166 MetaFilter comments by sjvilla79 (displaying 51 through 100)

Slow Mosaic is a mosaic generator powered by the Web. Feed it a word and watch it create related mosaics in front of your very eyes. Requires Flash. [MI]
comment posted at 5:36 PM on Nov-29-05

At dawn on Friday Singapore time, young Australian Nguyen Tuong Van will be hanged by the State executioner, Darshan Singh. His sentencing has raised an extensive debate in Australia on the death penalty, on our regional relationships and the compassion of our fearless Rodent. Like virtually all advanced nations, Australia has generally held a principled stance against the death penalty, though filtered by realpolitik. Yet again, New Zealand is a bit more principled than us, of course. We would of course never protest to the US about its extensive use of the ultimate State sanction.
comment posted at 5:10 PM on Nov-29-05

The wait is over : Firefox 1.5 is out, to be found on the brand spanking new mozilla.com.
comment posted at 5:31 PM on Nov-29-05
comment posted at 5:32 PM on Nov-29-05
comment posted at 5:53 PM on Nov-29-05

GoogleFilter: Introducing Google Click-to-Call. "Here's how it works: When you click the phone icon [on a Google ad], you can enter your phone number. Once you click 'Connect For Free,' Google calls the number you provided. When you pick up, you hear ringing on the other end as Google connects you to the other party. Then, chat away on our dime" (emphasis added). Here are a few screenshots (scroll down), but I can't actually find live examples. The reason being that Google, some say, is "only testing this service in designated areas of the United States." In addition, the Slashdoters have beat us to an insightful convo. Then again, don't most snarky MeFites see Google posts as completely passe. Nonetheless however, I think it is ripe for discussion (especially considering the privacy policy (both big and little) state that a third party will have access to your phone number).
comment posted at 6:29 AM on Nov-29-05

Five people killed and dozens injured, after an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the richter scale hits Iraq. More news coming in. But to try and avoid just a pure newsfilter thread, let's pose a question for debate now; will the US miss another golden PR opportunity to reach out to the Muslim world, like they did when the Asian tsunamis hit?
comment posted at 7:38 AM on Nov-27-05

The Modern Compendium of Miniature Automata - Discover, identify and create your own Steam Age nanobot. Requires Flash. [MI]
comment posted at 10:29 PM on Nov-25-05

The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities There are a lot of great freeware products out there. Many are as good or even better than their commercial alternatives. This list features my personal pick of the "best of the best."
comment posted at 2:45 PM on Nov-25-05

ArtFilter: Treat yourself to the photomontages of Winston Smith. [MI]
comment posted at 9:16 PM on Nov-23-05
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comment posted at 7:26 AM on Nov-23-05

Breath Capture is a patent pending method and apparatus for collecting human breath as a keepsake display. Bonus: if your loved one can't be near you because you are surrounded by Vampires, the BreathCapture pendant can be worn as a crucifix. Before you mock this product, take this simple test.
comment posted at 9:24 PM on Nov-22-05

17 Minutes is a performance and video blog project by new media artist Chris Barr. It's about suicide. [MI]
comment posted at 7:25 AM on Nov-22-05
comment posted at 5:59 PM on Nov-22-05

HouseBlinger collects photos of Christmas-decorated homes all over England.
comment posted at 7:38 AM on Nov-22-05

SwarmSketch - Collective sketching of the collective consciousness. Requires Flash. [MI]
comment posted at 7:12 AM on Nov-21-05
comment posted at 8:09 PM on Dec-9-05

Diggdot.us Digg, slashdot, and del.icio.us/popular - this is a constant browsing cycle for us. So why not combine them into a unified format without all the extra chrome? We can eliminate dupes and add some extra niceities.
comment posted at 7:20 AM on Nov-21-05
comment posted at 8:35 AM on Nov-21-05

What/who is silktide and how do they get these results? I submitted Metafilter to Silktide on a whim and now I'm wondering what tools/rubric(s) are these folks using and how do they arrive at their results?
comment posted at 3:02 AM on Nov-20-05
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comment posted at 3:15 AM on Nov-20-05

Lightning Break! Fun flash snooker-based game. Make trick shots in the allotted time. The game also keeps a record of your stats.
comment posted at 7:03 AM on Nov-22-05

Google Base launches. Is it me or does this look a lot like craigslist?
comment posted at 4:28 PM on Nov-16-05

RawSugar - tastier than del.icio.us? Their hierarchical tagging scheme and the way they handle suggested items between users seem slick. But the social bookmarking phenomenon keeps growing, including specialty sites for academics and scientists. With Yahoo!'s My Web 2.0, it went mainstream. Google's tagging too. Heck, even Amazon's doing it. The usefulness of a social bookmarking site depends on its popularity, so is the concept getting hurt by all this balkanization? Have things gotten out of hand if there's a swiss army bookmarklet tool generator to speed things up? When will the tagging craze die down?
comment posted at 4:48 PM on Nov-16-05
comment posted at 6:04 PM on Nov-16-05
comment posted at 10:34 PM on Nov-17-05

What obsolete skill are you? I'm "growing one's own food". Spot on.
comment posted at 7:38 AM on Nov-16-05

NSFW "Here at Fantasy Feeder we either want to be fat or we want to fatten. We're feeders and feedees obsessed with over endulging our huge bellies and fat bottoms, and we're here to share stories, play online games and encourage each other to gain weight."
comment posted at 2:09 AM on Nov-16-05

NOISE is a global youth arts initiative (under 25s) that develops and profiles artists and their work across television, radio, in print and online. Requires Flash. [MI]
comment posted at 7:59 PM on Nov-15-05

They're Killing Korean Families with Gasses ....... Who had McDonalds?! The Mad Sophist is at it again. His website is well worth checking out. Go to the archives of some of the stuff he has written, hilarious. For those wondering about the reference to Schapelle Corby
comment posted at 5:41 PM on Nov-15-05
comment posted at 5:55 PM on Nov-15-05

iPud For those of you wondering why Apple fans don't just have sex with their iPods, now they can!
comment posted at 6:21 AM on Nov-15-05

If you watch television news stations, you've probably already heard that the latest missing white girl has been found. Naturally, the media is now obsessed with figuring out what led to the murder of the girl's parents. In the unending quest for information, TV news stations have shown the myspace pages of the two teens. And like many other teenagers, the two have xanga journals as well. But several sources, both blogs and mainstream news sites, have publicized the location of these pages. Is this responsible journalism?
Previously on MeFi: Blogging from prison; diary of a killer?
comment posted at 8:52 PM on Nov-14-05

Human Uprgades [flash interface]
comment posted at 7:56 PM on Nov-14-05
comment posted at 7:57 PM on Nov-14-05

Tape It Off The Internet started as a joke, but now they want to beat out the flickrs of video and iTunes, with its $1.99 tipping point, in the world of TV show downloads. If they ever actually release the thing, that is.
comment posted at 6:08 PM on Nov-14-05

Sound 101 Fingernails scraping down a blackboard... the scream of a baby... your neighbour's dog barking: what is the worst sound in the world? This is what this website is trying to find out. Acoustic science is concerned with the production, transmission, manipulation and reception of sound, from unwanted traffic noise to beautiful music. Acoustics is about both the physical properties of sound waves and the reaction of humans. This website is interested in the often complex ways in which people perceive and interpret sounds. The aim is to increase awareness of sound psychology by examining what makes a sound unpleasant to hear. Your votes on the site will also give us an insight into what is the worst sound in the world, and maybe why it is the worst sound.
comment posted at 6:12 AM on Nov-14-05

Should programmers refuse to write malicious programs? Doctors take an oath to do no harm. We'd all like our computers to do what we want, and would be quite upset if they didn't. Should Sony's programmers have refused to write the malware?
comment posted at 6:16 AM on Nov-14-05

http://picard.ytmnd.com I'm pretty drunk and just want to uncorrelate with this site for a second. I'm sure you'd understnad if you were in such a position! Zip Barf!:P LOOL
comment posted at 4:31 AM on Nov-14-05

Memory - 36 cards. Turn two over. If the pictures match, both get eliminated. Else turn them back and select another two. Repeat till field is cleared. Post the number of moves you took. [via]
comment posted at 10:30 PM on Nov-13-05

Ever wanted a stuffed animal with a little more bite? Then the Urban Beast Project is for you. Hundreds of stuffed animals "taxidermied" into their more feral cousins. And if you've ever wanted a small gallery of grille pets, they've got one.
comment posted at 9:48 PM on Nov-12-05

What's That? Sadly, the education of the youth of amerika is declining in more than one way. The other day I was at the grocery store and the checker was unable to identify a portabello mushroom. And no, she wasn't new...and to make matters worse the checker next to her didn't know either. (more inside)
comment posted at 7:05 PM on Nov-12-05
comment posted at 7:09 PM on Nov-12-05

Why is He swimming? I don't know, I am only a man.
comment posted at 4:09 AM on Nov-12-05
comment posted at 4:56 AM on Nov-12-05

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