Saturday, February 28, 2009

Don't throw away your old VCR, Hack It!

Here's a video that reveals the secrets that the VCR manufactures don't want you to know.

Friday, February 27, 2009

US Airways Flight 1549 Hudson River Plane Crash recreated in 3D animation


While several amateur animations are available on YouTube, these were made in flight simulators or Google Earth. You won't find a better, more realistic, more compelling, or more accurate depiction of this extraordinary event anywhere else on the net.

US Airways flight 1549 made an emergency crash-landing into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15, 2009. All 155 people on board were brought to safety. The miraculous landing took place after the plane struck at least one bird upon takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport.

Watch the video to see for yourself what really happened: the take-off, flight-path and - crucially - the landing and rescue of passengers.

The event has been accurately reconstructed by Scene Systems Inc., 3D Legal Animators based in California, USA. Scene Systems turns complex scene data and expert testimony into powerful 3D animation that helps legal professionals prove their case in court.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Great Leader

On February 16, 1941 Kim Jong-il was born. Now he is the Chairman of the National Defense Commission, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and General Secretary of the Worker's Party of Korea.Recently, Kim Jong-il announced a plan to bring the moon to North Korea as reported in this news story from the Onion News Network:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Chris Farley


On this day, in 1964, Christopher Crosby Farley was born. Farley was an American comedian and actor best known for his portrayal as Thomas Callahan II in Tommy Boy. He was a member at Chicago's Second City Theatre and later went on to the cast of the American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He starred in a string of successful comedic films in the 1990s before his sudden death of a drug overdose in late 1997. source: wikipedia

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Happy Birthday Charles Lindbergh


On this day in 1902 Charles Augustus Lindbergh, American aviator, was born in Detroit, MI.

Nicknamed "Lucky Lindy" and "The Lone Eagle", Lindbergh was an American aviator, author, inventor and explorer. By the late 1930s, he had become a prominent non-interventionist, opposed to United States involvement in World War II.

On May 20–21, 1927, Lindbergh emerged instantaneously from virtual obscurity to world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight from New York (Roosevelt Field) to Paris (Le Bourget Field) in the single-seat, single-engine monoplane Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh, an Army reserve officer, was also awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his historic exploit.[1]

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Lindbergh used his fame to relentlessly help promote the rapid development of U.S. commercial aviation. In the later 1930s and up until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Lindbergh was an outspoken advocate of keeping the U.S. out of the world conflict (as was his Congressman father during World War I) and became a leader of the anti-war America First movement. Nonetheless, he supported the war effort after Pearl Harbor and flew many combat missions in the Pacific Theater as a civilian consultant, even though President Roosevelt had refused to reinstate his Army Air Force commission as a colonel that he had resigned earlier in 1941.

In his later years, Lindbergh became a prolific prize-winning author, international explorer, inventor, and active environmentalist.[2]

source: Wikipedia

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