Archive for July, 2006

Throwback Robot of the Week: ROB

eegads you old

If you remember this bad boy… you’re a real oldschool ninja.

The R.O.B. functions by receiving commands via optical flashes from a television screen. With the head pointed always at the screen, the arms move left, right, up, and down, and the hands pinch together and separate to manipulate objects on fixtures attached to the base.

Gamers without experience might wonder how R.O.B. relays data back to the NES, and in fact there is no direct way to do so. In Gyromite, one of R.O.B.’s base attachments holds and pushes buttons on an ordinary controller. In Stack-Up the player is supposed to press a button on his or her own controller to indicate when R.O.B. completes a task. While the Robot Series games were among the most complex of its time, they were reliant upon the honor system


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Posted: July 25th, 2006
at 2:57pm by black octagons

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Just In Case

Check out these fly, quiet, PC cases.AAAAApparently they’re lined with acoustic foam or some jazz.AA They’re pretty nice, equipped with plastic screws for easy drive installation, fold-out bays and the works.AA They have an extra vent ("advanced cooling system") above the power supply to help cool your over-clocked Pentium D 805 beast and a level quiet enough to practice your Seishin-teki kyAAyAAAAin peace.

Available from a British store.

Top of the mornin to ya gov’nor! What say? Come Again? For A£100 including VAT (off withAAme head, basically)AAyou might wanna make it a DIY.AA Jolly good then, carry on.

Original via: Red Ferret


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Posted: July 25th, 2006
at 12:18pm by black octagons

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Craigslist Founder Aims to "Give People a Break"

Listen to the BBC interview of Craigslist founder, Craig Newmark (left, with Jim Buckmaster, president and CEO), talk of his wishes of full democratisation of the internet…

Props to Ian for the heads up

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Posted: July 25th, 2006
at 11:22am by Koookiecrumbles

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Bouncy Castles Are Fun? Ninja What? Think Again!!

Two women died and more were injured when a bouncy castle in a UK park flew 50 feet in the air after the ropes used to tie it down snapped. After rising high above the park, the inflatable structure flipped, tumbling some of the 30 people inside down to the asphalt below. Carried by the wind, it traveled 150 ft. before crashing down to the ground across the park from where it lifted off.

Really not funny, but ninja-worthy news because it clearly may have been the work of an evil ninja (Bill O’Reilly anyone?)…

Full Story via The Daily Register

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Posted: July 25th, 2006
at 3:05am by Black Ock

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Gardening Tips for the Urban Ninja

I know all you ninjas are most likely up on your "gardening" skills, being ninjas and all, hehe… I mean, nevermind.AA Even if you been down with the Earfs since day one, you will most likely pick up some new info from this new book.

a€oeGardens that creep up facades, that nest on rooftops or squeeze into left-over spaces between adjoining walls or between a facade and the street. The contemporary gardens collected in this book are a cross-section of current trends, notable not only for their use of new materials and construction techniques, but above all for their single, shared characteristic: in every case, they are small urban gardens.a€A
Small Urban Gardens on Amazon

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Posted: July 25th, 2006
at 2:52am by Black Ock

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Beanbag Chairs are lowbrow? Not Ninja Beanbag Chairs…

…also known as the Pisolo from Modern Ethnic. These beanbag chairs are large for us big ninjas, and a bit iller than your average beanbag.

For real though, this beanbag for big ninjas don’t come cheap. Well? Try just under $1700.

via Cribcandy

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Posted: July 25th, 2006
at 2:41am by Black Ock

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Yo, Real Ninjas Got Moon-Side Property… Ya Heard?

Talk to my main man Denislav Stoichev at the Bulgarian Lunar Embassy if you’re interested. You think I’m frontin? Well funk you then…

When you cop your one-acre plot, you be joining some pretty famous land-owners. Among the crazy-ass heads that have bought moon property are Madonna, Richard Nixon, the late Pope John Paul II and some high-ranking officials at NASA.

Hurry up though, it’s fillin up quick. There’s only a billion plots left!

Says Denislav (What a name, by the way!):

"Most people here take it more as a joke, a funny present for someone’s birthday," Stoichev said, adding, however, "in another 100 years we might be living on the moon or Mars and I want to be one of the first colonists".

Welp, it would be good if you owned it first doggy! If any of you cats are into the idea, talk to me first because I got those fatty dimes of moon rock ready for the taking…

Read Full Story at IOL

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Posted: July 24th, 2006
at 11:47pm by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,life

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My Ninja, Please! 7/24/06: People Who Say Aliens Don’t Exist


In a new documentary entitled Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin lets loose some secrets about the first mission to the moon. Specifically Aldrin talks about malfunctioning equipment, NASA’s witholding information from the astronauts, and coincidentally aliens. My Ninja, Please! I mean… if Buzz Aldrin says that he saw an alien, essentially as the first pilot to go pretty damn far into space I gotsta believe him. I just gotsta. He is gettin’ kinda old though…

We here at have done a decent amount of research involving alien sightings. Many an air force pilot, especially ones that fly missions through the outer atmosphere, numerous test pilots, and several astronauts have reported seeing UFOs.

One of the most well-known sightings took place at a British Airforce base in Rendlesham, UK. Check it.

In recent years, because of declassification legislation in both the U.S. and Britain, many records of alien sightings have been released. These declassified documents are available via government websites provided that you know the report number. They are mostly long (military required) reports of the sightings of UFOs… and there are literally hundreds. Low-flying ninjas are sometimes mistaken for UFOs anyhow.

Many pilots fear coming forward given that the standard miltary process involves psychiatric evaluation, and plus, ninjas don’t like to write 300 page reports, nahm’sayin? Ninjas ain’t feelin that garbage not one iota. I dunno, read about it a bit.

Aldrin Story via The Daily Record

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Posted: July 24th, 2006
at 11:29pm by black octagons

Categories: myninjaplease

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Tiger Hood… Black Nicklaus

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What a game! Golf and ninja skills? Done.

Peep game at 13gb media, sun!

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Posted: July 24th, 2006
at 4:21pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,apple,games

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