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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #975 on: October 10, 2015, 05:05:02 AM »


Timelapse of Insane Storm at the Grand Canyon - YouTube

that was a good one -- looks like they had to move on because of the weather :-)
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #976 on: October 14, 2015, 09:50:55 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #977 on: October 15, 2015, 09:58:15 AM »
Skarp Laser Razor Has Raised $4M on Kickstarter

https://www.kickstar...21st-century-shaving

Its actually been canceled.  They had no prototype, and devices have to have prototypes to run on Kickstarter.  A lot better than IndieGoGo, where there have been instances of people funding devices that are not even possible.

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« Reply #978 on: October 15, 2015, 06:27:09 PM »
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A lot better than IndieGoGo, where there have been instances of people funding devices that are not even possible.

They are on IndieGoGo also.

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Re: Interesting "stuff" - VOYO OBDI port adapter to upgrade post-1995 cars.
« Reply #979 on: October 17, 2015, 09:39:13 AM »
OBDI = On-Board Diagnostics Interface

I have wondered for years why some bright spark hadn't done this, and had suspected that the auto manufacturers could have suppressed the technology with patents/copyright. I suppose they may yet suppress this initiative.

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By Andrew Hard — October 17, 2015

In the car world, it turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks.

San Francisco-based firm Voyomotive has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its new VOYO connected car device. Using the OBDII port on cars of vintage 1996 and newer, the small plug allows owners of older vehicles to enjoy a variety of modern tech features like fuel-saving Start/Stop, advanced diagnostics for engine codes, and vehicle immobilization.

Through the Voyomotive Cloud and companion phone applications, users can also lock and unlock their doors automatically just by having their phone on them, track vehicles and traffic in the network a la Waze, and log individual trips to analyze mileage, driving time, gas used, and even CO2 produced.

“If a consumer wanted to add all of the functionalities provided by the VOYO to their car individually on their own, it would cost well over $2,000,” said Peter Yorke, CEO of Voyomotive. “The VOYO provides all of these functionalities at approximately one-tenth of the cost, and will continue to expand on these capabilities.”

VOYO’s Start/Stop feature — called EcoStart — is definitely one of the highlights of the device, as it allows the driver to turn off their engine at a stop simply by adding additional pressure to the brake pedal. When they wish to set off again, just relax the brake and the vehicle will start by itself, all while staying in drive. VOYO also crowd-sources stoplight information through the companion app, so motorists will know exactly how much wait time they have left. However, EcoStart, as well as some other features, requires the purchase of additional relays.

Related: Movimento’s ‘On-The-Air’ software: a vision of the truly connected car

The VOYO controller will initially go on sale for $100, with extra relays available for $50 each. If its goals are met, Voyomotive will ship the first 2,000 units out by the end of 2015, with a full U.S. product launch planned for the first quarter of 2016.

According to the company, setting up VOYO takes just two minutes.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #980 on: October 17, 2015, 12:46:59 PM »

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« Reply #981 on: October 17, 2015, 02:01:08 PM »

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« Reply #982 on: October 17, 2015, 02:24:45 PM »
Anyone here lost this boat? Interesting announcement from customs.gov.fk
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Notice from the Receiver of Wreck, Falkland Islands. Section 520 Merchant Shipping Act 1894.

On Friday 9th October 2015 the Receiver of Wreck, Falkland Islands reports that he has taken possession of the sailing yacht detailed below in accordance with the Merchant Shipping Act 1894.

On Wednesday 7th October 2015 the Falkland Islands Government Fisheries Patrol vessel ‘Protegat’ found sailing yacht ‘FIPCA-LA SANMARTINIANA’, a white painted steel built two mast Ketch rigged sailing yacht, drifting afloat and abandoned within the Falkland Islands Outer Conservation Zone (FOCZ) at position 53° 55.2’S 056° 34.5’W.

The yacht is now safely moored in Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands and is in the custody of the Receiver of Wreck.

Details of the vessel are as follows:

Registered name: FIPCA-LA SANMARTINIANA

Marks on vessel: LA SANMARTINIANA

Registration number: REY-014788

Length: 17 metres

Type: Steel two mast ketch rigged yacht

Any person who wishes to claim ownership of the above detailed vessel may do so by writing to:
Receiver of Wreck,
Byron House, 3 ‘H’ Jones Road,
Stanley, Falkland Islands,
FIQQ 1ZZ

E-mail: admin@customs.gov.fk

providing full details of their claim within one year from the date of this notice, 16th October 2015.

A notice containing this information has been displayed at Byron House, 3 ‘H’ Jones Road, Stanley, Falkland Islands, since 11th October 2015.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #983 on: October 17, 2015, 09:32:18 PM »
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #984 on: October 20, 2015, 02:15:14 PM »
Quote from: The Terminator
Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.

Now you can make one at home. Kinda...

https://www.yahoo.co...fires-134325053.html

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3D printing used to make first real handheld railgun, which fires plasma projectiles at 560 mph



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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #985 on: October 20, 2015, 03:47:09 PM »
^Dafuq?!?

They're going to have fun trying to regulate that.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #986 on: October 20, 2015, 07:33:12 PM »
Applying for a concealed weapon license...(I have no clue and.or interest how applying for weapon licenses works in real life, but it sounded funny in my head)  :P

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« Reply #987 on: October 20, 2015, 09:57:31 PM »
^Dafuq?!?

They're going to have fun trying to regulate that.

Yep. The cat is most definitely out of the bag.

Applying for a concealed weapon license...(I have no clue and.or interest how applying for weapon licenses works in real life, but it sounded funny in my head)  :P

Hahaha!  ;D

Yeah... you've got to have those really baggy pants I suppose. :P
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #988 on: October 22, 2015, 10:14:56 PM »
Turning a crappy old Windows PC into a full-fledged Chromebook with CloudReady.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Turning a crappy old Windows PC into a full-fledged Chromebook with CloudReady  Ars Technica

The Important Reason You May Want to Avoid Pre-Packaged Caramel Apples This Halloween.jpgInteresting "stuff"

The Important Reason You May Want to Avoid Pre-Packaged Caramel Apples This Halloween
Does anyone here want to stock up on them for Halloween(in the true spirit of the holiday)? You could dress as the evil queen from Snow White. Maybe the company(guess!) could offer a Poison Apple(against Windows) on Halloween.

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« Reply #989 on: October 22, 2015, 10:31:25 PM »
Quote from: Shades on October 20, 2015, 07:33:12 PMApplying for a concealed weapon license...(I have no clue and.or interest how applying for weapon licenses works in real life, but it sounded funny in my head)  Hahaha!  Yeah... you've got to have those really baggy pants I suppose. 

Just the thing for little old New York ladies to hide in their skirts to defend against muggers and gangs.

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« Reply #991 on: October 23, 2015, 05:02:39 PM »

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« Reply #992 on: October 24, 2015, 04:08:09 AM »
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« Reply #993 on: October 24, 2015, 04:17:42 AM »
12 Things You Should Never Do on Airplanes.jpgInteresting "stuff"

12 Things You Should Never Do on Airplanes

Oh god... The WORST advice you can possibly get for flying.

  • Come to the airport with a bottle of water
  • Drink it.
  • Fill it up past security unless you want to pay $5 per 0.5 L of water
  • But food or bring food -- you will starve to death if you think the airline will feed you
  • Stop giving a s**t about security. They're being dicks, so don't worry about "hurrying" -- they're causing the slow down, not you -- take your time taking your shoes and belt off.
  • Declare everything as a weapon that could possibly be used --- yes, they are that stupid
  • Get up whenever you damn well feel like and walk around.
  • The flight attendants are just doing their jobs and repeating BS lies - pay them no attention other than to be polite
  • No, your mobile phone won't cause a crash.
  • No, your laptop won't cause a crash.
  • No, farting doesn't cause planes to crash.
  • Yes - they are full of BS.

Flying is one of the most unpleasant things you can do. Many third world countries make it a lot more enjoyable, but if you need to fly in the first world, you're hosed -- it ain't gonna be fun.

Source: Flown a truckload.
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« Reply #994 on: October 25, 2015, 06:40:32 AM »
50 pounds of pot mailed to wrong address.jpgInteresting "stuff"

50 pounds of pot mailed to wrong address
What would YOU do if you got 50 pounds of pot in the mail? Make brownies?

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« Reply #996 on: October 28, 2015, 09:48:08 PM »
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50 pounds of pot mailed to wrong address
What would YOU do if you got 50 pounds of pot in the mail? Make brownies?

Good question... I don't partake, but I have friends that do... then again... I'd be paranoid having had that much arrive.

That's pretty scary, because whoever it belongs to will certainly want it back. Give it away and hope they don't find out that it arrived at your home? You pretty much can't give it to the police as they'd stick a flashlight & swab so far up your butt that the cotton would clean your ear wax while the flashlight would help your dentist...

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« Reply #997 on: October 28, 2015, 10:00:24 PM »
A newly discovered router virus actually fights off malware  The Verge.jpgInteresting "stuff"

A newly discovered router virus actually fights off malware  The Verge

Pity it's not up on GitHub for download, I'd hit that...

EDIT: Oh wait, they did:

Creators of the Benevolent Linux.Wifatch Malware Reveal Themselves
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Two days ago, the hackers behind Linux.Wifatch open sourced the malware's source code on GitLab, and posted some clarifications about their intentions inside the project's README file.

*Ahem*: https://gitlab.com/r...v7teif/linux.wifatch

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« Reply #998 on: October 28, 2015, 10:35:49 PM »
Thanks for sharing that -- note: s/hub/lab/ :)

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« Reply #999 on: October 29, 2015, 05:20:24 AM »
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50 pounds of pot mailed to wrong address
What would YOU do if you got 50 pounds of pot in the mail? Make brownies?

Good question... I don't partake, but I have friends that do... then again... I'd be paranoid having had that much arrive.

That's pretty scary, because whoever it belongs to will certainly want it back. Give it away and hope they don't find out that it arrived at your home? You pretty much can't give it to the police as they'd stick a flashlight & swab so far up your butt that the cotton would clean your ear wax while the flashlight would help your dentist...

why would you even accept a delivery for someone that doesnt live at your address?
Maybe, unless it was really for you -- but then you notice that the package was tampered with and give it to the cops before they pay you a visit and charge you...
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