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

[via:Dvorak]

28 October 2009

Society for the Promotion of Universal Nonexistence through Malicious AI

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

[via:Xuenay]

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

[via:Snuf]

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.”

[via:Trent]

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.

[via:Jonatan]

Otto-pankkiautomaatit alkavat näyttää mainoksia

[via:Erik H.]

27 October 2009

Eroa Kirkosta julkaisee eroamisstatistiikkaa Twitterissa

[via:uskomaton.fi]

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).

[via:Waxy]

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.”

[via:Nelg]

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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