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Shared Posts from 03 February to 06 March

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Boing Boing - Centenary of First Ever Air to Ground Radio Message: "Come and Get this Goddam Cat" - 2010 marks the centenary of a number of great events, including the first air to ground radio message. Exactly 100 years ago, a gray tabby named Kiddo became the first cat to cross the Atlantic Ocean by dirigible. Kiddo belonged to one of the crew m[...]
Lifehacker - Buff Out Dings in Wooden Furniture with a Walnut [Clever Uses] - Next time you inadvertently ding or bruise a piece of beloved wooden furniture, head to your pantry. According to all-things-home blog Apartment Therapy, all you need to cover up that ding is a single walnut. The folks at Apartment Therapy know a th[...]
The Despair Inc. Blog - New DespairWear for Politically Disaffected Voters - I really think this one is about as straight-forward as we get… And it's gorgeous to boot! It's the perfect tee for, well, apparently the majority of voters. So rather than waste a lot of time with a protracted sales pitch, let me just simply [...]
Ditherati: See the Digerati Dither, Daily - THE MYTHING LINK - "The whole shibboleth that people will not pay for things on the Internet is old myth-making twaddle by techies." IAC CEO and noted twaddle expert Barry Diller, on the willingness of Internet consumers to pay for twaddle, Microsoft Pri0, 24 February[...]
GraphJam: Music and Pop Culture in Charts and Graphs. Let us explain them. - Popularity of Curling - Popularity of Curling Graph by: dunno source via Graph Jam Builder
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - Plants vs. Zombies breaks records on the iPhone - Filed under: Gaming, Software, Developer, iPhone, App Store, iPod touch PopCap has released some sales information on their latest iPhone game, Plants vs. Zombies, and it's a runaway hit: the game has sold over 300,000 copies in just the nine days i[...]
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - Boxee back on Apple TV - Filed under: Multimedia, Software, Apple TVBoxee recently released a brand new version of their beta software, but unfortunately, that build didn't happen to work on the Apple TV. That's now been fixed, however, and you can now get the USB flash dri[...]
MAKE Magazine - Machined billet aluminum toothbrush case - This toothbrush holder by Dominic Wilcox may be slightly over-engineered, but it's always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to toothbrush security. Learned that the hard way. [via Boing biggity Boing] Read more | Permalink | Comme[...]
Lifehacker - How to Cook Something in the Dishwasher [DIY Week] - Ed. note: Authors Gever Tulley and Julie Spiegler's Fifty Dangerous Things (you should let your children do) builds on the premise that "dangerous" things we avoid are often eye-opening and educational. One such dangerous thing: Cooking food in your [...]
Hack a Day - The mechanical diode - A diode allows current to travel in only one direction. With that in mind, [Alex] built a mechanical diode that will only allow gear rotation in one direction to be transmitted through the system. But wait, by connecting two of these devices together[...]
MAKE Magazine - Hello, this is me speaking - Roger Ebert - This is amazing, on Tuesday Roger Ebert will be using his own voice (made from old recordings) while on the Oprah show. After I lost my speaking voice, everybody thought they had this brilliant idea. "Hey! Why don't you just take your voice from you[...]
Boing Boing - Oh, Topeka. Don't ever change. - Shared by Marty Oy. Last night, the city where I spent the first 12 years of my life decided to change its name from "Topeka" to "Google", apparently in a desperate (very desperate) bid to be the real Google's 1 gigabit-per-second fiber optic broa[...]
Boing Boing - Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard - I know only that I want it, not what I want it for. Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard [Brando]
MAKE Magazine - Soaps that look like Petri dish cultures - This week's clever maker-entrepreneur award goes to Etsy sellers Cleaner Science, who make and sell these awesome soaps that look like petri dishes full of growing germs. They're easy to make (I presume), inexpensive to buy, light enough to ship che[...]
Boing Boing - Buy an inch of land in Detroit - Today at Institute for the Future, Jerry Paffendorf is telling us about Loveland, his art/game/activism project to sell real land in Detroit, Michigan inch-by-inch, for $1/inch. He already sold the first "colony," a 10,000 square inch grid called Ply[...]
The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia - Neuralieve Headache Management System - is this the beginning of the end for migraines? - US company Neuralieve has just grabbed a big win with the results of a trial of its handheld Headache Management System [...]165 words | permalink | One comment | digg this
The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia - Jetpatcher- the one man pothole fixer - It used to take a team of men a long time to fix potholes. Not any more. The Jetpatcher is a [...]131 words | permalink | 2 comments | digg this
Boing Boing - Ubisoft's notorious "uncrackable" unfair game DRM falls in less than 24h - Games maker Ubisoft drew global ire when it announced that all its new titles, starting with Silent Hunter 5 and Assassin's Creed 2, would henceforth be crippled with a DRM that would kick you off the game and wipe out your play if your Internet conn[...]
MAKE Magazine - New in the Maker Shed: ShapeLock - Shapelock allows you to rapidly create mechanical prototypes parts, brackets, housings, molds, etc. This amazing plastic melts in hot water and locks rigidly at room temperature! Super Strong, Tough, Safe and Reusable! So what is it? ShapeLock is an [...]
Boing Boing - Diamond-shaped ice-mold - I generally like the idea of this diamond-shaped ice-cube mold as a fun freezer-toy: I wonder if the ice-diamonds will keep if you make one, pop it out and leave it in the freezer, then make another. It'd be cool (so to speak) to have a bathtub full [...]

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