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Awesome March 12, 2008 posted by

Crayon Physics – oooooooooh!

Crayon Physics. Petri Purho’s innovative game prototype is so much fun that it’s…well…beyond. There’s a full-on commercial version called Crayon Physics Deluxe coming. Oh my giddy feet.  You play with crayons and physics. The goal of the game is to move the red ball so that it collects the stars. You can cause the red ball to move by drawing physical objects. With left mouse button you can draw and with right you can remove objects. Tags: crayon+physics, game, freeware


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Awesome March 6, 2008 posted by

Phun – awesome physics play box may devour hours of your life

Phun. 2D Physics Sandbox. Warning Advisory: don’t download this software unless you have time to spare. Especially don’t download this if you are in any way attracted to gravity, random shapes, puzzles, physics experimentation and other such pastimes. Video.  Phun is meant to be a playground where people can be creative. It can also be used as an educational tool to learn about physics concepts such as restitution and friction. Tags: phun, physics+game, freeware


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Awesome March 4, 2008 posted by

Sun Times – super cool freeware plots climate, aviation and astronomical movements

Sun Times is a very cool freeware program which provides more information than you’re ever going to need on sunrise/sunset times, climate averages and global flight schedules and routes. The data is constantly updated and you can run cool time based animations to view astronomical movements and temperature changes for just about every place on earth. The maps are a little crude, and the interface takes some getting used to, but the lush dataset more than makes up for it. This…


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Awesome February 27, 2008 posted by

EA Sims Online goes free of charge – classic multiplayer game gets freeware play mode

Sims Online Free. Ooh, Electronic Arts has released a free version of the classic Sims Online game. If you’ve been living on Mars for a while, The Sims is one of the biggest game franchises on the planet, and the online version, which used to cost $9.99 a month, was notable for some pretty cool visuals and unique gameplay. Well the developers have now re-jigged the code, updated it all and re-released it in both free and pay to play versions. The pay per…


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Awesome February 22, 2008 posted by

ROFL

Try this. Go to Google and enter ‘mofo’ as a search term. First result? Giggle! (er..maybe they should consider a domain name change?) Tags: humor, google+search, mofo


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Awesome February 18, 2008 posted by

Picture Placer – genius product revolutionises the chore of hanging your pictures

Picture Placer. What an absolute gem of a product. Hook this super simple gizmo onto the picture wire on your frame, push to mark the spot on the wall, bang the nail in and bingo, a perfect position every time. Even when hanging multiple frames in alignment. It’s a stupid job that always takes far longer than it should, which makes this thing just perfect. Watch the video. It’s not going to get rid of Uncertain Uma or Dithering Dave, but nevertheless…


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Awesome February 14, 2008 posted by

Electric Generator Fabric – power your stuff by rustling your armpits

Zhong Lin Wang and his boffin colleagues at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a type of electricity generating fibres which produce power when rubbed together. Nope it’s not just static electricity, they’re producing proper usable juice, albeit at very low levels right now. The idea is to produce a fabric that could  power our personal gadgets as we walk around, simply through the movement of the clothing. It’s extremely early days, but who knows, one day we may all end up…


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Awesome February 14, 2008 posted by

PDFMeNot – superb tool makes viewing PDF files a snap

PDFMeNot. Super cool online PDF reader which is an absolute blessing for anyone who spends a lot of time researching or just browsing the web. Viewing PDF files online is normally a real pain what with downloading, powering up Acrobat or whatever. Now you have a choice. Either use the online version to read your PDF files without hassle, or better yet use one of the free tools on offer. The best of the best is the Firefox extension which automatically and…


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Awesome February 13, 2008 posted by

LostPassword.com – the ultimate destination if you’ve lost your password

LostPassword.com is a search engine to find tools to retrieve lost passwords. That’s right, come here if you’ve lost a password for Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat or a bundle of other applications. Definitely a bookmark for the toolbox.  Welcome to LostPassword.com, the web source of password recovery software. Tags: lostpassword.com, passwords, software


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Awesome February 12, 2008 posted by

Manpollo Project – climate change discussion should focus on risk management

The Manpollo Project is a site which takes a look at the climate change discussion from a new angle. Basically they’re suggesting that people stop debating the actual subject and start managing the risk (in the same way that insurance companies and gambling organisations do). It’s an intelligent suggestion and if you can spare the time to slog through the somewhat cutesy videos on the site you’ll learn a great deal about the whole subject. My particular favourite is the credibility…


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Awesome February 11, 2008 posted by

Rarindra Prakarsa – beautiful photographic imagery

Rarindra Prakarsa is a photographer and Photoshop artist working out of Indonesia who has an incredibly rich portfolio of work to show off. His stuff is reverberating around the Web right now, but it’s worth repeating here. Even if you don’t like the style (and some people may perhaps find it to be a little cheesy or overblown) you have to admire the sheer style of the compositions and the amount of effort these photos take. If you want to…


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Awesome February 8, 2008 posted by

50 Years of British TV Comedy – a catalogue of YouTube shows lovingly sorted in date order

50 Years of British Television Comedy. A fabulous collection of video clips from British comedy down the years. It’s indexed in decade order with Wikipedia links giving show descriptions, and there are some absolute gems in there (like The Parrot Sketch from Monty Python, above). I’m definitely bookmarking it for a rainy grey day. Tags: 50+years+of+british+tv+comedy, television, humour, youtube


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Awesome February 4, 2008 posted by

Gapminder World – global statistics brought to life…very interesting

Hans Rosling’s Gapminder World is a fabulous initiative to make the dry, arcane world of global statistics more accessible for us mere mortals. Instead of obtuse tedious charts, spreadsheets and PDFs from the UN, UNESCO etc, he’s created a colourful, animated and easy to manipulate application which shows you more than a mere set of numbers ever could. It’s lovely. Governments should be forced to deliver all global statistics in this engine from now on, so we can see what’s…


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Awesome January 29, 2008 posted by

Free Calendars online – download and print off free Microsoft Word calendars

Man, I’ve been looking for a free downloadable calendar offer for lifetimes, so I’m delighted to deliver this great site to y’all. There’s a fabulous range of free calendar templates available, from weekly to annual versions, all formatted to work brilliantly with Microsoft Word. What I particularly love is the fact that they’ve thrown in some really useful customisation features, so you can print the calendars onto different sized paper, change your starting dates and days and even print in three…


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