Oh my goodness gracious me… there is so much amazing “stuff” out there in the Internet that I don’t know whether I’m coming or going…
Have you seen those images from the Bizarre Architecture competition a few years ago? Billed as “The unique dream houses you'd like to own,” there are some classic stretches of the imagination here. I’m really hard-pushed to say which is my favorite – but if “push came to shove” I think I would go with the first one – I would LOVE to live in something like this (Click Here to see these images).
Thinking about trying a new hairstyle? Contemplating something a little different? Don’t worry; I have you covered, check out these 10 Amazing Hairstyles on the WickedReport.com website.
What? You haven’t heard of or visited the WickedReport.com site before? Oh dear; oh dear; oh dear. Now I feel bad because I know what you are going to be doing for the next hour or so. How about a little something for the ladies – the “Real Iron Men”? I am of course talking about Extreme Ironing (to what did you think I was referring?)
Do you recall my recent blog OMG! Words fail me! showing Jeb Corliss jumping off the top of mountains and zipping around the sky using a wing-suit. Well, several folks commented or emailed me pointing me at another “heart in your mouth” video – this one is of Jean-Yves Blondeau and his 31-wheel Luge Suit. It’s terrifying. I daren’t think what would happen if he were to hit a bump or a small rock (make sure you check the comments to my original blog to discover a bunch of other video suggestions).
But the best-of-the-best (thus far … unless you know different) just has to be the Grocery Store Wars as shown below. Isn’t this an incredible piece of work? There are so many funny lines and clever references... I’m just blown away by this sort of stuff...
What? You want more? Well, some time ago my chum David Ashton sent me an email saying: “Max...not sure if this is up your street but have a look… It's a phenomenally simple game where you have to move a small red block around a window, avoiding touching either the sides of the window or four blue blocks which are bouncing around. It’s a bit like the old bricks game but with a twist. Apparently the target is to survive more than 18 seconds. It looks deceptively simple, but if you can get above about 3 seconds in your first 10 tries you’re doing well.”
David is right; this is deceptively simple and yet incredibly tricky (I surviced 0.3 seconds on my first attempt). Click Here to try this game and see how well you do…
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Imaginations and creations. Never seen or even thought of these.The Bizarrarchitecture is worth viewing.The roller man greatly negotiates the bends on the down hill.And top most is to see the 75 costumes at dragoncon mentioned by NaomiPrice.
Chad Vader is definitely a hoot. The one where he names the costumes at DragonCon was pretty darn funny (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRJPNANt8dY). As for the dreamhouse pics, I pick the Riverview Waterdome--as long as there are no bugs already in residence!
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.