47 MetaFilter comments by vagus

Quake iV full panoramic screenshots (req. QTVR) as seen on digg.
comment posted at 10:28 PM on Nov-3-05

Holy Crab! We're several thousand feet down, where the pressure is about 3300 psi. The pressure inside that pipe? About zero. The crab? A goner.
comment posted at 9:15 PM on Nov-2-05

Michael Piller has died. The man who was the father of modern Star Trek and television sci-fi in general.
comment posted at 6:48 AM on Nov-2-05

Would you pay $9000 for speaker cables? No? Ok, how about $11,700? These are just a few of the seemingly overpriced audio components listed on this page.
comment posted at 10:34 AM on Nov-1-05

A kick-ass guide to doing stuff on the web.
comment posted at 11:50 PM on Oct-31-05

We want brains
comment posted at 8:57 PM on Oct-31-05

Armagetron Advanced is a free network enabled Tron lightcycle racer for windows, OSX & linux. Attractive graphics and interesting camera controls make up for a fairly difficult opponent skill level. Screenshots here, download link here.
comment posted at 8:58 PM on Oct-31-05

This has got to be the awesomest pumpkin ever.
comment posted at 8:46 PM on Oct-28-05

WoWFilter: It's official. The Burning Crusade debuts today in Los Angeles at BlizzCon, a company-sponsored event that is also showing off Starcraft: Ghost. The convention has been sold out for nearly 3 months now. Surprisingly, even after selling out all the tickets, Blizzard went on to announce that The Offspring will perform (with an opener from Christian Finnegan), there will be a fully equipped exhibit hall, and the event will take place right next to Disney Land. The convention opened its doors this morning, and Blizzard promptly put up the official site for the expansion. The only question that remains is: What is the new mystery playable race for the Alliance? My vote is for drunk Panda Ninjas.
comment posted at 8:47 PM on Oct-28-05

Singing Fish - The search engine for audio and video.
comment posted at 10:06 PM on Oct-13-05

Last week, a woman was forced off a Southwest Airlines flight for wearing a t-shirt. The shirt in question bore the phrase "Meet the F*ckers" and an image of US President Bush, VP Cheney and Condoleezza Rice. The passenger, Lorrie Heasley, refused to remove it after other passengers complained. Apparently "Southwest rules filed with the FAA say they can remove a passenger that is offensive, abusive, disorderly or violent or for clothing that is "lewd, obscene, or patently offensive," but the airline says the curse (not the political message) led to her being asked to leave. Ms. Heasley is now speaking with the ACLU to see if she can initiate a lawsuit, but the NYTimes checked with experts in constitutional law and they don't think she has a case.

Well, the makers of the t-shirt have responded: "If any T-Shirt Hell customer is kicked off of any commercial airline flight simply for wearing one of our shirts, we will provide you with alternate transportation to get you to your original destination. This transportation includes, but is not limited to, the T-Shirt Hell corporate jet."
comment posted at 3:17 PM on Oct-11-05

pem Hov jaj Haw'choHnIS 'eng 'ej Haj. ghoch vIghaj; 'ej pa' muDmo' jIbel. chay' Sesame He vIghoS? SIbI' jIHvaD 'e' yIDel.
comment posted at 2:22 PM on Oct-4-05

Cats in sinks. Nothing less, nothing more.
comment posted at 10:42 PM on Aug-29-05

I, for one, welcome... oh, never mind. It's a robot cat.
comment posted at 6:28 PM on Aug-14-05

Welcome to my Highspeed Photography Site. Not just cool photos, but insightful details of the technique required to take them. (some pages in german, most in english). via digg
comment posted at 8:00 PM on Aug-6-05

Flying Cats
comment posted at 7:54 PM on Aug-6-05

Kubrick 2001: The space odyssey explained. Finally: all that monolith nonsense explained in big, bright Flash.
comment posted at 10:34 PM on Jul-28-05

Forget love letters, it's love texts that are all the rage now! "I turned off the phone, dumbfounded. How had we managed to speed through all the stages of an actual relationship almost solely via text message? I'd gone from butterflies to doubt to anger at his name on the screen, before we even knew each other. That was it, I decided: no more text-message flirtations for me. From now on I'd stick to more old-fashioned ways of getting to know a guy. Like e-mail."
comment posted at 5:09 PM on Jul-24-05

Coke Tux. Yeah, I made my prom tux out of coke cans... because I'm just that cool...
comment posted at 2:20 PM on Jul-24-05

Half-hanged Harding; Women of Pleasure; the Rape Master General; Haemorrhoides, Hernia, Bad Teeth and Other Ailments; the Rabbit Woman; Sew-Gelder Tries to Spay His Wife; Getting Rid of Bedbugs, and other Early Eighteenth Century Newspaper Reports.
comment posted at 8:37 AM on Jul-18-05

comment posted at 9:32 AM on Jul-16-05

EXCITING LINKS FOR BORING DAYS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER. Love the site design. Found in my referreral logs! Found via ELFBDINPO: The Gyros Project, The Balloon Page.
comment posted at 12:16 AM on Jun-30-05

We are a nation of minorities. And in a nation of minorities, it is important that you don't cherry-pick rights. The Canadian House of Commons passes same sex marriage legislation
comment posted at 9:44 PM on Jun-28-05

Violent video games are often scapegoats for real world crime and violence. But what if MMORPGs lead to deaths?
Apparently, World of Warcraft did just that.
comment posted at 11:23 AM on Jun-25-05

Foundcity is a social mapping tool for creating a personalized map of your life on-the-fly. Using your mobile phone, you "tag" or capture photos throughout the day, label them with any words you want, and send them to your map. At home, you access and customize your map, which you can share with friends, keep private, or publish openly. As a visitor to the Foundcity site, you view a map of all tags and connect with the people and places that share your interests. By plugging in to the network of Foundcity users, you learn what others value in the city as you surf their hotspots. By publishing your own tags, you share what you know about your city.
comment posted at 12:12 PM on Jun-22-05

A man walked with Jesus on a beach. "This beach is your life," said Jesus. And looking back, the man could see two sets of footprints, side by side. "You see, I have always walked beside you."
comment posted at 9:12 PM on Jun-21-05

Darth Vader reads your mind.
comment posted at 11:32 PM on May-29-05

Gyroball. [Flash, Addictive]. Remember Marble Madness? At least the controls on that game were orthogonal.
comment posted at 2:34 PM on Apr-5-05

Write about zombies, go to jail. I'd be really pissed at the grandparents, if I were this kid.
comment posted at 8:03 AM on Mar-3-05

DOSBox is an open source project dedicated towards emulating DOS and many of the features of computers during DOS's heyday. It's not the only DOS emulation project out there either.

When emulation has been discussed before, it has often been considered the domain of video games. Of course, who says it isn't?
comment posted at 9:35 AM on Feb-28-05

How To Hack the New Napster. Back in the day Shawn Fannings little dealie brought the world of free file sharing to the mainstream, now with the aid of Winamp and a few clever configurations, one can relive the past. via stereogum
comment posted at 11:59 AM on Feb-16-05

Canada, a 13+ link whistlestop glance at something from all the provinces and territories...Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, NWT, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, PEI, Quebec, Saskatewan, Yukon. Not to mention the talk about Turks and Caicos?
comment posted at 9:10 AM on Feb-16-05
comment posted at 12:02 PM on Feb-16-05

9/11 Report Cites Many Warnings About Hijackings Rice claimed we were totally surprised by 9/11...not so! "In the months before the Sept. 11 attacks, federal aviation officials reviewed dozens of intelligence reports that warned about Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, some of which specifically discussed airline hijackings and suicide operations, according to a previously undisclosed report from the 9/11 commission....
comment posted at 9:23 AM on Feb-11-05

Superman is a Dick. The worst comic book covers.
comment posted at 11:14 AM on Feb-8-05

comment posted at 11:17 AM on Feb-8-05

Christian Gangsta Rap is the hottest new thang, G (and we're talking about tha big "G" if ya know watta mean). Make sure to check out "God Side Jam" by "Preachas in Tha Hood" or the "Gospel Gangstaz" with their hit song "Holy Tera" and who can forget the timeless classic "Demon Killa" by "Str8 Young Gangstaz" (not t be confused with the evil Gay Ol' Prankstaz)
comment posted at 11:30 AM on Dec-14-04

For that person who has bought everything on ebay; presenting the most ridiculous item sold on ebay.
comment posted at 2:50 PM on Dec-12-04