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Skaters shot at 120 fpsAbsolutely beautiful video quality; you should click on the full-screen icon. http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1340684&server=www.vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Amazing photography from the 2008 OlympicsPart 1, Part 2, Part 3 Roof RayAn ingenious Google Maps mashup that allows you to calculate your solar power generating potential.www.roofray.com WOXY Vintage iTunes streamIt’s like listening to Live 105 circa 1990.Link will […]

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Free the Airwaves

Remember on old TVs how, when you used to switch from channel 5 to 7 (for example), there might be static on channel 6? Those unused spaces on the analog broadcast spectrum are called “white spaces.” Currently more than half of the spectrum is unused. When TV broadcasters go fully digital-spectrum next year and discontinue […]

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Is Google making us stupid?

Nicholas Carr poses questions about what the Internet is doing to the way we think, in the July/August issue of The Atlantic. Here’s an excerpt: As we use…our “intellectual technologies” — the tools that extend our mental rather than our physical capacities — we inevitably begin to take on the qualities of those technologies… The […]

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Enhancing Gmail’s security

If you use Gmail, you’ll want to read these two tips: New Tool to Automate Cookie Stealing from Gmail, Others (Washington Post) Gmail Gains Two New Security Features (Washington Post)

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Where have all the citations gone?

Bay Area Action and its later incarnation as Acterra. For a few years I wrote and/or edited weekly email newsletters and action alerts. I started doing this for the Headwaters Forest Project at BAA, then created a weekly EcoCalendar of events all around the Bay Area, and later founded Acterra’s first general email newsletter. During […]

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Thursday Top 5

Sony Foam City [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpP_BlSDBgc] Behind the scenes of Foam City [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t05xtIviEqE] SealandUtterly fascinating.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand Google for hackers600673 is, of course, “Google” in leetspeak.www.600673.com Hidden Yahoo! Messenger emoticonsmessenger.yahoo.com/features/hiddenemoticons

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Massive earthquake hits San Francisco?

Or, maybe Google Maps is a little wonky? This view of Market Street in San Francisco apparently shows the images from two separate satellite passes, stitched together.

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Google’s going to the moon

Google is sponsoring a new X Prize challenge — the first commercial lunar landing. Most of the $30 million prize will go to the first private company that can land a robotic rover on the moon and beam back a gigabyte of images and video to Earth. Can you imagine? It’s been over 30 years […]

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Number one on a Google search

A couple years ago I was considering whether to rename this blog. I’m still considering it, but how do you give up being number 7 on a Google search for “splain”? For “espouse” I’ve dropped from 4 to number 16, but I guess that ain’t half bad. I guess. If you’re looking for an espouser. […]

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Thursday top 5

Conan O’Brien’s commencement speech to the Havard Class of 2000Freakin’ comedy genius. I miss Conan. Sometimes I wish I had TV again.» www.february-7.com Rebel Alliance or the Empire?Vote for you favorite Star Wars stamp at USPS.» www.uspsjedimaster.com UniverscaleAn site that interactively lets you see the respective scales of things, from the largest known thing to […]

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