Archive for the ‘videos’ tag
Jason Kottke says, accurately:
No matter who you are, this is pretty funny. But if you have kids, it’s very nearly transcendent.
I don’t honestly even know the language being spoken in this video, but you certainly don’t need to. All you need to do is watch these dogs’ surprise. It’s delightful.
(via Stellar Interesting)
A really neat videos — probably more cool than instructive, unless you already understand more than I do about sorting theory — of various different ways computers can sort data.
Well, actually this video which is posted on YouTube some fifteen years after it was created around 1998, doesn’t have an nuclear explosions in the last 15 years. Still, I’m a sucker for maps and history, and this is a member of both of those sets. I learned that France did a lot of their nuclear testing in Africa, which I’d never thought of.
The poster’s description:
Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998.
For your weekend enjoyment: a very determined mouse fights to get a very large cracker back from whence he came.
I’m not going to pretend that an old three minute clip from a late night comedian will change your life, but will it? Of course not. Still, it’s an interesting theory worth three minutes of your time.
I could explain this video, but I prefer the way Mr. Kottke did:
The video feels like a dream sequence in a movie, a movie where some evil wizard turns the boys of Dogtown into shadows.
Alternate title: Why Humans Would Lose the Robot Wars
Seriously, these things are impressive. Like, scary impressive. The presentation style is dry, but the last few demonstrations are awesome. (And again, a little disturbing.)
Holy cow this Kottke post is awesome! A very well made video, and a very interesting piece of relevant information that’s not in the video.