miercuri, martie 31, 2010

Robotul si prosoapele

Mi se pare grozav ca dupa impaturire trece cu "mana" peste ele cu grija o ultima data.

marți, martie 30, 2010

Chopin Museum

milan-based migliore + servetto architetti asociati have designed the permanent exhibition
of the (fryderyk) chopin museum, which has opened in warsaw, poland on occasion
of the bicentenary of the composer's birth, 1810.
the museum holds a collection selected from over 5,000 items belonging to the
fryderyk chopin institute, and was conceived as a reference point of the chopin year celebrations
and will become the main centre for artistic activities which draw on the work of chopin.
located inside dell'ostrogski palace, the historic complex was built in 1600, with expansions
made in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, and was rebuilt in 1949 - 1954.
the overall aim of the project was to change the traditional perception of the museum.
migliore + servetto architetti asociati, took up the challenge set by the museum, designing a space
where visitors can freely explore the creative process of chopin as a man, composer and pianist.

Hai la Varsovia! :)

Mai multe poze si detalii: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/9632/chopin-museum.html

Naveta spatiala NASA functioneaza cu 1MB de RAM

It’s true! NASA’s space shuttle is controlled by a computer running on only one megabyte of RAM. How is this possible? Since the space shuttle and all its hardware is over 30 years old, so is its computer. The current computer is actually an upgraded version of the 500-kilobyte computer that was used until 1991, but still based on the same outdated technology from the 1980s.

Tot articolul: http://astroblog.cosmobc.com/2010/03/27/did-you-know-the-space-shuttle-runs-on-only-one-megabyte-of-ram/

Mai multe de atat codul sursa al navetei spatiale este disponibil online. Nu glumesc: http://code.google.com/p/virtualagc/source/browse/trunk/Comanche055/STABLE_ORBIT.s?r=258

luni, martie 29, 2010

Prima vena umana tiparita

3D Printing technology has recently leapt into a new realm — we’ve seen printers that can create entire buildings out of stone, delicious meals out of simple ingredients, and now — perhaps weirdest and coolest of them all — a printer that can build body parts from cells! Scientists working on the Organovo NovoGen printer recently created the first “printed” human vein. This technology could replace other toxic and carbon-heavy medicinal practices like using artificial parts in the human body.

With the successful printing of a human vein, the scientists are looking forward to moving on to larger organs. Though the printing of an entire lung or heart is far off, the technology has been proven to be viable. In the near future instead of using plastics or metals to fix small arteries and heart defects, doctors could use real human tissue. Instead of borrowing skin or veins from other parts of the body to fix injuries they could just print some out. Instead of borrowing a liver or heart from a cadaver they could just whip one up. All they need are some healthy organ cells and they’ve got a replacement.

Tot articolul si alte poze: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/22/scientists-use-3d-printer-to-create-first-printed-human-vein/

Inca niste Photoshop CS5 - serios de data asta

Inclusiv content aware fill, lens correction and bathing suit removal.

La 5:50 sunt chestii chiar impresionante.

duminică, martie 28, 2010


O piesa de teatru ciudata despre viitorul nostru digital.

The Sims - Real Life

joi, martie 25, 2010

Nature by numbers

Da este Fibonacci

Thanks Cristi!

Art of the Steal: On the Trail of World’s Most Ingenious Thief

Gerald Blanchard could hack any bank, swipe any jewel. There was no security system he couldn't steal.
When the pilot gave the thumbs-up, Gerald Blanchard looked down, checked his parachute straps, and jumped into the darkness.
It was early June 1998, and the evening wind was warm. If it kept cooperating, Blanchard would touch down directly above the room that held the Koechert Diamond Pearl.

Este o poveste reala demna de filme. Merita citit tot articolul.

Tot articolul: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/03/ff_masterthief_blanchard/all/1

marți, martie 23, 2010

Kowloon Walled City

(folositi subtitrarile)

A fost daramat intre timp de catre guvernul chinez care a facut un parc in locul lui.


Top 10 Remote Control and Streaming Tools

Pe scurt cum sa:
- faci streaming de muzica in orice camera
- controlezi calculatorul de oriunde in lume cu pornire doar la nevoie
- controlezi downloadul de torrente de la distanta
- repari calculatorul cuiva de la distanta
- accesezi camere de la distanta
- faci streamuri media de pe orice calculator
- construiesti un home server
- faci o conexiune remote desktop rapida

Articol: http://lifehacker.com/5497960/top-10-remote-control-and-streaming-tools

Bringing Your Boring Data to Life

Free application Tableau Public creates beautiful visualizations from your data and lets you publish them to the web, where users can interact with your charts and graphs with live updates.

Un exemplu la wall street journal

Link: http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/

luni, martie 22, 2010

Capre de munte reloaded

Va mai amintiti caprele astea: http://gilotopia.blogspot.com/2010/02/capre-de-munte.html

I now give you the same story using the latest technology! Moving pictures!

duminică, martie 21, 2010

Piano Improv on Chatroulette Part 2 - with an audience

Partea 1 aici: http://gilotopia.blogspot.com/2010/03/piano-improv-on-chatroulette.html

Atentie! Acesta este Ben Folds. Partea 1 a fost facuta de Merton. Nu este acelasi tip in ciuda aparentelor.

sâmbătă, martie 20, 2010

Cybersyn Project un internet al anilor 60-70

Free As In Beer: Cybernetic Science Fictions from Greg Borenstein on Vimeo.

(merita vazut pana la 10 minute)

When Pinochet's military overthrew the Chilean government 30 years ago, they discovered a revolutionary communication system, a 'socialist internet' connecting the whole country.

Across Chile, with secret support from the CIA, conservative small businessmen went on strike. Food and fuel supplies threatened to run out. Then the government realised that Cybersyn offered a way of outflanking the strikers. The telexes could be used to obtain intelligence about where scarcities were worst, and where people were still working who could alleviate them. The control rooms in Santiago were staffed day and night. People slept in them - even government ministers. "The rooms came alive in the most extraordinary way," says Espejo. "We felt that we were in the centre of the universe." The strike failed to bring down Allende.

All the while, the rightwing plotting against Allende grew more blatant and the economy began to suffocate as other countries, encouraged by the Americans, cut off aid and investment. Beer was accused in parts of the international press of creating a Big Brother-style system of administration in South America.

The Chilean military found the Cybersyn network intact, and called in Espejo and others to explain it to them. But they found the open, egalitarian aspects of the system unattractive and destroyed it. Espejo fled. Some of his colleagues were not so lucky. Beer was in London, lobbying for the Chilean government, when he left his final meeting before intending to fly back to Santiago and saw a newspaper billboard that read, "Allende assassinated.". Soon after the coup, Beer left West Byfleet, his wife, and most of his possessions to live in a cottage in Wales. "He had survivor guilt, unquestionably," says Simon.

Desi acum informatiile astea sunt centralizate in diverse firme inca nu exista vreun sistem national care macar sa egaleze Cybersyn. Evident nu mai avem nici societate comunista dar statul inca gestioneaza o multime de companii nationale care ar beneficia imens in urma unui asemenea sistem implementat cu tehnologie moderna si deschis si publicului.

vineri, martie 19, 2010

HP slate - 400 Euro

Reputable Spanish publication Clipset has the first concrete report on pricing and internal specs for HP's Slate. Seemingly obtained from HP itself, the €400 ($546) price tag positions the Slate a notch above netbooks and bodes well for the expectation that it'll undercut the iPad's entry level pricing.

Further info includes an Atom CPU, Flash support, USB connectivity, a memory card reader, and a back-mounted webcam (see it after the break). The launch of this Windows 7 device is slated for June, while retail availability in Europe is said to be expected at some point "before September."


Why are carrots orange?

No, the image above does not some show some collection of freshly genetically designed hypercarrots in various colors of the rainbow. This is the spectrum of colors carrots used to have – and in some regions of the world you can still find white, yellow, red and purple carrots. In most countries however, carrots tend to be orange nowadays. Why is that?

They’re orange for entirely political reasons: in the 17th century, Dutch growers cultivated orange carrots as a tribute to William of Orange – who lead the the struggle for Dutch independence – and the color stuck. A thousand years of yellow, white and purple carrot history, was wiped out in a generation.

Tot articolul: http://www.nextnature.net/2009/08/why-are-carrots-orange-it-is-political/

joi, martie 18, 2010

Drinking in Japan

The world is small

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

Marea teapa a reabilitarii termice

Specialiştii în domeniul construcţiilor au criticat, miercuri, într-o conferinţă de presă organizată la Târgul de Mediu Romenvirotec 2010 de la Romexpo, modul în care se realizează izolarea termică a clădirilor în România, invocând slaba calitate a lucrărilor.
"Vom constata că, din cauza materialelor proaste folosite pentru anveloparea termică, în timp, polistirenul va începe să se desprindă de pe clădiri la mai multe serii de rafale de vânt puternice', a explicat Cruţescu

Ce bine imi pare ca blocul meu e obligat sa faca reabilitarea termica!

Tot articolul: http://www.banisiafaceri.ro/analize/marea+teapa+a+reabilitarii+termice!

The end of publishing

Now get back to work!

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sâmbătă, martie 06, 2010

Campionatul mondial de poker jefuit live la TV

6 oameni inarmati au intrat si au jefuit campionatul mondial de poker de la Berlin