Monday, July 14, 2008

Rubik's Cube New World Record

I have vented my frustration in the past about the ubiquitous and annoying Rubik's Cube. However people just can't seem to get enough of it and continue to break world records on how fast they can solve this absurd puzzle toy. This nerd activity has got its own special name nowadays and is known as "speedcubing". The latest world record holder is Dutch teenager Erik Akkersdijk, who managed to solve the Rubik's Cube in just 7.08 seconds.

Don't let his appearance deceive you. Despite placing a cool pair of shades on his head, the guy really is a nerd by virtue of his startling accomplishment. I am absolutely flabbergasted by his time. How did he manage to remove the stickers on each individual square of the Rubik's Cube and place them back so quickly without tearing them? Begrudgingly, I have to give respect to this nerd because his new 7.08 seconds world benchmark is slightly better than my only recorded completion time of 23 years, 6 months, 13 days and 2 hours.

Right, I'll get my coat.....

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Windows Messenger NOOB

I'm sure the majority of people out there have used Windows Messenger to communicate with their colleagues and mates. I was surprised to find out the other day that there are those who are not aware of the "Nudge" function. Of course, the "Nudge" function is that yellow funny face button on the bottom left hand corner of the Windows Messenger interface.

For the uninitiated, it allows you get the attention of someone you are trying to contact. It can also just be used annoy that person in general by sending them a ringing noise and causing their computer screen to shake.

Anyway, the inexperienced person in question, who shall remain nameless, saw someone's Windows Messenger screen vibrate and in sheer amazement, he inquired "Eh, why your window can shake?"

What a NOOB!

Right, I'll get my coat.....

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