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bucho @ 9:54 pm Thursday, May 11th, 2006

I thought this was a good remix of the old Sesame Street song that Family Guy used. It’s weird, just like the guy that posted this on YouTube, I could have sworn this was from Electric Company.

Enjoy.

Lookout RIM, Here Comes Nokia

bucho @ 7:41 am Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

Nokia E61

The Nokia E61 smartphone was just released. It is quite obvious by its flat pancake design that Nokia is stepping up to directly compete with the ever popular Research in Motion Blackberry.

Disclaimer: I have been a long time Nokia fan, so this blog entry will most likely be highly biased. :)

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A CHAOTIC REVIEW

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Once You Go Blak, You’ll Probably Be Back

bucho @ 9:48 pm Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Blak

I tried a new drink I came across in the gas station today… Coca-Cola Blak.

I bought without knowing what it was, because all it said was “Carbonated Fusion Beverage” and it looked cool. It comes in a mysterious glass bottle with a plastic cap (metal cap shown in photo…proto). I figured it was an energy drink so what the hell. After getting in my car I read the ingredients to see what my palette was in for. I was surprised to find out they used high fructose corn syrup as well as saccharin, but most importantly it was the marriage of coffee and cola. I’ve had similar drinks before and my impression was still the same, “not putrid but not good either.” Some drinks should just be left in separate glasses.

Theoretical Warp Drive

bucho @ 11:49 am Friday, April 28th, 2006

This is a good read about what needs to be done before a warp drive could be created… we have some major hurdles.

Warp1

In front of the bubble, space contracts, decreasing the distance to the destination. In back, space expands, increasing the distance from the departure point.

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The All Seeing Tongue

bucho @ 6:52 am Tuesday, April 25th, 2006



Brain Port

This article from CNN.com is crazy! I can’t really describe this better then they can:

In their quest to create the super warrior of the future, some military researchers aren’t focusing on organs like muscles or hearts. They’re looking at tongues.

By routing signals from helmet-mounted cameras, sonar and other equipment through the tongue to the brain, they hope to give elite soldiers superhuman senses similar to owls, snakes and fish.

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195 Free Online Programming Books

bucho @ 1:46 pm Monday, April 24th, 2006

Desk

This is a solid list on Tech Tool Blog of free programming books that span many languages.

via Monkey Bites

The Cadillac of Laser Pointers

bucho @ 8:48 pm Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Spyder Wicked Laser

I have always wanted a really nice laser capable of destruction, but I could never justify the cost. Well, I still can’t, but I found a company that sells awesome hand held portable lasers capable of burning holes in black trash bags, popping dark colored balloons, and even lighting matches and cigarettes! It doesn’t get much cooler then this. Wicked Lasers over a variety of high end laser pointers varying from $100 USD all the way up to $3500 USD. They come in Red, Green, and Blue all in various strengths. Check out this helpful chart for strengths and pricing (click to view full image):

Wicked Chart

Damn! If only I had a few grand to burn…

Blu-Ray… Bow Down to Holographic Storage

bucho @ 8:42 pm Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Disk and Drive

Bulky? Yes. Practical? Depends. Cool? Most definately.

InPhase Technologies has been the leader in developing holographic data storage for some time now. They have blown away the records for data density many times, and once again they made a new record on March 27, 2006.

InPhase Technologies, the world’s leader in holographic data storage, announced today that it has demonstrated the highest data density of any commercial technology by recording 515 gigabits of data per square inch.

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Geet Geet, WOOT! WOOT!

bucho @ 6:37 am Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Woo-hoo… we got another Woot-Off. To bad I have no money. :(

Woot Off

For those that don’t know:

I see some orange flashing lights on the main page what do they mean?
No, you aren’t seeing a side effect from your allergy medication. You have found a Woot-Off, a short term frenzied mutation of our product posting procedure. In Woot-Off mode, a new product is launched immediately after the sellout of the previous deal. There is a half-Woot-life of 12 hours maximum on any product within a Woot-Off that does not sell out. The number of Woot-Off items, sequence, and quantity will not be announced. When Woot-Off mode is over, the orange lights will disappear and our normal schedule will resume. Depending on its success, this may be a mode we would go into once or twice a month for a relatively short duration of time (24-72 hours generally.)

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Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition

bucho @ 10:05 pm Monday, April 10th, 2006

2005 Designer Glass Winner

I don’t really drink martinis much, but I will admit they are the drinks that started my facination with alcohol. Martinis are by far the most elegant drink I can think of. They range in many styles, flavors, and most importantly glasses. Bombay Sapphire, my Gin of choice, hosts an annual competition that encourages the art that lies in the martini glass.

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How To: Make Your Own Portable USB Charger

bucho @ 8:10 pm Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Although this may look ghetto, it does the job, is cheep to make, and is a fun project for someone that wants to learn a bit about electronics. Also, if the looks bother you, there are always ways to pretty things up.

USB 3

“The project name says it all. It is a device that will charge things like Ipods, PDAs, that accepts charge from a USB port. It runs off a 9-V battery, and through the simple circuit, out comes a regulated 5-V perfect for a USB port.”

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How It Works: The Thinnest Camera

bucho @ 7:51 pm Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Camera1

Here’s how pocket-size digital cameras pull off a huge feat: turning six million bits of light into a photo in barely a second

Specs: Casio EX S600BE
What: Thinnest 6-megapixel camera available
Size: 2.32 in. (h) x 3.54 in. (w) x 0.63 in. (d)
Weight: 4 ounces
Cost: $400
Sensor: 0.4-inch-square primary-color CCD containing 6.18

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Motorcycle for H20… the AquaJet JetBike

bucho @ 7:31 am Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Twins

This jetski is amazingly cool! The AquaJet JetBike WX-1 1250 redefines the jetski to what it was intended to be.

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PicoFlyer Equipped With Revolutionary Stability System

bucho @ 1:10 pm Sunday, March 26th, 2006

PicoFlyer

There are plenty of mini-copters out there people have made but I have yet to see anything that has any sort of stability control like this.

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First the PUR Water Filter, Now the Hemopurifier Blood Filter

bucho @ 10:27 pm Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Hemopurifier

This is cool and creepy at the same time. A small San Diego biotech company called Aethlon is developing a portable device that removes viruses from blood. Known as the Hemopurifier, it filters not only smallpox but numerous other viruses, including Marburg and Ebola.

How To Debug Blood

1. Infected blood flows into the Hemopurifier through a tube extending from one artery.

2. The toxin filters work like a colander, allowing small viruses through but not large red and white blood cells. The filter, which is made from a biocompatible plastic called polysulfone, is coated with special plant-derived antibodies that hold fast to the pathogens, ensuring that they don’t reenter the bloodstream.

3. Purified blood travels back into the body through a second tube inserted into another artery. The human body typically contains about five liters of blood. The entire quantity can flow through the Hemopurifier in about 12 minutes. The process is repeated until all the toxins are removed—usually within a few hours.

via Popular Science