This World of Warcraft cartoon shows who is the real person who is cussing in the game.
The History Channel aired Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (has information and even more new video clips). It is an excellent 2-hour special documentary exploring why the emotional impact of the Star Wars Saga remains as relevant as ever.
Through interviews with politicians, academics, journalists and critics, viewers learn about the similarities between the tales
ExtremeTech gives a broad, high-level overview of something fairly common that many computer users don't thoroughly understand with graphic card advanced techniques: antialias and anisotropic. They are used to improve the image quality of 3D graphics. But what exactly are they, and how do they work? The article, with screen shots, gives a basic understand of what AA (antialiasing) and AF (anisotropic filtering) are...
COLOURlovers (#1 and #2) blogs on about why things come in certain colors. Some colors become huge successes early on and then fade off into obscurity, while other colors go the distance and become international icons. It looks at eleven of the great color legends like red stop sign, horny green M&Ms, black death, blue sky, etc.
This GamePro.com feature on eleven worst trends in video games for 2007: "So why do trends exist? Because they are familiar, they enable standards, and they just make life easier. In the case of video games, trends help companies maximize sales while reducing costs because gamers will purchase what they are accustomed to. But easier isn't always better. Here are eleven reasons why..."
Two neat videos of kinetic sculptures:
Quadrapult (2.25 minutes) -- Kinetic sculpture with 4 ball catapults. Oak, oak ply, copper, steel and brass construction. Approx. 22"sq x 14"h on 4ft base.
The Octapult (2.5 minutes; seen on VideoSift) -- A kinetic sculpture designed and built on commission by Bradley N. Litwin of Philadelphia, PA. With 8 synchronized catapults, 160 plastic balls per minute are launched, caught, and recirculated. Made mostly of wood, the work is ~36 inches in diameter.