Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Even more stupid...

I took back the Suspense 50 Movie Pack because, well, I already owned it. I thought that I saw the Mystery 50 Movie Pack, but I was convinced that it was $19.99 since I seemed to remembered it being in the shrink wrap. So, I checked and it turns out I was mostly right. It was new and it did have shrink wrap... but it was only $5.99!!! W00t 4 Darrin Stupidity!!! Add another movie set to the list.

Egads... when it is gonna stop???

Monday, March 26, 2012

I'm just that stupid

I posted before about my love of BAD movies. I have many of those 50 movie packs. Well, I picked up two more. Good golly. On the plus side, one of them, the Suspense 50 movie pack, I already have as part of the Action 100 movie pack... so I will be taking that one back.

The other one, The Way West, I picked up for $6.39 at Half Price Books (Suspense was also the same price). It is what is sounds like, a bunch of cowboy movies starring all of the greats: Tex Ritter, Jack Randall, Bill Cody, Bob Steele, Roy Rogers, Ken maynard, etc etc etc.

I must be stupid since this puts me into the 750 movie range. I haven't calculated out the total hours and all that crap yet. But I'll add it soon enough.


Here's hoping Half Price doesn't have another collection I don't already have for $5.99 again.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Go SpaceX

The latest on SpaceX is that the mission to send cargo to the International Space Station is slated for April 30th @ 12:22PM EDT. I am excited about the possibilities if this all goes off without any big glitches. They're already working on making the Dragon capsule man-ready (actually, they've designed it all along as being for human flight, but they obviously can't just throw humans in there and 'see how it goes'.

Here is a 60 minutes interview with Elon Musk (founder of PayPal and owner/CTO of SpaceX). Good stuff.

Monday, March 19, 2012

First step towards the human super sonic jump

A few days ago Felix Baumgartner jumped from 71,581 ft. That's 13.6 MILES up! Only a handful of people have every jumped from that altitude where you can start to see the curvature of the earth. At that altitude you HAVE to have a pressure suit on (unless of course you feel like having your blood boil and all that of that happy stuff).

My favorite statistic from this jump: His freefall speed was estimated at 364 mph(!!!)

New York Times articles HERE

Red Bull Stratos article HERE and a tour of mission control HERE

And, again, the main site HERE