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Archive for March, 2017

400 Day Honeymoon, Documented by Drone

Friday, March 31st, 2017

A charming use of drone technology.  Kaz and Mariko Yamaguchi, from Kyoto, took a 400-day honeymoon to 48 countries and captured some beautiful video via drone. The BBC News bit on their experience is also worth the watch:

Drone Lawsuit Shot Down

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

A federal judge has dismissed a case filed by a drone owner against the self-described “drone-slayer” for shooting down the drone. The drone owner brought the lawsuit under federal and FAA violations, but the judge found that this was a civil (tort) matter under state jurisdiction. Moral of the story: Shooting down drones that violate […]

World Record Domino Circle Bomb

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Epic.  Short video.  Very cool.

Happy Spring!

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Jane Zhang – 5th Element – Opera Performed Live

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The 5th Element is one of my all-time favorite movies (right up there with “Princess Bride,” and yes, I know I have simple tastes). There is an opera number in the film performed by an alien. The actor who sang the number was digitally augmented, and popular theory was that the human voice could not […]

Bi-annual Rant: Daylight Savings Time – How is this Still a Thing?

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Aarrggghhh. PS – Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour tonight.

And now for something completely different

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Nice 10 minute interlude for a Friday. Hard to believe this is real. (Hint: The voiceover is very typically from the 50’s. If that grates on your nerves, it’s just as entertaining to watch without the sound.)