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Awesome photos of the Panama Canal lock gates being installed

The new Panama Canal lock gates are now being installed and holy crap they are gigantic to the point of disbelief. Egyptian pyramids-level huge. Imperial Star Destroyer-level massive. Look at those tiny people and the size of those concrete canyons. The 3,285-ton 9-story-high gate is 33 feet (10 meters) wide. » 12/17/14 6:41am 12/17/14 6:41am

Bill Gates Finds Toilets Oddly "Fascinating" And "Super-Important"

We think that Bill Gates' tongue was firmly planted in his cheek when he revealed his odd fascination with toilets during a conference earlier today, but his thoughts on the topic were quite delightful to hear. Apparently he believes that toilets are one of the "greatest under-investments" and that "we're gonna have a… » 8/06/10 10:27pm 8/06/10 10:27pm

Question of the Day: Can Advertising Really Help Make Microsoft "Hip?"

There is no doubt about it, Microsoft's "I'm a PC" » 9/19/08 5:00pm 9/19/08 5:00pm ads are far better than those miserably bad . The newer ads try to dispel the stereotype of the Windows user as a glasses-wearing, buttoned-up super nerd by throwing popular actors, personalities, astronauts and everyday people into the mix. But I have to wonder—will…

First Screenshot of the New Microsoft Ads, I'm a PC and I Shark Dive!

And here you have it! A couple hours later, we have our first screen from the new Microsoft ad campaign » 9/18/08 1:51am 9/18/08 1:51am. Now represents me as a PC-user... I hang with , man! [Does anyone from Crispin who works on this campaign know if Seinfeld being pulled was a part of the plan or not? I've got a bet going with the Valleywag…

Seinfeld and Gates Are Out, "I'm a Mac" Counterattack Ads Are In

Alas, the Abbott and Costello-esque partnership » 9/17/08 11:00pm 9/17/08 11:00pm between is now officially over, after Microsoft decided to go with a slightly less ambiguous advertising campaign. (, contrary to what's floating around the internet tonight about pulled Seinfeld ads.) In their place is a direct shot at those Apple "I'm a Mac" ads,…

Second Gates-Seinfeld Ad Shows They're Very Rich, Unlike Us

Remember that first Seinfeld-and-Gates adventure into Shoe Circus » 9/11/08 9:18pm 9/11/08 9:18pm, which alluded to something about Windows being "soft and chewy and delicious?" Well, the new Laural and Hardy of ambiguous advertising have a new spot out and it's... making fun of your average scalloped potato-eating, leather giraffe from…

The First Bill Gates + Jerry Seinfeld Microsoft Ad Makes No Sense

Besides the slick and probably expensive editing designed to make Jerry Seinfeld look like the more awkward of the pair, there's not a whole lot of special effects in this clip. In fact, there's not really a whole lot of anything, including laughs, information or pimping of Vista. It's kinda like Seinfeld's really… » 9/04/08 8:43pm 9/04/08 8:43pm