Archive for December, 2006

Second Life: Finally some useful numbers and it’s 20,000 not 2 Millions

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Linden Labs Second Life really had it the last days. First the press stops praying and hyping and gets a bit more critical – see this “Boing Boing” article to name just one – and then their whole system came to a halt yesterday and is now slowly coming back up again. But what we were really waiting for and couldn’t find was that someone puts that whole hype back in line – so we provide you the figures ourselves…
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…We think its time to get back to real life and see “Second Life” as what it is – just one of many online games with some success. On the charts with the Asian figures alone you would have problems to plot the numbers for Second Life as they are so much smaller than even those from games with medium success. And that’s after all the hype and massive increase in user numbers for Second Life…

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Video: Gerald Ford tells the story behind his famous “national nightmare” remark

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In this video from an never-before-seen 1984 CBS interview former President Gerald Ford tells the story behind his famous “national nightmare” remark. He had requested that this would not be broadcasted before his death…

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Paper Art: Peter Callesen

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Incredible what Peter Callesen does with a sheet of paper. Particularly outstanding is his large scale work. More information on “Peter Callesen’s” web site…

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Games: Homer Sculpture Puzzle

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This 3D sculpture of Homer Simpson is actually 150 jigsaw puzzles. Each of the puzzles form a full color image but the edges are left gray. Once all of the puzzles are completed…

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Video: Drunken Russian Girls

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One of our favorite Russian web logs “English Russia” has put up a video of young drunken Russian girls. While they describe the vodka drinking as…

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Map yourself on the Internet

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The web site map-o-net has created a nice tool to show your or other IP addresses on a fractal chart. Great idea to visualize unused addresses as green grass…

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