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June 6, 2009

Darth Vadar toaster

In a recent post by phantomspy1 you found out how to make toast in your computer.

The computer toaster is less expensive than the Darth Vadar toaster, but you probably know a Star Wars fan who really needs this product!!


Quoting from the website --

"Defeating the Dark Lord before you even leave the house every morning makes the rest of your day seem simple by comparison."

Here's the link --
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Sat Jun 06, 2009 | Comments (2)

The Art of the Brick

A recent comment about erecting a Lego statue reminded me of something I saw a while ago, but forgot to pass on to WU.

Nathan Sawaya won a competition for the Lego Master Model Builder title in 2004, and went on to work for Lego itself. Later he decided to open his own art studio, one where all the sculptures and pictures are made out of the ubiquitous little plastic bricks. Many of his creations, such as Blue pictured below with Sawaya himself, can be seen on his studio's web-site, The Art of the Brick.

My personal favourite, though, is the Lego Han Solo in Carbonite.
Posted By: Dumbfounded | Date: Sat Jun 06, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Toys, Surrealism

Forgotten and Unseen Electronics Part 10

If you're one of those people that don't like leaving your computer to make some toast then you'll want this. It's a toaster that's been made to fit into your computer. You can buy one here if you want to try it out.

Posted By: phantomspy1 | Date: Sat Jun 06, 2009 | Comments (3)

Shark Petting

If you're ever in New England and wish to dispose of an unwanted rugrat, consider visiting the Biomes marine education facility here in Rhode Island, and participating in one of their "shark petting" programs.

Shark petting? Shark feeding!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jun 06, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Death, Museums, Nature, Children

June 5, 2009

Man constructs USB finger

After a motorcycle accident, Jerry Jalava opted for a USB prosthetic finger replacement.

How small can thumb drives get? This 5mm version can stay attached to the computer -- and the website reference if your are interested.


What's next? A thumbnail drive?
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Fri Jun 05, 2009 | Comments (1)

When Politicians Sing

Tom Suozzi, singing machine from Long Island Business News on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 05, 2009 | Comments (0)
Category: Government, Officials, Music

Man and His Culture

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 05, 2009 | Comments (0)
Category: Aliens, Movies, Documentaries, Anthropology, 1950's

Forgotten and Unseen Electronics Part 9

Fans of Transformers will like this one. It's a computer mouse that can transform into a Trypticon (some kind of robotic dinosaur). It's not wireless though so you would have to try and transform this thing while it's connected to the computer or you will have to unplug the mouse. You can buy one here if you want to try it out.

Posted By: phantomspy1 | Date: Fri Jun 05, 2009 | Comments (2)

June 4, 2009

Where is my flying car?

Watching the ad makes me want this even more. "Urban Aeronautics" of Israel promised a prototype during 2009. But I bet you can think of many more creative uses than they advertise.

Who can post the most creative use?

(Alfred Hitchcock used a helicopter to spy on "sun" bathers in the beginning of "Rear Window"!!)
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Thu Jun 04, 2009 | Comments (4)

One Step Closer To The Matrix

Maybe we're already in the Matrix. How would we know? While you ponder that, scientists at the University of Florida are developing a neural implant that can think independently. This is not just an implant that deciphers brain signals, but one that can learn, adapt to various scenarios and help the host achieve certain goals. The initial technology is being developed for therapeutic applications, such as allowing paraplegics the ability to control their own limbs again. You can read more about the Neural Implants here. Of course, giving such a "machine" partial control of your brain could lead to any number of problems; questions about who is really in charge. Which version of the future would you prefer to live in: I, Robot, 2001: A Space Odyssey or The Matrix?
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Thu Jun 04, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Medicine, Science, Technology, More Things To Worry About, Brain
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