- 8 Teens in Nissan Sentra Fall 200’
Eight kids out for a Mulholland drive are lucky to be alive today, after the Nissan Sentra they were traveling in rolled 250’ down a cliff at 2:20am on Friday in Los Angeles, California. You read that correctly, eight teens-two of which had stuffed themselves in the trunk.
- VW Will Drop Diesels for ‘07
VW will drop the diesel versions of its Jetta, Golf and Beetle models for the 2007 model year, which begins this fall. The new U.S. limits for nitrogen oxide emissions are among the most stringent in the world.
- Biodiesel Cleans—Well, duh.
- Fiji Timeshare
The goal: to build a sustainable eco-community and keep at bay developers with dreams of massive hotel complexes.
- Chicago Antique Market
An indoor and outdoor European-style urban antique market located along the historic and distinctive Randolph Street Market District.
Sorry that some of these are kinda old, but I’ve been busy the last week, and haven’t been able to keep up with news. Granted, that’s probably not a bad thing, eh?
- Canon May Quit Film Biz?
- 360 Dashboard Update—It’s about time we can download in the background.
- Dell & AMD—It’s about time.
- Pregnancy + Milk = Twins?
- Jimmy Hoffa Cupcakes—WIth green hands “sprouting” from inside.
- MacBook Man—An awesome parody of the Star Wars Kid.
- Oblivion Dominos
- Flying Aston Martin
- Saturn Sky Redline Cost Predictions
- New DeLoreans?—This one is for Erin’s sister. There’s hope yet!
- Circuit Board Business Cards
It’s slowly coming back, but you’ll need to bear with me. I’m still waiting on some hardware, which should come either today or tomorrow, but I’ve gotten the site back to where it was. However, it may go down at any time, and the other page may come back up. Hopefully it’ll stay up until I the hardware arrives and I take it down for the last time, and there will be a post mortem, it’s actually already started. But without further ado, here are the links that I thought were good enough to keep even with the downtime.
- Ethanol Not Really The Answer
- Gotta Love the Politicians
- Interesting New WebCam
- Collection of Many User Guides
- Human Camera
- The MySpace Phone
- Mini Margaritas
- The Best Tasting Ramen?
- States Suing Because of Truck Gas Mileage
- Awesome Lighting—I really want one of the table/desk ones.
- Philips New Razor—This one’s for Bree and Eric.
- Floating Books
- The Big Clip—Could be fun to have a few of those laying around.
- Buy Electricity When Cheap, Use When Expensive
The device, called GridPoint Protect, is the size of a small file cabinet and connects to the circuitbreaker panel. (The company also offers a lower-capacity version designed for homes, which costs $10,000.) A built-in computer powered by a Pentium chip will make intelligent purchase decisions, buying when prices are low, then storing the electricity for later use. That will make it possible to run your company during the workday with cheaper electricity that you purchased at 3 A.M.
- Steve Jobs Endorses New Product Line—This is only news worth because of one quote from Steve: “Everyone wants a MacBook Pro because they are so bitchin’.” With a base price for the 17” MacBook Pro at $2800, they are bitchin’ Steve, bitchin’ expensive.
- Make Your Own Wine At Home
- More Safe, but More Fatalities
- Lots of Power in a Solstice—This is for the parents, who are purchasing a Sky. I don’t understand the whole “drifting” thing, but all I can see is 1400 hp coming out of the Solstice’s engine. Yes please!
- Downside of Certs—They serve a purpose to get your foot in the door for interviews, same as a degree. It’ll be nice when everyone understands this.
- Stop the Madness!—Wow, that’s just scary. Hello 80’s!
- Personal Drug Use Legal In MX—Wow, just wow.
The bill legalizes possession of 25 milligrams of heroin, 5 grams of marijuana (about one-fifth of an ounce, or about five joints), or 0.5 grams of cocaine — about half the standard sale quantity, though half-size packages are becoming more common. It also lays out the legal limits for possession of a wide array of other drugs.
- Original XBox Harder to Find
- 1 TV Hour = 1 Bag of Chips
The study followed 550 children aged 11 to 13 over a period of 20 months. For each hour they spent watching television, their food intake was found at the end of the period to have increased by 167 calories a day. (A packet of crisps contains around 180 calories, while a can of Coke has 140).
- Monad is now the Windows PowerShell
- Color Wheel Version 2.0.1
- LightSnake—Images can be found on their site also.
- 16GB Credit Card—I have one of PQI’s really small USB flash drives. It works great and is incredibly tiny. I can’t wait for this to hit.
There needs to be a stupid tax edition.
- GPS vs Your Own Eyes
Despite warning signs on both sides of the road, and nothing but water straight ahead, local villagers have found themselves pulling an average of two cars a day out of the river for the past week. “When you ask what happened, they say, ‘My sat-nav told me it was this way,’” one resident told The Times.
- Door-to-Door Free Breast Exam—Seriously, who would think this is real?!
Post down-time links.
- Credit Card Sized Biodiesel Reactor—Wow, that would make homebrewing crazy easier. Wonder how much it will cost though?
The device – about the size of a credit card – pumps vegetable oil and alcohol through tiny parallel channels, each smaller than a human hair, to convert the oil into biodiesel almost instantly.
- Virtual Server Front-end—With the amount of Virtual Servers we run at work, this would help a lot.
- Traffic in India—Wow, and I thought traffic in Mexico was bad.
- Photography Companies Feeling the Pinch—All I can say is that I completely agree with the author’s last paragraph. That is definitely what has taken me this long to actually go out and purchase a camera.
It’s a been a rough century for the traditional camera kings. Many of the traditional camera makers were late to embrace the new digital upstarts, and when they did, they found themselves at a huge disadvantage.
- 103” Plasma Display—I know what I want for Christmas!
- Table for the Pool—Is it just me, or does this have mess in the pool written all over it?
- Chemistry Glassware in the Kitchen—Pure genius, and not that expensive either!
- Jesus in Hot Chocolate Stain
An investigation has been launched to establish the stains authenticity.