Brett's list of bits - stuff and things as well as things and stuff...
This ad reacts to the subway train as it arrives in the station. Very cool.
Posted: February 27, 2014 @ 12:28
Not just art - also a nice abbreviated history of the platform.
Posted: February 27, 2014 @ 10:15
Modified: February 27, 2014 @ 10:17
Tags: Space
I don't know if this would have worked but it is still an interesting thought exercise. According to the report "...rescue was considered challenging but feasible".
Posted: February 27, 2014 @ 10:00
Tags: Space
While no software is perfect, Internet Explorer is the worst thing you can possibly use to browse the web. Swap to Firefox, Chrome or Opera (which I use and recommend) immediately.
Posted: February 27, 2014 @ 05:15
Probably the cutest thing you'll see today.
Posted: February 26, 2014 @ 19:40
Tags: Awwww, YouTube
A comic that shows what time it is around the world - and up to date as well. Very cool.
Posted: February 26, 2014 @ 17:23
Tags: xkcd
You'd think that if you were building a system to manage a watchlist that you do more than just track someone's name. Like maybe a country. Or address. Or something.
Posted: February 26, 2014 @ 11:03
Tags: Security
This is pretty scary. I'm 100% sure I would not have been standing as close as the person taking the video.
Posted: February 25, 2014 @ 10:07
Tags: YouTube
Very cool. Worth a watch if you're into the show.
Posted: February 25, 2014 @ 09:34
Tags: YouTube
This guy promotes fracking everywhere - but next to his house? No way - could affect his drinking water. Too bad about anyone else where Exxon drills.
Posted: February 24, 2014 @ 10:50
Possible? Yes. Crazy. Yes. Difficult? Absolutely yes. Thinking out of box? Yes. In our lifetime? Probably not.
Posted: February 24, 2014 @ 10:34
Posted: February 24, 2014 @ 09:27
Modified: February 24, 2014 @ 09:31
Tags: Web comic
Select your location on the map and look at the graph.
Posted: February 24, 2014 @ 08:36
I'm torn here - having been a business owner it is important to be able to make a profit.

But the finance industry is a great example of a mostly (or somewhat - depending on your viewpoint) parasitic business - especially when it comes to complex trading instruments.

My favourite quote from the article: "'s increasingly hard to see it [talent] when one looks out at the US's crumbling infrastructure, low levels of investment, extreme corporate short-termism, and the recurrence of bubbles, ...
Posted: February 21, 2014 @ 14:16
Tags: Finance
I totally agree - our treatment of asylum seekers has been abysmal.
Posted: February 21, 2014 @ 10:54
This technology (which, if I understand it correctly, is all about using redundant antennas for a new type of beam-forming) has potential to increase data speeds especially in highly congested mobile cells. This type of mechanism has been used in other wireless networks with some degree of success. But don't hold your breath - getting carriers to upgrade to this will be a lengthy process and it isn't magical - there are still limits.
Posted: February 21, 2014 @ 09:45
Modified: March 14, 2014 @ 09:42
This article looks at the first 100 days of the Abbott government. Whatever your political leanings and regardless of that you thought of the last government it is depressing. And as I write this, we have the implosion of the NBN project, negligence towards overseas aid and the obscene way we are dealing with asylum seekers.
Posted: February 20, 2014 @ 16:06
Modified: February 20, 2014 @ 16:07
Tags: Politics
This is the type of drawing kids in the 60/70s would have on their wall. If I could get away with it today, I'd still have one stuck on the wall somewhere in the house.
Posted: February 20, 2014 @ 15:34
Tags: Space
Being a cyclist this is very close to home. Having almost been wiped out this morning by a car driven by someone who didn't look before pulling out I totally agree.
Posted: February 20, 2014 @ 15:22
Tags: Cycling
But still - a pretty epic video as a marriage proposal. Very cool.
Posted: February 19, 2014 @ 10:31
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