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#22 – Animal Farm – WAPA0022 (Cousin George)

Posted on 03 May 2012 by admin




GUEST: Cousin George




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Man Successfully Flies With Custom-Built Bird Wings

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Man Successfully Flies With Custom-Built Bird Wings

Posted on 21 March 2012 by admin


From Wired.com

Using videogame controllers, prostate an Android phone and custom-built wings, a Dutch engineer named Jarno Smeets has achieved birdlike flight.

Smeets flew like an albatross, the bird that inspired his winged-man invention, on March 18 at a park in The Hague.

“I have always dreamed about this. But after 8 months of hard work, research and testing it all payed off,” Smeets said on his YouTube page.

Smeets got the idea from sketches of a futuristic flying bicycle drawn by his grandfather, who spent much of his life designing the contraption but never actually built it.

When Smeets began studying engineering at Coventry University in England, he realized the physics of a flying bicycle just didn’t pan out. Instead, he drew inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s wing drawings to build his flying machine. Along with neuromechanics expert Bert Otten, Smeets brought his design into reality

The design is based on mechanics used in robotic prosthetics. The idea is to give his muscles extra strength so they can carry his body weight during the flight.

Smeets (and his arms) did just that today with the help of a pair of 37-ounce wings made out of fabric, according to a press release.

Working with the fabric was difficult because it was very fragile, Smeets wrote on his blog. “It’s important to sew the seams carefully, and give the wing shape extra strength without making it too heavy. The top part of the kite will be folded around the ribs to create an aerodynamic shape. For extra lift and control I’ll stretch a piece of kite fabric between the legs, as some sort of tail wing.”

According to Smeets’ calculations, he needed approximately 2,000 Watts of continuous power to support his roughly 180-pound frame and 40-pound wing pack. His arms could only really provide 5 percent of that, so the rest would have to come from motors. His arms and pecs would basically serve to guide the device and to flap the wings.

He built his electronic, wireless wing set out of Wii controllers, accelerometers harvested from an HTC Wildfire Android phone and Turnigy motors.

When he landed after the 60-second flight, he said, “At one moment you see the ground moving away, and then suddenly you’re free, a really intense feeling of freedom. The true feeling of flying. A [bleep] magical moment. The best feeling I have felt in my life.”


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We Have Fixed the Blackhole Exploit Kit Virus!

Posted on 02 March 2012 by Bryan

If you’ve visited WeArePartyAnimals.org recently, cheap you may have seen a weird warning pop-up from your Anti-Virus program (I use AVG) that mentioned “Blackhole Exploit Kit.”  Apparently it has also shown up as some sort of Adobe update.  If you haven’t seen it, generic good!  Apparently it only sends out the virus intermittently in order to be more difficult to detect.



Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find a sufficient explanation for clearing our servers of this theat… UNTIL NOW!  Today I was looking for a solution (again) and I came across this article from ComputerPartsGreenville.com.  I was able to fix the problem in under 5 minutes.  Thanks, see Carl from Computer Parts Greenville!


Here is the easiest way to fix the Blackhole Exploit Kit virus on a WordPress site:

Download the Timthumb Vulnerability Scanner and then upload it to their plugins directory. Webmasters should then navigate to the Tools tab in their WordPress admin panel and then click the Scan button.  The scanner will identify infected thumb.php and timthumb.php files, but webmasters must manually delete them. Next, users can choose to update vulnerable files.


For more information on the Blackhole Exploit Kit virus, check out these links






Also make sure to check this file “wp-includes/category-template.php” 

I found malicious code added to the top  of the file


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Meet The Team Behind The Projections At Madonna’s Super Bowl 2012 Halftime Show

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Meet The Team Behind The Projections At Madonna’s Super Bowl 2012 Halftime Show

Posted on 07 February 2012 by admin


From TheCreatorsProject.com

We all knew that the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI halftime show was going to be one for the history books—word circulated early on that Madonna and Cirque du Soleil were involved and, doctor well, it’s the Super Bowl. Epicness is pretty much written in its DNA. So it came as no surprise to learn that one of our former collaborators,Moment Factory, were responsible for creating the dazzling projections that helped transform the field into a brand new visual environment with each new song on the setlist.

Moment Factory are a Montreal-based multimedia design studio whose work you might recall from Chris Milk’s now legendary LED ball drop during Arcade Fire’s set at Coachella last year. Their mission is to bring people together for powerful entertainment experiences that take place in the physical world and, as their name might imply, create memorable moments that have the ability to transport and transform.



When Cirque du Soleil got in touch asking them to help out on the visuals for the halftime show, the Moment Factory team was quick to jump on the opportunity, but found it to be one of the most challenging projects they’ve worked on to date.

“It’s quite complex to design something for the Super Bowl,” says Moment Factory’s Creative Director Sakchin Bessette. “There are so many restrictions with working on the field and you only have seven minutes to set up. When we came on board, there was already a stage design but there wasn’t really much of a concept. We really participated in developing it. We thought video projection was an efficient way to make a strong spectacle—if all the projections are organized, it means less stuff to bring on the field—but at the same time, it gives us an opportunity to create a visual world.”

Bessette and his team created several different environments for the performance, transforming the field at Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana into an Egyptian-inspired, Cleopatra-style procession with hieroglyphic structures, a fashion homage splashed with VOGUE covers, a boom-box, and more. Many of the visual elements responded to the dance choreography, transitioning between scenes and songs with the flick of Madonna’s wrist or a kick of her stilettoed leather boot.


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