Sites Worth Seeing

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Colombian bank launches biometric ATM | CNET News.com

Personally, I would prefer that the stole my ATM card to get into my account, versus cutting off my finger.. but hey.. different strokes..
Colombian bank launches biometric ATM | CNET News.com

Hackers deface SCO site | CNET News.com

Monday, November 29, 2004

Monday (late) Morning News

  • My current list of people about about to be sued by M$
    My Movies - A FreeWare MCE (Microsoft Media Center Edition) Add-On Application
  • Google TV
    Google TV
  • And I though my SP2 upgrade went poorly...
    Upgrade downs 80,000 U.K. government computers
  • If you can stand Home Edition this is a great deal. Isn't there a hack to make it Pro....
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition $99.99
  • And just for fun
    Internet Porn: Worse Than Crack?
  • HwB: The Hardware Book

    This could be very helpful page.
    HwB: The Hardware Book

    Saturday, November 27, 2004

    !!WEEKEND BONUS!!

    I have to work, so you get something extra!
    Ringling School Portfolio

    Friday, November 26, 2004

    (((FRIDAY FUNNY)))

  • Go to google
  • Type in 'weapons of mass destruction' (without the quotes)
  • Hit 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button.
  • Read carefully
  • sidewalk chalk guy

    I blogged this once before, but found a site with some more.
    sidewalk chalk guy

    The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities

    I will not vouch for this in anyway, but here is the list anyway.

    The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities

    The TV-B-Gone blocker - Engadget - www.engadget.com

    3Yen.com - Wireless - Wireless in Japan - Japanese Mobile Phones � Mobile phone for the elderly


    Elderly smelderly. They are touting this for the troglidites of our world, but sometime simpler is better.

    3Yen.com - Wireless - Wireless in Japan - Japanese Mobile Phones � Mobile phone for the elderly

    Smarter Life and Leisure - Aggeggi.com: Locked out? No Worries With Knock-In-Key


    If you have locked your keys in your car, and happened to have installed this device..you are in luck. Knock your personal 12 digit pattern out on the window, and click, your door is unlocked...no really

    Smarter Life and Leisure - Aggeggi.com: Locked out? No Worries With Knock-In-Key ::via trfj::

    Wednesday, November 24, 2004

    L-Mail :: The easy way to send a letter



    An interesting concept. Create your letter online, and L-mail will have it sent via USPS. Not sure what the great benefit is, but hey...
    L-Mail :: The easy way to send a letter

    Watur - water door



    Probably will only keep out the squeamish, and not burglars, but a cool concept
    Watur - water door

    Ripples in Time

    This is super cool, my favorite is the balloon.
    index

    Cambridge Professor Debuts New WEDGE LCD



    I could get very excited about this..
    Cambridge Professor Debuts New WEDGE LCD
    More info here

    Tuesday, November 23, 2004

    Authorities seek to thwart exam cheating

    You know, its this kind of stuff that is starting to make me feel old. I don't think it would have crossed my mind to use SMS to cheat on a test. But apparently it crossed the mind of 141 Korean students. The school is now looking at installing technology to block cell phone transmissions.

    Can you hear me now...
    The Korea Herald

    How-To: BroadCatching using RSS BitTorrent to automatically download TV shows - Engadget - www.engadget.com



    When Tivo is no longer good enough (and apparently about to get much worse) enter RSS feeds and BitTorrent
    How-To: BroadCatching using RSS BitTorrent to automatically download TV shows - Engadget - www.engadget.com

    Monday, November 22, 2004

    Colorblind Web Page Filter

    Kinda interesting, although I am color blind, so I cannot verify anthing..

    Colorblind Web Page Filter

    scenta

    Here is a game for all you chemistry nerds..

    scenta

    we make money not art: Transgenic Tombstones


    This is a very odd project. The goal was to add human DNA to a tree without affecting the growth of the tree in anyone. Essentially adding you to the tree to live on after you have died...kinda creepy
    we make money not art: Transgenic Tombstones

    MSNBC - New ID tag could prevent surgical errors

    Monday Morning News

  • See, I told you religion was dangerous
    Spam gets religion | CNET News.com
  • Just in case you weren't clear, seeing this image is a bad sign for your cell phone.

    Skulls program kills cell phone apps
  • See your tax dollars are being well spent.
    Space chemist cooks up ‘solid smoke’
  • Another example of people with too much free time
    Smoking list
  • hmm...
    Accused felon free after phony fax is found
  • Friday, November 19, 2004

    Try scratching this DVD | CNET News.com

    Sounds like good news to me!
    Try scratching this DVD | CNET News.com

    ((FRIDAY FUNNY))

  • Funny little video - quicktime
    Chien ramasseur de balles
  • Gotta love stupid men...
    Macho-man
  • (FRIDAY FUNNY)

    Please notice that there is only one set of parenthesis. "What the hell does that mean?" you may be asking yourself. Well, it means there is more to come later. This is funny, but not 3 sets funny

    Depanneren

    Thursday, November 18, 2004

    rAndom international - Watch Paper


    This is a really cool project. The video is slow loading, and very boring, but it give you an idea of how it looks.
    rAndom international - Watch Paper

    Auto Express



    Didn't I blog a Limo that looked like this? The one thing this report is lacking in my mind is range...
    Auto Express

    DMV Director Supports Taxing Drivers by the Mile

    Seagate ships 'world first' 400GB PC HDDs | The Register

    Okay, I absolutely understand the significance of this, but I have concerns. First of which is greating a massive single point of failure, and second would be data access speeds. It shows an average seek time of 8ms..but I don't know...
    Seagate ships 'world first' 400GB PC HDDs | The Register

    Wednesday, November 17, 2004

    Things to make and do.


    I just wanted to give you a taste of some of the lovely items this page teaches you to make..
    Things to make and do.

    Verizon: Wait for dial tone, punch in number, rock out | CNET News.com

    I think I will have to sign up for this, I just hope it doesn't confuse people too much...

    Verizon: Wait for dial tone, punch in number, rock out | CNET News.com

    Tuesday, November 16, 2004

    Forbes.com: Forbes World's Richest People

    Guess who is in the lead..
    Forbes.com: Forbes World's Richest People

    Stoplight to punish suburban speeders / Pleasanton finds a way to slow impatient drivers



    This is an interesting experiment in irony. If you are caught speeding by the traffic light, it will turn red for you, and make you sit and think about what you have done. One would hope that this would teach people that it is faster to get down these roads by going the speed limit, but as the article states, it will probably just piss people off.
    Stoplight to punish suburban speeders / Pleasanton finds a way to slow impatient drivers



    Popgadget: Personal Tech for Women: Exhale Warm Air Gloves



    Okay, so everyone is blogging about these gloves, so I will throw in my two cents about them as well. So, you have these gloves with this 'cool' little valve that you can blow warm air into when your hands get cold. Everyone is going apeshit over them. But doesn't the fact that you to blow warm air into the gloves mean that the inherently suck, because they don't keep your hands warm?

    Popgadget: Personal Tech for Women: Exhale Warm Air Gloves

    Defense Tech: PAIN RAY GOING AIRBORNE


    Pain ray. It is basically a microwave that causes the water to boil under the skin...but I'll let you read for yourself.

    Defense Tech: PAIN RAY GOING AIRBORNE

    Monday, November 15, 2004

    Adelson -- Checker-shadow illusion



    I have seen this illusion before, but this is a great demonstration of it. If you still have doubts, print it out and check for yourself.

    Adelson -- Checker-shadow illusion

    Factoids of the Day.

    Animals:
    * Cats urine glows under a blacklight.
    * A ducks quack doesn't echo, and knowone knows why?
    * An Ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
    * Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.

    Monday Morning News

  • I really like this idea of 'Domain Keys', but I would imagine it will only take a week or so to defeat.
    Yahoo takes on spam, boosts e-mail storage | CNET News.com
  • AHHH!!
    AOL branded PC
  • Now you too can own a JumbTron!
    Sony Jumbotron from the University of Iowa football stadium
  • Segway claims its first fatality
    azcentral.com
  • This should be an interesting one to enforce...
    Fake kidnapper banned from phones
  • Friday, November 12, 2004

    I suck

    I am sorry that my posts have been so infrequent this week. I would love to promise that it will change, but unfortunately, it will continue for another week...atleast. We are in the final stages of a full system implementation at my work, and I am neck deep in it. I will post when I can, and promise to make up for it when the work is done. In the mean time, hopefully this will help keep you entertained!

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    Wednesday, November 10, 2004

    Copyright � 2004 Xingtone.com



    Xingtone allows you to turn your MP3 into a ringtone for your phone. Check the list of compatible phones and carriers, and stop paying for those damn rintones

    Copyright � 2004 Xingtone.com

    I4U News - Bendable Cloth Speakers



    Wearable speakers...so useful
    I4U News - Bendable Cloth Speakers

    Tuesday, November 09, 2004

    Anti-Molestation jacket


    This is one of those really cool ideas, that will never make it to the US because we are so damn litigious. Some asshole will try to rape a woman, get a shock that hurts him, and then sue either the woman, or that jacket manufacturer. So, instead of providing women, and easy and fashionable (?) way to protect themselves, we protect the asshole from getting hurt when he tries to rape her.
    The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Business

    Monday, November 08, 2004

    Monday Morning News

  • And I was worried about online banking...
    Bank accounts in online security scare | CNET News.com
  • More trouble for M$
  • Damn, he really is a bastard
    Virus spread through Bin Laden video
  • Ebay via WAP?
    Ebay
  • Control any (??) media player from Firefox. I am downloading as I write this.
    foxytunes
    ::Update::
    This program rocks! If you are using Firefox, you must install this. If you are not using Firefox, use it, and then install this program!!
  • Friday, November 05, 2004

    (((FRIDAY FUNNY)))




    One2One



    Call me a hopeless romantic, or just hopeless, but I think this is sweet..
    One2One

    Hektor:

    Hektor:
    A graffiti spray painting "robot" called Hektor.
    Very very cool. Graffiti has never been so easy.

    ScubaDoo: Scuba Equipment Australia - ScubaDoo Diving Equipment Australia

    LiTraCon homepage


    Light transmitting concrete.
    LiTraCon homepage

    Compfused.com - Face Illusion

    This is unbelievably cool!

    Compfused.com - Face Illusion

    Here is another one

    Grand-Illusions

    Make your own:
    psyserver.pc.rhbnc.ac.uk

    Gizmodo : Corn Starch Blu-Ray Disc


    Now this is what I am talking about...I wonder what the self life is?
    Gizmodo : Corn Starch Blu-Ray Disc

    2004 Motor Trend International Design Contest winners announced

    Scientists invent loud speakers for clothes

    This one speaks for itself..
    Scientists invent loud speakers for clothes

    Thursday, November 04, 2004

    Kelly Dobson: Blendie 2000



    This is so cool, because it is so useless. It is a voice activated..and this is the good part...you make a noise mimicing a blender, and it moves at that speed. Watch the video!
    Kelly Dobson: Blendie 2000

    Wednesday, November 03, 2004

    Commuter Cars



    Definately not on the cheap side, or really on the attractive side. But it is on the economically side, and isn't that what really matters...isn't it?
    Be sure to check out the parking images.
    Commuter Cars

    The Modern Chastity Belt



    I will let Popgadget explain this one...
    Popgadget: Personal Tech for Women: The Modern Chastity Belt

    Spam: 'It's a meat,' Hormel insists | CNET News.com



    You know the world is going to hell when hormel complains that spam is getting a bad name..
    http://news.com.com/Spam+Its+a+meat%2C+Hormel+insists/2100-1032_3-5435338.html?tag=alert

    Tuesday, November 02, 2004

    FUJI SPINNING Co., Ltd.



    Finally, because I am too lazy to eat foods rich in vitamins, and too lazy to take vitamins, finally, my clothing will provide them for me.
    FUJI SPINNING Co., Ltd.

    loop.ph - light sleeper



    This should shorten your life span...
    loop.ph - light sleeper

    Epson uses inkjet technology to create world's first 20-layer, ultra-thin circuit board

    GET OUT AND VOTE!


    This is a composit image of the first thousand soldiers to die in Iraq.

    Josh Rubin: Cool Hunting: LighTalk

    Josh Rubin: Cool Hunting: LighTalk
    Passing notes in class, will never be the same.

    Monday, November 01, 2004

    Monday Morning News

  • Toshiba offers worldwide notebook component recall
  • We got a new virus out and about...
    Reheated Bagle smokes out antivirus defenses
  • Google is expanding their market in a possibly scary, but logical way..
    Google buys satellite map company
  • Yeah, becuase if the courts and the EU can't slow M$ down, I'm sure this guy has a shot.
    Xbox Owner Sues Over Defective Disk Drives
  • Tech deal of the moment
    Sony DSC-V1 5Mpixel Digital Camera $299.99, Nov 1
    Lowest price around. RitzCamera.com has the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1 Digital Camera 5Mpixel 4x optical zoom $299.99 shipped free. No sales tax. Review
    ::Via techbargins.com::