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Techy Fun: The Day The Routers Died

December 6th, 2007

From the Secret Working Group of RIPE, this video has been smuggled out. Watch and learn…

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Fun Video: Japanese Human Art

December 5th, 2007

Brilliant “slow-motion”/”Matrixesque” live action video – I love the bit where it goes in reverse! I wonder how long it took to rehearse.

Fun: Songs of Praise Subtitled

July 8th, 2007

A bit childish I know, but have a look at this video of Songs of Praise (a UK religious show) that has been subtitled. Can you work you what they are really singing?

Link via Complete Tosh

Fun: Jim Jam Jelly…..

May 28th, 2007

From the producers of the Singing Kittens – there is now The Jelly Song – extremely funny (even without the visuals) and catchy… Worth a watch.

And whilst on the subject of Jelly, the new Skoda Fabia advert (watch it after the fold) is fascinating: a car baked out of ingrediants (there’s also the making of video available).
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Disney Help Explain Copyright Law

May 20th, 2007

From Boing Boing via Stupid Evil Bastard is this Stanford University Cyberlaw documentary film program about copyright utilising Disney® copyrighted movie clips under the Fair usage act.

(Direct download link:, Coral Cache)

Why Disney? Well, to me they seem to be a major copyright abuser (the Lion King character and the intro to the film is very similar to a Japanese animated series Kimba the White Lion: they even appear to have used the “Lion Sleeps Tonight” music without permission, Atlantis is meant to be similar to “Nadia: Secret of Blue Water” and “Laputa: Castle in the Sky”, characters in Aladdin are meant to be similar to ones in The Thief And The Cobbler and I’m reasonable sure there’s others), but they are also one of the main companies who keep pushing for copyright extensions (see The Mickey Mouse Protection Act.

I also don’t quite like their policies of “niceify” some stories (such as The Brother Grimm stories, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmations etc) – at least if Disney are going to make them into films (even though the stories are public domain and therefore available to be used “without fees”: something no Disney item is likely to become), they could at least keep the story intact.

(rant over)

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