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Archive for June, 2008

You Suck at PhotoShop: Smart Objects

Posted by Martin Poulter on 28 June 2008

Meet Donnie, creator of the funniest screen-capture tutorials ever. Learn how to make use of the Smart Objects feature in Adobe PhotoShop, how Donnie’s sperm are infertile due to excessive laptop-in-bed usage, and how much of a moron you are.

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Total Immersion Buffet

Posted by Paul Smith on 27 June 2008

Feeling a bit peckish? Get yourself along to this ‘interactive’ buffet where you can zoom, pan and salivate to your hearts content without gaining a pound!

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The future of transportation

Posted by Paul Ayres on 27 June 2008

An extract from the Radio 4 programme Genius uploaded to YouTube and given an intriguing visual interpretation.

… and Genius is about to become a TV series sometime later in the year.

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Realistic Hollywood Sex Scene

Posted by Martin Poulter on 26 June 2008

What if sex in films was more like sex in real life? What if the hero had difficulty getting his last sock off and was nervous about the heroine going on top (“don’t crush my penis…”)?’s Realistic Sex Scene features some nudity- duh!

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Beardyman beatboxing video remix

Posted by Martin Poulter on 25 June 2008

Beardyman‘s looped beatboxing and mr_hopkinson’s video editing have a lot in common. They both loop small bits of content on top of each other in way which starts off simple but builds into something jaw-dropping. Here they are united: David Hopkinson filmed Beardyman at a beatboxing convention, edited the video into sync with the loops in his trademark style and showed off the result at his excellent session in the recent Venn festival.

(mr_hopkinson’s beatboxing vids featured previously on D’n’C)

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Today on Xantiar

Posted by Martin Poulter on 25 June 2008

Adam Buxton (previously featured on D’n’C) is back on TV – yay! – and releasing some teasers through his YouTube account. Expect humour very much in the mould of Time Trumpet, to which Buxton was a contributor.

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LEGO is full of WIN

Posted by Paul Ayres on 25 June 2008

More on LEGO, with a great 3 minute presentation on how it is changing the world …

… memo to self, must make use of the take a deep breath slide in future

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The $500 Ethernet Cable

Posted by Tom Gidden on 20 June 2008

“Get the purest digital audio you’ve ever experienced from multi-channel DVD and CD playback through your Denon home theater receiver with the AK-DL1 dedicated cable. Made of high-purity copper wire, it’s designed to thoroughly eliminate adverse effects from vibration and helps stabilize the digital transmission from occurrences of jitter and ripple. A tin-bearing copper alloy is used for the cable’s shield while the insulation is made of a fluoropolymer material with superior heat resistance, weather resistance, and anti-aging properties. The connector features a rounded plug lever to prevent bending or breaking and direction marks to indicate correct direction for connecting cable. “

It’s a 5ft Ethernet cable. Duh. [EDIT- seems to have been de-listed by Amazon- MLP]

The Amazon reviews are quite entertaining. For example:

“A caution to people buying these: if you do not follow the “directional markings” on the cables, your music will play backwards.”

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Big ol’ CULT sign

Posted by Martin Poulter on 20 June 2008

The story so far: the cult of Scientology complained to the police about Anonymous using the word “Cult” in chants and placards (previously on D’n’C). Police in some areas listened and treated it as a public order or “religious hate” issue. A More4 item last week went into more detail. Though they failed to ban it, it became clear they do not want that word on signs outside their buildings.

Operation Sea Arrrgh, the pirate-themed worldwide protest, took place last Saturday and I joined Anonymous to demo in Plymouth. One guy had masses of cardboard with him and this happened:
Martin and an Anon hold up a massive Cult sign immediately outside Plymouth Scientology Org
Photo credit: Shadow120
More pics from Operation Sea Arrrgh.

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Boobs on bikes

Posted by Martin Poulter on 20 June 2008

D’n’C member Steve Richardson recently took part in the Manchester branch of the World Naked Bike Ride. Quote from the site: “we face automobile traffic with our naked bodies as the best way of defending our dignity…” Wait. What?

No, seriously, I for one welcome our nude bike-riding overlords. Apparently there are many photos on Flickr of WNBR from around the world, but I haven’t looked, for some reason.

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