William Smith

BWEEKLY’s 3 Picks of YouTube for the week

In B5POY on January 9, 2011 at 10:56 am

1. Tron 8 bit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2DzuumNbgc

I found this 8 bit version of the Tron legacy Lightbike and disc scene truly amazing!

There really is nothing else to say about it so just watch it!

Thanks pierremanry

2 and 3. Lego Short Films

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC0vb9XDz38

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OinrOnjzH_A

These pair of Short Promotional Videos made for LEGO using the process of Stop Motion is pretty amazing

Luxembourgish Flag Debate

In Flags on December 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm

The flag of Luxembourg is very similar to the flag of the Netherlands with the only difference being the colours of the red and blue and the ratio (Netherlands= 2:3 Luxembourg= 3:5.) This can cause a problem because some Luxembourgish product might be mistaken for being Dutch or vise-versa.

This caused a bit of Discussion in Luxembourg in Autumn  2006. MP Michael Wolter of Luxembourg introduced a proposition which says that the red-white-blue flag should be replaced with the Ensign for Aviation and Ships (image below.) He Argued that the ensign was more popular among citizens of Luxembourg, was more aesthetic and was of greater historical value (it being based on the coat of arms of Luxembourg which has been using a similar design since 1216.) Wolter also claimed that he had personally discussed with about 300 people and most of which thought the change was a good idea.

One problem with this proposal is that the near-by Belgian province of Luxembourg and the German state of Hesse use a similar design which might cause the same problem as the Dutch-Luxembourgish flag mixup

Civil Ensign of Luxembourg

Flag of the Netherlands

Flag of Luxembourg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas!

In Uncategorized on December 25, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I just want to say Merry Christmas to all who read my blogs

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