  A GPS that tries to run you off the side of a mountain!?

Engadget: Another UK driver nearly dies from following GPS instructions

March 20, 2009

Fun Fact: Open Source Cars

Filed under: Fun Fact,Technology — Stephen aka DigitalEagle @ 12:00 am

Having an Open Source car sounds great!  Where can I get one?

EDAG’s Light Car EV is open source, doused in OLEDs

March 19, 2009

Fun Fact: Measuring Basketball Dunks

Filed under: Fun Fact — Stephen aka DigitalEagle @ 11:46 pm

Engadget reported that Clemson created a device that measures to power of a Basketball dunk.  Now, they need to measure the cool factor of it!

Clemson develops ballin’ system to measure slam dunk intensity

Fun Fact: Too Addicted to Watching Sports

Filed under: Fun Fact — Stephen aka DigitalEagle @ 2:44 am

Roaming can get out of hand a little too easily.

Man charged $28,000 for using data card, Slingbox to watch football game

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