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So You Built A Two Seater Airplane In Your Basement... Posted: 3 months ago by suebe
How do you get it out? Dan Reeves spent the past nine years building a two-seat airplane in the basement of his Cumberland County home. The plane arrived in pieces via mail but eventually it became way too big to get up the steps.Watch him get it out.
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Tomorrow's tech demoed with free pizza and beer Posted: 4 months ago by Bornbad
Augmented reality, cloudy toothbrushes, new friends to sleep with...Brush teeth, win prizes.
Comments: 1 Score: [-] 162 [+].

Navy Laser Sets Ship on Fire Posted: 4 months ago by Bornbad
With clouds overhead in the salty air, irritable Pacific waves swelled to up to four feet. Perfect conditions, in other words, for the Navy to fry a small boat with a laser beam — a major step toward its futuristic arsenal of ray guns
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MIRACULOUS new AIRSHIP set to fly by 2013 Posted: 4 months ago by Bornbad
At pressure height, automatic valves open and start venting off lifting gas to prevent the ship bursting. It may be possible to regain control and achieve a safe landing in the end – though not always –

*bummer: I am the Walrus*
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$23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping) Posted: 4 months ago by suebe
Textbooks are expensive. But two Amazon sellers outdid themselves pricing a copy of Peter Lawrence's The Making of a Fly at $1,730,045.91, then raising the price a bit each day until it reached $23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping).
Comments: 10 Score: [-] 417 [+].

How to Find Apple's Secret Record of Everywhere Your iPhone Has Been Posted: 4 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
The iOS 4 operating system allows your iPhone to store location data constantly without you activating the feature. The unencrypted file where the data is stored, labeled “consolidated.db,” was discovered and brought to light by software hackers Peter Warden and Alasdair Allen. The data is stored on your computer when you sync it with your iPhone.
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Mythbuster developing vehicle armor for military Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
Hyneman's task is to come up with an ultra-lightweight armor that won't encumber vehicles, but can still withstand shrapnel and blast damage from improvised explosive devices while protecting those inside the vehicle.
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Marijuana State University Now Accepting Applicants Posted: 5 months ago by suebe
Ray Logan has opened enrollment for his Marijuana State University, a three-hour workshop in Maine that teaches people how to grow marijuana in their homes. Logan is one of the nearly 1,000 people in the state who have a medicinal marijuana prescription. And now he's sharing his green thumb with the world.
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Wife's faxes helped prisoner escape Posted: 5 months ago by zircon77777
Spanish police say they have arrested a man who twice escaped from custody by having his wife send fake faxes ordering his release.

In December, he was in a cell at Arganda del Rey courthouse awaiting trial when officers got a fax purportedly from a regional court. It was followed by a phone call purportedly from a court official, corroborating the release order.
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Pepsi Does Away With Petroleum-Based Plastic Bottles, Will Use 100% Plant-Based Material Posted: 6 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
PepsiCo announced a response to Coca-Cola's PlantBottle, but unlike Coke's bottle, which is only 30 percent plant-based at the time, Pepsi says its will be completely derived from plants. Pepsi will make its bottles out of switch grass, pine bark and corn husks, and like with Coke's PlantBottle, they're using natural materials to make PET plastic, so it can be recycled along with their current petroleum-based plastic bottles.
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RoboRoach Kit Makes You Mind Master of Live Cockroaches Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
Um, PETA? You might have a problem with this. It's a DIY kit that turns the average cockroach into a remote controlled toy.

*includes video*
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You vs the computer at rock, paper, scissors Posted: 6 months ago by b2run
Choose novice or veteran and compete against the computer. Novice starts from scratch to figure you out while veteran uses previous experience with humans to develop patterns.
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Projects? Next tasks? Near-term goals? Far-term goals? Why, you're just talking gibberish! Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
Many, many factors account for this -- let's call it a character flaw. But the biggest is probably this one: My utter inability (or maybe it's just an unwilingness) to see beyond what's right in front of me. This one failing has knocked the pins right out from under every GTD implementation I've ever looked at, and I've looked at 'em all
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Canadians lead the world in online time Posted: 6 months ago by b2run
A new report says that Canadians spend on average 43.5 hours online per month. This is about twice the global average. Usage actually dropped in the under 17 age group. The largest increase was in the over 55 age bracket.
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Ontario launches electric car charging network Posted: 6 months ago by b2run
Ontario is anticipating an influx of mass produced electric cars and is building a network of charging stations in preparation. Each station can service two cars. Currently, the stations are just plug in but in the future they will have a battery exchange that can be performed faster than you can fill up a tank with gas.
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Highest resolution microscope unveiled Posted: 6 months ago by b2run
This microscope uses beads to gather evanescent waves and refocus them so that things as small as individual viruses may be able to be seen.
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"Sent from my iPhone" Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
What's the worst thing you've ever seen when glancing over at someone's iPhone on the subway or another public place?
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The Most Human Computer Award Posted: 7 months ago by b2run
Each year computers meet to vie for the Loebner Prize. The judges sit at terminals and have conversations via the keyboard with different computers then guess whether they are conversing with a human or a computer. The winner was able to convince nearly 30 % of judges that it was human.
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Want to improve your skills? Watch more You Tube! Posted: 7 months ago by delta
How much deliberate practice can be replaced with periods of additional sensory stimulation (passive listening and watching)? NU Institute of Neuroscience has stunning answers.
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Aviary is helping to clean up Times Square Posted: 7 months ago by suebe
NØ AD NY is an internet-based effort to remove all visual advertising from Times Square. And Aviary is the engine behind it!
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Flickr Permanently Deletes User's Account, 4,000 Photos by Accident Posted: 7 months ago by cb__
Mirco Wilhelm, an IT architect, blogged about his experience here (aka "You have to be f***ing kidding, Yahoo!")
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Web Running Out of Addresses Posted: 7 months ago by cb__
This June, Google, Facebook, Yahoo Inc. and others will switch over to the new addresses for one day in the first wide-scale test of the new network, dubbed IP version six, or IPv6.
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Stop Googling your Symptoms. Doctors are Sick of It. Posted: 7 months ago by cb__
"I've had patients who have come in with a headache thinking they have a brain tumour and many who've had tingling in their fingers and thought they had multiple sclerosis."
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Goodbye Internet, We Hardly Knew Ye? Posted: 7 months ago by Bornbad
Disclaimer: I'm sure there are Harvard folk into onomatology but I did not consult with them about the future Internet, so the above pessimism is mine alone
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Confused Old Driver Follows GPS Directions Into Old Church Posted: 7 months ago by suebe
Old people and technology don't always get along. Like the retired British couple who were driving in Germany last week when their GPS told them to turn right, leading them straight into a 19th century church.
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