Meet "Joe", the hardest working man in show business, as he pulls out all the stops in his virtuoso performance of 12th Street Rag
, on what *may* be the world's last surviving Cremona Photo-player [PDF]
. On the other hand, it might be just a run-of-the-mill player piano with some extra bells, whistles and car horns tacked on. At any rate, "Joe" is absolutely killing it. Go, "Joe", go!
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Dec 22, 2013 -
Upgrade Your Nintendo 3DS’s Sound. [SLYT]
"Of the variety of things one might find to complain about in regards to the Nintendo 3DS, the sound doesn’t immediately come to mind. It’s not great sound, mind, but there are a litany of things that are more obvious. Thanks to one intrepid inventor, however, you are now just a series of tubes, clips and metal funnels away from awesome sound. Now, in order to figure out the exact combination of these things you’ll need to translate the instructions from Japanese." [Via].
posted by Fizz
on Jun 17, 2012 -
It was the early 90s and the World Wildlife Federation was trying to save the rhino. They offered up Saiga
horn as an alternative
to rhino horns for use in Chinese apothecary shops, thinking that the millions-strong population of Saiga on the steppes of Central Asia would buffer
the demand for rhinos. The result is one of the most devastating population crashes
for a large mammal species in modern times. There is now a fear
that the Saiga will become extinct
in the next few years.
posted by hindmost
on Nov 12, 2007 -