After seeing someone post this site on atomic, who apparently got it from the latest issue of Street Machine mag, I’d like to link you all to the following site. The site is run by a policeman in NSW, and shows some horrific photos of what can happen if you speed, run red lights or just break the law. Well worth a look and a thought.
I came across this guy who has an amazing talent for creating card houses. Its something I used to do a lot when I was younger and bored, and what this guy does is just amazing. Be sure to go and check him out. In other news, in just a few short years you will be able to get brand new cars for $5000. With thanks to the cheap labour in China, and the lack of need for robots to make cars when you have it, we may soon be able to buy cheap cheap cars new.
If you answered yes to the question above… Read ON!
Microsoft have a competition running. They are giving away hundreds of mouses and keyboards. I hear you yelling that your only going to get one if you win, and that I have tricked you into reading this article. WRONG! I trick you not. There is a little bonus in addition to entering the competition. Microsoft email you a voucher for $25 off any keyboard or voucher purchase. All you need to do now is post microsoft this voucher with a receipt from a keyboard or mouse purchase, and they will send you a cheque for $25. Wow? Not really… cashbacks are common. What makes this deal so great is that currently at several of the large chain stores around Australia (Target… Kmart…) have the standard Microsoft keyboards for only $20. If you don’t get my drift by now you dont deserve a free mouse/keyboard and $5. I’m going to give it a try and I’d be interested to hear from anyone else who does with how it goes.
It depicted a man of clear Middle-Eastern origin getting into a VW Polo (a smaller version of the VW Golf), driving to a outdoor cafe and pulling up outside it. A bomb belt strapped to him is revealed as he pushes the detonator. The bomb goes off, but the explosion is contained within the car – earning the tagline: “Polo. Small but tough.”
It was recently brought to my attention by Phil that Volkswagen never commissioned this ad, and that it was simply a “spec” ad or speculative ad for the advertising company that created it as a demonstration of its abilities.
It now turns out that Volkswagen is planning legal action against the creators of the Suicide Bomber Volkswagen Polo viral ad. While it’s not clear in the New York Post article, the likely recipients of Volkswagen’s legal weight will be creative shop Lee and Dan who have admitted to creating the ad. A spokesperson for the company in question claims, “The ad got out accidentally and has spread like wildfire. It wasn’t meant for public consumption.”
Planned or unplanned, VW is getting some precious free publicity from it.
eXeem was released today which could well be the future of p2p networks. It was created by suprnova who were the biggest torrent website until they were recently shutdown by the MPAA and RIAA. eXeem is basically a cross between kazaa and bitorrent, however only time will show how sucessful it will be. Its in beta at the moment so it still has a lot of flaws, but this program has potential to be the next big thing.
Called eXeem, the software aims to merge the speedy downloads of BitTorrent with the powerful global search capabilities of Kazaa or eDonkey. The first public version of the program was released by a company called Swarm Systems but has been associated with SuprNova, a Web site that, until recently, drew millions of people seeking free content online through the popular BitTorrent software.
BitTorrent has been the focus of an aggressive legal attack by movie studio attorneys and their allies in recent weeks, leading to the disappearance of several of the most critical hubs for online file swapping around the world.
Okay I know Johnsee has already posted something about this, but the novelty of it still hasn’t warn off.
If you don’t know already know by now, Google runs an advertising program called “AdWords”. This basically works by advertisers choosing which keywords they want their ads to be associated with, and then whenever these keywords are searched for on Google, their ads appear alongside Google search results and on webpages related to that keyword. These are located on the right-side of the search results page under “Sponsored Links”.
Sometimes though, I question the choice of these keywords. When searching for small children (nothing suss), eBay offered me Small Children for sale (see picture below). Handy if I ever own a sweatshop one day, but it makes me wonder if eBay put any thought into these ads.
So in my state of infinite bordom, I decided to try some other words. Here’s a selection:
New & used Roadkill.
Check out the deals now!
Roadkill For Sale
Low Priced Roadkill
Huge Selection! (aff)
When you can’t be bothered scraping your own off. Choose from rabbit, fox, or marsupial, with tyre-tread of choice!
Toilet Paper, Paper Towel
Do You Use Toilet Paper ?
Free Delivery. Soft and Strong
Do I use toilet paper? OH SHIT! That’s what I’ve been forgetting to do!
Dead Bodies Sale
New & used Dead Bodies. aff
Check out the deals now!
Cheaper than a hooker, and delivered to your door!
Ghosts For Sale
Low Priced Ghosts.
Huge Selection! (aff)
So that’s how Ghostbusters funds itself…
If you find any yourself, post them in the comments! :D
Sorry I didn’t introduce myself last time, but we needed a test post and I couldn’t be bothered writing this before.
I’m Doc, the newest member to the Sandstorming.com team, bringing it to a grand total of two. :-/
I’d like to call myself an Admin, but i don’t really have the ability to change anything except my own posts, so that’d be a lie. Though I did have some say (or at least i like to think i did) in the design of this site. :-P
Johnsee and I are not exactly sure what the future of Sandstorming.com is, but for now it’s basically just a collection of shit we find interesting and hope that other people will as well. And for me personally, it’s a way for me not to blow my brains out with boredom before university starts.
We’ll be bringing u lots of linky goodness over the next month, so stay tuned.
Eagle One out. *krrccht*
This is a new show by J.J. Abrams which well… has me addicted. I’ve been watching the episodes as they have been released in the US, and as the show comes to Australia this year I suggest you all watch it. It true Abrams style just like Alias, each week is full of twists and to take anything as fixed or for granted is just plain stupid. The charecter development is amazing and you really get an idea about most charecters, even though Abrams is never afraid to twist what you have seen to throw everything up in the air.
The story is based around 48 (originally) survivors of a plane crash on an island in the middle of nowhere. The first episode shows us that this is no ordinary island with stange noises in the middle of the night. I’m not going to say much more because most the shows attraction is how it twists and turns. If you are interested I have uploaded a trailer for the show which is pretty cool. The other show I am addicted to is Desperate Housewives. Its sort of a darker version of the OC, with a little older charecters (at least charecters… maybe not actors). An article talking about both Lost and Desperate Housewives is here.
The University of St Andrews is showcasing some amazing software that allows a user to alter their face online. The technology is based on Java and after selecting an image you simply tell the script where the mouth and eyes are located before selecting a transformation. I was not expecting much more then a standard photoshop filter but I was shocked. Most the transformations, even those to another race or species looked convincingly real. To really test it out I decided to grab a stock image off sxc.hu:
After selecting the face area it cropped my image to the below:
And now it was time for the fun to start. First, attempting to change the persons complexion:
Even turning the image to a manga cartoon:
The results are beyond anything I would have ever expected.