It’s time for Episode 128 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a stimulating retirement and nursing home, tiny scallop robots to repair our bodies, the worst loadouts possible in Team Fortress 2, and the rocky beginnings of Rocky Maivia! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Scallops In Yo’ BODY!! – WIRed #128”
The reason us gamers look for and develop video game strategies is that it’s a way to help us succeed and win that game we’re playing. There’ nothing wrong with that, right? However, what if you just wanted to find the most interesting and spectacular methods in order to achieve glorious gaming failure? YouTuber Muselk has a series of videos for you. In an ongoing series of videos, he selects the worst possible weapons for each class in Team Fortress 2 and then plays matches with them. Just as you might expect from the simple explanation alone, the results are rarely pretty. For example, the video above has the Pyro with an bad flamethrower and a gun that takes advantage of water in a multiplayer map that has NO, ZERO, ZIP, ZILCH water. Let’s just say failure was successful.
Before we party like it’s episode 50 (coming NEXT WEEK), this week’s 49th weekly episode of WIRed discusses fundraising for an outdoor classroom in Denver AND the Scanadu SCOUT health analysis device, the underrated “Torin’s Passage”, and remembering Owen Hart & “RAW is OWEN”. Also, cockroaches may have evolved from Jawas… Continue reading “SCOUTing Torin’s Outdoor Classrooms with Hart – WIRed #49”
Scanadu (yes, I know what it sounds like) is creating a device that is essentially the real-life manifestation of the classic Star Trek tricorder. The device, called ‘SCOUT’, would analyze, record, and present your vitals — temperature, respiratory rate, ECG, blood pressure (systolic or diastolic), stress and oximetry levels — within 10 seconds of direct contact with your left temple. To financially support the SCOUT, Scanadu is launching an IndieGOGO campaign with the goal of $100,000. SCOUT is set to cost about $200, however if you’re one of the first thousand backers you’ll only have to spend $150 with a projected Q1 2014 shipping timeframe. Currently, the SCOUT has not been approved by the FDA yet, but Scanadu hopes that the fundraising campaign and its early adopters will aid in their quest for approval via testing and useful data feedback. Also, one of the perks for being an early adopter includes a trip to NASA as a “citizen astronaut for a space medicine workshop”. YAY!!!! Continue reading “Scanadu’s SCOUT is a REAL Star Trek-style Tricorder…Almost..”