Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Mashup: Claude Lelouch's Rendezvous

Amazing video and connection to Google maps.

"On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris.
No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit."

This legendary French movie of a Ferrari racing through the early morning streets of Paris combined with Google Maps is so cool. Follow the instructions and enjoy!
There are reports that the film was staged, the car sounds were added and the speeds never reached over140 kmh (85 mph). In any case it's worth watching.

(Via Ursi's Blog)

Saturday, August 19, 2006

My fascination with the Metro

Metro station
Ever since childhood I've been fascinated by Metros, their architecture, art and operations.

When I was 10 I had already travelled most of the Metro grid in Buenos Aires by myself. I was fortunate to live in a big city with a well established grid. Buenos Aires opened its Metro in 1913, making it the world's 12th metro system and the first in South America.

To this day, the older lines still maintain a nostalgic atmosphere with its great architecture and old-style cars.

I never miss an opportunity to ride it again when I visit.

A new on-line Gallery, "Metro Arts and Architecture" shows you the best of the Metros of the world. Not to be missed.

[Update]: fixed typo

(Via Neatorama)

Ricky Gervais Explains Creationism

Via Nag on the Lake

Friday, August 18, 2006

Why an atheist and not an agnostic?

Some people ask, why an be Atheist? As you cannot prove or disprove the existence of God why not be an Agnostic?

The answer is that although the existence of God or a god cannot be disproven, most of the available evidence points to non-existence. Science can explain a lot that we humans could not before, and therefore looked for supernatural explanations. And science will explain and understand a lot more in the future. It looks more and more like belief is just a crutch.

A short video by Richard Dawkins explains it much better than I ever could:

Nancy Giles tells it like it is

Nancy Giles on CBS Sunday Morning, shared with us her thoughts about how safe she feels after the latest terrorist plot was foiled by the UK.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A parade of fools

Oy, the company atheists keep…

(Via Pharyngula)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Star Trek Inspirational Posters


A wonderful set of inspirational posters.

(Via Cynical-C Blog)

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Kissing Hank's Ass

A clever parody. Why do I get the feeling that it sounds familiar?

Wouldn't you want to get a million dollars after you leave town?

Richard Feynman demonstrates quantum electrodynamics for the layman.

Richard Feynman demonstrates quantum electrodynamics for the layman. Unbelievably well done.

He did have a knack to explain complex subjects in an easy way and open your mind.

Worth watching!