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Content posted in August 2006
Very cool (and free) graph paper printer software
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Instead of trying to create a logarithmic scale from the ground up (for use in an illustration), I queried the web and ran across this little rapscallion!
The Daily Farce (a satirical and distorted look at the news)
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Read all about it: Apple Announces New iPod For Deaf People; NASA sells space shuttle on eBay; high school textbooks in California limited to only 200 pages...
From dark matter via perpetual machines to a flat earth
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
An unbelievable assortment of original documents on diverse subjects that will keep the average techno-weenie-geek busy for at least a month!
Wheels within wheels!
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
I've just been introduced to a company that creates the most amazingly intricate motor cycle wheels - you really have to see these little rapscallions to believe them!
65 Optical illusions and visual phenomena
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8/25/2006   Post a comment
Michael Bach has put a phenomenal amount of work into creating a website that provides incredibly cool examples of 65 different visual illusions!
It's official - Pluto is no longer a planet!
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
After a turbulent week of discordant debate, the International Astronomical Union has stripped Pluto of its planetary status.
From tiny dice to pyramid-shaped-watermelons!
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
There are some mega-interesting websites; for example, the "Pink Tentacle" site has all sorts of cool stories, from microscopic dice to mermaid mummies!
Big boys like big toys!
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8/22/2006   Post a comment
Are you looking for an inflatable referee's costume, a water bomb-launching sling, or something warm to cuddle up in bed with? Well, look no further...
What an amazing optical illusion!
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8/18/2006   Post a comment
I've just been exposed to a rather cunning optical illusion in which a black-and-white image appears to be in full color; you can check it out for yourself!
NASA have misplaced original Apollo 11 tapes!
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8/17/2006   Post a comment
I don't believe it - apparently no one knows where the original video tapes of the Apollo 11 moonwalk currently reside - and I thought I had organizational problems.
Can't sleep? Then learn to play the didgeridoo!
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8/16/2006   Post a comment
I just ran across a study published by the British Medical Journal showing that regularly playing the didgeridoo reduces snoring and daytime sleepiness.
The return of 'Digital Journal Online'
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8/14/2006   Post a comment
My old chum Bijan Tehrani (film maker extraordinaire) has just launched a film-related website featuring news and events, interviews and reviews, and all sorts of other content.
The 25 greatest PCs of all time
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8/11/2006   Post a comment
A friend just pointed me at a very interesting article that wades through reams of history to pick the top 25 PCs of all time (plus a lot of "runner-ups").
Custom laser cutting for home robot projects!
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8/8/2006   Post a comment
Pololu Robotics has just about anything one might wish when it comes to leaping into the robot-building arena, including a laser-cutting service for custom parts.
Dan from 'down under' is not a happy camper!
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8/6/2006   Post a comment
Based in Australia, Dan Rutter's website contains an eclectic mix of product reviews and useful articles and tutorials ... which someone has been plagiarizing!
A future wonder of the world -- "The Clock of the Long Now"
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8/4/2006   Post a comment
Despite minor problems like the fall of civilization as we know it, this 60-foot mechanical behemoth is intended to keep accurate time for at least 10,000 years!
Bubblz the Clown, is that you?
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8/2/2006   Post a comment
Discovering that one of the engineers you used to work with has become a professional clown (and balloon artist) is not the sort of news one receives every day.
The eyes of the mantis shrimp puts ours to shame!
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8/1/2006   Post a comment
Known as "sea locusts" by the ancient Assyrians, mantis shrimp are little tricksters, because they aren't actually shrimp or mantids.


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