Saturday, June 30, 2007

Panda Cuteness

A very cute panda video, just because Mr. Wiggles likes pandas so much.

looping train!

funny commercial, we discus this some time ago if it was physical possible to do make a train do a looping.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Dutch Coalition Supports Use of Drug Detection Spray in Schools

A majority of the Dutch parliament now supports the use in school of a special spray developed in Israel which can detect traces of marijuana, ecstasy, heroin and cocaine. The idea is to spray it on clothing, lockers and other student material. When the test is positive the school would inform the parents.
The opposition parties D66 and SP are critical of the plan and actually support the testing of ecstasy at raves to guarantee a pure product. This proposal was not supported by the coalition.Here is the Dutch article.

The article doesn't mention what the spray is called. I found this online.

I think it's the responsibility of the parents to use this spray, not of the government and schools.
Say goodbye to our free country.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Monty Python

I just discovered a monty python video wall. It's perfect for some study-avoiding-behavior. Here is a clip from the wall: "Self defence class"

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Binary Addition

Nice demonstration of an addition "computer" based on binary switches:
A wonderful product of the human mind!

How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth?

50,000 B.C. 2 ? -- ----
8,000 B.C. 5,000,000 80 1,137,789,769
1 A.D. 300,000,000 80 46,025,332,354
1200 450,000,000 60 26,591,343,000
1650 500,000,000 60 12,782,002,453
1750 795,000,000 50 3,171,931,513
1850 1,265,000,000 40 4,046,240,009
1900 1,656,000,000 40 2,900,237,856
1950 2,516,000,000 31-38 3,390,198,215
1995 5,760,000,000 31 5,427,305,000
2002 6,215,000,000 23 983,987,500
Number who have ever been born 106,456,367,669
World Population in mid-2002 6,215,000,000
Percent of those ever born who are living in 2002 5.8
Source: Population Reference Bureau estimates

Problem Solving Flowsheet

Easy Mac Micro Maniac

Ever wondered what would happen if you put something in a microwave, not following the instructions? I guess everyone knows what happens if you put tinfoil in a microwave, but do you what happens if you put a bag marsh mallows in it?

Like will it blend, they'll put lots of stuff inside it. The question is: How long does it take to reach meltdown?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

ISS and the Sun

The ISS, with its new solar panels, halfway of its final power of 128 kW! Look at this expensive thing, it will cost an estimated $200,000 per kg when the mission is finished:
And another "random" space pic (I've been space-tunnelvisioned):

Germany: Scientologists Tom Cruise Not Wanted

Germany has barred the makers of a movie about a plot to kill Adolf Hitler from filming at German military sites because its star Tom Cruise is a Scientologist, the Defence Ministry said on Monday. Cruise, also one of the film's producers, is a member of the Church of Scientology which the German government does not recognise as a church. Berlin says it masquerades as a religion to make money, a charge Scientology leaders reject.

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Born of the carebear collection

Yeah i know its not original, and it isn't even good photoshop work but i still post it ;)

A speech against prohibition

Barry Cooper, a former narcotics officer, delivers a passionate speech to college students at the University of North Texas. I know it's preaching to the choir, but it's a good video nonetheless. is born!

It links directly to . They(space1) don't support url redirects so will not appear in the url bar. They do allow IP redirects, but is the google IP (this is as far as I understand how it works).

We have 1 GB free there so you can all use it! If you know how to use FTP you can just make your own folder on the server. If you don't know how to use FTP you are a fucking n00b and should be killed (read: UTFSE!)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

TED: Photosynth technology

A nice web 2.0 technology. Though their map feaure looked uber lame compared to Google Earth.

Rainbowboys holiday shirt design

*edited for english*

Okay, here is a temporary shirt design for the Rainbowboys' trip to Croatia.

*Rens is a n00b and can't link to images*
*I can link to images, but I can't be bothered to create another gif everytime I re-upload the thing.*

Hi-res source image (right click > save link as..)

Annom edit: here is the thing with vector clouds, just a quick concept thingy:
Rens is a little baby and can't take deconstructive criticism :P

if you wanna see the newest version you'll still have to click and download the big 1

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Cats on Catnip

Wow I didn't know cats' reactions were that strong on catnip. We should get some for Odin :) From the BBC documentary Weird Nature - Peculiar Potions

Welcome Home Cybrbeast!

Good to have you back!

I think we did a decent job, keeping this blog alive during very busy times for most/some of us!

Click the link and see the first Google search result for "welcome home" :)

"Some say we're the largest non-organization of non-members in the world. We have no leaders, and no organization."

Friday, June 22, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Amazing Ball Trick

Monday, June 18, 2007

Emissionary position

We are fucked anyway! Bring on global warming! Fuck sweat!

The Big Mac index

The Economist's Big Mac index is based on the theory of purchasing-power parity (PPP), according to which exchange rates should adjust to equalise the price of a basket of goods and services around the world. Our basket is a burger: a McDonald’s Big Mac.

The Big Mac Index is presumably useful because it is based on a well-known good whose final price, easily tracked in many countries, includes input costs from a wide range of sectors in the local economy, such as agricultural commodities (beef, bread, lettuce, tomatoes), labor (blue and white collar), advertising, rent and real estate costs, transportation, etc.

More on: Wikipedia, The Economist(including the index) and NRC Handelsblad (Dutch)

However, after a quick search, I discovered a webpage which told me Big Mac's aren't equal in different countries. Still, in my opinion, I belief the Big Mac index has it's purpose: It's making perfectly clear whether McDonalds is overpricing somewhere.

Dihydrogen Monoxide - Coverup

The dangers, uses and potential threats posed by this chemical, Dihydrogen Monoxide, are widespread, and some feel, terrifying. Here is just a small taste of what Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is:
  • Some call Dihydrogen Monoxide the "Invisible Killer"
  • Others think dihydrogen monoxide should be Banned
  • Dihydrogen Monoxide is linked to gun violence
  • Dihydrogen monoxide was found at every recent school shooting
  • Athletes use DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE, or DHMO, to enhance performance
  • Dihydrogen Monoxide has been found in our rivers, lakes, oceans and streams
  • Dihydrogen Monoxide is a major component of acid rain
  • Thousands die each year after inhaling dihydrogen monoxide
  • Dihydrogen Monoxide can be deadly
  • Find out the truth about Dihydrogen Monoxide

The Creation Museum

"The Creation Museum is a 60,000 square foot, $27 million museum in the United States designed to promote young Earth creationism. The museum presents an account of the origins of the universe, life, mankind, and man's early history according to a literal reading of the book of Genesis. Its exhibits assert that the planet is just a few thousand years old and that man and dinosaurs once coexisted, a view contrasting with the findings of over 99% of the scientists in relevant fields who accept that the earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old, and that the dinosaurs became extinct 65.5 million years before human beings arose.[1] The museum has generated criticism by the scientific community, several groups of educators, several Christian groups, and in the general press.[2][3][4][5]

The museum is privately funded through donations to the apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis and opened its doors to the public on May 28, 2007.[6] Based on projections, the museum is anticipating 250,000 paying visitors in its first year of operation.[7]"

Some students made pictures of the entire museum, here is their poster explanation of:
within 6000 years.

Ticket: $20! Oh and here is what happens when you ask questions!

If you see life through an LCD, then know your friend is a MAC or PC

MAC or PC, no fight gets bigger!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Betuweroute opens!

It is finally more or less finished(read: testing starts), the Betuweroute. Total costs, for this 2-rail 160 km long railroad from the port of Rotterdam to the border with Germany, are 4.7 billion Euro.

That is 15000 Euro for a single meter of single rail-track. That has to be a fucking modern high-tech railroad!?!?
  • 130 viaducts and bridges, total length: 12 km
  • 190 fauna passages
  • 5 tunnels, total length: 18 km
  • 25kV AC
  • new European Train Control System
  • max. speed: 160 km/h
  • no same level crossingsThe tunnels are probably the most expensive part.
There has been a lot of debate about the profitability of this route. I really don't know any details, but I would say that this thing has a long lifetime and will pay off in the long run. It seems to be a very important connection in our infrastructure.

Chicago's Meigs Airfield closed for "homeland security reasons."

Sneaking in under the cover of darkness, city of Chicago construction crews began tearing up the runway at Meigs Field this morning at about 1:30 a.m. There was no advance warning, not even to the FAA. Some 16 aircraft are stranded on the field. A city source told the Chicago media that the "airport is closed for good" for "homeland security reasons."
The Meigs control tower had no idea about the closing. Closing the airport also closes the tower, which monitored the airspace near downtown Chicago. Ironically, while Daley frequently complains "nobody knows anything about those airplanes flying near Chicago," closing the tower means that there is now no air traffic control exercised over aircraft flying along the lakefront.Chicago Mayor Daley had sought to close Meigs until a year ago, when an historic agreement between the city and the State of Illinois "guaranteed" the airport's survival for 25 years. Daley gave his word that he would not seek to close Meigs in exchange for support for his plan to expand O'Hare International Airport and build a new airport at Peotone.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Eric Idle's point of view on the FCC

eric idle is 1 of the guys from monty phyton

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Why Kate Hates the FCC

A collection of newspaper snippets depicting the Nazi-like regime of the FCC in the USA.
One of the first to incur the wrath of the newly muscular FCC, U2 singer Bono was censured by the FCC for his use of the F-word when accepting a Golden Globe award in 2003. The initial FCC ruling was that his use of the offending word (”This is really, really, fucking brilliant!”) was merely crude and offensive. However, it was amended over a year later in light of the Nipplegate incident, when all use of the F-word was forbidden.
Nervousness about the use of the F-word and the threat of sanction from the FCC reached an apotheosis when 66 local stations dropped plans to show Steven Spielberg’s second world war drama because of its explicit language.
The FCC launched an investigation into complaints of indecency - ie, partial nudity - in NBC’s coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympics.
American public television network PBS is censoring BBC drama documentary Dirty War. PBS said it would cut scenes featuring a naked woman being decontaminated in a shower, in the film that centres on the aftermath of a dirty bomb attack on London.
Click the title for the entire list, it's a little dated ('05) but it gives you the general idea.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Survival of the fittest

I just found this disturbing story somewhere on the internet. What if this were true? This may be the reason why I don't like blue M&M's

Hitler Rug

I want one of those! Nice and cosy in your room!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Bush and Merkel in Love!

This is nicely related to Rens' post about reality TV.

This also reminds me of this video about Bush and Blair.

Check it out! evil mrgreen

the beesiks of the humen breen

reality sucks

For all those who watched the first big brother or 1 of the 50 big brothers-clones out there

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Dollarcrisis ja of nee?

Nog nooit was het handelstekort van de Verenigde Staten (VS) zo groot. Verleden jaar bedroeg het tekort op de lopende rekening 860 miljard dollar ofwel 6,5% van het Amerikaanse bruto binnenlands product (bbp). Het is duidelijk dat de Amerikanen op veel te grote voet leven. De VS hebben een spaartekort: zij besteden meer dan zij verdienen. Dat kan alleen maar zolang landen met een uitvoeroverschot, en dus een spaaroverschot, bereid zijn hun spaargeld uit te lenen aan de VS. Het tekort op de Amerikaanse lopende rekening wordt dan gecompenseerd door een overschot op de financiƫle rekening (ook wel: kapitaalrekening). Vervolg

Creationism with Ricky Gervais

Here is some more Ricky Gervais, after cybrbeast did a post on him

Monday, June 04, 2007

Rubens Tube

A interesting experiment, I hope they implement this in the next version of winamp.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Women now ‘raping’ men

Yesterday Tembisa police confirmed that it appeared there were women on the rampage in the area who were “raping men”. One of the alleged victims was treated for a bruised penis at a local hospital after three women allegedly forced him to have sex with them. “They threatened him, forced him to take off his pants, and then rubbed lotion on his penis to get an erection. The other woman kept watch while the arrested woman had sex with the man,” police said. No one has been arrested in connection with the first incident, but police confirmed that a 24-year-old man from Tembisa was abducted at gunpoint by three women travelling in a white BMW and kept for three days against his will. “He reported that the women, who were older than him, made him drink some liquids and then took turns having sex with him." “They did not talk too much, but had sex with him as he lay face-up on the bed in a house.” Talk of syndicates of women “raping” men around Tembisa have been circulating in the area for the past year. One resident interviewed said men were afraid to walk in open veld alone or at night.

world war 2 in animal world!

interesting video only irritating commentary from Enligsh tourist. and maybe its a bit a long movie so you can sap true it faster.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Burj Dubai progress

- 808-959 meters high (468m build)
- Will house hotel and condominiums, be largely residential.
- Completion date: June 30, 2009

This is a photo of the actual progress: I edited a future/artist render, the Domtoren in proportional size: