Monthly Archives: September 2004

general September 1, 2004 posted by

Electrum Spyder.

The Electrum Spyder. $38,000. ‘The Electrum Spyder is an exciting 2 passenger convertible all electric freeway flier that will be available in a limited production. Powered by a 288 vdc system, the Spyder provides an effective range of up to 150 miles at a top speed governed at 80 miles an hour on a full charge using nickel zinc batteries, standard in all of our vehicles. As with all of our Electrum series the Spyder is available with optional lithium…

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Hikari Yoku.

I’m not certain, but I think that the Hikari Yoku – ‘temporary bath’ according to dear sweet Babel – is some sort of biorhythmic body clock adjuster which works by mimicking the sun’s rays. Trouble is, my Japanese is simply not up to translating anything which doesn’t include fish, rice, soy and wasabi. ‘It is convenient to the use with the healthy rhythm mode which does the helping which arranges the life rhythm of one day.’

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Lumi Pad.

The Lumi Pad. For those times when you and the rest of the family just aren’t communicating as well as you should. $32.99. ‘Lumi Pad, the revolutionary illuminated notepad! Fun and user-friendly for all ages, Lumi Pad attracts attention and provides powerful messages in any public place! Lumi Pad allows you to write your message on the clear surface, switch on the pad and display your message in a variety of animated modes…There is a disco option, whereby the light…

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Desktop Search.

Just started playing with Copernic’s new free Desktop Search tool and it may just be a keeper. It produces typically large indexes (around 700MB for a 10GB dataset on my machine) but unlike Blixx there doesn’t appear to be any ongoing performance hit. Searches emails, files, music, pictures, web etc. And very fast. What’s more it segments search results by time periods, which is uber cool. And did I mention it’s free? Definitely worth a look.

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More Google.

More Google. Free browser plug-in which adds features to Google searches. See page preview thumbnails cool! “Open in New Window” Button Live Amazon.com product information new! Get accurate site access statistics Retrieve older versions of a site Find more related web sites

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OR Live.

OR Live. Er…watch live operations being conducted via Real Player. Ahem…cutting edge technology at work. ‘Orthopaedics: Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD, presents a minimally invasive hip replacement surgery surgery on Thursday, September 16, 2004, at 4:30 p.m….Through the manipulation of specialized instruments, surgeons can position the implant based on what they view in the X-ray. The surgeon can then assemble the patientís new hip through two incisions of only two inches each Ė as compared to a 12-inch incision with…

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Castle keys.

I know, totally ridiculous. But there’s something terrifically Bram Stoker about carrying around your own set of castle keys, don’t you think? $11.99. [Via Green Head News]

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