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January 3, 2009
New application of tilt shift stop motion photography
SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY! TILT SHIFT MONSTERTRUCKS! TRUUUUUUUCKOOOOSAAAAAUUURUUUUSSSS!!! BEEEE THEEEEEERE! [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall at 11:59 PM PST - 32 comments

What Lies Past Eternity, for the Universe?
Exit Mundi's thoughts on the latest anticipated apocalypse: the coming apocalypse in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 A.D.. (No kidding.) [more inside]
posted by WCityMike at 10:38 PM PST - 79 comments

Internet Bird Collection has videos and information on birds. I like birds.
The Internet Bird Collection has over 28000 videos of birds from all over the world. The brain-child of Josep del Hoyo (who also started the Handbook of the Birds of the World) it contains footage of more than half of all the bird species in the world, which number around 10000. Just browsing randomly I found such charming clips as a pair of gang gang cockatoos, a pair of preening and feeding Siberian cranes, a hoatzin displaying, Temnick's tragopan displaying, Kerguelen petrel swooping between waves, green hermit feeding on heliconia flowers, in flight, a pair of hamerkops mating display and American avocets mating. Or you can just go look up your favorite bird species and see if they have videos of it. Happily they had plenty of videos of my favorite bird, sterna paradisaea, the arctic tern, and I like this one best. Each bird has taxonomic and distribution information.
posted by Kattullus at 8:01 PM PST - 25 comments

JournalSpace: R.I.P.
JournalSpace: R.I.P. [Sub-Titled: When is the last time you tested your backups?]
posted by GatorDavid at 6:13 PM PST - 70 comments

The PMRC "Filthy Fifteen"
Some videos: In 1985, Tipper Gore's PMRC released a list they called the "Filthy Fifteen," detailing what they believed to be the fifteen most objectionable songs of the time, and the reason they felt each song should be censored... [more inside]
posted by the_bone at 4:51 PM PST - 120 comments

Robot 6 has you covered
The 25 best comics covers of 2008 - from Robot 6, the new home of the old blog@Newsarama team. [more inside]
posted by Artw at 4:09 PM PST - 21 comments

Richard Feynman Fan
Richard Feynman Fan. YouTube playlists. [Previously.]
posted by McLir at 1:46 PM PST - 10 comments

Best of Anthro 2008
Neuroanthropology's Best of Anthropology Blogging 2008. [Via]
posted by homunculus at 1:32 PM PST - 11 comments

Love Thy Neighbor: Why Have We Become So Suspicious Of Kindness?
Love Thy Neighbor: Why Have We Become So Suspicious Of Kindness? Most people, as they grow up now, secretly believe that kindness is a virtue of losers. But agreeing to talk about winners and losers is part and parcel of the phobic avoidance, the contemporary terror, of kindness. Because one of the things the enemies of kindness never ask themselves - and this is now an enemy within all of us - is why we feel it at all. Why are we ever, in any way, moved to be kind to other people, not to mention to ourselves? Why does kindness matter to us?
posted by jason's_planet at 12:54 PM PST - 71 comments

Spontaneous rebellion alone is not sufficient.
The Revolutionary Pleasure of Thinking for Yourself
posted by divabat at 12:52 PM PST - 30 comments

The 11th Doctor
The Eleventh Doctor Who was been announced. Matt who?
posted by codswallop at 10:09 AM PST - 153 comments

The Human Marvels: Presenting Peculiar People
J. Tithonus Pednaud herein presents for your edification and enlightenment a curious collection of human marvels. You may call them oddities, freaks or monstrosities—whatever you will—but I call them incredible, persevering, resourceful and marvelous human beings. I chronicle their inspirational stories of triumph over nature, fate and the judgment of man. [Previously seen here. See also.]
posted by parudox at 9:52 AM PST - 9 comments

Land of my Fathers
I am a Palestinian refugee; my parents are refugees too, as well as my grandparents. I have been raised in a place called a refugee camp. With Israel still banning foreign Journalists from Gaza; read some of the Blogs from people inside or with friends and relatives inside the war zone. Then there is The electronic Intifada.
posted by adamvasco at 9:38 AM PST - 230 comments

due to export regulations cycles greater than 1024 should not be used
A small collection of special programs for system administration, written at a level suitable for senior admins. [more inside]
posted by 31d1 at 2:18 AM PST - 37 comments

Google Desktop Linux, not Linux Desktop
Google Android is almost ready to run on netbooks.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 1:30 AM PST - 28 comments