Archive for March, 2012

Humor: Everything is perishable – Twitter on toilet rolls

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Finally the perspiration and debris of so many that are clogging social networks with superfluous messages to the world like “I’m cooking xxx…” or “I have to go to the bathroom…” have found an adequate destination – printed onto a toilet paper roll.
A group that calls itself “shitter” has started a service that takes one or more feeds from your Twitter account and prints it out onto four rolls of toilet paper. The price is a bit steep ($35) but as a one-off if you for example know those who are spamming your account so eloquently, it will make the perfect gift to give back to them what they have so generously provided to you with their tweets in the past.
Now we would like to see a real-time version of that – a printer integrated into a toilet roll dispenser – as shown “a few weeks” ago there are plenty more applications for a device like that.
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Games: Kara becoming self-aware

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To demonstrate how different emotions can be expressed with PS3 graphics Quantic Dream created a short film about a self-aware robot.

Kara as the robot / android and the short film is called certainly gives us an idea what soon will become possible – how subtle emotions and moves of game actors can be tuned.

“Listen to David Cage”, co-founder of Quantic Dream and director on his intentions, what they wanted to demonstrate with this short film and how they arrived there with their experiences from Heavy Rain.

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Europe: Facebook is down – GDP goes up

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Today seems to become a more productive day for this planet – Facebook is / was down in large parts of Europe and parts of Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Reduced procrastination, less bandwidth clogging with nonsense message and no more constant distraction for millions of people.

Today’s blackout comes after Denmark had end of last week “by mistake” blocked/censored access to more than 8000 web sites including Google and Facebook. If this continues people might actually do something productive and the GDP will go up. With the Internet DNS system continuing to be in such a fragile state such events could soon become a frequent feature…

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