Police Raid Sony: Pirated CDs Confiscated

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In a strange turn of events Sony had their Mexico office raided for what an artist claims were pirated CDs of his copyrighted music.

Even without a contract, Sony decided to release a new album with previously unreleased Fernández material without the singer’s permission. Upset by this move, Fernández’s lawyer sent a cease and desist to the label, but heard nothing.

You can read the whole story over at TorrentFreak.

How Hackers Care for Babies

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Simple and effective. This is why I love the hacker mindset. Where are babbies formed though?

Sheepherding LED Art?

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This is either an elaborate hoax or the coolest thing to come out of the sport of sheepherding. A group of guys attaches LED blankets to the backs of sheep and then herd them in the dark to create moving artwork. Real or fake, I like this. Nobody spoil it for me!

Wanna Take a Ride?

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Rather than bore you with jokes you have heard a million times I am going to let this awesome item speak for its self.

Get your own time machine up and running with this high-tech replica from the 1985 classic Back to the Future! Reproduced with full light effects and adjustable power settings, the Flux Capacitor replica recreates the 1.21 jigowatt-controlling heart of the De Lorean time machine. Measuring over sixteen inches tall and twelve inches wide, each replica features hand-numbering with a matching box, Certificate of Authenticity and Care Instructions!

Give in.

Fishtank Toilet

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At $270,000 this toilet is both the most expensive to ever be built and the strangest. Something about sea turtles watching me take care of business sort of creeps me out. I can’t be the only one. If you can get the full story here.

It's Good To Stay Sharp!

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The fine folks over at Cherryflava have stumbled on a truly bizarre find that you too can own. It’s what you get when you mix well… I don’t need to tell you. My job sucks compared to the guy who got paid to make this.

Flying Humanoids Over Mexico

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I like to think I am an open minded person but these flying humanoids look a lot like sleeping bags attached to a pulley and cable system. Apparently a lot of people disagree with me though.

Testimony from dozens of persons and police officers depict seeing what appear to be witches flying through the skies of remote Mexican towns. Several people videotaped the strange phenomenon. The creatures appear to infest the skies over an old cemetery.

Time Zones Suck

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What better way to keep track of the time around the world then with clocks resembling each country. Great for frequent travelers bad at math. Sleek looking clocks.

White metal faces with red metal hands. Individual clocks with individual mechanisms, shows the times in different cities around the world : London, New York, Hong Kong. Each clock is in the shape of the appropriate continent. Second hand has a little red plane on the end… cute.

Crazy Roommate Blog

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This guy lives with one of the strangest people in the world. To keep his sanity he blogs about it for the enjoyment of us on the internet and himself.

Anatomy of a Black Hole

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I honestly never knew just how cool black holes are until I saw this little interactive video. It’s a well done thing with some cool effects that helps you understand what exactly a black hole is and what it does.

There are two main processes constantly going on in massive stars: nuclear fusion (which tends to blow the star’s hydrogen outward from the star’s center) And gravity (which tends to pull all hydrogen back in the direction it had come). These two processes balance one another until all the star’s hydrogen is exhausted, allowing gravity to take over. Once gravity dominates, the star becomes unstable and starts to collapse. More massive stars tend to burn hotter and faster. Once all the hydrogen has been exhausted, such stars quickly collapse, shedding much of their mass in dramatic explosions called supernovae. Once the star starts to collapse, it does not stop, and the star (and ultimately its atoms) will cave inward upon itself, resulting in the formation of a black hole.

Marijuana and Alcohol Compared

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The Drug Policy Forum of Texas has an interesting page comparing the threats posed by both alcohol and marijuana use. This should be something to think about as you watch the beer ads on TV or as you drive. Hundreds of thousands of non-violent drug users sit in prison today. Would it be too much to call them political prisoners? Should the government play nanny to it’s citizens over how they choose to treat their own bodies? Yes!

“By any of the major criteria of harm – mortality, morbidity, toxicity, addictiveness and relationship with crime – cannabis [marijuana] is less harmful than any of the other major illicit drugs, or than alcohol or tobacco.”

— Police Foundation [UK] report to the British government, March, 2000

Pictures that Changed the World

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Sloker has a beautifully done collection of images that changed the world and excerpts describing them. It reads like a picture book of history.

The key to the appeal of Riboud’s seminal image may be Kasmir’s empathy for her adversary. “All of a sudden, I realized ‘them’ was that soldier in front of me—a human being I could just as easily have been going out on a date with,” Kasmir says. “It wasn’t a war machine, it was just a bunch of guys with orders. Right then, it went from being a fun, hip trip to a painful reality.”

Robot Thursday!

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It seems like this short clip of robots fighting has been circulating around the web a bit. This sort of robotics application is amazing. I would like to use this moment to shamelessly promote the fact that we have been working on an Animatronics tutorial in the Slacktivate Lab. We still have a ways to go before we finish our tutorial but there are videos of the robot up now that show some of the progress we are making.

Abandoned Village in Italy

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Like a town straight out of a million zombie movies this abandoned Italian village is really creepy. Structures large and small sit begging to be explored.

Trophy Head Lamp

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This trophy head lamp is perfect for individuals who are both compassionate towards animals and stylish. Even if you could care less about most animals the thing still looks really cool.

A new take on a cultural icon, this limited edition, hand-molded resin lamp is also a striking piece of art.

Homemade Nintendo Jewelry

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For a bunch of stuff made by a Nintendo fan this is amazing. This is not just a cool theme, this is professional looking. It’s amazing all the cool things this guy has been able to cook up.

14 Karat yellow gold, 40 grams with it’s venetian box chain. I’ve made 1, and unless something happens to destroy this, I don’t plan on ever making another. I wear it every single day, and if it were custom made, it’d probably run you $2,000 after materials, labor and metal. It’s about 40mm each way you measure it, or a bit bigger than a book of matches. It’s not that huge.

Laser Magic

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In this video magician Jason Latimer performs some way cool magic using lasers and common objects. It starts a little slow but really picks up towards the middle. This guys is amazing.

World Champion of Magic Jason Latimer presents his Laser Fiction demo at the Magic Castle.

Images From Above Africa

posted 4655 days ago ... Comments [7] has a great set of photography taken of Africa from the air. The beauty in the photography jumps out of these breathtaking images. If you have a chance go look at the entire photo set.

Interactive Surfaces

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Lightspace Corporation makes interactive animated lighted surfaces. It’s a sort of disco floor type effect the responds to touch.

Lightspace supports countless combinations of immersive entertainment possibilities. Lightspace Dance is capable of showing endless interactive special effect, visually stimulating backdrops, and customized music visualizations based on themes and events or specific revenue-generating sponsorship opportunities.


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