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The making of this (mostly virtual) movie, Able Edwards looks like it could be rather fun, if you enjoy 40's style Sci-Fi. Be sure to check out the "before and after" clip on the second page, too. ^_^ It's all just plain nifty, to see how such cinematic effects can be achieved at trivial cost.

Say hello to the Medicine Weasel! (Thanks to xolo)

And via marko_the_rat, "You May Have Raccoons". (And from that, the geekiest catflap in the world)

When I next have a place of my own, I think I'd like to have a front yard like this.

A political t-shirt amusing to any political animal? Inconceivable!

Yet another browser for OS X! Shiira uses WebCore, so it requires Panther, and is open source, under the revised BSD license (ie you're free to do anything with the code, provided the copyright notice is retained).

And breakfast (or lunch, depending on your perspective) was a quickie of a thin steak cut into ribbons, broccoli, asparagus tips, shiitake, oyster sauce, garlic, and lashings of sriracha. Happy panda. ^_^

Handy.. ATIccelerator offers OS X users the opportunity to play with the GPU's clock speed, and apparently works on everything from a Rage 128 Mobility to a 9800 Pro.

And a sneak preview of the new iMac. ^_^
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yep, I've already ordered mine! A large flat screen and the very latest in technological innovation, flat keyboard! Not only is it spill resistent, but it's designed to so fast once you master it that most commands can be entered via single-keystrokes.

For music lovers, they've integrated a radio transmitter - just place your AM radio next to it and it streams the latest techno - no broadband (or even network connection) necessary!.

Apple is said to be working on a new flat magnetic storage medium jointly with Sony, but that's probably a few years away.

Speaking of which, this is in my wallet. :)



I understand it even features new "fast boot" technology, going from power-on to fully operational in a matter of a second or two. That's going to take some beating by the competition.

And even down to the details, there's been quite an exquisite degree of consideration placed in the firmware's design - the screensaver, which operates during program execution, is but one example.

Does that card have a magstripe? It'd be fun to rewrite it with the info from a current card you have, and go about using it as normal.. ^_^
I understand it even features new "fast boot" technology, going from power-on to fully operational in a matter of a second or two. That's going to take some beating by the competition.

That's because it never actually shuts down (unless you pull the power adapter). Apple already has a patent for AlwaysOn technology. There's also a clever anti-theft mechanism that causes the machine to crash if it's moved barely an inch, for theft of data reasons. The external 16kb memory is required. (TS-1000 and above models only)

Does that card have a magstripe? It'd be fun to rewrite it with the info from a current card you have, and go about using it as normal.. ^_^

No magnetic stripe, though there's a white stripe on the back so that one can actually scribble a signature with a ballpoint.
I am awed by the catflap; its uselessness is positively divine. ^_^ I can't even imagine how one would come up with the idea of devoting that much time and energy to a project so out of the ordinary, but I'm really impressed that this person carried it through.
Absolutely; it's one thing to contemplate a design of this kind, but quite another to actually see it through to working completion.

I do have a fun project I'd like to bring to fruition, but, it'd probably be quite expensive to maintain, requiring a highly pure (99.999%, IIRC) carbon dioxide source. The driver electronics would be necessarily somewhat hazardous, but that'd only add to the intrigue of development. Still, that's strictly theoretical until I can settle down properly somewhere.

I wonder if he could sell the design? If you've ever happened upon things like the Innovations catalogue, you'll realise how feasible that might be. ^_^ (The guarantee might make interesting reading, too)
"Able Edwards"
I dare say, I do like the look of that.

"Say hello to the Medicine Weasel!"
But you 'say hello' and he says "Halt!"

"the geekiest catflap in the world"
I've seen electromagnetically locking catflaps before, but I've never seen one attached to a destop computer with strict dietary requirements!

"I think I'd like to have a front yard like this."
Ye gods! :D

"A political t-shirt"
Yikes! Michael "Che" Moore is like whenever Gene Wilder was made up as a black guy in a Wilder/Pryor film.

"breakfast"
That sounds lovely.

"the new iMac"
That's what K-9 will look like in the new Doctor Who! :D