28 February 2007

Inside an SD card

Ever wondered what an SD card looks like inside? Nor have I, but this video shows you anyway and the result is quite surprising.

You would assume that miniSD and microSD cards would cost more because they have been miniaturised using some kind of awesome technology reserved for only the smallest of flash devices. Actually, it seems they aren't all that different.

23 February 2007

Amazing modular robot

This is pretty cool. It's a group of robots that can latch onto one another to form different compound robots. They have a variety of videos of different combinations to download.

As they get smaller and more agile, just think what these little fellows are capable of.


20 February 2007

Fight Music - D12

Take 1 great song, liberally apply censorship and what do you get?


You have to wonder what the point is. If in order to make something fit for public consumption you also need to completely ruin it then why bother?

1984 in 2007

I'm currently reading 1984 by George Orwell. It's a brilliant book throughout but I just came to one of those sections that you only find in the truly great books that shocked me enough to make me put it down. Here it is:

"And in the general hardening of outlook that set in round 1930, practices which had been long abandoned, in some cases for hundreds of years - imprisonment without trial, the use of war prisoners as slaves, public executions, torture to extract confessions, use of hostages and the deportation of whole populations - not only became common again, but were tolerated and even defended by people who considered themselves enlightened and progressive."

He's describing the move towards the new, totalitarian states that rule his vision of a dystopia. The really scary thing is that, while reading that list, you can hardly help but think of the American Government and their war against terror.

I wonder if the Bush administration will be able to complete the list before leaving power.

06 February 2007

Colonel McQueen Vs Chiggy Von Richthofen

The best space dogfight ever seen on the small screen. Amazingly powerful and emotional when seen in the context of the series.

The day Space: Above and Beyond was cancelled was the day I completely lost faith in the American networks' ability to recognise a good show.

Losing firefly was not such a surprise after this.