Monthly Archives: October 2004

general October 15, 2004 posted by

Scope this!

The Scopo. Mitsubishi is hoping that this will be the world’s first mass market heads-up display, since it will retail for around $400.00 and attach to all sorts of personal devices. Me, I can’t really see it. Arf! The video is worth a chuckle!

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general October 15, 2004 posted by

Wingin’ it.

The UH-18PW Hoverwing looks like a bit of a blast, a ground effect hovercraft that can fly 5 foot high to skip over obstacles. Check out the video (Windows Media). Priced in kit form or complete…er….several thousand bucks. ‘Pull back on the joystick and the Hoverwing climbs a little higher to clear large boat wakes or debris. Fly over waves and across land without noticing any change in the smooth ride. Landing is very easy because your runway is always…

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Clara.

The Clara television. £15,000 buys you ‘a transparent glass TV and media system utilising holographic technology.’ Great for the kid’s room.

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Flash n’ snooze.

Bedside Clock Flashlight. $24.95. Right class, today’s essay is entitled – ‘do we need multifunction brains to cope with multifunction tools’? ‘Two travel necessities combined in one small, lightweight product: our travel alarm doubles as a flashlight so you wonít have trouble navigating around a dark, unfamiliar room.’

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Trust in me.

There’s something quite cute about this Ami Hand Track Pro trackball thingy. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I think the Trust web site is one of the best around. What other commercial site offers RSS feeds of press releases eh?

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Clush.

Clush – The clustered search. I am compelled – driven even – to deliver to your eyes the fruit of the world’s search engine efforts. It is an irresistible force. Really. Sympathise with me, I beg of you. For my sake and that of my family.

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Sleighing the season…

Santa Post. And who said the spirit of Xmas was dead, eh? ‘Why not bring the spirit of Christmas alive with a personalised letter from Santa Claus. Santa letters are printed on quality Christmas paper designed exclusively for Santa Post. As an extra treat your child will receive a free, high finish, enamel pin badge featuring Santa Claus and the words, “I’ve been good this year!” to wear with pride.’

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general October 14, 2004 posted by

Borg wear.

The Cobra Nimbus. Because looking your best in the dark takes skill and dedication. $389.99. Who on earth buys this kind of stuff (and don’t say bird-watchers, OK?) ‘Manufactured by a company that makes high-spec models for the armed forces, this Nimbus headset will give you night vision like you’ve just eaten a ton of carrots and it’s perfect for any of you who are into badger spotting or a bit of pitch-black paint-balling. I found it perfect for finding…

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general October 14, 2004 posted by

Titanic mistake?

I’m trying to work out which marketing genius thought that producing a Titanic Adventure Slide and Iceberg Challenge would be, like, a good idea. Sheesh! ‘This 33′ high by 110′ long behemoth is the ultimate in bounce ride excitement. Race to the top against a friend while trying your best to conquer the Ice obstacles. Hit your stride while climbing the 33′ tall sinking ship. Then experience a virtual free fall as you slide to safety, bringing out the competitive…

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general October 14, 2004 posted by

Konga-longa.

Something went on in Trafalgar Square in London yesterday. A stunt. With gorillas. Fifty of them. For a new Nintendo GameCube game called Donkey Konga. Tsk.

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Odds on.

The Odds of Dying page [PDF]. For US population. Personally, I’d say the odds were 100:1 for. ‘The table below was prepared in response to frequent inquiries, especially from the media, asking questions such as, “What are the odds of being killed by lightning?” or “What are the chances of dying in a plane crash?”‘

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