In Slice HD you manipulate knives, stabbing instruments, and razors in order to hit the red button. Sometimes the objects move in ways you don’t expect, and in other levels moving one piece triggers something else. It looks nerve-wracking, and not one for those with a fear of blood or sharps!
It’s that time of the year again and ThinkGeek have their usual selection of spoof products including Angry Birds green Pork Scratchings, an edible iPhone case and a Minecraft USB Desktop Nether Portal. The game is to spot which prank products will actually end up being made much like the previous Canned Unicorn Meat and Tauntaun sleeping bag.
What a lovely piece of inspired insanity. Like a live version of one of those quasi-psychedelic 1930′s cartoons.
I’ve long been aware of the phenomenon of ‘Jumping the Shark‘ (an event that neatly demonstrates the exact point that a tv show runs out of ideas) but I hadn’t heard of the opposite to it which apparently is known as Growing The Beard – when tv shows get better. Named for Star Trek TNG’s Commander Riker facial follicle follies.
I was a mere 8 years old when the ZX81 became one of my first objects of desire. My brother and I were lucky enough to have one bought to us and despite assuring our parents that we’d try to use it for educational purposes it was useless for schoolwork. Interesting to note that we both work in IT now though (although neither of use do any form of coding) – I’d like to thank Sir Clive Sinclair for having a significant impact on my life (the C5 sucked though).
I also like Creep and Pable Honey. I hope this guy will let me join his club.
I really hope you can see this link across the world as this audio slideshow of the BBC program Human Planet is breathtaking. The program itself is well worth searching out on torrents if you aren’t in the UK – it has everything you expect from the BBC’s Natural History dept but uses a lot of new technology – I can’t get enough of the last few minutes of each episode where they show how they got a lot of the shots.
The Valparaiso Cerro Abajo race in Chile is a downhill mountain bike race through a hillside village. It’s famous for being one of the most insane urban downhill races in the world, and this year even though the course didn’t go through anyones houses this headcam footage really shows off what an amazing ride it is.
Ask most people what the largest source of human knowledge is and some people might say Wikipedia, others will choose google but that kind of resource doesn’t tell you ‘how’ to do something. CD3WD is a 16GB collection of manuals on how to do most things needed to survive. There’s an online version for browsing but the idea is to grab the lot for offline use. It’s aimed at the third world so obviously concentrates heavily on farming but after the zombie apocalypse I’d like to ensure I had a copy to hand.