|Internet usage continues to rise, with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) now "claiming to be the world's largest public Internet exchange, after setting a new traffic record earlier this month of 233Gbit/s. It says it now shifts more than 1.5 Petabytes a day, on behalf of over 250 ISPs and carriers."|
Speaking of which, I should do my part - here's the recent 20 second teaser for the forthcoming second season of Life on Mars. It's amusing. ^_^
It's not a title for serious hard-core gamers, but Dodge That Anvil is a load of fun. The rabbits of Eastwarren have taken to growing their own crops, relieving them of any reliance on humans - but now, anvils are falling from the sky. It's up to you to harvest the crops without getting flattened, and discover what secret lies behind this mayhem.
The Top Gear team go caravanning. Is fun. =:D
On the matter of just who outed Valerie Plame, breaking her cover, and that of the other covert CIA agents using that front company: "Ultimately, Cheney crafted an on-the-record statement to be attributed to Libby by name. Libby called Matt Cooper of Time, who had emailed questions to Martin earlier" (Cathie Martin, former top press assistant to Dick Cheney) Is anyone very surprised?
Handy - Trillian Astra is coming to OS X. "IMCore" is portable across OS X, Linux, and Windows, including all their in-house plugins. Won't make a lot of difference to me, given I only barely touch AIM, and iChat plus Chax is fine for my purposes, but more options are always a good thing, especially as multinetwork-capable as that is.
rabitguy spotted this Sly Cooper video (FLV), set to a cover of Smooth Criminal. Very easy on the eyes.
At the last anime con I went to (so far - maybe I'll turn up somewhere in the next year or so =:), I remember being quite amused by the hotel playing Air's "Sexy Boy" over the muzak speakers. Cool choice. (And watch out for their forthcoming Pocket Symphony in March - as technically complex as 10,000Hz Legend, but somewhat more upbeat. But it's Amon Tobin's "Foley Room" that will really demand your attention then..)
'"There are skeptics who think it's a bunch of hooey, but I can tell you things seem to have improved since the change." said Pat Patton, programming director at San Francisco TV station KRON 4, on his decision to change the station's street address from 1001 Van Ness Ave. to 1001552 after consulting with an "astronumerologist."'
|First-hand information from someone attending the meetings in Idaho regarding the impending wolf hunting. Apparently they feel the wolves are no longer endangered, so they intend to hunt them back to the point where they are.|
Where I was born still remains, but the beer selection is lousy now.
From this posting on Suicide Bots: "SRL had a guinea pig robot. It was kind of a four legged waldo that the guinea pig rode on top of. It is described in detail (with photos) in Re/Search publications PRANKS. IIRC the critter’s feet where strapped in and is motions were used to control the motion of the four legged bot he was riding. So if the pig walked forward, the ‘bot walked forward, if it ran back, the ‘bot ran back. Mark Pauline claims that they fed the critter lettuce the whole time and it enjoyed it very much."
w00t! Leggings for all!
So, the Oscar animation nominees are out - with the disqualification of Arthur and the Invisibles, there are only three rather than five this year in the running for Best Animated Feature: Cars, Happy Feet, and Monster House. For me, it's an easy choice - as technically impressive as Cars was, the writing felt much more entertaining in Monster House. Though I'll admit to not having seen Happy Feet.
I have to say, I'm really impressed with how well Doctor Who's maintained its unversal appeal across all ages. Gallifrey One notes viewer data here for 'the Christmas day showing of "The Runaway Bride". The programme achieved a final rating of 9.35 million viewers, which was a 38% share of the total television audience. Of that audience 50% were male and 50% female.'
NSFW! .. as is this.