Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Yet another Sudoku article

From ABC Australia: Why Sudoku makes your brain ache

Obscenely Huge Zoom Lens

Zeiss custom monster zoom: 1700mm focal length at f/4 with a coverage area designed for a Hasselblad 203FE 6x6 inch medium format camera. They don't specify whether or not the customer is also using one of the Hasselblad 39 megapixel digital backs on said camera (the older 22 megapixel backs retail for $25k, the cameras go for about $4-5k on the used market -- no FE-series lens included)...

Other useful stats: It's 5.5 feet long, and weighs over 560 pounds. Want one? Better win the lotto first...

Bicycle Helmets Make Car Drivers Care Less

Want to increase your odds of getting hit while riding your bike? According to this UK study, you should wear a helmet and ride on roads frequented by busses and delivery trucks. This combination should help ensure that you are given a minimal amount of space in which to ride safely. No wonder advocacy groups oppose adult helmet laws...

Friday, September 01, 2006

Odd Bikes or Cool Tech?

Judge for yourself:

The Universal Swiss Army Knife

With 85 different "blades", many of which are multi-function, it does EVERYTHING! (PopSci Story)

Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it on the Wenger North America site, nor on the Swiss site. Not quite crazy enough to call the 800 number from the article, though...