Saturday, 31 May 2008

Linkables 31/5/8

Just a few quick ones today -

The audio's a bit out of sync, but this vid on Why That's Delightful of what happens when you stick a mobile phone in a microwave is pretty cool.

I don't imagine anyone missed them, but the pictures from the air of an uncontacted tribe in Brazil are still amazing. Raises lots of interesting moral questions as to whether we should try to contact and communicate with them, or leave them alone.

And finally what seems like a fairly absurd overreaction to an item of clothing.


Andy J. Wotherspoon said...

that video is amazing! I'm sure that if I microwaved my phone, however, it's probably jsut spew out a molten moron.

i think leaving these tribes alone is probably best, all we'll end up doing if we do contact them is try to integrate them into our society as we'll think that they need help, or some crap like that.

and yes absurd over reaction, those scarves have been around for a few years now (most likely made fashionable due to the afghan thingy stuffs) and although mostly silly, it's hardly like we're saying "go terrorism!"

TheTelf said...

So if they were facing an epidemic of some kind that could wipe them all out, would it be wrong of us to step in and provide a cure?

I don't know what the answer is, I just think it's an interesting situation.