Thursday, May 27, 2010

AVP Redemption (Fan Film Alien vs. Predator)

AVP:Redemption fan film made by me Alex A. Popov for the purpose of entertaining the fans of both , Alien and Predator franchises, and also to share my vision of what Alien VS Predator film should be. The total budget for this film was about $500 and over 2 years

Tesla Coils - Arc Attack - Doctor Who Theme Song (Makers Faire 2010 - San Mateo)

ArcAttack employs a unique DJ set up of their own creation to generate an 'electrifying' audio visual performance. The HVDJ pumps music through a PA system while two specially designed DRSSTC's (Dual-Resonant Solid State Tesla Coils) act as separate synchronized instruments. These high tech machines produce an electrical arc similar to a continuous lightning bolt and put out a crisply distorted square wave sound reminiscent of the early days of synthesizers

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Its a pretty funny video if you like slapstick.

Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh)

About the video: "Social Media Revolution 2 is a refresh of the original video with new and updated social media & mobile statistics that are hard to ignore. Based on the book Socialnomics by Erik Qualman."

This video is nothing more then a social marketing tool itself, and I just another voice that is perpetuating it. Although if I didn't find it interesting, I would not post it. I am pretty sure that the statistics in it are inflated, but overall I still think it makes valid points even if they are sensationalized.

Article: The Geek Alphabet

"As a geek, you definitely know your ABCs, but do you know these? From A to Z, “away team” to “zork,” here is [GAS]’s take on the Geek Alphabet." (article)

This is pretty funny from a geek's prospective.

The Monkey Business Illusion

The Monkey Business Illusion by Daniel Simons. This video was one of the 10 finalists for the Best Illusion of the Year competition in May 2010. It was created as part of an undergraduate seminar course in the spring of 2009.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Copy Machines, a Security Risk?

Since 2002 almost every copier now contains a hard drive, which stores a copy of every document the machine scans, prints, copies, or faxes. I don't believe that most people are aware of the significant security risks posed by modern office copiers.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Winscape virtual windows are cheaper than relocating [Video]

SlashGear reports: "Look out of your window: does what you see make you happy? If not, and if you’ve $2,500 to $3,000 to spare, Winscape have the solution. They take two 46-inch Full HD plasma HDTVs, dress them up to look like windows, and then using a hacked Wiimote controller and some nifty software have the on-screen virtual view follow you around as if you really are looking out a real window. Step to the left and you can see more of the vista previously hidden by the frame; step closer and everything gets bigger." (article)

I want one of these.

America's Broadband Policy

On April 12, 2010 Lawrence Lessig gave a talk at SNW 2010 about broadband, cybersecurity, and copyright policy, and the corruption in the policy making process affecting each. Hear/watch the pressenation.

The new $100 Note Unveiling Video

On April 21, 2010 Officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, unveiled the new design for the $100 note. Complete with advanced technology to combat counterfeiting, while still retaining the traditional look of U.S. currency.