Whitepod, Swiss Eco Retreat

The White Pod Resort experience looks to be pretty amazing. The site is in flash, but has a pretty decent interface.

“Whitepod offers a new highly exclusive Alpine experience. A hi-tech eco camp for just twelve guests situated over 1500m high in the Swiss Alps, it offers the ultimate in comfort and adventure. Access is limited. There are no busy streets. No hotels. Nothing at all in fact, apart from the majesty of the Alps, the breathtaking beauty of the scenery. ”

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Hugo Chavez, Free Software, Haxor

I have always kind of liked Hugo Chavez, and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venzuela, this article by David Sugar made it easier to do so. Some of the claims paint a much rosier picture than the wiki article, or the clearly biased Dictator of the Month article. However his revelation that hackers saved the Venezuelan economy is certainly an interesting one.

Excerpt:”When the rich of Venezuela ponder who it was that made Venezuela become a revolutionary nation, they shouldn’t look at President Chavez, who may not have even been thinking of this at the time, and certainly had no means to accomplish it if he had; instead, they should look in the mirror.

Do I get to be on a watch list for this?

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Top Gear, 747, Car, VideoSift

Found this video over at videosift, which appears to be a digg rip off that essentially links You Tube and Google videos and allows people to vote on them. It’s new, but i have to admit that im curious what google’s or You Tubes response will be in the inevitability that this site, or a similar one starts representing a massive draw on their bandwith. Also, google needs to just go ahead and buy You Tube before yahoo once again beats them to the punch on purchasing well developed tag databases of media.

Anyway, the video is a 747 blowing various cars over as they attempt to drive behind it.

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Japanese Woman Breast Feeds Her Cat

Well clearly this video is NSFW, I really enjoy that they blur out her face, as if that helps. Clearly any one who has gotten to the point that they not only breast feed animals but is willing do it on TV, has let the cat out of the bag… sorry… so to speak. I bet that all of her friends and relatives are at home watching, again, via the excellent VideoSift.

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Japanese Cannibal Celebrities

Back in 1981, Sagawa gained notoriety when he murdered and cannibalized a Dutch woman in Paris. After being arrested in France, the court ruled that he was insane and unfit to stand trial (due to an injury he allegedly had suffered at an earlier age to his prefrontal cortex), and so he was deported to a mental hospital in Japan in 1984 in a deal arranged by his wealthy father. Once back in Japan, the head doctor of the hospital declared Sagawa sane, and so he was released.

How did Japan react to this blatant miscarriage of justice?

[Yum!] What did the Japanese people do when they found themselves face-to-face with a human monster who brutally murdered a young woman, and butchered and ate her corpse?

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