Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Documents on Google's internal company goals have been leaked to Google Blogoscoped
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Ubunto 6.10, codenamed "Edgy Eft", is now available for testing. Changes include an improved init bootup sequence, Firefox 2.0, TomBoy, Gnome 2.16 and many more.
Posted by chunkybacon at 11:00 am
Monday, October 23, 2006
I dont normally post stuff on religion or philosophy on this blog, but this article on The New Atheism from Wired magazine was too good to let pass.
"The New Atheists will not let us off the hook simply because we are not doctrinaire believers. They condemn not just belief in God but respect for belief in God. Religion is not only wrong; it's evil. Now that the battle has been joined, there's no excuse for shirking.
Three writers have sounded this call to arms. They are Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett. A few months ago, I set out to talk with them. I wanted to find out what it would mean to enlist in the war against faith."
Read it all.
Posted by chunkybacon at 6:15 pm
Friday, October 20, 2006
Space colony art from the 1970s
77 million paintings by Brian Eno
The world via webcam
very cool visualisation of the planet
12 best movie pitches ever
Five simple steps to designing with colour
Contains No News
A blogger deletes the fluff from the CNN home page and is left with hardly any real news.
Leonardo Da Vinci's ten best ideas
Turn your iPod into a DVR
Posted by chunkybacon at 9:55 am
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The failure of Friendster
SETI Institute creates the Carl Sagan Center
That was the "major announcement"
Let's Go : Second Life
A Wired guide
The Good News about GooTube
Nevada to vote on marijuana legalisation
Growers and sellers to be licensed and regulated
Vote for new Gmail features
Letter to EU warns against open source
Lobby lobby lobby
EU considering regulating video bloggers
Pay a tax to host a video blog?
WoW: A View from the Top
Ex WoW player writes about his addiction to it
In Orbit (pic)
stunning Nasa photo
Photoshop : How to age people 20 years
Whats so special about the number 1729?
Quite a lot - via Kottke
An earth without people
No trace left after 100,000 years
Hans Reiser arrested
On suspicion of murder
Posted by chunkybacon at 9:48 am
Monday, October 16, 2006
Posted by chunkybacon at 9:00 pm
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Jason Kottke has a list of interesting Google code search finds.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Unbelievable - and nobody has a crash either.
Posted by chunkybacon at 12:17 am
Monday, October 09, 2006
More here over at Google blogoscoped
"Google announced today that it has agreed to acquire YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through a Web experience, for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. Following the acquisition, YouTube will operate independently to preserve its successful brand and passionate community."
Posted by chunkybacon at 9:48 am
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Here at Techcrunch
Rumoured price is $1.6 billion.
Google Video versus YouTube - analysis of traffic levels. Needless to say, YouTube is vastly more popular.
How to save YouTube videos to your hard drive.
Posted by chunkybacon at 12:36 pm
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Located here in the north east corner of North Korea.
NBC on the N.Korean gulags
Reactions to Camp 22 reports
This satellite photo of a N.Korean prison camp is from U.S. Committee on Human Rights in North Korea.
Here it is on on Google Maps
Via: Google Sightseeing
On October 3rd, we updated Google Maps and Google Earth with the following new imagery:
- Cross Plains, Texas
- the whole state of Minnesota, South Carolina, North Dakota, Missouri (updated to 2005), Idaho, Maryland, and now full coverage for the entire state of Texas
- Updates to Florida (most of the state covered now)
- 15 high-resolution cities in Germany
- update for London, 2006 data at 10cm
- South Georgia Island (courtesy of the British Antarctic Survey)
- Albany, OR; Lubbock, TX; Port Townsend, WA; Portage County, OH; Trumball County, OH
- 32 Digital Globe high-resolution cities (updates and new coverage)
In addition there was a significant update to the regular Digital Globe imagery all over the world.
Updates I've found (so far):
Cork city ,Ireland
Wodonga, Australia - half the town is lucious green, the other half in drought.
Villach , Austria is now hi-res.
Pyongyang, North Korea - new imagery, brighter colours.
Hoeryong, North Korea - home of the infamous Camp 22
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
If you live in the UK you can vote in the latest Doodle 4 Google competition. Pick your favourite doodle (there are 30) from 3 age groups.
Posted by chunkybacon at 3:44 pm