World War II in Europe: Every Day

Brilliant visualisation of losses and gains in WW2. Although quite why they did it in Paint is beyond me.

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Fab interactive mockup of Apollo 11, with video from the lander, annotated loops of the flight director and air-to-ground comms, even Armstrong’s heartbeat and more. Brilliant.

Alexander Rossi In A Lotus 49

Speaking of struggling and fighting and biting, here’s Caterham reserve driver Alexander Rossi wrestling a 1967 Lotus 49 around the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.

Gears! And a clutch! But can you imagine what it would have been like on 1967 tyres!

Why Doesn’t MTV Play Music Videos Anymore?

1 Year of the NY Times

This is mesmerising!

Phillip Mendonça-Vieira: Due to an errant cron task that ran twice an hour from September 2010 to July 2011, I accidentally collected about 12,000 screenshots of the front page of the nytimes.com.

Drunk History

This is brilliant: get someone locked and get them to talk about something historical, interlace with reenactments with real actors. Unfortunately most of them are American history, but here’s a fab one about Tesla with Crispin Glover:

Zuckerberg the Douche

I’m sure I’ve called Mark Zuckerberg a scumbag here before, usually because of his total disregard for privacy. This is the other reason.

I don’t feel all that sorry for the guys at Harvard that were done over, their handling of it must be a constant embarassment to the college with one of the most respected business schools in the world.

I don’t agree with the opinion that that’s “just how America works” though, and it certainly doesn’t stop Zuckerberg’s behaviour being that of a total doucehbag. I don’t doubt for a second that he’s still running the website and the business the exact same way today.