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Lamborghini Stilettos.

Perhaps to go with the knitted Ferrari?

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Found here.

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Woman knits full size Ferrari for art school project

Nude blonde, gold stilettos and a Ferrari… (Updated)

Top Five Best Criminal Computer Hackers of All Time

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Kevin Mitnick

From marvequin

1. Kevin Mitnick.

Mitnick is perhaps synonymous with Hacker. The Department of Justice still refers to him as "the most wanted computer criminal in United States history." His accomplishments were memorialized into two Hollywood movies: Takedown and Freedom Downtime.

Mitnick got his start by exploiting the Los Angeles bus punch card system and getting free rides. Then similar to Steve Wozniak, of Apple, Mitnick tried Phone Phreaking. Mitnick was first convicted for hacking into the Digital Equipment Corporation's computer network and stealing software.

Mitnick then embarked on a two and a half year coast to coast hacking spree. He has stated that he hacked into computers, scrambled phone networks, stole corporate secrets and hacked into the national defense warning system. His fall came when he hacked into fellow computer expert and hacker Tsutomu Shimomura's home computer.

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Bling my Bomb

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Seems to be a marketing site for an Australian magazine publisher, amusing site.

Link 

Video Mapping — 600 year anniversary of the astrological tower clock in the center of Prague

The 600 Years from the macula on Vimeo.

Scientists claim to break light-speed barrier

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photo: htmlnerd

From ZDNet article:

German scientists claim to have broken the light-speed barrier, which could blow away the known limitations of modern networking, but the technology is unlikely to make it into a product–if at all–until most administrators working today have retired.

Exceeding the speed of light, approximately 300,000km per second, is supposed to be completely impossible. According to Einstein's special theory of relativity, it would take an infinite amount of energy to accelerate an object through the light barrier.

But two German physicists claim to have forced light to overcome its own speed limit using the strange phenomenon known as "quantum tunneling." 

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Uniqlo’s “Lucky Switch” campaign, brilliant interactive digital work

Embedding is not working. Direct link to Creativity article with video.

Excellent stop motion animation — The Wolf and the Pig

Animation for U2’s — Beautiful Day — by Michael Paul Young

In February of 2009 we got a call from Catherine Owens, the long time super creative director for the uber-famous band U2. Catherine came across our work and knew she found the team who could help with U2’s 2009 world tour (titled 360). After a quick stint of meetings in New York, we came back to the Bangkok studio and begin work for the following two months on numerous ideas.

U2 from Michael Paul Young on Vimeo.

The concert opened in Barcelona on June 30, 2009 to a sold out crowd of 90,000 fans. The screen that displayed this work was designed by Willie Williams, Mark Fisher, Chuck Hoberman, and Frederic Opsomer. The screen was composed of 888 individual hexagonal panels that support 500,000 Barco LED pixels. It can transform from seven meters to 22 meters high and move up and down. To sum it up, this is the most massive and badass screen ever and we were mega-amped to have worked on such an intense project.

Previously:

A must have accessory for any self-respecting fashionista

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Why, for the love of Christ, do they have to have pink ones to appeal to women? 

Link to Taser

Clip from NYTimes: 

The new C2, as the weapon is called, looks more like a large disposable razor than a gun, comes in a variety of colors and is $350, all of which Taser executives believe will persuade women to add the weapon to their checklist for the evening: lipstick, wallet, keys, Taser.

“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

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NASA Airbrushed UFOs – Lunar Base Towers

Link to YouTube 

The Incredimazing Ellips Ease

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My friend Brady found this beauty while cleaning out his studio. It's simply amazing! The different typefaces are cool, it must have looked very mod in its day.

 

The 'Engineering Appliance Company' is alas, no longer in business. The San Francisco street address in now condos and a google search returned no results.

 

Got it?

 

 

 

Thanks Brady

Google announces ‘Similar Images’ search feature

This seems like a feature Google should have had all along. When browsing images you get the option to select similar images based on results.

 

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I still prefer Flickr, here are some Flickr and non-FlickrTools.

1. Multicolr Search Lab

Select up to 10 colors and get image results that use that palette. Pretty cool.

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We extracted the colours from 3 million “interesting” Flickr images. Using our visual similarity technology you can navigate the collection by colour.

Link to Multicolr Search Lab

 

2. CompFight

Unsure how this site does it, but it generates search results twice as fast a search on Flickr itself, even displays the pixel dimensions of the largest version of the image available. I use this site ALL the time.

3. Flickr's slideshow.

Japanese invent car that runs on water

This sounds too good to be true, but Reuters is reporting:

Tired of petrol prices rising daily at the pump? A Japanese company has invented an electric-powered, and environmentally friendly, car that it says runs solely on water.

Genepax unveiled the car in the western city of Osaka on Thursday, saying that a liter (2.1 pints) of any kind of water — rain, river or sea — was all you needed to get the engine going for about an hour at a speed of 80 km (50 miles).

"The car will continue to run as long as you have a bottle of water to top up from time to time," Genepax CEO Kiyoshi Hirasawa told local broadcaster TV Tokyo.

"It does not require you to build up an infrastructure to recharge your batteries, which is usually the case for most electric cars," he added.

Once the water is poured into the tank at the back of the car, the a generator breaks it down and uses it to create electrical power, TV Tokyo said.

Whether the car makes it into showrooms remains to be seen. Genepax said it had just applied for a patent and is hoping to collaborate with Japanese auto manufacturers in the future.

Most big automakers, meanwhile, are working on fuel-cell cars that run on hydrogen and emit — not consume — water.

Link to article.

Great news! They’re stealing our books!

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Clip:

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The Frankfurt Book Fair has an indicator to help publishers gauge public interest in the new offerings presented at the annual exhibition — the unofficial "most stolen book" index.

Bild am Sonntag and Germany's ZDF television have come up with lists of titles most stolen from 15 leading German publishers' stands set up in the Frankfurt trade fair grounds.

"The most-stolen books are usually the most-sold later on," Claudia Hanssen of the Goldmann Verlag publishing house told Bild am Sonntag newspaper, which published a list of the 10 most stolen German-language books this year.

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1970’s Moog/Schaefer Beer TV spot

“When you’re having more than one”. Now that’s copy writing for you.

BREAKING news from CNN — “Experts: Malicious program targets Macs”

CNN are reporting, having exhausted coverage of anything else newsworthy in the world today, that:

Mac computers are known for their near-immunity to the viruses and other harmful programs that plague PCs. But that may be changing somewhat, according to computer security researchers. It seems that as sleek Mac computers become more popular, they're also more sought-after targets for the authors of harmful programs.

Mac users at large, however, should not be alarmed by the incident, experts said. The program infects only computers whose users downloaded pirated versions of the Mac software iWork.com.

 

Really? this is a lead story? Is Time Warner taking notes from Fox Media? C'mon guys.

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Ireland Vs. the USA — Funny TV Spot.



This appears to be a spot for Silva, a compass manufacturer. Funny stuff.

Tuuurrrd Busters

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Oh crap. Link 

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