Recently found these candid instructions for simulating a fake, meeting-escaping call in the docs for an unspecified Samsung phone.
Raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna's upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after [...]
No amount of badass marketing is worth opening that many instances of Windows Media Player.
I had no idea so much of it was CG, which is exactly how CG should be, fantastic.
Summary: Just what will motoring be like in a post-apocalyptic world that's been blown to bits by nuclear bombs or a massive comet? It's a burning question that's on literally nobody's mind, and we give you all the answers in this brand new, incredibly cheerful Top Gear DVD Embarking on a terrifying journey into the future, we show you how to [...]
...and for anyone who's interested the dubstep track is: La Roux - I'm Not? Your Toy (Nero Remix)
"Thanks dad, you're a genius, but I will never sleep again."
A once abandoned (or, rather, off limits) subway station from 1908 in Brooklyn is now accessible to the public... and it is beautiful. Beautifully preserved too! The city closed the station in 1945, mostly because at its height only 600 people a day used it, and because the loop created an unsafe gap at the platform. In 1995 the city vowed [...]
This Gerber machete has a normal 16" blade on one side and a serrated saw on the other side. I go gold prospecting in very overgrown and brushy areas, so the hollow ground machete blade will take care of the smaller stuff and the saw is right there for the occasional limb or larger brush. This eliminates carrying a saw with me when I [...]
The Knipex Pliers Wrench is best described in the US as a smooth-faced channel lock plier/wrench. Or, as a pliers-handled crescent wrench. I have a set of 3 different sizes and have used them for a year. They allow one to rapidly, safely and strongly grip nuts or bolt heads for tightening or loosening. Rapidly: an adjustable crescent wrench [...]
Aram Bartholl is mortaring USB drives into walls, curbs, and buildings around New York. These dead drops, as he terms them, are peer-to-peer file transfer points with true anonymity. Bartholl has a residency with EYEBEAM, a truly fascinating incubator of and studio for new ideas in technology and art. The project has five initial locations [...]
As an avid gardener I do a lot of hand watering. Nozzles, as a whole, are awful. The levers are hard to hold down, they leak terribly, that don't last long, and the spray patterns are useless. Then I got a Bon-Aire nozzle (I didn't buy it, the company sent it to me.) I was like, oh sure, another nozzle. Rather use my thumb, thank [...]
Well Capcom are best known for their zombie based games, but did you guys ever thought how our heroes & heroines will look in Street Fighter if they were infected by the infamous Umbrella virus? Manuel Augusto Moura, a Brazilian illustrator has made these awesome illustrations of Street Fighter as zombie. Have a look, they are absolutely [...]
A 1949 film that reveals the inner workings of a wristwatch. They use a giant watch to demonstrate the function of the various parts.
I spotted the Embassy Pen (top image) over at Uncrate and really dig the minimalist Maglite-esque look of it. It's $38.50 from County Comm. I showed it to Rob and he hipped me to the bad-assness of the Smith & Wesson Military and Police Tactical Pen that's just $26 from Amazon. Now if only I could manage to hang on to a pen for more than [...]
"Inebriation" is a mock trailer created by Atomic Productions parodying the concept of Inception, in a dangerous and unstable world of shared drinking and drunk within drunk.
Foreign investment is a tricky game. Not only must a company profit, it also has to transfer the profits home. Companies have done creative things to convert currency, and my favorite example is Pizza Hut in the former Soviet Union: For example, consider the situation faced by Pizza Hut when it wanted to open a chain of restaurants in the [...]
Does the Pyramid of Cheops hide more secrets within its massive volume? A 1992 robot explored one tiny passage only to be blocked by limestone doors with brass handles -- and the next one drilled through only to find anther door behind it. (more…)
Chris Schaie's beautiful Mechanical Iris, Steve Hoefer's Secret Knock detecting Arduino code, and an engraving made with my scratch-built CNC-Router to make the entrance to my garage/workshop/lab a bit more special. (more…)