Warning: This video is nerdy and technical.
    But you will learn something if you make it to minute 6:47. You will understand the most important relations in the evolution of web technologies – from the first remote connection 1957 to the world-changing TCP/IP protocol.

    It’s a diploma by Melih Bilgil.

    History of the internet is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to file-sharing, from arpanet to internet.
    The history is told with help of the PICOL icons, which are also a part of my diploma. The icons are soon available for free on picol.org

    I just gathered some interesting news from Mister Wong:

    Zattoo - live TV on your PC

    Zattoo is a RIA [Uhm, just call it a program] that let’s you watch TV on your Compu without extra hardware [PCI tv-card] or a subscription to a commercial service. Zattoo is currently focussed on European channels and licensed content, and it’s completely free.

    I was disappointed when I realized that I can’ watch BBC2 or Canal+, because my IP address is recognised as being German, and legal regulations prevent us to watch programs we probably haven’t payed broadcasting fees for. Maybe you can bypass this limitation using an Open Proxy Service, see the link below.

    On the other hand, it’s just as simple as switching on the Telly.

    Zatto is based on peer-to-peer technology, just like Hobnox, Pando, Joost: or Miro. In a Peer-to-Peer TV system, each user is simultaneously downloading the program to watch it, but also uploading the video stream to other users. This way, all users contribute to the overall bandwidth of the service. The streams are usually slightly delayed to the original sources. But the video quality is better if there are more users, which makes powerful servers farms needless.

    Zattoo itself provides very smooth streaming quality and might be considered the service experts were waiting for – due to it’s simplicity.

    Check the links for more information:

    Zattoo delivers live TV legally, just like a cable network. Presently Zattoo doesn’t create its own channel from archival contents, nor do we yet carry user-generated content. Instead, we work with broadcasters to re-distribute their content simultaneous, unaltered, and unabridged. Compared to Joost, we provide live TV viewing instead of archival content delivered on-demand.

    Sugih Jamin, Chairman and Co-founder of Zattoo

    Boy Friends 010 – Donkey Kong from Team Genius on Vimeo.

    via Webmove.org

    I’d like to share this little video from my trip to Finland in march. A collage of the endless hours me and my brother spend behind the wheel. This is an update to Hey Suomi | The Finn Album

    Snoop Dog made it. He has now become the reincarnation of German Folk singer Roy Black:

    And here is a bloke who tried that in 1971:

    Inflatable sculptures! A fine artwork by Joshua Allen Harris.

    [via Wooster Collective]

    Pretty cool:

    Food Fight is an abridged history of American-centric war, from World War II to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict. Watch as traditional comestibles slug it out for world domination in this chronologically re-enacted smorgasbord of aggression.

    Watch the movie here and have a peek into the Official Food Fight Character Cheat Sheet
    where the dishes are explained. Well, sausages & pretzels are the Germans, naturally.

    via information aesthetics

    Well, thank God Brazil will not take part in the Euro 2008 this year:

    It’s an assignment piece for a videogame. Fake or not – it stuns you!

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