Posts by Category: hmm..interesting

Mmm…wonder if it works?

hmm..interesting October 4, 2005 posted by


Peerflix. Netflix via your peers and not the net. No, hold on. Netflix with the Net, but also the…. No, wait. List the DVDs you own and the ones you want. Others do the same. Then you swap when you want. Or something. And the Peerflix people charge you $0.99c a trade. So there. Happy?   We are a peer-to-peer trading network for DVDs. It’s the new way to get the most out of the DVDs you own by trading those…

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hmm..interesting September 29, 2005 posted by

Shopfar. Receive free iTunes songs by shopping at an affiliate store. iTunes as the next Air Miles? Discuss. International versions here.  Shopfar is an online shopping portal with hundreds of online shopping sites to choose from. Unlike any other site, Shopfar rewards you with free music downloads (in the form of iTunes song codes) when you shop at its affiliated shopping sites.

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hmm..interesting September 27, 2005 posted by

The Tilting Vehicle.

The Tilting Vehicle. Inventor Phillip James believes he has come up with a supremely safe, ecological and easy to control commuter vehicle. Don’t know about all that, but it does look like fun. More photos here.

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hmm..interesting September 15, 2005 posted by

Google blog search.

..the interesting thing about the new Google Blog Search service is that you can subscribe to feeds of search results, which means that you can effectively track blog conversations on a particular subject very easily. I don’t know exactly why just yet, but this definitely strikes me as A Very Useful Thing.

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hmm..interesting September 13, 2005 posted by


MouseHole.’s a local web proxy which lets you install and use Ruby scripts? Kind of like Greasemonkey, without the grease? Or monkey? Um…not sure what it really offers that’s new, but suspect that it’s interesting tech. If you find out what it’s useful for please inform this puzzled Ferret immediately.  Okay, MouseHole 1.1 is ready for you. If you’re new, MouseHole is a web proxy that you run on your machine… And that’s it. I really have no idea…

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Bookmark This! August 25, 2005 posted by

Future tech.

The British Telecom Timeline. There’s nothing so foolish or futile as forecasting the future [fabulous falliteration – Ed], but someone needs to tell BT. This little technological timeline stretches to infinity and beyond (well OK 2055) and makes some bold predictions. Artificial brains by 2044, genetically engineered teddy bears by  2041? Tell you what, let’s meet back here in 50 to see if it turns out to be correct? You can log on via holographic thought waves. Oh yes. Downloadable version…

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hmm..interesting August 19, 2005 posted by

Biggest printer in the world.

This Mitsubishi DiamondStar 90 printing press is apparently the biggest printing system in the world ,and can print out 90,000 complete full colour broadsheet newspapers an hour. The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper of Japan has four of them linked together that can produce 100 newspapers a second. One question. How many trees, dude, how many trees?

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hmm..interesting August 12, 2005 posted by

Electric airgun.

The Airsoft Styler 606 Electric Airgun. The Ferret sleeps well in his bed at night, knowing that simple happy-loving products like these are available for all and sundry. After all, it’s just good clean fun, isn’t it children?  They’re slightly larger than a pistol, with a lower rate of fire and muzzle velocity than their big counterparts, but don’t be fooled: these guns can hold up to 170 rounds of ammo, and they really pack a punch! Plus, they’re fully automatic…

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hmm..interesting August 9, 2005 posted by


iKarma. Take one dash of eBay feedback, a little dash of Whuffie and you’ve got an online referral scheme that is…well…brave. Will it work, good peeps? Tune in this time next year and let’s see, shall we?   Online or offline, in business or among friends, your reputation says everything about you – who you are, what you do, and what others think about you. The strength of a good name is the finest marketing that money can’t buy. provides all the…

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hmm..interesting July 27, 2005 posted by

Water powered engine.

Running a gasoline engine on hydrogen using water. Long title eh? Yep, that’s what we thought too. Very long title. Longer than your average title actually. By quite a way. Yes sirree. Lots of words there all right.

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hmm..interesting June 16, 2005 posted by

Eye eye.

The EYE Total Vision Workout. So apparently this flashing LED light thingy can improve visual performance ‘in less than 10 minutes a day’. Our visuals have got a performance? Golly. The Ferret once tried to improve his hearing by waggling his ears in time to While My Guitar Gently Weeps, but alas… Priced at $199.95.   How Exercise Your Eyes Total Vision Workout System works is really quite simple. Your eyes’ focusing muscles flex and relax when they follow Exercise Your Eyes Total Vision…

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future tech June 2, 2005 posted by

On the biotech border.

The folk at Swiss biotech research company Cytos appear to be very busy indeed. Judging by the list of their recent trials. 2005, May 18:  Alzheimer’s 2005, May 14 : Vaccine to treat nicotine addiction 2005, May 11: Obesity vaccine Cytos Biotechnology AG is a public Swiss biotechnology company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of a new class of biopharmaceutical products – the Immunodrugs. Immunodrugs are intended for use in treatment and prevention of common chronic diseases which…

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hmm..interesting May 31, 2005 posted by


Rideable Bicycle Replicas. More quirky bikes, trikes and catamarans – OK, we’re lying about the last part – than you can shake a pump at.  We began manufacturing standard and antique replica bicycles during the great bicycle boom of the 1970’s. When the boom ended, we continued to make bicycles, but only the ones we enjoyed riding: the high wheelers. (Also known as Penny Farthings.) With a few skilled craftsmen we have continued to produce about 200 high wheelers a year….

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hmm..interesting May 20, 2005 posted by

Tickle your fancy.

Tickle. The world’s leading self discovery site? Uh-huh!  Tickle offers a comprehensive set of tests, all of which help you leverage your personal and professional relationships, in a fun, useful and familiar environment…Tickle’s methods are built on over 80 years of consumer science research developed at Harvard, Yale, Duke, Northeastern, Washington University in St. Louis, SUNY at Albany, and The University of Kansas. This environment provides a safe place for members to receive deep, rich and meaningful information that connects them…

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