maandag 20 september 2010

Op het nieuwe scateboard


Intrusion Tolerance in Istanbul

If 'things' normally never go wrong, you're in deep sheit when they do. But if you work as a hairdresser in Istanbul, and you've grown used to powercuts, a simple all-lights-out situation will not knock you out of your socks but you just keep doing your thing.

When a friendly neighbor called Achmed walks in with a handheld torch, you thank him casually and keep on cutting.

donderdag 9 september 2010

AR Drone in tha house!

This gets me all excited:

Van AR Drone

A cool Parrot AR drone. Available now in the US and in France, but in Holland it is not for sale untill October. No mention as to where, yet.

Who cares, I am close to one, let's fly it!


Van AR Drone

Then this:
Van AR Drone

Van AR Drone

Van AR Drone


How not to mess up your AR Drone

From Bruce

From NPR:

Based on surveys Barnes collected, the top five worries of parents are, in order:

School snipers
Dangerous strangers

But how do children really get hurt or killed?

Car accidents
Homicide (usually committed by a person who knows the child, not a stranger)

Why such a big discrepancy between worries and reality? Barnes says parents fixate on rare events because they internalize horrific stories they hear on the news or from a friend without stopping to think about the odds the same thing could happen to their children.

No surprise to any regular reader of this blog.

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