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August 26, 2013

Your face on meth


Upload a picture and see what you'd look like after using meth for five years.


Assuming, of course, you're still alive.

Why the ravaged look?

Wrote Diana Adams — whose pictures appear above — in BitRebels:

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[via Discovery News]

August 26, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Bicycle Dynamo Phone Charger


Wonderful invention.


Hats off to the person who realized that the very same principle that powers bike lights can be applied outside the photon space.


It is only a matter of time before we are able to generate enough power from currently wasted individual energy and excess heat resulting from the body's own metabolic processes and activities to run everything.

Solar power is just the beginning: Iceland derives over 25% of its energy from geothermal activity; the wind and the waves traversing our Blue Marble ofter essentially limitless resources for as much time as it will take for our descendants to eventually strike out for the stars.

But I digress.

From the Bicycle Dynamo Charger website:

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$47.95 (bike not included).

August 26, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Who is Mary Ruefle?


I had no idea until yesterday when I espied a tweet from one Elisa Gabbert about Ms. Ruefle's new book, "Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures."

I had my Crack Research Team©™® investigate and lo and behold they brought back the page pictured up top.

Digging deeper yielded this:


Ms. Ruefle's website is here.

More here and here.

August 26, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Laptop Tether Alarm

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From the website:


A Clever Way to Protect Your Laptop From Theft

Great for cafes and airports.

Clever Tether sounds a loud alarm if its 5-foot-long bright orange USB cord is cut or unplugged from your computer.

Simply plug the cord into your laptop and wrap the other end around a chair, table, or desk leg.

Includes master key to activate/deactivate the alarm.

Features and Details:

• Compact and easy to carry

• Works while laptop is on or off

• Master key enables activation and deactivation quickly and easily


$30 (laptop not included).

August 26, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Catme 13/Glass Effect 50 — Gray Cat and Caterpillar through Google Glass (video)

Gray Cat espies a caterpillar near her tent, then observes and investigates and ultimately decides not to take a bite.

Good call.

August 26, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Desktop Ping Pong Set — Might as well have some fun 'cause God only knows you're not doing any work there

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Don't try to fool us: we know how idle and indolent you are.

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From the Desktop Ping Pong website:


Wouldn't it be great to blow off some steam at work with a rousing match of ping pong?

Maybe settle whose turn it is to share a cubicle with the office nose picker over a friendly table tennis death match?

Well, clear your desk, slap on the net, and it's game on!

From here on out you can trade in the idle chatter at the water cooler and go straight to the trash talk in the boardroom!

Comes with:

• Ball

• 24-inch net

• Two suction cups

• Two 3.75" x 6.5" paddles

• Two 3.5 inch wooden poles



August 26, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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