Treadmill/death machine
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The sad thing is that I want one of these. I suspect they work pretty badly, but after trying out (and liking) a dance mat, I like the idea of taking that one step further and using an exercise machine to kill the denizens of Doom. I’m not sure it would work as well with

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Insane train
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This is pretty insane. The Chinese have a magnetically levitated train that

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Greece
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This hotel is pretty stunning for the price! I’ve already managed to steal the network cable from the web tv system, so should be no problem getting some work done. Looking forward to a swim later on though…

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DVD movie server
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Having all my CDs backed up and digital has seriously changed the way in which I consume music. I can listen to it anywhere, and through any convoluted playlist of songs across my whole music collection that I can imagine. Next step for me is definitely to do the same thing with my DVDs. I’m

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Conservation of energy
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This is just a reminder for me to read this PDF on simple and painless ways of saving energy at home.

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Boeing limo
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I don’t know why, but this conversion of a Boeing 727 into a 50 seat limousine is so stupid it must be nothing short of genius.

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London Design Festival 2004
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Shannon and I attended 100% Design, which was part of this years London Design Festival. We last went to this interior design show about 4 or 5 years ago, and it’s unfortunately evolved from being about 80% small craft-ish businesses and 20% large companies to the opposite. A lot of big, impressive stands, and more

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Hero
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Just saw Hero, a martial arts movie very much in the vein of Crouching Tiger. This time, Jet Li takes the staring role (and does a great job at it – much better then his Western efforts to date), and the beautiful vidography seen in Tiger is ramped way up. Stunning color palettes signify different

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Hitchhikers
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A re-release of the 1984 text adventure of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy from Infocom. This time in Flash with (simple) pictures.

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Bill Gates’ mug shot
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From The Smoking Gun.

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