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Month: March 2006 (page 3 of 4)

Ian’s Shoelace Site – Shoelace Knots – How To Tie Your Shoes

The superfast “Ian Knot” looks intriguing. Unfortunately I almost never wear shoes with laces anymore. How To Tie Your Shoes (via JOHO)

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A Unique Gift for Children and Adults! An Optical Illusion of You!- Turn Your Head

Bizarrely cool: turn your profile into a lathed piece of wood. Turn Your Head (via Cory on BoingBoing)

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Jury duty.

If you’re trying to find me today, you’ll have to wait. I’ve been called for jury duty and I’m spending the day in the cell- and wifi-free basement of the San Mateo County Hall of Justice. There is a wifi network in the jury room, but it won’t give anyone an IP address.… Read the rest

5 Hot tech topics.

Five hot science and technology stories this week.

1. User-created content.

Brush aside the Web 2.0 an “attention economy” hype from ETech and SXSW. What really gets new media companies excited is the idea of user-created content–text, audio, and especially video that ordinary Janes and Joes create and contribute.… Read the rest

Google Mars

Visit Mars, virtually: Google Mars

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Human Biological Clock Set Back an Hour

Humans’ natural daily cycle is actually 24 hours 11 minutes, not 25 hours: Human Biological Clock Set Back an Hour

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Camcorders for the people.

Here’s a great, world-changing idea: Give people camcorders. Let them make movies of human rights violations. Show the videos to the world. Founded in 1992 by Peter Gabriel, this organization is already making waves–for instance, videos showing abuses in the juvenile justice system in California were shown in the state capitol, prompting legislation to overhaul the system.… Read the rest

Kansas City Barbecue.

The Kansas City Barbecue joint right across from the San Diego Manchester Hyatt, on Harbor Blvd., is a regular dive. The Hyatt concierge steers guests away from the place with a frown and a hesitating reply that suggests it’s less than respectable.… Read the rest

russian climbing

Excellent video of a couple of Russian kids running, leaping, and climbing all over the crumbling concrete urban environment around them. russian climbing – Google Video (a great example of parkour, which Scot’s blog first turned me on to)

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The attention economy is exhausting.

I’ve been moblogging ETech like mad for the past two days, but you might not know it unless you stop by Wired News’ Monkey Bites blog, where I am a guest blogger. You might not know it even then, since the posts are appearing under the regular blogger’s name, Michael Calore.… Read the rest

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