Monday, November 29, 2004

Citas del día

Lord Falkland

"When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision."

Hughes Mearns

"As I was walking up the stair / I met a man who wasn't there. / He wasn't there again today. / I wish, I wish he'd stay away."

Elizabeth Taylor

"The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues."


Friday, November 26, 2004

Malady of the Month

Sitio dedicado a una enfermedad al mes...

Dermoid Cysts of the ovary have to rank as one of the creepiest things that can happen to a girl. These evil-looking, but benign, tumors result from a very independent (or confused) egg thinking that it can develop on its own with only half of its own genetic material, and the result is something that even a mother could not love: a monstrous ball of sebaceous glands, cartilage, teeth, hair, and various other cellular structures.

yuck las imagenes valen la pena... pero no estoy seguro de querer postearlas...

a que demonios:

Malady of the Month


What if the Mac really was a cult?


it's not kan't-ji; it's kan-ji!

que me recuerda mucho la frase de Bernard Shaw: He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches. Pero nunca pensé que esto aplicara a el maestro de matematicas en Osaka no podía ni leer los kanjis básicos.

The Osaka city education board dismissed a 56-year-old male math teacher who answered incorrectly more than half the questions in a Japanese kanji examination for the elementary school level. The teacher at a school for children with disabilities got only 47% of the answers correct in the kanji test for students aged 9 to 12.

que poniendome el sombrero del abogado del diablo (en este caso del maestro de Osaka) la parte importante es: The teacher at a school for children with disabilities... Digo a lo mejor los niños no podían leer por esas discapacidades... y el maestro tenía que hablarles las lecciones. Lo que hubiera explicado su falta de conocimiento de los kanjis... then again how did he become a teacher if he can't freaking read the math textbooks...

Osaka fires 2 teachers, including one for lacking kanji knowledge


Citas del día

John Ciardi

"You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone."

Sam Brown

"Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance."

Horace Walpole

"The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think."

recuerden esa ultlima... bwahahahhaha... yo se algo que ustedes no...


Thursday, November 25, 2004

Virtual Bartender

guest link

En la tradición del Subservient Chicken, viene la Virtual (subservient) bartender

kiss, fight, tattoo, topless, banana, pillow fight, kick, sleep, jiggle,
naked, jump, pour beer, drink beer, sing, stretch, dance, party, lick, hummer,
wave, tickle, hat, strip, breast, dance on bar, be a pimp, magic, karate,
robot, shoes, show me something, spin, read, write, playboy, hair, belly,
gymnastics, fire, spread, pitcher, kiss me, hand stand, arms, phone number, I
love you, bath, laugh and strip

abajo pillow fight

Virtual Bartender


Ichiriduka's 3d gallery

La imagen más creepy del sitio de Ichiriduka...

el resto del tiempo utiliza sus habilidades en 3d para representar colegialas.


via pixelsurgeon


Citas del día

Bret Harte

"The only sure thing about luck is that it will change."

Jerry Garcia

"Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us."

William H. Mauldin

"I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages."

Abraham Lincoln

"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"

The Worst Jobs in Science: The Sequel

La secuela a "si tu crees que tienes una pésima chamba, tranquilizate en el hecho de que alguien la tiene mucho peor"


• Anal-Wart Researcher
• Worm Parasitologist
• Lab-Animal Veterinarian
• Tampon Squeezer
• Landfill Monitor
• K-25 Demolition Worker
• Ecologist at St. John’s Harbor
• Iraqi Archaeologist
• Tick Dragger
• Nurse
• Computer Help-Desk Tech
• Congressional Science Fellow
• Public-School Science Teacher
• Nosologist
• Root Sorter
• Crank
• Television Meteorologist

tampon squeezer??

The Worst Jobs in Science: The Sequel - Popular Science

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Gorilla Cover Gallery

Obsesión con gorilas y comics:

Welcome to the ultimate in gorilla cover obsession! These covers are a result of many hours of scouring the web (mostly Ebay on a twice or thrice weekly basis) and a lifetime of collecting that has focused on gorilla covers in the past year or two. The galleries have climbed over the 500 mark (whew!) and I will likely cycle in new ones on a semi-regular basis. I think you will be hard pressed to find it's equal anywhere!

Gorilla Cover Gallery

via, donde más sino en monkeyfilter


World City Photo Archive

Página de imagenes de ciudades de todo el mundo.

¿qué tan completa?

abajo Hermosillo, o como me gusta decirle: "the llittle beautiful"

World City Photo Archive

via metafilter


My Toy sculpture - Toddlerpedes


'Howl's Moving Castle' sets 2-day box-office record

La nueva película de Hayao Miyazaki sigue rompiendo records en Japón.

muy recomendadas todas sus películas, aunque como Disney tiene los derechos de distribución extrañamente son más difíciles de conseguir que cuando no habia distribuidor... (mismo caso de Hero)

Famed director Hayao Miyazaki's latest animated film "Howl's Moving Castle" chalked up 1.48 billion yen in box-office revenue and attracted an audience of 1.1 million people during its first two days of release, a record for a domestic film, Toho Co said Monday.

For its first two days, the movie surpassed the record of Miyazaki's previous work and smash hit, "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi" (Spirited Away) by 40%, the film distributor said.

Japan Today - News - 'Howl's Moving Castle' sets 2-day box-office record - Japan's Leading International News Network


Slashdot | 'Bourne' Director to take on Watchmen

La película de "The Watchmen" basada en el comic del mismo nombre de Alan Moore y Dave Gibbons ha pasado de un director a otro, y se rumora que Jude Law quiere actuar en la película.

pero lo curioso fue el comentario de slashdot:

Here's one of those mixed blessing stories: Paul Greengrass, the director of the Bourne Supremacy has been tapped to direct a film based on The Watchmen, one of the greatest comics ever made. No word on if Paul plans to add Tom Sawyer to the cast.

haciendo referencia a lo que paso con LXG, La liga extraordinaria, donde Hollywood metió a este personaje, basandose en el supuesto de que faltaban personajes americanos...

Slashdot | 'Bourne' Director to take on Watchmen


Hanzi Smatter

Burlandose de la gente que se pone tatuajes de kanjis sin saber que significan.


The closest translation of the tattoo above (considering the first character is only a partial of 流) is "exile husband retrievable arrow with a string attached to it", aka "manleash".

流 = flow, circulate, drift; class
人 = man; people; mankind; someone else
夫 = man, male adult, husband; those
弋 = catch, arrest; shoot with bow

Personally I don't have any tattoos. I do enjoy looking at some tattoos, even though majority of them are poorly done. Tattoos in Chinese (or Asian) culture have negative meanings attached to them.

Tattoo started in China thousands of years ago as punishment for criminals. Instead of modern day's local police to notify residents that a sex offender is moving into their neighborhood, the Chinese have tattooed their criminals on their faces with information such as name, crime committed, etc...

Hanzi Smatter

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Citas hechas por abogados ante el juez:

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A: Oral. Forums


Citas del día

Martin Mull

"The town where I grew up has a zip code of E-I-E-I-O."

Robert Heinlein

"Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something."

Henry David Thoreau

"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"


Yuko Shimizu Portfolio "Letters of Desire -- Alphabet Book Project"

Galeria de ilustración:

This project was done as part of my graduate studies at School of Visual Arts. The series was bound into one-of-a-kind artist book. The book as well as the original drawings were shown in two different exhibitions in New York in fall 2002.
Also, two of the images from this series has gotten into juried annual "American Illustration 21" (November 2002).
Right now, I am working on finding a publisher to publish the series as a book.

Yuko Shimizu Portfolio "Letters of Desire -- Alphabet Book Project"

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Disabled dolphin jumping again with world's first artificial fin

Gracias a los plasticos un delfin vuelve a brincar.

Fuji, a mother dolphin that lost 75 percent of her tail due to a mysterious disease, is jumping once again with the help of what is believed to be the world's first artificial fin.

The 34-year-old dolphin held at Japan's largest aquarium in the southern island of Okinawa wears the rubber fin for about 20 minutes a day allowing her to jump and to swim at the same speed of other dolphins.

"We are very grateful. Although she can swim without the artificial fin, the speed is very slow and she certainly cannot jump without it," said Masaya Kowami, a breeder at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

"Visitors have told us she looks happy," he said.

Fuji initially rejected the artificial fin, which in its current version weighs two kilograms (4.4 pounds) with a width of 48 centimeters (20 inches).

Yahoo! News - Disabled dolphin jumping again with world's first artificial fin


Monday, November 22, 2004

Citas del día

Clare Booth Luce

"Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but, unlike charity, it should end there."

Edward De Bono

"Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain."

Harlan Ellison

"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity."

Henrik Tikkanen

"Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence."

John Wayne

"Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much."

Bert Leston Taylor

"A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you."

George Santayana

"Sanity is a madness put to good use."

Doug Larson

"A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience."

Douglas Adams

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."


Friday, November 19, 2004

sitio oficial de Playstation Portable

Sony Japón lanza la página oficial del psp

En una estación del metro en Tokio pusieron varios psp detras de plastico antibalas para que nadie se los llevara...

ah y sus respectivos guardias de seguridad.

via joystiq


Cartoon Network's Fridays: The Fansite

El doujinshi es una división del manga japonés donde los fans crean su propia historia con personajes establecidos. El fanfic pero en comic:

In 2002, an independent artist from the Philippines, known only to the public as Bleedman, created an incredible Japanese manga (comic) style series featuring Cartoon Network favorites in a huge cross-over series. Characters from "Dexter's Laboratory," "The Powerpuff Girls," "Courage the Cowardly Dog," "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy," "Samurai Jack" and a many others all co-exist in this huge, adventurous romp with an anime aesthetics. Fridays: The Fansite is proud to present the work of Bleedman in "The Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi"

Cartoon Network's Fridays: The Fansite


Citas del día

Frank Moore Colby

"Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible."

Kurt Vonnegut

"Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae."


Superman too super a role model�

Un estudio revela que si tu superheroé favorito es superman... then you are not

Superman is too good a role model. Fans of the man from Krypton unwittingly compare themselves to the superhero, and realise they do not measure up. And as a result, they are less likely to help other people.

Researchers made the discovery whilst examining how people’s decision-making can be influenced by surreptitiously placed ideas, usually via seemingly unrelated questionnaires or word puzzles. For example, one study has shown that people primed with helpful words were more likely to help a friend pick up spilt pens.

Aqui se detalla un poco más el porque de si escoges un superheroé demasiado perfecto, te das mas cuenta de tus fallas, que si escoges a alguien mas normal, te identificas con sus fortalezas:

They asked students to list the characteristics of Superman, or alternatively superheroes in general, as part of a larger questionnaire. Later on, subjects were given the opportunity to volunteer for a fictitious community programme.

Students who thought of Superman volunteered much less of their time than those who thought about other superheroes. Furthermore, Superman-primed subjects were significantly less likely to show up at a meeting for volunteers held three months after they were initially asked to participate.

The reason, believes Nelson, is that asking people to compare themselves to an exceptional individual makes them realise their shortcomings. Whereas thinking about a general category encourages people to identify the strengths they have in common.

Article: Superman too super a role model�| New Scientist


Thursday, November 18, 2004

Swiss youths smoke most dope in Europe

los suizos?

sabia que tenian algo mas que buen chocolate...

Swiss teenagers smoke more cannabis than their peers in every other European country, a survey has said, casting a pall over the country's prim and wholesome image.

One in three Swiss 15-year-olds has lit up a joint within the past year, while the number of teenagers regularly smoking or getting drunk rose 10 percent between 1998 and 2002, the Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse said in their survey.

y los holandeses?

Dispelling the image of the Netherlands as a haven of hash-lovers, young people in this country showed only an average level of cannabis use.

Yahoo! News - Swiss youths smoke most dope in Europe


Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Epuk se va... se va...

Pero supongo que no para siempre. Yo ya empecé con eso de los vooddoos para ver si lo revivo, o de perdida a su espiritu de vez en cuando para que blogee...

hasta luego epuk...


Coincidencia, o de plano no hay nada que bloguear esta semana...


Cita del día

Edward Abbey

"One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork."


Tuesday, November 16, 2004

photomotage e-cards

Ya se vienen las navidades y es hora de que preparen todos sus envios de buenos deseos con aticipación.

you had me at hello...
photomotage e-cards

guest link via mayranilk


Moldovan Soccer Team Exec Goes Ballistic

El presidente de un equipo de soccer, a disgusto con un penal marcado en contra de su equipo, sale al estacionamiento. Regresa al estadio en su coche, y trata de atropellar al arbitro.

y se quejan del dueño del puebla... y esos solo fueron golpes.

The chairman of a Moldovan soccer team became so incensed when a penalty kick was awarded to the opponent that he drove his car onto the field and tried to run over the referee.

No one was hurt, and the game was called off.

During Saturday's first division game in Floreni between Roso Floreni and Politehnica Chisinau, referee Vitalie Onica gave Politehnica a penalty kick with the score 1-1.

After Politehnica made the kick, Roso chairman Mihai Macovei drove onto the field and attempted to run over the referee several times. Onica dodged the car each time.

Macovei left the field and was stopped by police officers when he tried to return, Politehnica coach Ion Caras. Macovei has made no comment.

The Moldovan soccer federation on Monday fined Macovei about $1,900, and an investigation is under way.

Yahoo! News - Moldovan Soccer Team Exec Goes Ballistic


Stopmotion Stencil

Una animación en stencil, hecha cuadro por cuadro, y pintada por toda la ciudad.

muy interesante visualmente...

al ser armada un cuadro a la vez, sobre una superficie cambiante.


via core77


PBF archive

Comics rayando en lo bizarro, pero muy entretenidos.

cheston archive

via o c t o p u s d r o p k i c k !


Girl in piñata found during border check

Como no cruzar la frontera de Estados Unidos parte 14...

But inspectors at the Tecate Port of Entry discovered a new twist recently when they encountered a little girl meticulously sealed inside a piñata.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Authorities said the girl who was found sealed inside a piñata was able to breathe and seemed to be in good physical condition.
The child was found just before 3 p.m. Nov. 2, when two U.S. citizens attempted to drive a 1990 Acura sedan loaded with several piñatas through the border checkpoint. Suspicious customs inspectors decided to take a closer look at their cargo.

"Officers began to take the piñatas out of the back seat, and one seemed to be much heavier than the others," said Vince Bond, a spokesman for U.S. Customs & Border Protection. "This one had a little girl of approximately 4 or 5 years of age inside it."

The girl's mother also was found, curled up inside the car's trunk, and the girl's brother, who is about 9 years old, was found underneath the collapsible back seat. > News > Metro -- Girl in pi�ata found during border check


Monday, November 15, 2004

Citas del día

Peter De Vries

"It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us."

G. K. Chesterton

"Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist."

Kin Hubbard

"Nothing is as irritating as the fellow who chats pleasantly while he's overcharging you."

Jose Simon

"In Mexico we have a word for sushi: Bait."


Friday, November 12, 2004

Oh My God It Burns!

Esto puede ser una completa estupidez... pero es Viernes y tiene que ver con alcohol, asi que veamos.

La teoría de estos chavos es que filtrando un vodka de bajísima calidad, por lo menos 5 veces con unos filtros de carbon Brita, se logran eliminar los aspectos mas rudos de dicho vodka y acabar con un producto no tan agresivo:

The Method for this experiment was very simple, and enjoyable, except for the waiting parts.
We would simply pour the entire bottle of vodka through the filter, wait for it to drip through, and then funnel it back into the bottle for easy pouring. We then poured off small amounts into the shot glasses for tasting. Additionally, we had shot glasses full of the control vodka for comparison. Each scienticion would taste and smell the filtered vodka. They then ate a “science cracker” and sniffed some coffee, and then taste/smell the Ketel One. The recording scientician wrote down their reactions, and the entire process was repeated. Also recorded was the start and end time of the filtering process. We noted a loss of vodka through spillage (for my science homies).

y ya llegando a la 5nta filtración ya se llega a un balance donde ya no cambia sin importar las veces adicionales filtradas.

5th filtration done
Adam - “Very little smell” and “wow it’s good now, absolutely no aftertaste.”
Ken - “Enjoyable.”
Fletcher - “Almost no flavor now.”

historia de éxito???

I think so.

Oh My God It Burns!

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How to Learn a Language

Del sitio kuro5shin viene una buena guía para aquellos que quieran mejorar o aprender otro idioma:

I've been a linguophile for a long time, and I'm always studying a little bit of some language or another. However, it's only recently that I've finally figured out the way that works best for me, with the help of modern technology. Perhaps this might help those of you who have been planning on learning a language some day.

I find the best combination is:

1. An audio course;
2. a textbook;
3. some software ;
4. flashcards; and
5. a reader.

How to Learn a Language ||


Citas del día

Marcel Proust

"The only paradise is paradise lost."

Alan Corenk

"Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear."

Horace Walpole

"The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well."

Henry David Thoreau

"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes."


Monster fiercely protects its name / Cable products company sues those who use M-word

Historia en el San Francisco Chronicle que detalla como una empresa grande con un nomre muy genérico esta demandando a medio mundo...

con eso de que no se vaya la gente a confundir...

A monster by any other name might get you sued by Monster Cable Products Inc.

The Brisbane maker of electronics accessories has filed lawsuits and trademark infringement claims against dozens of companies for using "monster'' in names, products or services.

The TV series "Monster Garage'' and the Monster Seats above Fenway Park's left field wall have been targeted in what Monster Cable officials say is an aggressive legal strategy to protect the firm's good name.

"We have an obligation to protect our trademark; otherwise we'd lose it, '' said Monster Cable founder Noel Lee.

Critics like Victor Petrucci, founder of a small, family-owned online clothing store called in Camas, Wash., say Monster Cable is going overboard.

siguientes demandados:

El hombre lobo

Monster fiercely protects its name / Cable products company sues those who use M-word

via core77


the Ring - Sadako, Samara and the cursed videotape

Una excelente guía la mundo del aro. Recolecta de la red, entrevistas, reseñas, fotos, manga, etc.

En japón ya lleva 4 secuelas y una precuela.

Sin contar la serie de televisión. y el remake americano.

the Ring - Sadako, Samara and the cursed videotape


Japanese Product Design Data Base

El primer link sacado de Core77, los cachibaches japoneses en la epoca donde eran reyes del diseño de electrónicos:

Japanese Product Design Data Base

via Core77 design magazine and resource



Un experimento fotográfico que demuestra que entre más queramos ser diferentes, mas iguales vamos a ser.

muy recomendada la galeria de fotos.

Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek have worked together since October 1994. Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 8 years. Rotterdam's heterogeneous, multicultural street scene remains a major source of inspiration for Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, although since 1998 they have also worked in cities abroad.

They call their series Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people's attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element.


via monkeyfilter


Thursday, November 11, 2004

Blogs de Diseño

La revista Icon hace un recuento de los blogs de diseño más importantes (según ellos por supuesto)

Van desde arquitectura, diseño industrial, y hasta sonido: ::::: v2.0
Core77 design magazine and resource
RE. Design News design and architecture news - today
Archinect - Making Architecture More Connected
Design Observer: writings about design & culture
IDFuel, the Industrial Design Weblog

Muy recomendable el articulo, como introducción al mundo del blog de diseño.

Algunos ya estaban en mi lista de revisión diaria... y otros lo van a estar pronto.

icon | 017 | bloggers

via MoCo Loco


Citas del día

Farmers' Almanac

"To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer."

Eugene McCarthy

"Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important."

Thomas H. Huxley

"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."


Wednesday, November 10, 2004

best of CNN

Es una de esas semanas... Liga de Best of CNN y que es lo que me llama la atención?

Harry Potter en Garbage Pail Kid...

y apenas es miercoles...

best of CNN


Adornitos del ombligo

Photoblog de caminante, esta empezando, pero a este ritmo va a ser sede de una buena cantidad de excelentes fotos:

Adornitos del ombligo


Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Dos notas de Imdb:

La primera:

Beckham Scores On the Big Screen
English soccer ace David Beckham is set to make his big screen debut in Mel Gibson's sports film Goal!. The Real Madrid player will take a small role, playing himself alongside teammates Zinedine Zidane and Raul, in the film about South American football star Santiago - played by Diego Luna - who signs for English team Newcastle United. And Beckham's England teammates Kieron Dyer and Wayne Rooney will also star in the movie, which is financed by Gibson's Icon Productions and directed by Danny Cannon. Beckham enthuses, "I believe the Goal! trilogy will provide a positive message to kids around the world."

la segunda:

Late Beatle John Lennon's son Sean Lennon is reportedly dating actress Milla Jovovich. Last week, the pair were spotted together at Sean 'P Diddy' Combs' birthday party in New York where supermodel Naomi Campbell reportedly caught them in a passionate embrace. According to American newspaper New York Daily News, a stunned Campbell asked, "Is this what's going on now? I love this!" Lennon, who has his own record deal with Capitol Records, has previously been romantically linked to Bijou Phillips and Elizabeth Jagger, while Jovovich was once married to Fifth Element director Luc Besson.


hector serrano

La "otra" lampara de Hector Serrano

’top secret’
this lamp is made from acetate that has been passed through
a shreading machine used to destroy confidential documents.
the acetate stripes are held together with a clear nylon net
using the same process as the packaging for oranges.
materials: polyester film, compact fluorescent light 18W

a mi me gusta, pero siento que parecen huevos de araña...

hector serrano


MoCo Loco: Marie-Louise

Una lampara muy interesante:

MoCo Loco: Marie-Louise



themakeupgallery is the best photo-gallery on the Web featuring actresses in character and prosthetic makeups by some of the best makeup artists. There are over 5000 images from more than 600 movies and TV shows. The transformations from actress into character are illustrated with before and after shots and, wherever possible, with behind the scenes shots of the makeup process.

�themakeupgallery� actresses in character and prosthetic makeup


Comparaciones de celulares con 1 megapixel

Sitio danés que tiene una buena galeria de fotos con diferentes teléfonos celulares con cámara:

via gizmodo

Un comparativo de 3 celulares con cámara de 1 mega pixel. Los resultados son variados:

Megapixel cameraphones are all the rage right now, and all of the manufacturers like to brag about having megapixel cameras in their handsets. But the truth of the matter is that not all megapixel cameras were created equally. This is true for dedicated cameras, and even more true for cameraphones.

In this quick and dirty, horribly un-scientific, seat of the pants comparison story, we square off three current megapixel cameraphones against each other. The contenders are the Sony Ericsson S700i, the Siemens S65, and the Motorola V710. I had planned on including the Nokia 7610 in this comparison, but had to return it before I could get to putting this story together. I'll toss some photos from the 7610 and some from the Sharp GX30 into the end of the story for you to look at. You just won't be able to make direct comparisons between them and the other three handsets since the subjects of the photos will be different.

sony ericsson s7001

Siemens S65

Motorola V710

Review: Megapixel Camera Shootout (MobileBurn)


Citas del día

Norman Brenner

"The intermediate stage between socialism and capitalism is alcoholism."

Peter Ustinov

"It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously."

George Burns

"Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair."


Monday, November 08, 2004

news @�-�Electric currents boost brain powerbreaking science news headlines

Connecting a battery across the front of the head can boost verbal skills, says a team from the US National Institutes of Health.

A current of two thousandths of an ampere (a fraction of that needed to power a digital watch) applied for 20 minutes is enough to produce a significant improvement, according to data presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, held in San Diego. And apart from an itchy sensation around the scalp electrode, subjects in the trials reported no side-effects.

Meenakshi Iyer of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland, ran the current through 103 initially nervous volunteers. "I had to explain it in detail to the first one or two subjects," she says. But once she had convinced them that the current was harmless, Iyer says, recruitment was not a problem.

The volunteers were asked to name as many words as possible beginning with a particular letter. Given around 90 seconds, most people get around 20 words. But when Iyer administered the current, her volunteers were able to name around 20% more words than controls, who had the electrodes attached but no current delivered. A smaller current of one thousandth of an amp had no effect.

les creemos??

news @�-�Electric currents boost brain powerbreaking science news headlines

via boingboing


Ain't It Cool News : Se cancela Global Frequency hasta nuevo aviso

The WB has pulled the plug on “Global Frequency,” arguably the netlet’s most promising show of the season.
“Frequency” was to be an action-adventure hourlong that would deal, as readers of Warren Ellis’ brilliant graphic novel could surmise, with an elite and illegal network of 1,001 intelligence operatives charged with quashing dire and fast-emerging crises as they arrive all over the planet.
A kind of sci-fi “24," it was to star lanky Michelle Forbes (still fondly remembered as Ensign Ro on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) as Frequency mastermind Miranda Zero. It was to be overseen by screenwriter John Rogers (“American Outlaws,” “The Core”). Its writing staff was expected to include both Ellis and “Tick” creator Ben Edlund (“Firefly,” “Angel”).
The WB announced it as a midseason series last May. The netlet ordered a pilot episode, but apparently had a change of heart about going forward with a series.
The good news? The producers can shop the show in quest of a new home.

ya es oficial, sólo existe el piloto hasta que alguien más compre la serie.

>Ain't It Cool News - View Article

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Citas del día

Mogens Jallberg

"In democracy its your vote that counts.; In feudalism its your count that votes."

Matthew Prior

"They always talk who never think."

Dick Werthimer

"The purpose of life is to fight maturity."

Robert Frost

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length."

Wilson Mizner

"God help those who do not help themselves."

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire."


Friday, November 05, 2004

Citas del día

Thomas Pickering

"In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known."

Umberto Eco

"I felt like poisoning a monk."

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Sony PSP Region Free: Japanese Sony PSP will play US Games

4 palabras que suenan a gloria... Sony PSP Region Free....

I4U News - Sony PSP Region Free: Japanese Sony PSP will play US Games


Cita del día

Gail Godwin

"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater."


Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Nikon Small World

La premisa detrás del Small World de Nikon es sencilla: Una foto tomada con microscopios.

Esta no es la ganadora del año pasado, pero me gusto más:

Nikon Small World


Don't do crack

Galeria de fotos que nos llevan de esta:

a esta foto:

visiten la liga para ver la evolución o devolución de esta señora

BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In pictures: Face of addiction


Welcome to Stardust & Alchemy

Botas Doc Martin basadas en los personajes de Sandman...

las mejores definitivamente son las de Delirio...

las de Dream, deberian haber sido blancas!!! Asi negras con el caso se ven... equis.

Welcome to Stardust & Alchemy

via NeilGaiman


Man Accused of Poisoning Company's Coffee

A man was accused of placing hazardous chemicals in his company's coffeepot, according to authorities. Kemarat Vathananand was angry at a vice president of Schiller Park-based Castle Metal Finishing Corp. who told him he could not drink coffee in the shop area, investigators said.

Employees first noticed a bitter taste in the coffee three months ago, and bought new coffeepots, said Mike Marrazzo, a spokesman for Schiller Park Police. When that didn't help, an employee ran a test on a sample of coffee, and it came back positive for lead acetate, authorities said.

Schiller Park Police installed a hidden camera in mid-October, and just over a week later, Vathananand was captured on tape pouring something into the coffee maker, Stanton said.

aqui esta tu pinche cafe....

Yahoo! News - Man Accused of Poisoning Company's Coffee


Yahoo! News - Police 'Lash' Teacher Who Hit Girl with Shoe

Police in Saudi Arabia administered 10 lashes to a Filipina teacher in front of her students for striking a schoolgirl, a newspaper said on Tuesday.

The Saudi Gazette said Lucia Evangelista was punished for hitting 14-year-old Zena Maria Thirwall with a high-heeled shoe during an argument with the girl's British father at the International Philippine School in the Gulf city of Al-Khobar last December.

The father filed a police complaint and insisted the punishment be carried out in public, the paper said.

It said Evangelista, shackled hand and foot and covered head to toe in an abaya, or long black cloak, knelt down to receive the beating. She had already served a five-day prison sentence.

A picture of the incident showed a policeman wielding a cane over a kneeling black figure. The policeman's arm was not raised and the newspaper said the lashes were light and symbolic.

lo que me causa ruido de esta historia es que el padre de la niña, "britanico" pide especialmente que los varazos se los den en público...

Es obvio que el castigo se me hace excesivo, y pues eso le pasa por quitarse el zapato y darle a una alumna enfrente de sus padres. Que cualquier maestro te puede decir que es mejor golpearlos en privado... asi es su palabra contra la tuya...


Yahoo! News - Police 'Lash' Teacher Who Hit Girl with Shoe


Citas del día

Dan Quisenberry

"The future is much like the present, only longer."

Segal's Law

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."

Douglas Adams

"Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner."


Monday, November 01, 2004

Esta no es Bjork

Es el trabajo de Morten Jacobsen (buen nombre para maqullista de efectos especiales)

Morten Jacobsen FX - Photo Gallery - Creature

via Geisha Asobi



Otro ejemplo de demasiado tiempo libre y photoshop:


via Geisha Asobi


YOSSIBITTON - proffesional makeup school

Ilustrando la magia del maquillaje:

el maquillista también hace bodypaint... muy buena galeria

YOSSIBITTON - proffesional makeup school

via Geisha Asobi


Economy class syndrome death

Es la primera vez que oigo de este sindrome, que esto no signfica que porque lo vieron en ponchorama y poncho lo acaba de conocer deja de ser menos real, y mortal...

Yomiuri Shimbun

A 43-year-old woman has died from apparent economy class syndrome at a hospital in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, bringing the number of earthquake-related deaths to 36, it was learned Friday.

Sachiyo Mezaki of Ojiya in the prefecture reportedly had spent four nights following the Oct. 23 earthquakes in a car parked in a parking lot near her house. She collapsed after getting out of the car at about 6 p.m. Wednesday. Economy class syndrome refers to blood clots brought on by remaining in a constricted position for long periods of time, such as on a long air voyage.

muerte por inactividad...

es chistoso como la historia empieza relacionandola con el terremoto, que es lo que se da como razón de que la mujer se quedo 4 dias en el coche.

Daily Yomiuri On-Line


citas del día

Jim Horning

"Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be."

Charles Baudelaire

"The world only goes round by misunderstanding."

Bruce Grocott

"I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves."

H. G. Wells

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."

Alan Patrick Herbert

"The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep."

Rodney Dangerfield

"A girl phoned me the other day and said "Come on over, there's nobody home." I went over. Nobody was home."


Redskins lose, so Kerry should win

uh? Esta debe de ser de las teorías mas ridiculas que he visto, espero que los democratas no hayan basado su triunfo en esto...

John Kerry supporters have a welcome omen for their candidate: The Green Bay Packers defeated the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

If history holds, the 28-14 result portends a victory for Kerry on Tuesday because the result of the Redskins' final home game before the presidential election has always accurately predicted the White House winner. If the Redskins win, the incumbent party wins. If they lose, the incumbent party is ousted.

"Oh, yeah, he's going to win. It's guaranteed," said Packers safety Darren Sharper, a Kerry supporter. "I don't have to vote now. Don't even have to go to the polls. Saved me a trip on Tuesday."

The streak began in 1933, when the Boston Braves were renamed the Redskins. Since then, beginning with Franklin Roosevelt's re-election in 1936, the trend has held, including a 2000 Redskins loss to the Tennessee Titans that predicted George W. Bush's win over Al Gore.

no abran la champaña todavía... - NFL - Redskins lose, so Kerry should win

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