Wednesday, July 14, 2010

200 year old ship found beneath World Trade Center

Yes, an old ship was found beneath the ruins of the World Trade Center. Mummified lumber for the frame of a seagoing vessel, along with barnacles and oysters.

One wonders what else is buried beneath our feet.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Turn teaching up to 11

I read an article at the BBC about some twit who pointed out that it's useful to have a bad teacher at some point because it builds character. While true, not something that the chairman of the Office for Standards in Education (something British) should say out loud.

But far more important than the quality of children's education is what happens when you adjust the volume on the accompanying video. The sound range on this video is from 0 to 11. Yes, 11.

You can turn it up to 11. I suspect this is a basic feature, and any video on the BBC website can be turned up to 11. On half a dozen different clips, I found this to be the case.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Double Rainbow music video

Some guy was walking in Yosemite and saw a double rainbow. He was really happy about it. Good for him.

But then some people used Auto-Tune to take his shouting and whooping and turned it into a song. It's awesome.