Archive for December, 2006

iPhone released! It’s just not from Apple…


Well Cisco/Linksys have released the ultimate tease, a product called the iPhone that is neither made by Apple nor a mp3 player, but that is rather a Skype VOIP phone.

Rumors have been abound on the internet recently that Apple was to release the so-called iPhone hybrid ipod-cell phone any week now. Needless to say, today’s product release was a dissapointment for the masses of iAddicts out there who follow the rumor mill and drool in anticipation of Apple product releases (hey don’t feel bad, we’re in this category too)
Story via BBC via MacRumors via Engadget etc

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Posted: December 18th, 2006
at 10:37am by Pheezatron


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Attention Ninjas: Block that round-kick!

A new study out confirms what most dojo-going folks know already, kicks hurt like a mofo and do some damage:

"the researchers found that people who had been kicked were most likely to suffer serious injury - even more so than those who had been attacked with a blunt or sharp weapon."

Some have demonstrated this for quite some time now.
Story via BBC News

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Posted: December 18th, 2006
at 10:26am by Pheezatron


Categories: hood status,weaponry

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Dallas Cowboys are getting a new Dojo

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The Dallas Cowboys have a new stadium project in the works, to replace Texas Stadium, the home of the Cowboys for the past 35 years….

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Posted: December 18th, 2006
at 10:10am by orangemenace


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A True Ninja Wouldn’t Have Fallen

This guy gets thoroughly chumped by his co-workers, who, like ninjas are prone to do, get him on film in his moment of vulnerability.AA If you haven’t seen it, well, it’s like candy for the eyes.

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Er… eyecandy…

Anyway, let’s talk about how a true ninja wouldn’t have fallen.AA Real ninjas, in fact, golf all the time, and, walk on golf balls like nobody’s business.AA Just in case you didn’t already know that.AA Don’t let that Tiger Woods fool ya, he’s a ninja too.AA Click the pic.

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Posted: December 18th, 2006
at 4:18am by black octagons


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The Library of Radiant Optimism

We started the library as way to gather, look at, and catalog a groundswell of optimistic and visionary activities in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We had discussions about the similarities between a handful of books we knew of, and the culture of Mess Hall, an experimental cultural center in Chicago that we have both been active in for over three years. Mess Hall is organized around an \"economy of generosity,? freely sharing information and materials. The books are important precursors to Mess Hall, embracing the grass roots exchange of information and themes of self and community empowerment. These books are written from the counter-culture. Their authors were interested in communicating their direct experience as it related to their experiments for living in harmony with the natural landscape, building sustainable communities, and so on. We were excited to read about practical applications of optimistic ideas for radical change, and to continue putting our own ideas into this tradition.

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Let?s Re-make is a collaborative art project by Bonnie Fortune and Brett Bloom.

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Solstice Coupe

With vehicles like the Solstice, you have to ask yourselfa€¦ what do you do when the a€newa€™ wears off? What do you do two-to-three years from now? Do you give it a facelift and bend the sheetmetal differently, or do you do an additional bodystyle?

a€oeThata€™s our thought. If we did it, it would look exactly like the Pontiac Solstice Coupe Concept Car that we had at the a€™02 show. Remember it? The orange one.a€A a€oeIt was always our intention to kind of do thata€¦ we just had to manage the investment on the Solstice the first time around. Adding a coupe bodystyle would be a very logical thing to do. It would also make it very good for racing, where ita€™s doing well any way.a€A

article at news.windingroad

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Posted: December 15th, 2006
at 1:02pm by Koookiecrumbles


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a WIRED TV show? PBS rules!

We here at MNP love those guys over at WIRED and are uber-excited about their new TV show which is going to be launched right in a few weeks.

Check out the Press Release

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Posted: December 15th, 2006
at 12:51pm by Pheezatron


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

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Foto Del Dia 12.15

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Posted: December 15th, 2006
at 12:24pm by Koookiecrumbles


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The Moon’s replacement for fossil fuels?

Many observers missed something in NASA’s 200-point mission goals for the new lunar base, but not those guys over at WIRED.

Turns out the moon is likely to have large amount of Helium-3, which is an ideal fuel for futuristic fusion reactors.AA These reactors are at least 50 years away, but could provide an unbelievable amount of power and without the safety and environmental hazards that current nuclear reactors have, "The isotope is extremely rare on Earth but abundant on the moon. Some experts estimate there a millions of tons in lunar soil — and that a single Space-Shuttle load would power the entire United States for a year."

Some excerpts:
"NASA plans to have a permanent moon base by 2024, but America is not the only nation with plans for a moon base. China, India, the European Space Agency, and at least one Russian corporation, Energia, have visions of building manned lunar bases post-2020."

"Russian space geologist Erik Galimov told the Russian Izvestia newspaper that NASA’s plan to colonize the moon will ‘enable the U.S. to establish its control of the global energy market 20 years from now and put the rest of the world on its knees as hydrocarbons run out.'"

Make sure to check out the whole article:

Story via WIRED

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Posted: December 15th, 2006
at 7:58am by Pheezatron


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