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In memory of Titanic, some interesting resources that bring events to life.

So today is the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and as such, I thought I’d share a few rather interesting resources. One often overlooked aspect of the Titanic are the actions portrayed by her radio operators. Using Morse code, these brave folks not only did their absolute best to message the world that help was needed, but were daily engaged in handling lots of traffic to and from passengers. The BBC did a really neat documentary, “The Titanic, in Her own Words” on the radio operators. Using speech synthesizers to read out many of the Morse code messages recorded on this fateful night, you can’t help, but get an idea of just how chaotic things must have been. You can listen to this fascinating documentary here.

There is also a Twitter stream, @TitanicRealtime, which is tweeting what events might have been like from a first person point of view. I’m watching these tweets as I write this post and have to say, it really helps bring this horrific event to life in a way that only social media can.

I hope you enjoy these resources and find them as interesting as I do.

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“Ship My Pants,” only the best commercial ever!

This Kmart commercial has got to be the best commercial ever.

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Do blind people hallucinate on LSD? « Mind Hacks

Do blind people hallucinate on LSD? « Mind Hacks

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Ivee Voice Activated Alarm Clock from ThinkGeek

A talking clock that can be set with your voice? First there was Moshi, and now there’s Ivee. In my opinion, Ivee’s voice is much clearer than that of the Moshi clock; check out this Youtube video. Want more info about the clock itself? Check out the Ivee web site.

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Can anyone in space hear you scream? Scientists try to find out |

Can anyone in space hear you scream? Scientists try to find out |

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Braille is Not a Language | BrailleWorks Blog

Braille is Not a Language | BrailleWorks Blog

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How much data will Skype use on my phone?

How much data will Skype use on my phone?

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Passing gas is an art and science – Salon.com

Passing gas is an art and science – Salon.com

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Blue Microphones Tiki a thumbdrive-sized mic for mobile recording

Blue Microphones Tiki a thumbdrive-sized mic for mobile recording

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Mudder, A Mud client for the Mac with accessibility

Mudder, A Mud client for the Mac with accessibility