Category Archives: videos

What Vista should have been, 3 years ago!


This is an official Microsoft press video demonstrating the concept behind (then) ‘Longhorn’ and what it would be like. This video was released in 2003 and Vista sure does look absolutely nothing like this.

Funny how things change in 3 years!

Werribee gang assault DVD news coverage


With the article I wrote yesterday ‘Myspace pages of Werribee scumbag gang members’, I received huge interest in the story with people wanting to know more about the horrific acts committed against a 17yr old girl by a group known locally only as ‘The Werribee Boys’ since the story aired on various television networks across the country Tuesday night (24-10-06).

For anybody living internationally or for those who missed the news story which aired on Channel 7’s Today Tonight current affairs program, you can watch the full coverage here:

Thanks to MyCrimeSpace for the link to the clip and their support of my blog’s continuing coverage on the assault in Werribee.

300lbs Water bomb blast


Here’s something for all you guys that love watching stuff explode or get destroyed. Some college fraternity guys got together and filled two garbage bags full of water weighing an estimated 300lbs and dropped from three stories above the ground.

That much water makes for a huge water explosion, you can watch the clip below:

Documentary: Google – Behind the screen


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Google – Behind the screen is an Australian Dutch documentary which aired here in Australia the other week on SBS. It takes a look at how Google as a company was founded, what their inital goals were for the company and how they became the dominant search engine in use today.

The documentary goes for approx. 50mins and one part I found interesting was how Google handles its search queries and their well known (and effective) pagerank technology which looks at incoming links to a particular site, sees whether the site is popular or not, and the most popular (or useful) sites of a particular search query are listed at the top of the search results whilst others are further down.

“The interviews occasionally get uncomfortable when Googlers face the tougher questions (ie, “Why is your book scanning technology proprietary and only accessible to Google partners? What are the political and security implications of detailed photographs of all the Earth’s surface? Why should users trust Google?”). It seems that they’ve all memorized Google’s mission (say it with me now: “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”) but get pretty tongue-tied and stutter things about “disruptive technology” and “software engineers just making the world a better place” otherwise.”

Source: lifehacker.com – Google – Behind the scenes

If you are interested in taking a look at this documentary you can download the full length clip here. From official sources, only Australian residents have had access to this documentary whilst the rest of the world is left in the dark until they get it, but anybody can download (or watch) it via the link above.

Enjoy, its a really interesting look at what Google are all about.