Thursday, February 3, 2011

In Russia road drive you!

Pretty impressive mudhole they have there. To be fair not all of the highway is like that. The cost to build proper roads and maintain them in Siberia must be absolutely enormous

Now if you think their roads suck, wait till you see the bridges!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

My blackberry is not working

Technology as seen by Ronnie Corbett

Thanks to Ashli for the link

Sunday, January 30, 2011

How we die

An interesting graphic showing how Canadians die, as you can see, getting shot is the least of your problems. But it does make great stories, therefore the media will report that. Data is from Statscan for 2007.
Gun Related Suicide: 534
Gun Related Murder: 167
Gun related Accidents: 16

717 Deaths where firearms were involved out ot 235,172 deaths in 2007.
0.003% of all deaths had a firearm somehow involved.

Of course guns do not cause suicides. In their absence, people will always find other ways. Likewise, guns do not cause people to murder. Other tools will be used in their absence. So in reality, 16 deaths out of 235,172 are directly realted to gun ownership.

0.00007% of all deaths could be blamed on firearms in 2007.
My God we have an epidemic on our hands.

A thank you to JNG of CGN we laying out the figures

Speed limit enforced by aircraft!

a little silly humour....

Stunning 360 degree video

Wow!! Is all I have to say. I have many hours in helicopters seeing some fabulous country. The pictures and video I have taken do it no justice. This video here captures the feeling of being in a helicopter incredibly well. As this technology progresses I can see a lot of uses for it. So many times I have watched video taken in a helicopter and wish the person would turn and show something that just went past, now you can “turn your head” and take a second look. Not to mention some people can now get airsick in the comfort of their own homes!

Big thanks to John at Castle Arrrggh for the link