SFFMedia has the scoop on the Dec 18 2007 release of Blade Runner: The Final Cut. This is in case your itch wasn’t scratched by the Director’s Cut (Remastered).
You can pick up the 2 Disc Special Edition version of the Final Cut for US$14.49 or splurge and get yourself the 5 Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition for US$54.99, both available on the 18th but can be pre-ordered now.
Jeezus, 5 Discs? I loved the movie and have fond memories of having seen it when it first came out and I lived in Japan, watching it in the local theater with sub titles. I wouldn’t mind seeing it again with a few more extended scenes, but 5 discs?
Perpetuating a myth of women and technology, for shame Jibjab.
The chart above is provided via data added within the following URL using a new service from GOOG:
This is GOOG’s Chart API at work that lets you dynamically generate charts. You can pass in optional parameters for color, legend, chart type, range markers and more. So far it supports these basic chart types: Line, Scatter, Bar, Venn and Pie.
The Google Chart API returns a PNG-format image in response to a URL. You can include a Chart API image in a webpage by embedding a URL within an <img> tag. When the webpage is displayed in a browser the Chart API renders the image within the page.
The encoding methods are pretty straightforward and you can learn how to leverage this yourself for your own web site from GOOG’s Chart Dev Guide.
Here’s some more examples, all generated by URLs, not by linking to a graphic, there are many more possibilities with this service, i’m already coming up with a To Do list of stuff for Geeknews to leverage this…:
Geek.com has the ‘best of’ anecdotes from Kroll Ontrack, a company that specializes in recovering data from failed media. Here’s the Top 10.
Weirdest one is probably the scientist and his drill. WTF?
The washing machine deal sounds like something I’d do, the wife is finding all sorts of odds and ends in my clothes before pushing it through the wash.