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Only audio, but BBC Radio Wales will be carrying Sunday's Doctor Who concert in Cardiff live from 6pm (10am Pacific). It'll subsequently appear on BBC1 over Christmas. Listeners outside the UK might need to make use of a proxy to appear to be coming from within the country.

Cyriak's animation mix - a compilation of b3ta animations of impressively surreal proportions. Trippy stuff, with a cool videogame style soundtrack too.

The trailer for Paprika suggests it'll be an anime feature to watch out for, particularly coming from Satoshi Kon, late of Perfect Blue and Tokyo Godfathers, and looks to be even more of a mindtrip than before. Oddly 80s animation style..

Finally, real mobile net.access might be coming to the UK - 3's launching flat-rate data. Details remain sketchy, but one main leg of the plan is Skype - rather than trying to ban it, VoIP will be part of the core of it all. Pricing will be available in December, expected to be "lower than £18/month" on top of their existing mobile plan.

Following on from a conversation with mycroftb, I was wondering if anyone knew how quickly rabbit fur grows, compared to human hair. Is it roughly the same timescale? I was just pondering dyeing my fur, if I could, and wondered how long it'd take for the color to grow out again.

Assuming it wasn't made for them, does anyone recognise the soundtrack on this Wii commercial?

Pet skunks
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Oooh.. someone's posted a little clip of "Butterscotch", a toy animatronic pony I noted a while back. She doesn't walk, unfortunately, but her head movements are rather cool to see - and she'll apparently take up to 200lb on her back. ^_^

This thread from AppleInsider talks about the much rumored Apple cellphone, including contributions in the comments from someone claiming to have worked on part of its functionality. Nothing revolutionary like teleportation, but if the claims are true, they'll be applying the same iTunes/iPod seamlessness, much as Microsoft did with the Zune and WMP.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm really quite impressed! Good, smooth movements, and it seems to be quiet - about the only thing a later version could want is actual mobility, which would certainly be no small feat, especially in a plausibly naturalistic way.

Well, there's always bunnies in the meantime. ^_^ But yep, as I mentioned above, someone I knew once had a pet skunk, and it worked out wonderfully. Very cool sorts - and very soft fur, too, as I discovered at a hands-on exhibit at a small zoo once, where they let visitors handle a few of the less ravenous residents, including a skunk, raccoon, and ferret. Also where I was nibbled by tiger cubs. ^_^
*chuckles* That sounds like quite an experience.

Mmm, I just checked out one of the German resources on pet skunks linked to on Wikipedia, but I've got to say I'm somewhat disappointed so far - they talk a lot about how to build a proper cage etc., and generally seem to share the "animals should be kept in cages by default" attitude (instead of "animals should be kept outside of their cages by default and only caged when necessary"), and they also mention that skunks aren't cuddly and shouldn't be expected to be.

Well, duh, I say. If you don't give a skunk affection, how can you expect him/her to enjoy being cuddled - or to reciprocate, for that matter? And how can you expect a skunk to get along with people when he/she's just locked up in her cage all the time and only let out for a few hours a day at most?

I've got to admit I don't really feel inclined to even further read that site - maybe I just got a wrong impression, and maybe I'm doing them injustice, but I don't really care, to be honest. People like that shouldn't be allowed to keep animals. *growls*

Oh well. I still want a pet skunk, but I sure wouldn't keep her like that.