Archive for November, 2010

November 30th 2010

Japanese casemod…

Not very practical – but very, very nice to look at!

More shots here.

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November 30th 2010

Sums it up pretty nicely, I think

I did not know this guy, but I’m gonna buy one of his DVDs, just for this part of his show. Brilliant!
It is the same discussion I got dragged into a few times… most of the time, I must admit, I just give up…

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November 30th 2010

Way cool…

Every now and then, video’s go viral without me noticing.. :-)

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November 11th 2010

Open Kinect driver released!

The new Kinect-sensor bar from M$ has been hacked…!

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This is great news, as now DIY-projects can use all those sensors to do fun stuff! Robots, weird ‘art’-projects, you can almost hear them come towards you :-)

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November 11th 2010

Vertical gardening…

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I want this in my garden! I only have a small one (to Dutch standards, anyway), and with this I could do more with it… something to keep in mind!

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November 11th 2010

Android now second biggest smartphone platform

Android still soaring up the charts…

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I’m not surprised; anybody I know that has one, is very statisfied with it… as am I :-)

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November 10th 2010

Photographer photographs his autistic son

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I can never be sure, but I think that if you can make these kind of photos of your son, you got to have some level of understanding…

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November 10th 2010

I don’t know where this is, but I want to go there…

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November 9th 2010

Leaf-carving… what the hell?

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Sometimes all you can do is just stare. How can anybody create this? Wow.

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November 9th 2010

Study shows the effect of branding

A new study is reporting that very young children are highly susceptible to the daily onslaught of branded fast food advertising: “most 3- and 5-year-olds who taste-tested a variety of foods said they preferred the ones in the McDonald’s wrapper — even though the foods were exactly the same.”

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One of the comments basically says it all:

Why just last night my nephew was over (he’s almost 6). We were grilling for dinner and he wanted a hamburger. This is what happened:

Me: “Here you go.”
Him: “What’s that?”
Me: “A hamburger.”
Him: “I don’t like that!”
Me: “You asked for it.”
Him: “I only like McDonald’s and Wendy’s hamburgers!”
Me: “Fine, I’ll eat it and I guess you’re not having dinner.”
Him: “Waaah! *proceeds to throw tantrum*”

Just goes to show you how much these fast food places have your kids by the balls.

I notice it even with my own four-year old. She recognizes a certain ‘puppet’ that is used by one brand – and she got only two presents from this brand. One of them almost a year go. And still she recognizes it… I hate brands… :-(

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