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…Gizmodo has written a Pirate’s Code?

Pirate's Code

Gizmodo has proposed a Pirate’s Code for those that travel the murky waters of the torrent world, and they’re a rather honest look at the way most pirates of the digital seas think about what they do.

Check out the eight articles to see if you agree, and you’ll be treated to words of wisdom like:

  • Ye wouldn’t be a pirate if ye didn’t download Photoshop. But for the office, such manners are frowned upon. Make your employer pay so that others may play.
  • TV is to be downloaded, movies are to be attended when a man returns to shore.
  • Every man shall upload half of what he downloads, with the saints filling in the rest.
  • A man shall steal as much music as he needs to quench his thirst, assuming that he supports the band by attending concerts and buying t-shirts.

[Gizmodo – A Pirate’s Code Of Conduct For BitTorrent]

…One Trillion Dollars is impressive?

With numbers like One Trillion being tossed around in the news lately, it’s always good to step back and try to visualize what a number like that really looks like.

To help you get a grasp on it, PageTutor has created a rendering that shows what one trillion dollars looks like as stacks of $100 bills.

The result is below, but keep in mind that when you’re looking at this and trying to give it some meaning, each pallet you see here is holding $100 million dollars, and the pallets themselves are then double stacked.

One Trillion Dollars

Oh, and that tiny little red dot at the corner of the pile?

That’s you.

[PageTutor]

[Via: Boing Boing]

…Models don’t always look like models?

Model-Morphosis

I’ve always been fascinated with the world of fashion and how it shapes and molds our sense of beauty, so it’s great to see the work of artists like Greg Kessler, who photographs models before and after the makeup artist gets them ready for the runway.

Like Dove’s True Beauty Campaign, it gives a fantastically honest look at what these people actually look like, and shows that even the supermodels can’t look like what they look like on the runway.

[New York Times – Model-Morphosis]

[Via: Neatorama]

…Flickr now allows you to upload in HD?

Flickr HD

I don’t know if the Internet needs another HD video provider, but regardless, if you’re a Flickr Pro member, you can now upload videos in sweat, sweat HD.

Regular Flickr members can now also upload two videos per week (though not in sweat, sweat HD) so it’s more video goodness for all!

The quality’s not bad either. Check it out:

[Via: Yodel Anecdotal]