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The Mechanical Mustache

“A mustache party? By Jove I’ll be there!” I exclaimed as I dashed forth from my lab!

I few weeks ago I got wind of a party that the local hackerspace here in the greater Phoenix area was having. They decided to celebrate their one year anniversary by holding a mustache party. So I decided to live the hacker dream and build my own mustache (yes, I have a natural one but that was easy to make).
Take a look at the process that I went through to build my creation. I give you the  Mechanical Mustache Project!

Posted: October 29th, 2010
at 10:32pm by John

Categories: Amusing,Artistic,Cool,DIY,Dumb,Mods,To be used for Evil

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Torrents In Space!

Yarr… The idea of placing a file server in orbit around Earth sounds cool but the practicality of it verges on the crazy insane. Anyway, a server that is on orbit my be exempt from international law but the ground stations that serve it are not. I suppose you could put a satellite up/down link on someplace like Sealand and worry about feeding data to and from that. It’s still not going to solve the problem of hosting data that countries don’t want being hosted.

This week, Pirate Parties worldwide started brainstorming about a similarly ambitious plan. Instead of founding their own nation, they want to shoot a torrent site into orbit.

Pirate Parties Plan to Shoot Torrent Site Into Orbit.

Posted: October 21st, 2010
at 6:19pm by John

Categories: Amusing,Dumb,Space,Technology,To be used for Evil

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World Sky Race

Having long been a fan of lighter than air ships I find the prospect of a round the world race quite intoxicating. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 22nd, 2010
at 10:43pm by John

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Categories: Amusing,Cool,Historic,Mad Science,Technology

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A Tribute To Ray Bradbury

This is one serious fan of Mr. Bradbury. He just celebrated his 90th birthday and I understand that he rather enjoyed the video.

If you would like to read some of Ray’s books why not start with these: Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Playground, or A Sound of Thunder.

Posted: August 25th, 2010
at 5:53pm by John

Categories: Amusing,Cool,Dumb

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Digital View-Master

What do you get when you take two cheap-o LCD key chain picture frames and add it to an classic kids 3D picture disc viewer? You get something magical… No, not really  but you do get a hand held 3D image viewer that you can load up with your favorite stereo pairs.
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Posted: August 25th, 2010
at 5:24pm by John

Categories: Amusing,Artistic,Cool,Hacked,News,Photography,Technology

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If The Video Games of Today Were Done For Retro Systems

This is a beautiful little ‘what if’ art project looking at what video games of today would look like if they were done on old gaming platforms. I’d totally play Super Mario Kart as a top down racing game and the same for Bayonetta.

The Video Games of Today Reimagined in 8 and 16 Bits

Posted: August 7th, 2010
at 11:13pm by John

Categories: Amusing,Artistic,Cool

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