Remember that not-so-huge-after-all meteorite a month or so back? Well, lucky old Norway just got hit by another one, though much smaller…right next to someone’s house, too. Link from Posthuman Blues (cheers, Mac).
Although still only at the concept stage, this has to be one of the coolest futuristic vehicles I’ve ever seen – a hi-tech motorbike with a single catterpillar track. Makes the bikes in Akira look wussy. I want One! Link via TechEBlog.
“Created by a French music instructor named Jean François Sudre, Solresol remains, despite its practical disappearance, the most beautiful and perfect language ever created by one man.” Fascinating stuff.
“Asked about the possible awakening of the giant mythical octopus Cthulhu, the fourth-most popular question among the more than 150,000 sent to Putin, he said that he believed something more serious was behind the question.” Link via Nick Mamatas.
I know a *lot* of people who could have told them that – hell, there were many who could have told them forty years ago. What chance a new psychedelic revival in the psychotherapy world? Fingers crossed.
David Brin…consistantly proving that ‘right-wing American’ does not have to be synonymous with ‘Christian fascist retard’. I don’t always agree with all he says, but it’s always consistant and honest, which counts for a lot in my book.
“MC This can project live images from 4 or more video sources, mix them, add effects to them and project them anywhere he goes on a number of unique screen surfaces.” Blimey. Udy, I think maybe you should book this guy! Like via MAKEblog.
“At the launch of a new campaign last week to promote the study of history, Stephen Fry made a passionate appeal that we use the gripping narratives of the past to make sense of the world today.” And a fine speech it is too – go read it.