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I was just reading a Wired article (link) about lonelygirl15, aka. Jessica Rose, when I came across this great paragraph. The best is the very last line.

There’s something about Jessica Rose that the webcam loves. Her distractingly large eyebrows and small round face are bent and stretched by the fish-eye lens into a morsel of beauty that fits perfectly in a pop-up window. That’s not to say she isn’t pretty off camera — she is — but every step she takes closer to the cam multiplies and enhances her looks. It’s a face made for the browser screen.

That last line is kind of interesting, it sounds very similar to the line “she has a face for radio”. Judging by the first part of the paragraph I’m sure that’s not what the author meant, but it is funny none the less.

If you haven’t checked out the lonelygirl15 videos, they can be found on YouTube.

I remember playing with this stuff back in 7th grad science class. Now it has appeared in my life again. I’m not going to take the time to explain what it is other than it is a liquid that when has force applied to it it acts like a solid. If you want to know more check out Wikipedia.

Now for the excellent video of a pool of non-newtonian fluid.

Via Make.

What happens when funny people make a video and put it on YouTube, well you get a funny video. If you haven’t heard of the band Ok Go or seen their music video for “Here it goes again” then you wouldn’t really understand the video from Nobody’s Watching. So to make it easier for all of you that haven’t seen this great music video I will provide it below so that you can watch it before you watch the next video.

Now wasn’t that great. I think it is really unique and fun to watch. I wish I had 8 treadmills so that I could do it. Now lets move onto the next video. This is from Nobody’s Watching. You can visit their site here and watch the video below. Enjoy.

All I have to say is that I saw this on Digg.com a few weeks ago and I thought it was absolutely hilarious. So check it out and let me know what you think.

In my last post I took a look at games on the iPod. Now I think it is time to look at another new addition to the iTunes Store and that is movies. Like the games, at first I was extremely skeptical of this new addition to the iTunes Store. Unlike the games, I am still a little skeptical about the movies. Now let’s take a minute to get a closer look at the three main things that could either hurt or help the iTunes movies.

First off lets look at video quality. It actually isn’t that bad. Im not disappointed because the movies I will ultimately end up buying I won’t care if they are a little pixilated. I won’t buy new releases, I’ll get to my reasons for that when I cover price. So this means it only costs me $10 to get a movie, that is the same amount and sometimes less than a music album off iTunes. It is extremely convenient for me to download classics that I want to see. These are the movies that I don’t want to waste time and gas to drive over to Target and pick up a DVD copy. They are fun to just be able to watch when the mood strikes. So overall the quality is actually quite good compared to what I was expecting. The movie looked good on my 20″ display and on my 30″ TV.

The next thing that could hurt movies is how people have to watch them. No one wants to watch them on their computer, period. The good news is that you don’t have to. If you own an iPod I strongly recommend throwing in the dough to pick up the A/V cables. To me it is well worth it, I put all my ripped TV shows on there as well as my movies and I must say it is great solution. That being said if you have an iPod and A/V cables then how you watch your movies will not be a problem. Like I said before, the movies looked good on my 30″ TV. They were not DVD quality but they did not look bad by any standard (unless your a videophile). Also with Apple’s iTV coming out early next year we will have another solution so that we do not have to watch on our computers.

So far it is looking pretty good for these downloadable movies. Now lets get to the one problem I have, price. $10 for a movie isn’t bad, but $15 is. To be fair it technically is only $13 because if you were going to buy the new release you would most likely pre-order it or order it the day it is released and it would only cost you $13 compared to $15 after that. If you wanted to get the movie when it first comes out, chances are you have only seen it once before and that was in the theaters. If that is the case you would probably want the full quality DVD version so that you can get the highest quality and the special extras. Also you get a good physical copy of the movie. The only problem is really new releases, for the $10 movies it isn’t that bad of a deal to get them on iTunes. You don’t have to waste any time going to the store, and they cost about $10 less than the DVD version. The $10 movies is great for impulse buying when you actually take a minute to see how much it costs compared to the DVD version. Impulse buying is really what the iTunes store is all about, and at $10 I believe that can grab that market. $15 is way to high but the $13 dollars is a little closer to home.

Overall, I think that the movies sold on the iTunes store are worth the price and will probably do pretty good once people stop complaining about the price and realize it isn’t that bad of a deal. In the end you will either buy them or you won’t. Some people just won’t stand for lower than DVD quality movies which is understandable considering we all have different tastes and standards. All I can recommend is that you take $10 and go buy a movie that you like but have not seen in awhile. Then make your decision if it was worth it or not to you.

Let me start off my slew of new posts with podcasts. As some of you may know, at times I can be a total podcast junkie. I recently started subscribing and giving more of my time to podcasts again. I think that podcasts have some of the richest and best content out there. There are some podcasts that are better than a lot of shows on the TV. If you haven’t ever listened to a podcast, it is most likely that you could find one that fit your interests. I suggest going onto iTunes and just browse around the podcast section and see if anything sticks out. Also another place to find good podcasts is Podcast Alley. Podcasts are a great source of content and I highly recommend them to everyone. I want to start my own podcast but lack a good idea for a show. If you have any ideas just leave them in the comments. In case you were interested my top podcasts that I’m listening to (or watching) are:

Ctrl+Alt+Chicken
Diggnation
IndieFeed: Alternative / Modern Rock
Keith and The Girl
MacBreak Weekly
MacCast
tWiT
Tiki Bar TV

This list isn’t all of them just the ones I watch/listen to on a regular basis.

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