Archive for February, 2011 | Monthly archive page

Neurocinematics – How Hollywood Studios Harness Your Brainwaves to Win Oscars

Companies are measuring the responses your brain gives to parts of movies, allowing producers to tweak movies to provide the kinds of responses they want. How Hollywood Studios Harness Your Brainwaves to Win Oscars.

Opendedup – SDFS, a file-system that does inline deduplication for free

The main features of SDFS are: Cross Platform Support – Works on Linux or Windows. Reduced Storage Utilization – SDFS Deduplication can reduce storage utilization by up to 90%-95% Scalability – SDFS can dedup a Petabyte or more of data. Over 3TB per gig of memory at 128k chunk size. Speed – SDFS can perform […]

PhoneGap mobile app development

PhoneGap allows you to build native apps for the iphone, blackberry, palm, symbian, android platforms.

Turn your plastic bags into crude oil

A Japanese inventor has found a way to convert plastic grocery bags, bottles and caps into usable petroleum. Plastic bags are, of course, made from petroleum to begin with, but it is not the same kind of petroleum that is used in fuel. In order to turn home waste into home power the machine heats […]

Why is a lot of science not reproducible – the decline effect

The test of replicability, as it’s known, is the foundation of modern research. Replicability is how the community enforces itself. It’s a safeguard for the creep of subjectivity. Most of the time, scientists know what results they want, and that can influence the results they get. The premise of replicability is that the scientific community […]

A lot of medical science in question

This is the second time scientific results are being questioned on a very deep level in a very short time. It’s a very disturbing trend. In just the last two months, two pillars of preventive medicine fell. A major study concluded there’s no good evidence that statins drugs like Lipitor and Crestor help people with […]

ENBSeries – spruce up your old games

This guy has taken a whole list of old games, such as GTA and added some effects, making them look a whole lot newer and more re-playable. ENBSeries.

Secrets of a Mind-Gamer

This is the extraordinary story of how someone with an average memory became the fastest American to memorise a deck of cards. Secrets of a Mind-Gamer – NYTimes.com.

EU Economic and Social committee slams perv scanners

An obscure EU Committee has slammed the introduction of body scanners, raising concerns over the health and human rights risks of the technology. via EU bottoms up committee slates body scanners • The Register.

Iraqi Treasury Gets Partial Refund on Magic Wands

Some refer to these as “ADE-651 bomb detectors,” but those people are crooks, like Jim McCormick, the head of the British company that sold them. He was arrested last year for fraud (but is currently out on bail). What he sold the Iraqis, and many others, was – literally – a plastic handle with a […]

Get inPulse and Hack Your Watch

inPulse is the perfect hacker accessory – a fully programmable Bluetooth SmartWatch. inPulse is totally customizable. Our SDK can get you saying ‘Hello, Watch!’ in 5 minutes! Dive deeper and create your own app running right on top of our embedded OS. Code in C and get control over the OLED display, Bluetooth connection, vibrating […]

Anything goes if you justify it with the fight vs kiddieporn – 84000 websites wrongfully shut down by feds

And plastered with a message saying the site was shut down for kiddie porn. Are the FBI embarressed? Apologetic? Hell no! They’ve done this before and they’ll do it again. This is why we like governments to have NO say in how the internet runs. Feds Accidentally Shut Down 84,000 Websites over Wrongful Kiddie Porn […]

Handy Tips On Being A Better PC Gamer

This guy starts at how you sit behind the PC, stretching, how you hold your mouse and position your hand over the keyboard and goes on from there. Some Handy, If Obvious Tips On Being A Better PC Gamer.

Immigration Officer Puts Wife on the No-Fly List

Whilst she was visiting the family in Pakistan. It took her 3 years to get off the list, when the man put in for a promotion and they discovered he was married to a terrorist during the routine background check. Immigration Officer Puts Wife on the No-Fly List – Lowering the Bar.

Mindflex Duel Game – jedi knight training

Based on Mindflex, the original mental acuity game, Mindflex Duel lets two players engage in battles of intense “mind-eye” concentration. This amazing game comes with two lightweight headsets, which allow players to levitate the foam ball and move it across the game platform–all with their minds. Alternate between states of concentration and relaxation to control […]

How to: Greenpois0n Animated Boot Logos

With the release of the untethered jailbreak of iOS 4.2.1 in the form of GreenpoisOn came the added bonus of custom animated boot logos. Today in Cydia, three new tweaks for this option were released. They include iDevice Daily BootLogo, Windows7 BootLogo and Windows Shattering Apple Boot Logo. Members of our own forums have also […]

Fonebook – sync Facebook with Outlook

Fonebook allows you to copy your friends photos (+ a load of other info!) onto your mobile via Microsoft Outlook. Its compatible with any version of phone just so long as you are connected to Outlook. Best of all it has the ability to keep the photos in sync – so you can always have […]

Google Ngram Viewer

This compares the incidence of words in Google Books over the years, so you can see that since 1955 people have written more about ‘space’ than ‘earth’. Google Ngram Viewer.

Torrent Butler

This site gives you a list of movies in a XBMC style visual interface, suggesting the latest torrents to you as though you were in a videotheque instead of having to search for specific movies. Movies & Torrents | Torrent Butler.

Cracking the Scratch Lottery Code

Using statistical analysis of the amount of times that numbers only appear once on a scratch lottery card, Mohan Srivastava can easily double his chances on the cards and has done way way better than that. The companies aren’t taking him very seriously, so here’s a hole which is still way open. Cracking the Scratch […]

TSA Refuses To Release Perv Scanner Safety Reports to US Congress

“Inexcusable”: TSA STILL Refusing To Release Naked Scanner Safety Reports.

Even republicans are now finding some bits of the patriot act scary

3 key provisions of the patriot act have not been extended in the House by a vote of 277 – 148. One of the provisions authorizes the FBI to continue using roving wiretaps on surveillance targets; the second allows the government to access “any tangible items,” such as library records, in the course of surveillance; […]

Russia stops art loans to US, due to fears of US gov stealing it

The Chabad organisation wants the Schneerson Library (in Russia)  and has gotten a US court to order the Russians to hand it over. Russia says no, so the Chabad has threatened (in not quite so many words) to go to courts and impound Russian state museum loans to the US. So that means the Russians […]

3D Springboard Icons

It depends on the gyroscope of an iphone 4, so no luck if you don’t have one  – otherwise: have fun, it looks great! 3D Springboard Icons – DeepEnd | Tys iPhone Help.com – The Best iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Site.

 
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