12 February, 2008

Fink's Links

Can't see the top!
Wow, and I thought it was foggy yesterday! Just a shame the sun takes nearly all day to burn it off, otherwise we'd be having some amazing weather at the moment!

Anyway, lets get on with some of the cool things I have spotted on the interweb over the last few days, starting with some amazingly cool aquarium designs by "Octopus Studios" similar to the hamster adventure playgrounds of old, created from connected spheres...the one on the bottom right is my favorite, but I have to say they look enormous... ;)

Dip into an delightful acid bath of the worst 25 cars Jeremy Clarkson has ever driven...

Can't afford *real* gold? It's now possible (using pulses of laser) to modify the surface of several cheaper metals (Aluminium for example) to make them indistinguishable from the real gold (and it's "pretty robust" - the end of gold plating perhaps?)...and want extra quirky? They can also modify the colour of Gold to make it look blue, pure black, or even a freaky shimmering butterfly-wing-type rainbow...but prepare to start having to bite bits of gold jewellery you buy in the market again...

A video showing how to do the COD4 tutorial stage (the one on the fake boat after the shooting range) in 13.1 seconds...*wow*...

A photographer managing a titter-worthy FAIL...(she definitely didn't shoot anything included in the next link)...

The most incredible collection of lightning bolt shots (some rather long exposure though, but none-the-less *very* impressive)...

Virgin Atlantic is ten months ahead of schedule with getting a 747-400 to fly on a blend of kerosene and biofuel (cue all airports smelling like a fish and chip shop)...

10 Sci-Fi dreams that are *technically* possible to build right now, if only someone would put up the cash...(although you should probably scratch a couple of them from the list as already kinda-done (railgun/laser) just need perfecting, minaturisation and better power sources)...

Did you hear that the BBC were made to blush by a black man's willy (according to the Mail anyway)? Inplausibly enough it happened on the popular Radio 4 show "Gardener's World"...!

Super detailed picture of the Shuttle, sitting and waiting for launch...some human forms are visible on the tower so you can acurately gauge it's size!

Some amazing pictures of the Feb 10th "Anonymous" protest against the Co$...included just for the great photography...it's funny to see the gooks and geeks of the internet band together in a common cause (in real life)...the London protest looked pretty amazing too...

Ever wondered what space smells like?

A fishy FAIL...

And an oldie, but a goldie (sound required), a young child's reaction when she hears that Tony Blair is stepping down as Prime Minister...

...and finally, may I offer you a delicious selection of the top 20 reasons that it's probably best I *don't* live in the USA...

More next week... ;)

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2 comments:

Ys said...

Hehe I love the Tony Blair vid'. That was so me when I heard he was stepping down ;)

Anonymous said...

Fuck yeah! Great roundup!