Hostest with the mostest - Taylor Stevens @ The Family Dog

Hostest with the mostest - Taylor Stevens @ The Family Dog

New Drug Smuggling Sub Found!

Last one was found in Columbia, this one was in Ecuador.

[photo by Christoph Morlinghaus]

Quick Stats:

  • Twice as long as a city bus
  • Diesel-electric propulsion with fuel ballasting capability
  • Kevlar and carbon fiber hull construction
  • 6,800 nautical mile, 10 day range on surface
  • 18 hour underwater time limit from 249 lead-acid batteries
  • 9 ton cargo hold (~$250mm of cocaine at street value)
  • $5mm construction cost (estimated)

Best part for me?

[photo by Jim Popkin]

Seeing incidental contact protection in front of the bus bars and a ISO 3864 high voltage symbol!!!

Who says that people that take a 16 foot tall sub out into the ocean that will only withstand 68 feet of water pressure aren’t concerned about safety?

from Wired

Choices, Choices

Lauryn Hill and Dave Chappelle are performing tonight at 1am in Oakland (3 hours from now).  I gotta be out of the house by 6am tomorrow.  Since when was I this responsible?  Damn you Bay Area and your permanent state of having something awesome going on!

[hat tip to @matthewfong for the ticket info]

It’s your lucky day.

I was reading a document today prepared by Dow Chemical about metal particles in lubricant and what they mean.

[Chromium and Molybdenum usually come from bearings, Aluminum and Copper are heat exchangers, etc.]

This tidbit made me laugh…

Also, their Lubricant Technology Center is in Texas, and they had this quip about the weather…

Hipmunk luggage tag arrived just in time for my flight to Atlanta this weekend!

Hipmunk luggage tag arrived just in time for my flight to Atlanta this weekend!

Georgia Tech tailgate bus

For Sale!

Can’t believe it’s still available.  I’ve spent more than that on a broken diesel truck.  (Granted, this bus has a Chevy 350.)

As for parking, who doesn’t have a friend in Atlanta that lives in the middle of nowhere?

How can “Sully” Sullenberger NOT take this job?

Virgin Galactic hiring for Pilot-Astronauts.

I wish my Dad made me watch Top Gun more often when I was a kid!  How cool would this job be, and how perfect would Sully be for it?  Pretty sure they would waive their requirements for test pilot school and “prior spaceflight experience”.

image and link credit 

Erykah Badu, Big Boi, the Roots, Deadmau5, MGMT, Arcade Fire, Starfucker (according to the roomie), I just might go to this show again!

Awesome time to be living in San Francisco!

…even though it might have been slightly more awesome last fall during the actual world series…