Thursday, August 31, 2006

Steornwatch - Live chat interview has a transcript of the live chat interview with "free energy" Sean McCarthy of Steorn

More Steorn:
Discussion here

Thursday Linkfest

MRO probe completes 6 months of Martian aerobraking
all systems go
Hubble images Cassiopeia-A
supernova remnant
Dialup BBS revisited
Discovering the ghost BBS's that are still out there
Pageviews are obsolete
Flickr adds geotagging and maps support
Steven Soderbergh interviewed
Big movie stars impact on movie profits not as big an effect as the industry thinks.
Kalzium creator brings periodic table to life

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

A Ferrari driving in Paris 1978

Superb Google Maps + Video mashup

Claude LeLouch's Rendezvous

"On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris.

No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit."

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Fanpop - interesting Web 2.0 mishmash of clustery diggified social networking goodness.

"Free" Music - Spiralfrog and Universal do a deal

Universal back free music offer

"Vivendi Universal, the world's biggest music group, has signed a deal to make its music catalogue available on a free legal downloads service. Under the agreement, Spiralfrog will offer Universal's songs online in the US and Canada."

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Irish company discovers "free energy"

Via Yahoo

DUBLIN (AFP) - An Irish company has thrown down the gauntlet to the worldwide scientific community to test a technology it has developed that it claims produces free energy.
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The company, Steorn, says its discovery is based on the interaction of magnetic fields and allows the production of clean, free and constant energy -- a concept that challenges one of the basic rules of physics.

It claims the technology can be used to supply energy for virtually all devices, from mobile phones to cars.

Steorn issued its challenge through an advertisement in the Economist magazine this week quoting Ireland's Nobel prize-winning author George Bernard Shaw who said that "all great truths begin as blasphemies".

Digg Link
Guardian article
Google Video

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Quintuplet stars

Via SpaceflightNow

For the first time, scientists have identified the cluster of Quintuplet stars in the Milky Way's galactic center, next to the super massive black hole, as massive binary stars nearing the end of their life cycle, solving a mystery that had dogged astronomers for more than 15 years.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Grandpa is a surprise YouTube star

A British 79 year old has become a surprise hit on YouTube, with 79,000 viewings and over 6000 subscribers.

His first video
His profile

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wednesday Linkdump

Search engine for released AOL logs
Philip has more
The AOL blunder
Vanity Fair - 911 - the Norad Tapes
Audio clips, text.
Ultra realistic vector art
Chinglish Flickr pool
An Engrish Flickr photoset