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Bugatti Veyron Top Speed Test

6 Jul

Amazing what you can do with over 1,000 HP

Stargate Studios Virtual Backlot Reel 2009

17 Feb

This is pretty cool – shows some imaginative uses of green screen effects work. Thanks to Fred Medlin for the tweet:

Big Dog Robot

20 Mar

Very impressive balance and mobility. A robot from Boston Dynamics.

Bug Labs

1 Dec

This is one of the coolest ideas I’ve seen in a while. Bug Labs is developing some technology that should be very interesting to any geek. Another great find by Robert Scoble. The video quality isn’t high because they were recorded on his cell phone, but I’m glad he had a video capable cell phone with him when he bumped into Peter.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

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Gizmo Project

13 Nov

I’ve been using Gizmo to make voice-over-ip calls for many months now, and I’ve been extremely pleased with it. They have clients for Linux, Mac & Windows, and the call quality has been outstanding when both ends have broadband.

I picked up an inexpensive Plantronics headset with attached microphone which makes extended conversations while working at a computer a joy. Gizmo call quality is to POTS call quality as stereo is to clock radio. I highly recommend checking it out.

anybots.com

22 Apr

Ya gotta love robots :) Trevor Blackwell, the founder and CEO of anybots, worked with Paul Graham on Viaweb which was a pioneering ASP using Lisp which eventually sold to Yahoo! for a nice sum and became Yahoo! Store. Very sharp guy, but I’m quite skeptical that a walking humanoid robot (technically a remotely operated machine since it won’t be autonomous) will be profitable. I hope it is.

Anybots announces the world’s first dynamically balancing walking humanoid robot.

Go to anybots.com for more info.

Etch is here

8 Apr

Wow, debian.org has finally released version 4.0 (“etch”). debian is an awesome linux distribution for servers, but 3.1 has some rather old packages. In particular, I need Apache 2.2 for mod_proxy_balancer, so I installed Ubuntu 6.10 server on my last server to get more recent packages. I expect to use debian 4.0 for future server installs.

I found out about this from distrowatch.com and there’s a blurb on slashdot.org about it.

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