Archive for November, 2005 | Monthly archive page

Predictive maintenance for cars

And planes and any other type of heavy machinery. By putting vibration detectors on the chassis you can tell where problems are occuring and have software tell you where things are going wrong. Neat!

Howto Stream media within your network using VLC

Engadget has a nice feature showing how easy it really is. On any platform.

USAF and Lasers!

A new hand held laser gun for those non lethal applications where you just want to fry people’s eyes out. In conjunction with that weapon that emits ultrasonics that make you want to get away, you could have endless fun!

New Chief of police remebers what police means

The new man of the city in Manchester has decided to not go for making money for the government, but to focus on actually targeting criminals! What a radical idea! And most surprising of all, he’s doing very very well – more criminals caught and less handgun discharges!

Is smoking really that bad for you?

Well, I’ve been looking for medical proof the past 8 years that smoking really is that bad for you, but have never been able to find it – all I’ve found is conjecture, sensationalism and bad quotes by reverends and law professors. Statistical studies containing only 8 or 12 subjects are bad science, so I’ve […]

Free Physics Textbook

How do objects and images move? Why do animals move? What is motion? […] This site publishes a free physics textbook that tells the story of how it became possible, after 2500 years of exploration, to answer such questions. The book is written to be entertaining, surprising and challenging on every page. With little mathematics, […]

Bizarre casemod I’m just glad people like this don’t spend their time trying to put “lasers” on the “moon”.


This is the phenomenon of using computer graphics or games to create films – Red vs Blue was famous for this, but since then a whole load of others have gone on with the idea, and Lionhead studios has even released a game that allows you to create your own Machinima films.

Geopolitical news and opinion

Random roundup of political news and opinion sites European Voice EU news, Eurocrats, opinions and current affairs. Excellent site for tracking what’s happening in the EU on a political level. Le Monde Diplomatique Le Monde Diplomatique (English version) The French version is naturally better (more background, documentation, etc), but the English version is easier to […]

18 tricks to teach your body

Soothe a burn, cure a toothache, clear a stuffed nose… 18 tricks…

American Edit

Someone went and remixed Green Day’s American Idiot and threw in the Doctor Who theme, Bush ranting about evil, hip hop, samples from all over and some other random stuff. Although sounding like a recipe for disaster, this stuff actually works. Fire up your iPod and give this one a shot:

eNetIconAppliance Online Internet Fridge

This IRC conversation is a bit old, but it’s the best piece of Internet humour I’ve ever come across – definitely worth reading all the way through!

Cybersex gone awry

With conversations like these you’d think it can’t get any weirder… trust me, it can! I.F.: My s**t is hard you ready to jump aboard? 1hOttYeVe: oh yea im so wet right now I.F.: Why you just shower? 1hOttYeVe: no im wet for you I.F.: Did you ever play with supersoakers when you were a […]

Instant Balcony

Convert your blank faced outside window to an instant balcony – use your apartment space as efficiently as possible!

Turkey Parachuting

Fantastic new sport sweeping the USofA

Hover Chair

Yes! I want a floating 200 pound throne for my huge office!

Life of a pro gamer

For real this guy is making six figures every year since 2000!

Send an e-card

Let ’em know you care.. So, they’re not your usual trite. inane, sappy e-cards. Next time someone sends you one of those, reply with one of these. That is, if you really don’t want to hear from them again.

Retrieve data off broken harddrives

If it’s borked you can fix it – I’ve opened these things up but never expected to get them to run again afterwards – apparently you CAN transplant the platters 🙂

Death to gray squirrels!

This site will teach you how to become a gray squirrel hunting machine in no time!


USMC has a thermobaric weapon at their disposal which collapses buildings and ignites the air. It’s shoulder carried and they’re being a bit quiet about their useage. The SMAW is a Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon. More info Here. The NE is the Novel Explosive part. The manufacturers site is a bit quiet, but you can […]

Rocketcalc personal supercomputers

Clustered 64 bit computers with up to 16 AMD Opterons in one machine: nice!

Kazachstan Government catches up to Borat

Looks like Kazachstan has finally found out about Ali G since the last MTV music video awards and is threatening to… Uhm…. Well just threatening, really. Maybe they will shoot a dog and marry a horse pony for a party?!

Intel releases Virtual Machine chip

Yup, it’s on the streets now! Intel has begun shipping the eagerly anticipated pair of Pentium CPUs equipped with its ‘one processor, multiple operating systems’ Virtualisation Technology (VT). AMD to follow next year.

FLIP capsising ship

Direct from The Life Aquatic, two of our heroes have gone and built this ship, which capsises in order to be stable in the water to do research where stability is needed. They actually put serious money in this!

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