Posts filed under “Weekend”

5 Most Expensive Pieces of Art

Alberto Giacometti: L’Homme qui marche I

$104.3 million  (sculpture)

L'Homme qui marche I
Pablo Picasso’s Parisian boy smoking a pipe (painting)
1994 for $104.1 million
Picasso Dora Maar au chat
$95.2 million in 2006 auction
Gustav Klimt Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II
$87.9 million
Francis Bacon’s Triptych
$86.3 million in 2008.
Francis Bacon - triptych, 1976 oil & pastel on canavas in three parts - Each 78 x 58 in, 198 x 147.5 cm., Executed in 1976, - Est. in the region of $70 million - Sotheby´s New York Contemporari Art May 14, 2008

Hat tip CNN/

Category: Intellectual Property, Weekend

Pink Floyd Timeline, 1960-2000

Very cool infographic, via flicker click for ginormous timeline by 802.11 Hat tip Flowing Data

Category: Music, Weekend

Hendrix Videos

Here are the full run of reader suggested Hendrix videos (from the Valleys of Neptune post): Crosstown Traffic ~~~ Johnny B. Goode ~~~ Third Stone from the Sun ~~~ Rainy Day, Dream Away – Still Raining, Still Dreaming ~~~ Like A Rolling Stone @ Monterey Pop ~~~ Dire Straits & Bob Dylan – All Along…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

If Filmmakers Directed the SuperBowl

Category: Weekend

Planetary Playthingie: AstroTour

Very cool way to play with the solar system: Hat tip GMSV

Category: Science, Weekend

Generic News Report by Charlie Brooker

Hat tip boingboing

Category: Humor, Television, Weekend

Money Never Sleeps

This is the trailer for Wall Street 2 : Money Never Sleeps. Hence the title, ‘Wall Street 2 : Money Never Sleeps Trailer’… Hat tip Jim

Category: Film, Weekend


iBailout – Exclusive to the iPhone and iPod touch. Available in the Apple App Store. Product of the Hands-On Mobile Developer Network (HDN). Developed by Marroni Electronic Entertainment.

Category: Bailouts, Weekend

How Many Quants Does It Take to Screw in a Lightbulb?

Matthew Greenfield of StoneWork Capital answers the above question thusly: “Using ten racks of co-located blade servers, one quant can detect a janitorial inefficiency, step in between janitor and light fixture, and screw in 49,500 bulbs in less than a millisecond, keeping five hundred lightbulbs of profit. Two quants competing with each other can screw…Read More

Category: Humor, Mathematics, Weekend

Groucho Marx: “Whatever It Is, I’m Against It!”

Don’t know about you but I’m with Groucho

Category: Weekend