Monthly Archives: October 2006

U2 and Green Day – Music Video

These two great groups got together to perform a song dedicated to the tragedy in New Orleans. It’s a great song, but the video adds another social commentary layer. The effects are almost too good and the message is simple… should we be fighting a war and not be able to help people at home. A pretty powerful question and worth asking if only to create a dialog.

Here’s the video on YouTube:

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Who’s Next, This Tuesday!

The Who

This is big news. The Who is releasing a new album after more than 20 years! Here is a great article from the New York Times.

24 Years Later, Believe It or Not, the Who’s Next

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A satellite that thinks for itself

The satellite named EO-1 is a new kind of Earth orbit satellite that can in fact, think for itself. “We programmed it to notice things that change (like the plume of a volcano) and take appropriate action,” Chien explains. EO-1 can re-organize its own priorities to study volcanic eruptions, flash-floods, forest fires, disintegrating sea-ice—in short, anything unexpected. And it shares data with other satellites so it can react to their observations too. This is fascinating. Artificial intelligence just keeps getting better!

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Man About Town – Stop Motion Video

A day in the life of some guy. As an early stop motion camera guy (using Super 8 film) I always enjoy the use of stop motion. The work involved in making this happen is impressive.

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Sand Art

Taking etch-a-sketch to the next level. This guy is pretty talented. The video moves slowly but hang in there… it can get mezmerizing.

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Revolution – TWiT Army Netcast

Since the actual TWiT podcast didn’t happen this week, some diehard fans put together their own show. The result – The TWiT Army Netcast! Topics include the iPod 5 year anniversary, DVD Jon strikes back, the new browser releases, and of course what’s going on over at TWiT. The final question is to every TWiT listener- Why do we listen? Innovation…revolution…users make the content!!!

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Barenaked Ladies stick it to the record industry

The Barenaked Ladies are offering their latest album, “Barenaked Ladies Are Me,” as a download from their website without digital rights management. Everything continues to evolve! Rock on.

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