Thursday, July 24, 2008

CatCam

A site featuring an awesome project of fitting cameras to cats and also tracking them with GPS. Maybe we should try this on Odin.
See the photo gallery here.
A live video CatCam is still a work in progress.

Self Help Books

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Lessons Learned from Movies

Some guy or girl discovered some great truths about live in the movies he watched

Death statistics

Evolution of car manufacturers logos

After Annom did a post on tech companies logos, here are some old logos of car manufacturers

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Time for Some Campaignin'

The newest clip about the upcoming US elections:
The previous one, 2004:

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Volatile India-Pakistan Standoff Enters 11,680th Day

My year of living biblically

Thursday, July 17, 2008

He travels... and dances... alot...

Computer technology prediction FAIL

Wave pool in Tokyo

Whoever said The Netherlands is overpopulated should try Tokio:

Last words

love the wikiquote page its full quotes out of books,movies, and from interesting people. I specialy like the last words of persons. here is a small collection(click on the title for the complet wikiquote last words page): Who: Karl Marx: Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough! Who: Carl Panzram (serial killer) Hurry up, you Hoosier bastard, I could kill ten men while you're fooling around!. shortly before he was executed by hanging Who: Aldous Huxley (author of brave new world) LSD, 100 micrograms I.M. in a note to his wife. She obliged and he was injected twice before his death. Who: Jimmy Glass (serial killer) I'd rather be fishing

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Reuters. Bearing Whiteness: 5 years of the Iraq War

A good overview of the Iraq War as told by Reuters reporters in Iraq. With both video and photo material.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Priceless

The Day After The Day After Tomorrow

Monday, July 14, 2008

Chinese Anti-Terror-Segway-Unit ?

Drunk worker sneaks the spotlight

Sunday, July 13, 2008

chair design fail

fail owned pwnd pictures

Famous Excuses

Saturday, July 12, 2008

electronics vs promised beer for friends

Here is an incomplete selection of electronics Dekus bought after he promised an (two?!) evening of free beer for his friends who always paid for his beer.











Friday, July 11, 2008

Deutsche Bahn ICE train recall to cause delays

German train passengers faced delays on Friday when Deutsche Bahn recalled their ICE-3 trains for inspection after a defective axle popped off tracks in Cologne this week, the national railway operator announced on Friday. “The security of our passengers has top priority, so we want to rule out every risk at the outset,” head of passenger transportation Karl-Friedrich Rausch said. The workshop inspections won’t effect the majority of long-haul connections, Deutsche Bahn said, adding that it regrets any delays or seat shortages due to the inspection of at least 60 trains.
NS Highspeed:
Vanaf vrijdag 11 juli - ICE International Amsterdam-Köln-Frankfurt(-Basel) rijdt niet

Door spoedcontroles van materieel in Duitsland rijdt ICE International Amsterdam - Köln - Frankfurt (-Basel) voorlopig niet.

Reisadvies:

Reizigers uit Nederland naar Duitsland kunnen met binnenlandse (Nederlandse) treinen naar Arnhem reizen. Tussen Arnhem en Emmerich rijden bussen. Vanaf Emmerich kunt u per trein verder reizen.

Reizigers uit Duitsland naar Nederland reizen met binnenlandse (Duitse) treinen naar Emmerich. Van Emmerich naar Arnhem rijden bussen. Vanaf Arnhem kunt u met binnenlandse (Nederlandse) treinen verder reizen. Een andere mogelijkheid is om te reizen via Bad Bentheim of via Venlo. Het is toegestaan met uw tickets voor ICE International via deze routes te reizen. In Duitsland moet u op de lange afstandsverbindingen rekening houden met uitval van ICE's. Deze uitval betreft voornamelijk de trajecten: - Dortmund - Basel; - Hamburg - Dortmund - München; - Frankfurt - Brussel; - Frankfurt - Paris. Ook op andere trajecten kan uitval van ICE's plaatsvinden. In veel gevallen heeft u een alternatief in de vorm van een langzamere trein.
Even if we don't travel with Gogo-tours, we still get Gogo-ed!

EP spinvis

Spinvis brengt binnen kort een nieuw album uit samen met de dichter Simon Vinkenoog. Het is een erg aparte EP met sterke drugs invloeden :D

drunk referee

this is a game in Belarus so that explains a lot

U.S. Intelligence: Burundi May Be Developing Telephone

WASHINGTON—According to a report released by the Pentagon, evidence suggests that the small Central African nation of Burundi may be developing a telephone, and experts warn the country could be just 10 years away from achieving a dial tone. "If Burundi's telephone has long-distance capabilities, it will be possible for them to reach the continental United States and parts of Canada with just the push of several buttons," CIA spokesman Richard Caburn said. "Thankfully, we possess advanced caller ID technology, so if they ever decide to call, we will be prepared." The Pentagon has mailed Burundi a letter asking them to end their communications program immediately, and has not ruled out the option of a preemptive nuclear strike on the nation.
- The Onion

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mascot fury

I plea for more idiots in suits hurting them selfs on a daily bases...

Iran uses photoshop too

Official photo:


World of Warcraft Sequel

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

30 abstract Satellite images

Click the title for 30 nice abstract satellite images. here are some of my favorite: This is how hole the world would have look like if god only had a 486 pc. This is a frozen river in siberia in Rusland. I think this is beautyfull. it makes believe in the great vision of Stalin to send the infidels to this place so they would get more respect for mother rusia

The Bat bomb

nananananana, BATBOMB!! Batbomb!

SuperSoaker Timeline

Click title for a clickable timeline with soakder stats.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Magnetic Fluid Art

This is not CGI or anything, it's actually a physical art piece. It makes use of a ferrofluid and magnetic fields.
wiki A ferrofluid (from the Latin ferrum, meaning iron) is a liquid which becomes strongly polarised in the presence of a magnetic field. It is a colloidal mixture comprising extremely small magnetic particles suspended in a liquid. The particles are coated with a soap or detergent to prevent them from clumping together. Ferrofluids are composed of nanoscale ferromagnetic, or ferrimagnetic, particles suspended in a carrier fluid, usually an organic solvent or water. The ferromagnetic nano-particles are coated with a surfactant to prevent their agglomeration (due to van der Waals and magnetic forces). Although the name may suggest otherwise, ferrofluids do not display ferromagnetism, since they do not retain magnetization in the absence of an externally applied field. In fact, ferrofluids display (bulk-scale) paramagnetism, and are often referred as being "superparamagnetic" due to their large magnetic susceptibility. Permanently magnetized fluids are difficult to create at present.
More on the artist Sachiko Kodama. And a different piece by her. Also; I want one of those!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Benefits of ‘magic mushroom’ therapy long lasting

The benefits for people who have had positive or even mystical experiences induced by the psychedelic drug psilocybin — the psychoactive ingredient in ‘magic mushrooms’ — linger for as much as a year, according to the latest follow-up study of such patients. The study offers more support to those who argue that, when used responsibly, some drugs more commonly taken for leisure can safely be used to relieve the stress associated with severe chronic diseases such as cancer. “This experience has a compelling meaningfulness and spiritual component to it that is strongly conserved over time,” argues the study's lead author, Roland Griffiths of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Although only a single dose was administered to the 36 patients in the original study, they reportedly still considered the experience to have valuable after-effects at the time of the follow-up study. A clutch of new studies using psilocybin are now planned or under way in the United States, hoping to alleviate cancer-related anxieties with only one dose that has a lasting, positive outcome for patients. Full article...
Wow a clutch of new studies is planned, very exciting.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Hitler Beheaded in Berlin

Waxwork Hitler beheaded in Berlin

A man has been arrested after tearing the head off a wax figure of Adolf Hitler at a newly opened branch of Madame Tussauds in Berlin.

The 41-year-old man was held after attacking the waxwork, only hours after the attraction opened on Saturday.

The inclusion of Hitler in the exhibition has aroused controversy in a country where Nazi symbols are banned.

But the exhibition's organiser said it could hardly depict German history without portraying Hitler.

It pointed out that Hitler waxwork depicted him in the hours before his suicide, a defeated figure slumped in his bunker as the Red Army reached Berlin.

The Fuhrer was positioned behind a table, which was supposed to prevent visitors posing with the statue - or damaging it.

Full article...

Sadly I couldn't find a picture of the beheaded wax figure, maybe one will surface later.

Engineer Gets 110 MPG Out Of '87 Mustang

Doug Pelmear said he isn't toying with the engine of 1987 Ford Mustang for the money.

The engineer's tinkering, however, could earn him $10 million and save him plenty more in gas money.

Pelmear, who lives in Napoleon, Ohio, has tweaked his Mustang to get 110 mpg, making the engine nearly five times as efficient as a traditional gas engine, he told the Toledo Blade newspaper.
Click here to find out more!

"We redesigned a lot of different things on the [engine] block," Pelmear told the paper. "It's still a rod-and-piston engine; it just has a lot more electronics on it."

Traditional gas engines operate at 8 to 10 percent, efficiency, while the engine on the Mustang, he said, is at 38 percent efficiency.

He said he could greatly increase even that number if his car used traditional gasoline instead of a mix of gas and 85 percent ethanol.

Pelmear entered his car to win the the $10 million Progressive Automotive X Prize: a race to find an affordable, marketable automobile that gets at least 100 miles per gallon.

"I'm an optimist, and I think people need to know there is hope out there," Pelmear told the Toledo Blade. "That's why I decided to enter the X Prize race. I could have sold this [technology] off, but then people might not have seen it.

Pelmear told television station WNWO that the car hasn't traded power for miles per gallon. Pelmear said the car has 400 horsepower, goes well over 100 mph and can go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds.

"This will bring back the automotive industry when they can sell trucks and SUVs and the models that are almost dead at this time," he told WNWO.
Progressive Automotive X-Prize

We talked about Greenpeace having done something like this yesterday.
I find this quite hard to believe though, that's nearly 47kpL.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Christopher Hitchens is Waterboarded

Waterboarding @ wiki Interesting account of an experienced diver trying various waterboarding techniques on himself.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

George Carlin - Filthy Words

This is one of those sketches that made George Carlin the rebel as so many people remember him today.

5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalyose Could Actually Happen


ranked in bad to worse:
  1. Brain Parasites

  2. Neurotoxins

  3. The Real Age Virus

  4. Neurogenesis

  5. Nanobots

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

my first houses are sold out


today is a big day in my career :),
One of my first projects what i designed from the start as a student working under an architect, are sold out! after 2 weeks of being on the marked (what is pretty nice for houses in fucking groningen). The houses are not my style but they needed to fit in the rest of the neighberhood

Zombie Apocalypse

A quiz which will help you calculte your survival chances in case a zombie attack is going on.

Utrecht Central Station

I made this pic of Utrecht CS some time ago,
and moved my ass over to CU2030.nl to check the new central station design. It should be ready in 2013. Here are some renders: