Tuesday, February 28, 2006


ThinkGeek :: HTTPanties
Marz says "Thought this was cute"
If you've ever run across a "403 Forbidden" error on a web site, it means you've either stumbled onto the wrong page, or you've been snooping where you shouldn't be!

Love 'em. Takes all the guess work out of "Am I getting the nookies tonight" game. And they thoughtfully included the 413 error for me too. I get that all the time. Or was it 411?

Chocolate Thongs

Chocolate Thongs—Need We Say More? - Gizmodo
As well as the obvious benefits of this thong to the wearer, there's something else special about it, and that's the taste of the chocolate. All too often novelty chocolate items taste cheap and nasty – probably because they are. The Chocolate Thong on the other hand is made from a pleasingly creamy Belgian milk chocolate.

Ummm...yes, well. There you have it. Chocolate thongs. Those are his (left) and her (right) pictures above in case you were wondering. God knows I was.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Hover Scooter

Hover Scooter=Class Action Lawsuit - Gizmodo
For just $17,000, you too can hover just a few inches in the air and up to 15 mph with this insane Levitating Hover Scooter. Runs for about an hour on a tank of gas and can only go on solid ground. To accelerate, you simply lean forward on the handlebars and to brake, you’ll need about 20 feet of coasting. To turn, it’s sort of like skiing, just lean left or right.

That is like sooo Back to the Future. Seriously, why would this thing cost $17 G's? Ummm, lets see, car or hover thingie...geez.

Envious Illuminated Shot Glasses

Envious Illuminated Shot Glasses - Gizmodo
They are frosted shot glasses that illuminate when tapped on a hard surface. Once tapped, or “slammed,” as you kids call it, the shot glass lights up for six seconds.

The LED is held in a small base which also holds a battery capable of 3,000 uses, or approximately 35 gallons of liquor.

Heh. I dunno I thought they were cool. But I am admittedly a sucker for the blinky lights.

Beer Pouring Robot!

beer bot
Beer Pouring Robot, Finally! - Gizmodo
This is Asahi, a beer pouring robot from Japan. It can refrigerate up to six cans of beer, two mugs, and with a simple push of a button it will pour a beer into the mug with perfect head every time.

Brilliant! It doesn't get any better than this folks. Well, actually it could. If you could buy one would make it better. It is part of a Japan only promotion. So you could get it for free. If you lived in Japan and drank a lot of Asahi beer. Bastards.

Free NAS

free nas
Free NAS. - The Red Ferret Journal
free Network-Attached Storage software. Courtesy of the wonderful Open Source movement. Under 16MB, perfect for installation on your Compact Flash, hard drive or USB flash drive.

FreeNAS is a small (less than 16Mo) Operating System based on FreeBSD 6 that provide Free Network-Attached Storage services (CIFS, FTP and NFS).

This is pretty cool. Make just about any device a network attached storage device. For free. Sweet.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Portable Cell Phone Jammer

Portable Director Cell Phone Jammer. - The Red Ferret Journal
Two modes, one gives 70 seconds jamming (i.e. peace) around you, the other fades out the call ‘with natural atmosphere’ presumably to help you end calls you’d rather not continue. Around $71.00.

* Effective area: Approximately 3 m * Correspondence: NTT_DOCOMO (800MHz), FOMA (2gHz), VodaFone (1. 5gHz), au (Cdmaone) * Use power source: Single 4 alkaline ×2 books * Electric battery life: With timer mode approximately 150 times, approximately with continual ON 4 hour

Oh man, do I want one of these. I've lost count of how many times I'd liked to drop the call of some asshat jabbering away in the movies.

GPS Darts to Track Fleeing Cars

THE RAW FEED: LA Cops to Shoot 'GPS Darts' At Fleeing Cars
Police in Los Angeles, California, the car chase capital of the world, are hoping to cut the number of dangerous, high-speed pursuits by using special GPS DARTS. The devices are shot from a cannon by police, and stick to suspects' cars with special expoxy -- the impact triggers and turns on the GPS device.

How very Bondish. I can't believe it took them this long to think of this.

Monday, February 20, 2006

What Would Scott Stapp Do?

Welcome To The Kid Rock-Scott Stapp Sex Tape - Defamer
The never-before-seen video is 45 minutes long and features Kid Rock and Stapp partying and receiving oral sex from several of their groupies while touring nearly six years ago.

Our favorite Christian rocker is at it again. So what would Jesus do? Well, if Stappy is any indication he would get married. Then less than 24 hours later, show up for a plane drunk and obnoxious and get arrested. Oh, and apparently pair up with Kid Rock and tag team a bunch of groupies...on film.

Man, oh man, do I love this guy. Good ol' Stappy-Doo. He just loves a good bout of the fisticuffs. Hmmm. Kinda makes you wonder about that Thanksgiving Day spat with 311. It almost makes you wonder if his version of the story isn't true.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Company Builds Secret Passages In Homes

secret passage
THE RAW FEED: Company Builds Secret Passages In Homes
A company called Creative Home Engineering specializes in the building of SECRET PASSAGES and hidden compartments with sneaky methods for opening them. The coolest entrance to a secret passage is under the cushion of a La-Z-Boy, which leads to a spiral slide into the room below.

Oh man. This is like the coolest thing ever! They have it all! Hidden niches, rooms behind bookshelves, even a secret entrance to an underground room via a recliner! This is a must see! I will have one, oh yes. Make sure to check out the videos and pictures.

Geeks in Toyland

mindstorm nxt
Wired News:Geeks in Toyland
NXT Intelligent Brick
USB & Bluetooth
3 interactive servo motors
4 sensors: Ultrasound, Sound, Light and Touch
Intuitive programming software
PC & Mac

Check out Lego's robot kit. Coming to a store near you in August. Pricey at $250 but hella cool (I can say hella if I want, so nah). Anyway, this thing is bad ass. Head over to the Mindstorm Homepage or read the excellent article from Wired Magazine.

Verizon Is Granted Authority to Offer FiOS TV to 735,000 Residents of Hillsborough County, Fla.

Verizon Is Granted Authority to Offer FiOS TV to 735,000 Residents of Hillsborough County, Fla., and Launches the Service in Manatee County, Fla.
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Hillsborough County Commission voted today for consumer choice and competition in the cable-TV market by awarding a far-reaching video franchise to Verizon for its FiOS TV product, to be delivered via its new, all-fiber network. Verizon today also launched FiOS TV to 2,400 households in southern Manatee County.

All right Verizon. Now you have approval. Dig! Dig you bastards! Dig! I want my frickin' Fios!

The Utili-Key

Utili-Key - I Want One Of Those
There's a Phillips screwdriver (and boy, up until now we've lost more of those than we can remember), a straight blade, a serrated blade, an eyeglass screwdriver, a bottle opener (yippee!) and a flat screwdriver. With its neat self-locking attachment, the Utili-Key is streets ahead of other key ring tools as it's so quick and easy to attach and detach from your other keys

I saw this little guy several times when it first came out but it didn't really do anything for me. Then I saw the video.

Love You Bear

bear string
Love You Bear - I Want One Of Those
It's a sure fire heart-melter, and is high on 'romance factor' whilst being low on effort and wallet or purse strain. This adorable little bear comes in a rose-red gift box, and is attached to 7 metres of heart-studded satin ribbon. You simply hide the bear (under the bed is a good spot), and lay the ribbon out through your house or flat. Your aggrieved (or possibly expectant - you never know your luck) loved one comes home, finds the end of the ribbon and follows the hearts, ending up at the cute and eminently cuddleable bear. Heart melts, all is forgiven, job done.

All right ladies, move along this is a men's only article. You can go and read the Naughty Nads Bikini Wax ladies only article I did a while back.

All the ladies gone? Good.

All right, sorry for sitting on this one past Valentines Day, but I found it so I got to use it first. However, there were a couple of little problems. One, even though I found this on the first of February the shipping would be very tight since IWOOT is located in England. Two, The Wife isn't a big fan of stuffed animals. Sure, it would have worked anyway, but I would have felt bad saddling her with some dopey stuffed animal she didn't really want. So, what to do?

Well, I pondered for a while. That hurt. So I stopped pondering and started complaining.

"Stupid bear on a fucking rope. The Wife don't like stupid bears. The Wife like rope but no bear. Why don't those limey tossers put a bloody rope on a bloody card or bloody candy? Stupid buggers! All you have to do is tie a bloody ribbon to a card or something...."

And then and idea of such brilliance struck me that I actually stopped ranting (an incredibly rare occurrence I assure you). You could tie them ribbon thingies to anything!

You want the bear, fine go order the bear. Your lady don't like the stuffed animals? No problem. Go to your local craft store and buy a spool of nice ribbon (not that cheap plastic shit, a fabric one. Trust me they can tell) and tie it to something nice. I opted for a card (what can I say, The Wife ain't into material stuff).

What's that you say? The ribbon thing is good, but it needs a little extra something. No problem. While you are at the local craft store. Look for a box of synthetic rose petals. I picked up a box for about $10. Sprinkle liberally.

Does it work? Is it worth a trip to one of them smelly old lady filled craft store? Yes and yes. Trust me gentlemen this is a no brainer.

Just remember, when your lady gets all mushy and whatnot, make sure to thank the Light.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Sounds of a Hard Drive Dying

Dead Drives
Hard Drive Dying Dance Track Contest - Gizmodo
DJ Hitachi Global Storage has dropped six new tracks on us. Head Stuck to Platter, Slow Spindle Motor, and Head Damage 1-4. Yep, these are all the authentic sounds of hard drives experiencing meltdowns. Or, as Hitachi artfully puts it: “There are various noises that may indicate a failing hard drive. If you are experiencing any of the noises, please contact the technical support center at: 888-426-5214”

Hahaha. Hitachi has released a series of mp3's containing the sounds a dead hard drive makes.

Even better, Gimodo has a remix contest using the sounds. Here are the winners.

Live Wire You Can Wear

Shocking Development: Live Wire You Can Wear - Gizmodo
The thinnest of these cool-to-the-touch wires is about as wide as thick piece of thread—1.3mm—and can be woven into clothing. Hook it up to a small battery and light yourself up like a Christmas tree. Available in a variety of colors, the stuff can also be used as accent lighting throughout the house, to trick out the interior of a car or computer, or to create some funky signs, too.

Oh goody. Like glow sticks weren't bad enough. Now the next time I end up at a rave I won't be itching for a baseball bat, I'll be looking for a handgrenade.

World Tracker SMS

World Tracker SMS
The $600 World Tracker SMS is a GPS transmitter that sends SMSes to your cellphone along with the device'’s coordinates for a monthly fee. When integrated with Google Earth, it can provide a photo location within 3 meters of the tracking device. It can also be used as an anti-theft device for vehicles, alerting you the moment your vehicle moves more than 100 meters from its parked position.

My goodness. It has certainly been a bumper year so far for Handy Stalker Tools. Now you can stalk and see satellite photos too. Isn't technology great?

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Infrared Webcam

THE RAW FEED-Infrared Webcam
...is designed as an all-hours web camera. The red-infrared technology allows you to video chat in a low-light environment. If you want to do chat with a family member or a friend late in the evening, and don't want to disturb anyone, then the Trek 310 is the ideal web camera for those who like to stay up late. Trek 310 was designed with a special base, and it can stand elegantly or hang on the LCD monitor gracefully.

Riiiight. Just in case you don't want to turn on the lights. Uh huh. That's what the infrared is for. Sure, I believe it. Yet another Handy Stalker Tool.

DIY Motivational Posters!

Hack-A-Day Extra
Armed with a digital camera and that non-stop wit of yours, you now have the power to turn a simple photograph into an inspirational message that will burn forever in the hearts and minds of dozens. Print it, frame it! Make two -- we know you've got hundreds of digital images and photos to spare! But don't worry if you can't think of anything... remember, there's an old proverb that says just about whatever you want it to

This is awesome! Hate those lame motivational posters everyone at the office has hanging up? Now you can make your own! Head over to The Motivator and make something to inspire you. Best of all, they will print up an actual poster and send it to you for $10.

Dress-Up Spy Wear

Buttonholed. - The Red Ferret Journal
If you wear this button-looking device on your suit, it records the situation of a spot and transmit the data to remote areas using the wireless transmit technology (Bluetooth) in real time. The device detects movements of an object and records them automatically. You can have access and communicate several Self Guard devices from anywhere you can use the internet.

Ah yes. More Handy Stalker Tools! Now you can record everything you do (while wearing a suit anyway). No privacy concerns here. Move along...

Sunday, February 05, 2006

The smallest GPS chip ever

The smallest GPS chip evar? - The Red Ferret Journal
New Zealand company Rakon has just announced the world’s smallest GPS receiver chip (size = baby’s fingernail). Look out for GPS functionality in watches Real Soon Now!

Yet another Handy Stalker Tool! Now we will be able track everyone all the time. Sweet!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Jesus Fridge Magnets!

And why is it called FINAL JUSTICE? Because now you can finally seek true justice and crucify the most hated villains of our time the way they shoulda been punished! The same way Jesus paid! And with magnetic Jesus Dress Up you can hang your dealt justice like a trophy in your school locker, confessional booth or on your jail cell door as a reminder that even the worst sins of man have been forgiven, thanks to Jesus.

Well thank god it is magnetic. For a second there, I thought I was going to have to nail it to the fridge. Yeah, I know, going to hell..blah, blah, blah.

Don't worry, I'm a Pastafarian.

Make sure to follow the link. There are two more sets.

Props to The Cool Hunter

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Human Head Knife Holder

Thinking About Knife Storage? Use Your Head - Gizmodo
Your friends will wonder in which direction your life philosophy has wandered when they see this hand-carved knife block, a prototype by Irene van Gestel of De Meubelmaat, a design group in the Netherlands.

Ok, this is kinda freaky. I'm still partial to the Chrome Voodoo knife holder. Not as creepy, but a bit more style.

Turning the Pages - The British Library

Turning the Pages™, the British Library
Thought this was pretty cool. A collection of hi-res scans of 15 important documents. Including Leonardo's personal notebook, Mozart's music diary and the original Alice in Wonderland.