13 March, 2009

Fink's Links #55 - and Red Nose Day!

Happy Red Nose day!
Poppy's other nose!
Here in the office everyone has to wear something red (I'm wearing a red Cotton traders short sleeved shirt) or they must pay either £2 or £5 (they haven't quite decided yet) towards the charity...if you did manage to wear red then it's only £1...I guess about 20% of people have managed to remember, so that's quite a lot of money already! ;)

Anyway, it being Friday it's also link time, so let's kick this session off by learning that humanity has spent (between them) over 64,000 man-years playing Halo 3 online...WTF?

Read the absolutely facinating transcript of the Raiders of the Lost Arc story conference...reveals a *lot* about the movie making process...

Being bother by a spooky ghost? Who you gonna call? Urm, well how about avoiding all those damaging particle streams and buying a Trisaksri ghost repeller? *sigh* ;)

Have a nose around IBM's "antique atic"... [pics]

A nice tube map (of where the lines *really* run) built using google map technology...

A very interesting article about genetic algorhythms and picture compression (promising)...!

The very worst "good luck" card EVER...

Creepy Tree is creepy, but it's okay because Fish Cloud is fishy... [pics]

Let's do some urban exploration now, this time round Pripyat, Ukraine (abandoned since the Chernobyl disaster)... [pics]

Learn about "playbouring", the £700+ million per year "gold farming" industry in China...

Discover chimps can plan ahead (no sh*t Sherlock)...

Explore the Amadee Coral Reef in beautiful 360 degree panoramas (click the arrows in the top left to peer around and the arrows in the display to move around)

Discover a company that comes into your house, makes a hole in the floor, digs a big hole and then inserts a spiral stair/wine rack beneath your kitchen...! [pics]

Play Tetris HD (har har har)...

...and just to round things off for another week, a funny "Bike Ownership fail" and a rather amusing "Fire Engine fail"...

The archive is over this way if you still need to see some more ...!

Good Weekend all!

2 comments:

Dad said...

Loved Tetris HD - kept me quiet for hours!
Dad.

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

I would take over an hour to set up a single Tetris!