Absolutely Uncertain

A new, 18-minute mini-documentary follows the journey of Irina, a 23-year-old liberal, Jewish New Yorker who voted for Obama in 2008. Yet as her connection to Israel has grown, and she has learned more about the President’s policies across the Middle East and towards Israel in particular, Irina has come to realize that “when the chips are down,” the President may not “have Israel’s back” as he says.

The short film features:

Exclusive interviews with leading journalists and politicians in Israel
(Bloomberg, London Times, Jerusalem Post, etc.)

Mainstream news reports (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, BBC, etc.),

Clips from longtime Democratic supporters including: Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)

Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know – Old School Computer Remix

HP Scanjet 3C as the vocals. It lags a bit due to the fast paced vocals. In order for the stepper motor to play a note it has to be moving and with that large carriage it takes a few milli seconds before it can play a note. It doesn’t sound like a lot of time but stretch that over a 4 minute song and voila…out of sync. Programming does help to compensate but it is not perfect.
Amiga 600 Bass on left audio output and Guitar on right audio output
Each audio channel was feed into an oscilloscope
2 Harddrives as the drums and cymbal
Xylophone as the Xylophone (duh)
Both the Harddrive and Xylophone are controlled by one PIC16F84A mircocontroller

thanks to A1- Electronics Parts (Toronto) for the great deals on all those old parts that are getting harder to find

LEGO Great Ball Contraption

running at 1.0 balls/sec
500 balls
size : 1.5m×6.5m
path length : 31m
construction time : 600 hours

1. ball factory (inspired by superbird28)
2. zigzag stair
3. zigzag lift
4. pneumatic (sometimes spilling balls)
5. cup
6. screw T1
7. basket shooter
8. mechanical train (lack of reliability)
9. screw T2
10. screw T3
11. spiral lift T2
12. elevator & coaster (coaster inspired by Hidaka’s ball rolling)
13. fork
14. spiral lift T1 & step
15. catch & release
16. belt conveyor & pinball
17. 5-axis robot S750

Shock as visitors using restrooms on 18th floor of swanky Manhattan hotel are visible from the street

Visitors using the restrooms on the 18th floor of an exclusive New York hotel may get a fantastic view through floor-to-ceiling windows – but passersby can’t say the same.

Bathroom users at the Boom Boom Room club at the swanky Standard Hotel in Manhattan are entirely visible to people on the street thanks to the 10-foot windows lining the walls.

And it’s a discovery that has alarmed some unaware toilet-goers as there is no warning sign that their bare behinds will be seen – and sometimes photographed – by strangers below.

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