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

From textually.org:

"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."

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Posted: July 19th, 2006
at 3:08am


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


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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
headquarters.

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."

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Posted: July 19th, 2006
at 2:47am


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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
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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
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Yo, step up your work game!

This modified beanbag chair (or modified office chair, depending on how you look at it) from Marie-Louise Gustafsson takes pimpin’ on the job to whole new levels.

From her site:

"a€Slackera€™ adds a new flexible sitting experience as its users have to find their own sitting position."

Sounds like it might be harder than it looks.

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Posted: July 18th, 2006
at 8:36pm


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These Swiss Ninjas recreate (using real live humans) Pong and Space Invaders…

…using stop motion photography.

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Posted: July 18th, 2006
at 8:16pm


Categories: art,too good to be true,games

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Get Ready For World War III!

A 96-year-old man tells us how we should prepare for the Third World War.

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Posted: July 18th, 2006
at 7:59pm


Categories: life

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Two Separate Faucets on Your Sink? That’s So Last Week!

This faucet, called The Intellect (Yeah, we like it already too. It probably has an elaborate argument why the invasion of Iraq was destined to fail from the beginning) divides into two separate faucets that can be slid apart to opposite ends of the sink. Not only that, but one of the two dispenses pre-filtered water. Wait, there’s more! The Intellect, in its great wisdom, can also give you measured amounts of water directly from the faucet.

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Posted: July 18th, 2006
at 7:42pm


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