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August 27, 2011

Joe Spector's Uzbek Food Blog

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Photos, descriptions and most important,

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recipes for some of Joe Spector's favorite dishes.

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He writes, "I love food. I love making it and eating it. I love the cultural aspects of food. As a Soviet Union emigrant, Uzbekistan food is something I still remember and cherish from my past."

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Pictured from the top down: Suzma; katyk; mastava soup; kifta shurva soup with meatballs; meat pie.

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[via my Crack Kraków Korrespondent Tomasz Dąbrowski]

August 27, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Ceramic Skulls

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They're

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from

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a

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2010–2011

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series

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by 

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Katsuyo Aoki

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called

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"Predictive Dreams."

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Here, the artist at work.

[via Hurricane Vanessa and WASTED TALENT]

August 27, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Word up: How Zite readers spread the news

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Above, an interesting graphic from Zite's blog.

Apparently CNN is buying/has bought Zite for $25 million.

Sure hope they don't mess it up because from where I'm walking on the treadmill it easily trumps Flipboard and Pulse on the iPad.

[via Ray Earhart]

August 27, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Minimalist Kitchen Scale

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What you get if you cross an iPhone with culinary aspirations.

$35.95.

[via Fancy]

August 27, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What do you get when you cross Post-its with Stickies? Post-it PopNotes

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3M's finally twigged and after 31 years is trying to drag its Post-it notes business into the the digital era.

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Wrote James R. Hagerty in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, "The conglomerate, whose thousands of products range from Scotch tape to battery components, unveiled a free [the way we like it] software application, available from Apple Inc.'s online iTunes App Store, that lets people send and receive what 3M calls Post-it PopNotes on Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. People can use the app to send scrawled or typed comments and reminders to themselves or others, the company said."

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"The electronic notes can be set to pop up at a certain time or whenever the recipient is in a particular location found by global-positioning technology. People might set up notes that would pop up on their iPhones when they went into a grocery store, reminding them to buy milk, 3M said."

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"The notes can be sent to particular people or broadcast to what 3M optimistically called the 'Post-it PopNotes App community.'"

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Could be the next Twitter, you never know.

Better work on that name a bit first, though.

August 27, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Choose a location and turn it into a pendant

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Wrote reader yogahz, "This site lets you get the topography of a customer-defined region on a necklace."

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From the website: "Turn your favorite place or landscape into an individual silver pendant within the blink of an eye...."

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Very cool.

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€330.

August 27, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Scan your book for one dollah

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1DollarScan — Send 'em your book and a buck, get back a PDF via email.

That's right: now you can send one book (up to 100 pages), your whole library, or any number of things and have them scanned for $1 apiece.

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Nice.

I'm thinking of sending 'em my latest book, then putting up photos of each page on a daily basis on Twitter for 108 days until the whole thing's there for the taking — free, the way we like it.

You never know — by day 10 or 20 a person might say this is ridiculous and buy a copy.

Stranger things have happened.

Not too often, though, judging by my my sales rank:

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But I digress.

Two bits,

Four bits.

Six bits,

A dollar.

All for a book scan

Stand up and holler.

For a minute there I thought I was back in high school on Friday night.

How's your Japanese?

[via Shawn Rossi and Singularity Hub]

August 27, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

World's largest 3-D TV (152") — a snip at $500,000

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152 inches = 12 feet 8 inches diagonally.

I assume it comes with a crew to set it up.

How much does it weigh, I wonder?

[via Cary Sternick]

August 27, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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