Archive for the 'Reblogs' Category

iConcertCal

Posted in Blogroll, Rants, Reblogs on February 24th, 2007 by (contact)

This is one of the best ideas I have seen in a long time. It is an iTunes plugin that scans your iTunes library and looks for upcoming concerts by those artists, in the city you live in. And, as a bonus, it take the place of the visualizer, which I don’t use anyway.

Ba Boosh!

iConcertCal

History of Speech Synthesis 1770-1970

Posted in Audio, Reblogs on February 18th, 2007 by (contact)

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Joseph Faber’s “Euphonia”, as shown in London in 1846. The machine produced not only ordinary and whispered speech, but it also sang the anthem “God Save the Queen”.

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Also some sassy samples of senescent speech synthesizers on some site.

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No Girlfriend??? You’ve got to READ THIS!

Posted in Reblogs on February 9th, 2007 by (contact)

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Funny random ad appearance. From createdigitalmusic

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Posted in Reblogs on January 2nd, 2007 by (contact)

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/

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The Goodbye Weapon

Posted in Reblogs on December 7th, 2006 by (contact)

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A new weapon approved for use in Iraq – like a microwave, but a longer wavelength.

The beam produces what experimenters call the “Goodbye effect,” or “prompt and highly motivated escape behavior.” In human tests, most subjects reached their pain threshold within 3 seconds, and none of the subjects could endure more than 5 seconds.

Link to Wired article.

Survivaball

Posted in Reblogs on May 12th, 2006 by (contact)

I really am having a hard time with the thought that this isn’t an onion article.

Treehugger’s coverage and straight from Halliburton. I just really can’t believe this can be for real.

The writing on the Halliburton site… can they actually mean what they’re saying?

“Most scientists believe global warming is certain to cause an accelerating onslaught of hurricanes, floods, droughts, tornadoes, etc. and that a world-destroying disaster is increasingly possible…
“In order to head off such catastrophic scenarios, scientists agree we must reduce our carbon emissions by 70% within the next few years. Doing that would seriously undermine corporate profits, however, and so a more forward-thinking solution is needed.”






Many more pictures (and videos!) here.