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October 9, 2011

"I'm Getting Arrested" — New Android app sends out word

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From the website: "Alert your lawyer, loved ones, etc. that you are being arrested with a single click."

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"I'm Getting Arrested enables anyone, with one click, to broadcast a custom message to SMS numbers in the event they are arrested."

I wonder: Is everyone entitled to one SMS after being placed under arrest?

Free, the way we like it.

October 9, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Onomatopoeia Watch

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By the late, great Tibor Kalman.

From the website:

Onomatopoeia: The term used to describe words whose pronunciations suggest their meaning (eg, meow, buzz).

Here symbols suggest the sound of the numbers:

3 = tree (three)

5 = hand (5 fingers)

9 = cat (9 lives)

12 = Eggs (dozen/12)

£75.

October 9, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Jeff Bridges in the U.S. Coast Guard

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Who knew?

Not me, until I read about it in a September 23, 2011 Washington Post story accompanied by the photo up top.

He joined the Coast Guard Reserves at age 18 in 1968.

October 9, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

T-square hanger

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Created by Jennifer Rabatel who wrote, "Somehow, I have always been fascinated with this object. I can't help noticing both mechanical and aesthetic beauty in such a tool."

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"Designed to create and measure angles, I have used it so often that one day I used it to hang my coat and found the perfect angle for it. It became clear to me that I was looking at a very simple yet perfectly-shaped coat hanger."

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"The great function of this hanger is that you are able to fold it in one fine piece."

October 9, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Frank Lloyd Wright on "What's My Line?" in 1956

He was 88 at the time.

[via Open Culture]

October 9, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Adjustable-length HDMI cable

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"Can be uncoiled to full length: once uncoiled, holds its shape and does not recoil."

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6 feet long when extended.

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$9.99.

 

October 9, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

World's largest photo libraries — "How many photos have ever been taken?"

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"Already Facebook's photo collection has a staggering 140 billion photos — that's over 10,000 times larger than the Library of Congress."

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[via Flavorwire and 1000memories]

October 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Sealander Amphibious Trailer

 

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Can they build one for you?

Apply to: info@sealander.de

October 9, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

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