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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Switching it up with some NEWSTUFF!!!!

Haha! It is so Randoom that this post landed here instead of Newstuff!!

 A company has now come out with a new method of telling people if it will be warm or cold the next day.

 HAPTIC THERMO TRANSDUCER


 Or Haptic Weather Cube, as the creators refer to it, is a new product that consists of wires, components, and an aluminum shell that gets cool or warm to the touch to give indication of the next days air temp.

 I have problems with this.

I get cool at 58 degrees Fahrenheit. It's downright chilly to me at 53, and I'd swear it was below freezing at 48. Those to me are cold, and that's not even factoring in the wind.I've seen it be seventy two degrees with wind gusts at seventeen mph, and I was shivering. The wind sucks. I always go leeway, if I can. Leeway, away from the wind.

THE WIND

 Here is where the problem remains for me. I can't touch an estimation of what the air will feel like if it doesn't factor in wind chill.The difference in the two can make or break a planned affair, if made by this electronic wheather-man.

 Haha, weathermen. I love the down-trodden, and now I have the next one to laugh and make fun of.

 Introducing:

 Incompetent Cube Forecaster, Nub Shitzman

Notice the trademark crapstache. Douche weathermen always have them.

He doesn't talk, so he doesn't technically make promises that he can't keep. He can use windchill and heat index as excuses for not feeling as warm or cool as he should be.

 In all seriousness, I really appreciate the people who go into haptic systems. Those are the fields that will bring us into the ultimate evolution of gaming, alternate physical reality(or the web for your whole body), whatever you want to call it. So, I'd actually buy one to keep the scientists, gadget makers, and engineers working toward my final goal. But that doesn't mean I won't put a crap-stache and toupee of shame on their silly little product.

 Until next time, I will be visiting and commenting as many of you as I can. I exist for interaction.

25 comments:

  1. Interesting idea, not sure I see the big deal of it though. Virtual reality gaming would be grand. Although many people would waste their entire life in a fake world and waste away.

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  2. True. More than currently waste their lives away on vidya or facebook, or *gasp*, blogging. Hehe, I'm of the last bunch, for sure, and would give 200 arms and legs to be wasting it on physical VR.

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  3. That's cold to you?!?! I keep my apartment at 60 and then cuddle up with covers. I'd rather be freezing than hot. lol

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  4. Windchill is the devil. It's really, really bad here

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  5. LOL NUB THE BAD WEATHERMAN~!!!!

    Interesting, but not my thing. I'll just tough it out like I always do.

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  6. I do like that your creation comes with a 'stach but I have some concerns:

    Watching the free weather reports available here in San Diego is already a waste of time. Why would I need a cube that not only wastes time to use but also costs money?

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  7. Yeah it's the wind, man. Never to be trusted!

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  8. The weather and wind makes up it's own mind......

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  9. lol still not quite sure what i just read about

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  10. "Incompetent Cube Forecaster" lol

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  11. interesting information

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  12. Well, if the HAPTIC THERMO TRANSDUCER doesn't accurately predict the weather, it looks like I can at least use it to make some waffles.

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  13. Hilarious! I'm always turning up the thermostat at home, only to irritate everyone else who can't believe I'm cold.

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  14. That is a pretty cool invention, and it has some great potential, but yeah it isn't factoring things in. I like it when something to do with the weather will tell me what it feels like too.

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  15. Dude, I wanna start singing colors of the wind.

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  16. I had a great comment, but the internet died.
    You know, your post yesterday was right! You CAN get butt-hurt when the internet dies! Plus, I really want to watch 'Cops' now.

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  17. Written while standing up:
    Nub Shitzman. That's fantastic!

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  18. Good God, why does it matter what the weather is like tomorrow? Look outside or open your front door. If it's cold grab a coat, if it isn't don't get one. If you hear rain or see clouds get a damn umbrella. HOW HARD IS THIS!?

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  19. it seems like one of those really cool sounding ideas that is never quite as good in real life

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  20. Yeah, I love video games.

    Nice name on the Nub Shitzman lolololol. Gotta love it

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