Archive for May, 2009 | Monthly archive page

Google Web Elements

Google wants you to put their tools into your website. So they’ve made it easy. Using elements, such as you probably have seen from Youtube embedded objects, they’ve gone and put maps, calendar, search, spreadsheets and a whole load more into this. Googlify your site!

Using Pulsars for Galactic GPS

A Parisian scientist at the observatory has figured out a way to fix your position in time and galactic space by measuring the radio signals sent out by four pulsars.

10 Tips Good Girls Can Learn from Porn Stars

Or how to have a happy sex life – for both the girl and the guy!

All-Glass Firefox v2

All-Glass Firefox is a stylesheet for firefox that allows it to use the Windows Aero Glass effects, basically making your entire firefox transparent in Vista. For full useage they reccomend using the latest Firefox beta, but it works fine if you’re running stable as well.

Android apps on Ubuntu

This is very useful – running an Android app natively in its own window under Ubuntu. Why hasn’t Palm or Apple done this?

Lifehacker – Hive Five Winner for Best MP3 Tagging Tool

This was voted the best tool to keep the tags of your mp3 collection in order.

Stolen RAF files are blackmailer’s dream

It turns out that the UK government is absolutely fantastic at keeping your data secure! Not only were the 2 harddrives that went missing last year September with all the RAF’s personell information on it unencrypted; it turns out they contained details of extramarital affairs, drug problems, financial problems all with names and details. The […]

Plastic and fuel that grows on trees

Chemists have found a way to convert things that grow (glucose and fructose) into HMF, which in turn can be easily turned into biofuels and plastics.

MPs’ expenses: it’s getting ridiculous now

So this guy gets a house from parliament: yes, UK MP’s are allowed to live in a tax payer paid house. NL MP’s are too. He likes his garden, so he does it up – on tax payer’s expenses. Because he gets them as per the law. He owns ducks, so he makes an island […]

UK Gov wants big brother, Lords doesn’t

Quite surprisingly, the heriditiary rules of the UK, the House of Lords, is fighting vigorously for the UK populace’s right to privacy. Probaby because they know the first people the government will go after is them. The Government isn’t having any of it. They say that we can trust them to treat the data securely […]

An Honest Crook Politician!

Croats are supporting a man running for town mayor under slogans such as “all for me, nothing for you”. They find his honesty refreshing.

Tether your camera via WiFi for $50

Because the ‘official’ solution costs $700,- this guy set out and succeeded in finding a way to use cots pieces to transfer pictures from his Nikon D300 camera to his laptop for a fraction of the price. The only problem currently is that it has a high power requirement, but that’s being worked on.

Hitler Jugend makes it to the UK

Children as young as seven are being recruited to tattle on their neighbours. They are being taught how to collect evidence unseen as well as being given a special action pack complete with all the information and items you need to spy on your community in order to prosecute legally. They are calling themseslves ‘Street […]

UK Launches db of EVERY CHILD in the UK

Well there it is: every baby will be stamped with a digital prison tatoo at birth. Only *cough* 300.000 childcare professionals – who are especially trustworthy technically adept people who will NEVER compromise the integrity of the database and leak data to anyone else, just like the UK government never does – will have full, […]

AVSim destroyed

In an example of pointless, malicious hacking, the flight sim site has been hacked and destroyed. 13 years of user mods and reviews have been wiped. They won’t be back, because they used two servers which backed each other up. Both were wiped. I can’t even grace this with the words hacked or cracked […]

Illusion Cloak

Yes! Invisibility cloaks (you can find loads about that kind of tech on this blog) are now old hat. The new cloak is the illusion cloak: it makes an object look like another object! This works with metamaterials.

DIY Pocket-Sized Oscilloscope Kit For $33

Using a oscilloscope for your projects is often an expensive endeavor. At the low end you are talking several hundred bucks at least%u2014but this DIY version fits in your pocket and only costs $33.

Email ‘N Walk

This app uses the iphone camera to provide the background so you can see where you’re going whilst you’re emailing. Unfortunately it doesn’t work with SMS…

Google adds More Search Options

wants to add more search options: allowing the user to filter through the results themselves more effectively Especially they want webmasters to add stuctured data: by adopting microformats or RDFa standards to mark up their HTML and bring this structured data to the surface. This will help people better understand the information you have on […]

Once Again We Can Squish Ants In Our iPhones

Yes! They’ve rereased it in Cydia – ants! About time 🙂

How to smoke in bars

Why, simply issue short questionaires and call your pub a “Smoking Research Centre”!

iWep 0.1

iWep 0.1 Beta Cracks WEP password From Protected Wifi networks

Death of a great man

Last week saw the death of Fravia, the great reverser. Fravia was known for both his technical and social skills. He will be missed.

Panasonic – Fukitorimushi

This is a Roomba alternative – it wipes the floor for you.

Bendable Concrete Heals Itself — Just Add Water

Based on the stuff sea shells are made of, this stuff is allready in production.

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