« April 20, 2010 | Main | April 22, 2010 »

April 21, 2010

コーヒーを淹れさせてみた -oil Master's brain-

Via Halle Winkler who wrote, "Thought you might enjoy this — very artful programming and acquisition. I love the disapproval on the robot's face, which is entirely legitimate because that robot is much too little to grind coffee."


Robots have feelings too.

As will become evident in coming years.

April 21, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Dog Boots


Think outside the canine space.

Gray Cat would look très chic in these, besides which she just hates it when her paws get wet.

From the website:


Pawz Rubber Dog Boots

Made of thin but durable rubber for a secure sock-like fit, these resuable dog boots allow full paw motion, so your dog won't mind wearing them.

He can even romp in the mud or snow with them falling off.

They go on easily with no zippers or straps to get in the way.

Great year round, they make especially convenient winter dog boots to protect paws from road salt and sharp, cutting ice.

They protect without padding, so dogs can feel the ground they walk on.


Small (Red); Medium (Blue); Large (Purple); or Extra-Large (Green).

Pack of 12: $19.99.

April 21, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Girl With a Pearl Earring x BIC Pen

Artist James Mylne recreates Vermeer's iconic painting with one BIC Cristal pen.

From YouTube: "The reproduction... took the artist approximately 90 hours to complete."

[via LikeCool]

April 21, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Emergency Toilet Roll — Why break wind when you can break glass?


Whoever thought up that headline: you're fired.

From the website:


How many times can you re-use a square of toilet paper?

Not enough.

So in times of crisis, just break open your Emergency Toilet Roll, then sit back and relax.

No one enjoys being caught short and no one enjoys having to do the bathroom walk of shame.

But there is no need to risk this kind of humiliating degradation if you've installed an Emergency Toilet Roll in your bathroom.

Place it in a convenient access point — preferably within arm's reach of your toilet seat — and break open the window in case of emergency.




April 21, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Paper comes alive












Peter Callesen.

[via nataliarico]

April 21, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Night Sky Navigator


From websites:


A personal, portable star map, Night Sky Navigator is an illuminated device that points out individual stars, constellations, and associated mythical characters of the Northern hemisphere.

Allows you to set the date and time of day, listen to narration and accurately view the night sky above you.

Includes a glow-in-the-dark compass, built-in audio guide, and backlit LCD clock display.



April 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Ray Bradbury's 1952 'A Sound of Thunder' '...is the most re-published science fiction story of all time'


That's what it says in Wikipedia.

I'd never even heard of the story until I saw it mentioned in passing in Michael Dirda's March 14, 2010 review of Connie Willlis's new novel, "Blackout."

Wrote Dirda, "As everyone knows from the most famous of all time travel stories, Ray Bradbury's 'A Sound of Thunder,' even the death of a butterfly might subtly change the course of history."


Read Bradbury's story — which originally appeared in the June 28, 1952 issue of Collier's magazine — here.

Free, the way we like it.

April 21, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

What are they?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

April 21, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

« April 20, 2010 | Main | April 22, 2010 »