Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's Just a Game...

...but how deep does the rabbit hole go?

From: IndiesLab

by David Kaplan and Eric Zimmerman

Society's obsession with video and online gaming has advanced to the point that virtual environments are indistinguishable from physical ones.

Go behind the scenes and read about the making:

Learn more about ITVS:

Friday, March 26, 2010

Heavy Metal Dinosaurs

Hevisaurus is a Finnish children's heavy metal band. Yes, these sort of things exist.

Jee Hevisaurus

Viimeinen Mammutti (Last Mammoth)

Kapteeni Koukku (Captain Hook)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Don't I Know That Song?

AndyRehfeldt takes music videos, and changes them, just a little. All music performed and recorded by him. You have never heard your music this way!

Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling (Psycho Version)

Metallica - Enter Sandman (Smooth Jazz Version)

Kiss - Detroit Rock City (Reggae Version)

Lady Gaga - Polka Face

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Austria's Current Top 20 Popular Songs

Photo by KWG73
It's fun to see what are the popular songs in other countries. The last list I made was for Italy last month.

Here is the Austrian Top 20 for the week ending February 26, 2010. I found the list at

Here are the songs:

Monday, March 22, 2010

You Can't Always Get What You Want

But if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.

I love that song. Life does not always go the way we want, and sometimes we don't even *know* what we want. But sooner or later, things pick up.

This little girl knows that song!

You Can't Always Get What You Want
Uploaded by teachermom30.

And here's The Rolling Stones.

The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want (HQ)
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Exploring Derelict Space Ship

From: trekfancvg

Here's an amazing scene from an ultra-rare, kitschy, trippy, Soviet-style SF film, Ikarie XB 1 (aka Ikaria XB1, Icarus XB1 and Voyage to the End of the Universe). Czechoslovakia's first science fiction film, this remarkable 1963 movie tells the story of Starship Ikaria XB 1's 2163 trek to Alpha Centari. ("Voyage" was the savagely cut, English dubbed version released by American International Pictures.)

The film is generally apolitical, except for this remarkable scene, in which the explorers enter a derelict 20th Century space craft, littered with evidence of capitalist immorality. The visuals are striking. Corpses of tuxedo-clad, gambling westerners, their bodies preserved by open vacuum. The crew killed by their own chemical hand-weapons as they fought over dwindling oxygen. The ship laden with nuclear weapons -- still active after centuries.

Ikarie XB 1 is an ambitious, thoughtful, intelligent film that was decades ahead of its time. It's an ultra-rare "must-see" for any serious SF fan, with high-concept elements galore: a trip to proxima centaura; time dilation; future foods, fashion, music and dance; first-contact protocols; increased longevity; artificial intelligence; bulky socialist robots.

It's said the screenplay was inspired by the work of Stanislaw Lem, including "The Magellanic Cloud" from 1955.

Available as a PAL Region 2 DVD from European retailers, and in the US from Please buy the DVD to help encourage future DVD releases of other Eastern-bloc SF gems.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Twilight Zone - A Small Talent For War

That's the problems with dealing with aliens. Important information can be lost in the translation.

From: Citiprime

When an alien visitor tells delegates at the United Nations that humanity will be exterminated because it has "a small talent for war," the countries of the world struggle to forge a disarmament treaty before the visitor's deadline.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

How to Build Codex's Staff

Watch the Guild is a funny video series about a clan that plays an MMO. Here they show how to build a staff from one of their videos.

From watchtheguild


Greg Aronowitz shows Felicia Day how to build Codex's Starr from the music video Do You Want to Date My Avatar.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Guest Director: Sean Becker
Camera Crew: Pax S. Franchot, Brad Allen Wilde, Mike Houghton, Seamus Donahoe
Editor: Brad Allen Wilde
Art Department: Bryan Fulk, Brock Potter
Still Photography: Marissa Cuevas

Do You Want To Date My Avatar?
By Felicia Day and Jed Whedon

Losin It
By Fallbrooke

Friday, March 05, 2010

RuneScape Changes to the Hitpoints Skill

By now, everyone who plays RuneScape has heard about Jagex changing hitpoints. All ‘hitpoints’ are now multiplied by 10 and renamed ‘life points’. I'm not too happy about this change. Why, you ask?

Well, what if Jagex sold coffee, instead of running RuneScape? What would the hitpoints change look like? Let's see...

I walked into the Jagex coffee shop to get my morning cup of coffee.

"A cup of coffee," I said, handing the coffee guy a dollar.

He takes the dollar, and walks away. He hands me a tiny cup of coffee, and 90 cents change.

"What's this?"

"Oh, we changed our cups. A cup of coffee is now one ounce, not ten ounces," the coffee guy says.

"But I want a normal cup of coffee, not this tiny one!"

"Okay, no problem." The coffee guy takes my 90 cents, and comes back with nine more one ounce cups of coffee.

"I don't want ten one-ounce cups; I want one cup with ten ounces."

"We changed over to this type of coffee cup. We can't sell you coffee the old way," the coffee guy said.

"Why would you do that?"

"Well, we found that new coffee drinkers would not always have a dollar for a cup of coffee," the coffee guy said.

"So did me, when I started out. I just saved up my money until I could buy one."

"This way, new coffee drinkers don't have to do that. They can just buy a small cup whenever they want. We think it's better this way."

"I don't," I said. "I don't want to carry around ten tiny cups."

"Well, we have this." The coffee guy hands me a cardboard container that I can put the ten tiny cups in.

"This is annoying," I said. "I don't like it at all."

"Well," the coffee guy said, "you can always buy your coffee somewhere else."

ExZeus Arcade for Android

Now I *really* need to buy a new phone.

From: HyperDevbox

This is ExZeus arcade game for android DROID /MILESTONE/NEXUS 1 device, 100% Adrenaline, Wide screen, faster than ever, for all fan of 3D shooter game.Available in the Google's Android market.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Austria Top 20: 1 - 10

1. Tik Tok - Ke$ha

2. I Like - Keri Hilson

3. I Will Love You Monday (365) - Aura Dione

4. Disco Pogo - Atzen Frauenarzt & Manny Marc

5. Fireflies - Owl City

6. Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

7. Meet Me Halfway - The Black Eyed Peas

8. Monsta - Culcha Candela

9. Replay - Iyaz

Here's the prequel video .

10. 21 Guns - Green Day & American Idiot Musical Cast

Here's the original song sung by Green Day.

Austria Top 20: 11 - 20

11. Whatcha Say - Jason Derulo

12. Geboren Um Zu Leben - Unheilig

Geboren um zu leben
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13. Heavy Cross - Gossip

14. Rock To The Beat - Darius & Finlay Feat. Nicco

15. Alles Wird Gut - Bushido

16. Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys

17. Morning After Dark - Timbaland feat. Nelly Furtado, Soshy

18. Russian Roulette - Rihanna

19. Alors On Danse - Stromae

20. Sexy Bitch - David Guetta Feat. Akon

Monday, March 01, 2010


Cool song and video. And Bruce Willis is in it.

Gorillaz - Stylo

From: gorillaz

Official HD Promo Video for Gorillaz' fantastic new single 'Stylo', taken from the new album 'Plastic Beach'.

Plastic Beach is released on March 8th (US March 9th). Pre-order the album via iTunes and receive Stylo straight away:

Click here to pre-order from other retailers: plasticbeachhq

For more information on Gorillaz don't forget to keep checking the official website at