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Wired has this series out entitled,
"Lamest Fetish Items Ever: 1993-2006"

I thought it was going to be about sexual fetish items but it wasn't xD

It was actually about useless tech items that were thought to be quite good/useful for the time. Here's the link to the 1993-'95 gallery. There are links for the rest on the page. It was pretty funny for me.

http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/multi...th_fetish1

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05-25-2008 02:47 AM
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A couple of future media storage formats (might invade our home systems soon... or not):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_Versatile_Disc

The HVD:

Quote:Holographic Versatile Disc (HVD) is an optical disc technology that would hold up to 3.9 terabytes (TB) of information. It employs a technique known as collinear holography, whereby two lasers, one red and one green, are collimated in a single beam. The green laser reads data encoded as laser interference fringes from a holographic layer near the top of the disc while the red laser is used as the reference beam and to read servo information from a regular CD-style aluminum layer near the bottom.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_Versatile_Card

Holographic Versatile Card:

Quote:The Holographic Versatile Card (HVC) is a data storage format by Optware; the projected date for a Japanese launch had been the first half of 2007, pending finalization of the specification, however as of March 2008, nothing has yet surfaced. One of its main advantages compared with discs is the lack of moving parts when played. They claim it will hold 30GB of data, have a write speed 3 times faster than Blu-ray, and be approximately the size of a credit card. At release, the media will cost about ¥100 (roughly $1) each, reader devices are set to cost about ¥200,000(roughly $1800) while reader/writer devices are to cost ¥1 000,000 (roughly $9000) each.


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05-29-2008 03:43 PM
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Wow. Then we wait until it's cheap enough to buy, then there comes another better format. lol

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05-29-2008 07:13 PM
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PS3 draws five times as much power as an average refrigerator.

http://www.switched.com/2008/06/04/plays...rigerator/

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06-12-2008 02:49 AM
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BMW creates a morphable, fabric-covered car. Freaky like a Khezu.

http://www.geekologie.com/2008/06/post_26.php
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06-14-2008 10:25 AM
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Quote:Group considers relaxing Internet naming rules

The group controlling Internet domain names may soon decide whether to relax naming rules and potentially open up a virtual domain name gold rush.

On Thursday, the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will vote on two key proposals.

The first would allow domains that do not use Latin characters, meaning domain names using Chinese, Arabic or Cyrillic letters. The other proposal would allow domains to use nearly any letter or number combination, up to 64 characters.

If ICANN approves the proposals, the world of .com and .org and country names like .jp or .fr would be opened to a much wider choice, such as .hotel or .sex.

Just the thought of .sex has bloggers predicting an auction frenzy, as almost any word in any language could become a domain name extension.

"You can almost guarantee the most highly sought-after one will, unfortunately, probably be dot-sex," said Bryan Glick of Computing Magazine.

"All the meaningful words and meaningful names in the English language have been bought up already," Glick said.

"This is why you see new companies being formed with made-up, strangely sounding names ... in order to get a unique Web domain for it."

ICANN has turned down requests for .xxx, which would be used by adult sites, over fear of seeming to give approval of pornography sites.

Analysts say .xxx and nearly everything else would be possible if the rules are relaxed.

Among the exceptions would be trademarked domains, such as .cnn or .microsoft not being on general sale.

But the more generic .hotel or .flight could set off a bidding war similar to when .tv was put up for sale by the Pacific island of Tuvalu.

Think of the possibilities!

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06-27-2008 09:55 AM
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theGrim Wrote:Think of the possibilities!

It's approved already.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7475986.stm

Quote:BMW creates a morphable, fabric-covered car. Freaky like a Khezu.

http://www.geekologie.com/2008/06/post_26.php

Black version of the car reminds me more of the naruga xD
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06-27-2008 11:32 AM
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Sforza Wrote:
theGrim Wrote:Think of the possibilities!

It's approved already.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7475986.stm

Hmm... should I buy raven.republic? I wonder...

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06-27-2008 12:26 PM
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Pioneer Corp. develops 16-layer, 400gb blu-ray disc.
http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/07/pione...its-400gb/

I had to read that headline twice.

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07-07-2008 05:36 PM
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Sforza Wrote:Pioneer Corp. develops 16-layer, 400gb blu-ray disc.
http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/07/pione...its-400gb/

I had to read that headline twice.

I wonder how fast it can read and write data. But, Ninja.

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07-07-2008 07:09 PM
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Iran: Bad blogging can mean your head. Literally.

Quote:Blogging about the wrong topics in Iran won't just get you censored; it could get you killed. Iran's parliament voted last week to discuss a draft bill that would "toughen punishment" for a number of crimes that it believes to be detrimental to society by making them subject to the death penalty. This list already includes crimes like armed robbery, rape, and leaving the religion of Islam (apostasy), but running a blog or website that promotes corruption, prostitution, or apostasy may soon be added.

Citizens found guilty of these crimes "should be punished as mohareb (enemy of God) and 'corrupt on the earth,'" according to the text of the bill seen by the AFP, which lays out a spectrum of punishments ranging from exile and amputation (the theory apparently being that it's hard to post without hands) to hanging. The bill also has stipulations that say it cannot be suspended or changed in the future.

As crazy as this may sound, thank God the RP's own authorities are probably too stupid to ever try something like this.


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07-09-2008 09:55 PM
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Wikipedia's entry for Iran/Persia was hacked:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persia


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07-22-2008 04:21 PM
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Sforza Wrote:Pioneer Corp. develops 16-layer, 400gb blu-ray disc.
http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/07/pione...its-400gb/

I had to read that headline twice.

Sounds perfect for harvesting shrimps and prawns.

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07-22-2008 07:01 PM
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Twin-Skies Wrote:Wikipedia's entry for Iran/Persia was hacked:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persia

In the future, instead of link, screenshot.

For my part: CHINESE COUNTERTERRORISTS! On Segways!

Just look at their fearsome faces and battle-ready stances! It is sure to strike fear into the heart of any would-be dissenters.

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