Before playing Breaking Bad's Jessie Pinkman, he was a game show contestant! (A common thing for actors to do while they are waiting to get famous.)
the need to be original!
A PBS short to get you up to speed on code...
Today is Remembrance Day here in Canada, and in many other countries around the world.
Every year on November 11, Canadians pause to remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of conflict, war, and peace.
On this day and in the previous weeks, millions of Canadians wear poppies as a symbol that they will never forget those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, to preserve their freedom and that of other countries under attack, and the freedom of future Canadians. You can read more about the poppy and its significance to remembering the war dead here.
Wow, check out this incredible automaton built over 240 years ago...
You can find more info about this and two other incredible machines on the Jaquet-Droz automata WikiPedia page.
(OMG, the boy is writing to Dr. Oz!)
via Forum member DoctorWho!
You've probably heard the sad news that Lou Reed has died. My favorite album of Reed's is Berlin, a difficult, painful, depressing rock opera, but incredible beautiful and haunting too. It's the kind of music that works it's way under your skin and becomes part of your soul.
Here's a clip from Lou Reed's Berlin Live at St. Anns Warehouse, part of Julian Schnabel's film made from these performances, Lou Reed's Berlin.
Forum member macmcseboy alerted us to this great project, continuing the voyages of the original Enterprise, shot in the same style as the original Star Trek! The first episode features some familiar faces... Michael Forest, the original series actor who played Apollo, reprises his role, and Chris Doohan (James's son!) plays Mr. Scott!
and they have a Kickstarter! If you want to see more episodes, please support them!
Our pals at Thinkmodo have done it again! They've created a brilliant/hilarious/fascinating viral video for the new Carrie movie. It was launched just 48 hours ago, and is now the #1 most watched video on YouTube with over 17 million views. Congrats Thinkmodo!
Great article by Steven Levy over on WIRED about Nest's latest invention, a super smart smoke detector.
With features such as voice alerts, CO and steam detection, wave to silence, no annoying chirp battery warnings, and more! As someone who completely hates the current state of smoke alarms, I can't wait for these. Available for pre-order now in the USA, hopefully they will show up in other countries asap.
John wants answers, and he's going to get them... from Steve Wozniak, Daniel Kottke, and Andy Hertzfeld! That's right, the real people featured in the movie Jobs will appear on John Wants Answers to discuss how accurately the film depicted the events.
Just to refresh your mind... Steve Wozniak is the co-founder of Apple Computer along with Steve Jobs. Daniel Kottke was college friends with Steve Jobs, and was one of the first employees of Apple Computer, and Andy Hertzfeld was an early employee of Apple Computer, and was one of the chief software architects of the original Macintosh computer. This is a mighty three indeed! Add to that mix your hilarious host John A. Vink, and you will be witness to Internet history.
The show will be broadcast live on Monday, September 30, at 7:30 PDT from KMVT Television Studios in Mountain View, California, and streamed live over the Internet. Viewers will be invited to send their questions to the panel during the show via Twitter at @JohnWantsAnswer or through the show's web site.
It's a geek-travaganza... don't miss it!