Do you have some extra harddrives that are too small to be used, but you just hate to throw them away? I have a few that have sizes measured in single digits… Of course, you can always turn them into a grinder and sander 😉 You need some hardware skills, some sandpaper and glue, but its not too hard.
Do-it-Yourself Magic Sand. You know the magic sand that used to be on TV ads, its dry sand that you can make underwater sculptures from, and when you take it out of the water, it’s still dry! Well…..its rather easy to make apparently. Just take some normal sand from a beach. Clean it abit so its contaminated 😛 Stick in oven and dry for an hour to make sure its perfectly dry. Take Scotch Guard Spray and spray liberally, mix, spray again. Let dry, then….spray again. Once its dry again, try it out! Thank to Bewerten at Google Video
“The striking young man – never without his red-and-white-striped top, bobble hat, walking stick and glasses – had a habit of turning up in the most unlikely and crowded of places, from ancient Aztec kingdoms to medieval battlefields.
Melanie Coles, the artist, has released this photo of the figure taken from a helicopter
But now a Canadian artist has brought the game into the 21st Century, by painting an enormous Wally that can be seen by Google Earth satellites.
The 55ft figure was installed on an undisclosed rooftop in Vancouver last month, sparking a flurry of interest among internet users keen to be the first to spot this Web 2.0 Wally.”
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“Coles, an art student who publicised the project on her blog www.whereonearthiswaldo.com, is encouraging others to follow her lead and create a network of Google Earth Wallys across the world.”
Okay, i can’t keep my mouth shut. I reccomend the following from PCWorlds list as particularly interesting and worthy of exploration.
#3 : The three AM one looks pretty cool. I haven’t been up till 3 to test it out, but it looks neat. #4 : I remember reading about Gmail Paper. There may even be a FLB post on it. #7. The Google Earth flight simulator. The first time I heard of it, i didn’t believe it. Surprisingly, Brian or Joe hadn’t heard of it either. So off to Google Earth I went . . . and there it was. No lie. #8. Google calculator. One of the things i love about Google. #12. The Picasa Bear. Just how many it will show is a mystery. . . but its a lot.
I’m not going to list reasons why you should wear your seatbelt. I’m simply going to show you what happens when you DON’T wear your seatbelt.
If you’d like to have an impression of your face on the steering wheel at 30mph, thats up to you.
And, if you must have them :
In 2005, 43,443 people were killed in the estimated 6,159,000 police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes, 2,699,000 people were injured, and 4,304,000 crashes involved property damage only.
It is estimated that seatbelts saved 15,632 lives in 2005.
Seventy-three percent of the passenger vehicle occupants who were in a fatal crash in 2002 and were restrained survived; of those who were not restrained, only 43 percent survived. [NHTSA, Traffic Safety Facts 2002, October 2003]
In fatal crashes, 73 percent of all vehicle occupants who were totally ejected were killed. Only 1 percent of restrained occupants were ejected. Safety belts are effective in preventing total ejections. [NHTSA, Traffic Safety Facts 2002 – Overview, July 2003]
In 2000, safety belts prevented nearly 11,900 fatalities and 325,000 serious injuries, saving $50 billion in medical care, lost productivity, and other injury-related costs. [NHTSA, Economic Impact of Crashes, May 2002] In the year 2000, the total economic cost of motor vehicle crashes in the United States was $230.6 billion. This represents an amount equal to 2.3 percent of the gross domestic product, or $820 for every person living in the United States. [NHTSA, Economic Impact of Crashes, May 2002]
The lifetime economic cost to society for each fatality is over $977,000. Over 80 percent of this amount is attributable to lost workplace and household productivity. [NHTSA, Economic Impact of Crashes, May 2002]
[Ed. comment – Even if YOU wear your seatbelt, and your buddy DOESN’T]
Overall, those not directly involved in crashes pay for nearly three-quarters of all crashcosts, primarily through insurance premiums, taxes and travel delay. In 2000 these costs, borne by society rather than by crash victims, totaled over $170 billion. [NHTSA,Economic Impact of Crashes, May 2002]