links for 2010-10-04

  • An Israeli scientist has developed lenses with a grid of concentric rings engraved in them that allows an individual (or a camera) to focus on everything. A photograph taken on a camera outfitted with such a lens would have everything in the foreground and the background in focus—there would be no depth of field. I've long suspected that such a thing must be possible, but I'm not smart enough to have ever figured out how to accomplish this feat.
    (tags: technology)
  • I laughed until I cried. Maybe it just hit me at the right moment, I don't know.
    (tags: humor food)
  • The Queen/David Bowie song, as performed by a homeless man with two Kermit the Frog puppets.
  • I didn't know that the social register was a real thing. And I certainly wouldn't have guessed that it still exists. It's published by Forbes.

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4 replies on “links for 2010-10-04”

  1. The Cheetos thing is even funnier when you have stained furniture, clothes, and walls thanks to kids who get a Chester Cheetah high and run through the house with orange crap all over their fingers after ingesting mass quantities of Cheetos. Maybe not as funny as it maddening.

  2. At a Harlowe auction I got a copy of the 1972 New York City Social Register floating around in a box and contents. While I was omitted, there were at least 4 listed with home addresses in Charlottesville.

    An old school buddy from CT was there despite (or because of) his arrest for spray painting swastikas on a synagogue. Eventually the Supreme Court exonerated him, deciding the cops had no right to look on the floor of the back seat of his car, where they found the paint.

    None of those Supremes was in the Social Register.

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