obsessedwithfilm alerts us to the fact that the upcoming film for ‘Justice League’ now has casting directors in place to go forth and fill the roles. Likely heroes would include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and possibly more heroes getting lesser screen time, this B list of heroes could include Atom, Aquaman, Plastic Man, Captain Marvel and more.
OWF is speculating that producer George Miller is looking to find several unknowns or up and coming actors for the film. So if you washed out of Sci Fi channel’s Who wants to be a superhero? then now is your best opportunity to hit it big as a real (er, fake real) superhero.
Here’s the link to OWF’s info on Justice League. Don’t get too excited just yet, this film likely wouldn’t see a release date until 2010.
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Rob from Vancouver, BC wanted to try an experiment with his vehicle:
The purpose of this experiment is to determine your vehicle’s drag coefficient Cd and coefficient of rolling resistance Crr. This is done by measuring your vehicle’s speed as a function of time while coasting in neutral.
Why would you want to know Cd and Crr for your vehicle?
Read this instructable and find out.
Samsung is close to releasing their new mobile phone with slideout QWERTY keyboard through Verizon Wireless. I would tell you that “it looks like a doozy” but the feature page for this little fellow is lacking in technical detail.
What I can tell you though is that it will ship with WM6 Professional, *stereo* Bluetooth headset capability…let me repeat that last for you, I said stereo headset via Bluetooth. Can I get a witness from the congregation? Amen!
The Samsung page for this beauty says :
- It will have enhanced email support through Direct Push out of the box (I’d think this is a given)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g – seamlessly move between your corporate WLAN, home WLAN and local Hot Spot.
- Built in Camera and Camcorder – Use the built-in camera to take digital still pictures with 1.3 megapixel resolution or use the camcorder to capture life?s more active moments.
The Star Wars blog details the teaming of LucasFilms with NASA to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga in this post. Last week, in a special ceremony at the NASA Space Center in Houston, many of the most popular characters in Star Wars showed up to officially pass over the possession of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from Return of the Jedi.
In this photo Chewie hands off the lightsaber to one of NASA’s Directors of Marketing, where the device will be transported to Houston and held in inventory on board the Space Shuttle STS-120 during the Oct 23 2007 mission to the space station.
Dear NASA: Please for the love of all that’s holy, don’t turn the blade on when STS is in orbit. Thank you, Andy.
Below you can see the gang was back together for the event where everyone posed and got all chummy on the tarmac of the Oakland airport:
Want even more photos of the sendoff? Check out the Star Wars Blog flickr page.
It started with a ‘sitting duck’ toy from a McDonald’s Happy Meal, a little reverse engineering of said duck and led to The Free Penguin Project. An effort to bring all Tux lovers open source plans to develop and deliver their own Tux plushy.
Follow the news and see pics of plushies sent in from fellow Tux lovers.
Their HW requirements? Quote:
First research efforts have shown that at least a needle, a long thread, black and white plushy fabric as well as yellow textile are necessary. Other assets that might be needful are thimbles, more thread and scissors. Warning: Before you start, make sure that you know what you are doing. Doing things on a trial-and-error basis in the fields we are dealing with here can do a lot of harm.
Download sewing patterns from this page.
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