Dead Frog Webserver

Absolutely not for the faint hearted of us.
Damon Hearst + technology.

Homebuilt Aircon

Not quite as effective, but it only costs $30 or so…

Humongous cojones

Alain Robert aka ze French Spiderman.

This guy makes a sport out of free climbing the worlds largest buildings.

Seriously.

Check out the Photo gallery

Video Game Commercials

The TV ads people make to promote their products – these can get a bit strange at times, especially the Japanese ones…

Bluetooth hacked – again

Well, if you fake your ID to that of a trusted device and pair with another device, you get a key sent, which you can crack in 0.06 seconds. Feed it in and you don’t have to enter the PIN. Oops.

Big is Beautiful

And natural is excellent! [nsfw]

Isn’t this a gauss gun?

Firing plates at 76000 mph!

Sailors go for the pirates

Ram ’em and sink ’em!

Microwave Grape lightning

Nuke some grapes and see the plasma!

There’s some other ways to create plasma in your microwave, but I can’t find them right now…

Kind Girls

How nice of these beautiful kind girls to pose naked on camera for us on a clean, pop-up free site 🙂

Science Fiction Science

The Liverpudlians have done it!

Created by The University of Liverpool Library with the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the SF Hub aims to facilitate research into science fiction and its related literary genres.

Loads of sci-fi stuff

Diffusion of Innovations

How is it that some technological innovations get taken up by the masses, and others don’t? How important are innovators and early adopters in this?
Well Mr. Rogers apparently wrote the bible on this:

Rogers, E.M. (1995). Diffusion of innovations (4th edition). The Free Press. New
York.

Here’s the theory laid out in bare bones with an applied example

Here’s a point by point precis
http://www.ksu.edu/humec/atid/UDF/diffusion_model.htm
and here’s a precis of the theory.

Love at first bite

This couple has an interesting way of expressing their commitment to each other.

Don’t read on a full stomach.

http://www.bmezine.com/news/pubring/20050401.html

Brazilian Star Wars

Now everyone will die the primitive way!

Somebody get me a copy of this..

http://www.thewavemag.com/pagegen.php?pagename=article&articleid=22948

Amazing suicide bunnies

Not really a lot I can say about this. Some of them are pretty subtle or inventive.
Bunny Suicides

Urban photography

Fascinating images detailing aspects of the human condition. B&W. Give this a whirl.

Urban Photos

MMPORG statistics

This page is quite interesting – how more and more people are pulling away from reality to immerse themselves in virtual lives. Lots of statistics and pretty graphs.

New form of cyberpunk offshoot – InfernoKrusher!

Thus, (excerpts from) Notes Toward an Infernokrusher Manifesto:

Explosion is the new transgression. Demolition is the new deconstruction.
[—Benjamin Rosenbaum]

More than the death of the Reader, Infernokrusher prizes the sudden, violent dismemberment of the Reader

Infernokrusher fiction explodes stagnant genre conventions, e.g., that it’s not okay to have all your characters run over by a monster truck in what would seem to be the middle of the story

While other attitudes to art yearn to communicate truths, to move people, to challenge, or to entertain, infernokrusher art wants to blow stuff up

Birdflu

El reg has a good article on birdflu. Why haven’t my local media outlets reported on events such as [Feb 2005] report of probable person to person transmission of bird flu in Vietnam? I find that to be a little more interesting that, say, the latest creepy news from the Michael Jackson Trial.

P2P transmission of new strains of flu = really, really bad in case you haven’t being paying attention (which, let’s face it, is probably the case..)

Quantum Cryptography Final Key Transmission

NEC Corporation, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, POWEREDCOM, Inc., and Japan Science and Technology Agency have jointly succeeded in realizing fortnight-long, continuous quantum cryptography final-key (note 1) generation at an average rate of 13 kbps over a 16-km-long commercial optical network.

Yeah!

Superior Pictures

Really big message board with pictures..

.. of women, duh ..

.. yes they’re usually fairly attractive ..

.. no it’s probably not safe for work ..

Superiorpics

POV Comp

Some incredible images made by the Point Of View raytracer

Fantasy Living

How sad to say goodbye to that world of wonder magic and colour which exists in our everyday lives, if only you look at it!

The everyday things you see and take for granted are miracles of some force we don’t really know of – Darwin, God, they are all only partial explanations for the magic of a daisy, a grain of sand or the ocean thudding onto the beach. These small things are the creatures of a world that not many see, when they pave the world with concrete and bricks.

The wonder and delight of a child looking at an entirely new world are treasures that life gives us, but why let it stop from childhood? Every day is filled with entirely new occurences, experiences, faces, all to be enjoyed, lived and felt. All part of a fairytale reality if you let yourself be inhabited by it.

Don’t brick up your heart, the princess is real, fairies exist and the story is true.

non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy

Viagra and Cialis might make you blind.

Viagra makes you blind

This must be some karmic catch-up on the universe’s side after failing to deliver on the exact same thing with onanism. In other news – medication can have unexpected side-effects.

AAARGH!

The same scream has been used in countless Hollywood movies over and over again for the past 50 years..

The Wilhelm Scream

 
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