Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Giant Ant Colony, Revealed...

Via Simon M., this fascinating look at a giant ant colony' structure:

Audiophile 24 bit DAC ... Open Source!

A DAC for reproducing digital music, designed to plug into a PC's USB port, with specs and listener reviews that match the very best products on the market – for around $100 (instead of around $10,000).  This nicely complements the already available open source amplifier.  Awesome stuff!

Man Bites Dog...

I've been ignoring the currently hot meme about Obama having eaten dog meat when he was a child.  It's just silly to hold him culpable for what the adults around him provided for him to eat as a child.  But after the Obama campaign's hammering of Romney for strapping their pet dog to the roof of their car, it's quite funny.  James Taranto has the whole story, plus a small collection of “Obama ate the dog” one-liners:
#ObamaDogRecipes: Yorkshire terrier pudding, mutt chop, Pekingese duck, bichon frisee salad, beagle with cream cheese, pure bread.

"So, Mr. President, where shall we go to eat?" "I know a great Spot."

If you want a friend in Washington, don't eat him (credit to Jim Geraghty).
Happiness is a warm puppy, with a side of fries.

Obama's favorite fast-food joint? Checkers (Patrick Daly).

I wouldn't vote for that guy for dogcatcher.

Did you hear about the insomniac polyphagiac president? He lies awake at night wondering if there is a dog.

Don't Try This at Home!