Friday, July 20, 2007

random 11

  • From Wired comes this selection of the world's tiniest PC's.

  • 10 things I hate about Star Trek.

  • Here's a brilliant ad for a Renault: video.

  • Noel Heikkinen has this video of a guy bouncing a soccer ball up a pole.

  • You knew it would happen... the iBible, via think Christian

  • boing boing links to the yahoo news item about Sigbritt Lothberg of Stockholm who has a 40 gigabits-per-second fiber-optic Internet connection. It just might be the fastest residential connection on Earth.
    In less than 2 seconds, Lothberg can download a full-length movie on her home computer — many thousand times faster than most residential connections... The speed is reached using a new modulation technique that allows the sending of data between two routers placed up to 1,240 miles apart, without any transponders in between...
    The article says she uses her connection to read online newspapers, and nothing more.

  • Many of you have probably seen this video, but I thought I would link to it here. The web crashes.

  • The Olympics are in China next year. Here's a reminder that all is not well in that land - pollution in China: slideshow.

  • interesting video: delicate boundaries.
    Delicate Boundaries is an interactive installation where human touch can dissolve the barrier of the computer screen. Using the body as a means of exchange, the system explores the subtle boundaries that exist between foreign systems and what it might mean to cross them. Lifelike digital animations swarm out of their virtual confinement onto the skin of a hand or arm when it makes contact with a computer screen creating an imaginative world where our bodies are a landscape for digital life to explore.

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