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Online Highlights 8

It’s been more than three months since I posted one of these small collections of useful and/or interesting links (click here to see all the previous posts). This time, it’s not because of a lack of interesting websites, but rather because I’ve had other things on my mind. One of those things (among many others) have been cubing, but since I don’t want to clutter this post with cube-related links, I created a links section on my Rubik’s Cube page instead.

Akinator, the Web Genius – I bet most people have played the game called Twenty Questions. This is a web version of the game and itt’s frankly amazing how often “Akinator” gets it right well within twenty questions, even if you think of really odd characters or persons.

Media Convert – free and on line – convert and split sound, ringtones, images, docs – This is simply a very handy online tool to convert any file format inte any other. Extremely useful since you can use it from any computer (I assume most people have decent tools for this on their own computer) and even have the converted file e-mailed to yourself when it’s done.

The Art of Non-Conformity – A promising blog I haven’t really had time to check out, but which looks really interesting.

Ultra-Realistic Modern Warfare Game Features Awaiting Orders, Repairing Trucks – Why realism is not good in gaming. Everybody who thinks that statement is wrong should have a look. Everybody else can have a look, too, because as usual, The Onion is quite funny.

Tony Fisher’s Rubik’s Cube Type Puzzles – If you’ve ever thought Rubik’s cube is tricky or special as a puzzle, you have to see this. Tony Fisher is one of the best known puzzle makers and it’s simply amazing what variety of puzzles he has created so far.

Being foreign: The others – An article from The Economist dealing with living abroad. This is spot on and extremely interesting reading. In fact, it’s so interesting I think I’ll write a post explicitly about this, but in the meantime, I’ll let you have a look at the original.

Let’s Enhance – Everybody with some grasp of technology knows that zooming on photo, catching the reflection in a persons eye and then “enhancing” the picture to show the murderer does’t work in reality. This is a tribute (or perhaps a mockery) of this phenomenon. Sometimes it’s downright stupid, but I think it’s a bit unfair to science-fiction films where they in fact could have absurdly high resolution videos and pictures.

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  1. svampflicka’s avatar


    i like this book, and i am glad you like this book, too!

    see you next time my good good friend! good night!