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stuff I've found in June and early July

Crispin Glover on Letterman, and other winners of:
The 5 Most Obviously Drug-Fueled TV Appearances Ever
(Crispin Glover, James Brown, and Richard Pryor are all hilarious... the other two videos don't actually work.)

Website that allows you to ssh from your iPhone into your Linux box:
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mressl/webshell/

The very first image on the world wide web was a picture of Les Horribles Cernettes:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_image_on_the_Web
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/75/LHC5.jpg
The Les Horribles Cernettes is a "high energy" rock band composed of wives of physicists working at CERN:
http://musiclub.web.cern.ch/MusiClub/bands/cernettes/
Of their hit songs, I'm particularly fond of Strong Interaction which you can now download as an mp3

The most amazing thing about the LHC girls being the first image ever on the web, to me, is the contrast between how many years we've been designing/building/anticipating LHC (the largest machine ever built by humans, which will fire up for the first time in May 2008, delayed from Nov 2007 after a giant superconducting magnet exploded) versus how few years the world wide web has been around. Well, they're about the same, but still... it really puts things into perspective. :)

You're Beautiful (love song to an iMac--well done):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsqi2QHXaFI
Bikini dance with iPod (hot):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRNOF5I6MDY

Behavior of robot rat racing through maze is nearly identical to real rat:
http://www.newscientisttech.com/article.ns?id=dn12192

Roswell theory revived on deathbed:
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21994224-2,00.html

Ben Folds' Bitches Ain't Shit (along the lines of Alanis Morissette's My Humps):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3C4N6p78io

First holographic storage discs (600GB, CD size) available soon:
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,2080840,00.html

The X-Finger, a cybernetic finger that can be used by amputees for typing, among other things:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWvdSP8avhg

Who Loves Designer Vaginas? Possibly the best-written article I've ever read:
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/g/a/2007/06/20/notes062007.DTL&type=printable
My favorite paragraph... pure poetry!:
"Here is the thing you must know: It is all changing with incredible, butt-tingling speed. It is all fast becoming more than we ever imagined, with ramifications we are only beginning to fully taste. There is no stopping it. There is little that can slow it down. There is only the single, looming question: How will you respond? Will you recoil and gag and spit, or will you gurgle and swallow and smile?"

The trailer for Polly and Marie, a sitcom some friends of mine came up with which focuses on the issue of Polyamory... last I heard, it's being tossed around by various network execs as a possibility, which would be fucking sweet:
Polly and Marie

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( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
azalynn
Jul. 8th, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)
Wow, the X-Finger video is really impressive! It reminded me a lot of the Luke Skywalker prosthetic model.
geheimnisnacht
Jul. 8th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
Polly and Marie, lookin good.
spoonless
Jul. 9th, 2007 07:22 am (UTC)
Yup, I was impressed with you professional it is.

Btw, you would particularly enjoy the iMac and iPod music video links above... given your attitude towards hot asian women. I'd highly recommend watching them if you haven't already.
geheimnisnacht
Jul. 9th, 2007 08:37 am (UTC)
I had seen the iPod one quite a while ago. :) And, I believe I've seen other videos from the Mac girl. One where she plays multiple characters in some script she wrote.

Did I forward you the original designer vagina article? I know I did something with that... anyway it was relatively recent slashdot news, I think.
resipisco
Jul. 8th, 2007 09:03 am (UTC)
Natalie Raitano is f'n hot.
geheimnisnacht
Jul. 9th, 2007 08:40 am (UTC)
meh
spoonless
Jul. 9th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
anti-meh! yeah, she's hot
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