Friday, August 1, 2008

stray bullets

Why I'm an illegal downloader My appetite for the more recherché stuff that cinema and DVD distributors ignore has turned me, regretfully, into an outlaw Interesting rationale, but I wouldn't worry too much, they tend to go after people that go for the high profile, mainstream stuff. If you have ever downloaded and used Peer Guardian, you'll certainly know what I'm talking about. (via)

IBM software acts as human memory backup Ever try to remember who you bumped into at the store a few days back? Or exactly what the company president said at the morning meeting? Well, you're not alone. And IBM researchers are working on software that just may help you better recollect all the forgotten pieces of your life. I've always felt that someone would come up with a pair of glasses that would prompt you on the details of the situation around you, help you remember your To Do List or remember birthdays and the names of a customer's kids, but having this ability on your phone or computer is more practical. Think of all the times you would have liked to dial up a conversation when there was a dispute over what was said. This new technology will change the way we live in a measurable way.

Unknown Beatles tape could go for £12,000 A Unique recording made by The Beatles in the 1960s has been unearthed in the attic of a house in Liverpool. (via)

The Awful Truth: Cary Grant on LSD! (not really news, but for those of you who missed it....)
10 SKills You Need to Succeed at Almost Anything (sometimes it feels like our lives are being "hacked" to bits, but I thought this was a good one) (via)
10 Shark-Infested Beaches (via)

South Park Imaginationland: The Movie free uncensored directors' cut (via)
An anthropological introduction to YouTube Excellent, entertaining and edifying. (via)

Bloop: The Bloop is the name given to an ultra-low frequency underwater sound detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration several times during the summer of 1997. The source of the sound remains unknown. Because the Bloop noise originated near the location of the fictional sunken city of R'lyeh from H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Call of Cthulhu", the Bloop has been linked to Cthulhu by Lovecraft fans. (via)

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