Friday, October 14, 2005

[FUNNY]Fuck Everything, We're Doing Five Blades

A little late in posting this, but it's some funny as shit. (from the Onion)

By James M. Kilts
CEO and President,
The Gillette Company

Would someone tell me how this happened? We were the fucking vanguard of shaving in this country. The Gillette Mach3 was the razor to own. Then the other guy came out with a three-blade razor. Were we scared? Hell, no. Because we hit back with a little thing called the Mach3Turbo. That's three blades and an aloe strip. For moisture. But you know what happened next? Shut up, I'm telling you what happened—the bastards went to four blades. Now we're standing around with our cocks in our hands, selling three blades and a strip. Moisture or no, suddenly we're the chumps. Well, fuck it. We're going to five blades....


LG's 102" HD TV

What can I say, they like 'em big.

[ From Gizmodo ]: "Honestly, only the weak remain in double digits regarding the size of their television. LG unveiled this beast at the Korea KS 2005 fair. This television is a full 1920x1080 PDP HD TV that sports a contrast ratio of 5000:1 and has 1000cd/m2 brightness. What really takes the cake is the expression on the girl's face that is 2nd from the left. Those Koreans really love their green peppers (Iron Chef anyone?). No price is set, but expect to pay at least 35 billion along with one of your kidneys.

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LG's 102" Full HD PDP TV [Akihabara]"

Gizmodo: Ricoh Caplio 8 Megapixel Camera Reviewed

[ From Gizmodo ]: "When it comes to cameras, Ricoh isn't really a brand that stands out for most people. But they've been around forever and though their stuff isn't always the best quality, you could usually count on a good price. The new Ricoh Caplio GX8 is a new 8 megapixel, compact camera that looks like it might be the breakout product for the company. Comes with a wide angle 28-85mm lens, minimal shutter lag and a great macro-mode for really close up photos (go up to 1cm). Goes for about $400.

Read more: Ricoh Caplio GX8 [photography blog]"

The Scarface DHCP Server

[ From OhGizmo! ]: "Don’t you just love it when you come across what could be a really great product, and then you can’t find an iota of useful information about it? Well, we have us a very cool DHCP server that can manage up to 253 IP addresses. It is priceless in that it’s price is unknown, and its manufacturer may or may not be some company named Montana Electronics. Now, why is is special?

Well, hell, just look at the picture man. It’s a Scarface server fer crying out loud. If you’re going to manage a network, you have to have this, less you be some non coke-snorting wuss.

Don’t ask me where to get it though, cause I’ve got no clue. Anyone?"

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Mr. T Rubber Duck Hybrid

[ From Gear Live ]: "What in the? Okay, for those longing to be referred to as a “fool” during their bathtime experience, try this Mr. T with rubber ducky body - or is it, rubber ducky with Mr. T’s head and arms? Whatever you refer to this abomination of humanity as, do know that you can get one for a paltry $9 USD at a place called Captain Quack. I think I have seen it all."

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Artist of Urban Exploration

Here is what sounds like a pretty cool book (I havn't read it). It chronicles the events of Ninjalicious (author, recently deceased) who apparently has a thing for sneaking into restricted places of various purpose. Here is a link off of the author's website with tips on sneaking into Hotel Pools in Toronto. It comes from Infiltration, "a zine about going places your not supposed to go".

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Mashiro Fukuyama wearable sculptures

This guy is muy ready to kick someone's ass. Once he finds his pants.

[ From BoingBoing ] Mashiro Fukuyama is a Japanese sculptor who creates "contemporary and ceremonial Samurai suits, inspired by the ancient culture of the Samurai and contemporary game-culture." From Mothership, an arts agency in Rotterdam:
(Fukuyama's) creations are made with moulded plastics, finished with leather, fur, precious stones and precious metals. In addition to the presenting these suits as objects, Fukyama wears his creations during performances.

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Vikings Sex Party & MSNBC Ad

Thought this was kinda funny. Ok, being a Vikings fan all of my life, all I can really do is shake my head at this. Mike Tice needs to go. He's a likable guy, but this is getting rediculous.

Anyway, I saw this ad on MSNBC and thought that it might not have been in the original intentions of the sponsors to have it along side a football sex party article. At least it's better than the ad for knives on the serial killer story, but still.

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DIY Doc Octopus Costume

I wonder what this guy is building that he isn't telling anyone about. He also has links to stuff he built like a "Mirrored Parabola", which can focus light into a small space (e.g. a make-shift geek laser).

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Treating China's online addicts

[ BBC Reports ] The internet is taking China by storm, with millions of people logging on in record numbers and web cafes busier than ever. Rising personal wealth means more people are able to buy computers or pay to go online. The vast majority are young people using the net to chat or play games.

But behind the boom, there is a downside.

Wang Yiming, 21, is a self-confessed internet addict, one of a growing number in China. He used to spend hours online each day, often going without food or sleep. His face is drawn and sallow.
He said addiction changed his whole life:

"A month or two after I started surfing the internet, I failed some of my school tests, but I was too afraid to tell my parents. When my father found out, he was very angry.

"But I couldn't control my addiction. Friends were also telling me that I was on the net too long, but I thought: 'It's my life, I can do what I want.' I became a real loner, was withdrawn, and wouldn't listen to anyone."

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Cool Computer Monitors

This is not your house.

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Fake Google Logos

Funny fake google logos.

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Apple Releases New Video iPod

Apple just announced a new ipod that supports video.

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Jesus Poker Chips

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Staten Island Boat Graveyard

[from boingboing] "This gallery of photos of Staten Island's boat-graveyard is absolutely stunning -- these mouldering old hulks with splintered decks and sinking waterlines are majestic in ruin."

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Daniel Craig is New James Bond

If he couldn't convince me in Tomb Raider, then I don't buy him as the next 007. On second thought, why don't they just make Angelina Jolie the next James Bond....

[ Original Herald Story ][ MSN ][ Slate ][ Variety ]

Monday, October 10, 2005

LCDs In Your Headlights

Why the fu*k not.

[ From OhGizmo ] A California company (where else?)
Screenlights is now offering the installation of fully functional headlights that also happen to have a 3″, 4″, 5″, or 7″ video screen inside. Prices start at $900 and go up from there. Check out the site, right here. Story VIA Prylfeber."

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SNL Celebrity Jeopardy

Fu*k Canada!

Courtesy of DoubleViking. Much props to the DV crew on this one.

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‘Pneumatic Man’ robot suit

This kid's got a list of ALL of the people who fucked with him in school. Payback's a biatch.

Suitably musclebound
Tokyo — Sho Hasegawa, a student at the Tokyo University of Science, wears a Muscle Suit … which supports the muscle movements of the elderly or disabled. By controlling air compression, it can help bend and stretch arms, and twist elbows both inward and outward….

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Homemade Nextel GPS phone

I wonder if it'll work on Sprint phones.

[from] Mod a GPS enabled Nextel and fauxjack yourself... or your car, or your kid, or a big dog, or an elephant. We really, really want to track an elephant. Mologogo is a free service that will track a "friends" GPS enabled cell phone from another phone(gps not required) or on the web.

It currently works on pretty much any Nextel phone with Java and GPS - even a $60 no-contract Boost Mobile phone.

We've tested a bunch of phones ourselves but check out the wiki to see about your specific model. If it works on your phone please add it to the wiki.

Don't have a Nextel or Boost Mobile phone with Java and GPS? Get a new "pay as you go" color GPS enabled phone for under $80 ($59 for a i285 or $79 for a i415) at BestBuy or Target. A $20 Boost card will let you upload points for almost 4 months. Dirt cheap for some cool, useful and really fun tech.

Nextels require a little effort to get a third party app on your phone, so sign up for a local mailing list and ask for help if you need it. Even better setup or attend a local Install Fest to easily get Mologogo on your phone.

Mologogo is totally "alpha" right now, but improving rapidly. It is was built as a Web 2.0 app, so expect integration with sites like Flickr,, Judy's book, and lots more RubyOnRails/AJAX-y goodness added to our UI. And with our soon to be released API, you'll be able to access your own location data in other sites.

More clients are on the way, we hope to have clients for PocketPC, Palm, and any other devices with wireless net. If you want to develop a Mologogo client, we'd love to add it to our downloads.

Reported on BoingBoing and Makzine.