Archive for June 20, 2011

Evangeline Lilly – The Hobbit

Slightly elfin actress Evangeline Lilly will stir up some of the same confusing feelings Liv Tyler did by joining the cast of The Hobbit, Peter Jackson’s upcoming adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s plans for a super-profitable movie franchise. Lilly will play an all-new character, “the Woodland Elf, Tauriel”

Following this Facebook announcement Jackson said  that she would not be romancing Orlando Bloom’s Legolas, so certain unusual women out there can continue to write their fan fiction in peace. Jackson also welcomed Barry Humphries, who will leave behind the billowy dresses of his Dame Edna alter ego for a more form-fitting motion-capture suit to play the Goblin King, “in much the same way Andy Serkis created Gollum”.

Cursed retrofuturistic resort

The UFO-shaped pods in Taipei’s Sanzhi District (Taiwan) were constructed as a resort for military officers stationed in East Asia. But a series of accidents ended construction — and started rumors that the site was cursed.

Rumor had it that a curse was placed on the project after a Chinese dragon statue was bisected near the resort gates — or because it was built on top of a burial ground for Dutch soldiers. Construction, which began in 1978, was abandoned in 1980, leaving the retrofuturistic pods to decay.

Photos from cypheronelink


Like in the previous years, Google has added a rainbow to the search results to show their support for the Gay and Lesbian community. June is Gay and Lesbian Pride month and like Google has done before in 2010, 2009 and 2008, Google has added the rainbow colors when you search for gay related keywords. If you wanna try it now search ”Gay” on Google.:))



A handful of not very descriptive top-level domains, such as .com, .net, .org, as well as country-specific TLDs are what the web is currently made of, but this is about to change drastically.

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the international authority over top-level domain names, has approved the expansion of generic TLDs which will allow companies and organizations to create domains for their branda (such as .coke) or simply create generic names (such as .car or .green).

ICANN has opened the Internet’s addressing system to the limitless possibilities of the human imagination,” said Rod Beckstrom, president and CEO of ICANN. “No one can predict where this historic decision will take us.” Applications for new generic TLDs will be accepted from January 12, 2012, to April 12, 2012. New domains should appear within a year.