Must See: "Samsung Extreme Sheep LED Art" Posted on April 4, 2009 by Yves Smith This was too cool to leave as a mere Antidote du Jour. Is this what geeks do for fun in New Zealand Wales? If the video plays in a herky-jerky fashion, try viewing it here. Enjoy! Post navigation ← Reader Notice (and Apology of Sorts) Mortgage Mod Failure Rates Rising → Subscribe to Post Comments 20 comments Ben Ross April 4, 2009 at 7:10 pm If you think artificial intelligence is a match for human intelligence, look at “more on this topic.” TAD April 4, 2009 at 7:55 pm They couldn’t do it without the Border Collies. :) James B April 4, 2009 at 8:10 pm That is the most awesome thing ever, even if it’s a hoax. Harlem Dad April 4, 2009 at 8:13 pm Wonderful! Thanks, I really need that! Leo Kolivakis April 4, 2009 at 8:33 pm God bless those wonky New Zealanders! Daniil April 4, 2009 at 9:18 pm Its in Wales. Anonymous April 4, 2009 at 10:39 pm border collies are f’n awesome, maybe we should ask one of them how we should ‘end’ this crisis Anonymous April 4, 2009 at 10:54 pm thanks for the sheep, that’s the most amazing thing I’ve seen in quite a while. Border Collie’s ROCK!!! doc holiday April 4, 2009 at 11:15 pm If these sheep can be programmed, why can’t bank CEO’s be programmed to not be crooks? Then — perhaps see this non-LED display: The financial industry brought the economy to its knees, but how did they get away with it? With the nation wondering how to hold the bankers accountable, Bill Moyers sits down with William K. Black, the former senior regulator who cracked down on banks during the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s Susan April 4, 2009 at 11:31 pm I think this is an argument for humanity’s survival. Silliness is my favorite human quality. Thanks, Yves. And yes, all props go to the dogs. Plus it was nice of the sheep to cooperate. DABbio April 4, 2009 at 11:45 pm ROTFL! Anonymous April 4, 2009 at 11:47 pm First, I thought, do they really have so little to do? second, I thought, they are daft! Third, I thought, I am being a sourpuss. It’s all in fun, and another fun exercise of technology, man, dog, nature. dh April 4, 2009 at 11:49 pm I hope my post above is not a puzzle, because the interview with William Black is a required mass media experience which should be shared by every American!!!!!!!! Please watch that ASAP and share it (my link in blue above or this): http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/04032009/watch.html >> Sharing the Blame for the Economic Crisis?http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/blog/2009/04/sharing_the_blame_for_the_econ.html V April 5, 2009 at 12:34 am Clearly this is from somewhere in the UK. Nice to see what those EU subsidies are going toward … Richard Smith April 5, 2009 at 1:44 am Struck me that New Zealand looks a lot like Wales, then I turned the sound up! From the names and accents, it is definitely Wales. Welsh hill farmers are all mad geniuses, I think. That’s what you have to be when you live by selling lambs that fetch roughly $1 each. It’s a hard lfe, with an impressive suicide rate. The supermarkets can see the subsidies as clearly the farners can. It is really the supermarkets that have the pricing power, and so they can intercept the money meant for the farmers. It will all end in tears one day, but in the mean time the hopeless life leads to some excellent gallows humour. The premium is all in thinking up economically significant things to do with your infertile hillside, highly trained dogs, and recalcitrant sheep. Unpromising material, so turning the sheep into pixels for Samsung is some stroke. I loved the video and I hope they got a few quid out of Samsung. K Ackermann April 5, 2009 at 1:51 am Thanks for the Moyers link. So I’m not crazy; there really may be some trickery going on with this crisis. If only there was a way somehow to get Bill Moyers on TV instead of just my computer screen, then maybe one of our trusty representatives would see it and start getting to the bottom of this. Hehe – I said bottom. Anonymous April 5, 2009 at 1:56 am If you look at the original video posted on youtube by the Baaastuds they state this was filmed in Wales. Anonymous April 5, 2009 at 8:06 am verifiable proof I have a poor outlook on life. I couldnt enjoy it, all I could do is draw parallels with us being the sheep being herded around for the amusement of our leaders while they merrily wait to sheer us Snerd Gronk April 6, 2009 at 10:38 am Anon: “… border collies are f’n awesome, maybe we should ask one of them how we should ‘end’ this crisis” SG: I did ask one. He said one’s response has a lot to do with one’s philosophy on herd mentality … ;-) Snerd Anonymous April 12, 2009 at 10:22 am You guys have too much time on your hands, but thank you for the fun. I thought it was really great that you were able to train your dogs to do so much. dad Comments are closed. Tip Jar Please Donate or Subscribe!