Category Archives: Technology

I’m pretty sure the “F/A” in F/A-18 stands for “frigging awesome”

Get some!  The F/A-18 Hornet is one badass mofo of a plane, and this 9-minute video showcases it quite well.  With sweet action shots, fast cuts, and thumping EDM beat, it’s best enjoyed in full screen and cranked up loud.  Also, a humble and serious thank you to the men and women of our armed services for going into harm’s way for us.

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It’s an indisputable fact: guns look even more awesome in slo-mo

Take a standard-issue M4 assault rifle, bust off 30 rounds of 5.56x45mm ammo in 2 seconds, film that shit at 18,000 frames per second, and you end up with nearly 5 minutes of chubby-inducing video detailing the workings of tool designed for one purpose: shredding Commies.  U-S-A!  U-S-A!

Weaponized toilet brush (yes, you read that correctly) is awesome, will come in handy during apocalypse

When the zombie apocalypse occurs, I’ll want to be as near to Jorg Sprave as possible.  You see, Jorg has been making slingshots since he was 9 years old, and now, nearly 40 years later, he’s gotten pretty damn good at it.  He can weaponize pretty much anything, even basic household items.  Give him a big rubber band, a stick, and a few minutes to tinker, and he’ll turn any undead head into pink mist.

Leave it to a German to figure out how to kill with a toilet brush.  Stereotypes are accurate.

Chopper pilot awesomely lands where, understandably, no one has landed before

I don’t know who this guy is, but I know for sure that if he’s not the world’s greatest helicopter pilot, he’s certainly the world’s ballsiest one.

Postion Based Fluid Dynamics simulates water in real-time perfectly, awesomely

PhysX has developed a new way to model water in video games: Position Based Fluid Dynamics.  They throw around a lot of fancy-schmancy terms like “vorticity confinment” and “deformables simulation”, but it all adds up to uber-real looking water for the next generation of video games.  The simulation below is running on a single GTX 580.  That’s got to be good news for future consoles and current gaming rig builders.

400 seconds of awesome: take a ride on a solid rocket booster

52 years ago today, a human named Yuri Gagarin became the first to cross the Karman Line.  Here’s what that ride was like.

This NASA video, compiled from solid rocker booster camera footage from two different launches, shows what it’s like to ride an SRB from the launch pad to the edge of space (poetically, but not technically: they’re “only” about 40 miles up) and back down to splash into the Atlantic some 130 miles away.

If a big yacht is awesome, the biggest yacht must be awesomest

Some people might say that a 590-foot yacht is excessive–or even obscene.  I say, “Why didn’t you go for an even 600 feet, you cheap bastard?”

Sweet Mary! The Russians have a rocket-powered-flamethrower tank! And, yeah, it’s kinda awesome.

The Russians still make some pretty nifty weapons (who’d have thunk it?), though calling this rocket-firing tank a “flame thrower” is a bit of a stretch.  And then there’s the whole burning-people-alive thing: that’s got to be a violation of the Geneva convention, right?  Right?  Man, war is brutal.

From the makers of BigDog, another awesome robot that is sure to lead to humanity’s doom

Boston Dynamics makes some bad-ass robots.  First BigDog, now Petman.

Look at this freaking thing.  I’m going to get fluent in binary so that I can suck up to our inevitable robot overlords.

LED bulbs are awesome, cool (literally and figuratively)

Yeah, 10 bones is still a lot to drop on a single light bulb, but you’d have the cachet of being the only guy in the ‘hood with LED bulbs in the house.

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