Friday, August 31, 2007
These are the free low quality episodes. For high quality versions or more episodes, visit www.redvsblue.com
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
This isn't supposed to be offensive to anyone, especially anyone from actual Carolina (And yeah, I know there's no WEST Carolina). I just couldn't believe how dense that Miss Teen South Carolina girl was.
This is hilarious. We need more maps.
When his only friend shuts off, Walter Robot is forced to trek into the unknown to find the true meaning of life on his lonely planet. Music: Milosh - The City. From the album Meme (www.plugresearch.com) Directed by Walter Robot.
I like this.
There are rumors that Google will release their own version of the iPhone.
Also, according to engadget.com, a Nokia type of iPhone is due out next year.
And, of course, there is a fake iPhone made in China.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Festo Industrial Automation has created a prototype of a seat for video games to give full motion while driving.
More information: http://www.autoblog.com
This kind of motion reminds of the simulator rides they have, where the seats move. An example of one of the rides is here: Devils Mine Ride.wmv
Friday, August 24, 2007
The video is done by Alex de Campi, an unrepresented director, outside the production company system. It cost £500 and took 10 days to make from first meeting to delivered, finished product.
I like the video. Hopefully, they will go far.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
BioShock is the "genetically enhanced" first person shooter that lets you do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically mod your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques in an incredible and unique underwater city.
You are a cast-away in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces, and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same, and no two gamers will play the game the same way.
BioShock is loaded with some of greatest, most modifiable weapons to ever blast their way into a shooter. But guns alone won’t be enough to defeat the devious AIs of Rapture. There are literally hundreds of other strategies players can use to take out his enemies. Here’s just a few things you can do a foe:
· Catch his Grenades in Mid Air and Toss Them Back at Him
· Freeze Him Solid and Shatter Him with Smack of your Wrench
· Lead him and his comrades to water and Zap them all with 1000 Volts
· Burn Him Up With Home-Made Molotov Cocktails
· Booby Trap Healing Machines and Watch Them Blow up IN his Face
· Brainwash Him to Become Your Personal BodyGuard
· Invent your own Ammo Types to Prey on his Vulnerabilities
· Turn his own Security System Against Him
· Light Him on Fire and Launch Heat Seeking Missiles At him
· Torment Him with Plagues of Insects
· Take Research Photos of Him to Learn his Weaknesses
· Send Him Flying into the Ceiling to Knock him Senseless
No encounter ever plays out the same way twice. No two gamers will ever play BioShock the same way.
The game is for the PC and the Xbox 360.
Irrational Games shows a 15 minute demonstration based on the Xbox 360 build narrated by President and Lead Designer Ken Levine
Seven Minutes of GamePlay from Sincrol
And a music video BioShock: Beyond the Sea by Lazarus88
For some more in-game footage, go here.
You can download a demo of it here.
“I’m reading the rules for Adfriendly, about what are considered invalid clicks.”
“Good idea. So you don’t get banned again? You should have read that for Adfun, too.”
“Yeah, but they are so wordy.”
You agree to not have invalid clicks on the ads.
Examples of Invalid Clicks
4. Family members.
5. Anyone else you know.
6. Anyone who reads your blog.
7. The people in that Rupert Holmes song. *
* The People You Never Get to Love
Examples of Valid Clicks
• Click here and we will email the name of the person who is allowed to click on the ads, once we figure out who that is.
“That doesn’t sound too bad.”
“Wait a minute. If the send you the name of the person who is allowed to click on your ads, then you will know the person.”
“Well, then based on #5, they could not click on the ads, either.”
“What?! Then what’s the point of having ads on my blog?”
“That’s what I keep trying to tell you.”
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Space Oddity by David Bowie
He was at the top of his game, when he entered the space race in the sixties.
Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie
He got a little strung out on drugs by the late seventies.
Major Tom (Coming Home) by Peter Schilling
By the eighties, he got himself cleaned up. Good for you, Major Tom!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
The Partridge Family – “Point Me In The Direction Of Albuquerque”
Did the “rag doll” ever get home? Well, my guess is that she did, but did not turn out well, as is seen in the next song.
Aerosmith – “Rag Doll”
Nick Gild – “Hot Child in the City”
Did this “hot child” make it home? Well, over to Sammy Hagar’s place.
Sammy Hagar - “Baby's On Fire”
The Doors - “Gloria”
Where did Gloria go? Well, she was still around in the eighties.
Laura Branigan – “Gloria”
There, the mystery is solved!
I have posts on two carnivals.
Geek Sisters has a Carnival of Funny Videos
Free Dogs Tips has a Gone to the Dogs Carnival
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Here is what the fake iPhone, called the CECT P168, looks like:
i'm old.. wish i wasn't.
my b'day was actually back in late march.. and i'm not really that bummed by it.. life rolls on. but it'd be nice to get my hairline back the way it was and for all my pants to fit again.
I'm getting older too; we all are. Ah, to be young again...
How many programming/scripting languages do you know? Do you know C, Ruby, or Java? How about Delphi, Kipple, or Zim? The site http://99-bottles-of-beer.net has the same program written in over 1000 different programming/scripting languages and variations.
The programs will output the lyrics to the song. “99 Bottles of Beer.”
99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer.
Take one down and pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall.
98 bottles of beer on the wall, 98 bottles of beer.
Take one down and pass it around, 97 bottles of beer on the wall.
A number of the languages listed on the site are variations of the same language. One of the most highly modified languages is BASIC. In this page from the 1978 book “BASIC Computer Games,” 15 variations of BASIC are listed.
People will always be trying to create a better programming/scripting language.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Well, not exactly mark 2 for Van Halen, more like mark 4.
First, there was Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and David Lee Roth.
Then, DLR quit the group, and Sammy Hagar joined as lead singer.
Then, Sammy Hagar left the group, and Gary Cherone became lead singer. Only singing on one album, Gary Cherone was the George Lazenby of the Van Halen lead singers.
I’m happy to see that the group is touring again. While I like Sammy Hagar just fine, I prefer David Lee Roth as the lead singer.
Why Was Michael Anthony Removed from Album Art on Their Web Site?
According to Rolling Stone,
Over the past twenty-four hours, Van Halen fans have been mulling over the latest development in the band’s reunion saga: A poster on a music-industry message board pointed out that in the wake of the band’s tour announcement, the Van Halens seemed to have airbrushed original bassist Michael Anthony out of older album covers on their official Web site and replaced him with their newest member: Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang. The swap was evident on the lower right of the cover of the band’s self-titled debut (which came out thirteen years before Wolfgang was born), and the group shot for Women and Children First had been removed entirely.
A visit to the tour section of Van Halen’s site today reveals that the album covers in question have been replaced with the original artwork. However, another message board commenter pointed out there were no images of David Lee Roth in 2004’s career-spanning The Best of Both Worlds, as the frontman and Eddie Van Halen were on the outs during that time. (The pair made a point of embracing at Monday’s reunion tour press conference to demonstrate all is well). As of now, the band hasn’t issued any statements regarding the artwork incident.
-- Erica Futterman
Controversy? Maybe. Did Van Halen try to rewrite history, like George Lucas changed how Anakin Skywalker looked in Return of the Jedi? (From middle aged man, to a young man.) http://en.wikipedia.org
How about this idea instead? Maybe the webmasters were trying to think what to do with Van Halen’s website, while they were waiting to release the "real" site next month. What to put on the site, when the band did not even have any pictures of the new band lineup yet? So, someone had the great idea of changing the artwork to show the new lineup. Bad idea! I’m glad they changed it back. Now, if only we can get George Lucas to change Anakin Skywalker in Return of the Jedi back...
Why Is Michael Anthony Not With the Band Now?
They aren’t talking about it much. However, Michael will be touring with Sammy Hagar this fall, so he is keeping busy. http://www.madanthonycafe.com
David Lee Roth Makes a Great Front Man
If you want someone to talk it up about your band, DLR is your man. He is good at giving everyone in the band credit.
He Talks Up Van Halen in 1984
He Talks Up His New Band in 1986
And He Talks Up the New Van Halen in 2007
Will I Go See Them in Concert?
I might. They will be playing in my city, yay! I will wait and see what the tickets will cost.
Tribute bands and the quest to be as good as the real thing
By Erica Febré firstname.lastname@example.org
For the members of most tribute bands, the desire to be Van Halen, The Ramones or U2 started with a live performance.
Several band members remember being wowed by their idols and then saddened when those bands either stopped performing live or stopped performing in the area.
“When we started it, Van Halen wasn’t doing anything and there weren’t a lot of Van Halen tributes playing any Sammy Hagar material,” said Zander Carlson with Balance, a Van Halen tribute band. “I also wanted to build an Eddie Van Halen guitar and figured if I built the guitar then we had to play it too.”
“We didn’t start this to be the next Ramones. It was almost out of respect, like this is something that we should do to keep it alive for the people that love it just as much as we do,” said Bobby Ramoniac with The Ramoniacs, a Ramones tribute.
“Some of us here still remember The Ramones. It’s a place for the Ramones fans to get back together. But we’re also doing it for the people that missed what we were fortunate enough to see,” Bobby said.
Read more: http://www.hippopress.com/070816
I’m looking forward to their tour. I wonder, can Diamond Dave still jump?
Here’s some of their songs, from the David Lee Roth days.
You Really Got Me
Runnin’ With the Devil
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Here are a few Terminator videos.
The Terminator Trilogy Music Video
A music video tribute to the Terminator saga by UncannyAntman
Special thanks go to Justin R. Durban (aka Edgen) for letting me use his awesome remix of the Terminator theme.
Terminator Theme Tune
The theme from the movie played on electric guitar. From jimmyjimjam.
Terminator 4: War of the Machines Fan-made Trailer
This one is from TheLaw188. I would like to see a new Terminator movie. However, there will be a Terminator TV show next year.
When you walk past a group of people, and they are laughing...
1. When you are young, you assume that they are laughing about you, and you feel bad.
2. When you get older, you figure that they are laughing about something else, not you, so you don’t feel bad.
3. When you are very old, you know that they are laughing about you, and you don’t care!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Looking for a new game to play? Don't want to waste your money or time with a bad game? Rabspat has made a list of fun computer games that you can play for free. Check it out; you might find a game that you like.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
You will need:
· 3M spray mount. ($3.00 at Michaels. Use spray mount, not poster mount.)
· Credit card. (Free and plentiful.)
· Knitting needles. (You can also use something pointy yet soft.)
· X-Acto knife. ($10.00)
· Premium T-shirt transfer paper. ($10 at Michaels. Don't waste your time with the junk they sell at Staples -- go for the high-end stuff.)
· Adobe Photocrap or similar image-editing software.
· Color inkjet printer. (Laser printers will melt the paper.)
You can find the complete instructions at: http://www.instructables.com
If you don’t want to create one yourself, you can buy a credit card skin at http://creditcovers.com, but the designs are limited.
If you don’t want to design a skin, or buy one, a credit card is about the same size as an artist's trading card. Try looking through the Flickr ATC group to see if you can find a design you like.
Battlestar Galactica vs. Star Wars
A movie from SpaceBattles.com. It was created by "starmaster115" with a program called Lightwave3D.
Lego - Star Wars vs. Star Trek
Battlestar Galactica vs. Star Wars vs. Star Trek vs. Babylon 5
I guess that covers everybody. :)
Back in 1979, three friends recorded this song for fun. It is about the old Star Trek and a put down to to the 1979 version of Battlestar Gallactica. You can see a better version at www.forceh.com.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Virtual Space Devices, Inc. has developed omni-directional treadmill (ODT) technology over the last 10 years, working primarily with the US Army. Combining the infinite plane of the ODT with an immersive virtual reality system permits an immersant to walk or run freely through the digital landscape. Navigation is transparent and natural. Immersion is total.
The ODT surface is flat and continuous. It is not a bowl or made of discrete plates. The infinite surface is motion-slaved to the user’s motion with tight control and no inertial residue. Belts that comprise the surface are substantially similar to those used in conventional treadmills.
This would be cool for virtual reality games. And a good way to get exercise!
Want to make some extra money? by ZDNet's Garett Rogers -- Google is looking to pay out some very decent commissions to Americans that become “Google Business Referral Representatives”. How much are they looking to spend? Well, up to $10 dollars for each business identified. It’s not hard work either — pull up to a business, take some pictures, and write down some [...]
If you want to know how he did it, he has the information on his blog. http://obsiv.spaces.live.com
Video: Playing Halo 2 (Xbox 360) with a Wiimote
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
For more info, go to http://www.g4tv.com
Star Trek Cribs - The Director's Cut
Star Trek Poolside
Star Trek Coffee House
Star Trek Karaoke
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Yesterday we talked about Star Wars. Today let’s talk about Star Trek. It started in the 60s with the TV show Star Trek, which was on for three seasons, and then it was cancelled.
In the 70’s there was Star Trek: The Animated Series for one season. It stared the original actors from the original series.
After that, the movies did not start until 1979. From 1979 to 1991, there were six movies made with the original actors from the original series.
Then, starting in the 80’s came the new TV shows. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999), Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001), and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005).
From 1994 to 2002, there were four more movies, with the cast from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
So, what is up for Star Trek now?
In December 2008, there will be a new Star Trek movie. The film will feature James T. Kirk and Spock, but who will play them? http://en.wikipedia.org
Also, there is a new TV show for Star Trek on the web. Star Trek: New Voyages. It takes off where Star Trek from the 60s ended. After all, it was a five year mission. There are two years to go. It uses different actors instead of the original actors. http://www.StarTrekNewVoyages.com
I’m glad that they are still making Star Trek movies and TV shows. Star Wars people, how about you?
This is good news, in my opinion. In a press conference next week, Van Halen will announce a reunion tour with original singer David Lee Roth. The tour will begin in October.
I like Sammy Hagar, too, but DLR is my favorite singer for Van Halen. I prefer Sammy’s solo work to his Van Halen work.
Here are some other blogs with music videos.
Rock & Metal Videos
El Gigante Verdoso has rock & metal videos.
The Greatest Song Video of All Time
A collection of song videos.
Videos and Lyrics
Queen Video Clips
And, to round it off:
The Ten Best Bands That Never Existed
Monday, August 06, 2007
When the first movie was released, it was just called Star Wars. Later on, based on it’s popularity, George Lucas announced that there would be a total of nine movies.
The “second trilogy,” to be made first. Star Wars was renamed Episode 4 - A New Hope. And Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode 6 – The Return of the Jedi were released later.
The first trilogy came later, and included Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones, and Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith. This series was supposed to take place twenty years before the second trilogy.
The third, final trilogy, was supposed to take place twenty years after the second trilogy, but it has never been made. Instead, George Lucas made changes to the original trilogy a couple of times.
Now would be a good time for some more movies. While not twenty years in the future, I would like to see them make movies out of The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command.)
The Timothy Zahn books were a good read, and would make great movies. They may have a problem getting the original actors to be in the movie, since they are all older now, but they could use other actors, if they had to. It would still be fun to see more movies. I can hope, can't I?
New Way To Levitate Objects Discovered
Backward Research Goes Forward
What is Quantum Physics?
Sunday, August 05, 2007
For more information:
I hope they come out with a Star Wars game for the Wii. It would be cool to use a lightsaber!
Saturday, August 04, 2007
UFOs in Mexico May 11, 2004
UFOs in Phoenix June 6, 2005
UFO over Chicago O'Hare Airport January 1, 2007
Do UFOs exist? Well, as long as there are news reporters, they will. :)
Friday, August 03, 2007
“Byl Odyn Paren” by The Singing Guitars
Beat music from the sixties.
Here’s an attempt at a translation, using the google translation, and a little editing.
There was a boy who like me he loved The Beatles and The Rolling Stones
He always toured the world to sing the pretty things of America
He was not beautiful but exactly thus he had a thousand girls
If he sang “Help” and “Ticket to Ride” or “Lady Jane” or “Yesterday”
He sang alive to the freedom, but a letter without waiting
Of his guitar it separated it, he is called in America.
Stop! With Rolling Stones, stop! with Beatles songs.
Errand was to Vietnam, to fight the Vietcongs.
Ta tá ra ta tá…
He was a boy who like me loved the Beatles and the Rolling Stones
He toured the world but it finished, making the war in Vietnam
Long hair do not use more, it does not touch its guitar and yes
An instrument that always gives to the same note ra-tá-tá-tá
It does not have friends, it does not see girls, people deceased only fall to the soil
To its country it will not come back, therefore he is died in Vietnam.
Stop! With Rolling Stones, stop! with Beatles songs
In the chest a heart does not have, but two medals yes.
Ta tá-ra ta tá…
“Bez suety” by Valery Meladze
Georgian singer Meladze. He has a myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/vmeladze
“Ocean” by Via Gra & Valeriy Meladze
“Someone Awaits” by Aleksey Vishnya
Russian music video from late 80s early 90s, full of scenes of that time Russia’s everyday life. In the end of this video are some kids playing. If we in the US were shown this video, would we have been so worried about the Russians? After all, their kids are just like ours!
“Osennaja Autumnal” by DDT
A mellow song.
“2 Wars” by Slot
A good alternative rock song. The official website for this band is: http://slot.ru/
From Georgia. The lyrics are about a train leaving the station and the different characters riding the train.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Wii Fit Parody
A satirical look at one of Nintendo's "Big" announcements at E3.
Microsoft Surface Parody
A twisted take on one of Microsoft's latest and greatest announcements.
A blog of Original Art by Lisa-Marie. I like the painting “I Spy Supper.”
Tales from the Tree
This is a interesting concept. The first chapter of this novel is free to read online. Subsequent chapters are made available as the writer gets enough Diggs for the current chapter. Today, there is 8 out the 25 Diggs (for chapter two) needed before the writer releases chapter 3.
Want to trade stocks? Lots of tips here.
Owning a Store In Second Life
You can actually make money in Second Life? Some people do.
Starbucks Coffee Just Went Up 9 Cents Per Cup
This, and other news at “CEO Smack.”
A Mini Cooper that runs in the water.
A very peaceful image of a bridge in the fog.
Dugg or Not?
This utility allows you to view stories which have been submitted to Digg by particular users. Simply type in the user name and hit search.
"No Heat" Technical News
Their recent post, “Get Dugg with five words” is worth a read.
All About Oracle Applications
If you use Oracle, this is the blog for you.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Singing Tesla Coil at Duckon 2007
Making music with a solid-state Tesla coil.
Tesla Coil Music
Featured on Hacked Gadgets.
Solid State Musical Tesla Coil
Joe DiPrima and Duck demonstrate the Solid State Musical Tesla Coil.
Musical DRSSTC Tesla Coil
By Steve Conner.
RoboCup 2007 Atlanta
Here is an article about the RoboCup 2007 competition that was held at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta. I like robots, so this sounded pretty cool.
Random Facts about Johnny Depp
For everything about Johnny Depp, Johnny Depp Obsessions is the place for you.
Finding the New Me
One person’s journey through weight loss.
Free “Powered by Ubuntu” Stickers
As a kid, I loved stickers. It didn’t matter what the sticker was, it was still fun to get them. If you are using Ubuntu Linux, or want to pretend that you do, you can make your inner child happy by getting some free Ubuntu stickers.
Here’s a cool game. You play with crayons and physics.
Expanded Universe Short Story Competition
Do you watch the TV show “Jericho”? This blog is all about that. Copywrite Ink is having a writing contest. You write a short story about something happening in the expanded universe of Jericho with the original characters.
80+ File Hosting and Sharing Sites
Here’s a big list of on-line sites for storing your files.
How to Know Whether You Are Ready to Have Kids...
A test you can take, to make sure you are ready. :)
Why It is Hard to Admit Being Wrong
That’s a good question!
Sony’s New Razor-thin Display
Cool! A video display as thin as paper.
The Mixed Martial Arts Resource Blog
They have informative videos on how to defend yourself.
Detoxifying the body, a 10 day Vegan Diet Experience
One person’s experience of being a Vegan for 10 consecutive days.
10 Things to Do When You Have Nothing Else to Blog About
Got writer’s block? These tips will help you find something to blog about!