So my rather slow day turned a little more exciting around 11:30 am when I saw black smoke drifting outside of my office window. After some peeking through locked office doors and windows I finally went outside to see what was going on. The parking lot was full of people and over on the other side of the road, the roof of Landmark II was engulfed in black smoke with the occasional flare-up of flames. Fire engines soon arrived and it didn’t take long for them to get things under control. It was interesting nonetheless and thanks to cell-phone technology, here’s some pics and a video clip.
These unbelievable photos are chalk drawings done by Julian Beever. Beever uses his drawings to create an amazing 3D illusion. Julian Beever is an English artist who’s famous for his art on the pavement of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium. Most of his artwork it is impossible to tell whats real from what’s an illusion. Very cool stuff.
How about playing Quake 3 on a 24 monitor wall? Yes, thatâ€™s exactly what the guys over at plastk did by running the game on a 12-node Linux cluster with two monitors per server.Â This is just plain crazy. The bevel between the monitors detracts a little from the effect but it’s still a lot cooler than my single monitor…
The story is this. A group of college students got together and decided to hold I-285 traffic to the posted speed limit (55). (I-285 makes a complete circle around Atlanta.) The Atlanta Journal quotes a spokesman for the DOT as saying that if the students werenâ€™t blocking emergency vehicles and were going the speed limit, â€œthey didnâ€™t do a thing wrong.â€? He added, â€œIn Atlantaâ€¦ we expect the people going 75 to move over so the people going 95 can have the right of way.â€?
Ok, this video is pretty funny. Turn your volume down though because it is loud. Oh and please spare me the comments about how you think this is me 15 years ago. I see the joke there, ok? I get it. Save it.
Designed for “scientists, geologists, archaeologists or adventurers”, Nissanâ€™s 4Ã—4 Terranaut features a “spherical laboratory” that is accessed from a 360 degree swiveling seat. Unfortunately, all these workstations leave room for only one passenger side door.carfuture
Whatâ€™s the chance of seeing the Terranaut on the street? Pretty good if you own a Holodeck.
This photograph was posted on Digg earlier today and it’s pretty damn amazing. There’s a lot of discussion about whether it’s a fake or not but the exif data in the image seems to indicate that it’s a legitimate photo.
“Within 0.5 seconds of me pressing the button, I had jumped at least 2 metres in the air, as I heard a tremendously loud crack of thunder, and see this amazingly bright beam of electricity right in front of me. I had then landed, grabbed the camera, and was inside the house within 2 seconds.”
The campaign contributor accidentally shot and wounded by Vice President Dick Cheney during a weekend quail hunt is “doing well” and will be released early this week, a spokesman at Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, said Monday.
Winter here has been really wet this year, not much snow, not that cold, quite atypical for our area. So looking at these images showing the result of a freezing snow storm in Switzerland, I’m glad that it’s been this mild around here. Brrrrrr!
We know we’re not supposed to put metal in the microwave. Not even those frozen juice cans… But have you ever wondered what would happen if you put some CDs in the microwave? Someone decided to find out and took a video of it. I don’t suggest doing this at home.