November 2008 Archives

Palin as President

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http://www.palinaspresident.us/

Interactive page set in a big office.

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50 Things You Can Do With Your iPod

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This link was first posted on this blog on October 22nd 2007

http://www.kottke.org/plus/50-ways-ipod/

Explore all the hacks that people have found to enhance their iPod experience.

You can get it to read text files out loud to you, turn it into a laser pointer and even run Linux on it :-)))

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Area51.org

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http://www.area51.org/

Not just UFOs but there's articles and links to more information about a whole variety of paranormal topics. If you like your haunted houses, monsters and unexplained phenomena then this site is for you...

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19th Century UFO

20 Brilliant Advertisement Ideas

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http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2008/07/11/20-brilliant-advertising-ideas/

Nice collection of photos of some clever adverts.

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WMF knives ad

Tam and Kirsty

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http://www.bebooksonline.co.uk/girls_and_boys/default.htm

Audio book from Scotland with a wee story about teenage sex. Show it to your young and impressionables when you get a chance.

(You need to enable your sound for this.)

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YouTube Picks #15 - Britney Spears Live

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They can do wonders with sound engineering these days - and that's probably just as well for Britney if this video is straight up.

This audio on this is (allegedly) a live recording straight from her mike feed from a Britney concert ...





The Sun - The Big Picture

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http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/10/the_sun.html

"The Sun is now in the quietest phase of its 11-year activity cycle, the solar minimum - in fact, it has been unusually quiet this year - with over 200 days so far with no observed sunspots. The solar wind has also dropped to its lowest levels in 50 years. Scientists are unsure of the significance of this unusual calm, but are continually monitoring our closest star with an array of telescopes and satellites."

 See site for some recent images of the Sun in more active times.


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A view of a sunspot and granules on the Sun's surface seen through the H-Alpha wavelength in August 2003

If Classic Works of Art Were Made Today

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http://www.holytaco.com/2008/09/09/if-classic-works-of-art-were-made-today/

"Being an artist is all about inspiration. So what or who would inspire those same artists if they were alive today? Here's 7 works of art we feel may have come out a little different."

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Before and after of Salvador Dali's 'Melting Clocks'.

Microscopic Detail

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This link was first posted on this blog on October 21st 2007

http://www.flickr.com/photos/artsyscience/sets/72157594150554407

See what stuff looks like very close up. There's salt and pepper, velcro, Scotch tape being pulled apart and other stuff.

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Velcro at 94X magnification

Google - Things To Do With Yourself

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http://www.google.co.uk/landing/thingstodo/#tip1

"You can do a lot more than search the web with Google nowadays, from reading newspapers in languages you don't speak to seeing the natural habitat of Komodo dragons.

Discover something new to do with Google today by clicking on a title below to watch a how-to video and try it for yourself."


Well worth a browse if you have some time to kill.

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Who's On The No-Fly List?

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http://www.no-fly-list.com/

From the Terrorist Security Administration this is a database search facility where you can see who is currently on this list.

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Daisy Duke Dances For You

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http://www.surrealcode.com/daisydukedances4you/index.html

Use your mouse to make Daisy Duke - from (the new) Dukes of Hazzard show - dance around with her bikini on.

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YouTube Picks #14 - Christian The Lion

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It's enough to bring tears to your eyes...


Rejected Crayons

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http://www.dribbleglass.com/subpages/crayons.htm

"Each year, hundreds of new colour names are considered for inclusion in boxes of crayon. As you might expect, most potential colour names never make the cut. Gathered here are some proposed crayons that weren't quite up to snuff."

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Post Secret

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http://postsecret.blogspot.com

"PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard."

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Skycars Are Here

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This link was first posted on this blog on October 20th 2007

http://www.moller.com/skyc.htm

These skycars may well be the future for us all - but they sure as hell don't look too safe

Site includes videos of various skycars hovering and flying around during testing and some technical specifications as well.

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Shit Happens

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http://www.thejaywalker.com/pages/shit_happens.html

What do the all the various religions and ideologies say about life? This page gets into the crux of their philosophies...

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Fast Foods - Ads Versus Reality

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http://www.thewvsr.com/adsvsreality.htm

"Each item was purchased, taken home, and photographed immediately. Nothing was tampered with, run over by a car, or anything of the sort. It is an accurate representation in every case. Shiny, neon-orange, liquefied pump-cheese, and all."

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McDonald's Big Mac

Watch Walmart Grow

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http://projects.flowingdata.com/walmart/

Flash animation which graphically displays how the mega-company Walmart has grown across the States store by store.

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Pumpkin Paintings

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http://www.tagyerit.com/pumpkin_painting.htm

Yes, I know that Hallowe'en has been and gone now - I'll probably be posting the Xmas links sometime around March next year.

Anyway, it would appear that there are people who take pumpkin painting very seriously - you can check out their work on this site.

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Unusual Clock Designs

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http://www.toxel.com/tech/2008/09/29/collection-of-unusual-clock-designs/

Right. Here we go again - it's some more pictures of atypical timepieces! If you're a regular on this site you'll have seen other posts in this ilk - but hey, these are fresh examples...

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Museum Of Retro Technology

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This link was first posted on this blog on October 19th 2007

http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/museum.htm

Browse a large list of inventions that we may well have been using today if things had been different. There are steam-powered aeroplanes, jet-propelled paddle boats and analogue computers amongst the entries...it's worth it for a laugh but bear in mind that a lot of this stuff was actually made.

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This is an early motorcycle

Album Covers From Around The World

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http://www.wordmagazine.co.uk/album_atlas/FullListing.php

Site uses Google maps API to chart the location of where the pictures on different album covers were taken. Click on the markers to see which album and the story behind the covers.

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This was taken on a disused railway line on Phetchaburi Rd in Bangkok - I know it well and I have to say that it doesn't look much like this now...

Fat Fingers

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http://www.fatfingers.com/

Continuing in the eBay-inspired sites...

"Thousands of items on eBay are listed with descriptions containing spelling mistakes. These items often expire with no bids on them as no-one can find them."

Type in your keyword - can be correct spelling or not - and this site will pull all the items with alternative spellings that people have not been able to find due to them being spelled wrongly.

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Fat finger

Last Minute Auction

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http://www.lastminute-auction.com/

Site pulls the eBay items that have less than an hour to go and for which the current bid is still under a dollar. It looks like most of the eBay categories are included and clicking on the item takes you straight to the bidding page for that item.

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Watch as a lizard is devoured by ants in this time-lapse.


Anti-Theft Lunch Bag

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http://www.skforlee.com/independent_work/lunch_bag.html

"Stealing your co-worker's lunch is a downright contemptible act, that is, if it's perpetrated by someone other than you. But, if you've ever had your lunch stolen, you know the the frustration and anger it causes. You know the revenge and ill-will it inspires. And you know that no matter how well you try to hide your lunch bag at the back of the refrigerator, something's gonna be missing when you open it. Well, lament no more. The Anti-Theft Lunch Bag to the rescue . . ."

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Filthiest House You Will Ever See

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http://www.bulletinboardforum.com/photos/Filthiest_House_You_Will_Ever_See.html

I thought our place was bad but this place looks like the whole of Scotland has been using it as a dustbin for the past 3 years...

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Simpsons Site

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This link was first posted on this blog on October 18th 2007

http://www.lardlad.com/

I don't think that this is the official Simpsons site but it sure looks like it should be. If you're a fan there's loads of stuff to look at and download.

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