BBC NEWS | UK | Real lessons from virtual battle

BBC NEWS | UK | Real lessons from virtual battle.

This is pretty cool. The Military Simulator they are playing here, is of couse none other than Bohemia Interactive’s Virtual Battlefield 2

Any Tachitical Battle sim fanatic, of course instantly recognises the engine, as that used in the original Operation Flashpoint (which was amazing, as where its even more amazing addons), and its successor, Armed Assault (which was less so, due to its poorly developed single player campaign)

Domino’s screwing me

Domino’s – Menukaart.

What the FUCK is up with Domino’s Pizza in Leidschendam?!
(for the spiders’ benefit, I am talking about the Filiaal Leidschendam, Damplein 16
070-3275959)

First I found out, at 10:05pm that they are not longer open till 11:00pm, as they have been for the 7 years I have lived here, but till 10:00pm. Then today I get charged 10.50 euros for a Medium Hot and Spicy, while 3 weeks ago, it was 9.50, again, as it had been for years.

And of course the delivery guy swears its never been different.

I usually have a 10 euro note on me, so that was always convenient for Pizza + tip. Now its not only a slower transaction at the door, due to the change having to be counted out, it inconvenieces me to have a single note, plus 50 cents lying around perpetually.

Fuck this.

Klingon knife scares the crap out of dumb British scandal-sheet

Gedeeld door Jemimus

Whahhaha!! The next thing we need now, is someone to actually go out and murder someone using a betleH. Think of the headlines! For a cool overview of other Klingon weapons: http://www.klingonimperialweaponsguild.org/pages/kristak.htm
You can buy replicas of ALL of these, btw. The one features in this new article is a pretty bad replica, btw.

Piss-poor scandal-sheet The Daily Mail has a hilariously breathless account of a giant stainless steel Klingon fighting-knife received by police during a knife-amnesty; to hear them tell of it hooded thugs are roaming the streets with Klingon duelling swords looking for little old ladies to terrorise.


A spokesman for police in Gloucester, where it was surrendered, said: “It is a particularly nasty weapon that can, literally, take someone’s head off. We are very glad it is off the streets and we want more weapons handed in.”

The blade is believed to be a stainless-steel copy of a Klingon weapon used in the science fiction series Star Trek. “It’s an extremely dangerous weapon,” said a martial arts expert last night.

Lethal Star Trek blade seized in knives amnesty

(via JWZ)

Microsoft Photosynth

Ok, this is teh win!

Microsoft have finally released an end-user usable version of Photosynth, their amazing photo manipulation and 3D enviroment modeling software.

First, you should watch this presentation at TED if you are unfamliar with the technology, its kinda mind blowing:

 

So with my new Camera in hand, I have spent the last 2 days putting together some Synths.
http://photosynth.net/userprofilepage.aspx?user=jemimus

Making a good Synth, that incorperates all the pictures you took, takes some practice! You just have to make sure that every pic you take, overlaps with about 2/3rds of another pic. That way the software will be able to detect that picstures connect to others.

Here are 3 embeds of Synths I made, you will need to Photosynth plugin to view them. As you see, it doesnt matter where the pics come from. The third Synth I made is made with screenshots from World of Warcraft.