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August 7, 2012

Cat employs ninja-like skills to open fridge door

Videre est credere.

Wrote Kerry McQueeney in the Daily Mail, "Believed to have been filmed in Prague in the Czech Republic, the [YouTube] video is called 'Indiana Jones Cat' and has been dubbed with the... music from the classic adventure film. The cat's moves appear to mirror a scene from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' where Indiana Jones pulls himself up the front of a moving truck."

[via Kay (Leah)]

August 7, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Kung Foon — All-in-One Titanium Spork x Chopsticks

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From The Green Head: "The Titanium Kung Foon is a stylish and versatile utensil that fuses an ultralight titanium spork with removable rosewood chopsticks that act as a handle when not in use. Whether you're out adventuring in the wild or just trapped at home or in the office, most dining options will be accessible — as long as you don't require a knife."  

$15.

August 7, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Spotted in Dublin: Sherlock Homes Plumbing

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From Broadsheet.ie, for "when your jacks overflow like Reichenbach Falls."

"Call us today to get your project underway."

Ring Declan: 087 7760446

Don't forget to mention I sent you.

August 7, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

ChargeCard — Wallet-size USB connector

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USB connector

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fits

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in your wallet or pocket.

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Also with Micro USB for Android.

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Very nicely done.

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$20.

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[via LikeCool]

August 7, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

NotInMyBackyard — Find out who has access to your secrets

Excerpts from Byron Acohido's August 1 USA Today story follow.

Finally, consumers have the power to scour the Internet and find out who might have access to their personal information.

A free tool, called NotInMyBackyard Diggity, released this week, is designed to swiftly crawl popular websites, including Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft SkyDrive, Dropbox, Pastebin, and Googles Docs, and locate caches of data that include your sensitive information.

Companies and individuals need to be more aware of their true security exposure while using the Internet for work and socializing, say Francis Brown and Robert Ragan, co-managing partners at Stach & Liu, the Phoenix-based security consultancy that developed the tool.

Wide use of NotInMyBackyard could also help motivate providers of the Web's most popular services to pay closer attention to the mountains of consumer data they are collecting and storing online, Brown says. "Hopefully, these tools will shine a spotlight and put pressure on these companies to stop playing fast and loose with individuals' personal information," Brown says.

Anyone can type an e-mail address, financial account login, Social Security number or any other sensitive data into NotInMyBackyard. A few minutes later, the tool will divulge whether someone has stored that piece of information on a social network, online storage service, or in a college, hospital or local agency database that has been hacked.

You will have to use your own initiative to get the organization storing the data to remove it from the Internet. It might be a hassle, but you should sleep better.

Criminals have long been using these same techniques by using search engines, particularly No. 1 Google, to find and steal sensitive data. This information flows into the cyberunderground where it fuels identity theft, online scams and cyberespionage.

August 7, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Cat Tunnel Couch

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From albotas:

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The Cat Tunnel Couch Is Sure To Cause Arguments Between Cat Lovers And Their Spouses

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My lady and I have been eyeing up new sofas lately and decided on an L-shape. You know, something big and spacious for when we want to have company over for movie marathons. Well, at least that was the plan until I showed her this sofa by Korean designer Seungji Mun. It's perfect because our current couch is already f***ed up and our cats are always climbing up underneath it through the back. This thing is basically the same thing, only more design-y and hamster-tube looking.

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Wrote the designer, "Cat Tunnel Sofa is designed for a cat and the owner of the cat. After analyzing and observing cats' habits and behaviors through experts' opinion and sufficient research, we designed the structure and shape of the sofa to be fully in harmony with both."

Why is Gray Cat rubbing up against my arm all of a sudden?

[via technabob, PSFK, and one of my crack Pittsburgh correspondents]

August 7, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Creepiest TV commercial of all-time?

If not, it's in the top three.

For Huggies new Glow-in-the-Dark Pull-ups, first aired — as it were — last week.

August 7, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Octopus Hook

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8.75"H x 8"W x 1.5" projection.

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Aluminium [sic].

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$48

[via to da loos]

August 7, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

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