Wednesday, April 30, 2008

father of LSD is no more

I was surprised to read this. I thought he died along time a go. Albert Hofmann was born in Baden, Switzerland in 1906. He graduated from the University of Zürich with a degree in chemistry in 1929 and went to work for Sandoz Pharmaceutical in Basel, Switzerland. With the laboratory goal of working towards isolation of the active principles of known medicinal plants, Hofmann worked with Mediterranean squill (Scilla maritima) for several years, before moving on to the study of Claviceps purpurea (ergot) and ergot alkaloids. Over the next few years, he worked his way through the lysergic acid derivatives, eventually synthesizing LSD-25 for the first time in 1938. After minimal testing, LSD-25 was set aside as he continued with other derivatives. Four years later, on April 16, 1943, he re-synthesized LSD-25 because he felt he might have missed something the first time around. That day, he became the first human to experience the effects of LSD after accidentally ingesting a minute amount. Three days later, on April 19, 1943, he decided to verify his results by intentionally ingesting 250 ug of LSD. This day has become known as "Bicycle Day" as Hofmann experienced an incredible bicycle ride on his way home from the lab. In addition to his discovery of LSD, he was also the first to synthesize psilocybin (the active constituent of 'magic mushrooms') in 1958. Albert Hofmann, known as the 'father of LSD', continued to work at Sandoz until 1971 when he retired as Director of Research for the Department of Natural Products. He continued to write, lecture, and play a leading role as an elder in the psychedelic community until his quick and relatively painless death from a heart attack at the age of 102.

GTA IV Review - HD

Be sure to watch the HD version. GTA IV seems pretty awesome, too bad it will probably take a year before it reaches the PC.

Our route...

I should have brought my camera to combine with the GPS data.... GPS tracker interval was set at 5 seconds. 1 sec and less people/buildings would give a better path.

Google Earth KML: here (save link as->open with GE, if it doesn't open in GE)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Alle paddo's komen onder Opiumwet

Het kabinet heeft eindelijk een besluit genomen over een verbod op paddestoelen met hallucinerende werking. De paddo's in gedroogde vorm waren al verboden; de regering wil dat ook verse paddestoelen onder de Opiumwet komen te vallen. Niet aleen verkoop, maar ook bezit van paddo's wordt strafbaar. Minister Klink schaart paddo's onder de drugs omdat gebruik levensbedreigende gevolgen kan hebben.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Great markting

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Photos last night in park

Some of the pictures made last night, on my way back home I stopped at the former jail (Wolfenplein) so I could take some shots of it from a little wall:

Saturday, April 26, 2008


this post is made using a iPhone

edited on computer:
It's my brothers new iPhone, it was a little laggy so I didn't feel like making a long post about it :)

edit 2:
For some stupid reason commenting on this post was disabled... Weird.

Friday, April 25, 2008


Odin test 1

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Marlboro Transformers stop motion movie

here is an other stop motion movie. Not as good as king kong but it will do.

Rotated logo

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

onion architecture

I had some free time so i decided to have some fun with a red onion.

Ps i decided to make my Internet names uniform. I used a long list of names: kamielkaze, analcamel, cameltoe, camelfly, wiki, etc. So i chosed to keep my first online nickname kamielkaze. hope its okay with you and it isn't much administrative work.

As answer on Annom question:
For how far i know there isn't such a thing as onion architecture. The shape of an onion you see in many buildings. Its called the moorisch cupola if i'm right. A good example of this Moorish cupola is the Kremlin in Moscow

This is all about the total shape of the onion.
The architecture that is based, inspired or unintentionally looks like the parts of an onion is most found in the late expressionist architecture or the Deconstructivism architecture.
good examples are indeed the opera of Sydney, some of Calatrava his work, and some buildings in Dubai.

Abandon all hope...

Abandon all hope ye who enter here:

Stuck in an elevator

man roped condoms for a bungee jump

A man from South Africa used 18 500 condoms to make a bungee jump cord. And he successfully jumped with it. click link for the full story Now he is immune for aids for the rest of his life. i wonder if the UN is happy when they see that all theire free condoms where going up in a bungee cord.

Golden Eagle vs Goat

Only the first minute is really worth watching.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Tenacious D - Inward Singing

Another one of those typography things.

Friday, April 18, 2008

KidZcity on fire

Today I saw some smoke coming from the KidzCity / All In squash building and decided to play disaster tourist(??).

That's my SBS6 contribution to this blog...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Photo's from my study-trip

As I promised here are some pictures of my study-trip to Chicago and the Great Lakes. I can tell you we had lots of fun. Here are some pictures of Chicago

Chicago seen from the Sears Tower.

Same Chicago, only this time from the ground.
After a two days in Chicago, we packed our stuff and drove south with our three rental cars. That day we visited a distribution center of K-mart and a Steel plant in the afternoon. Both companies were eye-openers.
For all you non-Americans, K-mart is a discount-Hardware store which is a huge competitor of Wall-Mart.
The second visit that day was to Arccelor-Mittal, a Steel plant on Lake Michigan. We had a great tour there, those plants are so impressive! (and quite messy).
Tuesday (the next day) we went golfing with those cool golf-carts! I never thought golfing and racing with those carts would be that much fun!

After we totally ruined that golf course (you don't want to know how many holes I created while practicing my 'swing') we went to a warehouse of Caterpillar. This was a lot nicer to be than K-mart, what I experienced as a cold, greedy company. the working atmosphere at Caterpillar was much better, because they cared about their personel.
Wednesday we visited the Kenworth Plant near Chillicothe, Ohio. Quite an experience to be walking there. This is also the town where we went bowling. I have broken my personal record and set my all-time-high at a 175 points! (that's 5 strikes and 3 spares!)

The kind of trucks they make there. I even had the chance to climb in the cabin of one of these and played with the trottle!
After Kenworth we also visited Warren Rupp, a pump manufacturer, who was looking for some advice on their internal logistics. The last day of the 'company' days we went to a Ford-plant which was a bit of a disappointment.

During the trip we stayed in a lot of motels, but the one above was the absolute minimum. What a desolated, empty place!
On the day before our depature we went to a White Sox-game. Quite a scene to be, eating crack a jacks, hotdogs, watching the game.
Anyway, this was just a small selection of the obscene amount of photos I took.

How It's Made: Cigarettes


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How would you spend $3 trillion

The war in Iraq will probably cost at least $3 trillion.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Banksy, English graffiti artist

His artworks are often-satirical pieces of art that encompass topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti writing with a distinctive stencilling technique similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris. His art has appeared in cities around the world. Banksy's work was borne out of the larger Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians.
Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti or mount exhibitions of screenprints in commercial galleries.
Check out his gallery (scroll to the right in the gallery section) to see more.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Carebear Pr0n

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Took my new D40 out for a spin

I got my Nikon D40 yesterday and took it out for a spin, here are some of the first pics:
For those interested; it a Nikon D40 with a 18-55 3,5-5,6 (zoom) and a 55-200 4-5,6 (tele-zoom) lens and a tripod. I already took more than 600 pics in 2 days :)

Tourist snapshots from North Korea

While in Asia in 2007, TEDster Paul Koontz got the priceless chance to spend a few days in North Korea. He brought his kids and his camera, capturing both quotidian detail (like the military bearing of a lonely traffic warden) and the grand spectacle leading up to the Mass Games. This short slideshow gives a rare perspective on a culture that the rest of us know far too little about.
It also has a clip of the mass games at the end with a human LCD that's much more impressive than the one I posted previously.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sad Pictures

Some people have a stronger reaction when they see an animal suffer than when they see a human suffer.

This is often because we view animals as helpless. But when a human child suffers...

What do you feel?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Cat bigger than cat-flap

I'm not exactly sure if this is news-worthy, but imo it's definitely blog-worthy. A cat grown so big it wont fit in a standard cat-flap anymore, check title for the "article":

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Huge Trebuchet

The narrator is quite annoying but the trebuchet is mighty impressive.
A background story on this trebuchet. It seems like it was quite a straightforward build. They basically just strung some trees together. We should build one, once we have huge tracts of land at our disposal :) As a bonus a human slinging trebuchet.

Look closely!

If you look hard enough you'll notice that this motorbike not only comes with an incredibly horny (despite the horrible face) female but also with an airbag! It's a Honda Goldwing at the 2007 Paris International two-wheel show. Now this bike blah blah blah... Just go and masturbate now.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Pearl Farm

The Chinese "How it's made".... where's the god damn machines? Click title for pearl farm pictures.

Monday, April 07, 2008

The Human LCD

From the video page: South korea: boys cheering for their soccer teams. the most amazing thing is that they do this with their CLOTHES (not holding up cards). they have a jacket that is one color on the back, one on the front, and that they can open or close to show a third color shirt on the inside. One school has also figured out how to use their pants to make shading.
Video is a bit long but mighty impressive.

De heldin...

Bij een brand in een grote kippenstal in Rijkevoort in Noord-Brabant zijn 25.000 kippen gestikt. Het vuur ontstond vermoedelijk in de meterkast. Een brandweervrouw kon één kip redden.
- bron: NOS

Sunday, April 06, 2008

What, What, In the Butt

For those of you who have seen the most recent episode of South Park, Canada on Strike, here is a link to a website that has made a nice round-up of all the viral videos featured in the episode. For those who haven't seen the episode yet, you can watch the full episode at southparkstudios in high quality with a few short ads. I didn't know that Butters' video clip was actually a spoof of a real viral clip, never saw the original. So gay! :)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Loudness War

The trend of increasing loudness as shown by waveform images of the same song mastered on CD four times since 1983.
wiki The phrase loudness war (or loudness race) refers to the music industry's tendency to record, produce and broadcast music at progressively increasing levels of loudness each year to create a sound that stands out from others and the previous year. This phenomenon can be observed in many areas of the music industry, particularly broadcasting and albums released on CD and DVD. In the case of CDs, the war stems from artists' and producers' desires to create CDs that sound as loud as possible or louder than CDs from competing artists or recording labels.[1] However, as the maximum amplitude of a CD is at a fixed level, the overall loudness can only be increased by reducing the dynamic range. This is done by pushing the lower level program material higher while the loudest peak sounds are either destroyed or severely diminished. Certain extreme uses of compression can cause distorting or clipping the waveform of the recording. Read more...

Words compared Koran & Bible

for some reason this picture is high quality at my computer but when uploaded to blogger gives it a nice blur.

Anyway here are the stats:
For this stats i counted the precentage of how many times a word came for in the bible and the Koran compared to the total words in the bible(500000 words ) and Koran(80000 words). This precentage i multiply with 1000 to make it an easy to read number.

for example for the word kill (7 times counted in koran) i did (100*7/80000)*1000 makes 8,75.

i did with all the words out of the other table. I compared this numbers for the bible and Koran the one with the highest "%" i marked. The in my opinion positive words i marked with green and the in my opinion negative words with red.

i added up t the "%" of the negative words in the Koran and i deduced it with the % of the positive words in the Koran. Did the same with the bible words. And that give me a number that represented the aggression in both books (according a stupid word count).

And the winner = Koran with 17,5!
And a good seccond place for the bible with 15,2

Friday, April 04, 2008

I'm F*cking Obama

I the spirit of the Fucking Matt Damon clips previously on the blog:

Amazing Pictures

A video slideshow

Journalism, you gotta love it...

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Weeds: "we took too many drugs"


I made a little website that shows 4 random images from the Google satellite images of the Sahara. Wrote a little javascript that generates a random location in the Sahara and shows it in a Google maps embedded thingy. You can generate new images by reloading or pressing the button on the bottom of the page.If I could design an art museum, I would create a server that generates random satellite images from different sections of the earth. Comparing countries, cities, continents and landscapes by showing random images from bounded area on earth. This all projected with high resolution beamers and shown on large LCD screens. So many cool things you can do with satellite images/aerial-images, high resolution beamers and large screens.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

words in koran vs word in bible

on this site they got a search function in a bible and in the koran.
i searched at some words to compare the hit results in both books

The bible probably contain more words as the koran because most words got more counts then in the koran. I couldn't find how many words both book contain, and i'am to lazy to count them.

strange exception is that the word hell is more present in the koran then in the bible, its the only word that i could find that is more present in the koran then in the bible.

I did the same thing but then with Google with the Koran and bible in combinations with one of the words.
the difference in this google hits is probably that the bible reader are mostly more western people who are more online. again is hell the exception

still according this stats the bible counts more aggressive words as the koran, so people should think about tear pages out of the bible as well.

Of course counting words isn't a way to compare books or religions with each other. so this are just bullshit stats.

Just an other fact i see google gives more hits with bible + rimming then bible + hell.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Amazing penguins

i never have seen this before what a wonderful day is this

lifting a sexygirl is a dangerous job

After a long time i now got the proof that can happen to best. she only breaks her neck better