The unsurpassable ultimate in geek workplace toys. ^_^ Now watch them be inundated with resumés..
The Tech Museum in San Jose has a presence in SL, and apparently, management that appreciates the interesting results that can come about when VR meets RL. If you feel you've got an idea that's worth showing off, The Tech Virtual Workshop can help - with up to ten of the best exhibits being chosen, starting in February, to be physically installed at the museum, with a US$5,000 prize each, and an invitation to attend their ZER01 Festival in June. There'll also be prizes awarded on the bases of Most Innovative Virtual Project, Best Design project in Second Life, Best Collaborative Teamwork, and Most Active Virtual Participation.
Speaking of SL, here's Hitler explaining Second Life, as noticed by rabitguy. =:)
"Reuters is back next week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. We’ll be interviewing guests such as Linden Lab CEO Philip Rosedale, Linden Lab Chairman Mitch Kapor, Robert Scoble, and Tim O’Reilly, live in front of a Second Life audience at the Reuters Auditorium." If you'd like to pose a question for one of these in-world interviews, you can either email in advance, or attend on the day.
momentrabbit noticed that part of the London Underground has emigrated, and found a new life making utterly adorable skunk bookends instead.
Some good Bill Hicks: Legendary One Night Stand. (91MB as a download)
Here, have a track I once listened to plenty of times - my brother (who had the sound system and music collection) had the single of this. It appealed to me immediately. ^_^ John Otway: DK50/80. Serious music, yus.
paka found the Aquaduct, a novel solution to providing clean water where the water supply may be distant, and often contaminated. It's essentially a trike with a water tank at the rear, with the pedals driving a pump to force water through a carbon filter, into a small tank at the front. Result: clean water by the time you get back, with no pollution in transit or purification.
An interesting graphic displaying the time left until current reserves of various metals run out, from platinum to copper. You may be surprised by some of the results.
A few strips you might not have in your regular roster:
Game for the day: Big Bang Reaction, from Freeverse. It's a puzzle game of sorts, graphically slick, nicely professional overall.
Rather a nice recorder dock for iPods, with XLR and 1/4" inputs, for $100.
Another poll on the presidential candidates, where you're presented with a list of political assertions, and whether you agree with the statement or not. You're then given the option to weigh your responses to certain questions more heavily, and then presented with the leading candidates and their rank of suitability, as well as a matrix of their positions.