“For thousands of years,
the human race has spread out across the Earth, scaling mountains and plying the oceans, planting crops and building highways, raising skyscrapers and atmospheric CO2 levels, and observing, with tremendous and unflagging enthusiasm, the Biblical injunction to be fruitful and multiply across our world’s every last nook, cranny and subdivision.
Earth has issues, and it’s time humanity got started on a Plan B. So, starting in 2014, Virgin founder Richard Branson and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will be leading hundreds of users on one of the grandest adventures in human history: Project Virgle, the first permanent human colony on Mars. The question is, do you want to join us?
Ever yearned to journey to the stars? You can learn how to become a Virgle Pioneer, test your Pioneering potential, or join the Mission Control community that will help develop the 100 Year Plan we’ve outlined here.”
How do I use it?
Just click “Set custom time” from the Compose view. Any email you send to the past appears in the proper chronological order in your recipient’s inbox. You can opt for it to show up read or unread by selecting the appropriate option. Is there a limit to how far back I can send email?
Yes. You’ll only be able to send email back until April 1, 2004, the day we launched Gmail. If we were to let you send an email from Gmail before Gmail existed, well, that would be like hanging out with your parents before you were born — crazy talk. How does it work?
Gmail utilizes an e-flux capacitor to resolve issues of causality (see Grandfather Paradox).
They seem so far fetched but they could be real, and we know Richard Branson does strange things!
Tired of lurking over someone to see the subway map? Or trying to map something as your walking down the steps into the subway? Or Coming to NYC for a holiday. Check out the subway map by subtraction for the iphone. See how easy it is….
“nstallation is easy. Just download the ZIP file, decompress it and import the contents into iPhoto. The tiles should automatically import in the proper order, starting with the top left tile, down to the bottom right tile (plus one more for the map key) . To be sure they have, resize your iPhoto thumbnails so you can see only four across at a time; together, they should look more or less like New York City. Create a new album called something like “Subway,” drag the newly imported images into it, and set your iPhone to sync with that album via iTunes. Then buy yourself a MetroCard and take the subway.”
Go Huge and get props from your friends, randoms, and the media alike. The Diesel Wall “is an international art contest that aims to bring intriguing/inspiring/insightful/inciting contemporary ideas to giant urban canvases in city centres around the world.” So I am thinking maybe a huge Faile collage would work, maybe Shepard could have a go. Espo could get wordy, Kr could make it drip. A mega Large Format photo would also be dope. Anyway, more on the contest here. The New York deadline is the 12th of may.
Sports Illustrated has opened up their archives and made them free for public viewing. After all, that is what the internet is for. My first search was for a shot of Terrapin legend, Len Bias. Have a look around the site, it is a great research tool for everything from sports to the next streetwear phenomenon.
Well, you don’t actually have to buy it right now. The Open Edition print titled Weaving measures 8″ x 10″ and is part of The Tiny Showcase Spring Print Collection 2008, which also features Jack Long, Nigel Peake, and Jennifer Davis. Josh Keyes is awesome, Josh Keyes. $30.
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5.…this is all just a bit of fun and a laugh!
1.Go out and have a good time on St. Patrick’s Day or the day that you choose to practice St. Patrick’s Day. For the purpose of this site, we designate March 15 – 18th 2008 GMT as the official “Drunk” Dialing days.
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3.Phone the advertised number: +1 317 644-6963, follow the instructions and leave a message.
4.We will go through all the messages and pick a winner that we think is the best out of the lot.
Designgive is a web site for designers, by designers. They give artists the opportunities to create, to promote themselves and to better society by contributing designs for apparel that can be purchased on their site. A portion of the proceeds from each item sold will go to a charity of the buyer’s choosing. A cause for design, plain and simple. “As artists we were given a talent to create, it’s up to you to use those talents to try and make a difference in the world.”
Starting today and following the course for a total of 26, Joseph DeLappe will retrace Gandhi’s famous Salt March to Dandi, in Second Life. He is well equipped with a customized treadmill recording every footstep, helping move his avatar along. The project opens tonight at GRL and you can follow it online on DeLappe’s blog.
Recently, I have been listening to all of the podcasts on Fecal Face and am totally dialed in on the most recent one by Jeremy Fish. It is an Aesop Rock None Shall Pass Megamix that can easily move you through an hour plus of nonstop listening. Check them all out here
Hulu.com, a joint venture between News Corp. and NBC Universal, plans to open its vast online library of ad-supported TV shows and movies to the public on Today, the company announced.
Users of the service will be able to view more than 250 full-length episodes of shows such as “The Simpsons” and “The Office,” as well as some 100 movies, including “The Big Lebowski” and “Ice Age.”
Short clips from films and TV shows such as “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Saturday Night Live” are also available through the service, which is accessible at Hulu.com, as well as on America Online, Yahoo and other popular Web portals.
The public debut of Hulu, which has been available to a test group by invitation since October, comes as studios seek ways to make money providing online content.
The entertainment companies behind the service have been feuding with popular online video sites such as YouTube, where unauthorized clips from shows often appear.
The Hulu.com programming comes from 50 TV networks, movie studios and Web-based producers of content.
Viewers of some movies and TV shows are given a choice of advertisements to watch.
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