31 October 2009

Skrämmande text om Berlusconis mediamakt i Italien

En diskussion om tv-kultur med upphoven för filmen Videocracy (imdb).

30 October 2009

Australian Atheists to DDOS attack God by simultaneous prayer

Link to AFA‘s Facebook event.

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

The Happiness Hat stabs you (“provides pain feedback”) if your smile isn’t big enough. Arduino powered.

[via:Boing Boing]

YLEn puoluekannatusmittari, mukana myös virhemarginaali

[via:Jyrki Kasvi]

NY Times: Drug Trading Brother of Afghan Leader Said to Be Paid by C.I.A.

“Ahmed Wali Karzai […] a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade, gets regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency, and has for much of the past eight years […] The C.I.A.’s practices also suggest that the United States is not doing everything in its power to stamp out the lucrative Afghan drug trade, a major source of revenue for the Taliban.”

[via:No Agenda]

29 October 2009

Scientists turn human stem cells into early-stage sperm and eggs


28 October 2009

Society for the Promotion of Universal Nonexistence through Malicious AI

I hope this grows into a beautiful VHEMT like resource site.


French prankster Rémi Gaillard fools around in a bat suit. Visit his site for more (direct Youtube link).


Brain scanners can tell what you’re thinking about

“Yet despite – or perhaps because of – the recent progress in the field, most researchers are wary of calling their work mind-reading. Emphasising its limitations, they call it neural decoding.”


racing car mid air mercedes-benz clk-gtr le mans 1999

That Will Buff Out (vehicle mishaps)

Another FAIL type blog, this time with weird car accidents. I accept this one thanks to its lack of annoying captions and dismal memories of myself doodling mainly car crashes when I was a kid. Link to example, whole sequence.


Otto-pankkiautomaatit alkavat näyttää mainoksia

[via:Erik H.]

27 October 2009

Eroa Kirkosta julkaisee eroamisstatistiikkaa Twitterissa


Kasabian Football Hero (powered by Arduino & Frets on Fire)

There’s also a making of video explaining the project’s use of pressure pads and open source tools. The song used is Underdog by Kasabian (video, Spotify).


The fucking word of the day

“[You’re] probably already familiar with the concept of The Word of the Day. […] Here’s the idea: things are easier to learn when it involves sex, drugs, and fucking swearing. Because we’re interested in that shit.”


Wall Street on the Tundra

The author explores the nature of Iceland and its financial crisis through the nation’s alpha male fisher attitudes, dangerous optimism, over-educated arrogance and… belief in elves. I laughed repeatedly.

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