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April 28, 2011

Civilination trys to make the Internet a nicer and smarter place.

Ever been trolled or subjected to online abuse and/or hostility? We probably all have at some point, and it isn't fun. Now imagine an Internet where individuals can fully engage and contribute without fear or threat of being the target of unwarranted abuse, harassment, or lies. That's the goal of Civilination, a charitable organization whose mission is "to foster an online culture where every person can freely participate in a democratic, open, rational and truth-based exchange of ideas and information, without fear or threat of being the target of unwarranted abuse, harassment, or lies."

Lofty goals, but hey, The United Federation of Planets has to start somewhere!

Posted by Snaggy at 05:30 AM

April 19, 2011

Forum Tidbits!

Sprocket discovers What's worse than people lying to you?, ... Ashitika asks, how could this plan fail?, and has a radio science question for MoMan, ... Callipygous shares Yet another cover version (and other Youtube wonders), ... and littlefish wonders what are your favorite iPad apps?

Posted by Snaggy at 06:24 AM

April 13, 2011

Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice.

via Andy Ihnatko!

Posted by Snaggy at 05:16 AM

April 11, 2011

Yellow Bird!

The auction for Nitrozac's painting Yellow Bird is almost up, just a few days or less left... fly off and place a bid!

Posted by Snaggy at 11:34 AM

April 08, 2011

Land on Mars with a Sky Crane!

Here's an amazing new animation of NASA’s new Mars rover, the Mars Science Laboratory, on its trip to the surface of the red planet. One super cool thing about this mission is the way the rover will be lowered to the surface on a "sky crane". Wow, just like something out of Thunderbirds!

Posted by Snaggy at 03:56 AM

April 07, 2011

A quicky App review: Silent Film Director

Silent Film Director! The folks at MacPhun have just released Silent Film Director, which lets you create silent and retro movies directly on your iPhone and iPod touch. This is a gorgeous app that is super easy to use, one that makes it effortless to add some fun to your movies.

Users can customize video effects, like film speed and color, and there's several appropriate sound tracks included too. You can also add title cards and transitions, and lots more. I love the "projector" soundtrack, it brings back old memories of falling asleep to my Dad's home movies. Shoot movies directly within the app, or import any movies you already have. All this for only 99 cents, which will really leave you speechless, considering what this app can do!

Get an idea of what fun you can have by viewing some examples in their YouTube video gallery. My fave is Silent Star Wars!

BREAKING NEWS... MacPhun also have a free cartoon-making app... called Cartoonatic. The app lets you take videos with various cartoon and sketch style filters plus add music and customize speed. Very cool, and very FREE! Nice!

Posted by Snaggy at 05:21 AM

April 06, 2011

Finally, some new Forum Tidbits!

The MoMan wishes he had this guy's antenna farm, and thinks you have got to see this, ... spungo fires off a hobo with a shotgun, ... HalfVast eyes 3D viewing without glasses, ... and Rhonwyyn wonders how does she connect a laptop to these newfangled fancy-dancy TVs?

Posted by Snaggy at 03:11 AM