Some net-related Global Stats (for browser share, OS, search engine, mobile v. desk) from Wordwide: Top 8 Browser Versions:
Infographics galore at Brainz— A Completely Unscientific Yet Accurate Look at Social Sites. “Interested in joining a community based site but not sure which one is right for you?” E.g.:
From their site: “The Vegetable Orchestra performs music solely on instruments made of vegetables. Using carrot flutes, pumpkin basses, leek violins, leek-zucchini-vibrators, cucumberophones and celery bongos, the orchestra creates its own extraordinary and vegetabile sound universe. The ensemble overcomes preserved and marinated sound conceptions or tirelessly re-stewed listening habits, putting its focus on expanding the variety of vegetable instruments, developing novel musical ideas and exploring fresh vegetable sound gardens.”
From their automate CD, here’s an excerpt of “cut 2” (1:03 mp3):
Merry Christmas and cover your foreskins, Philistines, from Cracked.com here comes The 9 Most Badass Bible Verses.
That Rock, Paper, Scissors could be so complex?
From September’s Wired: Hackers Take Down the Most Wired Country in Europe.
The ramifications of an attack such as this are reasonably severe — and yet this is the first I’d seen or read any news on the subject, even considering the number of tech.-related publications I regularly peruse.
Digg turned this up today:
a collection of science- and engineering-related web comics.
I’m a bit partial to the form, my long-standing affair probably started about the time I got my first Dr. Seuss book. This struck me as particularly infectious — possibly because I’ve been re-immersing myself lately: novelized pastiches such as geoffrey woods’ Leaper and Austin Grossman’s Soon I Will Be Invincible; Moore and Gibson’s The Watchmen, Alex Ross and Mark Waid’s Kingdom Come, Frank Miller’s irrepressible Dark Knight and nearly everything Brian Woods has done; films such as Unbreakable, Sin City, Superman Returns, Batman Begins, and, of course Heroes.
What impresses me most, I suppose, is the resilience and versatility — how and why comics have persisted…
As the recent victim of a bike theft, this story in today’s Washington Post was particularly poignant:
“You steal someone’s bike, and God have mercy on you if they ever find you,” he said. “It’s something so insanely personal. People have a more personal connection to their bikes than their iPod.”
and, this admittedly depressing closer:
“He posted to the site startlingly clear photos of a man riding what he said was his bike, and he filed a police report. Police have followed up on his tips to no avail, McKenna said.”
Thoroughly depressing article on an Al Jazeera camerman who’s been incarcerated at Gitmo for nearly six years: “Prisoner 345,” Columbia Journalism Review.
From USA Today “U.S. Net access not all that speedy:”
Median US broadband: 1.97 MB/s (Montana: 1.312)
Japan: 61 MB/s
France: 17 MB/s
Canada: 7 MB/s
Hey — at least we’re not in SoDak (0.825)!
Latest High Country News has a profile on a pocatello graphic designer who also makes bikes to give away — when he’s not teaching folks how to fix their own bikes… Seems to be currying a sort of low-key activist stance on fighting urban sprawl.
here’s the web teaser.
the circus/charade that’s been the media coverage of events at virginia tech, I found it more than a little amusing that chimps appear to have evolved more than humans since we split from a common ancestor:
Chimps More Evolved Than Humans
while thirty shot dead is historic for USA, it’s just another bad day in Baghdad:
160 slaughtered in Baghdad car bomb avalanche