The Dubai Fountain Unveiled After Over A Year of Work & $218 Million USD

November 9, 2009 · Print This Article

The Dubai Fountain which was announced in June of 2008 by developer Burj Dubai has officially been opened. At an estimated cost of $218 Million USD or 800 Million AED the fountain is the largest and most complex of it’s kind. Surpassing the Fountains of Bellagio at Las Vegas by at least 25%.

The fountains which are over 300 yards in length can shoot to the maximum height of 150 meters, which is equivalent to the 50-story building or 1/5th of the way up the nearby Burj Dubai super-skyscraper that is set to be completed by January of 2010.




Where the Wild Things Are Dirty Hipsters Are!

October 31, 2009 · Print This Article

Hope everyone is having a great Halloween and in the spirit of dressing up as things you are not here is the latest movie trailer by Spike Jonze “Where the Dirty Hipsters Are” the sequel to the smash hit “Where the Wild Things Are”. Have fun!




How Hard Is It To Make A Piano Speak Like A Human? Very.

October 8, 2009 · Print This Article

How hard is it to make a Piano sound even remotely like a human voice? Well Austrian composer Peter Ablinger spent a few years to create a sound wave to note translation system that gets pretty close. The video is of the system in action reading text from the “Proclamation of the European Environmental Criminal Court at the 2009 World Venice Forum”. Watch and be amazed at just how many keys it takes in succession to even get close to a single human vowel.




Music File Sharing Debate Creates Music?

September 26, 2009 · Print This Article

Over the last week the music file sharing debate has found new fodder to play with in the form of Pop singer Lily Allen. Lily Allen started a proactive discussion on the net complete with website to address her concern with the negative effects of file sharing. In only a few days the site and most of her postings have been deleted but you can read much of the archives here.

As with any good debate it’s in the light of opposite views that you find informative and interesting contrasts and in this case one of the better opinions came in the form of a new song by artist Dan Bull who sampled Ms. Allen’s song “22” to make an open singing letter titled “Dear Lily”




MythBusters Build a 1100-Barrel Paintball Gun to Paint the Mona Lisa in One Shot

September 25, 2009 · Print This Article

This is the final in the series of posts about Painball works and Pointillism and is a year old but is a sight to see never the less. MythBusters hosts Jamie Hyneman & Adam Savage (Who I always contested reminded me of two other hosts) built and presented at a Nvidia announcement a 1100 barrel paintball gun that illustrated the parallel processing available on GPU’s to make a recreation of DaVinci’s Mona Lisa in one single group shot.

The gun itself is a sight to see and looks like it was removed from the midsection of a Rocket. All this paintball junk video makes me want to forget city wide kickball and start a Bad at Sports paintball league hahahaha. I bet our Meg can kick the butt of your Meg anytime :)