Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Swabian Viral Marketing Wars (a link by D-trick)

Check this out-- it's freakin' funny at least for all you German (preferably Swabian) blokes.
Thanks to D-trick for the link (his blog is in German just as the cool video).

Just Referencing PhD Comics

Wow, time's flying again--because of research and the gorgeous city of Berlin.
Check this new hilarious PhD Comics strip on an assessment of your research work.
Great stuff!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

An Offer You Can't Refuse

Now that's a funny gadget: a horse head pillow.
The official text:
Finally, a gift you can send to your 'frienemies'. For the recipient, there will be no misunderstanding that you want them to get a better sleep..."
(60 or 70 USD plus shipping)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Environment and Planes - Update

I don't want to be a moralizer, but I saw two things I'm not sure about, given what I wrote before:
  1. On flugstatistik.de (German) you can brag about how many miles and hours you already traveled by plane.
  2. Tuifly.de has an 'all you can fly' flatrate for young people under 27. You pay 199€ and you can fly as much as you want until the end of October, taxes and fees already included. Check out the discussion on airliners for some downsides in addition to the environmental issues.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

3 Parts of The Four Ages of Functional Neuroimaging

I wasn't sure if he would continue, but Brad Buchsbaum, a cognitive neuroscientist at Berkeley, just posted the third part of his essay on "The Four Ages of Functional Neuroimaging". As I just attended a heated debate between a neuroanatomist and a cognitive scientist using functional imaging for mindreading, I can assure you the problems raised in Buchsbaum's essay are at the heart of (cognitive) neuroscientific discussion at the moment. Very readable and interesting.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Email of Indulgence - Modern Global Citizens

Naturally (!), I follow the ongoing debate of how to maintain or even improve living on planet earth and I've posted on it before (a/k/a the 'whereabouts of mankind' series).

I stumbled over two modern concepts:
  1. You can calculate your CO2 emissions (by plance, car, etc.) and buy a so-called terrapass that balances your impact by investing the money in projects that reduce CO2 emissions somewhere else. A comparable institution out of Potsdam, Germany, is called TheCompensators*.
  2. The website with the magnificent title WorldChanging.com is set-up as a portal for ideas and tools that may change our thinking for the better. It "works from a simple premise: that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us."

Monday, August 06, 2007

Sinfest Recommendation 06 08 2007

Hehe--Tatsuya Ishida did it again.
Today's sinfest clip is just great.
I should definitely read it more often. Too bad it doesn't have a feed.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Vids: Chromeo and Justice


Chromeo is gonna play in Berlin (103 Club, Falckensteinstra├če) next Thursday, August 9, 2007.

This animation style seems to be en vogue, as also Justice's D.A.N.C.E. video sports it.