30 January, 2009

Fink's Links #49

Looking forward to the weekend? ;) Lets do some links (in case you are having trouble thinking further than Hotmail, Facebook and BBC News sat there with a quivering lower lip), to help you burn the time until yipeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

We'll kick things off this Friday with a couple of felines - silly cat (early reports of feline intelligence greatly exaggerated)...and "Suddenly, Muffin's laughter began to seem unsettling"...

Dive into an incredible 1474 megapixel picture of Obamas inaugural address (zoom right in and check out the snipers on the dome)..! Absolutely staggering work...

Worried about being hit by a car when cycling home? How about a nice bicycle lane that follows you around (courtesy of the power of frikkin' laser beams)...!

Playing with shapes ;)

A (largely HDR) photoset called "The Beauty of Urban Decay"...

Take a look back at "The Making of Doom"...(and if that has made you want to shoot some things, go here to play it in your browser...WASD!)... ;)

Watch a 500kv switch opening up (Whooooah!!!!!!!)...!

...and we think we have it bad in the UK, check out the Newfoundland & Labrador highway in Winter (bet their buses and trains are still on time too)... ;)

A fantastic interactive map by National Geographic showing the last 50 years of space exploration (hit "hide article" to get to the nav), the dotted lines show projected routes...

Watch - "I love alaska" - a heartbreaking "minimovie" tracing the search queries from an unknown individual that were accidentally published (along with many other people's) by Yahoo - picked up by a pair of artists and turned into film)...

Check out the SQUID - an incredible new way to immobolize speeding vehicles (very quickly) without using spikes (and thus risking an accident), it's tentacular...!

Giggle at an ipod of yesteryear...

Find out how to re-program your nearest electronic road sign (BUT *DON'T*)!

Building a highly accurate Lego Mario using a laser-scanner...

Awwww! Wook at the cute picture of that little girl cuddling her doggie, let's take a peek through the othe...WTF???!!

Phew...! Almost at the end, but there is always time for a good "Actual working machine fail" and a deeply dodgy water fountain fail...

There we go then, hopefully that's helped at least some of your day fly by in a happy way! Of course there will be some more links next week (to keep you amused) and if you like this sort of thing, my previous link posts are this way...!

Have Fun!

3 comments:

Kev Brown said...

Loved the urban decay photo's, thanks for sharing!

Tom Hopwood said...

I love Alaska was moving, especially when they described the woman as sitting behind the TV and computer all day. No wonder she worried about her health.

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Oh TOMMO! ;)

Thanks for commenting KB! :)