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The Video Enhanced Tombstone

Video Tombstone
 
"Now you will be able to go into a graveyard, click on a remote control device, and listen to anything the person might have wanted to say before they died."

 

That's how the  video enhanced tombstone invented by Robert Barrows will work. We just hope it will be open for hacks, so we can mod it up with motion sensors :)

Top 15 Geeky Pickup Lines

Surely you have used a few pickup lines, but how about using some thing say more 'techie' and 'geeky' at a computer convention or at the  linux bar? Here's a few of the best we assembled up to get you started.

1. How about we go home and you handle my exception?

2. Nice hard drive!

3. Computer guys have skilled fingers if you know what I mean 

4. No, that’s not a Logitech MX-100 in my pants, but thanks for noticing. 

5. Mind if I run a sniffer to see if your ports are open? (corny!) 

6. With my IQ and your body we could begin a race of genetic superchildren to conquer the earth. 

7. My ‘up-time’ is better than BSD (we love this.. but aren't Sparc's better?) 

8. Hey Baby, Let me hack your kernel

9. Is that an iPod mini in your pocket or are you just happy to see me

10. Come to my 127.0.0.1 and I’ll give you sudo access

11. You must've been made by Intel to be that hot!  > Read more

How to: Knit a Linux scarf

linux scarf - knit your own

Remember our feature on sewing the tux stuffed penguin toy? So, if you made one or you are upto it how about knitting a Linux scarf, complete with the penguin?

If you haven't ever knitted before get someone - your girl friend, ex, mom or a like minded geek girl to do this for you. You would like the comments you receive. Grab the knitting source code.

Mr. Beer - Make your own Beer Kit

Mr. Beer Beer Making Kit

If you ever wanted to make your own beer, it can't get simpler that this. The Mr. Beer beer making kit can help you make your own home made premium quality beer with a shatter proof keg microbrewer, Pale Ale beer mix, 8 bottles, caps, labels and brewing guide - all of which are included in the kit.

The kit can brew appox. twenty 12-ounce beers and it's currently available at a special pricing of US$ 34.88 from here

PS: We would love to make our own 'Geek' beer! :) 

Frog with a Webserver: Send HTTP requests to a dead frog

Frog Webserver
Okay this does sound wierd. But this is quite real.

 

"Experiments in Galvanism is the culmination of studio and gallery experiments in which a miniature computer is implanted into the dead body of a frog specimen. Akin to Damien Hirst's bodies in formaldehyde, the frog is suspended in clear liquid contained in a glass cube, with a blue ethernet cable leading into its splayed abdomen. The computer stores a website that enables users to trigger physical movement in the corpse: the resulting movement can be seen in gallery, and through a live streaming webcamera."

What next? Rats with FTP servers? 

Delta Super Lighters: Windproof & Shockproof

water proof, storm proof lighters with butane fuel
These are truly some Superlighters! From Windmill Stormproof Lighters, the Delta ShockProof lighters can withstand 70-80 mile per hour winds, work even when they are wet, are waterproof & impact proof  and can be used in the harshest of environments from -40 degrees F to altitudes of 15,000 feet.

Powered by Butane, the Superlighters have a flame adjuster for regulating gas flow rate and a fuel window, which makes it easy to tell how much fuel is remaining. Available from Think Geek for US $44.99 with a life-time warranty.

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