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The A380
categories: Geeky, Pics

An awsome picture of the new Airbus A380. That thing is a monster! But can anybody out there explain to me how something that enormous and made out of metal can fly over oceans yet I can’t stay airborn on my own for more than 1 second? Really, I’m quite serious. It’s frustrating.

How To Fold A Shirt
categories: Geeky, Videos

Bad-ass shirt-folding techniques from the ninjas in asia. The shit works, I just tried it. Possibly brought to you from the same people who provided the helpful video on How To Not Look Asian.

categories: Funny, Geeky

The low-level workings of Google’s infamous page ranking system are finally explained.

An Anatomy of Megachurches

An interesting look at the McMansions of the religious world.

Greasemonkey – take back the InterWeb
categories: Geeky

An assumption is made that if you’re serious about the web, you’re using Firefox. Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that lets you add bits of DHTML to any web page to make it behave better than it was originally designed. For example, you could insert competitors prices into Amazon listings or insert links to bittorrents into Netflix listings. Hundreds of existing scripts are provided for web-based mashup.

Transparent Screens
categories: Art, Geeky, Pics

A neat trick you can do with your desktop background image. People match the wallpaper with what is behind their monitor to make the screen look invisible.

FedEx Furniture – Open Source Interior Design?

FedEx Furniture is furniture put together by empty FedEx Boxes, and held together by fedex packaging supplies. All of the furniture seen here is 100% functional.

categories: Geeky, Videos

Here is a movie of the unveiling of ASIMO from last year to go with the previous ASIMO entry. It looks like a robot from a 1960’s sci-fi movie, but knowing that thing is real just scares me.

Virtual Chordbook
categories: Geeky

For all you guitar players (or aspiring guitar players) out there. The ability to change out of standard tuning to any tuning you want is particularly useful. Be sure to press the ‘Strum’ button!

Why not build your own sentry gun?
categories: Geeky, Videos

A couple of guys built their own tracking sentry gun that fires bb’s, so I figured it might be a good project for some of you. And if you’re psychotic, you can do it with a real gun! But rembember that would be very illegal and you’d probably kill your wife, who let’s face it, is the only person who’s ever loved you. You inhuman monster.

categories: Geeky

You’ll lose your job. Your significant other will leave you. Your children will starve. You will be entertained for the rest of your life. StumbleUpon adds a button to your web browser that when pressed, presents you with a random web page based upon your selected interests. When you’re bored with the page, just press the button again for more entertainment. And again and again and again and…

categories: Funny, Geeky

Avast, it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, so grab some grog and learn to speak like one you bilge rat!

37 Signals Backpack
categories: Geeky

Easier than Outlook. Simpler than notepad. More useful than either. 37Signals Backpack is an outrageously cool and useful web application that you can post to, read and edit effortlessly. The basic service is free and probably useful enough for most people as-is. I can’t say enough good things about this tool and have only scratched the surface in my own usage.

Nintendo Revolution Controller Video
categories: Geeky, Videos

“The controller for Nintendo’s upcoming Revolution home console system is a cordless remote-control-like device designed to be used with only one hand. Two small sensors placed near the TV and a chip inside the controller track its position and orientation, allowing the player to manipulate the action on screen by physically moving the controller itself.” continue reading… »