Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

ZOMG freaky shit...

More here

Monday, July 26, 2010

robot learning

A robot learning to flip pancakes from Sylvain Calinon on Vimeo.

it's a robot learning through trial and error. An example of the new technique for creating AI called neural networking. Instead of preprogramming certain behaviour like Good ol'fashion AI it learn on its own

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tab Candy

This seems perfect for me as I always suffer from tab overload. This could also totally replace bookmarks.

See what the Sun is doing

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (wiki) is the most advanced telescope to observe the Sun. It is transmitting 1.5 terabytes of science data every day. Here's a short clip on what it has been seeing.

On the official website you can see a lot of nice pictures it has made. You can also see really nice animations of the Sun in different wavelengths over time.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Double Rainbow Naturegasm

Very appropriate for our blog.

It's been going around for a while and has now been auto-tuned.

Friday, July 09, 2010

My Minecraft creation

Minecraft is not really a game but more a world where 'players' can come together and just build stuff. All creations you see are by different users on the Reddit server. I made the golden roads and the Dom Tower. Building stuff is easy, you just select your block, right click places a block, left destroys a block. Was a lot of work though, but it's really addicting :)

Monday, July 05, 2010

Sunday, July 04, 2010

RSA Animate - Crises of Capitalism

In this RSA Animate, radical sociologist David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane?
RSA animate makes great clips of summaries of lectures held at RSA. More...

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The 100 Greatest Movie Insults

List of movies featured:

0’00 - Roxanne, Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Gleaming the Cube, The Princess Bride, A Fish Called Wanda, Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, Casino, Three Amigos, A Clockwork Orange

1’05 - Dolemite, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bad Santa, The Witches of Eastwick, The Big Lebowski, In Bruges, Full Metal Jacket, There Will Be Blood

2’05 - Toy Story, Casablanca, Encino Man, The Women, Predator, Army of Darkness, They Live, Uncle Buck, Big Trouble in Little China, New Jack City, Billy Madison

3’00 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Departed, Carlito’s Way, In the Loop, Glengarry Glen Ross, Stand By Me, Grosse Pointe Blank, Duck Soup, Caddyshack, Planes Trains & Automobiles

4’00 - South Park, Napoleon Dynamite, Mean Girls, The Breakfast Club, As Good as It Gets, The 6th Day, Step Brothers, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Full Metal Jacket, City Slickers, Road House, True Grit, Shot Circuit

5’00 - Raging Bull, The Usual Suspects, Snatch, Caddyshack, The Last Boy Scout, Ghostbusters, The Sandlot, As Good as It Gets

6’00 - 48 Hrs, In Bruges, Silver Streak, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Fish Called Wanda, Goodfellas, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Mist, Trading Places

7’00 - The Warriors, Point Break, Gangs of New York, Reservoir Dogs, The Breakfast Club, The Cowboys, Full Metal Jacket, Dodgeball, Donnie Darko, Scarface, The Good the Bad and the Ugly

8’00 - Anchorman, Tropic Thunder, Sexy Beast, In the Loop, Get Shorty, Blazing Saddles, The Way of the Gun, Blade: Trinity, Clerks, The Boondock Saints, The Exorcist, What About Bob?, Weird Science

9’00 - Con Air, True Romance, In the Loop, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Lake Placid, The Front, Gone with the Wind