Friday, April 17, 2009

Pop Clips 17 April 09

Yarah Bravo!

Bai Ling Wants To Know If You're Naked...

This is really cool... H/T Izzy!
Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.
Global Recession: “Underdevelopment is a mixed blessing”... Adamu from Mutantfrog Travelogue collects and explains a list of Japanese vocabulary for describing the financial crisis.

"Manifesto" by Geoffrey Philp

Ann Liu: Global Translator: Translate Your Blog Into 41 Languages (with a couple of caveats, and it's WordPress only!)

Car accidents and parents aren't a good mix, as Kimberlycun will attest!

Dan Weaver, detective.

A captured Somali pirate will be tried in New York.

In New York City, the MTA now offers a 30-day unlimited-ride MetroCard that refills automatically each month, saving riders a trip to the vending machine each month. Also see "EasyPayXpress Is Going Unlimited" ... In Albany, yours truly has been $aving money thanks to CDTA's fare hike! I used to buy the monthly 5-day pass for $36. In the past 6 months there was only one when I actually maxed past 36 rides! So now I purchase TWO 10-trip passes at $13 each. The 10-trippers DO NOT EXPIRE at the end of the month, perfect for me since my bus riding activities are different with each new day.

Jen Chung writes that the NY Times has confirmed that it will be cutting a few sections as part of its cost-saving measures. According to the Observer, "The City section, the regionals and the Escapes section will be eliminated as stand-alone sections in The Times."

Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es] unveils the free and community wireless internet connection in the Rio Seco neighborhood of El Alto, Bolivia.

Slideshow Yankee Stadium 2009: Opening Day in Pictures

Six hurricanes are predicted in 2009 and may leave Honduras vulnerable writes Honduras Daily News.

Article Slideshow Memo to Simon Cowell: Put Susan Boyle on American Idol

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