Monthly Archives: April 2004

general April 24, 2004 posted by

Semi Permanent tattoos.

The folk at Power Paper have come up with a semi-permanent tattoo technology which takes 20 minutes to apply and then lasts for up to 4 weeks. Apparently it’s as resilient as conventional tattooing, but with none of the ‘oh grief, what did I do to myself last night after the pub?’ risks. Just perfect for all those spur of the moment celebrity tattoos, eh? ‘The technology utilizes the process of iontophoresis, whereby ionized pigments are delivered into the epidermal…

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general April 24, 2004 posted by

Fly boys only.

Can someone explain to me why there are so many aircraft carriers for sale? I mean you can’t turn around without stumbling over another one in your local classified section, can you? This one is a snip at just $6,450,000. [Insert clichéd car advert joke here about condition and previous owner! [Thanks Fred]

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general April 24, 2004 posted by

Duke it out.

The Sony Net Juke [Babel] (aka NAS-A1) looks like it could herald the start of a new genre, the Internet attached home jukebox. The NAS (for Network Audio System) uses a special Japanese broadband download service to download tracks and albums onto an internal 40GB hard disk (over 1000 hours of music, see?). No MP3 though, just DRM’d ATRAC3 and PCM [that’s quite enough acronyms for this post – Ed]. I’m a bit worried about the fact that Babel keeps…

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general April 24, 2004 posted by

Dodgeit.

Dodgeit. Super easy throwaway email address to avoid spam attacks. BUT with a truly cool feature – an RSS mail checking feed. Brilliant! ‘Pick a throwaway address, say: [email protected] Give that address out whenever you need to. Check deeznuts from homepage of dodgeit.com. Subscribe to RSS [sic] feed to keep an eye on the mailbox.’

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general April 24, 2004 posted by

Nameascar.

Boggle! Nameascar. ‘A Distinguishing Mark from nameascar is the perfect gift for that person who wants everything.’ Sometimes…just sometimes….you wonder, don’t you? ‘To purchase the Distinguishing Mark of your choice begin by browsing through nameascar’s Skin Registry of Beautymarks, Clusters, Scars and Birthmarks on the Skin page. As you browse the Skin Registry begin thinking of the perfect name for your Distinguishing Mark or Cluster.’

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general April 24, 2004 posted by

Search me, guv.

Oh yes, ’tis definitely a time of seeking. Hence the frantic attempts to try and find the next big search sensation. Bob (maestro) Cringely bangs on about the MeaningMaster search technology this week. It sounds good, and is definitely worth a looksee. Of course the problem is that all new search technologies sounds good, but in the end they tend to produce results that are not much different than the Big G.

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general April 24, 2004 posted by

Suits you, sir…

Paranoid? Or just want to make a grand entrance to the dinner party next week? Then you need a ‘U.S. Army surplus toxicological climate controlled suit‘. No really! Package includes a ‘Gas Particulate Filter with Backpack Assembly’ for those truly intimate moments. $299.95. I’d consider buying a Movie Mouse to go with it. Perfect match. Snigger.

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general April 24, 2004 posted by

Mirror, mirror…

Mirror of Beauty is makeover software with some extra ‘special’ touches. As well as the usual makeup, hair styles and lipstick options, it also includes buttons to provide a ‘virtual’ botox job (if you have to ask you don’t need it, sir), nosejob, de-aging, bee-stung lips and ‘automatic hot looks’. $19.95. Now why can’t someone do something really useful and come up with a personality makeover program? How interesting would it be to have ‘automatic hot personality’, ‘sweet, dizzy Rachel…

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general April 22, 2004 posted by

Taking the mickey?

The Movie Mouse – Close Proximity Surround Sound Speaker. So – no wait, you’ll have to give me a minute to stop the giggles – so apparently you sit watching your home theater set up with this device….ahem……sitting on your lap. Boggle! $199.00. ‘Wherever you choose, whenever you choose, you can enjoy close proximity personal surround sound.’

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general April 22, 2004 posted by

Speak here please.

Mmm…suddenly everyone wants to stick speakers into gidgets. Now it’s the turn of the vanilla portable CD player to get its own set of stereo cones. Wassup, headphones not good enough for folks anymore? Need some extra way to annoy fellow travellers with your rad grindcore beats? Sheesh!

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general April 22, 2004 posted by

Etch this.

The TP-1500 (aka My Drawing Studio) is a kind of high tech Etch-A-Sketch which attaches to the TV and let’s the dear little ones draw, paint, puzzle and play to their heart’s delight. Eight different activities are included, for when crayon and paper just won’t cut it! Perfect for some l33t h4xor1ng.

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general April 22, 2004 posted by

Banzai!

The ancient art of Bonzai Potato. ‘Are you the type of person who longs for patience and tranquility in your life? Of course you are, but in our modern society who has the time? Now it’s possible. With the items contained in this kit you can quickly and efficiently reach an inner peace that can take monks an entire lifetime to achieve.’

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