May 31, 2004
Night vision goggles given to Harry Potter theater ushers — I guarantee it’ll be available the same day of U.S. release, or before (via)
Chankast 0.1 released, first working Dreamcast emulator — huge news, here’s a compatibility list, screenshots, and FAQ
U.S. missiles in the 1960s had a default launch code of 00000000 — and everyone knew the password
The Daibijin, Japanese PS2 game — defend Okinawa from a giant girl in a bikini
Tutorial to searching and downloading files on IRC — using the IRCSpy search engine (via)
Hasselhoff denies rap album rumors — Ice-T was joking about Hassel the Hoff
Alien Swarm, a top-down space shooter mod for Unreal 2004 — reminds me of the side-scroller Quake 3 mod (via)
Chalabi's ancestry and Chalabi numbers — he received degrees from MIT and the University of Chicago
Five days after the assassination of John Lennon, radio engineer Rob Grayson compiled a montage of every Beatles song in alphabetical order and aired it following a ten minute period of silence.
• MP3: Rob Grayson’s “Beatles A-Z” (16 minutes, 9.1MB), from December 13, 1980.
The Lennon tribute is a small part of Reel Radio, a massive archive of pre-1989 Top 40 Radio audio clips. Many are hour-long unedited radio broadcasts, like this Alan Freed broadcast from March 23, 1955, or these two Don Steele broadcasts from a couple months after I was born. Try using the search engine to find a clip from your year of birth.
Brooklyn Camera Stores — documenting the fly-by-night storefronts advertising online
iTunes Alarm Clock — trigger MP3s or playlists at particular times
Pros and Cons of John Kerry's Top 20 Candidates — I’m looking forward to a Kerry/Kutcher ticket
Wired's profile of Nick Denton and Gawker Media — they pay their writers $2000 per month and a pageview bonus
Alexa's popularity rankings of top U.S. sites dropping across the board — Alexa responds, explaining it’s because of global competition
Dave finds Washingtonienne lied about college degree and age — small stuff, but is she lying about the big stuff too?
NYT reporter Judith Miller led the flawed Iraq reporting — she wrote or co-wrote 10 of the 12 problem articles cited by the NYT
Flash: Bush Game, very entertaining political propaganda (NSFW) — Hulk Hogan, Mr. T and He-Man vs. Bush, Rumsfeld and Voltron (via)
Grand Theft Auto phone conversation leads to bomb threat evacuation — don’t talk and play, or get a 2nd degree felony (via)