Martin Tithonium (tithonium) wrote,
Martin Tithonium

Semi-auto posted google stuff. Why does the LJ interface this it's not valid UTF-8?

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Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? - Iz onna fence - ? R u on a fence 2? Visit Pundit Kitchen for sum Lol politics! Iz onna fence dese kittehs tryin 2 git over da fence. picture: Kay. lol caption: wonphatcat ? Recaption This

Quotes of the Day - Paul Valery - "The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us."

Boing Boing - Dream Captcha for spam-free sleep - Jeff, an artist, created the Dream Captcha to mashup the traditional dream-catcher and anti-spam gunk -- as a result, his dreams are free of spam: Dream Captcha is a play on the idea of a traditional Ojibwa dreamcatcher and the technology of CAPTCHA[...]

Boing Boing - Kids need to agree to 120+ pages of EULAs in order to watch BluRay Sleeping Beauty - Over on Boing Boing Gadgets, our John notes that watching Sleeping Beauty on Blu-Ray requires that you accede to over 120 pages of legal garbage in various EULAs before you can start the movie. Disney has a sickness when it comes to abusive EULAs an[...]

Boing Boing - Conservatives irked by "ostentatiously exotic" pronunciation of Pakistan - Conservatives agree: Petraeus sounds like a pompous ass when he says Pock-i-stahn. "When Petraeus says Pock-i-stahn I have an uncontrollable urge to read the New Yorker and find some Chardonnay. Fortunately I have an old copy of NR and a Coors Light[...]

Boing Boing - Kids who photograph themselves naked are child pornographers and sex offenders in Ohio - A fifteen year old girl in Newark, OH faces being labelled a "sex offender" for sending naked cellphone photos of herself (a minor) to other minors. If convicted, she'll spend the next ten years on public registries, classed as a producer of child po[...]

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - How to use Photoshop's Lens Blur tool with masking (Part 2 of 2) - Filed under: Features, How-tos, Graphic Design Yesterday, I showed you how to simulate a photograph taken with a tilt-shift lens by using Photoshop CS3's Lens Blur tool. Today, we'll do something a bit more practical: clipping out an object that's n[...]

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - Blast from the Past: Lunatic Fringe - Filed under: Gaming, Software, Blast From the Past If you're a long-time Mac user, the words "After Dark" conjure memories of flying toasters, Star Trek, city lights, and -- my favorite -- Lunatic Fringe. Lunatic Fringe was a Maelstrom-like game bu[...]

Shoebox - BRAND SPANKIN' NEW (and in stores now)! - Inside: Another year older? When did THAT happen?

Quotes of the Day - Tom Hanks - "I'm glad I didn't have to fight in any war. I'm glad I didn't have to pick up a gun. I'm glad I didn't get killed or kill somebody. I hope my kids enjoy the same lack of manhood."

Quotes of the Day - Mark Twain - "I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

MAKE Magazine - Hidden USB storage - Clever and hidden USB storage via a phone jack at Instructables via CrunchGear. Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in DIY Projects | Digg this!

MAKE Magazine - Extreme Pumpkins! - Author and Make Magazine contributor Tom Nardone is at it again - his Extreme Pumpkins site is full of amazing pumpkin creations. We do the vomiting pumpkin every year - mixing in rice and mini M&Ms add a touch of realism. Check out his books, Ex[...]

Hack a Day - iPhone OBD-II app - Rev by DevToaster is an application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows real-time monitoring of vehicle ECU data from the OBD-II port. Rev interfaces with a WiFi OBD-II dongle. If your check engine light is on or flashing, REV is able to check[...]

Boing Boing - The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush by Congressman Dennis Kucinich - Feral House has published the The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush by Congressman Dennis Kucinich and is offering it as a bound book and a free PDF. Feral House offers this important and urgent publication of De[...]

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Slashdot - President Signs Law Creating Copyright Czar - I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes "President Bush has signed the EIPRA (AKA the PRO-IP Act) and created a cabinet-level post of 'Copyright Czar,' on par with the current 'Drug Czar,' in spite of prior misgivings about the bill. They did at[...]

Lessig Blog - McCain/Palin to YouTube: Get real - The McCain/Palin campaign has written a fantastic letter to YouTube demanding that they start getting real about the response they're giving to notice and take-down demands of material that "are clearly privileged under the fair use doctrine." Here i[...]

Boing Boing - TSA screener ripped off hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of electronics from passengers, TSA itself didn't notice - Shared by Marty I feel so safe. MadScott sez, "TSA Screener Pythias Brown walked off with hundreds of thousands of dollars of passengers' belongings without ever being observed by the TSA, selling the items on Ebay (apparently he was good about cu[...]

Boing Boing - Universal Declaration of Human Rights, animated - Over at Coolhunting, Tim Yu has a post up about this amazing video by Seth Brau: To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, CH friend and colleague Seth Brau recently completed the rather daunting task of bringin[...]

MAKE Magazine - "Road Kill Carpet" - The "Road Kill Carpet" is gross, but since it's Halloween season it's a go! via Bre. Do you know the feeling that you do not want to take a look at something, but you still do? The Road Kill carpet is a continues struggle between attraction and repu[...]

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