Archive for September, 2006 | Monthly archive page

Lenticural and other strange clouds

This site has beautiful pictures of weird clouds, lenticural being smooth and looking like UFO’s, wave clouds, and others.

OMG

Well, I thought the female body builders with boobs cartoons was bad, but then you haven’t read the reviews of Donkey Punch yet. Something Awful has an incredible review of this film, littered with quotes like The couple moves through a series of predictable sexual positions (each accompanied by punching of Daire’s ass or head) […]

Muscular women with huge boobs

Yes, cartoon women with huge muscles and boobs – yet another unexplored fetish.

Drink all you like!

Early indications show that sulfasalazine can reverse liver scarring of diseased livers. The treatment would be cheap tablets.

Microsoft VMWare copy – Virtual PC 2004 for free!

Just after VMWare went free, Microsoft has opened up as well – I haven’t researched it, but probably for the good monitoring tools etc you’ll have to pay up to MS. Download it here.

USAF funding reductions

This article is interesting not only because the USAF is looking at cutting the training budget for pilots, but has a look at a whole load of the technologies they are investing in and keeping or losing. For example, AESA (electronic line scan) radars can jam enemy radar. I didn’t know that one! Also the […]

IBM goes open patent

IBM sees flaws in the patent system, which is remarkable considering it’s the largest patent holder in the world. They will post their applications on the web before acceptance, considering that technological advance is preferable to stagnancy and they will oppose any non technological advancing patent. Good stuff IBM!

Virtual Reality Remote Control Flying

This video sparked it off – a guy who’s mounted a camera onto an RC aircraft and fed the feed to a head mounted display (HMD). Now not much special in and of itself, I’ve seen that looong ago. But he’s also got a gyroscope attached to the HMD coupled to a motor on the […]

Blinkenlights rule

Pretty blinkenlights – the Kamameter has RPM gauge indicators for fan speed, volume and shows temperature. You can change the colours of the indicator and twist buttons and everything!

Limewire hits RIAA

Limewire is slamming the RIAA with antitrust, consumer violations and other misconduct lawsuits. Good luck boys!

SWIFT traffic monitored

Earlier the Belgian SWIFT concern got into a muddle by stating that it had allowed the U.S. access to SWIFT transfer information based on warrants issued by the U.S., but refused to show the EU which warrants had been issued. They basically just maintained they had done nothing wrong and that was that. Now it […]

Cell Movement

This is an amazing animation of the movement of cells within your body. Very beautiful.

Playing with Fire

Burning Man festival always has a large geek percentage. They found some seriously imaginative ways to play with fire.

Car to car communication

This consortium has a whole load of car manufacturers in it trying to create a decentralised network of road cars which beam each other driving information using 802.11 built in networks. The idea is to beam information about driving conditions, accidents, traffic jams, etc to cars within a few hundred metres. Nice idea, but how […]

Bigelow aerospace space hotel

This guy allready has a test module in space – Genesis 1 and is planning to launch Genesis 2 soon. After that will come Galaxy, which will have some habitable space in it. Together with Lockheed Martin they’re designing a launch strategy to get people to the habitat. If this all works out, he’s going […]

DIY R2D2

This site has instructions on how to build your own astromech – with galleries for all the different types of droids people have built untill now.

EU: do the people have any say?

Well, given the way the vote was swung by national governments in the last referendum for the consitution, it’s starting to look like the people might have something of a say, but given it’s track record on eg. Patents, I’m still waiting and seeing. Now one million signatures have been collected to stop the EU […]

Projector? Tiny please

16×9 mm in size it will project the size of a regular projector on the wall. But not in green. Because green lasers are too frickin’ big man. It uses one vibrating mirror to spread the light – instead of the loads of mirrors other projectors need.

Free Fonts

This site has over 10,000 fonts available for free with a nice preview functionality.

Matrox Triplehead2Go

Matrox released this some time ago, but I just found it, so here it is: The Triplehead2Go is a box you connect a single VGA (analog) out from your PC to and then connect 3 monitors to through it’s own VGA (analog) outputs. It’s not a graphics card – Matrox has decided to not compete […]

iPods cheapie cheapie

Because they’re planning to launch a new product, they’re selling refurbished units with one year’s garauntee for massively cut rates on the Apple Website. A video iPod 30GB for $179, a 2GB iPod nano for $99, for example… Uhm, that is… if you can get it posted to you somehow – the USA Apple store […]

Palm sized helicopter

The PicooZ micro helicopter is remote controlled, lasts around 10 minutes and is 17 cm long!

light speed over the chipbusses

The article here claims it’s light through the chip itself, but reading it, it looks more like they’ve managed to find a way to transmit data using light between the chips themselves, which is still pretty cool and will speed up the bus no end (which is a major limiting factor in PC speeds nowadays).

Flyboys

Harking back to the tradition of Hell’s Angels, the movie Howard Hughes famously made as the most expensive of all time at the time, Flyboys is an independent huge budget film about aviators in WWI, with real flying and loads of CGI which supposedly looks good. I’m hoping to see it! (Here’s the IMDB link)

Default Router Passwords

Should you ever need to get into a hardware router, you’re going to need a username and password. We all know to try admin/admin, but here’s a list of the defaults for a huge selection of routers.

 
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