Archive for July, 2006

"Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilisation in high boots."

These are the great words of Albert Einstein and only one of his many wise thoughts captured within the 1400 newly-released letters, made public just this week by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Einstein was a true ninja; we are all very proud…
via NewScientist

[ed:AA this guy woulda been a definite candidate for realest ninja alive… tims and no socks]


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Posted: July 19th, 2006
at 4:17am by Black Ock

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And you thought the nuclear football was gangsta!

The nuclear football (from Zero Halliburton) ain’t got nothin’ on me, kid. While its sterile veneer of shiny aluminum might tempt the purists among us, this Japanese Cedar laptop case from Tamuki Shimamura has got it beat on the aesthetic tip. The bag has a canvas interior and can even fit a 17″ laptop.
get it on arenot

via unwired news

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Posted: July 19th, 2006
at 3:42am by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,bling,business

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Helicopter That Can Fly Itself

Threw this one on my list of things to cop before WWIII rolls around.

Last month, Boeing completed a successful test flight of a completely unmanned helicopter called Little Bird.

"The Unmanned Little Bird offers potential operators a low-cost, multi-purpose aircraft that will provide manned or unmanned options in combat, making it a versatile and easily deployable asset on future battlefields," said Cerchie. "We are clearly demonstrating the unmatched advantages of combining a cost-effective, proven airframe with emerging manned-unmanned network centric technologies."
via TechNews

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Posted: July 19th, 2006
at 3:32am by Black Ock

Categories: life

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Damn! I Crashed My Bentley!

But at least now I can see it in the archives at Wrecked Exotics, the "internet’s largest collection of exotic car crash photos."

via uber rides

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Posted: July 19th, 2006
at 3:17am by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,bling,whips

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I thought my phone was a bit on the expensive side ’til I heard about this $1.3 million phone.


"The phone retailing for 1.3 million dollars, comes in white and pink gold with 50 diamonds embedded into the cover, including 10 blue diamonds - and comes in a pink gold case with diamonds.

The manufacturers uses powerful encryption technology to provide added security. The level of encryption they are talking about they claim will provide secure protection of information against kidnapping, technological blackmail, financial racketeers and corrupted state officials."

original article

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Posted: July 19th, 2006
at 3:08am by Black Ock

Categories: bling,cell phones

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Hong Kong government using kids in the War on Piracy!

The government of Hong Kong has enlisted the help of an army of young snitches to help them sniff out pirated software, music and video on the internet.AA 200,000 children from 11 youth organizations, among them the Boy Scouts, will be actively searching the ‘net for illegal distributors of digital content.

From the article:

"Tam Yiu-keung, the Hong Kong Excise and Customs Department’s senior superintendent of customs for intellectual property investigations, said the program should not raise any concerns about privacy or the role of children in law enforcement. The youths will be visiting Internet discussion sites that are open to all, so the government program is no different than asking young people to tell the police if they see a crime while walking down the street, he said."

original article in The New York Times

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Posted: July 19th, 2006
at 3:07am by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,computers,life,crime,web

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Ninjas do, in fact, sleep…

So when you’re getting your precious ninja rest on, it’s understandable that you would need someone (or something) to guard the

That’s where my main ninja Room Defender comes in. Trained in a variety of martial arts, dance techniques and broadway show tunes, Room Defender is a snazzy little killing machine with soul.

In the $45 dollar version though, the features are fairly limited.AA You forfeit the heatseeking missiles and the full anti-aircraft arsenal for something far more important: a compact carry-on size.AA The Room Defender, armed with a motion sensor and projectile foam discs, will attack any intruder into your space.
"Just place this little guy toward the door, watch & wait.AA Once someone comes within a few feet, the room defendera€™s motion sensors react with a salvo of 16 foam disks hurled at the intruder."

via bLavish

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Posted: July 19th, 2006
at 2:47am by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,life,home,clothes,robots

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Bose: Not Ninja-Worthy

I’m constantly explaining to people that Bose is NOT by any means a hi-fi audio solution. Finally, a good resource for future fodder has wandered into my battlezone.

FirstAdopter has recently compiled a list of Bose negative reviews which all contain solid arguments. Definitely worth a peek. Among my favorites:

"My roommate a few years back had Bose 301’s. He thought they rocked. I picked up some Wharfedale Valdus 400’s for about $200 less for a pair that simply made him want to cry. He said it made him sick, that he wasted all that money on a set of speakers that he cannot even listen to anymore without getting FURIOUS. To say the difference was night and day is a GROSS understatement."

Wow! Now you can laugh yourself silly while riding the waves of pure aural terror that are the Bladder Buster.

via SonicFlare

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Posted: July 19th, 2006
at 1:45am by Black Ock

Categories: music,not ninja-worthy

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All You Drivers! Who Killed the Electric Car?

Why are we still using the same combustible engine that was invented over a hundred years ago? On the real, this is the 21st century and we need to start acting like it.AA It seems like we’re trying to take out the muvva erf once and for all, in as many ways as we can, which is why this movie is so damn shocking.AA You’d assume (or hope, at least) that our government and its corporate puppetmaster would put humanity’s survival at the top of their priority list, but as Who Killed the Electric Car reveals, the decisions that shape and reshape policy are all too often made behind closed doors.

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Posted: July 19th, 2006
at 1:44am by Black Ock

Categories: life,crime,green,whips

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