Archive for July, 2006

Virtual Communities Are Real

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Kurt Vonnegut and Howard Rheingold are among the first guests of the opening events of the 3-D virtual world- Second Life, at the Infinite Mind in Cambridge, MA. The first part of the opening show, "Through The Looking Glass," coincidentally about virtual communities, will be nationally aired on August 9th.

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Posted: July 20th, 2006
at 10:10pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life,art

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City or Sculpture?

Sci-Fi Wahabi #1

With an insane futuristic style, John Powers‘ work is reminiscent of the architecture in movies like Bladerunner and Star Wars, with visions of giant sprawling mega-cities. Is this simply sculpture, or the model for the city of tomorrow? Personally, I want a condo at the end of one of those bridges…sick.

Link from Tropolism

[ed: Many thanks to orangemenace.]

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Posted: July 20th, 2006
at 9:40pm by orangemenace


Categories: art,architecture

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Harlemites Aren’t Feelin’ the Jazzman Any More

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"…Harlem residents gathered outside President Clinton’s office yesterday to protest against the former president as a symbol of Harlem’s gentrification and the displacement of its residents…"

Yo…AAlook at that picture and tell me what’s going on that we don’t see…AA his face, son…

Full Article Via: Captains Quarter’s BlogAA

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Posted: July 20th, 2006
at 3:23pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life

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Nujabes is Pronounced in Japanese

Japanese Hip-Hop producer, Jun Seba, aka Nujabes featuring Shing02 put it on the table in this music video.

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Posted: July 20th, 2006
at 3:16pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: music,film

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How To Hack an Elevator

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Make the elevator where you are, stop at where you are all the time.

Enjoy @ I-hacked.com

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Posted: July 20th, 2006
at 3:12pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life

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Sports Car Performance Without the Gas

http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/07/19/tesla-roadster-135-mpg-250-mile-range-0-to-60-in-4-seconds/#more-3432

"Independent Silicon Valley-based automaker Tesla has unveiled the Tesla Roadster a€" an all-electric car capable of accelerating to 60 mph in just four seconds, while offering equivalent mileage of 135 mpg, and a 250 mile range. The high-performance roadster is capable of hanging with a Ferrari F430, Porsche Carrera S, or BMW M5. The car has a more-than-sufficient top speed of 130 mph, the automaker said. Funding came from several big names in the technology world, including Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The car is expected to cost between $85,000 and $120,000. Deliveries of the Tesla Roadster in the United States are expected to begin next summer. "

This would certainly help for stealth missions, considering electric cars lack the bigAAmotor sound of combustible engine cars.

Click here for the article and here for the gallery of pics.AA

Via: LeftLaneNews

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Posted: July 20th, 2006
at 2:51pm by black octagons


Categories: whips

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OG Barcodes Accused of Rape

Japanese company Design Barcode has taken a militant stance on the aesthetic value of our old school barcodes.

They say:
"Unsightly barcodes have been raping the beauty of package design long enough. That’s why we came up with a way to give barcodes a fun and beautiful makeover, while keeping its functional utility intact. We christened this new type of barcode the "Design Barcode" and pitched it to various manufacturers throughout Japan. As a result, many companies adopted it into their package design, and we helped to turn barcodes into a new channel for companies to communicate to their consumers."

Original Article with Great Promotional Video

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Posted: July 20th, 2006
at 12:30pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Croatian Man Fined for High Speed Film

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Apparently a Croatian man took a video of himself doing a buck or a buck-ten down some backroad and then posted it on the municipal website in his town.AA The po-po’s were quick on the scene, slapping this ill ninja with a speeding fine.AA Check out the quote below.

"He was trying to be a hot shot. Guys like this may not know that the police scan the Internet. This is a warning to them not to play games on the road and threaten their own and others people’s lives," the daily quoted police as saying.

All I got to say to that is, My Ninja, Please!
BewareAAcriminals worldwide: The po’s are scanning internet!

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Reuters via: Yahoo News

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Posted: July 20th, 2006
at 12:28pm by black octagons


Categories: crime

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How Meat is Made


The dating scene is like a meat market, but you may be able to step up your game and gain the ninja’s edge by observing the technique from Czech surrealist filmmaker Jan Svankmajer’s stop animation film titled Meat Love.
via: youtube

ps watch for Svankmajer’s new feature film Lunacy coming out soon

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Posted: July 20th, 2006
at 12:20pm by Bunnz


Categories: film

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