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Where can I find some good furry t-shirts? I've looked through Rabbit Valley's offerings, but much as I enjoy Backbreaker Studios' works as prints, none really appeal as shirts. As an indication of what I'd like, the MFM2004 winner (the "8-ball" skunk) was one I'd like to've had, as was the recent Circles design. Are there any 0r0ch1 shirts, maybe? :-9

This clip from Japanese TV (5.9MB) shows a game involving the tossing of "wax frosting", which freezes on impact with the contestant. Quite curious.. looks like fun, too. ^_^

Every now and then, a supermarket, for all its lumbering inflexibility, can (somehow) come up with a brilliant idea - as such, I should like to share a recent discovery bordering on genius: carrot cake cookies. No frosting, but still.. they're really rather good.

*sigh!* Graywolf does make the most lovely corsets..

I'd like to get back into amateur radio, I think. I'll have to look into reactivating my license, and checking into whatever reciprocals I'll need. Sadly, my ol' FT-290R is history, bought from the tutor who taught our license class. ^_^

Via rubberskunk, word that XP Home will cease to receive security updates as of the end of 2006.

Have you ever let magic smoke escape? (And then, purely by chance, I come across this clip, illustrating what happens if you have a Duron at 3.8GHz, notice the fan's stopped, and take off the heatsink.. it's worth watching :)

I thought this test might be fun. ^_^


Androgynous

You scored 60 masculinity and 83 femininity!
You scored high on both masculinity and femininity. You have a strong personality exhibiting characteristics of both traditional sex roles.
Link: The Bem Sex Role Inventory Test written by weirdscience on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hmm. You could well be right - that would also explain the otherwise quite impressive hole in the workbench, which looks quite smooth, rather than the result of an explosion.

I wonder if someone from AMD could verify its authenticity? ^_^

My own experience was, sadly, much less dramatic - I'd just reconnected power to an old Xebec 1510A controller, using just the pins. Except I managed to confuse +5 and +12V.. it powered up, with all the status lights on quite brightly. Thinking it to be some controller malfunction (well, I suppose it was..), I power cycled it a couple times, then just left it on. A few seconds later, I smelled that smell of a digital soul ascending to silicon heaven. The main LSI chip had a very tiny bump in the package where some special silicon had been..
I wonder if someone from AMD could verify its authenticity?

The video is actually a plant from Intel's marketing department. ;^>

I'm sure this is was inspired by the (relatively famous) Tom's Hardware Guide video which showed how snatching an old Athlon bald-headed let the magic smoke out. "Gee, if Athlons can catch fire just running normally, just imagine what'd happen if it were l33t-ly Ov3rC10ck3d! Boom!" Funny, but... not too likely.

Sadly enough, I have a picture lying around of my exploded hard disk IC:

Magic Smoke