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Internet speed record broken


A group of researchers in New York have broken the internet speed record.
On Tuesday December 30 the team managed to top out at a record breaking 7.67 gigabits/sec using standard telecommunications protocols.
The very next day they pushed it to the limit by breaking through to 9.08 Gbps over a 20,000 mile path.
The internet2 consortium is looking to build a new network capable of 100Gbps!
Looking forward to that

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By: bossmanthe | Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 3:38:00 PM | |

Wii have a problem with injuries

Nintendo's Wii console is more effective than traditional videogame consoles for burning calories, but players are running the risk of injury by not warming-up properly, according to British experts.

The Japanese firm launched Wii in November last year. Its motion-sensitive console — rather like a wireless remote control — allows the movements of sports like tennis, golf, baseball, boxing and 10-pin bowling to be mimicked.

But it has led to injuries like "Wii elbow", a complaint not dissimilar to the inflamed elbow joint common among tennis players, prompting warnings from medical professionals.

"Gamers should treat a 'Wii session' like any form of exercise and warm-up adequately beforehand to prevent stiffness and possible injuries," said Tim Hutchful, from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA).

"Any unaccustomed exercise or activity lays yourself bare to problems that could occur from prolonged periods of active movements, so treat it like a gym work-out, warming-up and cooling down."

The BCA has developed a five-point "Wii warm-up" for the shoulders, wrists, arms, neck and back and is advising non-sporty types to take regular breaks every 20 to 30 minutes.

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By: RexMan | at 9:59:00 AM | |

The programmer Hierarchy


Too True. Those who claim they "program" in HTML are the worst of the lot!!!

By: RexMan | Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 5:33:00 PM | |

If you were in a hurry, which door would you choose?

Read carefully.



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By: bossmanthe | Monday, April 23, 2007 at 12:57:00 PM | |

Surreal image on Google Maps


Very, very strange.
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By: bossmanthe | at 12:50:00 PM | |

Very cool laptop bag


...for only $35. more...



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By: bossmanthe | at 12:48:00 PM | |

Love this shirt!


Ah yes, drop shadows.

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By: bossmanthe | Friday, April 20, 2007 at 3:09:00 PM | |

Digg button kit released!

Photo courtesy of Laughing Squid

The Digg button is a very simple beginner electronics that teaches how to solder and program microcontroller. Once made, this basic electronic project mimics the popular Digg.com- each time you push the button, the button flashes "Dug". The project is completely open source! Released at the Digg party by Kevin Rose, Limor Fried and Phillip Torrone



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By: bossmanthe | at 1:26:00 PM | |

PICTURES: Art With Wires


Don't worry it's not the porno clips joke going around with a different name. Although it could be done with wires.



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By: bossmanthe | at 1:26:00 PM | |

Koenigsegg's Amazing Invisible Watch


Exotic carmaker Koenigsegg turned to Quinting to create a line of transparent watches. We don't mean the case is transparent allowing you to see the movement; the movement itself is transparent, each component having been painstakingly crafted from fine-cut sapphire crystal.



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By: bossmanthe | Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 1:31:00 PM | |

Man with largest iTunes collection in the world

Glenn Wolsey has an interview with Will Friedwald a.k.a the man with the largest iTunes collection in the world. Will currently has over 200,000 tracks.

In summary

849 GB 172,150 tracks 809.2 days (with another 200 - 300 GB still to be files)

2,935 artists 11,561 albums

iTunes library database file - 282 MB

iTunes library XML file - 259 MB



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By: bossmanthe | at 8:47:00 AM | |

Contrasting Technology


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By: bossmanthe | Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 12:55:00 PM | |

XBox with portable display


Peripheral manufacturer Hori has announced the Compact TFT Monitor EX. It’s a 12.1-inch monitor that can display 720p via an RGB connector. It also includes stereo speakers and a headphone jack.
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By: bossmanthe | at 12:47:00 PM | |

Google set to Double Clicks?

So it looks like arguably the two biggest forces in online advertising have joined forces to create one huge powerhouse. Google unveiled the acquisition late Friday and is reported to have paid $3.1 billion for DoubleClick Inc. This ended speculation that Microsoft was on the acquisition trail for the advertising giant. Microsoft have followed with a call for intervention by regulators.

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By: bossmanthe | at 12:16:00 PM | |

Is your logo design phallic?

I love this guys' work! This post is a classic!

Better do a quick check. These people didn't..



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By: bossmanthe | at 10:21:00 AM | |

Microsoft and Linux


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By: bossmanthe | Friday, April 13, 2007 at 2:58:00 PM | |

McDonalds and Obesity



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By: bossmanthe | at 2:55:00 PM | |

The World's Cheapest Cars



Only a few years ago, premium cars were all the rage. Now automakers around the world are scrambling to build cars that cost less than $10,000. And some are even striving for a sticker price as low as $3,000.



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By: bossmanthe | at 12:44:00 PM | |

Buy one Porsche get one free!


The Sales and Marketing manager of a Californian Porsche dealership is on the hunt for a new job. Glen Fergusson had the bright spark idea of offering a free Porsche when you bought one from the dealership. They ended up selling a whopping 18 in the first hour of opening but clearly made some serious losses on the sales.

"I admit I didn't really do the numbers properly on this one" said Glen who told reporters that he had "seen the concept work really well for coffee stores"

Bruce Stepper was one of the lucky few to take advantage of the promo and went on to sell the second Porsche on EBay. This meant that he paid a measley $5,000 for his Porsche 911. Another lucky buyer took out a low income finance plan offered by the dealership and ended up selling both the cars and keeping a tidy $120,000 in profit. Yup, Glen was also the genius who came up with that finance plan!


"I have never really been too good at Math and I was sure the whole time we were making money - I was initially blown away by the amount of cars we were selling in that first hour. I had seen the "buy one get one free card" work extremely well for the new coffee shop down the road and thought what a great idea I will try it here."

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By: bossmanthe | Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 12:44:00 PM | |

Decorative and functional

Saw a new streetlight design on CherryFlava and followed the trackback to a Dutch design house Demarkersvan. Here is one their other designs "showing how something which was meant purely functional can also be decorative."

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By: bossmanthe | at 9:26:00 AM | |

Meet the Hamster Shredder

Just be mindful to keep your little guy clear of the paper-grinding gears, we wouldn't want this thing taking its name literally.



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By: bossmanthe | at 7:53:00 AM | |

27 things Computers Can Do in Movies

1. Word processors never display a cursor.
2. You never have to use the space-bar when typing long sentences.
3. Movie characters never make typing mistakes.
4. All monitors display inch-high letters.
5. High-tech computers, such as those used by NASA, the CIA or some such governmental institution, will have easy to understand graphical interfaces.
6. Those that don’t have graphical interfaces will have incredibly powerful text-based command shells that can correctly understand and execute commands typed in plain English.
7. Note: Command line interfaces will give you access to any information you want by simply typing, “ACCESS THE SECRET FILES” on any near-by keyboard.
8. You can also infect a computer with a destructive virus by simply typing “UPLOAD VIRUS”. (See “Fortress”.)9. All computers are connected. You can access the information on the villain’s desktop computer even if it’s turned off.

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By: bossmanthe | Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 2:50:00 PM | |

HUGE SMOKE RING GENERATOR OMG!!!!!!!!

2 foot smoke rings shoot 50 feet into trees and kill people.



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By: bossmanthe | at 2:11:00 PM | |

Google Developer Day 2007



Google are set to have a Developer day on 31st May 2007. The are 10 destinations to choose from namely...Mountain View, Sao Paulo, Madrid, London, Paris, Hamburg, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney. according to the webiste: "We’ll have sessions and workshops with the teams from Google Web Toolkit, Maps, KML, GData APIs, Gadgets, AJAX APIs, and more"

Signup now!

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By: bossmanthe | at 11:55:00 AM | |

Incredible photographic Wallpapers



A pack of 25 wallpapers taken by the author of the blog.



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By: bossmanthe | Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 1:40:00 PM | |

Remember the Cassette Tape?

Wikipedia

Trackback DavidAirey.com

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By: bossmanthe | at 10:02:00 AM | |

5 New Photos From The Simpsons Movie

"20th Century Fox sent us five new stills from The Simpsons Movie. Check them out below, and as always left click for higher resolution versions. A couple of the new photos show what the movie will look like in super widescreen."

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By: bossmanthe | Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 3:39:00 PM | |

Google always has the answer.

Just type the phrase below into the google search bar and you will see that Google has far superior calculation power than the Hypercomputer Deep Thought.

the answer to life, the universe and everything

For more detail you can check out the Wikipedia write up

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By: bossmanthe | at 1:28:00 PM | |

PSP now only $169

Sony has dropped the price of it's PSP core package (the console, charger and battery) from $199 to $169. This price drop is North America specific. Sorry rest of world and especially PAL regions as usual.

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By: bossmanthe | at 1:25:00 PM | |

WTF packaging and products







There is some crazing packaging for some even crazier products out there...


You can check out more here.

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By: bossmanthe | at 1:13:00 PM | |

Why you should be a pirate!


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By: bossmanthe | at 11:56:00 AM | |

Toy Soldier Alphabet

Trackback OliverMunday.com

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By: bossmanthe | Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 10:59:00 AM | |

So you're paranoid?

Scared of Bio-Chemical attack, natural disaster, stalkers or just about anything else. Fear not the Quantum Sleeper is here!

Rest in your protective cocoon need not be boring, wire up your DVD or CD player using the self contained battery unit. Hungry? Why not hookup your microwave.

Buy your Quantum Sleeper now!

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By: bossmanthe | Monday, April 2, 2007 at 4:16:00 PM | |

8-Bit Tie



What was originally intended as an Aprils Fool joke, is quickly becoming reality. Earlier today Thinkgeek's product page had a rather geekish 8-Bit tie available. The product was suppose to be a complete joke; however, a few thanks to pleads from a few blogs and one (or two) digg submissions the tie is now going into production!
Check it out on ThinkGeek

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By: bossmanthe | at 1:06:00 PM | |

Email to snail mail - ePost


ePost, India, has set up a email to postal service and vice versa.


Yup, you can send an email to a physical location. This email is then printed and hand delivered. Then your recipient can reply, his notes will be transcribed and sent back to via email.


trackback - FastCompany.com

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By: bossmanthe | at 10:05:00 AM | |