Monthly Archives: October 2002

general October 21, 2002 posted by

Tavelling

Travellin’ again! Normal service resumes 10th November. Ciao. psst…I may try and post in the interim if I get the opportunity, but I simply may not have the time. But before I go – could this be the first move towards the development of nuclear powered gadgets? Move over Cap’n Kirk! [via boingboing]

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general October 19, 2002 posted by

Camera breakthrough promises and threatens…

The online technology section of the Telegraph newspaper is reporting on a new camera developed in the UK that can ‘see through clothes, skin and even walls without X-rays.’ Apparently models costing the same as digital cameras could be on the market in a matter of years, which could revolutionise medical practice, not to mention law enforcement. Remember the scene in The 5th Element, when the police ask everyone to stand against the wall? [via Metafilter]

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general October 19, 2002 posted by

Grab that sound

Audio Playback Recorder lets you grab sound or music from games, DVDs or whatever onto your PC for later playback. That’s it really.

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general October 19, 2002 posted by

iMob

The iMob car security system will phone your mobile to alert you if your car is stolen. You can then choose to immobilise it via your phone by entering in a special code number. Hmmm…I’d check to make sure that it isn’t in the outside lane doing 100 before you press that tiny send button though, ok? [via mikeslist]

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general October 19, 2002 posted by

Clamp that!

I can’t believe that there’s a company, let alone a Web site, which offers fancy dress…*cough*… sorry, cool and funky…helmets for welders. It just seems a little surreal.

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general October 19, 2002 posted by

Why marriages last

A fascinating paper – from the Australian Institute of Family Studies – looking at the research done around the world on why some marriages last so long. It may seem obvious in places, but that doesn’t make it any the less interesting. [via metafilter]

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general October 19, 2002 posted by

GBA bovver

Apparently – and I don’t believe this for a moment, of course – these Gameboy boots are all the rage in Japan. Spooky stuff!

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general October 18, 2002 posted by

News just in….divorce rate plummets

The His ‘n Her Motion Activated Toilet Light ‘senses your approach and automatically casts a green glow if the toilet seat is down, and a red bull’s eye pattern in the bowl if the seat is up.’ Yours for a trifling $19.99. Run, don’t walk!

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general October 18, 2002 posted by

Bid to have lunch with Jack Valenti

Fed up with the posturing of the entertainment industry in the every widening ‘war against media piracy?’ Then why not bid to have lunch with Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Pictures Association of America, who with Hilary Rosen of the RIAA make up the most public part of the crusade against technology? The Lunch with a Leader online auction is a charitable initiative which is offering all sorts of celebrity lunches for our delectation. The bid for Valenti currently…

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general October 18, 2002 posted by

Fast Mail

The FastMail email service looks cool. There is a free version, plus various fee based ones offering different options. Worth a visit.

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general October 18, 2002 posted by

More on hydrogen cars

I tell you it’s definitely a plot to wean us away from petrol. Yet another mainstream media article on hydrogen powered vehicles, this time detailing the unveiling here of the Ford Focus FCV Hybrid 2002. One thing does occur to me. Won’t the roads become even more congested once the awful, smelly, expensive, politically volatile petroleum products disappear and clean air, water producing, seagull friendly alternatives arrive? How’s that going to work then?

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