Monthly Archives: December 2003

general December 19, 2003 posted by

Preying for guidance?

The Mantis UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) is just one of what could be a veritable flood of robot flying machines coming onto a market near you soon. It looks like the ‘fight against everything’ has now stepped up a notch or two.

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general December 18, 2003 posted by

Getting the picture?

Getting the Picture is a fascinating – and somewhat scary – white paper from Siemens on the work being done to make cameras smarter. ‘Welcome to the world of cameras with built-in brains. A far cry from their conventional closed circuit counterparts, these devices—some entering trial service, most still in various phases of development—are equipped with microchips and programs that allow them to search for specific classes of events, such as stopped cars in tunnels, and notify personnel only if…

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general December 18, 2003 posted by

Universal truth.

The universe in a cube. Yours for a mere $72.00. ‘All the Universe in a Grain of Sand – A research-quality model of the largest cosmological structures that we know of.’

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general December 18, 2003 posted by

Think about it!

Mmm, Thinking Putty looks like fun. ‘Thinking Putty is perfect for – Stress toy to ease tension, an office or desk toy, a super stocking filler, promotional toys or gifts.’

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general December 18, 2003 posted by

Pet stroller.

No, no, I just can’t take it anymore. The Lightweight Pet Stroller. $129.95. ‘For city walks, trips to the vet or travel, this lightweight, easy-to-maneuver stroller makes outings with your pet as easy as pushing a baby carriage.’

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general December 18, 2003 posted by

Time for a dip?

The Pool. ‘The Pool is a shared resource for online art, code, and texts assembled by and for students of new media.’ Weird art stuff!

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general December 18, 2003 posted by

Free PC.

Yowsers. So let me get this straight. Metronony will give me a free PC if I watch up to 3 minutes of advertising per hour of use? Riiggghtt!

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general December 18, 2003 posted by

Snackspot.

I believe that Snackspot is a somewhat tongue in cheek celebration of everything tacky in major brand foodstuffs. It must be so, yes? The alternative is that these fruitcakes are…er…serious.

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general December 18, 2003 posted by

Nigeria bound!

Ooo’er. The Ferret has been approached by a very nice gentleman from Nigeria in regard to purchasing some of the products we have for sale here on the site. Gosh, this sounds so exciting, must respond as soon as possible. ‘dear sales i will like to place an international order from your store to my store in LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA.I want t know maybe you ship to Nigeria before i proceed to choose what i will like to order i…

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general December 17, 2003 posted by

Zukero.

The Zukero is one weird concept. A Bluetooth dongle that fits into your hi-fi system and lets you stream audio from your mobile phone’s GPRS connection. Yep, you can now spend $99.00 to stream music from your mobile phone to your hi-fi system. Er guys….hi-fi systems already have interesting new technologies in them like CD players, FM radios and maybe even cassette decks.

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general December 17, 2003 posted by

Audi badness.

The My Audi TT Sucks site. One man waging online war against a big German manufacturer because he claims to have bought a Friday lemon vehicle. So just how powerful is the Internet?

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general December 17, 2003 posted by

Super cool critters.

Apparently squirrels are super cool critters. So cool in fact (when they hibernate) that scientists are studying them to find out whether we could use their biological tech to help with long distance space travel. Me, I just like the picture.

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