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Animator vs Animation II

16 years and 1 month ago · listen

The saga, one of the best animations I've seen ever. If you are reading this through a RSS reader, come on in, we have a embeded video to show.

Update2: Following a suggestion from Joel, here are the direct links for the two videos: Animator vs Animation and Animator vs Animation II. The videos have better quality in the Atom Films website, but you have to pay the price of watching some publicity.

Update: Youtube decided to drop the video, so I had to browse for a while to find it in another "share your videos" service. So, here it is again, now from DailyMotion:

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For those who never saw the first episode, here it is:

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Link dump for the day

16 years and 1 month ago · listen

While heading for a weekend of rest and relax, some news that hit my RSS reader:<ul><li>The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a bit like YouTube for science. Researchers submit videos showing how they perform a particular procedure, like an anxiety test for mice or dissecting a fruit fly’s ovaries. Very little beyond a short title and description accompanies each video, although more detailed information can presumably be attached.</li>
<li>Ban on MP3 transmitters is lifted. Ofcom is legalising the use of FM transmitters that allow iPods and other MP3 players to play through car radios.</li>
<li>Nintendo to launch mp3 player. Owners of it’s Nintendo DS will soon be able to enjoy more than just games from their handheld console with the launch of the Nintendo MP3 Player.</li>
<li>US cell phone users get new rights. Cell phone owners will be allowed to break software locks on their handsets in order to use them with competing carriers under new copyright rules announced Wednesday.</li>
<li>The folding laptop. Or the new Fujitsu Origami style UMPC, in film:</li>
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Wind powered robots

16 years and 2 months ago · listen

Dutch artist Theo Jansen created what I believe are magnificent pieces of art: wind powered robots. The concept, the way it moves, the grace. Theo hopes, someday, that his creations can be set loose in the winds of the world to live lives of their own. Of course, someone as already take advantage of this and use it for advertising:

Still on robots, vertebrate physiologist John Long at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. is making an experience on robots mating and evolving. The idea is to better understand how vertabrates evolved, but I'll let you to read the full article.

Brutal selling

16 years and 2 months ago · listen

A new ball game, riots when fighting for the few PS3 available for sale. Maybe it's time to someone invent the concept of brutal marketing.

Find music through music tm

16 years and 2 months ago · listen

Via the lessig blog:

This is easily the coolest technology I’ve seen in years: Go to the Creative Commons search page. Click on the OWL Music Search tab. (Depending upon the browser, you might need to run a fake search to get it to come alive — we’re working on this, but just type anything in the search bar). You’ll then see OWL’s Music Search interface. Drop an MP3 on OWL. It will analyze it and show you similar sounding Creative Commons licensed music. You select the part of the song you want to match; it finds the closest match it can find.