Tuesday, May 30, 2006
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Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak is Real Metamaterial
New studies suggest that science-fiction portrayals of invisibility, such as Harry Potter's cloak, might be truly possible.
Inspiring the new research is a type of material known as "metamaterial." Metamaterials have special properties because they are built with internal structures small enough to interact with light or other radiation. This allows scientists to build devices that can do things, such as bending light, in unique ways.
Two separate teams of researchers have come up with theories on ways to use experimental metamaterials to cloak an object and hide it from visible light, infrared light, microwaves and perhaps even sonar probes.
But anyone making such a cloak would have to choose what form of radiation one wanted invisibility from, Schurig said. The invisibility would work both ways - a person hidden from the visible light spectrum would have to use infrared or sonar or microwaves to see out, he said.
Jennifer Aniston Poses for Movie 'The Breakup'
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Lester Clancy Cordless Jump Rope
That's right, a jump-rope minus the rope. All that's left is two handles, so you jump over the pretend rope. Or if you are truly lazy, you can pretend to jump over the pretend rope.
And for that idea kicking around Clancy's head since 1988, the U.S. Patent Office this month awarded the 52-year-old Mansfield, Ohio, man a patent. Its number: 7037243.
I Want to be Pink Like Dad | IVF Blunder
THE white dad whose wife had Asian twins in an IVF blunder told yesterday how his son declared: “I want to be pink like you, Daddy.”
He said he replied: “Well, I want to be brown like you — that’s why I sit out in the sun. He laughed at that.” The dad and his white wife, who we will call Mr and Mrs A, were speaking for the first time since The Sun’s world exclusive 2002 story about the test tube bungle.
We told then how the twins, now six, were born after an Asian man’s sperm was wrongly used to impregnate eggs from Mrs A at a fertility clinic run by Leeds NHS Trust.
Monday, May 29, 2006
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White Trash Bash 2006 | Dog Island Carrabelle
Lindsey McKendrea (L) and her friend Sissy Mauney, both from Yulee, Florida, drinks at the 2006 White Trash Bash on Dog Island, off the coast of Carrabelle, Florida May 28, 2006. The White Trash Bash is an annual Memorial Day weekend gathering.
Revelers have fun during the 2006 White Trash Bash on the remote Dog Island, off the coast of Carrabelle, Florida, 75 miles south of Tallahassee May 28, 2006. The White Trash Bash is an annual Memorial Day weekend gathering. This year's party drew thousands arriving in over 350 boats.
3G Phones Banned in Anti-Porn Drive
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has banned 3G mobile phones after a complaint from his wife and her friends about receiving pornography on them.
Hun Sen, a one-eyed former Khmer Rouge soldier who has been in charge for the past 20 years, said his wife had signed a petition asking him to act against the phones, which can send video as well as still images.
Sunday, May 28, 2006
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Dzhambulat Khatokhov | 209 Pound 6 year Old Kid
If there is a 'face of child obesity', it is six-year-old, 15-stone Dzhambulat Khatokhov. Sheer size has made this boy from a poor Russian family a hero in his home town and an object of fascination in the west.
Just sitting down in Dzhambulat Khatokhov's house sucks you straight into his empty world. "There is not a single piece of furniture that he has not broken," his mother, Nelya, laments as I perch on a stool barely held together by a quiver of nails.
Six-year-old Dzhambulat is 4ft 7in (1.4m) tall but weighs a staggering 15 stone (95kg). Since he was three, he has been touted as the biggest child in the world. But the sparsely furnished flat in which Nelya, 38, lives with the boy-phenomenon known as "Dzhambik" and his superlative-free, skinny brother Mukha, 14, confirms that fame does not always go hand in hand with fortune.
Stonefridge | A Wonder of the World
Stonehenge (not Stonehedge) is a group of standing stones on Salisbury Plain in southern England. Dating to c. 2000-1800 B.C., the megaliths are enclosed by a circular ditch and embankment that may date to c. 2800. The arrangement of the stones suggests that Stonehenge was used as a religious center and also as an astronomical observatory.
The 5-Mile Laser Pointer Maximum Legally Allowed
This is the only handheld laser that produces the maximum legally-allowed power for civil use in the United States, projecting a bright point of green light to over 25,000' (more than five miles).
A microprocessor in the pointer is precisely tuned to 4.99 milliwatts, resulting in an electromagnetic cycle of 532 nanometers on the visual light spectrum (bright green) that travels far enough to be seen on the brightest projection screen across the largest auditorium, and it can even be used to point out stars in the night sky, or be mounted to a telescope to assist aiming.
Automatic Power Control technology measures and maintains the beam strength at a constant level, allowing you to leave the laser on as long as desired, unlike lesser laser pointers that fade and deteriorate if left on longer than two minutes.
Underwater Angle Zero Gravity Write Anywhere Pen
Ideal for situations ranging from outdoor adventures to underwater expeditions to everyday office use, this pen writes at any angle, temperature, and altitude it can even be used underwater or in zero gravity.
Unlike lesser pens which claim to be titanium but are in fact merely titanium-plated, its barrel is machined from solid aerospace-grade titanium; additional components are crafted from carbon fiber, a strong, lightweight composite often used in aircraft and bicycle construction.
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Night-Vision Clear Image Monocular Binocular
This is the compact, handheld monocular that uses digital CCD-imaging technology to produce a clear, detailed, full field-of-view image in all low-light conditions. The electronic zoom has 11/2-3X magnification, and the tight illuminator yields a crisper, more evenly lit image than the scattered, wide-spray illumination of previous night-vision devices.
Ideal for boaters, campers, hikers, astronomers, and nature hobbyists, the unit has a recessed ferro-electric LCD ocular viewer that prevents light from spilling onto the users face and impairing night vision, unlike lesser models with bright external displays. The viewer can be connected to a video monitor or camcorder via a video-out port for recording or viewing by more than one person.
Teen Who Spit In Drink Gets Six Months In Jail
A Stafford County teenager who spit in a customer's drink when she worked at a local Taco Bell will serve six months in jail, a judge ruled Thursday. Shaleesheya G. Ford, 18, was sentenced to a total of 36 months in jail, with all but six months suspended.
The man said he settled for a Mountain Dew. He said the employee who handed it to him giggled as she told him to have a nice day.
Shortly after leaving the window, the man said, he started to drink the soda. Just before it got into his mouth, the man said, he saw a strange substance floating in the drink.
Which Came First The Chicken or the Egg?
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? According to a scientist, a philosopher and a chicken farmer, it was the egg, British newspapers reported Friday.
The key to the age-old question apparently lies in the fact that since genetic material does not change throughout an animal's life, the first bird that evolved into a chicken must have initially existed as an embryo inside an egg.
Professor John Brookfield, from England's University of Nottingham, concluded that because of this, the living organism inside the eggshell would have had the same DNA as the chicken it turned into.
The specialist in evolutionary genetics was quoted in a number of newspapers as saying: "Therefore the first living thing which we could say unequivocally was a member of the species would be this first egg. The egg came first."
Thursday, May 25, 2006
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2 Teens Charged with MySpace.com Extortion
Two New York teenagers were in police custody Wednesday facing illegal computer access and attempted extortion charges after they allegedly threatened to shake down the popular Web site MySpace.com unless its operators paid them $150,000, prosecutors said.
After MySpace booted them from the site, the pair threatened to distribute a foolproof method for stealing information unless MySpace paid them $150,000, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney‘s office.
iPod Class Action Suit Takes Bizarre Turn
So the guy that supposedly started the whole Nano scratch class action lawsuit says he was never involved in the suit and that he never hired the attorneys that are currently working on the case. So what did the attorneys do? File a lawsuit against the guy to keep him “in” the lawsuit as a plaintiff. What the?!?!
The truth is that I never sought out nor did I ever hire David P. Meyer & Associates or Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro to represent me in any case, much less the iPod Nano Class Action suit. The iPod Nano Class Action law suit was initiated by David P. Meyer & Associates Co. LPA
Bazooka | Not Your Grandfather's Bubble Gum
After 59 years and 30 billion pieces of bubble gum, Bazooka is getting an extreme makeover.
Gone, for the most part, is the rock-hard, squarish piece of gum with its folded wrapper and tiny comic tucked inside. Replacing it is a twist-wrapped, rounder and softer chew that Bazooka officials promise will last longer and allow bigger bubbles.
And if messing with an American icon isn't enough, Bazooka's parent, the Topps Company of baseball card fame, also took on the gum's pitchman -- the mysteriously eye-patched Bazooka Joe.
Xavier Florence | Tells Clerk He's 'Only Kidding'
The Broward Sheriff's Office arrested a man they said tried to rob a convenience store and then told the clerk it was just a joke.
BSO investigators said Xavier Florence and another man walked into the Dixieway Food Store on Northwest 15th Street just before 8 a.m. Wednesday carrying a rifle and wearing a bandana over the lower half of his face.
According to investigators, Florence, 20, pointed the rifle at the clerk, Sheryl Walker, told her not to move, then uncovered his bandana to expose his face and told her he was "only kidding."
Farmer To Auction Toilet Seat Used By Paris Hilton
An enterprising German farmer is hoping to cash in on a recent Paris Hilton restroom break at his home by auctioning off the toilet seat she sat on. Hilton was caught short on a recent helicopter flight in Europe and demanded the pilot land his toilet-free chopper so she could pee.
The quick-thinking pilot realized he was close to a friend's farmhouse and landed close by so his desperate passenger could relieve herself. The farmer, who offered up his toilet, is now looking to auction the seat his celebrity guest sat on.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
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The Cost of Making Money
The next time someone offers you a penny for your thoughts, you might want to take them up on it.
For the first time in U.S. history, the cost of manufacturing both a penny and a nickel is more than the 1-cent and 5-cent values of the coins themselves. Skyrocketing metals prices are behind the increase, the U.S. Mint said in a letter to members of Congress last week.
The Mint estimates it will cost 1.23 cents per penny and 5.73 cents per nickel this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. The cost of producing a penny has risen 27% in the last year, while nickel manufacturing costs have risen 19%.
Adriana Lima | What to wear? | Video
Adriana Lima doesn't know what to wear to her date. Let's face it, there's nothing Adriana could wear to make her look bad.
Brazilian women don't just look good, they also dress like world champions. Adriana doesn't let her country down and qualifies for the Style Dream Team. With a face like hers, who's even looking at her wardrobe?
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Woman's Toes Licked By Man Hiding Under Car
Police in Tulsa, Okla., are searching for a man who hid under a woman's car at a Wal-Mart parking lot and then licked her toes as she loaded groceries into the vehicle, according to a report.
The woman said she was at the Tulsa Wal-Mart located near 81st Street and Lewis when she felt her toes being licked. She assumed it was a dog but when she looked down, she saw it was a man lying under her vehicle.
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Monday, May 22, 2006
Everyone Hates Me | Don't be Ridiculous
Apple 1984 Newsweek Advertising Insert
In the Fall of 1984 Apple published a 16-page (with fold-out) advertising insert in Newsweek magazine. For many, this was the first “up-close” experience with a Macintosh — detailing the radical features of this new computer.
The Macintosh was obviously evolving during the production of this insert as applications, icons and even hardware change from one photo to the next (and are often different from what actually made it to the shipping product). Also, in stark contrast to more recent advertising, this brochure actually makes direct comparisons to the competition with ample text to go along with the pictures.
In addition to the full-page scans of the brochure below, you’ll also find larger detail images of certain areas — screenshots, people and hardware that benefit from a closer look.
Tune into the Da Vinci Coda | Davinci Code
ROSSLYN Chapel holds many secrets. For hundreds of years experts and visitors alike have puzzled over the carvings in the chapel. Whilst some debate whether they point to hidden treasure, Edinburgh composer Stuart Mitchell thinks he has cracked one part of the enigma.
He believes that the ornate ceiling of carved arches, featuring 213 decorated cubes holds a code for medieval music. His father Thomas Mitchell spent 20 years cracking this code in the ceiling and now Stuart is orchestrating the findings for a new recording called The Rosslyn Motet.
They hope that the music, when played on medieval instruments in situ, will resonate throughout the chapel unlocking a secret in the stone.
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Water Fueled Powered Car | HHO Gas | Video
Philips Body Groom | Extra Optical Inch
Body hair has its roots in the days when a club was something you hit dinosaurs over the head with, rather than somewhere you spent your Saturday nights. Though you no longer need it to stay warm, it's going to be a while before you evolve to be hairless. In the meantime, you'll have to live with it.
For girls, the pressure in most western countries is to be fuzz-free, so there are hairy legs, bikini lines, armpits and unwanted facial hair to contend with. Meanwhile, from a bloke's point of view, there's paranoia about chest hair and the hassle of having to shave your face.
Before you get too fixated on your fuzz, remember that it's exactly the same as big noses, small boobs, fat bums, freckles and gappy teeth - some people love it (remember Julia Roberts and her famously photographed hairy pits?) and some people hate it. There's no right or wrong amount of body hair and one person's hairy horror is another person's downy dreamboat.
1 in 136 U.S. Residents Behind Bars
Prisons and jails added more than 1,000 inmates each week for a year, putting almost 2.2 million people, or one in every 136 U.S. residents, behind bars by last summer.
The total on June 30, 2005, was 56,428 more than at the same time in 2004, the government reported Sunday. That 2.6 percent increase from mid-2004 to mid-2005 translates into a weekly rise of 1,085 inmates.
Of particular note was the gain of 33,539 inmates in jails, the largest increase since 1997, researcher Allen J. Beck said. That was a 4.7 percent growth rate, compared with a 1.6 percent increase in people held in state and federal prisons.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Spacewriter LTC123 Welcome to Wave Messaging
In the future, signs will be made of floating lights. No billboards or wall mounts - just messages floating in mid air. Some will tempt you to buy the latest in retro new age music, some will attempt to make you vote for the "Amoebic Sentient Being Party for Super Overlord Governor," while still others will try and influence your preferred brand of robot oil. Persistence of vision will rule the advertising world, and all future commercial messages with twinkle in lights. The Spacewriter is a little slice of the future - available today!
Capable of storing 4 messages, the Spacewriter will hold all you need to say. It's quick and easy to program (the LCD screen shows each letter as you enter it and is illuminated from below with a red LED) and fast on the draw to display messages. The tiny form factor means you can always have your Spacewriter close - in your pocket, on your wrist, glued to your forehead, whatever you need. And if ever you get captured by Cylons, just throw the Spacewriter into SignLine mode, and you'll be able to blink your way to safety.
Way Back | Britney Spears Madonna MTV Awards
Spears beat the tabloids at their own game on Tuesday, dropping in on a taping of television's 'Late Show with David Letterman' to announce that she was pregnant with her second child.
Britney Spears and Madonna MTV Video Music Awards - 8/28/2003
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Friday, May 19, 2006
Model Reveals Her Jewels | Swarovski Crystals
A model has been coated in a million individual Swarovski crystals and is being slowly undressed online.
The crystals are being sold off individually on eBay for upwards of one euro (68p) each. As the crystals are sold, more and more of model Chantal is on view online at www.millioncrystalbody.com.
And the last successful bidder will have the final crystal delivered personally by 20-year-old Chantal - wherever they are in the world.
Brook Couple Arrested For Asking For Directions
Joshua Kelly and Llara Brook, of Chantilly, Va., got lost leaving an Orioles game on Saturday. Collins reported a city officer arrested them for trespassing on a public street while they were asking for directions.
"By this time, I was completely in tears," Brook said. "I said, 'Ma'am, you know, we just need your help. We are not trying to cause you any trouble. I'm not leaving him here.' What she did was walk over to my side of the car and said, 'Ok, we are taking you downtown, too.'"
Collins said the couple was released from jail without being charged with anything. Brook is now concerned the arrest may complicate a criminal background check she's going through in her job as a child care worker.
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Teenage Girls are Out of Control
Teenage girls are now more likely than boys to drink, smoke, steal and take drugs, a survey has shown.
In a disturbing confirmation of the spread of the 'ladette' culture, it found violence, aggression and self-destructive behaviour has spread alarmingly among girls over the past 20 years.
Professor Colin Pritchard, who led the research, said: 'Girls now significantly smoke and binge-drink more than boys. They truant, steal and fight at similar rates, and start under-age sex earlier than boys.'
70,000 Beer Cans Found in Ogden Townhouse
You know how some people, after they use something, just can't bear to throw it away. That might make sense if it's magazines or clothes. But what if it's empty beer cans? In astounding numbers?
Inside, he took just a few snapshots to document the scene. Beer cans by the tens of thousands. Mountains of cans burying the furniture. The water and heat were shut off, apparently on purpose by the tenant, who evidently drank Coors Light beer exclusively for the eight years he lived there.
To all outward appearances, the person who lived in the townhouse was the perfect tenant. He always paid on time and he never complained. He kept a low profile in the neighborhood. The cans were recycled for 800 dollars, an estimated 70,000 cans: 24 beers a day for 8 years.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
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UK Skies UFO Free for the Past 30 Years
None of the numerous UFOs reported over Britain in the last 30 years was a flying saucer, the government said Monday as it released previously secret defence files probing mysterious aerial sightings.
The declassified study - "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) in the UK Air Defence Region" - concluded that such UAP do exist and are "usually described as coloured lights and sometimes as shapes".
Pink Taco Stirring up some Trouble
The Las Vegas-based Pink Taco Mexican Restaurant is scheduled to open its second location in downtown Scottsdale in June.
Nearly half a dozen people in the upscale city recently expressed their objection to the name, claiming it's a derogatory slang term for a portion of the female anatomy.
My taco's come in many shapes, sizes, and forms. There is no definitive for what's on my taco menu. I have the key ingrediants and you take it from there. How do you want it? How does it feel?
Bum-Slap O'Neill Branded a Pervert
A LABOURER was jailed for a month and put on the sex offenders register for seven years after he slapped the bottom of an off-duty policewoman.
The Patent Pending Judo Ass Slap....
Anthony O'Neill, 22, was stunned when he was given the sentence. His relatives are furious and say the punishment is over-the-top for, what they say, was a silly joke. They say he has lost his job and been branded "a pervert".
Colorado National Park Closed Because of Plague
A campground at Natural Bridges National Monument has been closed because of bubonic plague detected among field mice and chipmunks.
Plague also has been found this spring in rodent populations at Mesa Verde National Park and Colorado National Monument. National Park Service officials said there never has been a reported human case of bubonic plague originating from the parks or national monuments.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Power Shut Off Over One Cent
It was just a penny, but to Consumers Energy it was enough to cut off power in a local home. Jacqueline Williams, 41, of Flint had an electricity bill of $1,662.08 and paid all of it, except for one cent. That wasn't enough for the power company, which blacked her out for seven hours Wednesday.
The CMS Energy Corp. subsidiary told Williams the power would not be turned on until the penny was received.
Monday, May 15, 2006
Ask Supa | What's the Difference Gas Octane?
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This weeks question is from Mark P. Ogden, UT. When I go to the gas station, I notice 3 choices of gas. What is the difference between them?
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Gadgets Now and Then | History
On the picture above you can see a ‘transportable’ Bosch phone from the end of the 80’s and a modern Motorola RAZR. Did you know that you have to carry around 54 RAZRs to carry the same weight as the BOSCH phone? 5.2 kilograms (11.5 pounds) vs 95 grams (3.35 ounces). Here’s a couple of other funny comparisons of Gadgets now and then.
In the end of the 80’s the most popular removable storage media was the 5 1/4 inch diskette, capable of storing 360 KB (later 1200 KB). If you compare that to a big compact flash card of today, you could store close to 25 000 diskettes on ONE 8GB CompactFlash card…
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Sony PS3 Price & Release Date Nov 17, 2006
PLAYSTATION 3 Launches on November 17, 2006 in North America. Equipped With Blu-ray and Pre-Installed HDD United States: US $499 (20GB HDD) and US $599 (60GB HDD) Canada: CAN $549 (20GB HDD) and CAN $659 (60GB HDD).
PS3 is the most advanced computer system that serves as a platform to enjoy next generation computer entertainment content in the home, realized through the combination of Cell and RSX(TM) processors, in addition to the playability of a vast catalog of PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 software titles.
Nintendo's Wii We Stealing Show at E3
Nintendo's new Wii video game console, considered the underdog in the console wars because it lacks the high-definition graphics and multimedia features of its rivals, is stealing the show at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show.
The wait to try out the Wii at E3 pushed past four hours on Thursday afternoon, while the wait for hands-on time with Sony's PlayStation 3 was barely 30 minutes. Both consoles will hit the market later this year, though the Wii is expected to cost much less than rival consoles.
The Wii (pronounced "we") uses a motion-sensor enabled controller that looks like a TV remote and allows users to direct action on the screen by wielding it like a sword or swinging it like a baseball bat, tennis racket or golf club.
Computers That “Read” People?
Can a computer read social signals, facial expressions, hand gestures, tone of voice and predict if two people are going to hook up? According to this, the answer is yes.
Pentland and several Media Lab graduate students used his markers to analyze more than 50 speed-dating sessions, where participants interacted with one another for five minutes before deciding if they wanted to contact the other person for an actual date. By the end of the analysis, the researchers could predict with 83% accuracy whether or not two people would exchange phone numbers.
I’m not trying to be mean or anything, but how hard could testing people at a “speed dating” session be? That is like a computer analyzing people at a restaurant and guessing that 90% of them are there to eat.
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Verizon Sued for $5 Billion
Claiming that Verizon Communications Incorporated violated privacy laws by turning over phone records to the National Security Agency for a secretive government surveillance program, two public interest lawyers sued the phone carrier for $5 Billion on Friday.
According to USA Today, the NSA has been building a database of millions of Americans' everyday telephone calls since shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Verizon, along with AT&T Corp. and BellSouth Corp., complied.
The lawsuit claims that Verizon violated the Telecommunications Act and the Constitution by turning over the records to the government.
Apple's iPhone Coming Soon 2006
Japans' Nihon Keizai Shimbun appears to have confirmed the persistent rumours that Apple is planning to launch a cellular phone with iPod functionality, claiming it is being developed in conjunction with Japanese company Softbank, which has just purchased Vodafone Japan.
Nihon Keizai Shimbun said that Softbank president, Masayoshi Son and Apple CEO, Steve Jobs had met and reached a basic agreement on the partnership, and that they would release a 3G iPhone for the Japanese market sometime in 2006.
Tub Queens | Girls N' Bathtubs
No boring and philospohical monologue about water as the element of life. I like girls and women in water. Fully clothed. That's all. I dislike boring models and stupid nudity. I prefer spontaneous, funny and surprising views of women in the water - not caring about their clothes, just having fun, relaxing, doing some unusual thing.
The girls and women on this site are mostly non professional models. They contribute not simply for a friendly payment - they try it because they like the idea and experience. That's why I call the women on this site queens - queens of the tub. What they do, what they wear, what they like to express - it's the only decision of every single of my queens of the tub. The tub will not only be filled with water - from time to time I will have the pleasure to add a messy set - if a queen decides to take a fully clothed bath in chocolate sauce, custard, syrup - or any other sweet element.
Friday, May 12, 2006
Bluetooth Laser Virtual Light PDA Keyboard
Remember when you were promised all those amazing future tech innovations? Just around the corner was supposed to be a shining technology utopia with flying cars, personal space travel to distant galaxies, and bio-implantable cell phones. It's almost disappointing enough to make you sit at home and watch old episodes of "Space 1999".
This tiny device laser-projects a keyboard on any flat surface... you can then type away accompanied by simulated key click sounds. It really is true future magic at its best. You'll be turning heads the moment you pull this baby from your pocket and use it to compose an e-mail on your bluetooth enabled PDA or Cell Phone. With 63 keys and and full size QWERTY layout the Laser Virtual Keyboard can approach typing speeds of a standard keyboard... in a size a little larger than a matchbook.
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Camel Toe | Japanese Space Sneakers
A Japanese shoemaker is developing lightweight sneakers for outer space, hoping to help astronauts keep their muscles from wearing down due to the rigors of zero-gravity.
They also include a gap dividing the big toe from the others, similar to traditional Japanese socks known as tabi which are often worn with sandals. The space sneakers are made for use inside space shuttles when astronauts are able to get out of their special suits.
eBay: New Zealand Not for Sale
New Zealand is not for sale, despite somebody in neighboring Australia trying to offload the nation of 4 million to the highest online bidder.
With a starting offer of just one cent, brisk bidding for the prime chunk of South Pacific real estate quickly boosted the price to $2,330 before eBay pulled the plug on the auction this week.
"Clearly New Zealand is not for sale," eBay Australia spokesman Daniel Feiler told the New Zealand Press Association, adding that 22 bids had been made before the company acted.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Vivelecanada Lockheed Martin Canadian Census
Lockheed Martin (the biggest U.S. weapons contractor and in fact the biggest weapons contractor in the world) is working on the next Canadian Census. That's because Statistics Canada chose to contract out the part of the census dealing with software, hardware and printing to Lockheed Martin--despite the fact that Stat Can promotes itself at home and internationally as a leader in information gathering.
What this means is that your tax dollars for the census will go to a non-Canadian corporation. It means that Canadian jobs will be lost due to the automation of the census. And it means that a large part of the census will be handled by a corporation that makes weapons of mass destruction.
Crazy Hairstyles Crazy Celebrity Haircuts
For humans, a haircut, hairstyle or hairdo normally describes cutting or styling head hair, rather than other body hair such as facial, underarm hair, or pubic.
Unlike other animals, human beings of many cultures cut their hair, rather than letting it grow naturally. Hair styles are often used to signal cultural, social, and ethnic identity. Hair styles in both men and women also vary with current fashion trends, and are often used to determine social status.
Jenny McCarthy Game With Fame E3 2006
In this photo provided by XBOX, actress Jenny McCarthy games with fans worldwide as part of the latest XBOX Live 'Game With Fame' session during the opening day of the E3 convention in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 10, 2006. McCarthy is the first of several celebrities who will be playing XBOX Live during the three-day Electronic Entertainment Expo.
"Paralyzed" Woman Gets Up, Runs from Police
A wheelchair-bound Los Angeles woman, who has repeatedly filed lawsuits over access for the disabled, got up and ran after police arrested her for fraud, authorities said on Thursday.
Laura Lee Medley, 35, had sued in at least four California cities over injuries she claimed she sustained while trying to navigate her wheelchair before she was suspected of fraud.
Google Notebook Google Trends Google Co-op
Google Notebook. This will be available on the Google Labs page next week, execs said. You'll need an account, and to downloada plug-in. What this does, however, is for you to jot notes – which can be a variety of things, it sounds like, including pictures, prices, and text – on a little window that follows you around. Clicking "Note This" shifts the web page into the notebook box.
Google Trends—wow! This allows users to browse real-time graphs of search terms, broken out by geography, allowing a user or company to track trends anywhere in the world. Searches can be tracked across multiple items (separated by commas) and you can see spikes for various search items. By surfing something that had a geographic location attached to it, you can isolate the popular local terms, or the performance of an ad campaign. Again, wow!
Google Co-op. This works just like a grocery co-op. Don't think Google Search is doing a good job? Help contribute to the knowledge base? This is still not quite off the ground yet, but it's already signed partners including Digg and Fandango, among others. Plans include a health vertical site and a city guide (look out, CitySearch!)
Venezuela Gas is Cheaper than Water
Taxi driver Jaime Tinoco works the streets of Caracas in a 1976 Chevy Nova that guzzles 19 gallons (72 liters) of gas a day. But he doesn't worry about fuel efficiency -- filling his tank costs just $2.30.
While U.S. consumers struggle with soaring energy prices, Venezuela's gas is now the world's cheapest at 12 cents a gallon and Washington's regional foe, President Hugo Chavez, vows to maintain subsidies that keep fuel dirt-cheap.
"Those gringos have everything -- so why does their gas cost so much?" asked Tinoco between chuckles as he navigated a midday traffic jam. "Don't they have oil reserves?"
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Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Evidence of Water on Mars | New Discovery
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Frag Dolls | More than Mashing Buttons
On Saturday, the eight women--who ranged in age from 19 to 27, came to Northern California from seven states. Known by nicknames like The Don Wan, Calistah, Cella and Angel, they arrived at the famed THX Studios here for a day of interviews, media training and informal video game play.
This was day two of the all-weekend auditions for a new member of the Frag Dolls, video game publisher Ubisoft's all-women professional gamer team. For the eight women vying for the single new spot on the currently six-member team, this day was what the competition was really all about: the tournament.
Wal-Mart Seeks Smiley Face Rights
Wal-Mart is embroiled in a legal dispute over the smiley face image which it wants to trademark in the US.
Franklin Loufrani who claims to have invented the yellow smiley face back in 1968 is opposing the US retail giant's move. For some, the image is a reminder of 1970s counter-culture, for others, a useful shorthand when sending e-mails.
But since 1996, Wal-Mart has used the image in the US on uniforms and promotional signs, and it wants sole rights to it in the US retail sector.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Turn Your Woman into a Hot Gamer Babe
It's every techno geeks dream to find a woman who can hold her own at playing computer games. You know what I'm talking about. Lara Croft figure, Delia Smith cooking ability and the thumbs and fingers of Johnathan 'Fatality' Wendel.
Men secretly desire being with a woman who can hold her own when it comes to power tools, fast cars, drinking beer and an all night online fragging session at Halo 2. So how do you go about turning your lady into this perfect vision of erotic geekness? Simple. Start with Halo 2 on the green X passion machine and follow these handy step by step tips to create your dream game girlie. See through lingerie is optional but highly recommended!
Monday, May 08, 2006
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Karolina Colwill Peta Human Flesh Cannibalism
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, member Chris Link of Norfolk, Va., top, adjusts the cellophane covering on the costume of demonstrator Dezeray Rubinchik of Philadelphia, top right, during a protest in front of the Statehouse, in Providence.
The protest, in which three people placed themselves in containers resembling supermarket meat trays, was meant to compare eating meat with cannibalism. PETA member Karolina Colwill of Sioux Falls, S.D., appears center.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
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Make sure your girlfriend is always at the right place with these GPS Panties. These panties will monitor the location of your daughter, wife or girlfriend 24 hours a day, and can even monitor their heart rate and body temperature. Based on pioneering research developed by the U.S. military at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), we have brought this revolutionary technology, previously only available to the military, to you!
These “panties” can trace the exact location of your woman and send the information, via satellite, to your cell phone, PDA, and PC simultaneously! Use their patented mapping system, pantyMap®, to find the exact location of your loved one 24 hours a day. The technology is embedded into a piece of fabric so seamlessly she will never know it’s there!
How To Stop A Car With No Brakes
Worst Case Scenario - You're driving to Grandma's house with a basket of goodies, and you crest Helluva Hill. You hit the brakes to slow down and the pedal goes to the floor. Uh-oh! What do you do?
Begin pumping the brake pedal and keep pumping it.
Do not panic. Relax and steer the car smoothly.
Shift the car into the lowest gear and let the engine and transmission slow you down.
Pull the emergency brake, but not too hard.
If you come up behind another car, use it to help you stop.
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Hotel Pool Turns Woman into Incredible Hulk
A couple are suing a five star resort after its swimming pool allegedly turned a woman's hair green.
Carolina Carreno and Francisco Vargas were on their honeymoon at a top resort in Quinta Region, Chile.
Carolina's waist-length blonde hair turned green after she went for a swim on the first night, reports La Cuarta. Francisco said: "Everything was perfect and we did smell something funny in the swimming pool but we could not anticipate what was coming.
"At first, when I saw the hair, I tried to say something funny to calm her down, but she was really angry. "And now everyone is calling her the incredible hulk!"
Back to the Future Delorean Flux Capacitor
Offering for sale, is a beautiful flux capacitor replica using REAL glass tubes. These tubes are the accurate style to the film and are very hard to find.They are only decreasing in numbers as they are long out of production.The gold bases are machined out of aluminum and replicated to match the original screen used item.
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Picasso Portrait 'Dora Maar' Fetches $95 Million
Picasso's 1941 portrait of his mistress, "Dora Maar with cat," sold for an astounding $95 million at Sotheby's on Wednesday, becoming the second most expensive painting in auction history.
The vibrant, large-scale work depicts Maar, the surrealist photographer Picasso was romantically involved with for a decade, seated in a chair with a small cat perched on the back.
It had been expected to sell for upwards of $40 million, but the winning bid of $95,216,000, including commission, caught even Sotheby's officials by surprise.
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Large Denomination United States $10,000 Bills
On July 14, 1969, the Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve System announced that currency notes in denominations of $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000 would be discontinued immediately due to lack of use. Although they were issued until 1969, they were last printed in 1945.
These notes are legal tender and may be found in circulation today; however, most notes still in circulation are probably in the hands of private numismatic dealers and collectors.
RIAA: Goodbye BearShare, Hello $30M
Online file-sharing service BearShare, along with operators Free Peers Inc., is packing it up due to a $30 million settlement with the recording industry. The conditions of the settlement were agreed to by the P2P company to avoid further copyright infringement litigation.
BearShare was among several P2P service to receive cease-and-desist letters from the RIAA in September of last year. Others include Warez P2P, Limewire, eDonkey, and Soulseek, all of whom have not yet reached a settlement.
Solomon Dwek Huge Bounced Check
A PNC bank branch in North Jersey waived its normal procedures and accepted for deposit a 25 Million dollar check at a drive-through teller window.
Real estate investor Solomon Dwek of Ocean Township often conducted large transactions that way. Turns out the check bounced big-time, but not before Dwek wired 23-Million dollars of PNC's funds into other accounts.
Friday, May 05, 2006
Dershem Family Kicked Out of Buffet Restaurant
Wendy Dershem may think twice before leaving that egg roll on her plate at her next Chinese buffet. The Des Moines woman, her boyfriend and her two children were kicked out of a restaurant last week after management accused her of leaving too much food on her plate.
"They take four egg rolls and crab ragoon, take one bite of egg roll and throw the whole plate. That is wasting food."
"They told us we are not welcome there anymore," said Dershem, a repeat customer at the Dragon House buffet. "We waste too much food. But the buffet is all you can eat. And you know kids. They won't always eat everything and they want something else."
Dershem said she paid her $5.95 fee on Saturday but was abruptly told to leave after eating one plate of food.
Sex Toys Tax-Deductible in Australia
Prostitutes, strippers and lap dancers can claim tax deductions for adult toys and lingerie, officials said Friday, as the Australian Taxation Office issued a list of deductible items for the sex industry.
Condoms, lubricants, gels and oils are among a myriad of other items that these workers can claim against tax, according to a fact sheet issued on the office's Web site.
While they cannot claim deductions for fitness classes that keep them in shape, the tax office ruled they can claim the cost of dance lessons.
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Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine poses at a party April 8, 2006 celebrating his 80th birthday at his home, the Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles, California with actress and model Paris Hilton.
Kara Monaco, Playboy magazine's newly named 2006 Playmate of the Year, poses with a motorcycle she received from the magazine before a reception at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, May 4, 2006.
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Manuel Uribe World's Heaviest Man
A Mexican man who at 550 kg is possibly the heaviest person in the world hopes to travel to Italy for a life-saving operation to shed weight.
Manuel Uribe, bedridden for the past five years, cannot stand on his own and will need a special flight to take him from Monterrey, Mexico to Modena, where a surgical team has offered to perform an intestinal bypass free of charge.
It's Hard out there for a Virgin
A brothel has become the first in Berlin to offer special deals for virgins with prostitutes trained in the delicate art of catering for customers who have never had sex, a German newspaper reported Friday.
The brothel in the red light area of the Kreuzberg district of the city charges 60 euros for a half an hour of sex and works within the laws of Germany where prostitution is legal.
"These are men who either never had sex before or have never been in a brothel before," the brothel's operator was quoted as saying in Berlin's B.Z. tabloid.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
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Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organised by date with folder names you will recognise. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organised.
Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips. And Picasa makes it a snap to share your pictures – you can email, print photos home, make gift CDs, and even post pictures on your own blog.
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Oblivion Nude Topless Mod The Elder Scrolls IV
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has changed the rating assigned to the game The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion™ from T (Teen 13+) to M (Mature 17+). The content causing the ESRB to change the rating involves more detailed depictions of blood and gore than were considered in the original rating, as well as t presence of a locked-out art file or “skin” that, if accessed through a third party modification to the PC version of the game, allows the user to play with topless versions of female characters.
In line with its mission to inform consumers about the age-suitability and content of computer and video games, this ESRB Parent Advisory has been issued to ensure that parents who have purchased this game are immediately notified of the rating change. Parents should also know that a patch for the PC version of the game that disables access to the file with the topless skin will be made available shortly. It will be posted in the near future at http://www.elderscrolls.com/. If parents have questions or concerns about the change in rating, they should contact their retailer.
World’s Richest Man ( Gates ) Wishes He Wasn't
Most people probably dream of being the world's richest person -- except, perhaps, the man himself.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates told an online advertising conference Wednesday that he'd prefer not to be the richest person in the world. "I wish I wasn't," he said in a session in which he was being interviewed by Donny Deutsch, the host of an interview show on CNBC
Gates is ranked by Forbes magazine as the world's richest individual, with an estimated wealth of about $50 billion
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
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Wal-Mart Worker Finds Man Glued to Toilet
A 20-year-old was found by a Wal-Mart employee in the bathroom Sunday night after he sat down and was glued to the toilet seat.
The man, whose name was not released by police, was taken to the hospital late Sunday night, said Lt. Cheryl Rantz of the Salisbury Police Department.
"The man had gone into the bathroom and sat down," she said. "He was banging on the wall when the employee came in."
Trojan Snags World Of Warcraft Passwords
A new password-stealing Trojan targeting players of the popular online game "World of Warcraft" hopes to make money off secondary sales of gamer goods, a security company warned Tuesday.
MicroWorld, an Indian-based anti-virus and security software maker with offices in the U.S., Germany, and Malaysia, said that the PWS.Win32.WOW.x Trojan horse was spreading fast, and attacking World of Warcraft players.
If the attacker managed to hijack a password, he could transfer in-game goods -- personal items, including weapons -- that the player had accumulated to his own account, then later sell them for real-world cash on "gray market" Web sites. Unlike some rival multiplayer online games, Warcraft's publisher, Blizzard Entertainment, bans the practice of trading virtual items for real cash.
FBI Sought Data on Thousands in '05
The FBI sought personal information on thousands of Americans last year from banks, Internet service providers and other companies without having to seek approval from a court, according to new data released by the Justice Department.
In a report to the top leaders of both parties in the House, the department disclosed that the FBI had issued more than 9,200 "national security letters," or NSLs, seeking detailed information about more than 3,500 U.S. citizens or legal residents in 2005.
Silent Recall on MacBook Pro Serial Batteries
If it wasn't bad enough that to have processor and CPU whine, poor Airport reception and solar ambient temperatures, it appears that some early MacBook Pro batteries are now failing.
MacBook Pro serial numbers up to W8608 are potentially affected by the issue. This means that only the very first two weeks or so of MacBook Pros produced are potentially affected.
A serial number starting with W8607 means that the unit was manufactured in facility W8 (Shanghai China) on the 7th week of 2006. My MBP 2.0GHz begins with W8607 and the full serial number means that it is production number 983 (within this week) according to Chipmunk.nl.
Symptoms of a MacBook Pro battery problem include: power level going from a full charge to 90 percent, then immediately off. The battery usually either goes straight to one blinking LED or won't respond at all. Some may experience a significant loss of battery capacity as well.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
How did we Start Celebrating Mother's Day?
In 1907 Miss Anna Jarvis of West Virginia asked guests to wear a white carnation to teh church service on the anniversary of her mother's death. But Mother's Day became increasingly commercial, and Miss Jarvis spent the rest of her life trying to restore its simplicity. The strain of her efforts to stop Mother's Day and what it had become led her to an insane asylum, where she died alone in 1948.
Don't forget to get your Mother something this May 14, 2006.