Archive for January, 2009

Claymation meets Charlie Daniels – Devil Went Down to Georgia

Awesome fun, epic story in country music, meets the claymation world. Enjoy this one.


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News from my old home town White Bear Lake — VIDEO: 60 ton house moved across lake

VIDEO: 60 ton house moved across lake

The two-story home left White Bear Lake’s Manitou Island in Candana on dollies with 64 tires and was winched across the 100-yard-wide channel.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
A 60-ton house was rolled across a stretch of lake ice this morning in the east metro, leaving behind a few cracks but disappointing any of the onlookers who may have been secretly hoping to see a frigid splash of historic proportions.
The two-story home left White Bear Lake’s Manitou Island on dollies with 64 tires and was winched across the 100-yard-wide channel to Matoska Park.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4a0_1233187915&p=1

A huge truck on the mainland began pulling with a cable the gray wood-frame home shortly after 10 a.m. It made landfall in about 25 minutes as about 100 onlookers gazed at the spectacle under a bright sun on a chilly and windy day.

“How many times do you get to see a house on the ice?” said Monty Fagnan, of Lino Lakes. Fagnan’s buddy Randy Larson, of White Bear Lake, joked that it was the biggest ice house he ever saw and fantasized about using it for fishing.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, owned by Doug Kraemer of Kraemer Contruction, was moved to make way for new housing, said Terry Semple of Semple Building Movers of St. Paul.

From the park’s parking lot, the house will be relocated just a couple of blocks away in a neighborhood west of the shallow channel.

“It was pretty cool,” said Sara Hanson, on the scene in her role as executive director of the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society. “It’s the first time I’ve seen anything come across the ice of this magnitude.”

Hanson walked out onto the channel after the move and detected “some good-sized cracks” caused by the house, “but I don’t think that was shocking.”

A few hours before the move, Semple acknowledged having never tried such a project before, but, “We were able to get some insurance, and now we can try to make a go of it.”

He said he tested the ice regularly and thickened it by pumping water on to the surface. He estimated that there was about 24 inches of ice. The dollies spread out the weight of the house and kept it from crashing through.

Story Courtesy KTRK AM In Houston.


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Kids, DON’T Try this at home. Double Backflip Snowmobile Style

So the WINTER XGames comes along and this guy rides on super stunt jump for a double back flip.
The double jump was made by Levi LaValle a little 450-pound Polaris snowmobile. (Up North they call ’em SLEDS). Awesome video here.


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The Deepest Places, and the Highest

I’m impressed by bold individuals. This is a BOLD man. Listen to his words, and realize how he is ready for the next step in exploration. A TED Talk not to be missed.


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IBM + AMD + Dept. of Energy = Roadrunner 1.5 Petaflop Computer!

This machine is a new revolution, 3 times faster than the current Super Computers out there. Amazing stuff will happen as we head into massive computing area. So cool you have to see some of the stuff it will be capable of doing.


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I want!

The Cadillac World Thorium Fuel or “WTF” has advanced features . It runs on clean Thorium nuclear fuel and offers maintenance-free service for 100 years or more. Also each wheel is actually six individually powered wheels aligned side by side.

Check out more at GIZMODO

http://i.gizmodo.com/5131414/the-cadillac-wtf-all-new-for-the-year-8000


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New NANO MRI – By IBM

Hey, now you can see the virus on the door knob!

IBM Research scientists, in collaboration with the Center for Probing the Nanoscale at Stanford University, have demonstrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with volume resolution 100 million times finer than conventional MRI.



http://www.youtube.com/user/IBMLabs

Very cool tech coming to keep us healthy.

“This technology stands to revolutionize the way we look at viruses, bacteria, proteins, and other biological elements,” said IBM Fellow Mark Dean, vice president of strategy and operations for IBM Research.

This advancement was enabled by a technique called magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM), which relies on detecting ultrasmall magnetic forces. In addition to its high resolution, the imaging technique has the further advantages that it is chemically specific, can “see” below surfaces and, unlike electron microscopy, is non-destructive to sensitive biological materials.

For more than a decade, IBM scientists have been making pioneering advances in MRFM. Now, the IBM-led team has dramatically boosted the sensitivity of MRFM and combined it with an advanced 3D image reconstruction technique. This allowed them to demonstrate, for the first time, MRI on nanometer-scale biological objects. The technique was applied to a sample of tobacco mosaic virus and achieved resolution down to four nanometers. (One nanometer is one billionth of a meter; a tobacco mosaic virus is 18 nanometers across.)

Check out the full article at the link below

http://www.physorg.com/news151073713.html


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The way to relax when you get old

The tale of the Redneck Houseboat.
Fishing
Music
Hunting
Sleeping
Cooking
All out on the Kentucky River
They are the Moron Brothers


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George Dyson does a TED Talk – Early Computing

Even the first Computer Geeks had issues with the first computer. For those of us in the Tech world, be grateful to these early pioneers and their pain. So now we have less issues. REALLY, we have less painful issues.


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Crazy Fly – Watch this an be amazed

Daredevil Base Jumping in Wing Suits[Super Cool Video]

These guys fly with “Wing Suits” after jumping off of cliffs. Amazing video of the action as groups of daredevils jump at once and people film from the air and ground to catch it all.

Gives me chills as I watch them fly so close to the ground and cut along the cliff edges. They must be adrenaline Junkies!


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