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Feb 16, 2001
|You're a normal british chap. Your girlfriend is a semi-psychotic German. You argue intensely about the most inane things. What to do? Keeping a log of
everything you've ever argued about is a good start.|
to Reference by skyhook
|All the online gamers' memes-du-jour, including "yu0 = fag0t", "Why you throw chip? Fucking come on then!", and of course, "ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US", manifested through the ever-entertaining medium of Old World War One and Two posters.|
to Culture by succa
|Are you a former dot.com-er? Do you wonder how far that unemployment check will go?
Are you looking for ways to waste your time until the next job comes along?
Dot Refugee can help.|
to Economics by moose
|A radical breakthrough in automobile engineering: The Hemp Car. Just don't burn your lips sucking on the tailpipe, ok?|
to Drugs by kade
Feb 15, 2001
|ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US: The Rock Video (Shockwave required.)
to Culture by joshua
|Atom optics uses light to reflect, refract and focus extremely cold matter, rather than the other way around. Very cool stuff -- literally.|
to Science by sylvar
Feb 14, 2001
|Express your Valentine's desire in eight letters on a Candy Heart or
borrow someone else's.
to Art by joshua
Well-hammered Roman God of gardens!|
to Sex by fatherdan
|In 1906, beautiful dreamer Thadeus Cahill longed to bring music to peoples'
lives via the Telharmonium,
a gigantic device capable of generating and piping music into your home via
the phone lines. The Telharmonum
created sounds ranging from a piccolo to a tuba,
and could rightfully be considered the world'searliest electronic musical instrument. Its size, frequent breakdowns, and
unpopularity with musicians, however, bankrupted Thadeus, causing him to die
a lonely and bitter man. Nothing remains of the Telharmonium
today but a few photographs and testimonials by Mark
and others. Especially sad is the fact that no recordings were ever made of
to Music by fatherdan
|"During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to see realised. But if needs be, my lord, it is an ideal for which I am ready to die." Nelson Mandela (RealAudio) at the Rivonia trial, 20 April 1964, before he was sentenced to life in prison.
to History by gen
|Jordan Ritter, author of the
Napster backend, explains why Gnutella doesn't scale.
to Internet by joshua
Feb 13, 2001
|I'm not even going to try to explain this one: ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US.|
to Culture by faisal
Feb 12, 2001
|Occasionally, the things that sound most like urban legends turn out to be true. But I'm not sure I want my coffee predigested, even by cute weasel-like critters. |
to Coffee by idat
|The Orwellian nightmare has reached
maturation, as people are readily exchanging
privacy for a false sense of safety.
Whereify Inc has released a
that lets a parent (and the police) know where their child or elderly family member is at any time.
At least you can take the device off,
which is not the case with locator implants.
to Culture by laurel
|Harmu, a site with stunningly lo-fi mystery murder "movies" (produced with the Deluxe Paint V package for the Amiga) doesn't really require Finnish language skills. However, I can't help but wonder - why does this site link to the local police department?|
to Humor by wheezer
Feb 11, 2001
|Are you aware of the enormity of the galactic collusion going on between the White House, ex-KGB agents turned movie stars turned correctional officers, and various extraterrstial societies? Frank Chu is.|
to Conspiracy by dnm
|More German, more melons; Melonfucker is back!
to Sex by wheezer
|If you haven't already checked out the rather strange Swedish-language flash-based interpretation of what appears to be Turkish folksong, do it now. If you have, check out the English translation and grin a lil' more. Glue piece of ham, cool.
to Humor by wheezer
Feb 9, 2001
|designtobedifferent is pretty, but does it have content? Well, you're supposed to have to dig for it. Speaking of pretty, Maron mentions John Maeda as an influence.|
to Web by djinn
|Hardcore comic geeks "best ever" lists nearly always include Watchmen, Love and Rockets, Eightball, Nausicaa and Kyle Baker's Why I Hate Saturn. Conspicuous in its absence is Platinum Grit, the best comic you've never heard of. PG has almost never been distributed outside of Australia, yet has managed to inspire fan sites, a fan forum and rabid worldwide readership. Rumor has it they're negotiating with an American publisher - in the meantime check out swanky, free shockwave versions of Issue 8 and Issue 11.
to Comics by cricket
can't complain about the so-called
now that the
to Culture by riotnrrd
|If you like thinking that breast implants are sexy, you probably shouldn't go look at Silicone Holocaust. It is not for the squeamish.|
to Health by keith
this cow laughing?|
to Conspiracy by braino
Feb 8, 2001
| Someday it will be practical to record and
brain functions. Second-hand perceptions, memories, and dreams
will will revolutionize education and
entertainment. Yes, porn too. Ironically,
alt.binaries.experiences.sex will never truly become popular-- only a
handful of hardcore fans will bother spending the bandwidth to
download yet another two-minute
masturbation memory. On the other hand, the RIAA will be more apoplectic than
ever. They will work even harder to quash unlicensed memories
of recorded works and legalize drugs that block consumers' ability
things for very long. "Free thinkers" will rebel, and the ensuing
battle will ravage legal and ethical systems around the world. The
fallout won't settle until long after someone develops a mass-produceable
memory protection technology, but by then the planet's complex
social ecology will have been irreparably damaged. The end.
to Science by braino
|Don't miss Geoffrey Hiller's amazing Flash-driven travelogue of Burma.
to Travel by gen
Feb 7, 2001
|Lamhfada is "an online magazine of myth and story." They take a rather shotgun approach to myth, excluding no cultures -- which is a good thing. My favorite current article is Questing for the Historical Arthur. |
to Culture by peterb
|You are a target
been since birth. In fact, as a child you were a
more valuable target than your parents. Children who manage to survive
being targets grow into pre-weakened adult targets. Of
course you can stop being
a target any time you want, right?
to Culture by braino
Feb 6, 2001
|While many artificial visual languages are of only limited use, several real-world languages have become profoundly useful. SignWriting is an iconic printed language designed to represent signed languages, while Dance Writing allows the transcription of choreography. Blissymbolics, originally designed for "international communication" has found a niche with autistic children.
to Linguistics by joshua
|Mark Tilden builds tiny robots which follow the BEAM philosophy - Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanics.
Despite being built with scavanged parts and run by only a few transistors and a solar cell, the robots
engage in sometimes startlingly insect-like behavior.
The BEAM philosophy has inspired many hobbyists to create their own mechanical progeny and assemble-it-yourself kits.
to Robotics by joshua
|You don't have to be in prison or even behind bars to make your own license plates.
to Art by mrbill
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