Archive for August 2006

a couple more photographs of my BA Coax GMT

With the bracelet disconnected it was easy to get shots of the display back, so I snapped a few pics. I forgot to clean the crystal for these pics, so the ones of the display back look a bit foggy; part of it was due to the reflection of the white wall next to where [...]

Bob Davis’ bracelet resizing tools

Both my Speedy and SeMP’s bracelets are slightly too loose, instead of bring them to a jewelery repair shop to resize, I decided to DIY it. After a bit of research, I found Keith Downing’s recommendation on Bob Davis’ resizing tool, it looks super easy to use and with shipping it’s only $20 or so, [...]

The Perrin “shorty antenna” on my Evo finally got stolen

Well my Evo’s Perrin “shorty antenna” got stolen, it was bound to happen, took almost 2 years for it to get stolen, so not bad… I am pretty sure it was taken when the car was parked at the Sunnyvale Caltrain station last night, Sherry had to go to SF to do some stuff and [...]

Electric MINI, 0-60 in 4.5 seconds!!

A British engineering firm has put together a high-performance hybrid version of BMW’s Mini Cooper. The PML Mini QED has a top speed of 150 mph, a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds. The car uses a small gasoline engine with four 160 horsepower electric motors — one on each wheel. The car has been [...]

Bush goes retro to avoid prosecution

Under the Nuremberg standard, Bush is definitely a war criminal. The U.S. Supreme Court also exposed Bush to war crimes charges under both the U.S. War Crimes Act of 1996 and the Geneva Conventions when the Court ruled in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld against the Bush administration’s military tribunals and inhumane treatment of detainees.President Bush and [...]

EOS 400D

I like the sensor and the dust cleaning thing. I like the new 50/1.2L also!! It will make a badass portrait lens for the 1.6CF bodies. I think I’m still gonna hold out for a full frame body and the 85/1.2L though. Here’s a quick glimpse at what’s new in the Rebel XTi/400D, relative to [...]

Second BA GMT is here, and I love it!!

The first one not working out made me want this watch even more!! It is absolutely gorgeous! I saw a ton of watches in Vegas last weekend, including the other “contenders” for this price range (well, very broadly): El Primero, Daytona, “regular” BA, Rattrapante, Panny chrono, PO Chrono. I really do like this one the [...]

naming doubles

What’s the best name for a variable of type double (double precision)? d, of course… technorati tags:double, double d, c Blogged with Flock

More stuff from my alma mater: hardware speed recognition

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are hoping to do for speech recognition what graphics cards did for gaming — that is, make it better. The idea being to use specialized computer chips in order to overcome the problems inherent with software-based solutions, which’ll also lower the power consumption required and allow for better speech recognition [...]

5D for $2.3k, diam… tempting… but NO!! ;)

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