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The Wrong Case: Energy Consumption and Television

The LA Times is running a piece about how flat-screen televisions aren’t energy efficient and how California is going to impose rules on energy consumption and all that other hippie shit. I call bullshit. Know why? Because less than 5 years ago, no one had a flat-screen HDTV except the extremely wealthy. Everyone had those old, shitty, big ass CRT ...

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Steve Jobs Has Hormonal Problems

Steve Jobs is a lot like a teenage girl. He is all about the outfits, obsesses about his foes and is dealing with hormone issues. Wait, what? That’s right. The Wall Street Journal posted this excerpt of a statement from Steve Jobs: my doctors think they have found the cause a hormone imbalance that has been robbing me of ...

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MD5 Algorithm Hacked By Playstation 3 Cluster

No joke. The MD5 algorithm, which is used widespread around the web for encryption, has been broken. A group of researchers used a cluster of PS3s to create a forged certificate authority, essentially enabling them to break into SSL-encrypted sites. HTTPS? Gone. There is no security. Sure, most of us don’t have 200 Playstation 3s sitting at home but if ...

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Over 4 Minutes of Watchmen Footage Leaked

Watchmen Exclusive Pumped for the upcoming Watchmen flick that’s directed by Zack Snyder? You betcha. Despite the torrent of legal issues surrounding the film, FOX and Warner Bros., News Corp felt compelled to leak a behind-the-scenes video to MySpace the other day and the result is a video tour de force. Never before has a superhero/supervillian movie based on a ...

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Netbooks To Run Google Android OS?

The question isn’t can Android run on a netbook, but rather, when will it come pre-installed on a netbook? What you see above isn’t photoshopped; it’s the work of the VentureBeat/MobileFacts crew who spent four hours compiling Android to work on an Asus EEEPC 1000H. Everything works, including network connectivity, sound, graphics and other hardware. They argue that Google’s Android ...

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The 16-Bit Genesis Bag

Here’s a bag I’d sport proudly in public. It’s designed like SEGA’s 16-bit Mega Drive system, aka the Genesis here in the states. Sometimes you’ve got no choice but to pick sides in a console war. Too bad you can’t get this $55 dollar bag in a Nintendo flavor. SEGA fans only, please. Link [via]

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Nintendo To Launch Wii Video Service In 09

Dentsu Inc, Japans largest advertising agency, is aiding Nintendo in launching a video distribution service on Nintendos home console, the Wii. The two companies plan to offer programs exclusive to the service, allowing old people and little kids to get down with some cartoons and other entertainment content. However, nothing in this world is free (except Wii Sports) and viewers ...

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Glow In The Dark Fungus

This is some trippy shit. Glow-in-the-dark mushrooms found in Japan. During the season of rains in certain regions of Japan, the forests begin to fill with small lights: in the trunks of the trees and the humid ground hundreds of bioluminescent fungi grow, that thanks to a chemical reaction produced by an enzyme, emit a light that shines in a ...

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49 Microwaves Play “Jingle Bells”

Here’s video of a crew of people setting up 49 microwave ovens to play the classic Christmas tune, “Jingle Bells.” It’s not 100% fluid, but nonetheless an impressive feat. I wonder how much planning it took to figure out how to sync them all up… Link

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Fresh Fonts Invade Helvetica

These fonts were created by tracing over the Helvetica font with different textures. Said textures included toothpaste, tomato paste and hair gel. Fancy! for their project ‘fresh fonts’ the dutch collective autobahn drew the typeface helvetica using toothpaste, tomato ketchup and hair gel. they then used these experiments to create the digital typefaces ‘heldentica’ , ‘tomatica’ and ‘gelvetica’, which you ...

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