Links vom 21. 12. 2007: Running Dead, Cylons und Schimpansen, die Menschen im Gedächtnistraining schlagen

21.12.2007 #Animals

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Online-Musikspeicherdienst und legale Musiktauschbörse
Ursprünglich war ein Preisvergleich für Online-Musikshops. Inzwischen haben die Entwickler um die Mannheimer Studenten Christoph Lange und Steffen Wicker Simfy zu einem Musikspeicherdienst mit (vorerst) unbegrenztem Speicherplatz und Community-Funktionen erweitert, der legales Tauschen von Musik gestatten soll. Gemeint ist damit, dass die Nutzer ihren Simfy-Freunden Streaming-Zugriff auf eigene Playlisten und auf Simfy hochgeladene Musik gewähren können.


Star Wars actors, 30 years ago and now

The Running Dead - How did movie zombies get so fast?
It's not for nothing that zombies are called the walking dead. In George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead (1968), a group of shut-ins sits in terror, watching television for the latest updates on the creeping undead menace. "Are they slow-moving, chief?" asks a reporter. "Yeah," the cop says wearily, "they're dead."

Life-size Cylon Replica
Sideshow Collectables is now selling a Life-size Cylon, as seen in the re-imagined Sci-Fi Channel series ‘Battlestar Galactica’. Standing 7-feet tall, Cylon features “the haunting visor lights of the robotic soldier synchronized to the menacing, eerie hum of the Cylon Centurion.”


45 iPod Cases
“Digital meets analog” is the tagline for 45 iPod Cases and it carries through even to their posters (which you can earn rebates on their cases by postering for them) ~ which are very cool illustrated posters! We’ve been seeing a lot of USB/Cassette Tape integrations this season, and records and record sleeves as purses, notebook covers, fruit bowls, ash trays, etc are inevitable at every crafty/recycled/found goods store these days… but i haven’t seen the records cut and remolded for musical reasons before this!

How to destroy the Web2.0-Look
A trend always appears as the result of the opposition with another. The once full of detail Gothic art was replaced with pure straight lines from the Greek temples in the Renaissance. The tons of hair spray, glitter and multicolor spandex 80’s were demolished by the black & white minimalism from the 90’s.
The web is not the exception. In the beginning, there was not light on the web. It was awfully crowded with dancing marquees, tedious frames, unbearable midis and annoying spinning @’s. It was the dark ages of the web. Then refreshing empty spaces, vibrant, high contrast colors, lovely gradients, big text, original gloss shine effect, diagonal lines and of course reflected logos came on our rescue. Everything was shiny and with that great brandnu smell. The Web 2.0 look was born.
But guess what? There are some people getting tired of that.

Und so.

7 of the Smallest Hotels and Hotel Rooms in the World: From Pipe Rooms to Capsule Hotels
Think your last apartment or hotel room was small? Believe it or not, there are a lot of contenders for the dubious title of smallest hotel on the planet. Some claim it by number of rooms, others by size and all are quick to defend their position. However, you can judge for yourself after taking a look at this incredible collection of the tiniest hotels and hotel rooms in the world!

Chimps beat humans in memory test (mit Video!)
Chimpanzees have an extraordinary photographic memory that is far superior to ours, research suggests. Young chimps outperformed university students in memory tests devised by Japanese scientists. The tasks involved remembering the location of numbers on a screen, and correctly recalling the sequence. The findings, published in Current Biology, suggest we may have under-estimated the intelligence of our closest living relatives.

Steve's weird House
Stephen resides in a Victorian home that is a cluttered combination of museum, library and art gallery, decorated with that old-world Addam's Family charm. Not only is every inch of every wall covered with art, but all the ceilings are also decorated.

Real Life Sea Monsters - 24 Bizarre Creatures of the Deep
The sea contains untold numbers of strange and bizarre creatures. It is said that we know more about our own solar system than we know about our oceans. Indeed, some creatures of the sea can seem more alien than anything you can imagine.

Update zu Klagen gegen Vorratsdatenspeicherung
Die geplanten Klagen gegen die Vorratsdatenspeicherung schlagen gerade Wellen. Beim AK Vorrat haben sich bereits über 70.000 Personen online registriert, und mindestens 25.000 haben auch ihre Vollmacht an den Anwalt geschickt. Wahrscheinlich werden es am Ende (Poststempel 24.12. ist letzte Gelegenheit) mehr als 30.000, die Anwaltskanzlei und die Berliner HelferInnen des AK Vorrat kommen derzeit mit dem Zählen und Erfassen der Vollmachten kaum hinterher. Diverse PolitikerInnen von Bündnis90/Grüne und Linke haben sich der Klage des AK Vorrat angeschlossen.