Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Google Ad Words

Uh hopefully there will be ads here relating to: Victor Li, Ram Kandasamy, Esther Wang, or Andy Matuschak?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bing: It's a b thang

Bing is the search engine of the future. It saw the true champions of CS 144, not being blinded by domain names or .edu addresses. We all urge everyone to analogously not be blinded by Google's reputation. Bing and decide. Bing + rankmaniac 2010 = love.

Update: Fuck quotes

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

#1 on Bing!

rankmaniac

Esther: man
this is HILARIOUS
it's only fitting
that the jankyassest group
gets #1
on bing
LOL

Update: Now if only we can figure out how to get #1 on "rankmaniac" for Bing...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Model / Actress at Caltech?

Talulah Riley

Update: Miss Talulah starred in The Boat That Rocked (Pirate Rock), which is a great movie for those of you who like British humor and golden oldies :)

The soundtrack is pretty darn sweet

Friday, February 26, 2010

Our Webmaster Page

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Interesting Facts About Beer

So I had to make a presentation on the history of beer today at the ungodly hour of 9 am. Here are some of the highlights:

1. The Sumerians circa 3000 BC had a prayer called "Hymn to Nankasi", where Nankasi is a diety. The hymn was both a prayer and also a recipe for beer. The Egyptians even offered beer as a sacrifice to the Gods. It seemed the path to God back then involved a cold one.

2. Hops were added to beer in the 9th century. Hops are flower clusters from the hop plant, basically they serve to preserve the beer, but they have a bitter flavor. England passed a law mandating that all brewers put hops in their beers. The peasants at the time didn't like the taste, so they had an uprising. Yes, that's right. Just like many countries fight for their freedom, these peasants fought for their right to great tasting beer. They were brutally killed by the government.

3. The jazz industry really became popular as a result of Prohibition. This is because everyone, and I mean everyone, wanted to go to these "speakeasies", which were essentially bars that served illegal alcohol. Jazz musicians took advantage and played at these places, and it skyrocketed in popularity. I was never a fan of jazz, but maybe that's just because I was sober.

Uncharted 2 is da shit!!

This game is hella good, like I started playing a few days ago. The visuals are amazing, cut scenes almost cinematic, story is compelling, witty dialogue amongst the characters. My favorite part was when I got to shoot down a helicopter with a really big gun, like a rocket launcher or some shit. Safe to say, I'm looking forward to tomorrow, so I can just play it all day. Here's a youtube video of uncharted 2: