The ball is moved by creating new objects. You use your pointer like a Crayon. You can draw anything you want. Your drawings become physical objects. Draw a ball, and it will roll downhill. Draw a car, and it will drive across the landscape.
Crayon Physics Deluxe won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival. You can’t play it just yet, though. The designer promises a PC version soon.
says the author of the software:
I got a chance to test the game on one of those notebook laptops. It's called Crayon Physics Deluxe and it's a sequel to a freeware game I did in June. The game's website is at http://www.kloonigames.com/crayon/
Says the inventor: I built the ball machine because I thought my dog Jerry, might like it and that it would be something fun for me to build. So after two years of on and off work, with many safety features such as IR proximity sensors to protect Jerry and my son from the machine, I finally complete.
Far from being a replacement for me, I was always right there with him enjoying his fun. And with all the troubles that I went through to build the ball machine, I still end up throwing more balls than that the machine could count! According to the computer, he played with the machine by himself only 3 times in his life.
Watch the videos before reading further. I’ll wait.
Did you watch it?
Wow! I bet those guys feel terrible. Or they would, if this were real.
That’s right. This entire scene was set up. Believe it or not, this is a commercial.
This is an example of viral marketing. It’s an ad for Microsoft’s business VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services. This video and several others have been posted on the Internet. Some explicitly advertise the services, some don’t. But a little research takes you right to this service’s Web site.
It’s a great way to get people talking about a product. Heck, we’re doing it right now.
None of the cats, humans, or engineers were mistreated in the making of this film. They were however, slightly annoyed.
Today, Abbott and Costello perform the classic "Who's on first?" baseball sketch in their 1945 film "The Naughty Nineties" first performed as part of their stage act. This is one of the funniest sketches of all time, and may be the most famous of all.
As long as we have Abbott & Costello on our mind, here's their math:
Kim Walker is an amazingly passionate young lady. You can taste a little of that in this cut. This is her song "How He Loves Us" from the We Cry Out CD/DVD, available on jesusculture.org. This DVD was recorded live at a Jesus Culture Conference in Redding, CA. The mp3 is available at iTunes by searching for "We Cry Out".
The much requested studio recording of The Cactus Cuties singing our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. The Cactus Cuties, http://thecactuscuties.com, range in age from 8 to 13. This performance was at the Texas Tech vs Texas basketball game January 20, 2008 in front of over 11,000 people. The girls are Andi, Baylee, Blaire, Madeline and Tatum. The group is named for the Cactus Theater in Lubbock, Texas and they are coached by Cami Caldwell.
Strong Bad is good. Strong Bad is wise.
Here’s Strong Bad’s take on Techno music.
And for good measure, here’s his take on playing guitar:
Most tornadoes have wind speeds between 40 mph (64 km/h) and 110 mph (177 km/h), are approximately 250 feet (75 m) across, and travel a few miles (several kilometers) before dissipating. Some attain wind speeds of more than 300 mph (480 km/h), stretch more than a mile (1.6 km) across, and stay on the ground for dozens of miles (more than 100 km).
Tornadic waterspouts are more literally "tornadoes over water". They can form over water like mesocyclonic tornadoes, or be a land tornado which crosses onto water. Since they form from severe thunderstorms and can be far more intense, faster, and longer-lived than fair weather waterspouts, they are considered far more dangerous.
Alton Brown is interviewed by Donny Deutsch on CNBC's The Big Idea. It turns out that Alton started out as a producer, not as a chef. The part I like best is where they discuss the need to take risks.
Here’s the skinny: the sQuba uses the body of a Lotus, but it’s of an all-electric, zero-emissions persuasion. In fact, it’s got three electric motors — one to power the wheels, one to power the propellers and one to power frontal water jets that control the orientation of the car underwater. (The above picture, by the way, is real.)
The car’s entire drive train is watertight up to 10 meters (we assume probably a bit below that as well), and there are compressed air tanks built into the car so, whenever you want to go for a swim, you just drive into the water and put in your mouthpiece. Apparently the roofless design is as much a safety feature as a design statement. Easy escape is always best…
This is the company’s Bond-inspired concept video, complete with underwater footage. (It kinda has to be seen to be believed.)
via mental floss.