OS icon guide

It’s wtf time again as someone with waaaay too much time on their hands brings us the Operating System icon guide – with clickable icons taking you to app shots, etc. There are also tabs for splash screens, sounds, interfaces and components.

Enormous woman to be built

The woman, with breasts and hips up to 100ft high, will be created 10 miles north of Newcastle from the waste material generated by open-cast mining, with each of her enormous curves concealing millions of tons of mining spoil. Now this is a good way to use excavated ground!

Save your stolen phone

Clever – a little java app that installs itself on your phone, and as soon as the simcard is changed emails the new number to you. You can then choose to have a message sent to the phone every 10 minutes with your contactdetails on it. SIMWatcher by Denda

Yahoo Buzz Game

Google isn’t the only player to experiment – Yahoo has its own public research page. The Tech Buzz Game is a very interesting fantasy prediction market for high-tech products, concepts, and trends. In the Web Application Frameworks market, I’m betting on Rails.

Human extinction

What’s it going to be? Asteroid impact, World War III, Global Warming, Global Dimming, Biowarfare or is it just a minor die off post Global Peak Oil? Consider Voluntary Human Extinction as a more humane alternative.

Blackholes ‘n fireballs, my favorite combo

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in New York apparently creates fireballs (whee!) that have the characteristics of a Black Hole, with particles disappearing into the fireball’s core and reappearing as thermal radiation. Funky. I’ll take two to go. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4357613.stm