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Using the Force… in real life

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Coincidentally, I hooked one of these up to yo’ mama and…AA No, but, seriously, this thing is crazy.AA Imagine when ninjas learn to use the force?AA Unstoppable.


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Posted: June 9th, 2009
at 7:48am by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true,web,real life news,science

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Eyeglass Display + Wearable Tech


German researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems have created a head-mounted microdisplay - embedded in a pair of glasses. The setup will allow users to access and manipulate data with simple eye movements.

The [CMOS] chip measuring 19.3 by 17 millimeters is fitted on the prototype eyeglasses behind the hinge on the temple. From the temple the image on the microdisplay is projected onto the retina of the user so that it appears to be viewed from a distance of about one meter. The image has to outshine the ambient light to ensure that it can be seen clearly against changing and highly contrasting backgrounds. For this reason the research scientists use OLEDs, organic light-emitting diodes, to produce microdisplays of particularly high luminance.

Scroll around and manipulate menus and data with a flick of the eye, by focusing on a word or image? Sounds siiick to me…


Now, imagine something like the glasses, combined somehow with the wearable gestural interface being developed by MIT’s Media Lab [shown in video, below].

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More on this technology being developed by MIT - SixthSense: Wearable Gestural Interface at AMNP.

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Posted: June 4th, 2009
at 2:30pm by orangemenace

Categories: youtube,computers,life,too good to be true,gear,design,fo' real?,real life news,internets

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Is Justin Masterson Really Billy Corgan?

Just checking.

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Posted: June 4th, 2009
at 2:00pm by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true

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He could get paid to do this…

And look!AA He squanders his talent away!


FEDERAL WAY, Wash., May 21 (UPI) — Police in Washington state said a suspect used his genitals as a puppet while standing over an air conditioner intake at an apartment complex.

The police report of the incident said Timothy Wayne Martin, 44, of Auburn, Wash., was arrested after residents of the Arcadia Apartment Complex in Federal Way called police at about 10:30 a.m. May 13 and reported a man standing over an air conditioner intake wearing only an unbuttoned flannel shirt and "was apparently manipulating" his penis with a string "like a puppet," reported Thursday.

Police said Martin was arrested at the scene and still had the string attached to his penis. He was charged under the state’s felony indecent exposure statute due to having two prior convictions for similar crimes.

Martin was also in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine at the time of his arrest. Police said he also had a pornographic magazine.

Seriously though, puppetry of the penis used to be super in-style.AA It’s a shame to see so much natural ability go to waste on a street corner.AA By the way, I heard about Seattle PI going out of print and exclusively online on NPR earlier this week.AA Go check out their website, as I feel bad for them.

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Posted: June 3rd, 2009
at 5:33am by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true,not ninja-worthy,real life news

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Nor do Filipinos Make Idle Threats…

MANILA, Philippines a€" Alec Baldwin’s joke about getting a Filipino mail-order bride provoked a sharp response in the Philippines, with one senator saying Monday that the "30 Rock" star faces violence if he ever visits.

Baldwin, 51, who is divorced with a teenage daughter, said in a May 12 interview on "The Late Show" with David Letterman that he would love to have more children.

The Emmy-winning actor quipped that he was "thinking about getting a Filipino mail-order bride at this point … or a Russian one."

::[ Read the rest of the article here ]::

I guess he’s gonna have to bring Jayne with him for protection (for all you Firefly fans).

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Posted: June 3rd, 2009
at 4:23am by Black Ock

Categories: celebrity,too good to be true,politricks

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I mean, does the screenshot not tell you enough already? Finally, some responsible person has come to the forefront with enough courage to make a site dedicated to the worst, most non-ninja-worthy mofos in the world.AA Oh wait we’re talking about HuffPo here…

The catalogue, to date, is a little slim, but, by no means inaccurate.AA I don’t agree with all the picks, but it’s a hell of a read.

This is probably the best concept for a site since MNP.AA It’s interesting how all the best things in life combine synchronistically, eh, whatwith the Lake-show in the playoffs?AA I’m thinking about adding Jay Leno and Sasha Vujachic.AA And, for all you basketball fans out there, guess what color yellow and blue make when combined?

::[ Check out Dickipedia here ]::

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Posted: June 2nd, 2009
at 7:26am by Black Ock

Categories: celebrity,too good to be true,web,politricks

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Online Beatboxing Champion

Online Beatboxing Champion @ Yahoo! Video

Alas, we would be remiss not to post this.

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Posted: June 2nd, 2009
at 5:52am by Black Ock

Categories: music,too good to be true,mnp is for the children

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MNP Bump: Rolcats

It’s not often that we return to a blog on which we previously posted, given the number of one hit wonders out here on the internets, but sometimes we do. One of our favorites has been "F*ck You, Penguin," which you may recall was posted here just at the end of last year. Part of what I like about it, I must admit, is that it constantly has new content.

The reason why I’m bringing them up is because they have apparently released an entire book of cute-animal-bashing hilarity. They’ve also got T-shirts and hoodies and stuff. All of this activity appears to have happened right after our initial post, and so shall henceforth be attributed to the "MNP bump." Anyway, this is a good segue into the point of this post.

Scrolling through the comments left on the site I found this cute little gem… a blog focused on translating the Eastern European versions of lolcats into capitalism-friendly consumer conscious English (see example below). This joint really had me lollerskating, and I’m betting Rolcats will have a similar effect on you. Check it out.

Commissar Markov has long been a loyal party member, but I fear his growing influence in state policy. Perhaps it is time to cash in a favor from my friends at the Kremlin.

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Posted: May 18th, 2009
at 2:15pm by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true,politricks,10th dan

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Swine Flu Attacks Los Angeles

Swine Flu Attacks Los Angeles!

.::Linked from -> Forbez DVD

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Posted: May 8th, 2009
at 11:30am by Black Ock

Categories: life,too good to be true,real life news

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