Archive for April, 2009 | Monthly archive page

Fly the Concorde

The Brooklands museum in Surrey has a full sized Concorde flight simulator, which you can fly for free during your visit to the museum!

MI6 gets into the secret losing business

True to the Labour Governments’ form, yet ANOTHER serious data breach has been executed by government agencies. What’s surprising this time, is that it was done by a trained MI6 operative, who lost all the details about covert anti-drug operations in Columbia! Yes, that would be contact names, agent names and adresses and other details, […]

Inventors develop transistor to change color of any surface

This means that with some refinement, they can turn anything into a screen.

Multilingual lip reading computers

Now the guys at the superbowl will have another problem when hiding their mouths: even if they change the language they’re speaking in, the computer will be able to tell you which language it is!

World Digital Library Home

The UN has opened a library of texts they’ve scanned in, containing some very very old texts from all over the world. The first texts in there are from 8000 BC.

U.S. Satellites hacked by Brazillians

Apparently this is such a common phenomenon in Brazil that even truckers are hacking US spy sats to further their communications.

F-35 Lightning II hacked

They’re not sure what the attackers took, because the information was encrypted directly as it was taken and sent. The scream is “China Did It”, but the US military seems to be blaming all cyber attacks on China nowadays.

3d connexion Space Pilot Pro

It’s a 3D mouse. With an LCD screen and loads of buttons. For around $500,-.

DealExtreme: Cool Gadgets at the Right Price

This gadget site is chock full of iphone / ipod gadgets, watches, USB stuff, car electronics, lasers, flashlights, spy pens, nature digital sound recorders, toys, crossbows, gunsights, GSM bugs and signal blockers, PSP Pandora batteries, and god knows what else, and for insanely low prices – with free shipping! Have fun overspending here 🙂

Ze Nazi’s closing down more free speech

After Merkel’s reich has allready raided wikileaks headquarters, they have now managed to get DENIC (the German registrar) to take down the wikileaks.de domain citing vague nonsense. What is it with Germany and it’s antipathy to free speech?

Beatscanner

Point this free app at your music library, tell it how many bpm you want it to look for and it will come up with a list of music. If you set the bpm between 120 – 140 you should get the perfect workout music playlist.

Amazon hates gays

Coincidentally, I was listening to Lilly Allen’s Fuck You very much when I read this: Amazon has taken down all references to gay, lesbian and transgender literature from their search engines with some “it’s bad for children” bullshit excuse. What are they going to take off their searches next? Anything written by black people? Fuck […]

European Union Considering a Ban on Carrier VoIP Filtering

Sometimes the EU just gets it right. Telling the Telco Carriers they can’t be anti-competitive dicks and filter out applications like Voipbuster or Skype is a great move that lets you think that sometimes – yes – they think about consumers as well.

Irvin RAF Sheepskin Flying jackets

Irvin doesn’t make them any more, but Aviation Leathercraft is licensed to build them. They also build the Tornado and Harrier aircrew leather jackets.

SwarmScreen (Hiding in the Crowd)

The main goal of this plugin is to make it harder for an attacker to figure out your downloading habits in BitTorrent. One of the reasons BitTorrent works so well is that it lets you download from large numbers of connections — but these same connections offer multiple of opportunities for eavesdropping. Our recent study […]

100 Cool Things to do With Your Wii

Quite a good list of things to do outside of the box with your Wii

Bumptop

Bumptop changes your desktop into a physical type of room, with 3 walls and a desk. You can push things around the desk and create stacks of things very easily. Larger objects have more weight. It’s a neat concept, allthough I’m not sure how practical it is.

The Pirate Bay’s Ipredator

For $6,- you connect to the Pirate Bay’s VPN (called Ipredator). They give you a random IP from their own range and they don’t do any logging. This means you can torrent away happily without your IP being linked to the IP in the VPN.

AutoBrake Automates DVD Ripping

It automates Handbrake. For more DVD Ripping software (such as the DVD encryption breaking) also follow this link.

Why women don’t rule the world

This is a heartrending story of a stupid woman who thought an all-woman company would be a good idea. In great detail, she shows how badly women get along with each other, ending in the sordid downfall of her company.

Build Your Own Multitouch Surface Computer

For around $450,- these guys have documented how they made their own microsoft surface thing. They used open source tools for the applications, and got it looking very slick. It took them about two weeks to do, so with instructions, you should be able to make it more quickly. Maximum PC’s Multitouch Surface Computer from […]

lee gainer: ‘two months salary’

Lee Gainer had a look at what kind of engagement rings two months salary will buy you and came up with some interesting stuff: 1) The two months figure was perpetuated by de Beers in 1947 and has been kept up ever since. 2) To me, it doesn’t seem to matter how much money you […]

Radical Image Optimization Tool Provides Side by Side Image Comparison

Windows only: Radical Image Optimization Tool makes it easy to see how compression affects the image quality of the pictures you’re optimizing with a handy side-by-side interface. Lifehacker – Radical Image Optimization Tool Provides Side by Side Image Comparison – Image Editing

UK Internet records to be stored for a year

Well, in the Netherlands they’ve been stored for 5 years since around 2002, so there’s hardly any news there. What is news, however, is that the UK government seems to be giving this information to all and sundry to peruse at their leisure. Whether this is because they know they can’t secure it or because […]

Brein bullys Dutch Bittorrent sites

Brein, which is like the Dutch version of RIAA, went and physically visited a server colo host and through intimidation and threats managed to get him to take the sites down. Under Dutch law, running a bittorrent site isn’t illegal. That’s currently being decided by the outcome of the Mininova lawsuit. That these kind of […]

 
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