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awesome haha! video

The world is full of Idiots

This fairly accurately describes how work life is.  Replace the 7 lines with “we need our application to do A, B and C, but not D”  Meanwhile, B, C, and D are the same exact thing, and A is the polar opposite of all three.  Ah, such is life.  Fun times.

{cnet}

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awesome photo science

Life3

life magnified

It’s Life Jim, but not as we know it.  Now I hope you have this song stuck in your head.  Anyway, James Tyrwhitt-Drake, who runs this pretty neat tumblr, Infinity Imagined, has put together a gif of an electron microscope as it zooms in on some bacteria on some algae on a super tiny crustacean (smaller then an ant).  At first glance it looks like the circle thing is the eye, but no, it’s just algae.

It’s not like the microscope takes video like that, each frame was cropped, and centered and aligned correctly.  Still, that’s life, pretty darn small life too.

{Peta Pixel|Beautiful Decay|Smithsonian}

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awesome science video

Eagle Cam

http://youtu.be/1me0oxZnWrk

No matter how much money you have, and how far in advance you plan, videos like this are just 1 in a million.

A Go Pro camera set up to watch some boring Crocodiles caught the eye of a curious eagle.  Who proceed to take it for a spin to and try and eat it.  Turns out it wasn’t very good.

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awesome internet

Swearing

I’m pretty sure that at least 3/4 of every male can agree to this comic.  I know I can.

That is it. {source}

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awesome DIY games video

Real life video games

RACER DEMO 0.1 – video game mashup from sputnic on Vimeo.

This is awesome.  Some Germans made a race track, got a model car, attached a webcam to it.  Then controls for the RC car were attached to an arduino and which in turn was controlled by a steering wheel, and a TV screen showing the first person view of the car.  The size of the car, and the speed it travels at makes it seem like you’re driving at a couple hundred miles an hour, exactly like most racing video games.

This is a pretty neat first version of this idea.  I expect the next version to be able to actually race against another person driving another car on the same track.  The version after that needs jumps.  And the next version needs some missiles or banana peels or powerups of some sort.

Then it’ll be like Mario Kart, and put together Trackmanina.  The only way it could get better is if they get little toy raptors that you have to catch.

{Engadget | racer}

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DIY

North of South?

Here’s a neat little text that figures out where your accent is based, Northern, or Southern United States.

The most interesting part is choosing the different answers and finding out where they are most commonly spoken.

As it turns out I’m 45% Yankee, which means north.