jeffsoesbe (jeffsoesbe) wrote,

lunchtime links for the New Year

Cleaning out some email and finding some links that might be fun to post.

- Giant Robots! A 22-foot tall styrofoam robot, and Honda's 49-foot tall Asimo for the Rose Bowl Parade (via DVICE). Cool.

- BBC's 100 Things We Didn't Know Last Year. Bears carrying ammunition, toaster banning, and sinking pears. Wild.

- Shakespeare Howls. Cocktail napkins celebrating booze and sexism. It's like "Mad Men", with Shakespeare providing the dialog.

- World Superhero Registry. Active, real-life superheroes. Sure, why not?

- NPR segment on the Wine People, the folks who do the "Tastings" column for Wall Street Journal. I heard this segment and it was entertaining and fun, also including some great wine recommendations.

- Trailer for movie "Chandni Chowk To China". This looks awesome!

- "Red Star, Winter Orbit", a story by William Gibson and Bruce Sterline (Wikipedia entry, story itself). For some reason, I had this story on my mind a while back so here it is.

- Stanford Engineering Everywhere. Introductory Engineering courses, online, for free! Time to learn some new things.

- Itzabitza, a very cute kids drawing-learning-engineering game. Meant to get this for Christmas, might just have to pick it up anyway.

- Article on LittleBigPlanet, a game that lets you make games. Looks pretty sweet.

- How Caramel Developed a Taste for Sale (from NY Times). Less about the specific combination and more about how cultural food trends develop.
Tags: food, links, robots, technology

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