Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Link roundup

1. Article about uploading a fake screw design to Reddit to prank tech-bloggers hungry for news about Apple. Via.

2. From an article about fancy design on Virgin airplanes (they're looking for customers who are "datable and promotable"):

Offering craft beers and snazzy outfits still might not be enough to overcome Virgin America’s biggest problem: It’s an airline. The cost of fuel has more than doubled since Virgin was founded in 2004, and the company has not had a profitable year in the five years since planes officially took off. In 2011 it made 11 percent more per seat flown a mile, an industry benchmark, but suffered an operating loss of $27 million. That’s a 2.6 percent loss at a time when other major carriers are averaging an operational profit of around 5 percent annually.
3. I'm ashamed of you for laughing at this. Seriously, shame on you for watching it repeatedly.

4. Artist offering $7 commissions.

5. The BBTS has a new preorder listing for NECA's Robocop with Spring-Loaded Holster ($17).