Mudança: O Novo XSpBlog!

2 08 2009

Queridos leitores, o blog está de mudança… para melhor!
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E vai ficar fora do ar, por no máximo 3 dias, para relocação do endereço, a partir de hoje mais tarde!
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Migrating: The New XSpBlog!

2 08 2009

Dear readers, the blog is moving… for the best!
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And it might be offline for 3 days tops, for address reallocation, starting later today!
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Souvenir Landmarks – Michael Hughes

7 08 2009

Michael Hughes’ photography idea is simple yet very entertaining…

Souvenir Landmarks - New York Yellow Cab

Souvenir Landmarks - New York Yellow Cab


…using perspective to place cheap souvenirs just in the right place to superimpose it’s real counterparts.
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Hatsune Miku – Who’s that Girl?

6 08 2009

I’ve been posting tons of Hatsune Miku and Vocaloid content, so it’s natural for people to ask questions like:
“Which anime is she from?”
“Who’s that girl?”
…and stuff like that.
LOTS of people ask and get asked that question everyday, so someone decided to make a video explanation:

Hatsune Miku IS NOT an anime character (there’s no official manga or anime… yet), she’s actually a character developed to represent a specific voice on a voice synthesizer app called Vocaloid, which also has tons of other characters and voices.
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Discussão Anime: Haibane Renmei

5 08 2009

De um dos meus criadores favoritos, Yoshitoshi ABe, Haibane Renmei é o anime que vamos falar sobre neste post da série de Discussão Anime!

Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei


A série Discussão Anime é focada em temas complexos ou adultos (não no sentido erótico ou violento), um pouco para servir de recomendação para
The Anime Discussion series is focused on animes with temas mais sérios da animação japonesa, e um pouco para que você possa mostrar para amigos/pais/parentes que animes não são só para crianças.
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Anime Discussion: Haibane Renmei

5 08 2009

From one of my favorite creators, Yoshitoshi ABe, Haibane Renmei is the anime I’ll be talking about on this post of the Anime Discussion series!

Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei


The Anime Discussion series is focused on animes with adult or really deep themes (not meaning erotic or violent content), a little to serve as recommendation to more serious themes in japanese animation, a little so you can show to your friends/parents/relatives that animes are not for kids only.
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Exploding Water Bubbles

4 08 2009

A neat scientific experience showing how to create hydrogen using electricity, salt and water only.
And since hydrogen is a flammable gas, you get exploding bubbles on water.

This could be the very basic principle of making a car fueled with water.
Of course, tons of obstacles and energy efficiency issues to solve before getting there… but still.

Source: YouTube Browsing





Roll Roll Pirate! (Browser)

4 08 2009

Roll Roll Pirate! by DevilishGames is an obstacle course game in which you are a ball pirate(?) trying to recover your tresures which were scattered through several islands.

So, what’s different on this game? The control scheme!
At first, it looks awful to control… since you mainly have a foward and backward movment, but the left and right arrow rotates the whole island!
But when you get past the tutorial island and start playing, you’ll understand why the controls are made that way!

Try it out at CandyStand’s Roll Roll Pirate! webpage!

Source: IndieGames





Li-ON Laptop Battery Explosion

4 08 2009

Here’s a very interesting demonstration of what could happen with your laptop in certain conditions (faulty battery, extreme heat or intense physical damage/puncturing), given it uses a Lithium-ion battery:

This was a controlled experiment where the battery was “prepared”… probably overheated.
If you follow the news, you probably already heard of at least a couple of cases where laptops suddenly caught fire and exploded. And this is why.
The contents of a Li-ON battery, a common type of battery for mobile devices, are extremebly flammable and can ignite (start a fire) or even explode if they are violated or overheated.
But don’t panic… you don’t need to throw your laptop and cellphone off… it’s still a very very rare occurance. I myself only heard of about 5 cases involving laptops and cellphones, which is nothing if you consider how many of them are out there.
Still, if you wanna play it safe, just DON’T buy cheap chinese pirate batteries, and if some weird accident happens with your mobile device… like it being punctured by some sharp pointy thing or you dropping it in a fireplace, keep your distance for a while… just to make shure it won’t explode.

Source: YouTube Browsage!








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