30 years too late, but I've just come accross Australian social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis. Above is "At the pub, Brisbane 1982" - a photo which says so much of a time and a place. Below is one from a 1978 AC/DC tour.
Another interesting doc from the team at Kauri Multimedia
Great article about the lighting upgrade the streets of Los Angeles have been undergoing over the last couple of years ... and how it will change the look of LA's most photographed city forever. LED lights are replacing the distinctive orange hue of sodium vapour bulbs, making for a clean, white, modern look.
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Extreme snowboarding/surfing/ice fishing/sledging arctic expedition.
It's like a Baudrillard fever dream or a Don De Lillo novel come to life: tourists in Hong Kong posing in front of a fake backdrop of the skyline because the real one is too hazy to see. (via @979KingsRoad)
Marshall Barnes, R&D Eng, is working on the Verdrehung Fan(TM) which involves effecting time with specially synthesized electromagnetic fields. Meanwhile, the plan from Ronald L. Mallett, PhD utilises a rotating ring laser generating a gravitational field that then twists space and time.
Bit slow off the mark posting this one ....here's a video of every plane that landed at Sand Diego airport in a single day.
Armelle Caron's city maps, reordering the components (via @DougCoupland). From top to bottom: Berlin, Istanbul, New York, Paris
Two new city guide maps from @Herb_Lester: The William Brown Project Around Town: New York City and Copenhagen: The Good Life. Great if you fancy looking at something other than your phone when you're on holiday
all aboard Flavourwire's rundown of secret railway stops around the world...
Heading to SXSW this year? This new map from @herb_lester will point you in the direction of the best "Tex-Mex restaurants and German beer halls, honky-tonks and cemeteries, record shops and natural springs. And then there’s barbecue too."
Even been caught short and wondered where the nearest toilet is? Seat Me Right will tell you. Surely these guys need an app.
Great set of photos up at The Independent documenting life in the DPRK.
Want to live like The Dude? Marty's entire 6 house complex in Venice is up for sale, inlucding The Dude's 1 bedroom bungalow. Rug not included.
The 6 x 1 bedroom house complex runs up an estimated asking price of $2,295,000. Anyone want to chip in?
If we're lucky they might throw in some of these replica Dude sweaters.
Titus Andronicus are as angry as ever, and would like to show you the real New Jersey.
as any of you who've flown Chimp Air know, we're always watching the skies, but it looks like @stefmara has won that game: she tweeted these pics of the shuttle from her iPhone
BC and I are in the field over in Tokyo this week ....and have been rocked by the frequent aftershocks from last months big quake (a magnitude 7.1 and a 7.4 being the biggest). A frequent sound prior to the tremor is the ding ding of the Yurekuru App, which gives locals a quick heads-up. You can even set a minimum intensity over which you want warning, as most people here don't get out of bed for less than a 7.
Japan doesn't use the same magnitude system as the West, preferring the Japan Meteorological Agency seismic intensity scale which records quakes in actual relative intensity - rating the quake bigger the closer you are to the epicentre. The ratings are also accompanied by a written description, ranging from "Hanging objects such as lamps swing slightly" through "Hanging objects swing violently. Most unstable ornaments fall. Occasionally, dishes in a cupboard and books on a bookshelf fall and furniture moves" to "Most furniture moves to a large extent and some jumps up".
We reported on the simulated mission to Mars in April 2009 - and now after a two week simulated holiday on the red planet, our trusty simulated astronauts are heading back, for a simulated landing in November 2011.
Via Engadget (including simulation joke)
P.S. Don't miss their write up on the 100 Year Starship initiative to send ageing astronauts on a one-way mission to Mars by 2030.
Google's Babelfish gizmo now comes in app format for iPhone - allowing you to stick a mic in the face of some innocent Japanese person and translate what they are saying to you. Or vice versa.
Android version here.
no, it's not an 80s comedy starring Dan Aykroyd... but a real 7 day cruise for spies
...but only in Spanish for now. Amazing video of an augmented reality app that converts written text between English and Spanish. In reality it's apparently not quite as slick as the video, but not far off.
Ever wondered where that airplane graveyard that looks so good in films and on TV is? It's here.
Via Brand New
Matador Records are celebrating their 21st birthday in style - with a 3 day blow out at The Palms in Las Vegas. Highlights include a Guided By Voices reunion ("The classic '93-'96 line up"), Superchunk, Spoon, Chavez and Kurt Vile.
I'll be honeymooning in LA at the time, so will see if I can trick Mrs CSF into attending.
Update: The tour is expanded, and GBV will be playing in LA. Too tempting.
Check out this amazing real-time map of London tube trains. It takes a while to load, however, when it does the inner geek does a little dance.
A typically outstanding collection of pictures up at The Big Picture, documenting the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.
This one caught my eye. Look how neat those protest signs are!
Nice little video up at Vimeo tracking the re-start of air travel across Europe - following the monster airport shut down caused by Iceland's Volcano.
the science of going back to the future - I like the sound of the "cosmic microwave background"
In-n-out Burger's previously 'secret' menu is now official. Though you still need to know it from memory if you expect to get your burger "Animal Style".
Also confirmed - there is no such thing as "Monkey Style".... in a burger at least.
8.58am in London, 5.58pm in Tokyo - where me, BC and HHG are on a mission. Fashion, then snowboarding - but not in order of priority.
Barrage of photos to follow for sure, but for now start the day Japanese style.
Nothing makes for a lazy blog post quite like a new set of photos from The Big Picture. Here's New York City AND Las Vegas from above.
It might not be Bodhi's dream of the 40 year storm, but 40ft waves are pounding Hawaii following some extreme weather - and the surfers are out.
The BBC have video.
Cathedral in Washington with a Darth Vader Gargoyle
Telly Savalas looks at Birmingham. I'll be looking at New Cross later.
Tons of surveillance up from me and Marmot's recent NYC op. Highlights include the tailing jumbo (above), plus numerous dead (landmark) record shops.
Some great costumes knocking around this Halloween (check out Twitter for my Invisible Man effort).
An iPod silhouette was a highlight (sorry, no picture) and CJ has pointed out this excellent Big Head.
I'm aiming for a new zen-like existence after reading Tim Ferris' excellent book The 4 Hour Work Week. In fact, I've been living such an existence for many months now, meaning I didn't get round to writing this up.
The basic concept of the book deals with streamlining your work life to make you more efficient, giving you time to pursue recreational ambitions and further yourself. Luckily, it just about stays on the right side of being a self-growth, believe-in-yourself type load of spiritual mumbo-jumbo and focuses on practical applications, many of which are easily done, most notably checking your emails only once or twice a day, turning down troublesome work and sub-contracting many tasks - even to the point of hiring an assistant in India.
A major focus is the 80/20 principal, where 80% of a lot of things is unnecessary waffle, while 20% is the useful core. I imagine it's applicable on chimpomatic too, with 20% of our readers being loyal followers, while 80% are just here for the early word on Torchwood.
Once you're on top of your game, the fun begins - letting you blow 80% of your time on more fun pursuits, with Ferris having become a kick-boxing champion, a speed swimmer and even built up 34lbs of muscle in 4 weeks. Check out his excellent website for occasional tips on speaking a new language in 1 hour, sleeping better, travelling the world with 10lbs of luggage, speed reading, never forgetting anything, holidaying by twitter, getting a good table at top restaurants and more.
Ferris has become something of an internet personality in the wake of the book's success, making maximum use of the likes of Twitter and Facebook to rustle up followers and crowd-source content for his next book - and even knock out a possible TV show, where he learns a new skill per episode. All that stuff can actually get a bit annoying, and he sometimes seems so obsessed with efficiency that the writing can be a bit dry ("Post reading time: 15 minutes" etc.), and his collaborations with Digg founder Kevin Rose tend to make one of the two seem strangely closed-minded...
With marmot and I heading off to NYC for a team tour in December, I stumbled across the handy V-Flyer website, rating every seat of the plane for access, TV viewing angles, lean-back-potential and more.
Handy London Bus route planner at What Bus?
Where would we be without the trusty in-flight movie? The Times archive have an article about the first in-flight movie in 1925 and even a reproduction of the original article.
The Lost World was the movie and a restored version funded by Hugh Hefner is available on YouTube.
South Korea has deployed cloned sniffer dogs at it's main border points. Woof.