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"how to" videos by Dave Hax

Dave Hax demonstrates how to draw a (nearly) perfect circle freehand [more inside]
posted by flex on Nov 11, 2014 - 49 comments

Just in time for Mother's Day

What's That In Danzigs?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on May 5, 2011 - 30 comments

Live music videos from Le Cargo

French website Le Cargo has a long-running series of live performance videos by alternative musicians, all of which can be watched on their YouTube channel. Here are a few that I liked: Erin McKeown - Put the Fun Back in the Funeral, Kings of Convenience - Mrs. Cold, Soltero - I'll Be a Writer, The Concretes - Military Madness, My Brightest Diamond - Be My Husband, Jose Gonzalez - The Nest, Jaymay - Lonely Men Build Lonely Cities, Vic Chestnutt - Supernatural, Metric - Gimme Sympathy, Françoiz Breut - Les jeunes pousses, Bowerbirds - Moonshiner, Joseph Arthur - A Smile That Explodes, Lambchop - You're a Big Girl Now, Alela Diane - The Rifle, Ane Brun - The Puzzle, Matt Elliott - Broken Bones and Fredo Viola - Sad Song. There are roughly 600 more videos.
posted by Kattullus on May 13, 2010 - 6 comments

10^27 = HELLA BIG

Northern California physics student proposes hella as new SI prefix.
posted by cgc373 on Mar 2, 2010 - 68 comments


The U.S. is of course one of three countries that still use the English system of measurement, but Amy Wang (originally from metric-system-using Taiwan) won the Adobe Design Achievement Award in Environmental Graphics and Packaging in 2006 for “Ametrica!”, a campaign to get the U.S. to switch to the metric system instead. Whether you’re for or against metrication in America, Wang’s project is fresh and practical. [Via.]
posted by tepidmonkey on Oct 17, 2007 - 128 comments

Free the metric martyrs!

Free the metric martyrs! Hate "compulsory metrication"? Join the crowd. Well, not a crowd, per se; more of a gaggle. Historical metrology goes to a lot of weird places, including the Prussian inch and the Dozenal Societies of Great Britain and America.
posted by rodii on Apr 4, 2002 - 14 comments

Metric Time...

Metric Time... it's 95.5 do you know where your children are? (Check out the whole site; it's a wonderful melange of crazy and not so crazy ideas.)
posted by silusGROK on May 29, 2001 - 14 comments

My car gets ten rods to the hogshead and that's the way I like it!

My car gets ten rods to the hogshead and that's the way I like it! I love how we stubborn Americans just flat out refuse to adopt the metric system; the mars orbiter blowing up cost us $125 million.
posted by mathowie on Sep 30, 1999 - 0 comments

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