“It’s a good day!” to get a @Simplify wallet in the mail. =)

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I just can’t stop staring at this… now I need the poster.

http://xkcd.com/980/huge/#x=-4752&y=-4480&z=2

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Anyone else see what I see in this logo, “people pleasuring on a wheel cart”?

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Mechwarrior… getting closer

We are reaching the point where I get to live my childhood dream of piloting my Mech from Mechwarrior or Aliens. This thing is really smooth.

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Pencilhead

Never a dull moment in this video of amazing, drawn forms. All of it set to Fatboy Slim

PencilHead from qwaqa on Vimeo.

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Sewing Machine Orchestra

A fun teaser video for the Sewing Machine Orchestra. I love the depth of sound he is able to get out. I really wasn’t expecting the percussive bass that he gets.

Sewing Machine Orchestra from Martin Messier on Vimeo.

SEWING MACHINE ORCHESTRA IS THE FIRST VERSION OF A PERFORMANCE CREATED BY MARTIN MESSIER. THE BASIC SOUNDS USED IN THIS PERFORMANCE CONSIST ENTIRELY OF THE ACOUSTIC NOISES PRODUCED BY 8 SEWING MACHINES, AMPLIFIED BY MEANS OF MICROCONTACTS AND PROCESS BY A COMPUTER.

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Levitation via Quantum Locking

Lock a magnetic field by supercooling the object, allowing quantum locking. Essentially this defies gravity… Welcome to a future with Quantum Levitation, thanks physics!

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Internet privacy: where are our priorities?

Something that came to mind while reading The Wall Street Journal’s article regarding a silent probe on Jacob Appelbaum (volunteer for Wikileaks):

Why is it when Facebook “screws up” their privacy settings or Google opts you into a service you don’t want by default, we scream “Off with their heads!”? Meanwhile, the governement can make silent probe after silent probe on unsuspecting people, despite no criminal charges being filed, and we sit silent?

Are we actually concerned with our privacy on the internet or just looking for someone to bash on with no real consequences? Why is it we feel entitled to privacy on services we sign up for but not in the country we are citizens of and pay taxes in?

No change has been made to a law that has been in existence since before the internet was created. The main reason for this? Because it would slow down investigations. Let me re-translate that for you. If we do it the right way it will take longer. We should continue to encroach on peoples privacy for the sake of those that have the burden of proof. Why should they have to prove they need access to IP and email addresses for a justifiable purpose just like phone and mail? That would slow down the investigation!!

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