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June 14th, 2008 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-06-14 13:38
  Subject:   Best visual illusions of the year, 2k8.
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  Music:Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
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10 Best Visual Illusions, 2008.

My favorite? Definitely the creepy Rolling Eyes In A Hollow Mask (QT plugin required)

The non-rotating balls illusion is pretty good too.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-06-14 14:28
  Subject:   "Orphanogenesis" by Greg Egan
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http://gregegan.customer.netspace.net.au/DIASPORA/01/Orphanogenesis.html

(From http://reddit.com/r/scifi/)

Also: Ryan vs. Dorkman 2. Because you can never have enough light-saber duels.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-06-14 16:32
  Subject:   Wanna know how completely arbitrary gas prices are?
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TIJUANA – At the Pemex gas station on Boulevard Bellas Artes, just a few blocks from the Otay Mesa border crossing, a gallon of Magna gasoline costs $2.54. Or slightly less, if you pay in pesos.

A comparable gallon of unleaded regular gasoline is selling in San Diego County at an average price of $4.61, according to the Utility Consumers' Action Network. Lower gas prices mean American motorists could save almost $54 filling up a two-year-old Ford F150 pickup with a 26-gallon fuel tank in Mexico, or more than $38 to fill a 2006 Toyota Camry with an 18.5-gallon tank.


http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/tijuana/20080614-9999-1n14tjgas.html

The oil companies charge whatever they think they can get away with - NOT what their product is actually worth.
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