Thursday, June 09, 2005

Super Mario Art, Fun Pranks, more...

Hi there, I know you're just itching for something to check out, so I'll give it to you:

First up is some sweet art going on in Ontario - this guy is not only putting up power-up blocks (from Super Mario Bros.), but he also gives instructions on how to make your own! Sounds like a pretty fun rainy day project to me...who's with me?

Also, I wish I had the skill to pull off this prank while on hold:
So Mr Gibbins held. And held. Then held some more. Eventually, after an hour, Mr Gibbins decided he had had enough. He put the phone down and decided to wreak revenge.

By chance, Mr Gibbins discovered he could alter NTL's recorded message, and after he'd tinkered with it people seeking help were met with something altogether more blunt.

"Hello, you are through to NTL customer services," they were told. "We don't give a fuck about you, basically, and we are not going to handle any of your complaints. Just fuck off and leave us alone. Get a life."
And Google continues to try to take over the world, this time by creating a 3d online version of San Francisco:
Google plans to use trucks equipped with lasers and digital photographic equipment to create a realistic 3D online version of San Francisco, and eventually other major US cities.

The trucks would drive along every San Francisco street using the lasers to measure the dimensions of buildings, to create a 3D framework onto which digital photos can be mapped. This would complement the mostly top-down view of San Francisco available through Google's Keyhole satellite photo application.
And how do we all know that The Simpsons is offically headed downhill? Why, a feature length movie, of course! I hope they've been saving up all their good writing for this, as they've been scraping the bottom of the barrel for awhile now...

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