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Sharktopus

Sharktopus

Auf der Suche nach einem gewaltigen Trash- Movie?! Ihr seid fündig geworden – Sharktopus! Man sollte außerdem erwähnen, dass dieser Film im Jahr 2010(!) veröffentlicht wurde… 😉

But the best is yet to come! Schaut man auf der offiziellen Website vorbei, erspäht man den “coming soon” Hinweis: Dinoshark!

more info:
http://www.sharktopusmovie.com/
http://www.dinoshark-themovie.com/

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  • Eee Pad Transformer

    A tablet in disguise?

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    Das meiner Meinung nach Beste aus beiden Welten (Tablet und Netbook) in einem Gerät vereint!

    Die wichtigsten Specs:
    – 10.1″ LED backlight screen with IPS (1280×800)
    – 10 fingers multi- touch
    – Android 3.0 Honeycomb
    – Nvidia Tegra 2 1.0Ghz Dual Core
    – 1.2 MP (front), 5MP with Auto Focus (back) Camera
    – 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    – mini HDMI 1.3a, Micro SD Card Reader
    – 2 USB ports and SD/MMC (full size) Reader on docking station
    – G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-Compass, GPS
    – Flash and Multi-tasking Support
    – 9,5h Battery Life (16h with dock attached)

    More than meets the eye!

    more info:
    http://www.asus.com/
    http://www.engadget.com/ – Eee Pad Transformer on engadget.com
    http://www.techradar.com/ – hands on review

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  • Khan Academy

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    “It is our mission to accelerate learning
    for students of all ages.”

    The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit educational organization created by Salman Khan. With the stated mission of “providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere”, the website supplies a free online collection of over 2,200 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and economics.

    Salman Khan was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father is from Barisal, Bangladesh and his mother was born in Kolkata, India. Khan holds three degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: a BS in mathematics, a BS in electrical engineering and computer science, and an MS in electrical engineering and computer science. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. In late 2004, Khan began tutoring his cousin Nadia in mathematics using Yahoo!’s Doodle notepad. When other relatives and friends sought his tutorial, he decided it would be more practical to distribute the tutorials on YouTube. Their popularity there and the testimonials of appreciative students prompted Khan to quit his job in finance in 2009 and focus on the Academy full-time. Bill Gates once said that “I’d say we’ve moved about 160 IQ points from the hedge fund category to the teaching-many-people-in-a-leveraged-way category. It was a good day his wife let him quit his job.”

    As of December 2009, Khan’s YouTube-hosted tutorials receive a total of more than 35,000 views per day. Each video runs for approximately ten minutes. Drawings are made with SmoothDraw, which are recorded and produced using video capture from Camtasia Studio. Khan eschewed a format that would involve a person standing by a whiteboard, desiring instead to present the content in a way akin to sitting next to someone and working out a problem on a sheet of paper: “If you’re watching a guy do a problem [while] thinking out loud, I think people find that more valuable and not as daunting.” Offline versions of the videos have been distributed by not-for-profit groups to rural areas in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. While the Khan Academy’s current content is mainly concerned with pre-college mathematics and physics, Khan states that his long-term goal is to provide “tens of thousands of videos in pretty much every subject” and to create “the world’s first free, world-class virtual school”.

    The Khan Academy also provides a web-based exercise system that generates problems for students based on skill level and performance. Khan believes his academy points to an opportunity to overhaul the traditional classroom by using software to create tests, grade assignments, highlight the challenges of certain students, and encourage those doing well to help struggling classmates.

    His low-tech, conversational tutorials — Khan’s face never appears, and viewers see only his unadorned step-by-step doodles and diagrams on an electronic blackboard — are more than merely another example of viral media distributed at negligible cost to the world. Khan Academy holds the promise of a virtual school: an educational transformation that de-emphasizes classrooms, campus and administrative infrastructure, and even brand-name instructors.

    Several people have made $10,000 contributions; Ann and John Doerr gave $100,000; total revenue is about $150,000 in donations, and $2,000 a month from ads on the Web site. As of September 2010, Google announced they would be providing the Khan Academy with $2 million to support the creation of more courses and to enable the Khan Academy to translate their core library into the world’s most widely spoken languages, as part of their Project 10^100. Salman is aiming at making nothing less than “tens of thousands” of tutorials offering the “first free, world-class virtual school where anyone can learn anything.”

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    >> http://www.khanacademy.org/

    Girl Talk – All Day

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    Gregg Michael Gillis (born October 26, 1981), better known by his stage name Girl Talk, is an American musician specializing in mashups and digital sampling. Gillis has released five LPs on the record label Illegal Art and EPs on 333 and 12 Apostles.

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    Nach dem legendären Mashup Album “Feed the Animals” (das wohl beste Album des letzten Jahrzents) ist bereits im November das nächste veröffentlicht worden. Es nennt sich “All Day“, wird abermals gratis online zum Download zur Verfügung gestellt und ist wieder extrem gut geworden. Get it while it lasts!

    Download:
    http://illegal-art.net/allday/

    THX Harry

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  • Eskimo 1990

    Eskimo 1990

    Früher war alles besser… 😉

    Tschisi, Plattfuß (mit Sprüchen auf dem Stiel), Winner
    Also ich bin für ein Revival!

    THX Harry

    more info:
    http://www.eskimo.at/

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  • OÖ Landesgartenschau

    Am 15.04.2011 ist es soweit und die “Sinfonie in Grün” öffnet seine Tore. Ja ich weiß ich schreibe von einer “Gartenschau”, aber es sieht wirklich sehr vielversprechend aus und wer sich noch immer nichts darunter vorstellen kann, sollte mal einen Blick auf die Galerie werfen.

    Die Reihe der Landesgartenschauen in Oberösterreich setzt sich fort und so zeigt sich Ansfelden 2011 im bunten Gartenschaugewand. Das Motto dieser Schau ‘Sinfonie in Grün’ steht ganz im Zeichen des Komponisten Anton Bruckner, der in Ansfelden geboren ist und des Schulstandortes (‘Schulen der grünen Berufe’) und Gartenkompetenzzentrums Ritzlhof.

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    more info:
    http://www.ansfelden2011.at/

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  • Wham-O Super Ball

    Wer mich etwas besser kennt weiß, dass ich totaler Fan von Wurfsportartikeln bin! Frisbees, Bälle, Yo-Yos, usw. – egal, her damit! Unlängst bin ich auf den Super Ball von Wham-O gestoßen und mir wurde sofort klar, dass auch er in meine Sammlung aufgenommen wird. 😉

    Der „Super Ball“ inspirierte 1966 übrigens Lamar Hunt, einen der Gründer der American Football League, zur Kreation des Namens „Super Bowl“ für die Liga. So heißt die heute noch. Und auch der Ball. – True story!

    SuperBall (originally Super Ball) is a toy, invented in 1964 by chemist Norman Stingley by compressing a synthetic rubber material under high pressure. It is an extremely elastic ball made of Zectron, which contains the synthetic rubber polymer polybutadiene, as well as hydrated Silica, zinc oxide, stearic acid, and other ingredients vulcanized with sulfur at a temperature of 165 degrees Celsius and at a pressure of 80 atmospheres (1,175.6759 psi). The Super Ball has an amazingly high coefficient of restitution. Dropped from shoulder level, Super Ball snapped nearly all the way back; thrown down by an average adult, it can leap over a three-story building. Toys similar to a SuperBall are more generally known as bouncy balls, a term which covers other more or less similar balls by different manufacturers with different formulations.

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    Super Ball

    Funny Van Dannen – Plastikball:

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  • Danny MacAskill’s Way Back Home

    Awesome to the max!

    Way Back Home is the incredible new riding clip from Danny MacAskill, it follows him on a journey from Edinburgh back to his hometown Dunvegan, in the Isle of Skye.

    more info:
    http://www.redbull.co.uk/waybackhome

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  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day

    Happy St. Patrick's Day

    Also ab ins nächste Irish- Pub und ein Guinness oder zumindest einen Cider ordern! 😀 😉

    more info:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day

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  • Scott Pilgrim

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    Ich weiß, ich weiß, ich bin etwas spät dran, nichtdestotrotz muss ich jetzt endlich von Scott Pilgrim berichten. Angefangen hat das Ganze mit einem kleinen Comic, das in kürzester Zeit enorme Popularität erlangte. Es folgte ein Beat ’em Up Videospiel und gleich im Anschluss daran der Kinofilm. Hier ein kleiner Schnellüberblick:

    Scott Pilgrim is a graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley. It consists of six digest size black-and-white volumes, released between August 2004 and July 2010, by Portland-based independent comic book publisher Oni Press. The series is about 23-year-old Canadian Scott Pilgrim, a slacker and part-time musician who lives in Toronto and plays bass guitar in the band Sex Bob-omb. He falls in love with American delivery girl Ramona Flowers, but must defeat her seven evil exes in order to date her.

    A film adaptation of the series entitled Scott Pilgrim vs. the World starring actor Michael Cera in the title role was released in August 2010. A videogame of the same name developed by Ubisoft for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade was released the same month.

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    Bis dato habe ich nur den Film “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” gesehen und der war genial. Eine Comicverfilmung, die wie keine andere die Adam West Batman Effekte äußerst gelungen einsetzt. Hier der Trailer zum Film:

    Trivia: Ja der eine Typ aus dem Trailer ist Fuller aus “Home Alone (aka Kevin – Allein zu Haus)“. Was ich bis dato nicht gewusst hatte ist der Name des Schauspielers: Kieran Culkin, und ja er ist tatsächlich der Bruder von Macaulay Culkin. Der wiederum war lange Zeit mit Mila Kunis liiert, die erst kürzlich mit “Black Swan” ihren Hollywood- Durchbruch feierte, das für mich seit “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” klar war. Black Swan brachte auch Natalie Portman den Oscar als beste Hauptdarstellerin ein, die nebenbei fließend Englisch, Hebräisch, Französisch, Spanisch, Japanisch und Arabisch spricht und in Harvard studierte, aber das führt jetzt zu weit.

    Kurzum, Scott Pilgrim (zumindest der Film) = awesome! Wenn ihr die Möglichkeit habt den Film zu sehen – unbedingt ansehen. Vor allem für die Nerds und Gamer unter euch ein absoluter Pflichttitel. Dies wird spätestens in den ersten Sekunden des Filmes klar wenn das 8bit Universal Logo mit Midi Sound auftaucht/ertönt. 😉

    more info (merchandising at its best):
    Scott Pilgrim – The Comic
    Scott Pilgrim – The Movie
    Scott Pilgrim – The Game

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