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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Conficker Virus Worm Advice of the Day

The Associate Press says "Don’t fret about Conficker." The article says that most everyday users will not even know they are infected…and then offers this awesome bit of advice:

The best remedy is to have a friend — whose computer is not infected — download a removal tool from Microsoft or one of the antivirus vendors. Then that person should e-mail the tool to you.

Yeah, like opening every attachment sent to you by friends didn’t get you in this situation in the first place.

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Slang of the 1920’s

Applesauce- an expletive same as horsefeathers, As in "Ah applesauce!"


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‘Did You Know’

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The Rosetta Project

The Rosetta Disk is intended to be a durable archive of human languages, as well as an aesthetic object that suggests a journey of the imagination across culture and history. We have attempted to create a unique physical artifact which evokes the great diversity of human experience as well as the incredible variety of symbolic systems we have constructed to understand and communicate that experience.

Fifty to ninety percent of the world’s languages are predicted to disappear in the next century, many with little or no significant documentation.


Building an archive of ALL documented human languages.

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Things You Never Knew Had Names

1. AGLET - The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace.
2. ARMSAYE - The armhole in clothing.
3. CHANKING - Spat-out food, such as rinds or pits.
4. COLUMELLA NASI - The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils.
5. DRAGÉES - Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silver-coloured, used for decorating cookies, cakes and sundaes.
6. FEAT - A dangling curl of hair.
7. FERRULE - The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place.
8. HARP - The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade.
9. HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER - A 64th note. (A 32nd is a demisemiquaver, and a 16th note is a semiquaver.)
10. JARNS,
11. NITTLES,
12. GRAWLIX,
13. and QUIMP - Various squiggles used to denote cussing in comic books.
14. KEEPER - The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.
15. KICK or PUNT - The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles. It gives added strength to the bottle but lessens its holding capacity.
16. LIRIPIPE - The long tail on a graduate’s academic hood.
17. MINIMUS - The little finger or toe.
18. NEF - An ornamental stand in the shape of a ship.
19. OBDORMITION - The numbness caused by pressure on a nerve; when a limb is ‘asleep’.
20. OCTOTHORPE - The symbol ‘#’ on a telephone handset. Bell Labs’ engineer Don Macpherson created the word in the 1960s by combining octo-, as in eight, with the name of one of his favourite athletes, 1912 Olympic decathlon champion Jim Thorpe.
21. OPHRYON - The space between the eyebrows on a line with the top of the eye sockets.
22. PEEN - The end of a hammer head opposite the striking face.
23. PHOSPHENES - The lights you see when you close your eyes hard. Technically the luminous impressions are due to the excitation of the retina caused by pressure on the eyeball.
24. PURLICUE - The space between the thumb and extended forefinger.
25. RASCETA - Creases on the inside of the wrist.
26. ROWEL - The revolving star on the back of a cowboy’s spurs.
27. SADDLE - The rounded part on the top of a matchbook.
28. SCROOP - The rustle of silk.
29. SNORKEL BOX - A mailbox with a protruding receiver to allow people to deposit mail without leaving their cars.
30. SPRAINTS - Otter dung.
31. TANG - The projecting prong on a tool or instrument.
32. WAMBLE - Stomach rumbling.
33. ZARF - A holder for a handleless coffee cup.

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HackerSkills

HackerSkills.com is your own online hacker simulation. With over 100 levels that require different skills to get to another step of the game, this new real-life simulation will help you advance your security knowledge and also improve your JavaScript, PHP, HTML and graphic thinking in a fun way.


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Recycled Bottles

From funky recycled art to Earthships, gifts, boats and an island, glass and plastic bottles can be recycled into a surprising range of objects.

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Google Classic

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MoPo Sighting | MoPo Wallpaper

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Omegle - Talk to Strangers!

Omegle is a brand-new service for meeting new friends. When you use Omegle, we pick another user at random and let you have a one-on-one chat with each other.

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Ethernet Cable Fashion Show

The crew at Gizmodo stumbled across the these oddball images from an ethernet cable fashion show. In other news, they actually have an ethernet cable fashion show. What the?!?!

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Tesla Model S Sedan

Details and pictures have finally been released (officially) of Tesla’s Model S Sedan. For just under $50,000 you get a four door, seven-seater that has a 300 mile range and a 45-minute fast charge capability.


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Scientists Are Studying Déjà Vu...Again

Scientists are studying déjà vu, again? What a total waste of time and money. Everyone knows that Déjà vu is caused by something being changed in the Matrix. Duh.

Déjà vu can happen to anyone, and anyone who has had it will recognise the description immediately. It is more than just a sense that you have seen or done something before; it is a startling, inappropriate and often disturbing sense that history is repeating, and impossibly so.

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Can You 'Photoshop' It?

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Fuel Consumption For Various Mode Of Transport

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Leaving PCs On Overnight Costs $2.8B Annually

Not only does leaving your PC on overnight at work cost companies $2.8B every year, it also causes global warming, kills baby seals and shortens the life of your PC and everything around it...you bastards.

U.S. organizations squander $2.8 billion a year to power unused machines, emitting about 20 million tons of carbon dioxide — roughly the equivalent of 4 million cars — according to a report to be released Wednesday.

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MacBook Ran Over By Truck

If you’ve never seen a MacBook that has been run over by a truck, this is your lucky day. Surprisingly enough, the MacBook still works….heh…kidding, it’s hosed.


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What would you do if you won the Lottery?

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Beer Brewed from 45 Million Year Old yeast

Picture this. You’re a paleontologist who has devoted his life to the study of really, really old bugs. One fine day, you find the preserved remains of an insect from like a gazillion years ago. Now what do you do? Well, if you Professor Raul Cano of the California Polytechnic State University, you use the rare and prized fossil to reactivate some ancient yeast and brew yourself some really funny tasting beer of course!

Amazing as the story, the good scientist took a tiny colony of yeast trapped inside a Lebanese weevil covered in ancient Burmese amber for up to 45 million years, brought back it life and used the reactivated yeast to brew barrels of pale ale and German wheat beer. What’s even more astonishing is that the scientist actually offered the brew to reviewers who discovered that the beer had “a weird spiciness at the finish” thanks to ancient yeast’s unique metabolism.

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Bloodbath Decorating

I’m a sucker for Halloween, but why limit it to one day each year? The bathroom is the perfect place to share some of the gore, freak out some friends, and spice up the morning routine.
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Craig Needs a Friend



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Periodic Table of Typefaces

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Why do Cars on Freeways Come to a Stop?

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Truth About Your Net Worth

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MoPo Cats

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Microsoft Excel Drawings

Microsoft Excel is a program designed to track and compute information, but here I am using Excel as a drawing tool. These drawings are a part of a series that I executed on an irregular daily basis for 16 months.

Each drawing is in a new 'worksheet,' which is automatically set up as a grid. The drawings were made by changing cell preferences for background color, fill pattern, and border styles and from time to time inserting 'comment' boxes and letters or words.

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Surf Dog

See Spot surf during the Loews Dog Surfing Competition – the nation’s original surfing competition for man’s best friend. There’s no dog paddling for these surf dogs. Canine counterparts are invited to hang 10 (errr, 20) for a great cause.

Last year, close to 60 brave surf dogs took to the waves and thousands of spectators gathered to watch the dog surfing event unfold. The competition garnered national and international media attention, and more than $10,000 was raised for the resort’s non-profit partner, Modest Needs Foundation. This year’s event should be even better..

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Cake Wrecks


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London Bananas

You've reached the London Banana project. The following pages contain images of banana skins found in London's urban landscape. The images in the archive number nearly 3000, and 100 are available to view at any one time.

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Ten Thousand Cents

Ten Thousand Cents" is a digital artwork that creates a representation of a $100 bill. Using a custom drawing tool, thousands of individuals working in isolation from one another painted a tiny part of the bill without knowledge of the overall task.

Workers were paid one cent each via Amazon's Mechanical Turk distributed labor tool. The total labor cost to create the bill, the artwork being created, and the reproductions available for purchase (to charity) are all $100. The work is presented as a video piece with all 10,000 parts being drawn simultaneously.

The project explores the circumstances we live in, a new and uncharted combination of digital labor markets, "crowdsourcing," "virtual economies," and digital reproduction.

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Hardcover Book Vault

Geeks are notorious for collecting small and expensive things. Usually electronic, but sometimes they are mineral in nature. The point is, they are valuable - either monetarily, or with emotional significance, and they need to be kept safe.

Your stuff could just as easily be someone else's stuff - all it takes is a appropriately awesome object worth stealing, and a really cruddy job of locking it up. What are you thinking, sticking it in a safe? What nonsense! Where's a thief going to look first? That's right - your safe. Stupid.

Hiding in plain sight - that's what you need to do. We've glued two random hardcover books together, drilled out several hundred pages, and boom-shanka! You've got the perfect hiding space for nearly 80 cubic inches of stuff. Place these books crammed full of treasure on your bookshelf, and nobody will be the wiser.

Features
Two random hardcovers glued together and hollowed out
Storage cavity 6-1/2"L x 4"W x 3"D
Hide your most valuable objects in plain sight!

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Portable Digital Magnifier

With the ability to zoom in on objects with various levels of magnification, it's amazing how many ordinary items suddenly become much more intriguing. Getting a closer look often can illuminate many new details and a whole new level of understanding about the composition of an object. Magnification can reveal both flaws and unexpected complexities.

The Portable Digital Magnifier outputs the magnification to a crystal clear 2" LCD screen and with the push of a button the image can be frozen on the screen, for closer inspection. A conveniently located scroll wheel lets you instantly change the magnification level, from 5x to 20x (in increments of 1x). The magnifier illuminates using three built-in LEDs and the included batteries re-charge via USB connection.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Women in Greek Myths

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Bruce Lee Screen Test The Green Hornet

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MoPo Forum | Get Paid to Post & Play Games

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There is no limit on the amount of money that you can make if you start a good topic that initiates other users to post a reply.

You can exchange 2000 MoPo points for $0.01 or 200,000 MoPo Points for $1. This positions our forum points system on par with other world currencies such as the Tanzanian Shilling.

You can currently exchange your points and mo-money for items in the MoPo forum store. Our current store inventory includes Playstation 3, MoPo T's, Freebords and boxes of KD for those times when you're feelin' a little hungry.

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Caption This | MoPo Forum

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Civil aviation disasters


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Getting Noticed On Google Earth

What is a good way to get noticed on Google Earth? Sunbathing topless? Mowing your law in funny shapes? Oh wait, I got it…how about painting a 60ft wiener on your parents house (that they didn’t notice for a year).

Rory McInnes, 18, climbed on to the flat roof of his parents' home and daubed the symbol using a tin of white paint, after watching a programme about Google Earth.

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Nuclear Blasts Show Terrifying Power

House No. 1, located 3,500 feet from ground zero, was completely destroyed on the first day of testing. The elapsed time from the first picture to the last was 2⅔ seconds.

The camera was completely enclosed in a 2-inch lead sheath as a protection against radiation. The only source of light was that from the detonation. Frame No. 1 (upper left) shows the house lighted by the blast. Frame No. 2 (upper right) shows the house on fire.

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SRV-1 Blackfin Mobile Surveillance Robot

Explore the dangerous terrain of your home or office with the SRV-1 Mobile Robot. This palm sized bot packs tank-like treads a 1000MIPS 500MHz Blackfin BF537 processor and a mini video camera.

Using 802.11b/g wi-fi the SRV-1 interfaces wirelessly with a remote PC. The Java-based console software includes a built-in web server to monitor and control the SRV-1 via a web browser from anywhere in the world, as well as archive video feeds on demand or on a scheduled basis. Get programming with fully open-source software for robot and host computer.

Product Features

Mobile Robot is controlled via web browser with live video feed
Teleoperate mode to drive robot around via console software or remotely via web browser
Open Source design with full access to source code (GPL) and schematics
Robot is fully programmable for autonomous operation
Extensive software support through 3rd party applications
Host software has built-in web server and video archiving
Robot can run programs written in interpreted C and stored in onboard Flash
Wireless remote control or viewing up to 100m indoors and 1000m outdoors (line of sight)
Robot can be controlled from a terminal/console for easy testing
Linux 2.6 support as well as "bare metal" programming with GNU bfin-elf-gcc

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Sprinkler Hide-A-Key

When it comes to hiding things, this can be done in many different ways. Camouflage or concealment are the most common ways to hide something and in more sophisticated situations cryptography can be used to hide the content of a message. Hiding money is also common but sometimes can lead to very large problems when discovered (or if you forget where your money is hidden).

Rather than the old standard under-the-doormat or inside a plastic rock, this fake inground sprinkler head offers a good place to put a set of spare keys or maybe an emergency USB flash drive. It looks like a regular sprinkler head and the tough water-tight plastic case holds multiple keys.

Looks like a regular sprinkler head
Tough water-tight plastic case holds multiple keys
Screw cap

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Homebuilt Airplane and Online Builder’s Manual


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The secret of the greatest-ever student prank

The morning after: Peter Davey celebrates the prank, and later received a case of champagne from then-Dean, Rev Hugh Montefiore.


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The Other Side of the World Antipodal Point

In geography, the antipodes of any place on Earth is its antipodal point; that is, the region on the Earth's surface which is diametrically opposite to it. Two points which are antipodal to one another are connected by a straight line through the centre of the Earth. Full article at Wikipedia.


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Los Angeles is home to new rush of oil drilling

Beverly Hills is one of the most fertile oil fields in Los Angeles, producing nearly a million barrels a year. Many wells are camouflaged or hidden inside buildings. One on the property of Beverly Hills High School is covered in quilt-like floral blankets.

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Say Cheese!

Without the aid of fancy lighting, makeup, and wardrobe, these little works of mug shot art–taken with Instamatic, Polaroid, and digital cameras at law enforcement agencies nationwide–are perhaps the most candid photos of celebrities (and other public figures) that you’ll see.


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Zeromotorcycles

The Zero X electric motorcycle is a full sized high performance machine. Built from the ground up using the ultimate electric motorcycle technology and boasting 50 ft-lbs of torque, this stealthy motorcycle will send you racing up hills, flying over jumps, and splashing through streams. Best part is, you can do it all without disturbing nature or your neighbors.

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Breathing Earth


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Back to the Future Die-Cast DeLorean

Have you been hunting for old DeLorean's on eBay and telling everyone to call you McFly? Well then we have a tasty little nugget to satiate the 80's lovin' Back to the Future fanboy in you. This 1:18 scale Back to the Future Die-Cast DeLorean is like a sci-fi obsessed geek's wet dream. Nope, it doesn't travel through time... but it does feature a real brushed metal body and intricate details from the movie.

Look inside by raising one of the gullwing doors and you'll see all the time-travel controls from the movie including a tiny flux capacitor. There's even a Mr. Fusion on the back to avoid the hassle of stealing plutonium from terrorists. A lever on the bottom makes the wheels fold up for when you run out of road trying to hit 88.

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RFID Experimentation Kit Reader Write +TAGS

Depending on who you ask, RFID technology is either the "Mark of the Beast", or a global panacea destined to rescue the grocery stores and Walmarts of the world from shoplifting. But any good geek knows that RFID is nothing more than tiny microchips powered by RF induction that store and broadcast a small bit of data.

Want to learn more? Rather than rip apart your passport you can pick up this nifty RFID Experimentation Kit with over a dozen types of RFID tags, a USB based RFID reader and instructions for tons of insidious RFID projects. You even get a cool bio-implantable type of RFID Tag which you should never ever load into a blowgun and implant in any of your coworkers because it's not surgically sterilized.

Product Features

Experiment with RFID in the Privacy of Your Own Home
USB Based RFID Reader and Included Tags
Downloadable software allows you to read the ID of tags and use this data in various ways
Included RFID Toys book details various RFID based projects:
RFID Door Lock
RFID Login to Windows XP
RFID Enabled Safe
RFID Employee Time Clock
RFID Enabled Smart Shelf

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Manbearpig Awareness



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Top 25 Google Trends Today

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The Periodic Table of Video Game Characters

Not much explanation necessary here. It's a periodic table, only with video game characters instead of those boring chemical elements.

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20 ridiculous complaints made by holidaymakers

"Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women."


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Adriana Lima | MoPo Forum Arcade

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My Life With Cables


Cables: Don’t like ‘em...Hit the link below for more.

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Pornogami


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Power Plant Herb Garden Desktop Hydroponics

Attention cooking geeks! Everybody knows that the best herbs are the freshest, that's why you have a nice herb garden, right? No? What the hell's the matter with you? No herb garden? Why not?

Oh, I'm sure you'll come up with lots of excuses - too much effort, you have to worry about mites and mold and watering, it doesn't grow fast enough. Sure, you're like an excuse machine. So, why make excuses when you could be making homemade pesto?

We've now taken away all your excuses for not having a fresh herb garden right at home so you can focus on making some awesome victuals. The Power Plant Mini Herb Garden is a tiny hydroponic reactor, capable of sprouting fresh herbs and veggies from seed and growing them using the included spongy soilless medium and nutrient mixture. Grow basil, parsley, cilantro, dill, chives, mint, oregano, thyme... you can even try flowers, or start vegetables! Just about anything you can start from seed.

Features

Desktop hydroponic herb garden
Requires no dirt!
Grow just about anything from seed. Best uses include:
Italian Sweet Basil
Cilantro
Thyme
Peppers
Mini Tomatos
Parsley

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Swedish FireSteel

Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius. Its nearly 3,000°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, Swedish FireSteel's dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen and campers.

It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a fool-proof way to light stoves and gas-barbecues. Amazingly enough it also works equally well when wet. We think geeks will appreciate the power of being able to start a fire with such a simple tool.

A metal blade is slowly moved across the Firesteel, generating sparks that can easily be thrown onto a small pile of dry grass, leaves or paper to start a fire. When the fire is becoming established, thin sticks of wood can be added, gradually increasing to thicker ones.

The Swedish FireSteel has these great features.

Lights campfires, stoves, gas-barbecues
Uses a magnesium alloy that consists of 7 metals
Lasts for approximately 12,000 strikes
Produces a spark temperature close to 3,000°C (5,500°F)
Bright spark – can be used as emergency signal
Functions in rain and snow

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Monday, March 23, 2009

NNEKA - Africans

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Giant Playable Tetris


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Nine Inch Nails Releases BitTorrent Tracker

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor has always been a proponent of BitTorrent music distribution. He’s taken it step further than other bands and has released a BT tracker for high quality downloads, hosted on their own subdomain. Just another reason I like NIN, aside from the music.

“We use torrents ourselves, and we know that most NIN fans are tech-savvy and familiar with file-sharing, so we want to experiment with ways to use that to our advantage, instead of making the mistake of trying to fight or ignore it, as so many artists and labels do.” NIN’s Art Director Rob Sheridan explained to TorrentFreak last year.

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Overly Judgemental IE6 Splash Pages



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Razor Phone Coming, Not the RAZR You’re Thinking

When you hear “razor phone” you probably think of Motorola’s RAZR thin flip-phone. If shaving isn't your thing, there's always its dual-sim capability, a touchscreen, and a 2 megapixel camera to fall back on. No word on price or availability.

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Obama vs. Bush beatbox



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The world's toilets with the best vistas

Guard Tower, Alcatraz: Warders at the infamous jail had an all-round view of San Francisco Bay while they took a comfort break


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EyeClops Night Vision Goggles

Here's the situation: you wake up in the middle of the night and you have to pee. Real bad. But you don't want to turn on all the lights, for they will burn your eyes with their incandescence. So, you either injure yourself, stumbling in the darkness, or you wet your bed. Neither is fun. If you have some of these awesome Night Vision Goggles next to your bed, you'll be able to see in the dark and pee in safety and ease. *

Ok, so you might think these things are just toys, the type that say "night vision" but really just have a pop out flashlight. Nope. These are the real deal; true infrared night vision, for the price of a toy. You can't imagine the happy dance we did when we realized these worked really well. Now we can sneak around like the ninjas we know we are, in the dark, watching all - and you won't be able to see us. Unless you're a ninja too, and have some EyeClops Night Vision Goggles of your own.

* This was, actually, the first test we put these through: peeing in the dark. It was a complete success. True story.

EyeClops Night Vision Goggles

See up to 50 feet in complete darkness!
Uses IR technology for monocular (right eye) night vision
Adjustable head strap - good for kids (ages 8+) and adults
Fits over many small frame glasses
Flip up eye piece (so you can see when the unit is turned off)
Green and B/W selectable viewing screen

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Hollow Spy Coins Quarter & Half Dollar

These days spy tools have all gone high tech... don't get us wrong, it's pretty cool to packet sniff someone's network to ferret out secrets, but it just doesn't have the same spy flavor as using a tiny camera to take covert photos for later conversion to microfilm. That's why we love these retro style Hollow Spy Coins.

Each coin is precision hand milled to create a secret compartment inside. Once closed, it's virtually impossible to distinguish these spy coins from a regular coin. Store your secrets then pass it off to your undercover contact as pocket change... no one will be the wiser. The half dollar is even capable of storing a micro SD card. Just think, gigs of data in a coin... 007 would be so jealous.

Product Features

Actual coins are precision hand milled to create a secret compartment inside
Half dollar has enough room for a micro SD card (not included)
Store secret microfilm or tiny notes
Included "unlocking ring" allows coins to be opened
Indistinguishable from regular coins when closed

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Calgary Flames AHL team to move to Abbotsford

The official application to relocate the Calgary Flames American Hockey League affiliate to Abbotsford B.C. was filed today with the League head office in Springfield M.A.

The application is the latest step for an Abbotsford based investment group to bring the best possible brand of hockey to the City of Abbotsford’s new 7018 seat arena set to open at the
end of March. Subject to Board approval, play will commence for the start of the 2009 – 2010 season.

NHL stars Miikka Kirpusoff (Calgary Flames), Jason Spezza (Ottawa Senators), Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils), and Daniel Briere (Buffalo Sabres) are among hundreds of current NHL players who honed their skills in the AHL.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Jacket Lets You Feel the Movies

Oh look, a force feedback jacket that let’s you "feel" the movies. Umm, okay. Call me when they make force feedback boxer shorts for those "special" movies.

This week, researchers from Philips Electronics plan to describe a jacket they have lined with vibration motors to study the effects of touch on a movie viewer’s emotional response to what the characters are experiencing.

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Barack Obama "Special Olympics"

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16. central park
17. twilight dvd release party
18. sorority row
19. aunt arctic tracker
20. sam adams utopias
21. jonathan cake
22. wescorp credit union
23. empress casino fire
24. knowing movie
25. ritas

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Extreme Sheep LED Art

This has to be the coolest thing I have ever seen done with LEDs and sheep. Not that I have seen that many things done with LED and sheep, but you know what I mean.

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UroClub

The UroClub is the discrete, sanitary way for your urgent relief. Created by a Board Certified Urologist, it looks like an ordinary golf club, but contains a reservoir built into the grip to relieve yourself. The UroClub is leak proof, easy to clean and no more embarrassing moments.

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Matchbox Labels

“My interest in matchbox labels lies primarily in the design but also the concept that these small images can communicate to a large number of people.”
“1950s and 60s Eastern European labels captivate me most. Why did this area of the world embrace modern design and imagery when many countries, including Britain, still preferred the Victorian aesthetic?”

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Girls of Commodore 64


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'Oldest' Computer Music Unveiled

A scratchy recording of Baa Baa Black Sheep and a truncated version of In the Mood are thought to be the oldest known recordings of computer generated music.

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Hybrid Medical Animation


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Traci Lords Works Out

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Olympus DS-30 Digital Voice Recorder

During rigorous testing by the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute, this digital voice recorder proved to be the best for its superior playback clarity and recording distance. Tested recorders were placed 20' away from a table radio and each recorded a song for 30 seconds.

While other models demonstrated poor sound quality, this one consistently played crisp, clear recordings with minimal background noise. It uses Variable Control Voice Actuator technology to detect a pre-determined volume level, eliminating silent pauses and a low cut filter to minimize low-frequency sounds, allowing you to record voices without obscuring Ps, Bs, and Ss up to 40' away, 10' more than the nearest tested model.

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Coby Palm Sized Portable DVD Player

Measuring a mere 6" in diameter, this portable DVD player fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and stores unobtrusively in a briefcase or purse. The unit has a 3 1/2" TFT LCD screen that can redraw images faster than typical LCD monitors, resulting in a sharp, clear, and detailed resolution.

Integrated anti-skip circuitry maintains uninterrupted viewing during turbulent flights or bumpy car rides, the headphone jack allows discreet listening, and the integrated stand adjusts for multiple viewing angles.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

God Went Surfing

A documentary film about life in Israel and Gaza


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Hubless Monster Motorcycle Rolls Without Spokes

Hubless wheels work by fixing the rotating parts (brake ring, bearings, hubless rim) onto the outer side of a non-rotating inner ring that attaches to the motorcycle’s swingarm or forks.

Advantages include decreased unsprung weight, reduced structural stress (no spokes to transmit forces through), increased braking leverage, more accurate steering, reduced vibration and a lower center of gravity. Hubless wheels also look bitchin’, which, we’re guessing is the main motivating factor in Amen’s decision to use them.

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Pocket Calculator Show

Purpose of Pocket Calculator Show - to collect and celebrate personal memories of all integrated circuit-based consumer products from the electronics revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. Share your original stories related to the golden age of consumer electronics, and together we’ll demonstrate why there has never been another era abounding more originality, excitement and SOUL!!!

Nerd Watch, Boombox, Walkman, Calculator, Magical Gadget Museums

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Serial Killer Database


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Pictures That Could be Superheroes


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Pick up the Can?? | Half-Life II

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Teen images of space with $100 camera and balloon

Proving that you don't need Google's billions or the BBC weather centre's resources, the four Spanish students managed to send a camera-operated weather balloon into the stratosphere.

Taking atmospheric readings and photographs 20 miles above the ground, the Meteotek team of IES La Bisbal school in Catalonia completed their incredible experiment at the end of February this year.

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Motion Sickness Relief Wrist Band Watch

This FDA certified device provides relief for motion sickness without the use of medication by stimulating the median nerves located at the inner wrists, reducing nausea associated with boat, air, and automobile travel.

Similar to acupuncture but without needles, the patented device transmits gentle electrostatic pulses to the P6 meridian accustimulation point in the wrist, harmlessly interfering with the nerve stimulation between the brain and stomach that causes nausea.

Most effective when used 30 minutes prior to travel, it does not require abstaining from food or drink and does not interfere with medications.

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Celestron Video Screen Microscope

This is the microscope that uses an LCD instead of a standard eyepiece to display objects as small as a protozoan's flagella, a strand of hair, or plant tissue and the fine details of larger items such as coins, stamps, or insects.

The compound microscope uses a built-in 2 MP digital camera to capture still images or videos and displays objects on its 3 1/2" thin-film transistor LCD at 320 x 240 resolution. The three objective lenses (4X, 10X, or 40X) provide magnification from 40X-400X (up to 1600X when used with its 4X digital zoom feature).

Objects can either be illuminated from the top (for solid objects) or from the bottom (for prepared slides) using two separate 6-watt LED light sources that can each be controlled by turning an exposure value knob.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Secret of Bill Gates’ Success

Sir Alan declined, telling the salesman he was quite happy with the rival DR-DOS system from Digital Research for his new computer, explaining that "we're a consumer electronics manufacturer here, we're not a bunch of geeks, we don't give a sh**".

Sir Alan believes he got the better of it, buying MS-DOS for a pittance, a figure he's legally unable to disclose to this day according to the contract he signed with Microsoft.


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Martin Brodeur Stands Alone 552 Career Victories

Brodeur, the New Jersey Devils' goaltender, now holds the most career victories in NHL history, 552, surpassing Hall of Famer Patrick Roy's record with a victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Prudential Center.

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Suduko | MoPo Forum Arcade

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Bethany Hamilton - Kauai Hawaii Surfing

On October 31, 2003, Hamilton went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai with friends Alana, Byron and Holt Blanchard. Around 7:30 a.m., she was lying sideways on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 15 ft tiger shark attacked her, ripping her left arm off just below the shoulder. If the shark had bitten 2 inches further in, the attack would have been fatal.

Bethany had lost almost 50% of her blood that morning. Her friends helped paddle her back to shore, and fashioned a tourniquet out of a surfboard leash around what was left of her arm before rushing her to Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Her dad was supposed to have a knee surgery that morning but she took his place in the operating room. She then spend six more days in recovery at the hospital.

Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. Three weeks after the incident, she returned to her board and went surfing again. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker which made it easier to paddle. She has observed that she has to kick a lot more to make up for the loss of her left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, she has again begun surfing competitively. She is now back to using competitive performance short-boards again..


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Anti Theft Rust Scratch Stickers

These rust and scratch stickers are designed to make your beautiful bike/car look rusted and scratched so that passing thieves assume it's not worth stealing due to its apparent shabbyness.

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Botanicus

Botanicus is a freely accessible portal to historic botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library.


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Caption This | MoPo Forum

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The Secret | Comment Review from Amazon

Please allow me to share with you how "The Secret" changed my life and in a very real and substantive way allowed me to overcome a severe crisis in my personal life. It is well known that the premise of "The Secret" is the science of attracting the things in life that you desire and need and in removing from your life those things that you don't want. Before finding this book, I knew nothing of these principles, the process of positive visualization, and had actually engaged in reckless behaviors to the point of endangering my own life and wellbeing.

At age 36, I found myself in a medium security prison serving 3-5 years for destruction of government property and public intoxication. This was stiff punishment for drunkenly defecating in a mailbox but as the judge pointed out, this was my third conviction for the exact same crime. I obviously had an alcohol problem and a deep and intense disrespect for the postal system, but even more importantly I was ignoring the very fabric of our metaphysical reality and inviting destructive influences into my life.

My fourth day in prison was the first day that I was allowed in general population and while in the recreation yard I was approached by a prisoner named Marcus who calmly informed me that as a new prisoner I had been purchased by him for three packs of Winston cigarettes and 8 ounces of Pruno (prison wine). Marcus elaborated further that I could expect to be raped by him on a daily basis and that I had pretty eyes.

Needless to say, I was deeply shocked that my life had sunk to this level. Although I've never been homophobic I was discovering that I was very rape phobic and dismayed by my overall personal street value of roughly $15. I returned to my cell and sat very quietly, searching myself for answers on how I could improve my life and distance myself from harmful outside influences. At that point, in what I consider to be a miraculous moment, my cell mate Jim Norton informed me that he knew about the Marcus situation and that he had something that could solve my problems.

He handed me a copy of "The Secret". Normally I wouldn't have turned to a self help book to resolve such a severe and immediate threat but I literally didn't have any other available alternatives. I immediately opened the book and began to read.
The first few chapters deal with the essence of something called the "Law of Attraction" in which a primal universal force is available to us and can be harnessed for the betterment of our lives. The theoretical nature of the first few chapters wasn't exactly putting me at peace.

In fact, I had never meditated and had great difficulty with closing out the chaotic noises of the prison and visualizing the positive changes that I so dearly needed. It was when I reached Chapter 6 "The Secret to Relationships" that I realized how this book could help me distance myself from Marcus and his negative intentions. Starting with chapter six there was a cavity carved into the book and in that cavity was a prison shiv. This particular shiv was a toothbrush with a handle that had been repeatedly melted and ground into a razor sharp point.

The next day in the exercise yard I carried "The Secret" with me and when Marcus approached me I opened the book and stabbed him in the neck. The next eight weeks in solitary confinement provided ample time to practice positive visualization and the 16 hours per day of absolute darkness made visualization about the only thing that I actually could do. I'm not sure that everybody's life will be changed in such a dramatic way by this book but I'm very thankful to have found it and will continue to recommend it heartily.


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Mind Spa Mind Relaxer Development System

This is the mental relaxation spa that combines biorhythmic sound and light patterns to remove outside distractions, helping you improve attention and focus, reduce anxiety and stress, and recover quickly from jet lag.

The spa includes two pairs of glasses that have 12 LEDs embedded into the inside face (one pair uses white LEDs, the other uses blue LEDs), surrounding your orbital lobes with an array of gentle, pleasing light.

Both the glasses and the included earbuds attach to the control unit, which houses all 18 sound and light programs (18 more available for download); the glasses lights and the earbuds' soundscapes are set to match four frequencies--beta, alpha, theta, and delta--which oscillate between 1-30 Hz to help improve concentration, induce varying levels of relaxation, or achieve a deep state of meditation.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The History of St. Patrick's Day

We may all be a little bit Irish today, but how many of us know how St. Patrick’s Day began? How many of us know who the real St. Patrick really was?

“Well he was not a leprechaun who drank green beer or had a blarney stone or a pot of gold,” explains historian William Federer, who wrote St. Patrick: The Real History of His Life, From Tragedy to Triumph. “He was actually a missionary and he converted 120,000 druids from paganism to Christianity.”

“He started over 300 churches and used the three-leafed clover to teach the [Holy] Trinity,” Federer says, noting that this teaching tool is now the symbol of St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland itself.

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One Semester of Spanish - Love Song

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Top 30 Google Trends Today

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Singularity is Near


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Mitnick Kicked Off Facebook?

Famous ex-hacker Kevin Mitnick was kicked off Facebook and, to make matters worse, he somehow couldn’t convince them to let him back on the site. Pfft…some hacker he is.

"It has frustrated me to no end. I used to be very influential at proving I was someone else. And now I can't even prove I'm the real Kevin Mitnick. It's kind of sad," Mitnick said, chuckling in a telephone interview on Monday.

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USB Finger Jerry Jalava


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Linguist

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Video Camera Ball-Point Pen

This is the ball-point pen that has a built-in video camera, clandestinely capturing conversations with an innocent press of a button. Ideal for use while secured in a pocket, its built-in color camera lens is located just above the pocket clip and its microphone is located on the side of the barrel under the pocket clip, yet are both inconspicuous enough to avoid detection. It can record video and audio from up to 50' away.

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Butterfly Knife-Styled Space Pen

Time to update a classic that updated a classic. Imagine this: two rival gangs, one named the Jets and one named the Sharks. They live on Mars, and any time they meet, they rumble. And dance a bit. And when they rumble, they pull out their Butterfly Knife-Styled Space Pens and show off their tricks.

Why? Because this Space Pen can flip and spin and write upside down and underwater and in space and it's just plain awesome. And, as you know, the pen is mightier than the space sword.

Pen is actually a Fisher Space Pen - capable of writing under water, upside down, in freezing cold, in space, etc.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Inside The New iPod Shuffle

What’s inside the itty-bitty button-less iPod Shuffle? Aside from a curious lack of rainbows and unicorns, there wasn't much of anything in there.


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DUI defendant claims that he's his own country

EASTON, Pa. – A man accused of driving drunk said Pennsylvania courts have no jurisdiction over him because he's his own country. After seeing the paperwork that 44-year-old Scott Allan Witmer filed with the court claiming sovereignty, a Northampton County judge said Tuesday he cannot be released from jail until he gets a mental exam.

Witmer, who represented himself, said he believes police lack jurisdiction to pull him over. As he said in court: "I live inside myself, not in Pennsylvania." He said there is no victim in the crime and asked to go to trial.

Defense attorney James Connell, Witmer's standby counsel, said a challenge to the traffic stop would need to be filed as a pretrial motion.

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E6400 XFR you can drop, shock and (nearly) blow up

Laptop security is a top-shelf issue for IT pros, and there’s nothing worse than data corruption from drops, spills and tech complications thanks to an employee or the environment they’re in.

Enter Dell’s Latitude E6400 XFR, the company’s next-gen “fully rugged” platform, announced today and engineered to meet the needs of the most demanding customers: the military, first responders, field service technicians and those who require systems that meet MIL STD 810F specs: drop tests, sea fog, temperature extremes, thermal shock and explosive environments.



The key to this machine is what Dell calls its “Ballistic Armor Protection System” — a shell made from a material dubbed “PR481″ that is used in military applications, cryogenics, aircraft and other extreme environments.

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Top 5: iPhone Rip-offs

When we’re talking about the hottest phone of this moment you know we’re talking about the iPhone by Apple! Unless you lived in a cage, you couldn’t have missed it. And today the iPhone is still the most wanted phone.

It’s the most sold phone worldwide and it’s no wonder why a lot of other companies try to make their phones look like the one by Apple. Take a look of the top 5 most shameless rip-offs of the I Phone.

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Topps Introduces 3D Live Baseball Cards

Topps introduces the world’s first 3D live baseball cards. Simply “hold the special 3D Live card in front of a webcam and watch a three-dimensional avatar spring to life.”

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Classic DOS Games Download Collection

Games designed for DOS were simple, yet fun. They remind of us our childhoods. They made up the bulk of all computer games for over a decade, and they are disappearing fast. They were published on floppy disks that are degrading with the passage of time, and many were rendered unplayable as new versions of Windows removed support for DOS environments.

One of the primary goals of this site is to preserve the history of DOS games by popularizing them and providing utilities to make them playable so that people can enjoy them, but the ideals of the site go far beyond that.

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Samurai Sword Handle Umbrella

The rain falls softly.
The samurai draws his sword.
Look, an umbrella.

Either we just made it up, or that Haiku dates to around the 14th century. It is a little known fact that Samurai also carried umbrellas. Much as they later had to disguise their swords as canes, so they disguised their umbrellas as swords.

In fact, there was one skilled umbrella maker who all the Samurai relied on for their Sword Handle Umbrellas. His name has been buried in the sands of time, but his plans have been preserved. And now, it is with great pleasure that we offer to you, the Samurai Sword Handle Umbrella.

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Retro Duo NES/SNES Game System

If you put your hand far enough into the crack of your couch in the basement you're likely to find an old SNES game cartridge... reach a little further and out comes a pop rock encrusted NES cartridge.

Problem is, no matter how far you burrow, you'll never come up with a full Nintendo classic game system... and you'll never ever find a system that plays both NES and SNES games.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

World's Hardest Languages to Learn

"Arabic, because it is a language which requires you to learn how to write and read opposite than you are accustomed to (right to left rather than left to right), the sounds are guttural and you have to learn new annunciation for the language.

I studied the language for a little over a year, 5 days a week, eight hours a day at the Defense Language Institute until I was "proficient." I then lived in Cairo for three years, where I became much more proficient in conversational Arabic (Egyptian Dialect) "- Michelle M. Friedman



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Leave God a message at his Dutch answering service

God is taking calls. Dutch artist Johan van der Dong has set up a local telephone number in the Netherlands, where he urges people to leave messages for God on his answering machine.

Van der Dong said he set up the number to give people an opportunity to take pause and contemplate life. "Like praying, leaving a voicemail message is a way to organize your thoughts," he said. "It's a perfect combination for some contemplation."

Callers dialing 06-4424-4901 (or +316-4424-4901 if calling from outside the Netherlands) from March 7 will hear. "Hi, you are speaking to God. I'm not in right now so leave a message after the beep."

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Music That Makes You Dumb?

CalTech grad student named Virgil Griffith has conducted an interesting (albeit somewhat unscientific) study relating music preferences with SAT scores.

While SAT scores are criticized for not accurately determining intelligence, the results show that the “smartest” students’ favorite musician is Beethoven, with an average SAT score of 1371, and at the other end of the spectrum is Lil’ Wayne, with an average score of 889.


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Research: Motorcycles are good for the brain

Zombies wouldn’t be all that hungry for brains if they knew how to ride motorcycles, but as they aren’t good at anything except eating brains and getting shot in the head, it’s all useless.

But normal people who ride motorcycles can have improved cognitive abilities, so says a study on middle-aged men. The study was undertaken by Ryuta Kawashima in partnership with Yamaha Japan and Tohoku University.

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Lie Detector That Uses Body Odor?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says they are studying the possibility of using body odor to tell when someone is lying. Gives new meaning to the term "you stinking liar" doesn’t it?

The department's Science and Technology Directorate said it would conduct an "outsourced, proof-of-principle study to determine if human odor signatures can serve as an indicator of deception. … As a secondary goal, this study will examine … human odor samples for evidence to support the theory that an individual can be identified by that individual's odor signature."

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360 Forged Rims - 360 Forged Wheels


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Your day? Every day?

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R/C Zombie.....Braaaains.

Life isn't fair. Some people are born with good looks, others are born with exceptional talents and skills, and still others are born with massive intelligence. You? Well, you were born with all of those qualities (we know . . . just like us).

But what to do with the rest of the world - all those inferior to you? We recommend unleashing the undead. Not a horde or anything that could get out of control, but just a single Zombie to feast on the tiny brains who work around you.

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Peephole Camera and DVR | Secure Sight

You suspect that the delivery-driver throws your packages at your door from the street, but you're not sure. You think that the neighbor lets his dog do his business on your front lawn, but you can't prove it. You have a sinking feeling that some neighborhood tough is casing out your house for some mid-day burglary, but you've got no evidence. The problem with guarding your house is, you can't be there all day.

Sure, you could wire up a few claymore mines to tripwires across your sidewalk, but the homeowners' association would probably complain (shortsighted bastards). Short of deadly boobytraps on your property, what can you do? Well, step one is to have a good lock on your door, and make sure you lock it! Step two is to pick up this handy gadget.

Mount this camera and LCD panel to your front-door's peephole, and record all the goings on in front of your home while you're away. Take note of the exact time when the UPS guy drops stuff off, or collect evidence that something unsavory is happening on your doorstop. Pop in your own SD card, and you will never miss a thing.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bizarre Muppet Fashion On Runway

Charles de Castelbajac’s Paris Fashion Show (during Paris’ Fashion Week) displayed a lot of… umm… well, slaughtered Muppets and it’s making me uncomfortable. I am not happy with this and I think we need to get PETA involved quickly.


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Apple Shrinks its iPod Shuffle

The new iPod Shuffle is now smaller than a AA battery. Rumor has it that it will be the only music player that will come with a "choking hazard" warning. Okay, I made that part up but it would if there was somewhere to put the warning sticker.

The new device is smaller than a AA battery yet holds up to 1,000 songs, Apple said. The preshrunk Shuffle also adds a new VoiceOver feature that can recite song titles, artists, and playlist names, as well as provide status information, such as battery life. Speaking of which, Apple said the gadget's battery life clocks in at 10 hours.

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The history of New York City in video games

The first to make a real attempt at a identifiable and visual New York landscape was probably 1989's Manhunter: New York, a clunky and mostly unexciting action game set in the post-apocalyptic future of 2002. However it did manage to depict city landmarks in ways that were at least recognizable, if primitive.


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Firearms and Fashion


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Vertical Heritage | V/Stol Aircraft Concepts

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Roots of Breakdance

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Phantom Keystroker V2 | Office Prank Device

Now the next advanced level in stealthy office joke electronics is ready for your enjoyment. The Phantom Keystroker may look like a harmless usb thumb drive, but it's actually a devious contraption of unlimited office-based torture. Simply discreetly attach the Phantom Keystroker to any extra USB port on your victim's computer, no drivers needed.

The Keystroker emulates a keyboard and mouse and periodically makes random mouse movements, toggles caps-lock and types out odd garbage text and phrases. Switches on the side allow you to choose between keyboard garbage typing, caps lock-toggle, annoying mouse movements or all three.

An adjustment dial sets the duration between "events". We recommend you don't set it too frequently so as to extend the agony. Your hapless co-worker pal will think his computer has been possessed or infected by a destructive virus. As he writhes in anger and furiously dials tech support you can rest easy with a job well done.

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Car Chip Pro Engine Performance Monitor

When it comes to informational data, most automobiles tend to be pretty stingy on details. You really get just the basics - speed, fuel, odometer, and engine temperature. That's not a lot of info especially when you're a tech-hungry geek - we want to see more and fortunately the Car Chip Pro delivers.

No tools or automotive expertise required! Just plug Car Chip Pro into the OBDII port (easily found under the dashboard or steering wheel) and it reads and stores data from your car's on-board computers, continuously logging driving and engine performance. On-board diagnostics (OBD) data was once available only to professional mechanics. With Car Chip Pro, this same data is now in your hands.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

AlcoHawk Digital Alcohol Detector Breathalyzer

The AlcoHawk offers an incredibly compact breath alcohol screener at an affordable price. The compact design makes it easy to carry in your pocket or even on a keychain. The AlcoHawk features a folding mouthpiece design and two digit LED display and contains a highly accurate semi-conductor oxide sensor.

It also contains an advanced electric exhale pressure monitor to ensure that an accurate breath sample is obtained. All these professional features rolled into a unit this small and portable make it a great choice for alcohol screening on the go.

Detection range: .00 - .40% BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration)
Digital display
Folding mouthpiece design
Response time: 5 seconds (estimate)
Beeps when breath sample is completed


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Wall Outlet AC to USB Power Adapter Charger

With the predominance of USB goodies these days it's almost becoming critical to be within arms reach of a USB port at all times. This handy AC to USB power adapter provides a valuable service by spreading USB ports to other areas of your home or office. Simply plug this handy adapter into any standard AC outlet and jack in your USB device. You can charge cellphones or iPods and power your USB snowbot. Anything that can run or charge off of USB is fair game.

Charge and power your USB devices without a computer
Intelligent IC chip inside recognizes a fully charged battery and automatically switches to a saver mode to prevent overcharging and short circuit
While plugged into an AC outlet, your device powers and charges simultaneously
Works with any kind of USB device that needs power
Small and compact size; easy to carry anywhere
LED indicates charging status: Red for Charging, Green for Charging Complete
Input Voltage: 90 - 240V
Output Voltage: 5.2V
Output Current: 500mA

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Watermarked Movie Sounds Can Pinpoint Pirates?

Supposedly there is a new system out to combat camcorder piracy in movie theaters that uses a technique called spread-spectrum audio watermarking. According to the linked article, the system can precisely pinpoint where a pirate was sitting within a foot and a half.

The system is based on spread-spectrum audio watermarking for the multichannel movie soundtrack. It utilizes a stochastic model of the detection strength, which is calculated in the watermark detection process. Our experimental results show that the system estimates recording positions in an actual theater with a mean estimation error of 0.44 m.

Unless I read this wrong, they would need to find a movie on net that has been pirated. Then analyze the movie and "bingo" they know where the guy was sitting two days/weeks/months ago when he pirated the movie? Call me a skeptic but I don’t think the pirate will still be in that seat when the cops get there.

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WW2 Hospital Ships

The US Navy operated its first Hospital Ship during the years of the Tripolitan War (1801-1805). In June 1804, a small vessel, in fact a 6-foot ketch named ‘Intrepid’ was fitted as a floating Hospital to receive sick and wounded for medical treatment. The very first official Hospital Ship was a converted six-wheeler vessel, called ‘Red Rover’ which was commissioned on December 26, 1862.

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A trillion dollars

All this talk about "stimulus packages" and "bailouts"...

A billion dollars...
A hundred billion dollars...
Eight hundred billion dollars...
One TRILLION dollars...

What does that look like? I thought I'd take Google Sketchup out for a test drive and try to get a sense of what exactly a trillion dollars looks like.

Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million (100 packets of $10,000). You could stuff that into a grocery bag and walk around with it.



While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is a little more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet...



And finally...ladies and gentlemen...I give you $1 trillion.




(And notice those pallets are double stacked.)
So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase "trillion dollars"... that's what they're talking about.

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Kangaroo intruder terrorizes sleeping family

An Australian couple thought they were being attacked by an intruder when a kangaroo crashed through their bedroom window and started jumping on them.

"My initial thought, when I was half awake, was it's a lunatic ninja coming through the window. It seems about as likely as a kangaroo breaking in," Beat Ettlin told local media Monday.

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Kangaroo Vs Man

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The NEW CURRENCY?-Amero!

The North American Currency Union is a theoretical economic and monetary union of the three largest countries of North America, namely Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Implementation would probably involve the three countries giving up their current currency units (U.S. dollar, Canadian dollar, and Mexican peso) and adopting a new one, created specifically for this purpose.

The hypothetical currency for the union is most often referred to as the amero.The concept is modeled on the common European Union currency (the euro), and it is argued to be a natural extension of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.

Conspiracy theorists contend that the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico are already taking steps to implement such a currency, as part of a "North American Union (NAU)". No current members of any country's government have officially stated a desire to create such a body, nor has anyone introduced a common currency as part of this concept

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What To Do With 24 256GB Samsung SSDs?

While this incredibly cheesy video was made by Samsung’s marketing department, it is still impressive to see some of the stuff that can be done with 24 Samsung SSDs in your system.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ukraine, Pripyat. 2009

Pripyat, is an abandoned city in the zone of alienation in northern Ukraine, Kiev Oblast, near the border with Belarus. It was home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers. The city was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. Its population had been around 50,000 prior to the accident.

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear reactor accident in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union. It is considered to be the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history and the only level 7 instance on the International Nuclear Event Scale. It resulted in a severe release of radioactivity into the environment following a massive power excursion which destroyed the reactor. Two people died in the initial steam explosion, but most deaths from the accident were attributed to radiation.

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Bands Turning To iPhones For Music

There is a girl band out there that did a video using only iPhones as instruments. Oddly enough, the band is getting more attention for the iPhone music video than they did for their music with regular instruments. For some reason I have an uncontrollable urge to wrestle the lead singer...I just can't figure out why.

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Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris is 69 today. That makes him almost as old as those Chuck Norris jokes seem.


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eBay: 2 pre-release iPhones

Here is a quite rare and collectable example of iPhone prototypes, one even running a beta OS. Only one of the phones works however. Neither unit says "iPhone" on them anywhere, or list the storage capacity which is interesting. I did some research on the serial numbers, it appears they were both manufactured about 6 months before the release of the iPhone.


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Video of Octomom, Nadya Suleman, Giving birth

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Scanwiches

Scans of sandwiches for education and delight.


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This day in history: The Telephone

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first phone call to his assistant, saying, "Mr. Watson, I'd like to sell you some aluminum siding."

"Oh, you're eating dinner, are you? Well, this won't take a moment..."

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Robot Teachers At Last!

Students in Japan have the distinction of being the very first in the world to have a robot teacher! The humanoid named Saya is multilingual, can do roll calls and set tasks from text books. "She" has a latex face, modeled on a university student, controlled by 18 motors to create expressions including happiness, surprise, fear, disgust, sadness and even anger.

Saya will start teaching full-time after passing a trial term at a Tokyo primary school. Her creator, science professor Hiroshi Kobayashi, had been working on the robot for 15 years.

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Virtual President Obama

WASHINGTON—In what is being hailed as a breakthrough in the field of historical record-keeping, the National Archives announced Monday that it would immediately begin outfitting Barack Obama's chest, limbs, and face with an array of motion capture sensors for use in preserving a 3-D account of his time as president.

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Design The Perfect Baby

A US clinic has sparked controversy by offering would-be parents the chance to select traits like the eye and hair colour of their offspring. The LA Fertility Institutes run by Dr Jeff Steinberg, a pioneer of IVF in the 1970s, expects a trait-selected baby to be born next year.

His clinic also offers sex selection. UK fertility experts are angered that the service will distract attention from how the same technology can protect against inherited disease.


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Photoshop version 1

It's come a long way. This was the icon for Adobe Photoshop 1. The first version of Adobe's Photoshop was released in 1990, and was available for Macs only. The current version, CS4, is the eleventh full release.

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100 Oldest Registered Internet Domains

TGDaily has an interesting list of the 100 oldest domains on the Internet. Many people know that www.symbolics.com was the first domain to be registered (24 years ago this month) but you might not know who the other nine that round out the top ten. Check it out and see where some of your favorites rank, if at all.

Many of the domain names appearing on this list have since been moved to other sites. As such, many of them are still in existence, albeit under new identities. The list above shows only those in the Top 1 Million List updated daily by www.alexa.com with the same name today.

001 symbolics.com 03/15/85 288052
002 bbn.com 04/24/85 210628
003 think.com 05/24/85 n/a
004 mcc.com 07/11/85 423261
005 dec.com 09/30/85 n/a
006 northrop.com 11/07/85 n/a
007 xerox.com 01/09/86 9561
008 sri.com 01/17/86 100494
009 hp.com 03/03/86 191
010 bellcore.com 03/05/86 n/a
011 ibm.com 03/19/86 411
012 sun.com 03/19/86 484
013 intel.com 03/25/86 1018
014 ti.com 03/25/86 11757
015 att.com 04/25/86 336
016 gmr.com 05/08/86 n/a
017 tek.com 05/08/86 71044
018 fmc.com 07/10/86 688877
019 ub.com 07/10/86 n/a
020 bell-atl.com 08/05/86 n/a
021 ge.com 08/05/86 11629
022 grebyn.com 08/05/86 n/a
023 isc.com 08/05/86 n/a
024 nsc.com 08/05/86 n/a
025 stargate.com 08/05/86 183064

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World of Warcraft "As Addictive as Cocaine"

Cocaine is a hell of a drug. And so is World of Warcraft, at least according to a Swedish youth organization, which has dubbed the diversion "the cocaine of the computer games world."

The report (which the Youth Care Foundation has not yet formally published), bases its findings on anecdotes from gamers, their parents, and its own observations, not a controlled study that actually compares the effects of playing World of Warcraft vs. the inhalation of powdered cocaine.


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Happy Birthday, Barbie

Barbie is 50 today. MoPo wishes a Happy Birthday to the doll that's banned in Iran and has given women inferiority complexes for generations.



Click the link for five suggestions on how Barbie can continue her rein of terror over little girls.

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Robots

Robotic systems continue to evolve, slowly penetrating many areas of our lives, from manufacturing, medicine and remote exploration to entertainment, security and personal assistance.


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Gandhi items sell for $1.8M

Mohandas Gandhi's eyeglasses and other items sold for $1.8 million Thursday at an auction that drew outrage from the Indian government, a last-minute reversal from the seller and a frenzy of bidding won by an Indian conglomerate that said the pacifist leader's possessions will be coming home.

The lot included Gandhi's wire-rim eyeglasses, worn leather sandals, a pocket watch, a plate and the brass bowl from which he ate his final meal.

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The Bren Gun Girl

Veronica Foster (popularly known as “Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl“) was the Canadian equivalent of the American cultural icon Rosie the Riveter, representing nearly one million Canadian women who worked in the manufacturing plants that produced munitions and materiel during World War II. Foster worked for John Inglis Co. Ltd producing Bren light machine guns on a production line on Strachan Avenue in Toronto, Ontario.

She became popular after a series of propaganda posters were produced; most images featured her working for the war effort, but others depicted more casual settings like Foster dancing the jitterbug or attending a dinner party.


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Speaking Like An American

Ever wonder how the rest of the world view Americans and our accent? Here’s an English girl named Joanna Grace recording a short video clip of herself talking as an American.

If you find that intriguing, Urlesque has nine more such clips of non-Americans speaking "American," including various accents like the southern drawl and valley girl.

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Brodeur chasing all-time League goalie marks

Most wins and shut outs by an NHL Goalie, Current record holder for most wins is Patrick Roy with 551 wins , current record holder for most shut outs is Terry Sawchuck with 103. Martin Brodeur currently has 548 wins and 100 shut outs. Brodeur should break both these records this NHL season.

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Awesome Indoor Slide

This amazing slide was found in the Tate Modern Gallery in London


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Friday, March 06, 2009

Who Wants to be a Millionaire - Fail

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Difference Beetween a POW and Being Homeless

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Important Life Lesson | XKCD

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Ping Pong Celebration

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Colonies of Cybots May Defend Government Networks

Okay, so I use the "Skynet became self-aware at 2:14am…" joke all the time but this time I’m not kidding…we are all gonna die!!!

If all goes as planned, in just a few years colonies of software robots -- "cybots" -- linked into a "hive" mind could be defending the largest computer systems in America against network intruders.

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BreakOut! | MoPo Forum Arcade

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10 of the Most Expensive Private Islands

A 250 acre tropical estate in the Bahamas, it’s just 30 minutes by air from Nassau. The island itself has numerous sandy beaches, spectacular views of the ocean and landscaped trails accompanied by many varieties of exquisite tropical flora. The main residence on the island is an historic two storey building, complete with swimming pool. There is also a guest house further down the beach, as well as five waterfront cottages that line the shore.


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Chelak Maxim Photography

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The 5-litres Experiment

The 5-litres experiment is an exciting adventure initiated by a pair of students in Oxford at the end of 2007. In fact it’s a challenge. We called it “experiment” because nobody has ever tried, and maybe (we hope not) it is impossible.


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Urban Camoflage



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Every penny counts

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Wiperless Winshield Powered by Nanotech

Italian car designer Leonardo Fioravanti has developed a prototype car with a windshield that doesn’t need wipers. It can brush away water and dirt all by itself.

The car, dubbed Hidra, uses a special aerodynamic design along with four sophisticated surface treatments to the windshield to keep the driver’s view clear. The first treatment filters the sun and repels water. The second is made of nano-dust which is able to push dirt to the edges of the glass. This dust is activated by the third layer, which senses dirt and activates the second layer as necessary. Finally, it’s all topped off by the fourth layer which is a conductor of electricity to power the whole mechanism.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Apple’s New Slogan: Drive Different

The only reason we can joke about this video is because no one was hurt. A whole bunch of Apple stuff bit the dust though. If you look close, the license plate on the car reads v15+A pWns U.

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Jeff Soto New Image Art 15 Year Anniversary Show

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Germans Prefer The Internet To Partners

They should have conducted this survey around the world instead of just in Germany. I have a feeling people everywhere, not just Germans, would probably choose the internet over their current partner or car.

In a survey by German broadband association Bitkom around 84 percent of respondents aged 19-29 said they would rather do without their current partner or an automobile than forego their connection to the Web.

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Bowling at the White House

A good friend of ours was amazingly kind enough to invite us to bowl in the two-lane alleys in the basement of the White House's Old Executive Office Building -- how do you say no to that?



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Quake live

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Mr. No Legs

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MoPo Sighting | Earl's Court, London

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Virtual Reality Is Here!

Once I saw this article about a virtual reality helmet that recreates the sights, smells, sounds, etc. etc. etc., I was sold. This is so not like all the other VR helmets…this one is the future!!! Ouch, I damn near sprained my sarcastic bone on that one.

Armchair travellers wearing the device will be able to hear the roar of lions on safari, smell the flowers of an Alpine meadow or feel the heat of the Caribbean sun on their face - all from the comfort of their sitting room.

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Mistabishi - Printer Jam

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Saturn V Rocket


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Cop Shoots Himself in Leg During Anti-Gun Class

While preaching the evils of guns to students in a classroom, a cop actually shoots his own leg. Not fake! See Snopes for details.

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ASUS Eee Keyboard PC Coming Soon

Normally I am not a fan of pre-built HTPCs but ASUS’ Eee Keyboard PC looks awesome. Keep your fingers crossed that these things work well as HTPCs, if they do they will sell like hotcakes. The article says the Eee Keyboard PC should ship between May and June.

The keyboard is packing a 5-inch built-in display, a 1.6 GHz Atom processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB SSD, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. As far as ports, it's got wireless HDMI, 2 USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, and audio in/out.

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Inglorious Basterds -Quentin Tarantino


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Flickr: Girls With Hairy Arms


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Lost Wheels Dinosaurs of the Petro Age

1959 Buick at a nameless high desert junkyard near Lake Los Angeles, California & 1954 Chrysler at Antelope Valley Wreckers, Little Rock, California.



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One Heck of a Giant Stingray

A stingray weighing close to 900 pounds? This 6.6-ft.-wide giant stingray was caught, measured and released in Thailand this week, part of a National Geographic scientific expedition to search for giant fish. It may well be the largest known freshwater fish in the world.

University of Nevada biologist Zeb Hogan, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, was pleased to discover healthy populations of giant stingray in Thailand, where once the fish were considered critically endangered.

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Footprints ingrained in the FLOOR

He has knelt to pray so many times that his footprints remain deeply, perfectly ingrained on his temple's wooden floor.


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Apple New iMacs, Mac Minis and Mac Pro

Apple has rolled out a bunch of updates to a number of its products including the iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, AirPort and Time Capsule. Head on over to AppleInsider for the complete rundown.

Flying under the radar of Tuesday's broad desktop overhaul were quiet updates to Apple's MacBook Pro notebook line, which now includes a faster 15-inch model, new high-end chip options, and larger solid-state drive (SSD) choices that are also offered alongside the company's 13-inch MacBooks.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Happy Square Root Day

Today is one of only nine "Square Root Days" to occur every century. Kinda cool when you think about it, too bad it isn’t a federal holiday.

"These days are like calendar comets, you wait and wait and wait for them, then they brighten up your day — and poof — they’re gone," said Ron Gordon, a Redwood City teacher who started a contest meant to get people excited about the event.

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Top 25 Google Trends today

1. medicean stars
2. tommy john surgery
3. bill gates house
4. john c. odom
5. lynda carter
6. john odom trade bat
7. asteroid misses earth
8. maurice clarett
9. tony mandarich
10. kara mohler
11. poema para sapientia
12. tesla motors
13. melissa rycroft bio
14. pink dolphins
15. victor wayne harris
16. zune
17. jermaine phillips
18. bowflex recall
19. maia campbell
20. mcat scores
21. medici brothers
22. the bachelor 2009 finale
23. pampered chef
24. casey anthony pictures
25. campbell family haunting

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Benheck's PC Mod - Wolfenstein

Besides the side-mounted telephone one of the most striking features on this case are the dual electric gauges. One measures amperage, the other core voltages. This can be implementing by simply buying some cheap multimeters that use a needle, mounting them into the case and attaching their leads to the system's power inputs.


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How To Rip Blu-ray Discs

Want to know how to rip Blu-ray discs? If you answered yes to that question, you’re in luck, the folks at Gizmodo have a quick and dirty Blu-ray ripping guide posted just for you.

Ripping Blu-ray discs sucks. Hard. It takes forever, eats up a ton of hard drive space, and for all practical purposes requires software that isn't free. It's like trying to rip a DVD in 1999: computers still have a long way to go before this is easy.

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The Evolution of Nintendo Portables

Nintendo has been in the portable game market for nearly 30 years. That's close to three decades, people. You'd think someone would fall out of love of videogames in that amount of time, but no – Nintendo is clearly in it until death does it part.


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Attack of the Brain Eaters | MoPo Forum Arcade

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Caption This | MoPo Forum


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12 ships with impossibly large cargo

Heavy lift ships can carry loads of tens of thousands of tons, including oil platforms, other ships and even dry docks. The are often semi-submersible so that they can sink below the water line to let their cargo slide off. The sheer size of their cargo often looks impossible, as these items suggest.

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The Simpsons - New Main Intro

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Paint Ball Office Shooting | MoPo Forum Arcade

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Smartcar Batmobile | The Batsmart by Barris

Maybe gas has risen to $11 a gallon in Gotham and this is the best Bruce Wayne can do. Who knows? We've actually heard that 40 lucky Bat fans will be able to get their hands on one of these in the near future. The standard package won't include the roof flutes or rear chutes and exhaust, but they will be available options.

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Monday, March 02, 2009

Breakdown of Brewing Your Own Beer

When you mix up a batch of beer, it needs to ferment for a week or two, and this bucket makes it quite easy. You simply put your unfermented beer in the bucket, put the bubbler in the little hole on top of the bucket (the bubbler allows gas to escape without contaminating the beer), and let it sit. When you’re ready to drink the beer, just open the spigot and drink a glass - the hose can make it easier to pour.

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Computer Retro Action 1530 Datasette 300 Baud

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Worm Disables CPU Fan, Causes Overheating

Be on the lookout for a worm that causes your CPU fan to stop working, leading to overheating. Since the eAr+h//0rm32.B worm (that’s what I named it) is an actual earthworm, the threat of it spreading is minimal.

The creature had crawled into his £360 old laptop through an air vent and wrapped itself around the internal fan, leading to a total breakdown. The worm itself was burned and frazzled having been 'cooked' by the overheating internal workings of the Gateway laptop computer.

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LEGO Minifig Business Cards

For someone that works at LEGO, this is a functional business card that also happens to be an iconic toy! Moreover, they even try to match the look of the minifig (gender, hair, and glasses) to the person.

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Toys.com Sells for $5.1 Million

Looks like the million-dollar domain days are still alive. ToysRUs bought the domain “Toys.com” in a heated auction for $5.1 million bucks. If you’re still squatting that domain, maybe there’s hope for you yet.

ToysRUs really didn’t have much choice. If it wants to be the first thing people associate with toys it really couldn’t afford to allow anyone else to own that domain, even in this economy.

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World Of MoPo | MoPo Sighting


Thanks MoPo forum member mikeearn.

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Now Packaged with Less Plastic

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Hacking an old VCR

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Sega Light Gun Used In 10 Hour Hostage Stand Off

Some dude in Brazil held a woman hostage for ten hours…using a Sega Light Phaser. The good news: the gun was not plugged into the console at the time. The bad news: Jack Thompson has been vindicated, video games can cause real world violence.

A man looking to collect on a debt broke into the house of 60-year-old woman in Brazil's Federal District, holding her hostage for ten hours on the business end of a Sega Light Phaser.

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