Monthly Archives: January 2004

general January 22, 2004 posted by

Mic in track.

Mic in Track ‘A “mic in track” is a recording made on a PC using MusicMatch Jukebox…that allows the user to record from the microphone input of the PC’s sound card…The default filename is “mic in track” followed by a number…The vast majority of them are either silent or uninteresting, but many are like Christmas presents giftwrapped in nondescript serial numbers. They represent unique examples of audio vérité.’

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general January 22, 2004 posted by

Zoom, zoom.

The new Olympus C-760 Ultra Zoom has a big zoom. 10x big. That’s equivalent to 42 – 420mm. Really big. Apart from that it features 3.2 megapixels and other stuff. And did I mention the looong zoom? Priced at £349.00 and available from Jessops next month. I played around with my father-in-law’s brand new Canon EOS 300D digital SLR camera at Xmas, and boy was it fantastic! Superb resolution, excellent standard lens, stunning flash, macro and portrait results. Makes my…

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general January 22, 2004 posted by

Radio TiVo.

Wow, the RadioYourWay product actually arrived. We mentioned it last year pre-launch, and now it’s actually on sale priced from $149.99 for the 32MB version. ‘Recoding is as simple as pressing a button and you can program Radio YourWay to record a particular broadcast totally unattended. You can even set it up to record daily or weekly programs.’

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general January 22, 2004 posted by

Insulting movies.

The Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics site. ‘The motion picture industry has failed to police itself against the evils of bad physics. This page is provided as a public service in hopes of improving this deplorable matter.’

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general January 22, 2004 posted by

Watch TV.

NHJ Ltd of Japan (the Che-ez! camera people) have developed a TV watch. 1.5 inch colour screen, headphone cable antenna and 2 hours battery life. About $187.00.

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general January 22, 2004 posted by

The 5 minute publisher.

Lulu.com is an online publishing service. Books, images, music. No set up fee, just print on demand for books and the author keeps 80% of the selling price. ‘Lulu is a free online self-publishing engine. Authors, artists, musicians and publishers can use Lulu to publish, distribute, and sell their content–books, articles, images, and songs…Publishing your book should not take over 5 minutes. If the process does take longer, please send a note to support.’

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general January 22, 2004 posted by

Ringathon.

I’m still waiting to hear news of the UK’s first complete Lord of the Rings Ringathon. You know, where a cinema shows all three movies in one sitting across…gulp….nine hours. I’m sad enough that I would probably go, if there was popcorn. Allenheads did a two-up last year.

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general January 22, 2004 posted by

Dog face?

Er..why would any owner want to create a composite of their dog’s face and a self portrait? No tell me why, why, why?

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general January 22, 2004 posted by

Yummy bars.

OK so just to clarify once and for all. Apparently the real colour of the Mars sky is….ahem….butterscotch. Pass the whipped cream, Cyril.

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general January 22, 2004 posted by

Freddy got fingered!

The ArrowVision Shepherd 210 Fingerprint Doorlock. I still don’t trust ’em, even if it does come with a spare key over-ride. Also check out the fingerprint safe and fingerprint remote control which also strike me as being a tad ambitious.

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