So we bought this fairly difficult to assemble product the other day, and on the package was a big QR Code. I scanned the code with my phone, and Android detected a link to a YouTube video and offered a few choices for playing it. One of those was “Play on XBMC”, thanks to the XBMC remote app (XBMC is the software that runs on our living room HTPC).
assembly instructions a crappy promotional video started playing on the TV. This is the future? (A proper how to video would have made this story so much better!)
The reason why so many whales were killed in the 20th century was the distant ramifications of replacement of whale oil by petroleum. It took another 100 years to find solutions to these ramifications, and only then it became possible to save the whales. Ecological activism did not play significant role in all of these developments; neither did the numerous well-meaning international treaties, moratoriums, and other chest beating displays.
From: Mobile Dick
So apparently, the classic arcade game Rampage is being adapted into a movie. This brings back some memories: as a kid, my brother, a friend and I all sat together in front of the computer banging on the keyboard to bring those buildings down.
We ended up breaking the keyboard, and my father formatted the diskette.
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Part of an amazing dinner at Selene, a restaurant in Pyrgos, Santorini