Friday, 31 July 2020

Africa by Toto on Musical Tesla Coils


For those who did not understand what is going on this video, here's a brief explanation: The main loud music really comes from the tesla coil sparks. They are literally playing the music due to the programmed phase, pulse width and firing frequency! So, there are no speakers, no audio / video special effects. It looks even better in person and sounds almost the same, just without the beat / percussion backing track.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

One day, a computer will fit on a desk (1974)


In this ABC interview from 1974, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke makes the bold claim that one day computers will allow people to work from home and access their banking records.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Our New, Excessively Powerful Showerhead


When your shower is powerful enough to levitate!

COMPETITION: Win My Brilliant Friend - Series 2 on DVD


My Brilliant Friend - Series 2 is out on DVD on August 3rd

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 Copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
The award-winning, beloved Neapolitan Novels by Italian author Elena Ferrante tell an epic, riveting tale of love, loss, hardships and the enduring power of female friendship.

Elena Greco is an elderly writer whose best friend Lila has disappeared without a trace, so Elena begins to write the story of their lives growing up together in a mob-ruled, poverty-stricken neighbourhood in 1950s Naples. As children, Elena (Elisa Del Genio) and Lila’s (Ludovica Nasti) friendship is put to the test as financial disparities provide them with very different opportunities in life. Lila’s writing genius is stifled after her parents can no longer afford further education and put her to work, while Elena flourishes in school, no longer in the shadow of her friend’s brilliance.

The second series follows the Elena (Margherita Mazzucco) and Lila (Gaia Girace) as adolescents into the Swinging Sixties, where this fierce, complex friendship must endure romantic rivalry and shocking violence, as the notorious Solara gangster family becomes harder to avoid entanglements with. Both growing into beautiful young women, they draw the attentions of a powerful gang-leader’s son, a grocer, a mechanic, a schoolboy and his father, all while navigating the trials and tribulations of marriage and university, abuse and motherhood, and critical acclaim for a novel that sparks jealousy between these women whose lives are so closely intertwined.

This dramatic and deeply moving story of a lifetime shared is deftly directed by celebrated Italian filmmakers Saverio Costanzo (Hungry Hearts) and Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzarro). Delve into this decades-long, push-and-pull friendship filled with secrets kept, and trust built and broken. Will Elena ever unveil the mystery of Lila, her brilliant friend, and her worst enemy?

Buy the DVD from Amazon by clicking here (Opens in a new window)

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 10-08-20
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Al Bundy's Best Insults


There was only one man who could insult people like only Al Bundy could!


Thursday, 23 July 2020

The Dunning-Kruger Effect - Cognitive Bias - Why Incompetent People Think They Are Competent


In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, people cannot objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.


Tuesday, 21 July 2020

COVID-19: Doctor wears six face masks to debunk oxygen deprivation myth


A doctor based in Dublin, Ireland, made a video showing him wearing six face masks to set the record straight on masks and their impact on oxygen levels.


Sunday, 19 July 2020

Remembering Grant Imahara


Dear Grant, thanks for the wild ride. Love, The MythBusters Family.

Friday, 17 July 2020

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

il gatto d'oro [JoJo's Golden Cat Experience]


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Monday, 13 July 2020

Guy narrates his colleagues like Attenborough


Guy narrates his colleagues like Attenborough

Competition: Win The Luminaries on DVD

The Luminaries is out on DVD on 20th July.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
AN EPIC tale of star-crossed lovers, destiny, gold and greed, The Luminaries is a lush six-part period drama based on the Man Booker prize-winning novel by Eleanor Catton. After its run on BBC One this summer, this stunning story of fate and fortune arrives on DVD and digital on 20 July 2020 from Acorn Media International.

1865, New Zealand: welcome to the Gold Rush. Fresh-faced young woman Anna Wetherell (Eve Hewson – The Knick, Robin Hood) sets out for a new life, and has a romantic encounter with fellow passenger Emery Staines (Himesh Patel – Yesterday, Eastenders) on the voyage to New Zealand. But fate has other plans for them…and so does scheming fortune-teller Lydia (Eva Green – Penny Dreadful, Casino Royale), who takes Anna under her wing; while naive Emery falls in with ex-convict Francis Carver (Marton Csokas – Into the Badlands, Γ†on Flux).

Nine months later, the cruel George Shepard (Callan Mulvey – Avengers: Endgame, Zero Dark Thirty) is investigating the murder of the mysterious Crosbie Wells (Ewen Leslie – The Nightingale, The Cry)…and Anna is the prime suspect. With help from vengeance-seeking opium war veteran Sook Yongsheng (Yoson An – Mulan, Mortal Engines) and Maori greenstone-hunter Te Rau Tauwhare (Richard Te Are – The Dead Lands, Danger Close), will the truth out?

As the lovers try to find their way back to each other, they are confronted with magic and murder, romance and revenge, all fuelled by the gold-lust that seems to infect everyone around them. Both looking for a fresh start in this new land of opportunity, the pair are soon caught up in events beyond their control, and start to question: do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us?

Buy from Amazon by clicking here (Opens in a new window)

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 27-07-20
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Biggus Dickus - Monty Python, Life of Brian.


Just one of many brilliant scenes from the epic comedy "Life of Brian" by Monty Python.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Daft Punk - Vegoose 2007 - Las Vegas - Full-Show


New 3-Cam video of Daft Punk's 2007 set at Vegoose.  Free fan video created using previously unseen media.  1080p60fps render (MiniDV Master sources). 

Daft Punk
October 27, 2007
Vegoose

Tracklist:

0:00 - Robot Rock / Oh Yeah
6:23 - Television Rules The Nation / Crescendolls
11:14 - Too Long / Steam Machine
17:53 - Around The World / Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
23:58 - Burnin' / Too Long
31:09 - Face to Face / Short Circuit
35:48 - One More Time / Aerodynamic
42:16 - Aerodynamic Beats / Forget About the World
45:19 - The Prime Time of Your Life / The Brainwasher / Rollin' & Scratchin' / Alive
56:00 - Da Funk / Daftendirekt
1:02:51 - Superheroes / Human After All / Rock'n Roll

Encore / Rappel:
1:08:46 - Human After All / Together / One More Time (reprise) / Music Sounds Better With You

Friday, 3 July 2020

This Speech Will Change Your Life - Carl Sagan


From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.

The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor, and explorer,
every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps a no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.

To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Kayaker Saves a Deer from Drowning in Italy


Fabulous action by whitewater kayaker Fabrizio "Gass" Capizzo who saved a deer from drowning while paddling with friends on the Candigliano river near San Marino in Italy. The funny part is he almost cares more about the deer than his fellow paddler who swam... :-)