@nemos: Hahaha nice one Max but why freaky ? all those information (especially the application) looks great, by the way I am checking those one by one ;)
Let me know what you think when you;ve checked them out. Re "freaky" ... it just sort of sounded good with "Friday" ... also some of the links I will be posting in the weeks to come are a tad "strange" :-)
@Brian: Nice to have you sorting through the haystack for some interesting bits for the rest of us.
It's my very great pleasure -- the thing is that there is so much cool and interesting "stuff" out there, but there's no time to spend finding it -- so it's great that my friends share these interesting links with me ... and now I can share them with you :-)
This one goes along with your most absorbent material link: click here. It really looks too good to be real - more like a scam than an actual invention, but I've seen it in enough places that it's likely to be real. I'd love to get some of the stuff and see how well it works.
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