27 October 2009

Facebook simplifies handling of user deaths

Relatives or friends of a deceased user can now contact FB via a form to have the profile archived, or “memorialized” with decreased visibility on the site.

[via:Waxy]

Presentation av Stockholmtunnelbanans säkerhetssystem

Miljön är ännu i stort sett ickedatoriserad och styrd av logiska kretsar. Techworld har också en artikel om Banverkets trafikkontroll.

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26 October 2009

chia obama head plant grass

Chia Obama

From the dept. of cheesy merchandise. This is the kind of shit you miss if you don’t watch American TV ads.

[via:No Agenda]

25 October 2009

A foldable Lego replica of the Kinkaku-ji Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. (#)

[via:Matias P.]

Whitehouse.gov migrated to Drupal

Some details and name-dropping.

[via:kenkku]

Selection of immigration related front page headlines in British tabloids

[via:Lehti]

Math Overflow, a Questions and Answers site for math problems

Implemented using the platform of Stack Overflow, a Q&A board for programming topics. Beats any old-type forums or wiki sites, they have among other things, an addicting reputation and badge system inspired by Xbox Live.

[via:Spolsky]

Japanese futurism from 1969: The Rise of the Computerized School, illustrated by Shigeru Komatsuzaki - future classroom with watchful robots that rap students on the head if they lose focus or act up

Japanese 60’s futurism: visions of high tech schools and homes

Notice the cute whacker robots designed to beat children over the head if any rebellious acts occur in the computerized and unmanned classroom. Mmyeah, overgrown flyswatters on wheels will surely convince those fuckers to behave.

[via:Thomas N.]

24 October 2009

Jeremy Clarkson reviews Dave’s Insanity Sauce

He thought he’d die. This stuff seems like a perfect ironic gift idea.

[via:Tommy R.]

23 October 2009

Confessions of an Opium-Seeker

Follow Nick Tosches on his obsessive journey towards finding just the right kind of almost extinct venue to smoke opium in.

[via:Give Me Something To Read]

Firefox users: check for vulnerable plugins (Flash etc)

Flash is highly exploitable and used everywhere, but most users don’t patch their plugin at all due to Adobe’s shitty update system.

[via:Security Now]

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Rewording of Jon McNaughton’s One Nation Under God

This is another parody of Utah artist Jon McNaughton’s creepy painting with a theocratic vibe. We get a thorough rewrite of the original’s explanations of the motif, with the nice JavaScript scroller and all. I keep my own backup copies of the original and this parody.

I recently discovered a less subtle, Cthulhu themed parody of the painting as well.

[via:jlelliot]

1. A 3-kg object is released from rest at a height of 5m on a curved, frictionless ramp. At the foot of the ram is a spring of force constant k = 100 N/m. The object slides down the ramp and into the spring, compressing it a distance x before coming to rest. (a) Find x (b) Does the object continue to move after it comes to rest? If yes, how high will it go up the slope before it comes to rest U =  3(9,21)(5)=147,15 U5 = 1/2(100x^2 = 50x^2 ...? NO. There is an elephant in the way
Not only is there an elephant, but it’s levitating.

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22 October 2009

An introduction to commonly abused Telephone Relay Services

This supposedly useful service turns out to be a hilarious waste of tax funds, at least in the US.

Nine Inch Nails – Survivalism (with Saul Williams, live in Atlanta 2009-05-10)

There’s lots of lovely HD quality stuff in the Nine Inch Nails Live 2009 channel.

[via:NIN]

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