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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Alec Baldwin, if you’re in a rush, head straight to minute 4:00, which begins with this teaser: “I come from a business where we all know a great secret …” (via)
Today is rememberance day. Of the many actions organised, the one above I found a particulary good example where the murderous prosecution of Jews shows itself for those who pretended not to know what was happening…
While Europe Lobbying scandal shocks Europe, with involved members of the European Parliament being wise to resign (VIDEO), there is actually NO EU-rule which forbids them. And that’s odd.
Yes, there is some progress, by setting a register up..okay..
But why make them voluntary (??) sign statements, where they denounce bad behavior, but still having NO enforcement or legal recourse when they LIE…
See also: Altijd Hoofdelijk stemmen
We have all seen or experienced it. When traveling at the right speeds, bikes can practically steer themselves, remaining upright and defying the pull of gravity. Physicists thought they figured out this minor mystery long ago. But a new paper (read the PDF here) by Andy Ruina (Cornell University) and Jim Papadopoulos (University of Wisconsin – Stout) challenges the conventional wisdom. This video, which comes to us courtesy of Science Friday, explains…
Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit.
99% Transpiration 1% Inspiration? (via)
DONA is the robot that interactively solicits donations from passers-by. The robot roams around in a public outdoor space and solicits donations from passers-by by engaging them through pet-like inter-action.
RTV Dordrecht – Bruiloft op Schiereiland (13-5-2011)
Trouwen in Dordrecht kan tegenwoordig overal. De bruidsparen mogen van de gemeente zelf een locatie kiezen. Herman Kappetijn en zijn vrouw Francine Loos kozen ervoor om op een schiereiland aan de rand van de Biesbosch te trouwen. Verslag: Charlotte Hammacher | Camera: Yoshua Priele [via]
Since today is one of those days, some idiots cream about end-times..