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Geeky Stuff

Fishing Made Easy
categories: Funny, Geeky, Videos

I don’t understand Spanish so unfortunately I can’t tell you how these voodoo fishermen make the fish jump right into their boat. But an educated guess says it is either mental powers or the fact that they have the Top Gun anthem playing in the background.

The Pill that Prevents Cancer
categories: Geeky

…and just about everything else for that matter. I would have expected it to cost more. And be shinier.

The Many Faces of (Windows) Death
categories: Geeky

Microsoft catches a lot of flak for the Blue Screen of Death, but as frequently noted throughout the BSoD documentation, most BSoDs are due to faulty third-party hardware drivers. Still, why not make the best of it and get a t-shirt or screensaver?

The Gold D&G Razr
categories: Geeky, Pics

First person to buy me one of these gets a free t-shirt.

Future Me
categories: Geeky

Go to futureme.org and write yourself an email to be delivered to you up to 30 years in the future. I already tried it and asked myself how LOST will end, or more specifically what happens if they don’t press the button and will Jack and Kate ever do it, but so far I have not heard back.

Zoom Quilt
categories: Art, Geeky

Once the image loads, hold down your mouse button and drag it up and down to zoom in and out of the image. And then watch as your mind is blown into a zillion tiny pieces by the raw power of the zoom quilt’s coolness. PS: after the link, pick the ‘Flash’ option.

Odds of Dying
categories: Crazy, Geeky

The National Safety Council has put together a very useful document providing you with the odds that you will die from all manner of deadly incidents. For example, in your lifetime you have a one in 5,766 chance of dying from ‘slipping, tripping, or stumbling’. Keep that in mind the next time you get up to go to the bathroom.

Mentos Fountain
categories: Funny, Geeky, Videos

Well now that this secret has been exposed it shouldn’t take too long for a few ‘internet videos’ to appear with people trying this experiment themselves. Only they’ll probably have the bottle aimed at their face or maybe up their ass. That’s what you get when you mix science with the Internet.

The Virtual Air Guitar Project
categories: Geeky, Videos

The Virtual Air Guitar project, developed at the Helsinki University of Technology, adds genuine electric guitar sounds to the air guitar. Using a computer to monitor the hand movements of the ‘player’, it adds riffs and licks to match mid-air finger work. The player wears a pair of brightly coloured gloves, enabling computer vision software to keep track of their hands and detect different gestures.

Pandora
categories: Geeky

Pandora is that friend you once had who knew everything about music and was always turning you on to new stuff. It is internet radio with a brain. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and it will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice.

Talk to a human
categories: Geeky

Are you tired of wading through slow and incomprehensible menus, or “talking” with Betsy the animatronic operator, when phoning your favorite corporation? This page has a list of tricks to automatically get you in touch with a real human. Of course this real human is probably in Bangalore or Arkansas so you’ll still end up downing a bottle of Windex in a vain attempt to bring some clarity to your situation.

Happy Thanksgiving!
categories: Geeky

Happy Thanksgiving to all the yanks out there. And happy thursday to all the rest of you.

The Million Dollar Homepage
categories: Geeky

Mr. Tew, a 21-year-old student from England, created the home page milliondollarhomepage.com and divided the screen into 10,000 small squares of 100 pixels each. His plan was to sell the squares to advertisers at a price of $1 per pixel. He is currently $644,600 towards his goal.

I like to call it ‘The Wall of Spam’. But that’s probably because I’m jealous.

What Celebrity Do You Look Like?
categories: Geeky

This site features an online facial recognition application that you can use to find that twin you were seperated from at birth. As a twist you can also find the closest match of your face to those of over 2,400 celebrities. I got matched to the guy you see on the left. That’s Brad Pitt, right?