Links vom 27. 12. 2007: Vinyl Data, Bad Taste, KITT vs KITT und Lucy in Space with Diamonds

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Music

Radiohead Announce Free NYE Gig
Noch ein Webcast von Radiohead. An Silvester. Aber gibt ja noch Youtube.

Vinyl Data
One strategy that major record companies have been employing lately to deter downloading is adding bonus computer content to new CD releases. I recently discovered that this technique is not unique to CD's, but had in fact been practiced in the vinyl era as well. That's right: there were a handful of records released in the late 70's and early 80's that contained computer programs as part of the audio. This is totally insane, and totally great.

Rock List: Readers' Twenty-Five Favorite Videos of 2007
From NIN's surveillance footage to Justice's parade of animated Tees to Mute Math's backwards feat, watch some of the year's best clips.

Movies

Bad Taste
The Lord of the Rings director first feature back in 1987 is available in full online.

Francis Ford Copolla Interview
Perhaps more than any other filmmaker in history, Francis Coppola has tasted the fruits of phenomenal success, and also suffered the tortures of the damned.

2001 to Timecop: 8 Movie Futures Already Proven Wrong
Movies promised us we'd be flying cars to our jobs at the robot factory. Instead, we have to settle for iPods, free online checking accounts and AIDS. Of course, the future wouldn't have been such a disappointment if Hollywood hadn't gotten our hopes so high.

Under the Hood With Knight Rider 2.0: Trans Am vs. Ford Mustang (Featuring Exclusive New KITT Specs—and Classic Hasselhoff!)
Last week, NBC unveiled an all-new, controversial KITT, which is set to star in the made-for-TV Knight Rider movie in February. Based on the still-to-be-released Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR (click here for engine-revving video), this virtual Stang comes tricked out with a supercomputer that can hack almost any system; a very capable weapons system; and a body—thanks to nanotechnology—that's able to shape-shift and change color at will. Like its predecessor, the 21st century KITT gets AI from digital effects wizards that makes it an ideal crime-fighting partner: logical, precise and infinitely smart.

Apple and 20th Century Fox strike digital movie rental deal
The Financial Times reports that Apple and News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox film studio have signed a deal for digital movie rentals. Consumers will be able to rent the latest Fox DVD releases from iTunes for a limited time.

Star Wars Model-Kit Collection

Fill in the Blank: Homer Simpson
You use lines from Homer Simpson in every day conversation. But how well do you really know the words of America’s favorite animated dad?

Design

Yaroslav Gnatuks real Snowflakes

53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without
Over the last few years web-developers have written many articles about CSS and developed many useful techniques, which can save you a lot of time - of course, if you are able to find them in time. Below you’ll find a list of techniques we , as web-architects, really couldn’t live without.

Vectorized Video Game Art

Wonder Woman and the Phallic Menace
Do you think those old-timey comic book artists were trying to suggest something in all those Wonder Woman covers? Superman had Lex Luthor. Batman had the Joker. And Wonder Woman, apparently, had the Phallic Symbol. In the early days, the biggest threat to the Amazon (who made her debut in 1941) was being attacked by penis-shaped objects.

Und so.

Largest diamond in galaxy predicts future of solar system
Astronomers discovered the largest diamond of all times in space. The weight of the precious stone reportedly makes up ten billion trillion trillion carats or five million trillion trillion pounds).
The space diamond is virtually an enormous chunk of crystallized carbon, 4,000 kilometers in diameter. The stone is located at a distance of 50 light years from Earth, in the Constellation Centaurus.
Scientists believe that the diamond is the heart of an extinct star that used to shine like the Sun. Astronomers have already dubbed the space diamond as Lucy in a tribute to the Beatles song ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.’

2008: Year of Information Overload?
Interruptions aren't merely annoying; they're also bad for productivity. And when you multiply the interruptions made possible by email, phone calls, text messages, and Twitters across the entire US, the result is lost productivity on a massive scale: $650 billion in a single year.

Animals in the depths of the sea
The creature lived at such a depth, which could not physically get people. Photos made with special deep devices.

The Fallout Shelter Handbook
From 1962, deep in the midst of The Cold War -- everything you've ever wanted to know about fallout shelters but were afraid to ask.

Wirklich multikulturelle Städte sind die Zukunft
Nach einem Bericht über Bevölkerungstrends in Großbritannien wird es in den nächsten 30 Jahren zu tiefgreifenden Veränderungen kommen. Dann soll es nach den Voraussagen von Danny Dorling, der Geografie an der University of Sheffield lehrt, die ersten britischen Städte geben, die wirklich multinational sind. 2020 wird Leicester angeblich die erste Stadt sein, in der keine ethnische Gruppe eine Mehrheit hat, dann sollen als solche "super-diverse cities" 2024 Birmingham, Slogh und Luton folgen.

Bubblegum Cards
Von Alien bis Mars Attacks: 39 series & 2,628 card images!

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