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mycroftb noticed the ultimate action figures: from The Big Lebowski. Nothing can surpass these. And we mustn't overlook He-Man's Fabulous Secret Powers. =:D

Quite a cool entry appeared in the Linden Lab weblog: 10 debug options you should know about, including options like slow motion animations, and rebake textures.

loganberrybunny highlighted the Red Cross National Floods Appeal, if you're wanting to make a donation; and also that one rail company is running a daily bottled water train from Scotland down to Gloucestershire, taking advantage of the colossal haulage capacity of freight rail.

A preview of the Family Guy: Star Wars Special, airing in September. ^_^

'German police called to investigate unusual noises in the garden of a Bremen house late on Monday were surprised to find that a pair of amorous hedgehogs were to blame. After illuminating the garden with spotlights, officers discovered the animals making love beside the pond. "The pair were loudly engaged in ensuring the continuity of their species," said Bremen police spokesman Ronald Walther.'

So, you're stuck in a Very Very White mall in Michigan with a couple friends. What do you do? It's a brilliant little tale of freaks in suburbia. I'm so pleased I can think of most of my flist belonging in that group. ^_^

Worried your eyes aren't bleeding? Try stereoscopic Tetris, as drhoz found. There, much better.

Oh, nomnomnom.. with the house empty on Wednesday afternoon, I felt like some cooking. So, needing to go out anyway, I wandered along a bit further to the nearby supermarket, and picked up a few useful bits for a Thai-inspired curry. Instant soup mix and boiling water, then two large hot peppers, three sliced garlic cloves, some basil, smoked hot paprika, and a couple chopped anchovies, making up the base. Then, for the meat, most of a small package of ground turkey I'd just bought, snipped into tiny meatballs; all left to seeth and fume amidst itself for a couple hours. Then, just when I was ready to eat, I added the vegetables: green beans, baby corn, and mangetout, and a few chopped crabsticks, and left it to steam away for a few minutes, leaving them nicely crunchy. Half of that plus some brown rice - most acceptable. ^_^
That stereoscopic Tetris game is great. :)
I'd love to see a TV ad use that kind of stereoscopic imaging. Maybe J J Abrams could use it as part of the hypefest for his next cinematic venture.. =:)

Whatever happened to stereoscopic "shutter" goggles? They seemed to hit the big time in the late 90s, then went *poof*. Pity, really - seems like a good way of bringing about 3D imaging, without the hassles of red/green colorspace loss. Then again, I suppose now it'd be just as easy to have LCD goggles, providing they had independent video inputs, or just the ability to turn each display off in turn.
I think shutter goggles went down because they're (comparatively) expensive and because 3D never really was the big thing it was made out to be. All that's being done in that area is playing around really - it just isn't ready to compete with 2D movies.
Maybe the time's right for a company like Nintendo to try pushing them en masse, driving the price down to the nigh disposable? Not that I can see that in their future, given such a device would never be sold for the Wii, with its group emphasis, and the DS offers no way to connect them. DS2, maybe? I should sniff around for what rumors, if any, there are for Nintendo and Sony's next gen handhelds..

I was thinking more for gaming and suchlike - SL in real 3D would be rather spiffy, let alone something swoopy like Nanosaur 2 - but I suppose movies could also benefit, if they were genuinely shot with 3D in mind, rather than tacked on as a cheap gimmick. ISTR there was a red/green version of Spy Kids 2 released on DVD.. wonder if such glasses/filters can be picked up cheaply somewhere?

Mmm. They could be interesting for gaming, yes...