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Monday, March 26, 2007

Spluch: Japanese do-it-yourself cars

Spluch writes -
"Mitsuoka Motor, a Japanese company, has just unveiled a micro kit car "K-4", equipped with a 50cc engine on its classical tested sports car body, developed for the do-it-yourself customers in Tokyo. It is composed of more than 500 parts and takes approximately 40 hours to assemble. The Kit-Car measures just under 2.5 meters (eight feet) long and can run at up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) an hour."
Another hobby I wanted to add to my to do list: Make a car and stick my own logo. Hey, I'm a car maker!

Touching Is Good

Quote from the site,
Want the functionality of a Tablet PC, but don't want to fork out the big bucks to get the love of a touchscreen? What if you could convert a regular laptop into a Tablet PC for just $130? The "Laptop Tablet" from NAVIsis won't directly transmogrify that standard LCD screen, per se, but the small attachment latches itself onto the side of your display, effectively giving you a touchscreen-like interface.
Note: Excessive touching can lead to scratching of screen. Use stylus discretely and moderately.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Did You Know That....

Coca-Cola was originally green.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

When you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great Kings from history Spades - King David
Clubs - Alexander the Great
Hearts � Charlemagne
Diamonds - julius Ceasar

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.

If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser
printers all have in common? Ans. - All invented by women.

Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

A snail can sleep for three years.

All polar bears are left handed.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Elephants are the only animal that can't jump.

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.

Stewardesses are the longest word typed with only the left hand.

The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different

And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Rowan Atkinson Live

A classic comedy by the man behind Mr Bean.
(Running time: 47 minutes)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Wireframe Car

Real or fake?
Yes, it's real. This is not a computer generated image. It is actually a 1:1 wire frame of Subaru Impreza complete with Yokohama tires. This sculpture is done by British artist Benedict Radclift. And yes, the sculpture is parked on the roads in the UK.
Apparently local traffic cops weren’t pleased that the art was parked outside of the gallery on the street, as over the course of a few days, it was issued a few parking tickets!
So, the real question here is..."How far will it go on a full tank of gas?"

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Barenaked Ladies: New Album. Free. No DRM. Now.

The songs will only be free through the first few downloads, and will start to rise after that. But even at full price, listeners are getting quality music, DRM-free. Let’s hope other labels follow Nettwerk shortly. Market driven prices and no DRM = Music Nirvana.

Their business model is by initially giving out free downloads. Then, as more people download each song, the price starts to rise. It's a very good model as are higher priced song means that the song must be good and popular.

Too late, most songs are now above $0.50 cents now. Damn I missed the free downloads. But you can still download the full quality (192kb/s) version albeit cropped to show the first minute of the song.

read more | download here | digg story

Monday, March 05, 2007

Amazing MazdaSpeed 3 Commercial

Why You Should Be A Pirate

You wouldn't steal a car
You wouldn't steal a handbag
You wouldn't steal a TV
You wouldn't steal a Movie
Piracy is stealing.

Another reason to be a pirate?
Keira Knightly!

Or just hang around with these kind of pirates. Arggg!

Friday, March 02, 2007


Laziness prevails. Here's a couple of links for your reading pleasure!

I see you in court!: Digg Should Sue Wired
The poor guy photo editor: Adobe Photoshop: Online Edition
What to do with your original X-Box: X-Box Resurrection
Teens beware: Early sex correlates with delinquency
Get ready to smash that piggybank: Top 10 most wanted X-Box 360 games for 2007
Whats up with Wipzy?: Wizpy - stupid name, very cool Linux toy
Heroes episode 18 preview: Peter vs Sylar
[NSFW]: Buy an iPod and get a Marissa Miller free! (clothing optional)
Wii: Your portal to ..... emm .... porn
Who'd buy a PS3?: 4 million shipped, only 1.8 million sold