This piano talks

A “speaking piano” reciting the Proclamation of the European Environmental Criminal Court at World Venice Forum 2009. Unfortunately it’s all in German, but what the piano says is all English, and it’s really neat to watch.

Speaking Piano – Now with (somewhat decent) captions!

Possibly the coolest thing I have ever seen. A work by Austrian composer Peter Ablinger. [via Makezine and Neatorama]

Full translation of the words in YouTube: Continue reading “This piano talks”

The most scary Halloween costume

It’s Heidi Klum’s costume!

Most scary Halloween costume by Heidi Klum

(Most scary Halloween costume by Heidi Klum.)

She’s trying to be Kali:

Hindu goddess associated with death and destruction

(Hindu goddess associated with death and destruction.)

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Read more about Kali at IndHistory.com (image is from here).

Kali, also known as Kalika (Bengali: কালী, Kālī / কালিকা Kālīkā ; Sanskrit: काली), is a Hindu goddess associated with death and destruction. The name Kali means “black”, but has by folk etymology come to mean “force of time (kala)”. Despite her negative connotations, she is today considered the goddess of time and change. Although sometimes presented as dark and violent, her earliest incarnation as a figure of annihilation still has some influence. More complex Tantric beliefs sometimes extend her role so far as to be the “ultimate reality” or Brahman. She is also revered as Bhavatarini (literally “redeemer of the universe”). Comparatively recent devotional movements largely conceive Kali as a benevolent mother goddess. (Source: Wikipedia)

Heidi Klum is blue!

This will make programmers freak out

This is the type of thing that can scare you in Eclipse:

This is the type of thing that can scare you in Eclipse

It’s some sort of Eclipse rendering bug. Your code is totally jumbled up and all the indentations and braces are all prancing around when you scroll up and down.

When such things happen, be daring – save your work. Close your file, make a silent prayer and open it up again. If your work get corrupted, you know you haven’t been sincere in your prayers.