Archive for May, 2005 | Monthly archive page

POV Comp

Some incredible images made by the Point Of View raytracer

Fantasy Living

How sad to say goodbye to that world of wonder magic and colour which exists in our everyday lives, if only you look at it! The everyday things you see and take for granted are miracles of some force we don’t really know of – Darwin, God, they are all only partial explanations for the […]

non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy

Viagra and Cialis might make you blind. Viagra makes you blind This must be some karmic catch-up on the universe’s side after failing to deliver on the exact same thing with onanism. In other news – medication can have unexpected side-effects.

AAARGH!

The same scream has been used in countless Hollywood movies over and over again for the past 50 years.. The Wilhelm Scream

Commoditization of OSS

Ian Murdock (of Debian fame) has written an excellent article on the Commoditization of Open Source Software.

Japanese still fighting WWII

Japanese War Holdouts And they keep on finding them..

Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

Built on linux 2.6, X11 and GTK+. Sweet. With Bluetooth, 802.11b/g and USB. http://www.nokia.com/770

WiFi routing on the go

How to make the stompbox – it uses GSM boxen to stay connected, is powered by your car battery and plugs in to google maps etc… nice!

Fake your fingerprints

Easy to do and takes, what, 5 hours on a free sunday afternoon?

Read and retransmit proximity cards

DIY way to go do it

Leadership Decision Making

This document on decision making is generating a lot of buzz. Give it read. http://home.ubalt.edu/ntsbarsh/opre640/partXIII.htm

80s Radio Mixes

This guy has taped some old school stuff from radio shows in the 80s and put it all up online for your audial pleasure – breakdance, rap, etc, it’s all there.

IRobot Scooba!

That Roomba thing is so… last year! Coming up: not only does it hoover for you, it now cleans for you too! Thank you IRobot, I’m waiting before I buy – I NEEEEEEEED this!

Webcam thought mice

Cybernet has released what looks like a free competitor (Navigaze) to Naturalpoint’s trackIR device. This uses a webcam to monitor you, instead of a silly silver dot on your forehead with an IR device that doesn’t like it when you smoke.

Fingerprint door handle

Yup, secure your room and enter it by using your fingerprint. Make sure finger doesn’t get cut off though.

Nostalgia galore

In the Summer of 2001, Jason Scott, a computer historian (and proprietor of the textfiles.com history site) wondered if anyone had made a film about these BBSes. They hadn’t, so he decided he would. Four years, thousands of miles of travelling, and over 200 interviews later, “BBS: The Documentary”, a mini-series of 8 episodes about […]

DARPA Robocars take 2

After not having been able to finish the first time (or making it further than 5% of the course!) they’re going to give it another bash this time: The DARPA Grand Challenge! The team that develops an autonomous ground vehicle that finishes the designated route most quickly within 10 hours will receive $2 million. The […]

Screw AIBO

I want a cutey lovely little Necoro robopussy – that would be cat, you dirty minded people you… [links to .mov file]

How to crack WEP

Well, we all knew wifi is unsafe – here’s how to make it unsafe for yourself using 2 laptops with wifi cards. Script kiddies eat your heart out. And this is part 2

Lion kicks shit out of 42 Cambodian midgets

Spectators cheered as entire Cambodian Midget Fighting League squared off against African Lion Tickets had been sold-out three weeks before the much anticipated fight, which took place in the city of Kâmpóng Chhnãng. The fight was slated when an angry fan contested Yang Sihamoni, President of the CMFL, claiming that one lion could defeat his […]

The whole EU constitution read

And commented on by this guy – good man! I’ve read through certain bits of the constitution, and find it waaaay too long, difficult and ambiguous to be able to endorse it, but if you want to get into an argument about it during the coming referendum then this is where you can find your […]

Why the EU IP laws have to be stopped

Microsoft had nothing better to do on the 17th, so it decided to patent the address book!

Google Will Eat Itself

This website pretends to be about e-marketing, but in fact, is using the adsense google clicks it collects to buy shares in Google. So as people are using Google adverts, they are slowly buying up google in order to give it back to ‘the people’ (Whoever they are) 🙂

Star Wars

Was this how it really was?! (Flash)

Solar system explorer

That would be Celestia. Actually, the website tells us that You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy. If you install it, make sure to stop by the Celestia Motherlode as well..

 
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