Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Electric Motorcycle Future

Here’s a short clip from the TTXGP series currently running in North America. While it is probably just as fast and dangerous and even as exciting as any normal motorbike racing, the sound sure leaves something to be desired… [Via: Wired]

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When Bafana Wins microsite

In a show of support for the South African national soccer squad, Bafana Bafana, it’s time for South Africans to rise up with speculation on what will happen when Bafana wins matches at the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Visit the When Bafana wins microsite. Like to contribute? Use the #WhenBafanaWins hashtag on twitter and it might just get picked up and published.

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The Office, South African Style

Ricky Gervais will be suitably impressed with Greg Viljoen’s portrayal of the “boss figure” in this South African tribute to the legendary The Office. It had me grinning ear to ear. Let’s hope this promo gets the attention it deserves to be turned into a full-on series.

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JP Morgan Uses “Maths” to predict World Cup 2010 Winner – Why Did We Bother With Stadiums?

It seems the financial analysis gurus(?) have come to the soccer World Cup party, with a few mathematically modelled predictions for the winner of next month’s world cup here in South Africa. “JPMorgan, which described the report as “an opportunity to lightheartedly explain quantitative techniques,” applied a mathematical model, built to screen and identify stocks, to soccer. It used data including bookmakers’ odds, official FIFA world rankings, previous results and the match schedule to predict …

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World Cup 2010 South Amerafrica

World Cup 2010 South Amerafrica

Yes,  right. I’m not surprised at the “controversy” highlighted in that headline. Quite glad to see this World Cup is bringing geographic enlightenment on South Africa to the whole world…

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