Monthly Archives: April 2004

general April 29, 2004 posted by

Bumper dumper.

Ahem…Uncle Booger’s Bumper Dumper. ‘The only hitch mounted portable toilet patented to use any standard full size toilet seat…you can use a bag or a bucket.’ $59.95. God Bless America indeed!

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general April 29, 2004 posted by

Clip art for all.

The Open Clip Art Project ‘has the goal of creating a free archive of clip art that can be used with free software, closed software, distributed with various software distributions, or be used in graphic design compositions.’ Hugely laudable initiative, but they desperately need more stuff, so any help will be gratefully received.

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general April 28, 2004 posted by

Smell that peace.

The HoMedics EnviraSpa combines smells and sounds to provide relaxation to the tired soul. Or something. £39.99. ‘Combined Relaxation with a choice of 6 Environmental Sounds together with 4 Custom Aromatherapy Bead Formulas…Spring Rain, Woodlands, Summer Nights, Ocean Waves, White Noise and Mountain Stream…’

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general April 28, 2004 posted by

Got a light, Tosh?

The new Toshiba Feminity [Japanese] range of home appliances comes complete with Bluetooth hub, voice recognition enabled LCD touch panel controller and connection options for broadband internet. And yes, the microwave accepts menus wirelessly. Good grief people, this is almost the Jetsons!

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general April 28, 2004 posted by

Odor beaters.

The Zielonka Shoe Smellkiller $16.95. [Via Bi-Rivets] ‘The specially alloyed Zielonka high-grade stainless steel neutralizes all odors in your shoes, without using any synthetic fragrances or chemicals…No more embarrassing moments when you take your shoes off…Smellkillers are made out of a special high-grade stainless steel. As soon as they come into contact with air and water they act like a catalyst that neutralizes all odors – just like the catalytic converter that reduces harmful emissions from your carís exhaust. ‘

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general April 28, 2004 posted by

Finders keepers.

The Japanese really know how to make in-car navigation systems that look the business. Take the Mitsubishi CUH9000 [Babel] for example. It screams out….well….sophistication. It says…’look dude, I’m no cheapo PocketPC knock off, I’m the real McCoy’. As well as featuring a 20GB hard drive and conventional ROM drive tech, it can also accept updated road information via mobile phone.

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general April 28, 2004 posted by

Testing, testing…

The Microphone. Not so much a web site as a tour de sound force. With audio samples. ‘The following pages are designed to introduce you to the types of microphones used in broadcasting and in recording studios.’

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general April 28, 2004 posted by

Solar power.

The Solar Funnel Cooker/Cooler. Cheaper than a Westinghouse, more fun than yet another night of cold baked beans. ‘ I’ve used this cooker for three summers and I enjoy it. Cooking and making ice with the funnel cooker/cooler will permit a significant change in lifestyle. If you think about it, this could help a lot of people.’

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general April 28, 2004 posted by

SlashNOT.

SlashNOT. News.Stuff. * McDonald’s Challenges Microsoft FAT patent. * IBM Develops Artificial Stupidity

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general April 28, 2004 posted by

RSS down.

Hmm, so the Ferret’s RSS feed is down. Seems as though Blogstreet doesn’t really work as advertised. Tsk. I’m hunting for a replacement so if anyone has any pointers, gratefully received. Ithangyu.

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general April 27, 2004 posted by

MP3.com returning.

Hmm, so it looks as though we are about to witness the imminent rebirth of MP3.com. First stage – Music.Download.com has soft launched. With a very slick interface and a generous selection of tunes.

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general April 27, 2004 posted by

Smart brownie.

The world’s first intelligent, no-burn toaster. It may be a small problem, but it’s fixing the simple things that will help change the world in the end, doncha think? ‘The invention is world’s first toaster with technology able to sense the caramelisation, and hence brownness, of toast to guarantee perfect toast every time. The patented system monitors invisible sugar and/or carbon particles using an ionizing particle sensor. Different particles are given off as caramelisation effects occur within the toast, crucially…

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general April 27, 2004 posted by

Croak.

The Froggy PC Sensor system. ‘A sensors set, packaged in a very nice frog, you plug it into your PC to have an accurate barometer, thermometer, hygrometer and data logger…At a low cost you can complete this information about your environment with atmospheric pressure, hygrometry and temperature.’ There’s a toadally amazing frog joke lurking about here somewhere, but darned if I can find it!

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general April 27, 2004 posted by

Hand Jive.

It is with delight that the Ferret announces the new Mitsubishi High Speed Hand Dryer. No more waving your hands around pathetically under a noisy, useless hand dryer in restaurants, leaving the restroom surreptitiously wiping your still soggy mitts on the backside of your pants. Five seconds a dry. Hoorah! ‘It works by applying a gentle but powerful gust to both sides of the hands. As you slowly pull your hands out of the bin, the “Dual Jet Drying” process…

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general April 27, 2004 posted by

TV Allowance.

TV Allowance – ‘the amazing television time manager that lets you easily control how much time children spend watching TV, playing video games and surfing the net…The TV Allowance is a device that connects between a television and its supply of electricity.’ $99.00. Er…wouldn’t it be cheaper just to say…’no’?

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