Friday, August 05, 2011

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from DQ Fitness Advisor Doug Walsh, one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a long time: QR codes on headstones.

From Chris Pencis, and while it might be a video software editing/effects advertisement, it's wonderfully inventive in its own right: Plot Device.

From Tim Steffes, and this is a riveting read: Getting Bin Laden: What happened that night in Abbottabad.

From Michael Hughes, and this is a fascinating video: High-End CNC for Anyone: Tested Tours TechShop.

From Bryce, and man, is this cool: Man Builds Street-Legal Batmobile Using Turbine Engine.

From G Kemble, a lovely tribute to Middle Earth in Minecraft.

From Sirius, some absolutely amazing images of-- believe it or not -- bark.

From Jeremy Fisher, and this could potentially be one of the most amazing things ever built, it's Rio solar city tower. Also, and this is just incredibly clever, it's The Ballad of Mike Haggar. Think of it as a combination of Final Fight and The Night Before Christmas, and enjoy. Oh, and let me say one more thing: what a wonderful bit of writing.

From Jonathan Arnold, and these images are absolutely incredible, it's Wieliczka Salt Mine – An Astounding Subterranean Salt Cathedral.

Oh, and while I was on the site retrieving the link, I saw another fantastic article: The Surreal Appeal of the Falkirk Wheel.

From DQ reader My Wife, a close encounter between a paddleboarder and a whale.

From Ken Andert,  who said it was the headline of the month (and I agree with him): Stoned wallabies make crop circles.

From DQ Legal Advisor Lee Rawles, a link to an incredible voyage: sailing around the world .

From D.F. Prosser, a new use for Kinect: Archaeologists hack Kinect into 3-D scanner.

A bit alarming but quite interesting nonetheless: 7 Casino Technologies They Don’t Want You to Know About.

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