Monthly Archives: July 2006

Fingernails 101

By Doug Young | Acoustic Guitar Magazine Whether you favor natural or synthetic nails, here are the key points to keep in mind about using and maintaining them. Guitarist gatherings are probably the only place you’re likely to encounter a … Continue reading

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Fretboard Journal Vol 3 On Sale

The new issue of Fretboard Journal (Vol 3) is out and it is full of taut-stringed goodness. Singer-songwriter Guy Clark is the cover story. Inside are interviews with Bill Collings of Collings Guitars, Bob Taylor (on his new R. Taylor … Continue reading

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Tomato With Human Face

This mutant tomato has become a celebrity in the Japanese city of Yawata, Kyoto. From MSN-Mainichi Daily News: The tomato, which is about 10 centimeters in diameter and weighs about 150 grams, is of the regular “Momotaro” variety, but is … Continue reading

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The Heyday of the Dead

New York Times YES, it’s July. The sun’s shining. People are heading to the beach or just out, to catch some UV, drink some Mountain Dew and indulge in some good clean summer fun. WHY WAIT? WEAR IT NOW A … Continue reading

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Pay phones suffer as cell phone use rises

Pay phones suffer as cell phone use rises By SAMANTHA GROSS | Associated Press  NEW YORK – A stroll along Ninth Avenue in Manhattan reveals an ugly picture of the state of the pay phone these days. The phones are … Continue reading

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A disaster to take everyone’s breath away

A disaster to take everyone’s breath away By Geoffrey Lean | New Zealand Herald MANAUS – Deep in the heart of the world’s greatest rainforest, a nine-day journey by boat from the sea, Otavio Luz Castello is anxiously watching the … Continue reading

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Chimeric animal photoshopping contest

Today on the Worth 1000 photoshopping contest: animal chimeras. Link Posted Sun Jul 23rd, 2006

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Monopoly replaces play-money with fake credit-cards

The new UK edition of Monopoly dispenses with paper play-money in favor of play-credit-cards with their own card-reader. Players will instead use a Visa mock debit card to keep track of how much they win or lose. It is inserted … Continue reading

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HOWTO build a fax out of salmon tins

HOWTO build a fax out of salmon tins From the June 1932 issue of Modern Mechanics, this recipe for building a fax machine (“electric picture transmitter”) out of two salmon tins: A COUPLE of sardine and salmon cans, a few … Continue reading

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Price of virtual living: Patience, privacy

Price of virtual living: Patience, privacy By Peggy Mihelich | CNN The virtual worlds depicted in the movies “The Matrix” and “Minority Report” can often seem far too real in today’s world of computers, e-mail, instant messaging, MP3 players, cell … Continue reading

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New HP Wireless Chip Connects The Digital And Real Worlds

New HP Wireless Chip Connects The Digital And Real Worlds The tiny chips can be attached to objects from photos to prescription bottles. By Thomas Claburn | InformationWeek In an effort to strengthen the connection between the digital and physical … Continue reading

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“Tourist Remover” removes people from photographs

FutureLab has a nifty service that erases people, cars, etc. from photographs. It works by comparing several photos of a scene, and getting rid of the stuff that’s different from the other photos. Check out the gallery of “ghost town” … Continue reading

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How to “gain flesh”

“A SKINNY man hasn’t a chance.” A chance to what? To make it with the delectably curvy woman shown here? On the contrary! She’s says “I’ll tell you how to gain pounds quick!” See, this woman digs skinny guys. She … Continue reading

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Monty Python: Plush Holy Hand Grenade

From the StarStore website: – A Specialty Market Exclusive! A plush, farting copy of that most holy of instruments, the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, that destroyed the foul rabbit that bit off the head of Sir Gawain; that defeated … Continue reading

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