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An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
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The hover effects on Amazon's big ‘ole "Shop by Department" mega dropdown are super fast. Look'it how quick each submenu fills in as your mouse moves down the list: It's instant. I got nerd sniped by...
Not everyone was excited about Curiosity's flawless landing. An easy way to shut down naysayers on your social media platforms.
You loved the Spiderman Meme once, you'll love him again: ol' timey Spiderman cartoons paired with all sorts of hilariously inappropriate captions. Trust us, you'll laugh:
http://www.mentalist-videos.com/ Watch mentalist Derren Brown as he amazes a blond with his mentalism on TV.
smooth jumps, a Canvas Rider track created by vonbernal.
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You can tell a lot about a person by studying at their handwriting. Take a look at yours. Is there a lot of space between words? That indicated that you enjoy your freedom and don
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A website to remember.
Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to have easy and smooth access to Linux.
Duane Benson sees EETimes as something like his desk: a nice, happy place full of microcontroller goodness and other interesting things.
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(This is adapted from my public lecture, Afraid of the Dark: How We Know What We Can't See.) Let's go back over 200 years ago, to 1781. William Herschel (left) discovered the planet Uranus, noticing that an object, as bright as a star, was actually m...
Bishnu Shrestha, who had just retired from the Indian army where he served as a Gorkha soldier, held off a horde of robbers that tried to rob a train in India. From the article on Republica: "The band of about 40 robbers, some of whom were travelling...
Ten out of ten. The wife smiled. She loves it and is showing it off to all our guests. Everybody wants one. How much was it? I get a lot of questions ...
LaserSaber: a radiant blade that pulses with energy.
I've had my GF for 2 years now (practically lives with me) - small white, petite thing, cooks for me, always been good to me. I go away on holiday...
Multitouch Mini (MTmini) - a Cheap Multitouch Pad Website: MTmini discussion thread: Box -Piece of Clear Flat Sturdy Material (ie. Glass, acrylic, plexiglas) -Paper (ie. printer paper, tracing paper, almost any paper) -Webcam or Video Camera (I ...
Philosophy is a fascinating branch of wisdom. However these esoteric ideas are sometimes difficult to translate into practical application. What are all of those thoughts, suppositions and theories actually good for? How can an understanding of philo...
Protect your privacy. Defend yourself against network surveillance and traffic analysis.
Not all great scenes from movies are scripted and we listed 32 of our all-time favorites.
With animals, it's tough to know what they were trying to do, but you GOTTA assume it wasn't this.
Professor Barry Komisaruk, from Rutgers University in the U.S., claims that orgasms give our brains a better work out than doing a crossword or a Sudoku does.
Interactive infographic about the evolution of browsers and the web. This infographic features major web browsers since 1993 such as Mosaic, Netscape, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome, as well as key developments in web technolog...
Many people, particular youths, have a fascination with the pseudo-magical powers of magnets. The things we're able to do with a magnet can give
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Dojo saves you time, delivers powerful performance, and scales with your development process. It's the toolkit experienced developers turn to for building superior desktop and mobile web experiences.
Pilots and Control Towers, Actual exchanges between pilots and control towers.
WARNING: This post might cause the intense urge to watch The Powerpuff Girls immediately.
We've been eagerly anticipating this unofficial mash-up of LEGO and Halo for more than two years. Initially promised for an early 2010, the Battle of the Brick, a 27-minute LEGO Halo movie, finally premiered today on Gametrailers.
// They say that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it, so pay attention for Christ's sake. It turns out that many of our ancestors achi...
Whether you're trying to increase your security at an internet café, tunnel your way to your home computer from your cubicle, or leave no trace on your friend's borrowed computer, a flash drive turned portable privacy toolkit is invaluable. Photo by ...
Tomorrow's OS today: the desktops that Micrososft should watch closely. There's a whole world beyond Windows, after all…
Peppermint OS was designed to be easy on your processor and system resources so you can get going and get things done...
Back in 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb, creating what might be the greatest fireworks spectacular ever. People in Hawaii gathered on rooftops, sipping drinks, as they watched a radioactive rainbow display in the night sky.
This post is about the desktop operating systems that fly under the radar of most people. We are definitely not talking about Windows, Mac OS X or Linux, or even BSD or Solaris. There are much less mainstream options out there for the OS-curious. The...
Tutorial to remove objects (or people) and restore the portion of the background they hide in a photo with the Resynthesizer plugin.
AnybodyOutThere helps you find the right people to talk with about whatever's on your mind.
If you are a freelancer, you know exactly, how hard it can be to build up your reputation and find a good job in a good company with good financial perspectives. If you are a company seeking for IT-professionals, particularly developers and designers...
On this page, you will find the best 136 Linux applications for all your needs. We've taken the effort to categorize the apps and picked only those we believe to be the best ones and which will most likely be useful to you. By Category: Anti-virus Fi...
This is a list of : licensed under and . Software that fits the may be more appropriately called ; the in particular objects to their works being referred to as . For more information about the philosophical background for open source software, s...
The mad and hectic pace of life, sometimes makes us all crave some peace and quiet. But then, as they say, too much of a good thing can actually be bad for you. That applies to silence, as it turns out people can't stand to be in the for too long. T...
GNOME is an international community dedicated to making great software that anyone can use, no matter what language they speak or their technical or physical abilities.
Blog post at Evolutionary Designs : Lately I have been going to a weekly networking meeting. These meetings usually have speakers that talk about anything from finding that per[..]
Home servers can be really handy for streaming media, securing public Wi-Fi, or sharing files between friends. But if you don't have a spare computer lying around to turn into a server, free app Servers Ultimate can do it to an old Android phone.
OptOut -- The Program and the Future
It's amazing how often a horse's ass is used as a measure in historical times. Read this fascinating story and enjoy the wonderful pictures.
The is a generic API allowing a driver to expose to the user space configuration and statistics specific to common Wireless LANs. The beauty of it is that a single set of tool can support all the variations of Wireless LANs, regardless of their type...
After installing BOINC on your computer, you can connect it to as many of these projects as you like.
The heavens parted and the rain thundered down; as I danced around gleefully to this marvellous dubstep remix...
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Think that your eight-character password consisting of lowercase characters, uppercase characters and a sprinkling of numbers is strong enough to protect you from a brute force attack?Think again!