Monthly Archives: October 2002

general October 4, 2002 posted by

11 e-mail commandments

The HBS site lists what it claims are the top 11 commandments for controlling your email. Mind you, I’m just a bit doubtful of any group who can proffer a rule like : 11. Your e-mail is hackable and retrievable, and it can be used against you. Use only when absolutely necessary. Huh?

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Funny?

Is this the funniest joke in the world? Really? And here is some choice material arranged by country. TOP JOKE IN SCOTLAND. I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming in terror like his passengers.

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general October 3, 2002 posted by

Arcade heaven

You may just have bought the latest state of the art Ninja gaming machine, but there’s one thing missing. Know what it is? Yep, it’s an X-Arcade arcade controller. This little puppy has all the buttons and joysticks you’ll ever need to re-create the feel of proper arcade games on your home PC or console. Works with PC, Playstation 2, Nintendo, Apple et al. Priced at 99.00.

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Segway debate

Should the Segway be allowed on the pavement (sidewalk to y’all over there) or not? The debate continues. This short piece from Planetizen declares that the US Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (who dey?) thinks not. Oh dear. [via M1 City Planning]

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New Sony PDA

Sony has just announced a new PDA, the Clie PEG NX-70V. Priced at $599.00 and available later this month. Pretty ain’t it?

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The Neco friendly, silent PC

Japanese giant NEC has just launched a ‘boxless’ silent PC which it claims is the most eco-friendly machine on the market. The PowerMate Eco has no fan, no lead in the motherboard and no boron in its 15″ LCD display. I also think it looks kind of cool too, which makes me wonder whether this could be the kind of box to eventually and successfully invade the living room.

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E-mail healthcare

Here’s a great BBC piece about an Australian hospital treating a young man’s burns via email. Apparently the mother took snaps of the injuries and sent them by email to the specialist who then advised on treatment from 1100 kms away.

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Mr – Super Goop – Fluid

So there’s this fluid see? Only it’s not really a fluid, it’s more of a magnetic sludge. And when you apply a magnetic force it turns into a thick clay. Meet MR Fluid, or magneto-rheological fluid, to give it its proper name. Apparently they’re going to use it in everything from suspension systems to washing machine dampers and robots. [via madville]

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WindowFX

Those clever people at Stardock have released WindowFX, which offers all kinds of Apple Mac like screen functionality. If swirling animations, transparent windows and larger icons is your bag, then you might want to check this out. Personally I can do without.

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general October 2, 2002 posted by

Wireless power charging

MobileWise of the US has developed a new product which can charge up devices without requiring plugs or cables. The Wire Free Electricity Base works by transferring the power to a specially adapted device through ‘sophisticated power delivery management.‘ In other words they’re not saying how they do it! You place the device onto the mat and it charges up automatically. No radiation, no electromagnetic fields, no wires and no danger from coffee spills!. So far Acer is the only…

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Hand drawn holograms

Bill Beaty reckons he knows how to create hand drawn holograms which give the same results under normal viewing as those fancy professionally produced versions. It’s a novel idea, right enough. [via metafilter]

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Internet tips

The Internet Tips and Secrets site looks to have an interesting selection of stuff on it, relating to…er…the Internet. Stuff like tweaking your browser, Web design and the like.

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Geek Maids

You’ve been laid off due to the dotcom bust, and you don’t know what to do. So why not start up a service offering geeks as household help. Yep that’s right, it’s GeekMaids.com to the silicon valley rescue. Creating order out of chaos, indeed!

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Er..

OK, see. It’s raining and there’s a train strike over here. And it’s just a day for weirdness all round. This chap has broken the world record for clipping….no, I’m sorry I simply can’t go on…..

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