Sunday, November 30, 2008

Britney's New Videoclip (edited)

This post is for Dekus. Brtiney has recently produced a new videoclip. The music sucks as usual, but there are some spicy scenes in the videoclip. Here is the normal version of the clip. Someone took the effort to edit the clip and only leave the nude scenes. Here ya go:
Here are the scenes in slowmotion if the other one is too short to come :)

Look Left, Then Right

Doctors can’t tell why Mandy Sellars' legs keep expanding

Another one for our bizarre medicine collection. Doctors can’t tell Mandy Sellars why her legs keep expanding – all they say is that her only option is a drastic amputation. She travelled to the US for a new TV show in search of an alternative...

It’s not easy being Mandy Sellars. She has hugely outsized legs that make having a normal life nearly impossible.

People stare whenever she leaves the house, she needs a special car to get around and can’t work full time.

What’s more, her condition is getting worse and doctors say she needs an amputation so severe she won’t be able to sit up.

Full Article...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

100% Efficient Solar Cells?

Columbus (OH) - Researchers at Ohio State University have accidentally discovered a new solar cell material capable of absorbing all of the sun's visible light energy. The material is comprised of a hybrid of plastics, molybdenum and titanium. The team discovered it not only fluoresces (as most solar cells do), but also phosphoresces. Electrons in a phosphorescent state remain at a place where they can be "siphoned off" as electricity over 7 million times longer than those generated in a fluorescent state. This combination of materials also utilizes the entire visible spectrum of light energy, translating into a theoretical potential of almost 100% efficiency. Commercial products are still years away, but this foundational work may well pave the way for a truly renewable form of clean, global energy. Full Article... I'm skeptic. I thought it was theoretically impossible to get 100% efficiency. There are always losses in conversion. If it's all accurate, this could be very big, if they can manufacture it for a reasonable price that is.

How Frozen Pizzas Are Made

I've always wanted to know how 50% of my diet was made.

Friday, November 28, 2008

My blood through a microscope

100x zoom: 400x zoom:

Parking Lot Timelapse

That's a big parking lot. You wonder why they don't make a parking tower, those last people have to walk quite far. Also fun to see how bad some people are at parking.

Cat plays the theremin

Remember Cybrs post about the theremin? Now here is a cat discovering the wonderfull world of weird shit:

Aircrash Investigation as inflight movie

I regularly made jokes about this, but they've actually done it: National Geographic Channels Aircrash Investigation as inflight movie:

Do You Know More About America Than the Average American?

First, a random sample of 2,508 American adults of all backgrounds was surveyed, allowing comparisons to be made between the college and non-college educated. They were asked 33 straightforward civics questions, many of which high school graduates and new citizens are expected to know. Respondents were also asked several questions concerning their participation in American civic life, their attitudes about perennial issues of American governance, and other behaviors that may or may not contribute to civic literacy. Finally, the results were run through multivariate regression analysis, allowing ISI to compare the civic impact of college with that of other societal factors.

Do Americans possess the knowledge necessary to participate wisely in the affairs of the nation? Read below to find out.

Seventy-one percent of Americans fail the test, with an overall average score of 49%.

Of the 2,508 People surveyed, 164 say they have held an elected government office at least once in their life. Their average score on the civic literacy test is 44%, compared to 49% for those who have not held an elected office.

Take the test here.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

High School Musical hype

Indeed it's a hype, I'm glad though I didn't notice it before. It shortens the time in pain...
Malcolm McDowell
more lol celebs!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Boy With Heart Outside Chest

A four-year-old Chinese boy born with a protruding heart has undergone five hours of surgery as doctors try to correct the defect. Zhang Weiyuan has Pentalogy of Cantrell, which means the heart does not have a sternum or muscles to protect it and is covered only by skin. It is so rare it occurs in around five in a million births. After the operation, octors at Shenjing Hospital at the Chinese Medical University said that Weiyuan would have to be in intensive care for three days before they could find out if the operation was a success. Full Article...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gyroscopic chicken head

Personally i think chickens are rats with feathers

Big Bunny

Dekus posted about a big mofo bunny a while ago. Here's a video of one. Apparently the breed is a German Gray Giant, but I couldn't find much about it.

Pro-Active marketing:

fail owned pwned pictures

Monday, November 24, 2008

Your Brain on Google

Buried Glaciers Found on Mars

Mars has vast glaciers hidden under aprons of rocky debris near mid-latitude mountains, a new study confirms, pointing to a new and large potential reservoir of life-supporting water on the planet. These mounds of ice exist at much lower latitudes than any ice previously found on the red planet. "Altogether, these glaciers almost certainly represent the largest reservoir of water ice on Mars that's not in the polar caps," said John Holt of the University of Texas at Austin and the main author of the study. "Just one of the features we examined is three times larger than the city of Los Angeles and up to one-half-mile thick, and there are many more." Full Article...

Wiet bij Nova

Een fragment uit nova bestaande uit 2 delen:
- Een reportage over een cursus 'deskundigheidsbevordering coffeeshophouder' 
- Een discussie: Te gast zijn Ciska Joldersma, CDA-fractiewoordvoerder in de Tweede Kamer, zij wil een einde aan het gedoogbeleid en alle coffeeshops sluiten, en advocaat André Beckers, voormalig politieagent en nu adviseur van coffeeshops. Hij is voor legalisering van de achterdeur.
verder nog een artikel waarin kamerleden Boris van der Ham (d66) en Fred Teeven (VVD) reageren op een aantal stellingen over het gedoogbeleid.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gyroscopic Pool Table for on a cruise ship

Cyberbeast his post did reminded me of a movie I saw some time ago. Even with the heaviest storm this gyroscopic pool table would work fine.

Cruise Ships vs Waves

Cruises don't have to be boring when you're in rough seas :) Watch this dining room turning into a disaster zone in 7 minutes. I recommend turning on some music as a sound track. It gets really freaky towards the end.
These are the kind of seas a cruise ship in that condition might be sailing through.
And this is what can happen to the pool in less rough seas.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Scientific vs Parnanormal Firewalking Theory

Waterschapsverkiezingen: We mogen weer!

Zoals jullie ongetwijfeld weten mogen we weer kiezen! Dit maal voor de waterschappen. Voor degene die niet precies weten wat het zijn, in het kort: Waterschappen houden zich bezig met water. drinkwater, afvalwater, rivierwater, slootwater, enz. Een hoogheemraadschap is hetzelfde als een waterschap, alleen heeft het een sjieke naam. Waarom stemmen? Een kort betoog waarom waterschappen van belang zijn. filmpje Wat kiezen we? Wij kiezen algemeen bestuursleden voor de verschillende waterschappen, en die algemeen bestuursleden kiezen uit hun midden weer een dagelijks bestuur. Maar let op! Wij kiezen niet àlle bestuursleden. Anderen worden benoemd vanuit bepaalde belangengroeperingen, met name boeren en ondernemers. In de praktijk betekent dat dus dat LTO en VNO-NCW bestuurders leveren. De verhouding tussen belangenvertegenwoordigers en direct verkozen leden verschilt nogal per waterschap. Deze wordt bepaald door de provincie(s) waar het waterschap deel van uit maakt. Hier een overzicht over de 'zetelroof' Meer vragen en antwoorden over de waterschappen en de verkiezingen zijn hier te vinden. Waaruit kan ik kiezen? Hier een overzicht over de deelnemende partijen. Nieuw is dat dit jaar landelijke partijen mee mogen doen. Niet alle partijen doen dit, zo zijn de SP, PVV, GroenLinks en D66 niet aanwezig. De laatste 2 partijen steunen overigens wel Water Natuurlijk. Omdat alle partijen voor veilige dijken en schoon drinkwater zijn is het moeilijk om op het eerste gezicht de verschillen te zien. Waarschijnlijk kun je de partijen het beste indelen naar hun aanhang: partijen die boerenbelangen, ondernemers of recreanten het belangrijkste vinden. Bedenk goed dat de eerste 2 groepen via de 'zetelroof' 1 op de 5 zetels al in handen hebben. Hier nog kieskompas, een stemwijzer voor de waterschapsverkiezingen. Hier 8 filmpjes van 1 minuut met de lijsttrekker aan het woord. Omdat ik verwacht dat niet iedereen dit alles zorgvuldig zal bestuderen hier een laatse argument om toch te gaan stemmen: Als jullie niet gaan stemmen wint het CDA. Ze hebben de meest trouwe aanhang en doen er alles aan om te winnen. Denk eraan, voor zondag 17:00 je stembiljet op de bus doen!

YouTube experimenting with HD.

YouTube has been testing HD on a couple of videos. It isn't readily accessible, but with a special addition to the link you can view some videos in 720p HD. Here is a Wired article about it. Here you can see "Where the Hell is Matt" dancing in YouTube HD, be sure to click full screen.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hard Drive Heads

"The dimensions of the head are impressive. With a width of less than a hundred nanometers and a thickness of about ten, it flies above the platter at a speed of up to 15,000 RPM, at a height that’s the equivalent of 40 atoms. If you start multiplying these infinitesimally small numbers, you begin to get an idea of their significance. Consider this little comparison: if the read/write head were a Boeing 747, and the hard-disk platter were the surface of the Earth: The head would fly at Mach 800 At less than one centimeter from the ground And count every blade of grass Making fewer than 10 unrecoverable counting errors in an area equivalent to all of Ireland. "

Police dash cam of Meteor over Edmonton, Canada

Single-Celled Giant (3cm) Upends Early Evolution

"Slowly rolling across the ocean floor, a humble single-celled creature is poised to revolutionize our understanding of how complex life evolved on Earth. [...] The trouble is, single-celled critters aren't supposed to be able to leave trails. The oldest fossils of animal trails, called 'trace fossils', date to around 580 million years ago, and paleontologists always figured they must have been made by multicellular animals with complex, symmetrical bodies. [...] At up to three centimeters (1.2 inches) in diameter, they're also enormous compared to most of their microscopic cousins. "If these guys were alive 600 million years ago, and their traces got fossilized, a paleontologist who had never seen this thing would not have a shade of doubt attributing this kind of trace to the activity of a big, multicellular, bilaterally symmetrical animal," Matz said."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Wit and Wisdom of Cancer

What would cancer cells say if they progressed to humanity's advanced level of consciousness? A videoclip made by Nina Paley, a supporter of "The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement ( a movement advanced by people who care about life on planet Earth. They're not just a bunch of misanthropes and anti-social, Malthusian misfits, taking morbid delight whenever disaster strikes humans. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Voluntary human extinction is the humanitarian alternative to human disasters."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Epic fail in space

It shouldn't be a surprise its that its a women. They always say that they are good in multi tasking, what about moving the grease of the bag and holding it.

Burgemeesters steunen gedoogbeleid

"Rotterdam, 19 nov. De meeste burgemeesters van gemeenten met coffeeshops hebben geen problemen met het huidige gedoogbeleid. Dat mag zelfs ruimer. Sluiting van meer coffeeshops vinden zij niet nodig. Dat blijkt uit een schriftelijke rondvraag die deze krant [NRC] naar alle 105 gemeenten met één of meer coffeeshops stuurde. 66 burgemeesters gaven antwoord. Ruim driekwart van hen wil dat het kabinet de bevoorrading van coffeeshops reguleert en de kweek van cannabis onder voorwaarden toestaat. Een kwart van hen vindt dat de maximale voorraad cannabis die coffeeshops in de zaak mogen hebben (500 gram) moet worden verhoogd. Van volledig vrijgeven van de markt zijn de burgemeesters geen voorstander. Tegen de wens van het kabinet in willen de burgemeesters van onder meer Groningen, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Amersfoort, Nijmegen, Enschede, Den Bosch en Maastricht experimenteren met regulering van de ‘achterdeur’ van coffeeshops, de toelevering. Dan moet er wel strengere controle komen. „Meer controle op de aanvoer van softdrugs heeft geen nut zonder regulering”, schrijft burgemeester Westmaas van Meppel."

Play Set Online

Set is a fun and challenging card game. In Set a set consists of three cards. On those cards, each of the four properties (number, colour, shape, fill) must be either all the same or all different. On this site you can take a time trial game where you play through one deck of Set. There is always a possible combination, though it can take some time to find it. Each day there's a new deck. More on the rules...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Real Life Furby Has Been Rediscovered

Anthropologists discover long-lost primate in Indonesia A team led by a Texas A&M University anthropologist has discovered a group of primates not seen alive in 85 years. The pygmy tarsiers, furry Furby/gremlin-looking creatures about the size of a small mouse and weighing less than 2 ounces, have not been observed since they were last collected for a museum in 1921. Several scientists believed they were extinct until two Indonesian scientists trapping rats in the highlands of Sulawesi accidentally trapped and killed a pygmy tarsier in 2000. Full Article...

Pilot conversations

For the record: fake bells are ringing, but I don't feel the urge to do the necessary detective work. Just enjoy! A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich , overheard the following: Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?" Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English." Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany . Why must I speak English?" Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war!" Speedbird 206: " Frankfurt , Speedbird 206! Clear of active runway." Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven." The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop. Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?" Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now." Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?" Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, -- And I didn't land." Some more

Monday, November 17, 2008


Happy panda

more the engrish! The solution is easy, we only have to make the panda happy

The Horror...

Albino Africans live in fear after witch-doctor butchery A series of horrific murders of albinos in Tanzania has shocked the nation. As children are hacked to death for their body parts, believed to bring good luck, the authorities are failing to stop a trade in organs that relies on superstition and greed

The Tanzanian MP recounts the appalling story in a tone of sadness and horror. A woman named Salma had been told by her family to dress her baby entirely in black and to lay the little girl in a hut, alone. 'The mother didn't understand, but she obeyed the elders,' said Al-Shaymaa Kwegyir.

'Some hours later, unknown men arrived and went straight to the hut. They used a machete to cut off the child's legs. Then they slit her throat and poured the blood into a pot and drank it.'

Full Article...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Logo Rebranding 2008

Some are quite good, others quite horrible. More...

Friday, November 14, 2008

God's Inbox

Human Skateboard

A stop-motion video about a human skateboard.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Best love song ever!

And the most honest too! I love this guy! I wanna get the same tattoos!

Best DUI arrest ever...

Is Your Printer Spying on You?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Volume and language being spoken by people right next to you on the train

more music charts what is wrong with this graph? the first person who gets it right gets something special.

Call of Duty: World at War review

I recommend the HD version. Seems like a great game again. Too bad they have taken over the silly XP and perk system from CoD 4. Multiplayer should be solid and about skills, not how much XP you've gathered.

OMG, Captain Rainbow is... 'real'

While searching for the rainbow superhero Annom posted I found out that Captain rainbow is real. They made a game featuring him, it's only available in Japanese though. We were first and should have gotten copyright :)
wiki Captain★Rainbow (キャプテン★レインボー Kyaputen Reinbō) is a video game for the Wii, made by skip Ltd., the creator of the Chibi-Robo! series and GiFTPiA. The main character "Nick" is able to transform into "Captain★Rainbow" a tokusatsu-styled superhero wielding a yo-yo, with a wish to restore his lost popularity.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The real 1500th post!

Judge Rainbow speaks...Cybrbeast's Ruben's Tube post is an exact copy of Pimp's Ruben's Tube post. Judge Rainbow says the post should be removed. Which makes this the 1500th post! :) Congratulations RainbowBoys! :)
Posts chart

Chain Surfing

Marine census discovers more than 200 new species

Scientists have discovered more than 200 new marine species, including giant sea stars, during work on the first global marine-life census. They have also documented novel fish behaviours, such as the deep-sea diving habits of the great white shark, and have revealed new ocean habitats. Work began in 2000, and will not be complete until 2010. But the findings so far from the 2,000-strong international marine-scientist team will be released at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity in Valencia, Spain on 11-15 November. The census aims to map the distribution, diversity and abundance of marine species, including a complete list of up to 250,000 named species. It also aims to provide a fresh estimate of the number of species yet to be discovered, for which current estimates vary widely from 500,000 to several million. It will provide global traffic patterns of common marine species, and document DNA barcodes to identify many species. Full Article... Census of Marine Life website

Marijuana Regulation Improvement in the US

This is from just after the election and might have escaped your attention. It's good news.

Michigan’s new law goes into effect on December 4th, at which time nearly one-quarter of the US population will live in a state that authorizes the legal use of medical cannabis.

Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, some 65 percent of voters (and virtually every town) decided “yes” on Question 2, which reduces minor marijuana possession to a fine-only offense. Like in Michigan, voters rejected a high-profile, deceptive ad campaign by the measure’s opponents, who argued that it would increase adolescent drug abuse, permit large-scale marijuana trafficking, endanger workplace safety, and sharply increase traffic fatalities.

Question 2 is expected to become law in 30 days — making Massachusetts the thirteenth state to decriminalize the personal possession and use of cannabis. (Note: Under state law, politicians have the option of amending the new law.)

Full Article...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Paddo-verbod per 1 december

De verkoop en het bezit van paddo's wordt per 1 december verboden. Minister Klink van Volksgezondheid heeft dat besloten. Klink wilde het verbod al voor de zomer invoeren, maar dat bleek niet mogelijk omdat het voorstel nog langs de Raad van State moest. Dat is inmiddels gebeurd en daarom kan het verbod volgende maand ingaan.

Miniature Nuclear Reactors to be on Sale Within 5 Years

Using technology licensed from the U.S. government, an Arizona-based company is planning to bring a new generation of miniature nuclear reactors to market. The Hyperion Hydride Reactor is not much larger than a hot tub, is totally sealed and self-operating, has no moving parts and, beyond refueling, requires no maintenance of any sort. The reactor will output 27MW, enough to power a community of 20,000 homes, says Hyperion Energy, makers of the new reactor. The first models will roll off the assembly line in five years. Unlike conventional nuclear reactors, the Hyperion design uses no water for cooling, meaning it can be sited anywhere. It is designed to be covered in concrete and then buried while in operation, to reduce the risk of tampering. The reactor must be excavated every 7-10 years for refueling, but can otherwise be left entirely undisturbed. "Our goal is to generate electricity for 10 cents a watt anywhere in the world", says Hyperion CEO John Deal. Full Article...

Stupid People, Stupid World Part... oh what the heck...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Led Zeppelin on Iphone

Smule’s new iPhone app, Ocarina turns your iPhone into a fully-functional musical wind instrument. This amazing little application works very much like the real deal, combining touch, tilt, gestures and human breath to create ethereal sounds which bring out your inner Zelda.

CDA: tijd rijp voor einde gedoogbeleid

Volgens Van Geel beseffen steeds meer mensen dat het romantische beeld van stickies rokende mensen die voor zichzelf produceren, achterhaald is. In de drugswereld is tegenwoordig sprake van grove criminaliteit en een "maffiose sfeer", stelt hij.[...] Van Geel zou het liefst zien dat alle coffeeshops dichtgaan, maar hij wil zich houden aan het regeerakkoord. Daarin staat alleen dat coffeeshops bij scholen worden gesloten en dat shops bij de grens worden tegengegaan. [...] Het CDA wil dat het gedoogbeleid stap voor stap wordt afgebouwd. "Het is in dertig jaar opgebouwd. Dat kun je niet in een keer oplossen". oplossen? slopen bedoelt hij.[...] CDA-burgemeester Leers van Maastricht vindt [daarentegen] dat de overheid moet blijven reguleren, omdat er anders een groot probleem met de handhaving ontstaat.

Sunset at Leidsche Rijn

I made a small bike-tour through a part of Leidsche Rijn during sunset today. Also made some pics:
Picasa SlideshowPicasa Web AlbumsFullscreen
Map with pics.

The Answer:

song chart memes
more music charts

Shpongle - Star Shpongled Banner

this weird animation video shows some strange evolution

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Like Arguing With The Douche

Friday, November 07, 2008

Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are


I have seen this image on the internet a few times, you might have too. I've always wondered where it came from. Now I know. It's a puppet used by photographer Charlie White in a series of pieces.
As White tells Jacki Lyden for Weekend All Things Considered, his puppet, called Joshua, helps him to explore the themes of male self-image and self-loathing. White places Joshua in a series of vulnerable situations -- at a cocktail party or a lover's house -- and photographs the scene. More...

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Claymation Chess Game

We could use a stop-motion tag, anyone feel like making it and digging up the vids? :)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Under The Bridge: Literal Video Version

Donkey brothel fares well in Colombia

Two brothers from Sincelejo, tired of being one of the many unemployed on Colombia's Caribbean coast, decided to set up a brothel. In this tropical brothel you won't find a variety of luscious mamis though. Thirty donkeys are available to fulfill the randy man's needs. Those able to understand the welcome sign in the photo above will understand exactly what goes on behind the tree. Donkeys are not considered food in Colombia, but can definitely serve for other, equally fundamental joys of life. Brothers Julio Cesar and Carlos Andres are making good money on providing the ambiance and the donkeys for the "happily living" customers. Their business--providing snacks, beers and a number of willing donkeys--has been a lot more profitable than any other job they had so far. "Not because of the beers and snacks," the brothers admitted to newspaper La Libertad. Full Article...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Must Put Head in Tiny Cup

Monday, November 03, 2008

Baroque Mandelbrot Zoom

Ice Storm over Geneva

After a conjunction of intense cold (-8 to -12 degrees Centigrade), plus very strong winds, blowing at over 100 kmh (70 mph), the waves got so harsh that they passed over the dikes and the droplets immediatly froze everything they touched !
More photos...

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Otto the octopus wreaks havoc

"A octopus has caused havoc in his aquarium by performing juggling tricks using his fellow occupants, smashing rocks against the glass and turning off the power by shortcircuiting a lamp. Staff believe that the octopus called Otto had been annoyed by the bright light shining into his aquarium and had discovered he could extinguish it by climbing onto the rim of his tank and squirting a jet of water in its direction. [...] "Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better - much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants." "

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Scaring the Shit out of People

Sorry, just a little late for Halloween.

Sea of Clouds

A nice timelapse of a mountainous area filled by clouds. It really looks like the clouds are waves breaking on the mountains. Would be better with a nice soundtrack though.