Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Links: March 23

I don't know how long they'd been putting cameras on the outside of the Space Shuttles. I saw the first video of a launch as seen by a booster looking down several years ago and it was amazing. The ones that followed never quite struck me the way that first one did, but there have been some good ones. This one shows the boosters from launch to splashdown. The camera cuts between boosters and it shows approximate height and speed.

Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up?

These guys are trying to use Kickstarter to fund a sequel based on a game that was popular when I was young. They want to get money from people outside the United States for this project so they made this video. Doesn't matter if you don't want to fund it, you DO want to watch it.

1949 guide to what you can't do on TV. [link]

Bits from a comic that accurately depicts "A Princess of Mars" with all the nudity that comes with it. [link]

Howard Taylor of Schlock Mercenary talking about how to write satisfactory sub-plots. [link]

10 minutes of silent, home footage from Los Alamos in 1943. Kinda interesting. Some work being done, a sweet cabless tank, physicists hanging out and relaxing, the occasional appearance by Robert Oppenheimer. Most of which would bore me silly if it were Dad and his friends instead of the people who built the bomb. [link]

Musical instruments shown from the inside. [link]
The inside of a cello would make a great design for a music hall.

A great tent. [link]

A demon encyclopedia. [link]
This interests me because of an Encyclopedia of Hell that I bought that I found incredibly interesting and useful.

Lost jewelry of Hollywood (recently rediscovered). [link]
I'm loving Lucille Ball's necklace.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking about how the rise of religion means the downfall of science throughout history.

10 hours of Darth Vader breathing. Allegedly. I didn't listen to the whole thing.

A woman writing about her and her husband's experience with Texas's new state mandated rape mandatory sonogram law. [link]
Lets hope that the Supreme Court smacks this law down sooner rather than later.

Parahawking: Trained vultures land on your gloved arm while you're paragliding.

Another bit of marketing for the movie Promethius. [link]

From the tl;dr department: What do the controls in an airplane cockpit do? [link]

Punk rock lives on in some of the most oppressive places on Earth. [link]

Enlarged pictures of pixels on various handheld devices. [link]

Lego ads. [link]

Will Ferrell's best work tends to be in commercials. These videos are some of his Old Milwaukee work. Watch the first one - the Super Bowl one. [link]

Art of Video Games exhibit here in DC. [link]

Volcanic map of Io. [link]

We've heard lots about Catholic priests molesting little boys. Some Dutch orphanage started castrating boys for reporting them. [link]

A deaf guy signed to Obama "I'm proud of you." Obama immediately signed back "Thank you." [link]

McMurdo Station (Antarctica) usually has an ice pier for unloading supplies. The warm winter rendered it unusable. This is a time lapse video of the construction of another causeway. [link]

Game: Minicraft - I spent more time playing this than it deserved. [link]

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