sâmbătă, noiembrie 28, 2009

vineri, noiembrie 27, 2009

joi, noiembrie 26, 2009

miercuri, noiembrie 25, 2009

Being broke

Problema cu bancile


luni, noiembrie 23, 2009

Living in Hong Kong

This is a project of Michael Wolf, called “A room of everyone’s own."
Hong Kong is ranked 4th in the list of the countries with the highest density.

Galerie completa: http://acidcow.com/pics/5638-living-in-hong-kong-100-pics.html

Otel ruginit

Materialul acela la care ne zgaiam noi cu atata interes si ziceam "Oare cum fac?" se numeste COR-TEN.

Mai multe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weathering_steel

23 de ani in "coma"

A car crash victim diagnosed as being in a coma for the past 23 years has been conscious the whole time.
Rom Houben was paralysed but had no way of letting doctors know that he could hear every word they were saying.
'I dreamed myself away,' said Mr Houben, now 46, who doctors thought was in a persistent vegatative state.
'I screamed, but there was nothing to hear,' added Mr Houben.
Doctors used a range of coma tests before reluctantly concluding that his consciousness was 'extinct'.
But three years ago, new hi-tech scans showed his brain was still functioning almost completely normally.

Articol: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1230092/Patient-trapped-23-year-coma-conscious-along.html

duminică, noiembrie 22, 2009

Bear Hockey

Asa pentru ziua alegerilor.

sâmbătă, noiembrie 21, 2009

Masinaria Terra

Priviti cum respira amazonul

vineri, noiembrie 20, 2009

Ce nu stiai ca poti sa faci in Photoshop

Am doua articole care se incadreaza in categoria asta:
Folosirea avansata "Crop" : http://www.projectwoman.com/2009/11/five-secrets-of-photoshop-crop-tool.html
Folosirea "Liquify" pentru a corecta structura: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REll3OCahcI
EDIT: Au mai aparut si in comentarii linkuri. Do see them.

Shiny suds

joi, noiembrie 19, 2009

Fruntasii europei

hiroki tanabe: O project

this is a small commercial building situated on a busy corner in tokyo. hiroki tanabe
chamfered the building, to encourage people to be drawn close to it and explore inside.
the shapes of chamfered corners differ from the odd-numbered floors to the even-numbered


The science room

Ati avut vreodata nevoie sa organizati un laborator si nu stiati cum? Aveti chef de vreun experiment? N-ati facut ore de la laborator la liceu desi vroiati?

http://blog.makezine.com/science_room/ (se vor mai adauga articole - nu e complet ghidul)

The Machine Stops

Acum exact 100 de ani a fost publicata prima poveste care pune problema defectarii internetului intr-o lume dependenta de el. O puteti citi aici: http://www.plexus.org/forster/index.html

Scroll Clock

Acesta este cel mai tare website clock pe care l-ai vazut.


miercuri, noiembrie 18, 2009

marți, noiembrie 17, 2009

Top Gear - episodul cu Romania

Va dati seama ca o sa se umple Transfagaraseanul dupa asta.

Amusement Park Maps

Stiti hartile alea ale parcurilor care ne placeau cand eram mici? Cineva a adunat o multime si le-a pus online.

Galerie: http://www.themeparkbrochures.net/mainmaps.html

luni, noiembrie 16, 2009

The cost of being Batman

After bringing up in this thread the fact that the tech Batman uses is not in the realm of science fiction anymore I started thinking: just how expensive would all these toys be?

The calculation below is a result of this train of thought. It covers only the Batsuit and the usual gadgets not the Batmobile, Batwing or the Batcave.

Update: A few people have asked so I'll make this clear. All these are things you can buy right now or develop rather simply given a little financial backing. Most are off the shelf but some of them can't be bought by civilians without authorization.
The second thing I'd like to clear up is that I made these calculations myself. I'm not an economist I'm an engineer. I did it by searching through google for sources.



Kevlar Nomex Body armor 3000

K-N gloves

K-N kneepads

K-N elbowpads

head armor

K-N pants

K-N extra pads

Carbon fibre reinforcements 1500

Total armor

Miniature multiband radio comunicator 2000

Retinal projection system 10000

Shape memory polymer cape 40000

Carbon fibre helmet

Other blades and misc

Gas mask (advanced)

Total suit


# pcs Total
Atlas rope ascender
1 15000
TPLS Grappling hook launcher (special forces silenced) 50000
1 50000 (exagerated price because batman needs a small version)
Portable spectrometer
1 30000
GPS Tracking device
3 300
Ultrasonic bat attractor 200
1 200
Batarang (normal)
20 20
Batarang (exploding)
3 30
Batarang (electronic)
5 25
Batarang (remote control) 25
2 50
Smoke/Flash bomb
10 20
Knockout gas
5 25
Tear gas
5 25
USB memory stick
1 300 (you didn't think in this day and age batman doesn't have a hardware encrypted memory stick do you?)
Fingerprint scanner kit
1 200
Blacklight kit
1 200
Long range microphone 300
1 300
Laser microphone
1 200
Lockpick (automatic)
1 500
Hearbeat detector
1 5000
Motion detector
3 90
1 40
Nightvision camera
1 1000 (not included in suit because of the big size this way he can use it to without risking his head and have it on his HUD)
Thermal camera
1 15000 (same as above - high price includes an IR tele lens)

Total gadgets


Total Batman equipment

181825 USD

I'm sure I missed something so I can round it to 200000USD. Before you go to empty your bank account and become a superhero keep in mind that some of this stuff gets used every time he goes out. Armor probably needs to be replaced every week. That's 7000USD/week operating cost from the start. Batarangs, trackers, gas... all those are disposable and cost money. I estimate the operating costs must be around 10000USD/week not counting any Batmobile. Shredded that memory polymer cape? New one costs 40k!

On top of that some of this equipment must be bought by the thousand (like Alfred says in Batman Begins). Some of this equipment is restricted to military and law enforcement. If Waynetech wasn't a military contractor Batman wouldn't have access to some of this stuff.

In other words it's possible but even a milionare would have trouble supporting these costs on a regular basis. Strictly the realm of multi-bilionares.

Bamboo Bag

boo bag is a reusable grocery bag which is made of highly sustainable bamboo fabric.
when grocery shopping, the bamboo casing works as a handle and provides comfortable
grip for the user's hand.

Sursa: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/8177/green-life-netizen-award-result.html