Monthly Archives: October 2003

general October 31, 2003 posted by

Camp safe, kiddies!

The $99.95 Ten-in-One Emergency Camping Tool has it all. ‘This lightweight portable TV includes a radio, lantern, flashlight, Compass, Analog clock, Thermometer, Emergency blinker, Siren, and Audible mosquito-repellent.’ Er…since when has a TV been an emergency item?

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general October 31, 2003 posted by

Frank’s Golden.

Frank’s Vinyl Museum is a priceless sample of weird and wonderful music tracks from around the world. I particular like the Beatles Barkers – ‘On it are 12 of the Beatles’ most popular early songs, done up by a traditional rock-’n-roll band with the vocals supplied by dogs. That’s right. Dogs.’ Enjoy!

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general October 31, 2003 posted by

Nigerian scam blown?

Apparently there has just been a concerted international police swoop on suspected Nigerian 419 scam artists. The most public arrest has been this 39 year old Australian (huh?) guy in Sydney. Fab news if it slows down the flood of this sinister stuff reaching our inboxes.

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general October 31, 2003 posted by

Click to translate.

The Click2Translate online service now offers not only free machine translations of text, but also a facility to get an instant online quote for a human or human edited machine translation. Not a massive selection of languages, but still it’s worth noting for future emergency ‘send me money’ notes to Aunt Elena from Portugal.

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general October 31, 2003 posted by

Voice over mobile IP.

The GLD voice over IP service looks pretty standard stuff, but gazing closely at the small print I was drawn by the reference to the Traveler’s Package. This lets you make unlimited VoIP international calls from ‘any email enabled cellphone’. It’s not very clear, but I think that rates for this service are $99.00 a month, which would make it good value for globe trotting execs, no?

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general October 31, 2003 posted by

Great galaxies!

What Sir needs is the Galactika transparent, LED lit toilet seat to complete your life. No honestly you do. I can tell. Please be aware, Sir, that you will need to get down on your hands and knees every week to replace the 3 AA batteries. Which should make for some interesting photo opportunities, n’est pa?

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general October 31, 2003 posted by

Stock and roll.

iStockPro provides a catalogue of stock photography which you can select based on colour. To match your design needs, see? Apparently the piccie above matches the Ferret colour scheme. I’m not that convinced.

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general October 31, 2003 posted by

Debate the Big Smoke.

The Big Smoke Debate. Londoners get their say as to whether to follow the US example and ban smoking in public places. Democracy in action? For those what don’t know, London is known affectionately (?) as The Big Smoke. Yeah, I know it’s not quite as evocative as The Big Apple, but what do you do?

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general October 31, 2003 posted by

Ultimate sanctuary?

Someone is selling a house. Not any old house, but the Ultimate Secure Home. Rock exterior, air filtration, independent water supply, fallout room – the lot. Apparently ‘the owners originally planned to use the house as a summer retreat’. So what happened? Did they decide to risk it a little and sell up? One for the survivalist Fred Flinstones amongst us.

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general October 30, 2003 posted by

Namco fun.

The Namco 5 in 1 joystick games console follows on from the Atari 10 in 1, and offers a selection of classic golden oldies like Pac-Man, Galaxian and Rally-X. Just plug it into your TV for some $24.99 retro gaming fun!

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general October 30, 2003 posted by

RSS News.

Here’s a couple for you RSS nuts out there in Ferret land. Enter in your own search word or term and you will receive a constantly updated list of news results fed directly to your RSS newsreader (like, say the free Feedreader or RSSReader). Great for tracking hot stories or the like. Yahoo News Search Google News Search

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