Amazing Biking

Wonder Biker

I am not even sure exactly how to describe this… either a mix of figure skating and bicyling or a mix of gymnastics and bicyling. Regardless of how one describes it, it is nothing short of amazing. Additionally, this young woman performs for almost six minutes. If it tried such a stunt, it would be only that many seconds before an ambulance would be called.

Bicycle Gymnastics

I Need a Tow

I Need a Tow

This is a re-post from before I wiped out lumpyscorner.com and started over. It was originally published here 19 April, 2012.

Most who know me often say “you should write a book” or “the stuff that only happens to Lumpy”. While I am not one to disregard the suggestions of friends, the truth is that I would be a fool if I wrote because I was told to do so.  If one wishes to succeed at writing, one must have a desire to write, not an instruction.

Depending on my success at endeavors of the pen, it is either good fortune or poor fate for the reader that, not only do I keep a journal but that my life is rich with events destined to “only happen to me”.

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What Is up with All This Auto-tune? – Ask Weird Al

What Is up with All This Auto-tune? – Ask Weird Al

While the fad might be fading, it looks like auto-tune is here to stay. Weird Al and a panel of researchers explain this in the video below.

Weird Al Yankovic Explains Auto-tune

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The Tricks Our Eyes Play – Another Kewl Optical Illusion

The Tricks Our Eyes Play – Another Kewl Optical Illusion

One of the sites I love is Boing! Boing!. You never know what you will see there but it is always interesting.

This time it was a rather kewl optical illusion. Check it out.

The tweet was sent by Cliff Pickover, well worth following on Twitter. You can find out more about this amazing individual at pickover.com. If you like science and math, odds are you will enjoy his books. He tweets much more than just illusions, check out the Faraday Train below

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Space Photos and Donald Pettit

Space Photos and Donald Pettit

Space photos are awesome. Donald Pettit is credited to have shot tens of thousands of photographs from space. Mr. Pettit is an astronaut, engineer and an astrophotographer. He spent 370 days on The International Space Station.  What an awesome photographic specialty!

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2016.12.16 – Lumpy’s Links

Lumpy’s Links for 2016-12-16

Yeah, I have not done one of these since the start of the year. In the spirit of “better late than never”, “nothing beats a failure except a try”, and “try, try, try and try again”, I am giving it another go.

I am finally starting to conquer my health issues; the pain in my back is now almost completely gone, I have almost all the feeling back in my left leg, daily doses of bromelain are keeping my arthritis and carpal tunnel in check, my blood pressure is almost normal and, while still not perfect, I am sleeping much better. It is amazing how much more energy one has when not in pain all the time. It is time to try and get back to this weekly project.

Additionally, I am going to change the format a bit. All too often I am ending up with more than one link per topic per week. While I shall still reference stuff I posted during the week, I am also going to use it to clean up my saved RSS folder. In other words, you will be getting extras.

The categories are (click on the category to jump right to it):

  • Ludicrous – Funny, odd, strange, bizarre or humorous
  • Useful – Software, references, lists, etc.,
  • Music – Music, music tech, music videos and album releases
  • Photo – Pictures, drawings, animation and videos
  • Yours – Something from email or social media
  • Science – Anything science or technology related

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Social Engineering and Phishing to Hijack a Cell Phone Account in Under a Minute

Schooled on Hacking – Social Engineering and Phishing

stopwatch photoThe term “hacking” did not always have negative implications. Originally, it was slang for some user hacking away at a keyboard to make it do what she or he wanted. Now we have white hats, black hats, and hacking conventions. It has turned into a perpetual white vs black game of chess. One side trying to make technology for us, the other trying to take advantage of use by using it against us. However, the most commonly used tactics fall under the category of “Social Engineering”.

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