Wednesday, April 30, 2008
PrOn filmed in Japanese McDonald's? I'm rubbin' it!
McDonald's customers suspected something amiss when one guy pulled out his whopper. They knew for sure when he began partaking of fur burger.
The upshot was four people trying to make an adult movie in a fast food outlet ended up getting arrested, says Friday (5/2).
Arrested in the case earlier this month for indecent exposure and obstruction of business were Kunikazu Ishii, 52, the director, Nahoko Shimada, 21, an actress and dental nurse, and actors Yuya Ochiai, 29, and Makoto Nishizumi.
Apple iPod Ships With A Virus
A word of caution for those of you thinking about buying recertified iPods. Some companies use a third party company to recertify the devices instead of Apple. This has lead to incidents like this where the owner finds a nasty virus on the “recertified” iPod.
The iPod came in just a couple of days--but as soon as I unwrapped it and connected it to my Mac at home I got an ominous alert from my usually quiet antivirus software. The iPod, it informed me, contained some virus known as AdobeR.exe.
Microsoft Develops COFEE Tool For Police
Microsoft has developed a new tool for law enforcement called COFEE that investigators can use to extract forensic data from computers that may have been used in a crime. Don’t feel bad, with all the GTA talk lately, I thought the headline said “hot coffee” tool too.
The COFEE, which stands for Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor, is a USB "thumb drive" that was quietly distributed to a handful of law-enforcement agencies last June. Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith described its use to the 350 law-enforcement experts attending a company conference Monday.
GTA IV Running At 630P On PS3
While Xbox 360 owners are enjoying 720P GTA IV gaming goodness, it seems that the PS3 folks are only getting 630P. What does that mean? Did Rockstar invent a new HD resolution? Did someone steal the other 90P? The answer isn’t as sinister as people try to make it out to be.
So if GTA IV is running at only 630P on the PS3, that does mean PS3 gamers are seeing 90 less lines of resolution—or quite a bit from a relative standpoint. And it's fast-approaching the Wii's standard def, 480p output.
Would you like to remember every day of your life?
Brad Williams has been featured on "NBC Nightly News" and "Good Morning America." He's the subject of an upcoming documentary called "Unforgettable." He's even outwitted America's reigning brainiac in a one-on-one trivia contest.
"He cleaned my clock," says Jeopardy's all-time champion Ken Jennings, 33, of Seattle, Washington, who won 74 straight games in 2004, earning $2.5 million. "It wasn't even close. The guy's phenomenal."
Crowley Arrested Trying to Cash $360 Billion Check
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Record-Breaking Mentos and Coke Explosions
10 films the US Government Would like To Ban
These are 10 films that I believe if watched by the majority of US citizens there would be demands of impeachment, a push to pull out of Iraq and a complete shift in thought or at the very least some questioning of the government.
It’s also amazing to me how few people have seen most of these films even the “popular” ones.
The Making of a LEGO Brick
Let's hear it for LEGO! Forty-eight years after they were introduced, LEGO toys are still much beloved by children and parents alike for their bright colors, durability, and the amount of imagination they inspire during play.
Compared to the high-tech toys of today, LEGO bricks look exceedingly simple. But their precise production process is nothing to scoff at. Each LEGO brick must have that perfect grasp -- strong enough to hold onto another brick but easy enough for a child to pull apart.
The production of LEGO bricks is so accurate that only 18 out of 1 million LEGO elements produced is considered defective. It's an astonishing number, considering that 15 billion LEGO components are made every year. We take a look at how classic LEGO bricks are made.
World's Deepest Swimming Pool
Nemo 33 is a recreational diving center in Brussels, Belgium that is home to the world's deepest swimming pool. The pool itself consists of a submerged structure with flat platforms at various depth levels. The pool has two large flat-bottomed areas at depth levels of 5m (16 ft) and 10m (32 ft), and a large circular pit descending to a depth of 33m (108 ft).
It is filled with2,500,000 litres of non-chlorinated, highly filtered spring water maintained at 30°C (86°F) and contains several simulated underwater caves at the 10m depth level. There are numerous underwater windows that allow outside visitors to look into the pools at various depths. The complex was designed by Belgian diving expert John Beernaerts as a multi-purpose diving instruction, recreational, and film production facility, and opened in 2004.
Man Busted for Video Game Refund Scam
A man in Albert Lea, MN was arrested for a video game scam where he would purchase a retail-boxed game from a retailer, replace the original game disc with a blank replica, returned the game for a refund, and then sold the original game disc on eBay.
According to the complaint, over almost a one-year period, he made 192 purchases and 183 refunds. From October 2006 to January 2008, he auctioned off 447 video games on eBay for approx. $19,562 USD.
In a police interview, Buchanan allegedly said he opened and removed the video games at his home. He would scan the game, print a label on a disc, place the fake game disc back in the box and repackage the game with a heat-sealing machine, the complaint says.
The $300,000 Watch That Doesn’t Tell Time
A $300,000 watch? Luxury. A $300,000 watch that doesn’t tell time — and that sells out? Pure genius.
According to several news reports flagged by my friends at Luxist, Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome just launched the “Day&Night” watch. The watch won’t tell you what time it is. That’s so yesterday. But it does tell you whether it’s day or night — helpful, I guess, for billionaire types who can’t afford windows.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Top 20 Hackers in Film History
My fellow Geeks! Below you will find a list of the 20 coolest, funniest, dare I say sexiest hackers and computer geeks that have graced the silver screen. While we may be misunderstood and maligned in everyday life, geeks have always been portrayed with a certain power, mystery and intrigue in movies.
Practically since the word 'computer' entered the American lexicon, Hollywood and the public have been fascinated with the people who make these strange electronic boxes do such cool shit.
10. Michael Bolton & Samir Nagheenanajar, Office Space (1999)
Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers
Combine Cats and Celts and you have Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, a CD for the wonderfully demented kitty cat fantatic. Listen to music you've heard on St. Patrick's Day or by The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers, The Wolfe Tones, and The Irish Rovers. Then laugh as all your favorite Irish Drinking Songs are rewritten with lyrics about cats. Your love of Celtic music will never be the same!
10 Dumb ideas that Made A Lot of Money
Quite Possibly The Worst Invention Ever
Adolf Hitler dolls to go on sale in Ukraine
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Max Payne Videogame to Big Screen
At the end of a long day working in Hell’s Kitchen, N.Y.P.D. detective Max Payne returns to find his home being ransacked by armed junkies. High on a new designer drug called Valkyr, they open fire on the cop, who stumbles over the dead bodies of his wife and newborn daughter.
Killing the murderers doesn’t quench Payne’s thirst for revenge, and he sets out to find the sources of Valkyr and make them pay.
It sounds like the setup for a movie—and it is, now. Max Payne will be released in 2009, courtesy of 20th Century Fox, with Mark Wahlberg in the starring role. But the story didn’t start as a screenplay; it debuted seven years ago as the plot of a videogame and spawned two interactive sequels before making it to movie theaters.
Do not buy if this leaflet is missing….
Snipes gets 3 years, apologizes for `costly mistake'
After haggling with revenue agents, criminal investigators and eventually U.S. prosecutors for almost a decade, Wesley Snipes finally caught them by surprise.
Hours before he was to be sentenced Thursday for failing to file income taxes he insisted he never had to pay, the action star cut the federal government three checks for $5 million, delivered in court.
The Butterfly Effect
The phrase refers to the idea that a butterfly's wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that ultimately cause a tornado to appear (or prevent a tornado from appearing). The flapping wing represents a small change in the initial condition of the system, which causes a chain of events leading to large-scale phenomena. Had the butterfly not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the system might have been vastly different.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Geekiest Pants Ever | Keyboard Jeans
Microsoft Looking into Early GTA IV Players
According to Kotaku, not only has GTA IV hit the warez scene, people are actually dumb enough to be playing GTA IV with their system connected to Xbox Live. Microsoft is “looking into it.”
Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, did say, however, that he was unable to comment yet due to the "need to look into this further," so we can assume that Microsoft, at least, is investigating.
Gamer Gets Off Work to Visit Liberty City
With the Tuesday release of Grand Theft Auto IV looming, video gamers are already coming up with creative ways to ditch their day jobs for an impromptu vacation in Rockstar's Liberty City.
One Shacknews community member took the challenge quite literally, asking his employer for time off with this rather blunt excuse: "Spending a couple days in Liberty City with my cousin Niko Bellic."
Ingenious NES Mod
Google's Free Food Budget: $7,530 Per Googler?
I don’t know about you, and maybe someone from Google can set this straight, but $7,530 per person each year sound like an awfully high number….doesn’t it? If I worked at Google I’d take the $7,500 on my paycheck and bring a sack lunch.
So we multiplied the $30/day by the 9,600 employees in Mountain View and New York by the 251 days Google is open every year. Remember that Google probably spends a lot more than this, because there are employees outside those offices, and because visitors are there all the time eating. (One friend at Google tells us that a number of Mozilla employees treat the cafeteria as their own.)
Ballmer: You Want XP, We'll Keep XP
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that, if there is customer demand for it, the company might reconsider its plan to phase out Windows XP by the end of June. So, let’s take an unofficial vote…keep XP or let it die?
"XP will hit an end-of-life. We have announced one. If customer feedback varies, we can always wake up smarter, but right now, we have a plan for end-of-life for new XP shipments," Ballmer said during a Thursday news conference in Belgium, according to Reuters.
Friday, April 25, 2008
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DIY X-Men: flame throwing wrist guard
[everett] sent in his final project for his mechanisms class. In an attempt to create his own bolt on X gene, he built a wrist mounted hand activated flame thrower: The Pyro System. The wrist mount has an igniter and a nozzle for dispersing fuel. When he flexes his hand back, a switch actuates a servo on the fuel and fires the igniter. Quick disclaimer: Don't try replicating this one! If you want to skip the movie clip, skip 33 seconds into the video.
Video | 25 Ways To Destroy Your Old Printer
Your old printer is completely worthless; why not do what these guys did and entertain yourself by attacking it? Just think of all of those times that it drove you to the brink of insanity with paper jams, low ink jet cartridges and slow printing.
Do you really want to show it the mercy of a recycling center? Of course not. You want to kick it, torch it, shoot it or find some other creative way to destroy the bane of your life!
24 More Videos follow the Link.
I need a girl whose name doesn’t end in .JPG
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Snoop Dogg is German?
Who wants to see Snoop Dogg imitate German folk legend Roy Black and also sing in German?
Thursday, April 24, 2008
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Trapped in an Elevator
The story of Nicholas White, who was trapped in an elevator in New York City’s McGraw-Hill building for forty-one hours. Here is a condensed look at White’s ordeal, as captured by the building’s security cameras.
One man. One elevator. 41 hours. A time-lapse video.
Apple Patents iPod Goggles
Nerds have been gossiping about the possibility of “iPod Shades” since Steve Jobs toyed with the idea of using head-mounted video displays in a 2005 interview. Well, it looks like the company may have taken the first step towards making this into a reality when a recently filed patent for a “Head Mounted Display System” went public late last week.
The “goggles” include a an integrated fiber optic line which acts as a lanyard that can be tightened to fit your head. The patent also includes several concepts related to the display, like an imaging device that splits video signals into a right and left image. Check out some more diagrams from the extensive patent after the jump.
How do the rich and poor people live in Shanghai
What’s Her Whore Score?
The following is a four (4) part series that discusses a scientifically proven point scale system to determine a female’s level of whoreness. This point system has been derived from a series of trial and error experiments and has been tested and retested by the industry experts. NOTE: Whoreness levels do not necessarily mean you will be getting laid, just the probability of getting laid.
Mustache Comb Necklace
Today many racist skinheads are using the internet, a growing music industry scene and political issues to attract new members. Oh yes, these tactics are paying off as the number of new skinhead members has almost doubled in America from 2001-2007. This video takes a look at the secret world of American Skinheads.
The Top 100 Selling Games of the Last 12 Months
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
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GTA 4 Intro and Gameplay Footage Leaked
Someone out there has Rockstar's latest in their dirty rotten hands, and you don't. Terrible, I know--but hey, at least that someone took the time to capture a little video for your viewing pleasure.
Share in his enjoyment by spoiling yourself with the following intro to Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, X360), including a little bit of early gameplay.
Slashbot - Another Insane Guitar Hero Robot
We’ve seen some pretty impressive Guitar Hero robots / hacks / cheats but this one takes the cake. What makes this really cool is that this is an Electrical Engineering senior design project at Texas A&M.
Cat Desk Cradle
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Monday, April 21, 2008
GTA 4 Ads To Be Pulled from Chicago City Buses
After what can only be described as a horrendous weekend of violence in Chicago, the city transit authority decided to pull GTA IV ads from city buses.
The CTA decided to pull the ads after media outlets like Fox (and others) questioned the judgment of placing the ads during the same weekend that 36 people were shot, 2 stabbed and 9 died of their injuries.
Vancouver Transit Riders Tasered for not Paying Fares
Raised on welfare, the 'Why Bother?'
Auto Cheat Guitar Hero - FPGA powered Guitar Hero
There have been lots of Guitar Hero hacks since it came out but I think this is the most elegant I have ever seen! Auto Guitar Hero (AGH1000) simply connects to the composite video of the game and "looks" at where the colored pucks are and presses the associated button.
The idea was thought up when a father couldn’t compete with his son at the game. If you want to ace the game why not build your own, full schematics and code are provided.
Xbox 360 to Get Exclusive Content for GTA IV?
So rumors are swirling that the downloadable content for the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV will be massive, possibly encompassing entire new cities.
While you should probably take this latest info with at least a grain of critical salt, the original article was originally published under the watchful auspices of Microsoft -- a company presumably in the know as far their own DLC is concerned.
Skype Offers Unlimited Calls For Cheap
Get this, Skype just announced a plan to offer unlimited calls to landline and cell phones in the U.S. and Canada for $2.95 a month.
Skype, owned by eBay, is one of the best-known Internet calling firms which allow free calls among Internet users. Users pay to call landlines and mobile phones, but the fee is often lower than standard long-distance services.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Invention Of The Day | Body-Technology Interfaces
What the hell is this thing? What makes this so funny is that the person/people that made this are 100% serious. Wow.
In this paper, we propose a participatory installation that aims to bring critical awareness and consideration to the complex relationship between people and their technological artifacts.
These 'Body-Technology Interfaces,' (BTIs) in the form of hand-knitted custom wrappers for personal electronic devices, will reflect salient interaction behaviors between the participant and their chosen device.
Monster Cable Threatens The Wrong Guy
You guys know us, we are not big fans of lawsuits (frivolous or otherwise) but this story is too good to pass up. In a nutshell, Monster Cable threatens small cable maker with a cease and desist letter. The owner of the small company happens to be a lawyer…hilarity ensues. This is easily one of the best responses to a cease and desist letter I have ever read. Here is just a small snippet of the letter:
Further, if any of these patents or trademarks has been licensed to any entity, please provide me with copies of the licensing agreements. I assume that Monster Cable International, Ltd., in Bermuda, listed on these patents, is an IP holding company and that Monster Cable's principal US entity pays licensing fees to the Bermuda corporation in order to shift income out of the United States and thereby avoid paying United States federal income tax on those portions of its income; my request for these licensing agreements is specifically intended to include any licensing agreements, including those with closely related or sham entities, within or without the Monster Cable "family," and without regard to whether those licensing agreements are sham transactions for tax shelter purposes only or whether they are bona fide arm's-length transactions.
Hacker Proposes Using Bejeweled
Bernie Peng found a unique way to propose to his girlfriend, he hacked Bejeweled so a ring and a marriage proposal would show up on the screen when she reached a certain score. PopCap Games, the company that makes Bejeweled, filed charges against the man and had him arrested. Just kidding. This was PopCap’s response:
"Most video game companies would frown on people manipulating their games," said Garth Chouteau, a spokesman for PopCap. "But it won him a woman. As a bunch of geeks, we have to say, 'Bernie, hats off to you.' The company is also supplying copies of "Bejeweled" to hand out as favors to the wedding guests.
Web site makes suing easy
Legally blind golfer, 85, gets ace
Feeling Down? Don’t Search “Suicide”
A new study says that if you are feeling suicidal, don’t search the internet, all you’ll find is advise on how to do it. The lesson here? If you are feeling down, don’t use the internet, instead pick up the phone and call someone.
Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Oxford and Manchester found that nearly half of websites showing up in queries of the four top search engines gave "how to" advice on taking one's own life. Only 13 percent, by contrast, focused on suicide prevention or offered support, while another 12 percent actively discouraged suicide.
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Friday, April 11, 2008
Hubo FX-1 Chair Bot
After the Einstein robot KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) have developed the Hubo FX-1 chair bot. It is basically a chair with legs and can carry a human weighing upto 100 kgs. The person sitting can control the robot easily using the built in joystick.
The perfect gadget for when the remote for your TV runs out of batteries.
Ben Heck's PS3 Laptop
Find Waldo On Google Earth
Punctuation is Everything!
An English professor wrote the words:
“A woman without her man is nothing”
on the chalk board and asked his students to punctuate it correctly.
All of the males in the class wrote:
“A Woman, without her man, is nothing.”
All the females in the class wrote:
“A woman: without her, man is nothing.”
Punctuation is powerful.
Nom Nom Nom - Mash Cone!
Metro would like to apologise if our recent article, 'World's most disgusting ice cream', inadvertently gave the impression that the sausage, mash, peas and gravy ice-cream cone concoction featured in it was in some way unpleasant.
Not photoshopped, it's Real.
Olympic Torch Emits 5,500 Tons of CO2
Angry protesters, riot police, mass demonstrations, arrests for disorderly conduct -- it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for the Olympic-torch relay. If people are looking for another reason to be pissed at China, how about this: By the time this pyro parade is over, it will have produced about 11 million pounds of carbon emissions.
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Solar Powered Robotic Pool Skimmer
This is the first solar-powered robotic pool skimmer that autonomously navigates a pool and removes leaves, grass, and insects, taking the toil out of skimming a pool and reducing strain on pool pumps.
Two solar panels on top of the skimmer collect solar energy and store it in the rechargeable NiMH batteries. Dual, turbine-like paddlewheels propel the device as it continuously courses across the water and send debris to the skimmers filter. Four wheels on the side panels allow the skimmer to turn when it encounters a pool wall and navigate along the perimeter where dirt often collects.
An internal microprocessor monitors the skimmers power and prods it to seek sunny areas of the pool to recharge the batteries. When the unit enters the s unlight, the microprocessor slows the rear paddlewheel, allowing the solar panels to collect optimal energy and, once the batteries are fully charged, the skimmer resumes the cleaning process.
During the evening or cloudy conditions, the unit automatically reduces its speed to conserve energy while continuing to clean the pool. If the skimmer becomes clogged, it will automatically reverse the rotation of its paddlewheels to dislodge the stubborn detritus. The skimmer holds two 3" chlorine tablets that slowly dissolve as the skimmer moves across the pool.
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GPS Dog Tracking System
This is the dog tracking system that employs a small GPS receiver attached to your dog's collar that alerts you when he goes missing or leaves a defined area and notifies you via text message or e-mail.
You can then instantly pinpoint your dog's whereabouts through the manufacturer's tracking service (12 month subscription required) that provides unlimited on-demand reports of your pet's current location 24 hours a day via toll-free phone, web maps, e-mail, or cell phone text alerts.
The Assisted GPS technology (the same used by emergency services) uses GPS signals and cellular networks to track your dog's location to within 30'. You can also create up to 10 safety zones (5 active simultaneously); once your dog crosses the boundary, you are promptly notified of his current location via text message to your cell phone or by e-mailyou can even track his escape route on the Internet.
The lightweight, water-resistant locator is powered by a Lithium-ion battery that provides up to five days of operation on a 4-hour charge from the AC adapter.
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Thursday, April 10, 2008
Russian Army Generals Too Fat
Where Are Apple’s High-End Gaming Macs?
ZDNet columnist Adrian Kingsley-Hughes asks the question “Where are Apple’s high-end gaming Macs?” Quit snickering, it’s a legitimate question.
If you didn’t already know, allow me to let you in on a secret. Gaming is a very lucrative sector for both component manufacturers and OEMs. Markups are still very comfortable on pretty much anything labeled as gaming. Gaming equals high-end, and high-end means high prices and good profits. In many ways this is an ideal market for Apple to go after, so why hasn’t it?
San Francisco: Burning of the Call 1906
Do Turtles Eat Watermellon?
HP Ships USB Sticks With Malware
Hewlett-Packard has released a batch of USB keys for numerous Proliant server models which contain malware. HP recommends inserting it into a system with up-to-date antivirus software to find out whether a drive is infected. Personally, I would wait for a replacement drive and suggest a place where they could insert that worm infested thumb drive…but that’s just me.
The worms contained on the 256KB and 1GB USB drives have been identified as W32.Fakerecy and W32.SillyFDC. The worms spread by copying themselves to removable or mapped drives and affect systems running Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT and Windows 2000, according to AusCERT.
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Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Power Split Device Explained - Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is packed with some pretty high-tech stuff, but at the heart of the Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) is a simple little device called the Power Split Device, or PSD.
The PSD is a planetary gear set that removes the need for a traditional stepped gearbox and transmission components, and also the familiar rev-lurch-rev-lurch of acceleration in an ordinary gas powered car. It acts as a continuously variable transmission (CVT) but with a fixed gear ratio.
Bugatti Veyron Hermes Edition
Listen up all you Sex and The City junkies, your stupid Birkin bag is not the epitome of style, luxury and status, the Bugatti Hermes edition is. The bad boy above is the worlds most expensive car, pimped out by the ultimate French leather good maker.
The entire interior is custom made in Hermes leather, the grill is made up of Hermes H’s and of course you even get a complimentary matching Hermes suitcase in the trunk for when you take your $2.4 million dollar whip on a weekend getaway. The craftsmanship is so stunning and work intensive, it takes an entire month to complete one interior and the steering wheel alone takes 30 hours of hand stitching.
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Web Page Can Take Over Your Router
Kaminsky has spent the past year studying how design flaws in the way that browsers work with the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) can be abused in order to get attackers behind the firewall. But at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, he will demonstrate how this attack would work on widely used routers, including those made by Cisco's Linksys division and D-Link.
Complete 112 Function Swiss Army Knife
This is the largest Swiss Army knife in the world, holder of the Guinness World Record for "The Most Multifunctional Penknife," with 87 precision-engineered tools spanning 112 functions.
Made by Wenger, crafters of genuine Swiss Army knives since 1893, it uses stainless steel for all parts and is hand-assembled by just two cutlery specialists in Delmont, Switzerland, ensuring that every knife meets exacting standards.
It has seven blades, three types of pliers, three golf tools (club face cleaner, shoe spike wrench, and divot repair tool), 25 flat- and Phillips-head screwdrivers and bits, saws, wrenches, and more.
It also has a bicycle chain rivet setter, signal whistle, 12/20-gauge shotgun choke tube tool, combination fish scaler, hook di sgorger, and line guide tool, cigar-cutting scissors, laser pointer, tire-tread gauge, toothpick, tweezers, and key ring.
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Most Powerful Laser In The World Fires Up
Take a look at THIS! The Texas Petawatt is the only operating petawatt laser in the country and has the power output of more than 2,000 times the output of all power plants in the United States. Wow.
Ditmire and his colleagues at the Texas Center for High-Intensity Laser Science will use the laser to create and study matter at some of the most extreme conditions in the universe, including gases at temperatures greater than those in the sun and solids at pressures of many billions of atmospheres.
Golden Tee® Home Arcade Game
This is the video game that is officially licensed by the makers of Golden Tee®, played by more than 10 million tavern-goers each year and renowned as one of the most popular golf video games available, allowing you to play arcade-style golf in the comfort of your home.
Each of the 29 included courses have two additional par-4 holes that are reachable from the tee, ensuring better odds of an eagle for players of all skill levels, while a drop feature allows you to place the ball on the fairway and take a penalty stroke instead of attempting to play through an impossible lie.
All of the courses are designed to mimic the terrain and weather that define the location for which the courses were modeled, such as Sapphire Springs, a treachero us course that resides among the volcanoes on New Zealand's North Island, or Painted Gorge, Golden Tee®'s first ever course from South Africa that is based on the topography of Richtersveld National Park, a desert marked by rock gardens and dramatic mountain landscapes.
The game has a 24" color monitor, a trackball that simulates a golf swing, expanded tee and pin placement options, and has authentic play-by-play commentary.
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Digital Photo Picture To Photo DVD Converter
This is the compact recorder that effortlessly copies photographs from your digital cameras memory card directly onto a CD for playback on a DVD player without using a dedicated computer. Photographs are converted into MPEG format and immediately burned onto a CD (CD-RW or CD-R required) which can be placed in a DVD player for slide show viewing using your DVD players remote control.
An album index enables easy photograph selection prior to full-screen viewing. The recorder can also burn photographs onto a CD in JPEG format, allowing you to view the CDs photographs on your computer. The recorder has both RCA and S-video inputs that allow you to connect it directly to your TV and view photographs either from a burnt CD or from an inserted memory card.
It can be plugged directly into your computer for use as an external CD burner or memory card reader using its USB cable. The recorder can accept Compact Flash, Smart Media, Memory Stick, Secure Digital, Multi-Media Card, and Microdrive memory cards.
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Top 25 Google Trends Today
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Monday, April 07, 2008
Laser Carves Logo Onto Strand Of Hair
This is definitely something only a geek can truly appreciate, the ability to carve a logo onto a strand of hair. Is that just cool or what?
I've been at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, today shooting a piece for Planet Green. While I can't talk about that yet, I can show you these awesome pictures that Dr. Ray LaPierre of the Department of Engineering showed me.
Zombie Last Supper
No credit given to the artist behind this one. Well, Da Vinci, duh, but I mean the person who zombified it.
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Scientists Crack Security System of Millions of Cars
A team of German scientist from Ruhr University claim to have cracked the security system of millions of cars. Yikes!
The research team from Ruhr's Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences Department said the crack applies to all known car and building access control systems that rely on the KeeLoq cipher. It targeted and ultimately cracked its RFID as part of its research in embedded security. "The security hole allows illegitimate parties to access buildings and cars after remote eavesdropping from a distance of up to 100 meters," says professor Christof Paar, head of the communication security group at the department.
Storm Trooper Call Center
High Voltage 'Antivirus' Protection
The photo above shows a golden ring of 60,000 volt sparks around my laptop. I reckon it looks like one of those rings of power around a World of Warcraft character protecting it. From what? Viruses of course. Hence "High voltage antivirus" - for PC or Mac.
Note that as in all my photos there is no "photoshopping".
In an Absolut World
We apologize - Posted Sunday, April 06, 2008, 7:38:29 PM
During the weekend we have received several comments on the ad published in Mexico. We acknowledge the reactions and debate and want to apologize for the concerns this ad caused. We are truly sorry and understand that the ad has offended several persons. This was not our intention. The ad has been withdrawn as of Friday April 4th and will not be used in the future.
In no way was the ad meant to offend or disparage, or advocate an altering of borders, lend support to any anti-American sentiment, or to reflect immigration issues.
To ensure that we avoid future similar mistakes, we are adjusting our internal advertising approval process for ads that are developed in local markets.
This is a genuine and sincere apology,
By Paula Eriksson, VP Corporate Communications, V&S Absolut Spirits
Health Agency Forbids Sensitive Data On MacBook
After the MacBook Air was hacked in two minutes flat last week, the National Institute of Health has forbid all MacBook owners from storing any sensitive data.
In the wake of a widely publicized security breach that left thousands of patient records exposed, the federal government's National Institutes of Health is forbidding all employees who use Apple's MacBook laptops from handling sensitive data as of Friday, InformationWeek has learned.
10 Cool Gadgets You Can't Get Here--Yet
It's true: The coolest gadgets often debut overseas--usually in Asia. Some are cell phones that double as music players or TVs. Others are supersmall yet powerful notebooks or handheld PCs. And some are just weird, like the world's most disturbing piggy bank.
Luckily (in some cases, anyway), you may not be totally shut out when it comes to procuring one. Though these devices aren't officially for sale in North America, some are available from gray-market importers such as Dynamism.com, or on eBay. Just make sure that you can obtain a service plan to support what you buy, if appropriate.
Windows 7 Still Slated for 2010
Windows 7 was slated for 2010. Then we had Bill gates come out this weekend and say Microsoft’s next OS would be coming out “sometime next year.” Less than 48 hours later, we are back to a 2010 release date.
Sure, Bill Gates just happened to mention that we'd see a new version of the OS "Sometime in the next year or so," but it's looking like that "or so" makes a world of difference. Microsoft wants to chill everyone out with the somber news that its got no plans to introduce Windows 7 any earlier than January 2010 (three years from the launch of Vista), and reassure us that crazy old Gates may have just been talkin' developer speak. "
Pizza.com Sold for US$2.6m
Chris Clark has sold the domain name pizza.com for $2.6m (£1.3m) - after maintaining the site for just $20 a year since 1994. In January, Mr Clark decided to sell it after hearing that another domain - Vodka.com - was sold for $3m in 2006. He said he now regretted not buying more domain names in the 1990s.
Top 25 Google Trends Today
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2. ncaa championship
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5. pulitzer prize
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Friday, April 04, 2008
No, Your ISP Doesn't Own the Internet
You have to admit that this story is funny because it is so stupid. Why would your ISP have to tell you that it doesn’t own the internet? Or back up your hard drive? What other funny stuff does YOUR internet service provider stipulate in their TOS?
In their subscriber contracts, some Internet providers explicitly absolve themselves of obligations that, it seems, no one would imagine they had in the first place. For instance, Verizon Communications Inc. makes broadband subscribers agree that the company assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of things they may read on the Internet, or receive in e-mails.
Humans to have robot lovers by 2050
‘She cooks as good as she looks, Ted,” says Walter Eberhart in the 1975 movie The Stepford Wives, marvelling at the robot replacement for Ted’s human spouse. In Blade Runner in 1982 Harrison Ford simply terminates the pleasure replicant Zhora but ends up running off with another robot – Rachael. The movies have always been big on sexbots, but now they’re coming to the real world.
Top 25 Google Trends Today
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Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Top 25 Google Trends today
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