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February 22, 2011

17-year-old Ray Kurzweil appears on "I've Got A Secret" in 1965

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Eyes Have It Limited-Edition Hair Clip

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10.5cm x 2cm.

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Photograph on metal.

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By Stockholm-based humans since 1982.

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Total of 50 pieces, handmade and signed.

[via Wholly's Blog and Inspire me now]

February 22, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to identify the right power adapter for your Apple laptop

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Who knew that the AC plug above is called a "Duckhead" by Apple?

Not me.

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Long story short: "Learn which power adapter, power cord, and plug are appropriate for each Intel-based Apple portable. Keep in mind that size, shape, and color of replacement adapters and cords may vary. Power adapters for Intel based Apple portables are available in 45W, 60W, and 85W varieties. Although you should always use the proper wattage adapter for your Apple portable, you can use an adapter of a higher wattage without issue. For instance If you have a MacBook (13-inch Late 2009) that normally uses a 60W adapter, you can also use an 85W adapter with that computer. You would not use a 45W adapter with that computer; it would not provide enough power for that MacBook."

 

February 22, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Casio F-91 — It comes in colors

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Since it came out in 1991 it's been available in any color you wanted — as long as it was black.

No longer.

Choose from Blue, Grey, Green, Yellow, Pink or Orange.

Alas, not yet in the U.S. but if you're in the U.K. or use Amazon UK you're money.

£14.80–£18.49.

[via CSYCB]

February 22, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

ChemJuice — Draw chemical structures with your fingers

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From a review in the March 2011 Scientific American:

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"Just drag your fingers across the touchscreen to draw a chemical bond and tap the screen to delete an atom or bond or change its type. The app can also calculate molecular weight, formula and percent composition by element and email the structure wherever you want."

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Does 6.02*10^23 know about this?

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He will.

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$2.99.

February 22, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Triple-Blade Rotary Peeler

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From the website:

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Eliminate the need for several different vegetable peelers with this compact design, which incorporates three essential styles of blade all in one unit.

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Made from high-quality stainless steel, its three blades are razor-sharp and are housed in a tough plastic circular case. Simply select the desired blade — standard, serrated or julienne — by rotating the unit’s brushed metal hub, until the desired blade is fully exposed.

The Rotary Peeler makes short work of even the toughest fruit or vegetable skin and the design also includes a potato-eye remover. The case can be opened for easy cleaning.

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$12.

[via Fancy]

February 22, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

What are they?

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Answer this time tomorrow.

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Hint: all are views of the same thing.

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Another: bigger (much) than a breadbox.

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A third: Not to be found in Japan or the U.S.

February 22, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Mia Van Beek, transformer of children's art

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Swedish-born and trained jeweler and goldsmith Mia Van Beek

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of Charlottesville-based

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Formia Design

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transforms children's drawings

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into gold, silver or stainless steel versions

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suitable for keychains, charms, bracelets, pendants, necklaces or bookmarks.

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Can she make one for you?

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Apply within.

[via if it's hip, it's here]

February 22, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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