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May 5, 2011

Escher's "Waterfall" — Behind the curtain

Back on February 17, 2011 I featured an enchanting build of Escher's "Waterfall" (above).

Now comes a two-part video (below) by its creator, mcwolles, purporting to explain how the illusion was created.

Confession: I still don't get it.

Judging from the comments on YouTube, I'm not alone.

 

 

 

May 5, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Corkscrew Robot

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No — it won't open your bottle by itself.

It would be a great hack, though, wouldn't it?

Do it and I'll feature it.

$17.28.

May 5, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" (4 hands/2 guys/1 guitar)

Lady Gaga's song performed on four-handed bluegrass guitar by Patrick Goble and Donovan Kirkpatrick.

[via Milena and devour.com]

May 5, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Wooden Mechanical Pencil

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Does Rob Walker know about this?

He will.

Set of three: $6.12.

May 5, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

DocuWatch

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Thousands of streaming documentaries collected in one place.

Free, the way we like it.

There goes the day.

[via Milena]

May 5, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Pantone Contact Lens Case

Iiiiiii

 

Pppp

$3.99 (contact lenses not included).

May 5, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

bookofjoe IPO is on

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It happened yesterday afternoon, after my mandated "quiet period" passed.

Longtime boj reader Joel Ordesky (FIRQBY) emailed me an invitation to join

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and as always, I plunged right in, waiting unti l hit the inevitable impenetrable-to-TechnoDolts™ wall to leave and go do other important things.

But lo and behold I never hit the wall and before you know it, I was registered, listed on the Eaves exchange as BOOKOFJOE and experiencing a nice uptick from my IPO price of e10 per share to e18.09 (top).

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w00t!

May 5, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

NO DIVING Bathtub Mat

Zzzzzz

$20.50.

May 5, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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