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In case you missed it, George Lucas disappointed the known universe by revealing that the DVD release of the original un-modified trilogy would not be in anamorphic widescreen (an HDTV-friendly format) but would in fact transfers from the 90's laserdisc. For fans this is like buying the boxset to discover that it's six discs of Jar-Jar Binks playing twister with himself. If this doesn't mean much to you, read more about why this is lame. If this still doesn't move you, then these aren't the droids you're looking for. And Greedo shot first.

by Christopher Heiser on June 21 03:05

Welding with Water

A friend sent me a video clip of a new welding machine that outperforms oxyacetylene. The punch line: it runs on water. (And electricity.) The process dissasociates H2O into hydrogen gas and oxygen radicals. Nothing new here, but apparently the application of hydrogen fuel to welding appears to be unique. Also, this process may be cheaper or easier than other hydrogen fuel systems, or so the inventor's website claims. I love the marketing spin of naming the substance: Aquygen. Apparently the company has contracts from the auto industry as well as the DOD. Time will tell if this is a mass-market kind of thing.

by Christopher Heiser on June 21 03:02

Japanese Naps

15-minute siestas. Sounds like a great idea. I honestly love the Japanese culture's propensity to adopt fads with alacrity that borders on disturbing.

by Christopher Heiser on June 21 02:58
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