Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Pass the Knowledge - Turku, FInland

Rap, Turku, Finland.




myspace.com/biostudentgirl - friends are now hidden, but there must be loads of them. I think earlier when I visited on same site, there were like appx. 50,000-100,000 friends.

Profile views: 349,858 | Subscribers: 1419 ??!! :D

Sorry, I didn't really got it. She's is cute and smiles? :)

For being internet celebrity is not really needed much. * oh well *

Parrots 'as intelligent' as young children

By Kirsten Veness for The World Today

An American scientist says the results of a 29-year study suggest parrots could be as intelligent as five-year-old humans.

Brandeis University Professor Irene Pepperberg says her study of Alex, an african grey parrot, shows parrots have an impressive intelligence.

"They're about the same intelligence as a five-year-old child but their communication skills, at least as far as we've looked at in the lab, are only about that of a two-year-old," she said.

"So no long, complicated sentences but the ability to answer the questions that we ask."

Alex can identify 100 objects, most of them food and toys from around his home.

He can add up and identify seven colours.

"If you put language in quotes, yes, they use English speech," Professor Pepperberg said.

"So if I ask Alex � how many keys; he'll tell me 'two'.

"If I ask him what colour, he'll say 'green and if I ask what shape, he'll say 'three-quarter'."

Do you know what this means?

If you're having internet debate with opponent, who's iq seems to be on level of 5-years old child, get a parrot.

"PARROT!" | digg it!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Android Clone

Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro clones himself, android-style. His incredibly lifelike mechanical double, "Geminoid HI-1," sometimes takes his place in meetings and classes.

Whole story (Wired).

I wan't one of those too! :)

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Wisdom of Robots

BOSTON -- You have to watch where you're walking at the artificial intelligence conference here this week -- you might trip over a roaming robot or bump into one flying around the room.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of AI, the American Association for Artificial Intelligence has gathered leaders in the field from around the world to present research and give students a chance to square off in robot competitions.


We are the (ro)bots!

Youtube - UFO videos


Is there any UFO video on youtube.com which is real?

Digital post-production is so advanced and cheap to make, so it's really hard to believe any of these UFO videos.

Show me real UFO video and I will show you something cool. :)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

India bans access to blogs

India has banned access to 17 websites and blogs it says preach messages of religious hatred, an official said.

But in scrambling to obey the order some of India's Internet service providers have simply blocked users from looking at entire domains such as blogspot.com - and the thousands of blogs, or online web journals, hosted there.

The government said it had written to ISPs, which it licences, with a list of sites to blocked in the interest of Indian security on July 13, two days after seven bombs killed more than 180 people on the Mumbai train network.

But Gulshan Rai, director of the Ministry of Communication's Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, said the ban order was not a specific response to the attack.

"These blogs are pitting Muslim against non-Muslim," he said.

Bloggers have reacted with outrage at what they say is an erosion of free speech, as well as bafflement at the sometimes surprising choice of sites included in the ban.


So... India is new China? :/

Monday, July 17, 2006

videoshift.com - submit and rate videos


Nothing new, but it works. :)

Here's another site:

www.ummyeah.com, same thingy.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Football VM France - Italy celebration

This is ermh... funny? :/


Disco Police and Bombs!

Disco police and mopeds, cool.


Friday, July 14, 2006

Frank Zappa on Crossfire - 80s tv

Zappa defending his lyrics and John Lofton as his opponent - about 20 minutes length, but it's worth watching, specially for Zappa fans and maybe anyone interested of (US) politics and stuff. Hilarious and serious simultaneously. :D

Thursday, July 13, 2006

More killer whales

I don't know why they are calling these "killer" whales, but cool clip anyway, even thought cam operation is quite shaky. :)



I thought I had seen it all, someone has made computer program(s) for solving Sudokus.


ZIDANE a new way to solve problems.. make it like zidane



Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Be Positive!

Hey guys, this is Nomi and Caroline. All proceeds from the "Be Positive" Project are donated to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Please read the following if you are interested in purchasing buttons, belts, or shirts! The three operations are completely separate, so be sure to follow all instructions. The email addresses and mail order addresses are different for each leg of the project.


Check it out and spread the word. :)


Pearls from teh forums...

Mr X: I have read this entire thread, I am confused...

What the hell is Fifa?

What will we call Italy if it "loses its title"?

Inquiring minds want to know, this better not be another stupid soccer thread...

Mr Y: Fifa is the governing body of Football which observes and controls championships worldwide.

Mr X; Isn't that the NFL?


digg it - but only if you really liked it.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Myspace starts charging $21.00 per month - hoax

--------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: *****
Date: Jul 10, 2006 8:32 PM

Myspace is starting to charge !!!
Body: Myspace is starting to charge !!!
Listen everyone, Myspace has been bought out once again by a larger company. Although I still will be fixing all problems and
still be in charge, this large company believes they need to start charging. The new price will be $ 21.00 a month, However Ive
decided to make a deal and give some of you a break. The first 8,000 people to post this bullentin saying Myspace is
starting to charge !!! will still be able to have everything for free!
Sorry for the inconvience.
Please Repost!

Obviously this is a fake message and hoax just for trying to get people leaving myspace. Rumours, rumours, rumours.... and there's keystroke mistake on message... "bullentin" ... lol.

How dumb some myspace users actually are, when they forward this message? :D

Internet makes you dumb! Indeed.

New Mac TV Ads

Hmmm... dunno if new macbooks sucks or not, but this ad was quite clever... maybe. :D

Viral marketing on youtube.com? :D

http://youtube.com/v/UA3NyRr4Eng following the link you'll find more ads of same mac & pc theme.

Monday, July 10, 2006

3×3 22.1s


Internet does not make all us dumb.

digg it

Japanese condom packages.

more pics | digg it.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Dangerous (?) road in Bolivia

Do you call these for sticky situations? :D

more pics

Michael Winslow meets Jimi Hendrix

Michael Winslow aka Cadet Larvell Jones makes few interesting feedback guitar noises, even thought I like more his sound effects on Police Academy. :D

Video editor for linux Cinelerra 2.1 released

Released the version 2.1 of the open source video editor Cinelerra. Some of the new stuff: OpenGL, Live Video and Live Audio, Limited DVD subtitle support and lots of bug fixes.
A complete changelog can be read at: http://www.heroinewarrior.com/cinelerra_changelog.2.1.txt

NICE! :)

read more | digg story

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Wrist watches with computer - Seikos 80s retro stuff

Originally I got inspiration for writing this article by finding aving.net (via this digg.com (linked to gizmodo.com copycat story, skip it)) story about same subject. Whole article here.

A wrist watch with computer ‘UC 2100’ developed by SEIKO in 1984. You can type the keyboard, using a small screen of the watch as a monitor.

I did some searching with google ("UC 2100") and found this page, so actually Seiko has made plenty of these watch computers, not just UC 2100-model.

Retrothing.com already mentioned 2005 Seiko wrist computers on their story, Seiko watches has been used also in James Bond movies ("The Spy Who Loved Me").

So it seems Seiko was 30 years ahead of the markets? I'm wondering what they are currently developing in their hi-tech laboratories? :)

btw. this article was really quick sratch of the surface, if anyone has more information about these Seiko wrist computers, please share it. :)

Friday, July 07, 2006

Tom Cruise's Least Fave 'South Park' Episode Up For Emmy

It's episode which made Tom Cruise and Isaak Hayes unhappy and angry. :/

Now it's one of Emmy nominees!!! * JEEEEE! *

Read more. I couldn't copy/paste story here (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
etc. etc.) HELL YEAH!

David Hassel Hoff Dirty Old Man (Video)

David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff is back on entertainment biz! Video is really bizarre and uncool (= cool).

check video | digg story