Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Giant Squid

Japanese researchers photograph a Giant Squid... but can they find a 50 gallon drum of tzatziki and an 80 foot wide grill?

Link to National Geographic article.

World of Music: Visualization

A visualization of 10,000 artists and how they are related to each other...
Music geek nirvana.

Link to the Stanford University project page.

Monday, September 19, 2005


It doesn't look as good in a Speedo but this robot design concept for rescuing distressed swimmers is pretty cool.

Nice to see a robot concept that doesn't say:
"kill, crush, destroy" or "bite my shiny metal ass".

Link via Engadget.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Duck and Cover

... or make a suit out of Tin Foil ASAP!
If you can't do that just keep looking up for some awesome aurora's over the next couple of nights.

Doc Searles has a posted about a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that's headed for earth -- expected to arrive Sept 14th or 15th.


Sunday, September 11, 2005

A Caveat on "Yes Men"'s Scott Rosenberg writes:

"So of course Michael Brown, and all the other Michael Browns in the Bush administration, didn't tell Bush the truth about what was happening. "Everything's fine, sir! Carry on with your vacation!" Even if they actually knew, which seems unlikely, they understood -- as you can bet every commander in Iraq knows -- that to do so was to ask to be fired. Mr. Bush is to hear only what Mr. Bush (and Messrs. Cheney and Rumsfeld and Rove) wants to hear. Anything else is disloyalty -- a firing offence.
Any organization run on such principles is, of course, a juggernaut of dysfunction, headed for the ditch".

Link to the full article.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Guerilla Drive-Ins

Aside from the MPAA sliding down ropes from Black-ops Helicopters to bust copyright infringers, this looks way cool.
I wonder if the cars get steamed up?

Link via Gizmodo.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Boot Windows from a USB flash drive

Toms Hardware has a review on a pretty useful and cool gadget here.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Satellite Imagery of New Orleans

Comparative imagery of a Highway interchange in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina

Comparative imagery of Gormley Stadium, City Park, pre- and post-Katrina

Comparative imagery of City Park in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina