Posted on 03/03/2008 at 12:36

Coast to Coast


That's kind of an old video, I just found it back...

A seven days coast to coast travel through the United States, from West side to the East Side, from Los Angeles to New York City...

All of that done in 4 minutes, on a highly cool music... Further more, aboard a 1966 Chrysler 300 convertible, wasn't that worth an article? icone smiley wink
Hmm... The time-lapse video gives me lots of ideas...

To be continued...
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Posted on 03/03/2008 at 00:39

Volume of water on Earth

Here is a picture that made me think... I found it on the blog of Dan Phiffer.

On the left Earth, the volume of the ball sitting on Europe represents the total volume of water existing on our planet (sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds).
On the right one, the volume of the ball represents all the air of our atmosphere (at sea level density).

I was a bit surprised regarding the volume of water, so I did the calculus myself : 1.4 billion cubic kilometers of water, that's a 1387 kilometers diameter sphere... From which only 1% of liquid fresh water.

So, and of my ecologist story... Back to the usual concerns of ShamWerks...

Be sure that if I see anyone of you guys, dumping his wasted oil down in the nature, he'll get my fist in his face...


Picture credit : Adam Nieman and the Science Photo Library
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Posted on 28/02/2008 at 15:40

Some friendly commercial stuff...

Just this once won't hurt, I'm doing some promotion for a friend's website...

He's a graphist, and has just released his brand new website a few days ago... And not only its Flash interface is friendly, original and well-thought, but furthermore the actual content is awesome.

Plus, this guy has a Vespa, so it's at least 3 reasons for you to click by his site!icone smiley wink

www.regisrocca.com

Well done, Regis...
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Posted on 14/02/2008 at 14:57

InterFlight Studio

You know how much I'm fond of techy parts, especially those with an aeronautic origin... Furthermore if it's Vintage...

Precisely, I've found on the Net the site from InterFlight Studio, which produces some real state-of-the-art furniture... Expensive as Hell, you guessed it, but there here real good ideas to keep in mind. Well, anyway, if a rich ShamWerks reader wanted to offer me a present, the green desk above, made of a B-25 rear elevator, would fit perfectly my home... icone smiley wink

In the same area of concern, you may want to do a regular stop on the Comptoir de l'Aviation, there's pretty often some really nice aeronautic parts...
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Posted on 14/02/2008 at 02:14

Polaroïd's dead...

That's it, the little picture with the white border, that you were frantically shaking while blowing on it, to reveal faster the image (which is useless, actually)...
The all-digital revolution had to go though this : February 2008, Polaroïd closes the last factory which produced the "Pola" films in the Massachusetts.

So, make sure you carefully keep your old polaroïd photos, and try to imagine how you will explain what it was to your grand children in 20 or 30 years from now... OMG, they won't ever believe us.icone smiley laugh
If you really miss the Pola, you'll have an ersatz with this product... The rest belongs to History.

[Via Gizmodo via Washington Post]
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