Some truely stunning images of good ol’ New Zealand landscapes by Beven Percival.
I need to get out of the city more often.
Via another great TEDEd lesson.
…yeah, been slack on the updates lately I know, but will resume regular interneting soon once this surprisingly busy period passes.
Edit: yeah, zero idea what the previous (and subsequently deleted) video was, so here’s a video for some Resort Collection or… something. I dunno, but it’s awesome.
- Being ‘it’: these guys have played a game of tag for 23 years now and it’s awesome
- Last Saturday, over 2800 spaceships clashed in a battle costing thousands of dollars
- Self-immolators in Tibet near 100 as pressure grows from China
- Smithsonian on the story behind Banksy
- Amazingly, this Russian family was cut off from civilisation for 40 years
- Strange Geographies: the beautiful and alien Iceland
- On Barnes & Noble and the end of the mega-bookstore
- Computer programming languages aren’t copyrightable, says a High Court judge
- Surgeon Simulator 2013 is the new medical QWOP
- Letter of Note: The Alien father is HR Giger
- A great list of 36 supervillain musical numbers
(I have a huge hankering to re-watch Gremlins 2 right now)
Also, it’s pretty mean, but this edit of Lance Armstrong’s confession interview with Oprah recut to the lyrics of Radiohead’s Creep is very well done.
- A Pickpocket’s Tale: The spectacular thefts of Apollo Robbins.
- Don’t read the comments! How online communities shape risk perception
- From Mubi: The Best Movie Posters of 2012
- Tree seeds offer potential for sustainable biofuels
- Japan cyber probe cops find cat collar clue
- Nice. PaperTab prototype wows at CES
- SSD predictions at CES: fewer OEMs, lower prices
- Adobe almost does something amazing by accident
- An account of living on 1.5kW
- Scientists look to fireflies to make a more efficient LED
- I’m heavily considering backing this thin-watch kickstarter
- An account of when 1080p does matter (vs. screen size vs. viewing distance)
- Another op-ed on The Hobbit’s 48HFR
- Also, this invisible driver prank video is pretty great
Five seasons of Breaking Bad masterfully compiled into the style of The Wire‘s five credit sequences.
This view of Earth at night is a cloud-free view from space as acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership Satellite (Suomi NPP). A joint program by NASA and NOAA, Suomi NPP captured this nighttime image by the satellite’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). The day-night band on VIIRS detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe signals such as city lights, gas flares, and wildfires. This new image is a composite of data acquired over nine days in April and thirteen days in October 2012. It took 312 satellite orbits and 2.5 terabytes of data to get a clear shot of every parcel of land surface.
- The ‘Mad Men’ Economic Miracle: the new business model that’s brought on a wave of great TV
- From the Criterion Collection: Christopher Nolan, self-made filmmaker
- Facebook scans private messages for brand page mentions, admits a bug is boosting Likes
- GravityLight: lighting for developing countries
- Quantum networks may be more realistic than we thought
- Largest glacier break-up yet caught on video
- Video: These guys get two hookers to re-enact a scene from Braveheart
- Video: Kids songs with Cat Power