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December 28, 2009

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to chill beer instantly

Brian Krans wrote, in the latest issue of Wired magazine, "The wall clock has struck beer-thirty. But the tallboy in your briefcase is downright tepid. To chill it quickly, grab some canned air, the kind used for cleaning keyboards. Place the unopened beer in a container — we suggest the boss's yachting trophy — and hold the air can upside down to release its contents in liquid form. (Watch your fingers!). Coat most of the beer in frost, just not the top where your lips will touch. Then wait a few seconds. When the buildup fades, your brew will be fridge frosty."

You try it first, then let me know how it went.

Assuming you can.

Me, I have no doubt I'd end up pierced by shattered glass and headed to the ER.

December 28, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Cat & Mouse Rechargeable LED Reading Lamp

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"New design and good looking."

Green or Orange.

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$9.69.

December 28, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Bizarre hand-drawn movie posters from Africa

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From This Blog Rules:

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"Temporary cinemas became common in Ghana in the 80s because of video cassette technology.

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When 'mobile cinema' operators traveled from town to town creating these temporary cinemas,

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they needed movie posters in order to promote the movies.

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They hired artists who were given total freedom to paint the posters as they wanted,

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some of them didn't even watch the movies,

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and that is why the result was interesting and bizarre movie posters...."

December 28, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Roberto Cavalli USB Pendant

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Cavalli's signature zebra print features Swarovski crystals and conceals a 4GB memory stick.

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$565 here and at Roberto Cavalli stores worldwide.

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December 28, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

December 28, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Yama (Tibetan Skull Camera) — 'Designed for the study of exodus'

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Created by Wayne Martin Belger.

From the website

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Yama’s eyes are cast from bronze and silver with a brass pinhole in each.

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A divider runs down the middle of the skull creating two separate cameras. A finished contact print mounted on copper is inserted into the back of the camera to view what Yama saw in 3D.

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Yama is made from aluminum, titanium, copper, brass, bronze, steel silver, gold, and mercury, with four sapphires, three rubies, Asian and American turquoise, sand, blood, and nine opals inlayed in the skull.

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The film loading system is pneumatic.

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A 300psi air tank in the middle of the camera powers two pneumatic pistons to move the film holder forward and lock it in place.

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The switch to open and close the film chamber is located under the jaw.

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[via Street Anatomy]


December 28, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

XO-3 concept is NOT the Apple tablet

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From beautiful life:

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"The project OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) created... tablet XO-3.

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This computer is about the size of an envelope but has a lot of modern features.

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It has a webcam on the back side and the ability to shoot video with intuitive control.

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The main substrate of the LCD display is made from plastic that will protect it from damage. A ring in the corner of the tablet is made to hold it with comfort or hang it up when it’s not in use.

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The Pixel Qi display is suitable for reading in bright sun and equipped with a power-saving mode.

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XO-3 will be equipped with an ARM processor.

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The device will be waterproof and 0.65 cm thick.

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This unusual tablet should appear in 2012 and its cost will be just $75."

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I wonder what the iSlate will cost in 2012.

December 28, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Cupmen Instant Noodle Readiness Indicator

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He starts out blue, orange or red, then gradually loses his color 

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as your noodles cook to perfection in their container.

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Bonus: holds down the lid till you're ready.

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Designed by Akira Mabuchi.

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840円.

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December 28, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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