Thursday, January 26, 2006

Stanford on iTunes

After thisweekinscience podcasts, the teaching company audio lectures, and MIT's open course ware program, Stanford University went iTunes: "University-related audio content", that is, loads of faculty and guest lectures (e.g. philosopher Dan Dennett on intelligent design), interviews, book reviews, discussions, and even music can be downloaded via iTunes. If you got too much time, or a long way to work...

Monday, January 23, 2006

FCB: FamiCom Band

Actually, I am not quite sure what's up with these guys, but as far as I can tell, they are friggin' funny. Since I cannot read Japanese, I don't know enough, but they seem to replay classic video games with live band and some weirdo actors. Check out their video section, and as some special recommendations: Punch-out and elevator action (at least this one I used to play back in the days).

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Phone Prank Deluxe (a link by Steven)

Y'all (should) know Bart's telephone pranks with Moe the bartender.
Two guys from London did a supersized version of these pranks at Heathrow and Gatwick airport, pretending to be chauffeurs looking for lost passengers. Wow - loads of time and energy for two minutes of laughter...

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Dangerous Question

Wow. Time's flyin'...

Anyways: EDGE, a foundation to foster work at disciplinary borders, offers some sort of internet journal every couple of weeks. In the current issue it features a fascinating article: Dozens of interesting people (mainly scientists) were asked "What is your dangerous idea?". Very interesting ideas, e.g. about the self-awareness of the internet by Terry Sejnowski and many other mind-boogling thoughts by stunning characters. Check it out.