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January 26, 2012


Two Canadian teenagers have sent a Lego man 80,000ft into the outer reaches of the Earth's atmosphere using a homemade helium balloon. The pair managed to capture the entire journey using four cameras.

>> more in the Guardian

Posted by mehrdad at 05:17 PM | Science |

January 19, 2012

X above London


An X above Hampstead Garden Suburb, North London

>> Click here to view slideshow

Posted by mehrdad at 02:54 PM | London | Photography |

January 18, 2012

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet

From Fight for the Future.

Tell US Congress not to censor the internet NOW!

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the US government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting "creativity". The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites-- they just have to convince a judge that the site is "dedicated to copyright infringement."

The US government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year ? that's for a fix that won't work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

Posted by mehrdad at 07:13 PM | Journal 2012 |

January 11, 2012

Today's sunrise

This morning's sunrise over North London

>> View set on Flickr

Posted by mehrdad at 01:16 PM | Photography |

January 05, 2012

Sepideh Vahidi & Pouya Mahmoudi

یکی بود که میخوند , There was one who was singing
Sepideh Vahidi & Pouya Mahmoudi

Posted by mehrdad at 12:57 PM | Music |

January 03, 2012

Happy New Year

London's fireworks display - filmed from Primrose Hill, North London.

Posted by mehrdad at 08:39 AM | Journal 2012 |