OK peeps, that’s it for this year from the Ferret. Packing tiny fluffy bags and heading off to the Northern lights to visit Santa. Back in the first week of the New Year. Have fun, frolics and a wonderful break y’all. Happy Holidays!Read More
Monthly Archives: December 2003
The USB Alarm clock. [Babel] Oooh look. Yet another device hooked up to a PC port. How bizarre but magnificent, Maude!
And here was I thinking that mono wheels were a modern invention. Apparently not, dear readers. Nor are they all as monster as this V8 engined behemoth.
Good grief, everyone’s going anti-carb. There’s even a community forum for it now called My Low Carb Life . That Doc Atkins has a lot to answer for, and pass me another butter scone, dear. Fads are great, aren’t they?
NEC Corp’s HD DVD [Babel] AOD (Advanced Optical Disk) drive features not one, but two lasers – a bluey, and a reddy. Result? A drive that can not only read today’s standard DVD disks, but also cope with the mega disks of tomorrow, up to 30GB in capacity. That’s almost enough to hold Bill Gates’ bank statements.
Stellarium is a pretty cool – and free – ‘photo-realistic sky generator’ program. ‘Stellarium is a [sic] free software available for Windows, Linux/Unix and MacOSX. It renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time. With stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope.’
Is the Mini PC EX-1 really the smallest PC in the world? Maybe for the moment. Review here.
The Computer Cops forums – a pretty good place to find out how to release your computer if it’s been hijacked by spyware or trojans. Contains lots of links to goodies like the Cool Web Shredder program.
And so the fight continues. Mute is a new file sharing program which ‘protects your privacy by avoiding direct connections with your sharing partners in the network.’ And this on a pretty bad day all round for the music industry’s attempts to shut down file sharing.
MP3 Gym. 100,000 different routines, 60 exercises. I need a sit down already. ‘Introducing…the very first and only audio personal trainer recorded on MP3s for your MP3 player. It’s the ultimate in personal trainers.’
A nice little piece from Textually.org looking at how people are starting to invent cool ways to use cameraphones. ‘A contractor in the business of sealing driveways, has been taking pictures of any pre-existing tar splatters on a customer’s garage or house. “Just so if a customer asks, I can say, “Here, look, that was there before I started.” ‘
I think that this story on Sky’s digital television newsletter is kind of sad. More for what it says about us, than what it says about the poor animals. ‘Gorilla Keepers at Longleat Safari Park are giving their TV-loving charges a special Christmas treat this year by installing their enclosure with the new Sky+ system. The 42-year-old Western Lowland gorillas Nico and Samba have been enjoying relaxing in front of the telly for the last few years and now their…
OK, admit it. You’re having trouble finding that last minute something special for the someone special in your life. Well seek no longer friend, for now you have found. Tortilla Flat, Arizona, historic town, home to 6 people and landmark on the Apache Trail is up for sale on eBay. Wannit? Got $5.5 million in yer wallet pardner?
It may not look like much, but Logitec’s snappily named LDR-HA443U2 [Babel] DVD recorder must rate as just about the most complete device of its type on the market. Not only DVD + and – R/RW but also DVD RAM as well as USB 2.0 connection speeds. Still not sure why anyone would want DVD RAM, but I’m willing to listen.
Four electronics manufacturers have come up with a spec for controlling home appliances with mobile phone handsets. The iReady interoperability standard has been agreed by Toshiba, Sharp, Mitsubishi Corp and Sanyo. [via Gizmodo] Need a few more companies there, boys! Oh and by the way, you might have a bit of a tussle with these guys over the name.