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Honestly I’m not sure…

Chainsaw Ice Skating…

Winter time activities in the Northern Hemisphere often involve many calculated risks especially after the big chill hits. Is the ice thick enough? Will I be covered by a snowy avalanche? If I get stuck out here will I freeze to death in hours? All of this balanced out by how much fun it is to play in this winter wonderland. Interestingly it often seems that the more risk is added the more fun you will have.

Take for example the intrinsically insane pastime of using a chainsaw to propel yourself across a frozen lake while wearing ice skates, or Chainsaw Ice Skating. Will the chainsaw eventually cut through the ice? Will the chainsaw cut me to bits if I fall on it? If the chainsaw kicks back on ice will it chop off my junk?

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the pastime that proves you can sit around worrying about what might go wrong or you can get out there and have some fun! Sit back relax and prepare to be held in suspense waiting for something to go wrong.

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The Center Bar 3D LED Display at the SLS Las Vegas…

Las Vegas is the adult’s only city of lights that will entertain and amaze all visitors. Although this does make trying to capture the attention of new visitors to Las Vegas an ever increasing challenge for the hotels and casinos that call Vegas home.

The SLS Hotel (formerly the Sahara) has many such attention catching sights; the LED display floating above the Centre Bar is one such sight that is sure to amaze. Floating above the bar and visible to all who walk into the hotel is the golden 3D face animation, a display that attracts endless streams of viewers.

Designed and built by Daktronics the golden face is actually part high tech display and part optical illusion, a forced perspective display that is only visible from just the right angle. The installation uses 2.1 million colour LED’s spaced at 6mm intervals to create a seemingly 3D animation. Unlike an LED cube the Daktoniks installation actually places the LED’s around the inside surface of the clear box that contains it.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is one of the many amazing sights that visitors to Las Vegas can enjoy. A stunning execution of technology matched with artistic talent in order to produce an awesome high-tech display. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amazed by LED’s.

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Blipverts, what you missed while you were reading those other websites…

Blipverts, the stories that you may have missed while you were looking the other way. Here to help us this week with the Blipvert selection process is our local Microsoft Azure server, a server we lovingly named DeathStar001.

DeathStar001 has joined us for the week to help with cloud server testing but early on we realized he had a talent for finding interesting stories that went under the radar. Our personal favorite has to be the Russian driving video with a twist,  the Russian military driving video. This time round the world’s largest hovercraft is filmed landing on a busy beach in Russia, spectacular.

Also be sure not to miss robot suicide, F-Type Coupe spotted, the SR-72 concept, a new Highpants construction, the Mi3 smart phone and the Taranis stealth drone visits Australia.

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The Blipverts return, now with 30% more opossum than roadside stew…

Here at Highpants we often enjoy the odd bring your pet to work day, having to split the building into cat and dog sides is never fun but it is far less dangerous than trying to prize them apart. That never really happens of course the few old dogs and moggy’s that make it in seem to get on fine, it’s the birds that cause all of the problems.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is ME Pearls extraordinary Proper Opossum Massage video. An 8 minute epic with more cringe worthy moments than an Osmond family reunion. When it comes to loving your pet too much not many can compare to this YouTube sensation.

There is actually an entire collection of ‘Proper’ videos and books aimed at caring for your Opossum. Pearl has covered many topics, teaching everything from Opossum massage and pedicures to Psychology.

While Pearl seems to have excellent massage technique we’re still unsure if the Opossum is actually enjoying the massage, the pedicure she loves but the oily touchy feely stuff not so much.

Watch the videos, guaranteed to inform and amaze while providing that rare cringe while laughing in hysterics moment. It’s just so very very wrong in just the right ways….

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