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Expecting The Unexpected

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Expecting The Unexpected

I was looking at my server-stats page and noticed I had a new referrer bringing several thousand hits to BlogDogit.com.

Normally referrer spam is a big problem for blogs and I am using several methods to help combat this phenomenon. Today I noticed I had a new referrer among the Top10 and this got my attention. I never recommend visiting a referrer based on a log entry (this after all is what the spammers are hoping you will do) but this was major "hitage" that I wanted to get to the bottom of. So donning my internet detective cap I discovered that these hits were the result of someone in a high profile forum direct-linking to one of the Philosohoraptor images hosted by BlogDogIt.com. (See the Philosohoraptor widget in masodo's musings topic.)

Once I made this discovery I went directly into Photoshop and crafted a replacement image (shown in the screen grab above.) I simply added the Hosted-By Tag at the bottom of the linked image (of course I could have replaced it with any image - but I play fair) [smiley:;)]

I would like to welcome all the new visitors brought to BlogDogIt
via the free publicity and will only say:

Go 49ers!


http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/nfl-draft/172861-what-unusual-reid-selection/

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Testing Domino Magnification Theory

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Domino Magnification - J. M. J. van Leeuwen 
Abstract: The conditions are investigated under which a row of increasing dominoes is able to keep tumbling over. The analysis is restricted to the simplest case of frictionless dominoes that only can topple not slide. The model is scale invariant, i.e. dominoes and distance grow in size at a fixed rate, while keeping the aspect ratios of the dominoes constant. The maximal growth rate for which a domino effect exist is determined as a function of the mutual separation.


Dutch Science Quiz tests a theory — and nabs a world record in the process.

The Domino EffectHans Van Leeuwen of Leiden University in the Netherlands, published a paper online showing that, theoretically, dominoes could have a size ratio of up to 2:1. That's in an ideal (and probably unrealistic) situation. The team at the Dutch Science Quiz wanted to test the theory. So they built some really huge dominos (the largest is 26 feet high and weighs over 1000 pounds), the above video segment shows what happened.

Source story: physicsbuzz
Video Source: http://www.wetenschap24.nl/

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Quicksand [PubDom Cinema]

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Quicksand


Source: The Internet Archive

An engrossing film noir with Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, and Jeanne Cagney. Needing money for a date, Rooney borrows $20 from the cash register, starting a chain of events that includes car theft, burglary, and possibly murder. [IMDB]

Suggested By Jeff Kaplan - Archive.org Blog:
http://blog.archive.org/2010/09/21/little-known-classics-you-need-to-watch/

Download in 512Kb MPEG4 format [326.7MB]

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Boy and Dog 2 - (Legomation)

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Special Guest Stars

Boy and Dog 2 - By Brodyn
Brodyn's Second Animation Project -
Directed by Papaw 
[100px X 70px scaled to 500px X 375px]

Boy and Dog are back for their next adventure. In this episode a romp in the park turns disasterous as the blob monster from beneath the Earth has his own ideas about the game of fetch. Papaw directed from the camera position and Brodyn did the animation work. More fun times with Brodyn at Papaw's house. Enjoy!

Lobby Card

[ Download the higher-rez 250px X 188px version 2.9MB ]

Don't Miss: Alien Wars - (Legomation)

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Spotlight[Science]: The Trenches of Discovery

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The Trenches of Dicsovery
Étienne-Jules Marey, Chronophotograph of a gull in flight, 1887

There is an update to this story
please see the comments below!

STORY: Planck rumours will soon become Planck results
The sky as seen by Planck in 2010. Only, they hadn't removed the foregrounds yet.
There's a whole Milky Way galaxy in the way. Why must they make us wait so long?


F.A.Q.

The Trenches of Discovery is a blog collectively authored by artists and scientists working actively in diverse fields of fundamental research: cosmology, biochemistry, aesthetics.

Our aim is to create a platform for this research to be shared and discussed: both between disciplines, and across them, to a wider community.

We hope this blog will spark an interest and a greater sense of involvement in what is often very specialized work. We want to create a mode of access to the truly astonishing discoveries occurring daily and in plain sight, yet strangely hidden, at universities, laboratories, museums, technical institutes, and so many other publicly-funded institutions of creativity and research.

Not least, we hope to broaden our own knowledge by conducting this discussion—across deep differences in specialization and training—online and in public. We're after the kinds of insights that can only be ignited by real, frictional collaboration: through conversation, disagreement, and an active sense of wonder.

Here is our post introducing the blog.
 

Source: http://trenchesofdiscovery.blogspot.fi/

 
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A Boy and His Atom

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The World's Smallest Movie

Published on Apr 30, 2013  IBM/YouTube

You're about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Records™ record for the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film (see how it was made at http://youtu.be/xA4QWwaweWA). The ability to move single atoms — the smallest particles of any element in the universe — is crucial to IBM's research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times. A movie made with atoms. Learn more about atomic memory, data storage and big data at http://www.ibm.com/madewithatoms

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The "Ripe Tomato" is the cat's meow!

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One can easily imagine Al Capone admiring the gams of some young tomato while setting around the juice joint plotting his next caper. He would razz you and likely tell you to dry up if you tried to suggest that someday dolls would be sporting this hotsy-totsy doo:
Japan's Newest Hairstyle Craze: "Ripe Tomato"

 
Teens around the world have been known to experiment with their look, from clothes and makeup to piercings and tattoos, but Japanese youths today have upped the ante with eccentric hairstyles including one in particular that resembles a freshly picked tomato. While the hairdo may not yet be a craze adopted by the majority of teens, it is certainly a spectacle to be revered for its creativity.

Via [
KOTAKU ]

Source: MyModernMet.com

 

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Riding A Space Shuttle Booster

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I have always enjoyed the tips and suggestion presented on the RandomReveals web site so when they suggested I have a look at this "Mindblowing Video Taken From Space Shuttle During Launch"  I just knew it would be worth my while. At 8-1/2 minutes my first thought was this is a bit long for a random youtube forray but after hitting play I certainly enjoyed the ride. You should too.

Riding the Booster with enhanced sound - Submitted by michael interbartolo

As a model rocketeer from way-back I could not help but be reminded of the Estes Cineroc Super 8 Rocket Cams and was thereby motivated to see what the internet remembers about the device. My searching led me to RCGrabBag.com  where they posted a restoration of a film from Estes Industries promoting the Cineroc.

Please Watch Now: Estes Cineroc Prep and Flight

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