Posts Tagged ‘photography’

While surfing the internet the other day i was looking for random content for the blog and I realized I had never seen a map of how the internet is all… well…. INTERCONNECTED. I found this…

Turns out there were actually picture of the internet on the internet above was a shot of Europe. And Below is a shot of the golf coast.

Then I also realized Gizmodo wrote an article about it.  check it out HERE

This Is the Internet

The Internet isn’t only on your screen. Or behind your couch. Or in Google’s data centers. It’s also underwater, where fiber-optic cables stretch across oceans and loop around continents.

Satellites are like dial-up. Nobody uses them. Undersea cables make the Internet global, with the most sophisticated of them capable of transmitting nearly ten terabits of data per second, compressed through just a handful of fiber-optic strands. There are only hundreds of these cables in waters around the world. And they are all preposterously proportioned, as thin as a garden hose and as long as-actually, nothing. No human construction matches them. They are the longest tubes ever made, and, for the first time ever, there’s a truly accurate interactive online map of them.

For a decade, Washington DC-based Telegeography has been publishing an undersea cable map. But it’s always been on paper, delivered in a cardboard tube, and sold for $250. But starting today (right this second, actually) the company has put its map online, for free, and made it interactive. And rather than scraping data from Wikipedia, Telegeography’s Internet cartographers get information the old fashioned way: They ask the cable owners, who happily share the location of their landing stations and the current bandwidth capacity of their systems.

But only to a point. Telegeography has limited how far you can zoom in on the map, keeping the exact locations secret. But is even that much information dangerous? Telegeography’s Stephan Beckert doesn’t think so. “It’s actually more dangerous to not know where the fiber is, because it makes it harder to plan redundancy in networks,” he says. For a big network buying wholesale bandwidth across the pond-say a Facebook, Microsoft, or Citibank-the map is an essential tool. For the first time ever, we get to ogle the actual cables that carry the Internet, on the Internet.

Andrew Blum (@ajblum) is the author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, coming soon.

Today we truly saw the beginning of something big.  This is what happens when the majority can put petty differences aside to try and reach action on one common goal to better all of humanity. if you are still confused This Is What The Occupy Wall Street Protest Is All About, Hint Its One Word! [ACCOUNTABILITY] also read this Announcement To The World [Vendetta Speech Edit]

More arrests today from all over the world what will they do when they fill all of the jails?

When I started this blog Crazy Signs were my job, now it looks like many people all over the world have entered my line of work.

If this sign is true watch out NYC we invaded countries based on tips this good.

How will he let people know what the demands are with his mouth taped shut.

This sign is so true, this should be the goal of everyone who supports this movement. Not only to strive for a world that we do want, but also make sure with 100% of our effort that we do not fall asleep at the wheel again and let the world come to this again.

Freedom for the 99% has been but a whisper in the wind for a long long time, we have never become more free, the 1% has just become better at making us think we are.

I love the faces the SUITES are making in the high end restaurant in the background.  Its like they can tell that the immoral teet they have been milking may finally be on its way out.

When I first posted about HACKERS starting an underground movement back at the end of May and early June [The Hacker Group Anonymous, Begins Phase One Of Destroying The Credit Markets] when I first created my blog, I never thought it would gain the support it has and lead to outright public protests against the same thing they were supporting.

Looks like more and more people are joining “The Heroic” part of this sign…

Yes if you scan the bar code on your computer it works too.


So as more and more pictures and video become available there will be more added to this blog but here is what I have found so far. Thanks to anyone who contributed to these. Also email me @ if you have more you would like me to share.

COOL Lights Show

More cool Lights

Flying Side Preformers

Groups Band Shot

If you like the pictures contact or visit him on the web HERE

— Gameplan From with the Painters

-blue grass and drum solo

— Blue moon covering The Werks Duckfarm

If you ever wonder what it looks like when a volcano erupts from outer space the pictures are below.

This May 23, 2006, photo released by NASA shows the eruption of Cleveland Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, as photographed by an Expedition 13 crew member on the International Space Station. The image captures the ash plume of the very short-lived eruption. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center)

In this June 16, 2010 satellite image provided by NASA, Papua New Guinea’s Manam Volcano releases a thin, faint plume, as clouds cluster at the volcano’s summit. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite took this image. The clouds may result from water vapor from the volcano, but may also have formed independent of volcanic activity. The volcanic plume appears as a thin, blue-gray veil extending toward the northwest over the Bismarck Sea. (AP Photo/NASA)Seen here on on June 12, 2009 in the beginning stages of eruption is Sarychev volcano. This was the sixth eruption since 1946, making it one the busiest volcanoes on Russia’s Kuril Islands. (Photo: NASA)


Skull nickels and dimes are a popular way for people to deface money.  It became really popular with the Indian head nickels in the past, but with the recent new nickels is gaining steam again.

1937 Dime

1936 nickel

1938 Indian Head Nickel

1937 Skull Dime

1938 Cards & Skull Dime

1986 Nickel

Coin collectors today consider the hobo nickel a numismatic treasure, a tribute to long- forgotten folk artists who often literally carved for their supper. The Buffalo nickel debuted in 1913, but it wasn’t until the Great Depression struck that hobo nickel carving reached its peak. During this period, buffalo nickels were the most common nickels in circulation.



Check out some of the craziest rides from around the world.

Cedar Point ^^

Crazy Ride At Taiwan Theme Park (below)

Just watch it. it’s the best ride ever in my whole entire life. haha. it felt like suicide. Thanks 

We went to Star City, in Manila Philippines. It was really corny but it did have this scary looking ride. I tried it, it was quite fun. My wife did not like it.  Star City is full of really cheap knock off rides. It is so funny. Jason Dragon  Aug 19, 2007

Uploaded by  on Jan 18, 2011

Thomas Casey, inventor, demonstrates his amusement ride, an extreme ferris wheel called “Rings of Saturn. Uploaded by  on Jan 18, 2011

Crazy CN Tower Rider
Here are some videos of the new crazy tourist ride at the top of the CN Tower in Toronto. No matter how strong that harness is, I know I will be freaking out. And loving it. [Thanks Karl!]

This Giant Croc was captured in the Philippines and is going to be relocated into a new nature preserve and tourist attraction. But wow is it a giant animal.


This 21-foot, 2,375 pound megacroc destroyed four traps, one water buffalo, and possibly a fisherman before finally being captured in a specially-designed, reinforced, steel-wire trap. Trapped, not killed? And cue Jurassic Park theme music in 3… 2… 1…

Dang, Philippines, y’all got some big reptiles. This crocosaurus stands accused of killing one large water buffalo, and is the prime suspect in the case of a missing fisherman from back in July. Once it was finally trapped, it took approximately 100 men to drag it out of the water. It was then lifted by a crane into a truck and transferred to a temporary holding cell. He will eventually be the star of an eco-tourism park, which will hopefully bring some much-needed cash-flow to the impoverished area of Agusan, approximately 500 miles southeast of Manila. He is one of the largest crocodiles ever captured alive.

Oh, but here’s some good news. Wildlife official Ronnie Sumiller is leading the hunt for another croc which may be even bigger.

Backed by five village hunters he has trained, Sumiller has set 20 steel cable traps with an animal carcass as bait along the creek where the first crocodile was caught and in a nearby vast marshland.

Sumiller said he found no human remains when he induced the captured crocodile to vomit.

You induced a giant crocodile to vomit? How, by holding back its scales and sticking your finger down its throat? Or is that some sort of croco-emetic you’re pouring down that pipe into its mouth in the video? Regardless, the guy who has to pick through the croco-spew looking for human remains is underpaid no matter how much he makes. [AP via Business Insider]

Image/Video credit: AP Images



The one-tonne crocodile caught in the Philippines

A giant saltwater crocodile weighing more than a tonne has been captured in a remote southern Philippine village following a series of attacks on humans and animals, officials said.

Measuring 6.4m (21ft) and weighing 1,075kg (2,370lb), it is the biggest to be caught alive in the Philippines in recent years.

It may also be the biggest specimen ever captured, officials said.

Saltwater crocodiles can live for more than 100 years and grow to 23ft (7m).

Josefina de Leon, wildlife division chief of the environment ministry’s protected areas and wildlife bureau, said it was likely to be the biggest crocodile ever captured.

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Saltwater crocodiles

  • Also known as the estuarine crocodile, it is the world’s largest living croc.
  • It is capable of killing any animal or human that strays into its territory.
  • Body length: usually 4.2m-4.8m (13.8ft-15.8ft), although specimens of over 7m (23ft) have been recorded.
  • Weight: Male generally 408-520kg (900lb-1,140lb), but have been known to exceed 1,000kg (2,204lb).
  • Life expectancy: They can live for more than 100 years.

“Based on existing records, the largest that had been captured previously was 5.48m (18ft) long,” she told AFP.

“This is the biggest animal that I’ve handled in 20 years of trapping.”

The hunt for the crocodile in the village of Bunawan began in mid-August and it took dozens of local men to secure its capture on Saturday.

But crocodile hunter Rollie Sumiller, who led the hunt, said this reptile may not be the killer they have been looking for after at least one attack on a human was reported in the area.

“We’re not really sure if this is the man-eater, because there have been other sightings of other crocodiles in the area,” he told AFP.

The captured croc will now become the main attraction at a planned nature park in the area.

Caño Cristales

Known as “the river that ran away from paradise,” the Caño Cristales in northern Colombia is often considered the most beautiful river in the world.

Stunning, multi-hued algal streaks paint the riverbed in a kaleidoscopic palette of reds, yellows, blues, greens and blacks, while glassy waterfalls spill into neon-colored tide pools.

The otherworldly rainbow effect emerges only during the height of summer when the heat helps resident algae colonies to grow and multiply, filling craters and eddies with intense bursts of color.


Little moments in time like this make life what it is. For just one song, one concert, one night under the stars, one night with friends, one night in love, you can feel the most human you will ever feel, if you let everything else go.

Open your eyes to the world and you will see this is true everywhere you look.  Think back to what your favorite memories are. Not the recent good times, going to the hot new clubs and spending way to much money trying to look cool, but the REAL good memories, the timeless ones, How often can you remember what you were wearing, or how much money you spent that night, or how exclusive the spot was, or how much money everyone there was making, or even what jobs everyone there had?


What you remember is the feeling of connection. Where for a small fraction of your life, time was endless. The world seemed to move in slow motion like you had a heightened sense of reality.  You remember things like: how crisp the air was, how huge the sky looked, rhythm of the music but the song escapes your grasp,  the smiles on your friends faces, how funny someones laugh was even though you can’t remember the joke, the taste of someones lips, the smell of their hair, the feeling of belonging, the LOVE.

Material things fade into the background and all you see are the souls of the people who shared the moment with you.  That is what makes us human.  My questions to anyone who has ever  said “I am so bummed that I missed that!” is, Why did you miss it? This is not trying to be sarcastic or rude, but truly look for the answer to the question. What was going on in your life that was so important at that time that you missed the event?

Then look at the grander picture and ask yourself was my reasoning for missing it valid?  Too often people miss these life altering, mind bending, relationship building, soul searching, moments because they were wasting their time on something that in the grand scheme of things meant nothing.

baby leads cheer

So next time, go to your kids baseball game, say hello to complete strangers, yell Free Bird at the top of your lungs at a rock concert, sing in the rain,

Lake of the Ozarks Concert In The Rain

call in sick to go to the pool, never turn down an invite to go see that band you always wanted to see (even on a work night),

walk slow in crowds, stop and smell the roses, kiss the beautiful girl, wear your heart on your sleeve, believe that all people are good, and  live OUTSIDE YOUR BOX.

The work will always be there,the material things will always fade, the next promotion will always be followed by the next promotion, life isn’t timeless, but moments like these are.

Uh I like it like that she working that back I don’t know how to act
Slow motion for me, slow motion for me, slow motion for me
Move it slow motion for me

Sometimes a good slow motion video can brighten anyone’s day. Here are a few fun videos brought to you from Gizmodo.  I also really enjoy all of the fun music they always sync up with these videos.

Okay so this one isn’t slow motion but only a crazy Russian would play with heavy equipment in a pool with their family.

Smash Some Fruit With a Hammer

Light Bulb Explosion

More Russians This Time With A Tank

Net Explodes

High Flying

Girls Girls Girls

Giant Water Balloon


Bullet Impact

Chipmunk In Slow Motion

this guy is nuts