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November 13, 2011

Japanese drill bit creates square holes

The YouTube caption: "Amazing — but from the sound of the impacting cut, I'd bet the mill head is short lived. It can't plunge that fast and needs to be roughed out first. If the corner radius is less than 0.0625 and greater than 0.500 deep, then I bet this application would work pretty well."

[via Joe Peach]

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Note added at 5:18 p.m. today: The original post read "Chinese drill bit...," as does the title of the YouTube video. Reader Chuck K. commented, "You know it's all Japanese, right?" I do now.

Googling Dijet Industrial Co. Ltd.  — the company whose name appears at the beginning of the video — yields the company's homepage as the first result; upon visiting, one learns the head office is in Osaka, Japan.

Shame on me.

November 13, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Bonehead Folding Comb

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We've always wanted something from the Jurassic Park gift shop and this folding dinocomb totally looks the part.

A prehistoric skull unfolds to reveal a wide-toothed brush for detangling and a skinny fine-toothed comb for styling.

2.25" x 8.25" open; 3.75" x 4.25" closed.

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$5.95.

November 13, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

MacBook Air — bookofjoe Edition

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Above and below,

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photos of the only such machine on the planet.

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At first I was mystified along with being delighted by the new look; it took me a few minutes to realize what was happening.

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Hint: look at me in my T-shirt below.

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November 13, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Grip Coasters

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Clever.

From the website:

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Brightly colored silicone Grip Coasters serve both as coasters and drink markers.

They protect surfaces from condensation on bottles, cans and glasses.

They fit most bottles, cans, stemware bases and straight-sided glasses.

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Set of six different colors: $7.99.

November 13, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to keep your zipper up*

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FunFact: A long, long time ago, in a city far, far away, I went out with someone who wore jeans so tight she had to zip them up by laying down on her back on her bed, exhaling and then pulling up the zipper with a pliers.

True.

*Not going there.

[via Joe Peach and xaXor]

November 13, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

Desktop Bowling Alley

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That's different.

From the website:

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Now you can bowl anywhere with this super fun desktop bowling set.

Comes with 10 bowling pins, two bowling balls,a precision-aim launcher and a score sheet.

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$5.99.

November 13, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Blast from the past (July 1976): First feature story about the Apple Computer Company

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The story by R.S. Jones appeared on page 91 of the July 1976 issue of INTERFACE magazine (above).

Excerpts:

At the "core" of this company lies a well-disciplined, financially sound group that is opening new vistas in computer hardware, software and service to their clientele.

Steven Jobs, Director of Marketing attributes their success to the ability to understand the personal computing market and to respond rapidly to its needs.

The creative and innovative talent behind much of the design of the Apple I rests with Stephen Wozniak, Director of Engineering.

Both Jobs and Wozniak have been longtime associates, since college days. Prior to the Apple Computer Company, Jobs was a private consultant to Atari, and Wozinak [sic], a staff design engineer at Hewlett-Packard.

If the current results of the first product are any indication, then long term success is not a question. When do they start producing the second generation "giant on a board" the Orange-I?

Wrote Walter Isaacson in his superb biography of Jobs about the 1976 article on the Apple I:

The first feature story on the new machine appeared in the July 1976 issue of INTERFACE, a now-defunct hobbyist magazine. Jobs and friends were still making them by hand in his house, but the article referred to him as the director of marketing and "a former private consultant to Atari." It made Apple sound like a real company. "Steve communicates with many of the computer clubs to keep his finger on the heartbeat of this young industry," the article reported, and it quoted him explaining, "If we can rap about their needs, feelings and motivations, we can respond appropriately by giving them what they want."

Clearly it wasn't yet time for Jobs to ignore what "they" wanted in favor of what they didn't even know existed — and would not only want, but need.

[via Cyberhades]

November 13, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Inflatable Turkey

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Laugh all you like but these sold out almost immediately after I featured them about this time last year.

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Caveat eator.

Ooh, I like that.

From the website:

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Pump up the fun at the dinner table with a hilarious inflatable turkey.

It totally looks good enough to eat.

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Comes deflated in a 4.25" x 3" decorative tin for a great presentation.

A perfect gift for any special meal. 

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$11.70.

November 13, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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