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Protest against IBM in Second Life

Friday, September 28th, 2007

 second life protest

The strike began in the early morning today (round Midnight, Second Life Time) and when I visited IBM’s main hub, a crowd was already gathering.

Ibm_italia_protest_beginning_2Most of the activity seemed to be concentrated on the IBM Italia region on the corporate campus– unsurprising, since the protest is over a paycut impacting Italian  workers of the company.  In any case, they continued streaming in, and the leaders kept count of unique visitors.  At the end, the Uni Global Second Life spokesman told me they’d counted 1850 in all.


Nintendo Bong

Friday, September 28th, 2007

nintendo bong
A super hot bong made out of a Nintendo controller:)

Microbo Party

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Super Cute Star Wars trading cards

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

star wars trading cards

Katie Cook has created a great collection of super cute Star Wars trading cards over at her DeviantArt gallery.  She made the designs for the  Topps Star Wars 30th Anniversary trading card set. She also maintains a  sketch blog, and you can contact her here if you wish  to request a commission.

Do You Write Like a Terrorist?

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

You might think your anonymous online rants are oh-so-clever.   But they’ll give you away, too.  A federally-funded artificial intelligence lab is figuring out how to track people over the Internet, based on how they write.The University of Arizona’s ultra-ambitious “Dark Web” project “aims to systematically collect and analyze all terrorist-generated content on the Web,” the National Science Foundation notes.  And that analysis, according to the Arizona Star, includes a program which “identif[ies] and track[s] individual authors by their writing styles.”


Link to list of words that make you sound like a terrorist and can trip Eschelon (oops I just tripped it, FUCK!)

MIT students prank harvard statue in conjunction with Halo 3 release

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

harvard prank

MIT students gifted the John P. Harvard statue in Harvard Yard with a Spartan helmet (with “Master Chief in Training” written on the back) and an assault rifle

Plants found to talk to one another

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Clever plants chat over their own network

Recent research from Vidi researcher Josef Stuefer at the Radboud University Nijmegen reveals that plants have their own chat systems that they can use to warn each other. Therefore plants are not boring and passive organisms that just stand there waiting to be cut off or eaten up. Many plants form internal communications networks and are able to exchange information efficiently.



Mario DIY art

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

super mario bros fan art

Apparently over in Japan people feel the need to spruce of their Super Mario Bros displays with a bit of their own  ingenuity.  Heres a link to some artistic interpretations of Mario.


Real Life Donkey Kong!

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Donkey Kong on real life!