Posts Tagged ‘advertisements’

Personal Cloud

July 13, 2014


A cloud so personal, it senselessly gathers your intimate details that it doesn’t need.


60 Gigahenries Per Second

March 24, 2013

I found this ad recently on Slashdot:

60 Gigahenries Per Second

60 Gigahenries Per Second

It prominently shows the text “60GH/s”, which seems quite peculiar to me. That is the proper way to write 60 gigahenries per second. The unit Henry (H) is the SI derived unit for electrical inductance. I’m sure inductance plays a role in whatever the product is, but I doubt that henries per second is something worth advertising. I think henries per second is equivalent to ohms (Ω), the unit of electrical resistance. I’m sure there are cheaper ways to get something with 60GΩ, like use the insulation on whatever electrical cable is nearby and decide that the difference in resistance is within the margin of error.

Funding flows from Wales’s mouth

December 21, 2010

I’m sure he wishes it was that easy. It would be great if having his mouth open with a large spike sticking out was enough to fund Wikipedia. The site is an incredible and wonderful resource, so keeping it funded is a laudable goal.

Jimmy Wales regurgitates a fund raising status bar.

Jimmy Wales regurgitates a fund raising status bar.

I also understand his motives for keeping advertisements off the site. But showing pictures suggesting that Jimmy Wales is regurgitating a funding status bar isn’t the best way to go about it. There are better ways to demonstrate that Wikipedia would be better without ads.

I suggest Mentos ads that feature people physically going through the not-so-physical page while inferring that the product made the trip both possible and necessary. Or the Squaremaster square shaped poster for exercise. That ought to make people send in money with notes to please make it stop.

I suppose it is about time I sent in some money with a note to please make Wales stop regurgitating at the top of Wikipedia pages. For the record, I get that picture with the regular width of my web browser on my home computer.

False Steps

The Space Race as it might have been

You Control The Action!

High Frontier

the space colony simulation game

Simple Climate

Straightforwardly explaining climate change, so you can read, react and then get on with your life.