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Motorola aquisition and Web Top OS

technowaffle:

Today, I was reminded of the Motorola Atrix and it’s Web top OS which allows the device to be connected to a netbook like interface and run a version of Firefox. This made me wonder if Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola might have something to do with Web top. Google’s Chrome OS would obviously integrate very well with these devices. Does this mean Google recons devices like the Atrix, or more importantly its netbook dock are going to be ‘the next big thing’?

The Extraordinary, Underground Museum of Soviet Arcade GamesBack in 2007 I read an article on BoingBoing about a small “museum” of Soviet-era video games that had been opened by a couple of students in the basement of a small technical university…

Pixar’s Up house re-created in real life

totalfilm:

This amazing project was undertaken by the National Geographic Channel along with a team of scientists, engineers and experts (the kind of people who can can launch a 16′ X 16′ X 18′ house to an altitude of 10,000 feet). The effort is considered as as the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. Wow. Just wow.

grooveshark:

Update: Looks like it’s working now. Fully close and restart Chrome and play with Groovebud to your heart’s content.

I just want to say that this Chrome extenstion is awesome. It takes any phone that can read/scan QR codes (or has a decent mobile browser) and turns it into a mobile…

What kind of finger food should I bring to a Scottish Burns night?

What kind of finger food should I bring to a Scottish Burns night? Write an answer on Quora

What kind of finger food should I bring to a Scottish Burns night?

Don’t let the title of this article fool you, its about way more than just “How the novel came to terms with the internet”. Its an incredibly interesting and thoughtful piece about how the internet has changed our society and the emerging novels which explore this.

Giant Pumpkin Kayaking

*Giant Pumpkin Kayaking Tualatin, Oregon, USA* [image: Giant Pumpkin Kayaking in Tualatin, Oregon] Giant Pumpkin Kayaking in Tualatin, Oregon *Photo : www.funnyphotos.net.au* *Held in October* Started in 2003, the Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, pits locally grown giant pumpkins in a race around a lake. The event is organised by Carl Switzer, Tualatin’s parks and recreation manager, who estimates that about 2,500 to 3,000 spectators will turn up to watch a day of competitive pumpkin paddling. Qualifying size for race eligibility is 600 lbs, but most of the giant pumpkins competing in the regatta can weigh in at twice that (the biggest pumpkin was 1408 lbs). Competitors must carve and hollow out their giant pumpkin, get in them, and race them as if they were kayaks. There are three heats, about 12 to 20 racers each, plus a capture-the-flag competition. The race is down to a buoy and back, about a quarter-mile round trip, and the winners generally finish in about 10 minutes. Racing advise from Switzer : *“Once you get used to the tippiness, it’s just a matter of paddling hard and trying not to spin in circles, because pumpkins aren’t really designed to go straight.”* *(via http://blog.simplysweat.com/index.php/2010/02/10-weird-food-events-to-improve-fitnesss/www.funnyphotos.net.au* *Held in October* Started in 2003, the Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, pits locally grown giant pumpkins in a race around a lake. The event is organised by Carl Switzer, Tualatin’s parks and recreation manager, who estimates that about 2,500 to 3,000 spectators will turn up to watch a day of competitive pumpkin paddling. Qualifying size for race eligibility is 600 lbs, but most of the giant pumpkins competing in the regatta can weigh in at twice that (the biggest pumpkin was 1408 lbs). Competitors must carve and hollow out their giant pumpkin, get in them, and race them as if they were kayaks. There are three heats, about 12 to 20 racers each, plus a capture-the-flag competition. The race is down to a buoy and back, about a quarter-mile round trip, and the winners generally finish in about 10 minutes. Racing advise from Switzer : *“Once you get used to the tippiness, it’s just a matter of paddling hard and trying not to spin in circles, because pumpkins aren’t really designed to go straight.”* *(via http://blog.simplysweat.com/index.php/2010/02/10-weird-food-events-to-improve-fitnesss/ ) *