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9.06.2003

Some really cool ASCII Movies!

Chilling Effects. "The website offers background material and explanations of the law for people whose websites deal with topics such as Fan Fiction, Copyright, Domain Names and Trademarks, Anonymous Speech, and Defamation."




9.05.2003

A review of everything on the Wendy's 99 cents Super Value Menu. Best quote: "I felt it was my duty to review Wendy's "Super Value Menu," a feat that'd only truly be accomplished by going to the drive-thru window and placing an order for everything on said menu. You'd think this would be a fairly commonplace thing considering all the late night stoners and whatnot, but my order was met by a reaction of total hysteria."

Ski Everest? That should be interesting...

New, from Intel, the Wi Fi Chair.

Produce 100 cds instantly! Make new friends, show support of your favorite band, or just generally piss off the RIAA. Note: Instantly, here, apparently means 5 hours

This company is making an amphibious car that can go 100 mph on land and 30 mph in water. The tires even fold up like the DeLorean from Back to the Future II. I need this car.

Machinae Supremacy is a cool band that is based off of old Nintendo game theme songs. With songs available for download on their site, you can't go wrong.

9.04.2003

Possible Matrix: Revolutions spoiler/plotline. I definitely can't guarantee the validity of this link, but a lot of it seems plausible based off my info.

9.02.2003

Off-road wheelchair. It can shift into four-wheel drive and even go up and down steps. Sounds like it'd be a good robotics platform.

9.01.2003

Talk Like A Pirate Day - Sept. 19 Rapidly approaching yet again, this has to be the best idea for a holiday yet:)

"A magnificent 150-year-old farmhouse on Spruce Street suffered heavy damage on Friday, August 22 when a four-alarm fire -- possibly caused by a squirrel carting a lit cigarette into the attic -- consumed much of the structure's third floor. More evil squirrels.

Robotic Freedom, by Marshall Brain. Pretty interesting article on what will happen when robots or machines displace all of the low-skill, service-sector jobs. Kind of like my theory on a society that will allow people to do hobbies or nothing as opposed to working, due to simple robots and machines. Not self-conscious robots, otherwise we would have one of those lovely doomsday scenarios Terminator and Matrix love to tout around.

Slashdot: "Yahoo!/Reuters is reporting that Toyota has released a car for sale in Japan that is able to park itself: 'Toyota's new hybrid gasoline-electric Prius sedan uses electrically operated power steering and sensors that help guide the car when reversing into parking spaces.''

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