Archive for January 2009

Gary Vaynerchuck talks about Personal Branding

Jan 30th, 2009 | By

Jeff over at Make It Big In Games posted a video up with Gary Vaynerchuck of Wine Library TV giving a presentation at Web 2.0 Expo.  Much like Jeff said Gary definitely came across as a bit crass but I had to see past his delivery to the message he was speaking.. Which itself was
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Understanding the 10th Dimension

Jan 29th, 2009 | By

For all of us saps who are stuck thinking in 3 dimensional terms(which was sooooooo 1992 by the way) it is time your perspective on time and space and take a crash course on understanding the 10th dimension. An interesting video none-the-less



Weizmann Institute of Science Creates Artificial Nervous System / Genetic Circuit

Jan 28th, 2009 | By

It can go either way: Is it a synthetic nervous system or is it a genetic computer? Either way Prof. Elisha Moses of the Physics of Complex Systems Department, Drs. Ofer Feinerman and Assaf Rotem crossed the first bridge creating circuits and logic gates with live lab grown nerves. Test-tube neurons don’t automatically form complex
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Why do people vote Republican?

Jan 26th, 2009 | By

http://www.alternet.org/module/printversion/98902 So the Question is: Why the heck do people, especially those in business, vote towards a right-winged party when the opposition is painfully the clear choice for better business or other things? By Jonathan Haidt tackles this from a psychological point of view in his September 16th, 2008 Alternet article.  He starts off by
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NYT Article on the man behind Ubuntu

Jan 24th, 2009 | By

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/business/11ubuntu.html Found this great article getting inside of the head of them man who is responsibile for the Linux Distro I, and the majority of linux users, use: Ubuntu.   Mark Shuttleworth is indeed what I would strive towards, a ultra rich man that decides to do something that can change the world.  Albeit it isn’t
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Katalyst Celebrity Pledge Video – Powerful signs of the change Obama is a sign of

Jan 21st, 2009 | By

Saw this on Myspace today and was moved by the power.. We’ve seen videos like this in the past, and well a ton of them leading up to the victory of Obama but for some reason this one resonated even more powerfully.  The key will be to continue this message for years and years, saturating
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Unsold Car Stocks sit in HUGE numbers around the world

Jan 19th, 2009 | By

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/gallery/2009/jan/16/unsold-cars An amazing piece that demonstrates one of the downfalls of our society in a transition phase.. When we gorge ourselves to complete bursting during the good times there is bound to be an insane amount of waste when we must lean up during the not so good times. These pictures are absolutely stunning and
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QWERTY vs Dvorak Myth Debunked – and how!

Jan 19th, 2009 | By

http://www.reason.com/news/show/29944.html Wow this is an insanely indepth article on one of the myths that has been touting by people ranging from Spielburg to Wazniak.  Next time you hear someone try to use the QWERTY vs Nvorak line to back up a claim that superior products don’t always win market position you have ammo.  Great article
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Strike one more up for Evolution – First tool use shown in Wild Gorillas

Jan 17th, 2009 | By

In an article submitted in 2005 scientists observed the first tool use from Wild Gorilla’s, scientists Thomas Breuer1,2*, Mireille Ndoundou-Hockemba1, and Vicki Fishlock1 (working with Wildlife Conservation Society, Mbeli Bai Study, Nouabalé-Ndoki Project, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany ) observerd a Gorilla using a walking stick
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Fantastic Short 3D Film – Sebastians Voodoo

Jan 15th, 2009 | By

How could I not share something as creative and fantastic as this?  Created at the UCLA Animation Workshop, with music by Nick Fevola. From Crackle: Sebastian’s Voodoo www.pixelnitrate.com (and to see a higher resolution version of this film too)