Saturday, June 30, 2007

YouTube is full of strange and fun videos. Here are some that I've seen recently (original titles and descriptions; I didn't write these descriptions):

Ship floating on nothing! :: Physikshow Uni Bonn
Get enchanted by a aluminium foil ship floating above ground on sulphur hexafluoride (gas significantly denser than air) at the Physikshow of the University ...
Le Grand Content
A Film by Clemens Kogler together with Karo Szmit. Voice by Andre Tschinder.Le Grand Content examines the omnipresent Powerpoint-culture in search for its ph...
Strange Weather Phenomenon in Newfoundland
Recorded in Miles Cove, Newfoundland, Canada. Not sure on the exact date this was filmed, but apparently it was in the spring of the year, in 2003. Miles Cov...
The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)
"Web 2.0" in just under 5 minutes.http://mediatedcultures.netThis is a slightly revised and cleaned up version of the video that was featured on YouTube in F...
Wil Wheaton praises Sony's 1,000,000/1 Contrast OLED TV's
OLED = organic light-emitting diode.This is an amazing new technology that will enable extremely thin TV's with a contrast ratio that is about 100 times grea...
The Wilhelm Scream Compilation
A video I found several years ago, with clips of films using the scream that is found in most George Lucas films...
LineRider "Discarded" A Line Rider Short by TechDawg
HiRes @ http://www.iridethelines.comA Short new Line Rider Adventure by TechDawg! This track contained 13,028 lines, yet is only around 2 minutes in length....
Crow Makes Tools
This bird fashions a hook out of a hairpin to get the food out of the tube.
Will It Blend? - Glow Sticks
Need a 12 hour lantern, but all you have are some glow sticks and a Blendtec Total Blender? Well look no further MacGyver, that's all you need.
Vertical truck
Look at this truck. It can climb an almost 100% vertical wall.
Happydent White Commercial
Commercial about how Indian light up their city.Presented by Happydent White Chewing Gum
Staplerfahrer Klaus
Aufklärungsvideo über die Folgen, bei nicht Einhaltung der Vorschriften.... ;-)
LEGO Mindstorms NXTway-G Balancing Robot
NXT balancing robot using the HiTechnic Gyro Sensor. Designed and developed by Roy Watanabe, Waseda University Japan.
Don's Guns
Creepy adverstisement
Amazing unloading excavator
The Thais has their way of unloading excavator
Speed Painting with Ketchup and French Fries
What do you do with fresh McDonald's French Fries and 10 packets of Ketchup? You paint with them of course. 50 min speed painting plays in 4 mins. Ketchup...
Silent Movie Star Wars (Brilliant)
Star Wars from the 20's
beatboxing flute super mario brothers theme
Beatboxing Flute player Greg Patillo covers all the mario themes like nothing you've heard (unless you've been wandering through washington square park and h...
Atari 2600 - Centipede
Atari 2600 TV AdvertismentUploaded By Locke2007 of MechaMetropolis.co.uk
Ritterschlag
Animated short about damsels in distress and dragons
Otters holding hands
Vancouver Aquarium: two sea otters float around, napping, holding hands. SO CUTE!
TAMESHIGIRI~Tomato~
Cut The Tomato with the Nihontou(日本刀). on HighSpeedCamera. 斬手:修心流居合術兵法 修心館々長町井勲 撮影協力:株式会社ノビテック...
Leaping Shampoo
Scientists of the University of Twente in The Netherlands won a prestigious place in the 'Hall of Fame' of videos about fluid-in-motion. They have made a vid...
baby duck feed the carp (Nishiki-Goi, Koi)
baby duck feeding carps.
The Original Human SPACE INVADERS Performance
SPACE INVADERS is the 2nd video performance of the GAME OVER Project, directed by the Swiss artist Guillaume REYMOND (NOTsoNOISY creative agency). This stop-...
OLEDS demonstration
Check out all of the cool ways you could use organic lighting; imagine wallpaper that lights up!! Demonstration from GE's global research center.
Technological Terror
On Monday, April 23 2007, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences screened Star Wars as part of their Great to Be Nominated series. Before the start ...
First McDonalds Commercial - Creeepy!
The first McDonalds TV Commercial. I wouldnb't let my kids anywhere NEAR that creepy clown thing!
Slow motion high FPS compilation
A compilation of videos shot with high FPS cameras and then put into slow motion.
colour changing card trick
From www.quirkology.com. Created by Richard Wiseman
The killer tortoise
A tortoise in our garden defends it's territory against invading cats.
Gravity Wave
Lapse of gravity wave action from the Tama, Iowa KCCI-TV webcam on 6 May 2007.
Robotic Automated Parking Garage info @ www.aparcalo.com
Check out this crazy new parking system from New Zealand, its incredible. It is called U-Parkit by Ahu developments. Here is a website, www.aparcalo.com
Millimetres Matter
Someone has built a tiny pie-throwing trebuchet to prove that millimetres matter! www.millimetresmatter.com
Line Rider Super Mario Bros. 1-1
This is all but an exact copy of the first level on super mario bros. for the nintendo entertainment system. Every cloud, bush, etc. is only pixels away from...
Struck in tsunami
Real Tsunami
Cat eats with fork and chopsticks
This cat, as raised by a woman who is batshiat crazy, eats with a fork and chopsticks.
Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel
Blaise Aguera y Arcas: Photosynth demo
Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and nav...
Stargate Atlantis meets Line Rider -- Go Rodney!
Two of my favorite things, together at last! Follow Rodney on the whackiest sled ride in the Pegasus galaxy...(5945 lines).Higher quality at http://acko.net/...
Child Genius
How can you encourage a child ?
Saturday, June 02, 2007

Yes, after many many years, and several failed predictions, Emacs 22 is finally released! Find Emacs 22.1 on GNU's site and see the list of changes in the NEWS file. The main features that I can think of: Mac OS X support, Unicode support, Cygwin support, the use of ~/.emacs.d/init.elc instead of ~/.emacs (for faster startup times), separate colors for active/inactive modelines, colors in terminal mode, highlighting of active minibuffers, grep highlighting, drag and drop, mouse support in xterms, tramp for remote file access, an included python mode, IRC, org-mode for keeping notes and appointments, a URL library, the super powerful calc mode, an RSS reader, better keyboard macros, better search and replace, word wrapping mode (only works with fixed width fonts), spreadsheet package, as-you-type compile checking (flymake), and Subversion support. I especially like the ido package, which enhances buffer switching and file opening.

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