Velo City - A very interesting new transportation concept.
"Using an infrastructure of elevated cycle tracks velo-city creates a network across the city. The elevated bikeways are enclosed in tubes to provide protection for all season cycling. The bikeway tubes are separated by direction of travel to create a dynamic air circulation loop that creates a natural tail-wind for cyclists. The reduction of air resistance increases the efficiency of cycling by about 90% allowing for speeds of up to 40 km/hr."
5 Minutes to Kill Yourself - In most games, this would be something you don't want to do. However, here you only have 5 minutes. And it's awfully hard. Although you'd think cutting your hand off in the paper cutter would have done more damage.
Colbert Report: Heated Debate - This is probably one of the greatest commentaries to come from the Colbert Report.
Colbert on Barry Lucier, a student who complained that he had to watch Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" in his college class:
At a 'college', Barry was forced to think something that he didn't already think... of course he's bitter: he's enrolled a class where the professor thinks he knows more about the subject than the students. The last time I checked, that is the definition of elitism... They probably also told him that the earth revolves around the sun... Who knows what destructive information they will be confronted with next!... Students [should be] guaranteed that when they leave college they'll be exactly the same from when they went in. That folks, is what I believe college is for. You take these young unformed lumps of clay, leave them unformed lumps, then fire them in the kiln of unchallenged thought so they become rigid and never movie again. That's how you get well educated like Barry.
Watch the whole clip, I guarantee you'll be laughing your ass off.
I made a few changes around the website today (a.k.a. putting of studying math). First off, links I post are now integrated with the rest of the website, both on the main page and the feed. I didn't do this originally because I didn't want to overwhelm user's RSS readers with links... but the links are pretty cool anyways and always worth checking out :) So, if you are subscribed to both my main feed and link feed, you can get rid of the link feed.
I also hopped on the twitter/last.fm bandwagon. (on the right side of the main page) I thought I'd give them a try. And who doesn't want to know what song I'm listening to right this moment? They are also included in my archives page.
In related web-updating news, Facebook and Google Analytics made a couple changes too.
Royksopp - Remind Me - You know the Geico commercial with the Cave Man in the airport, going past the advertisement on the moving sidewalk? This is the song, and that is the music video. Really cool infographics.
They spent half a billion dollars on this movie. Most expensive movie ever made. That sucks, because the movie blew.
Bad special effects, bad character development (yeah, I know they were developed in the first two films, but you can't just pick up out of nowhere), horrible acting, horrible script. Bad bad bad bad bad.