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Fully Automatic LEGO Gun and Other Forbidden LEGO Designs

Forbidden LEGO
“Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against”

 Images Flego Cov

Awwww yeah.

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August 23, 2007 Posted by | Legos | 2 Comments

Unreal Facial Tumor

 2007 Tumorguy

From The Cellar, Image of the Day:

Chunsai has lived as a recluse until now, at age 31, when docs say they want a shot at removing this stuff. He’s survived the first operation, removing 10kg of tumor… less than half of the entire 23kg. But he pretty much still looks like a mutant.

And this is after that first operation. Repeat, the above picture is after. The video shows him in much worse condition, before the operation. It really is much worse, even more gross, so be notified.

August 23, 2007 Posted by | News, Oddities | Comments Off on Unreal Facial Tumor

World’s Tallest LEGO Tower

 Assets Resources 2007 08 Legotower

2 Master Lego Builders + 12,000 of their closest friends + 465,000 Lego bricks = 96.1 ft. tall tower.

August 23, 2007 Posted by | Legos, Oddities | Comments Off on World’s Tallest LEGO Tower

A Deeper OS X Experience

 Assets Resources 2007 08 Deeper

“Deeper” is a freeware utility that enables you to toggle advanced settings within OS X (like enabling “Developer” mode to show more meaningful debug stack traces). It’s pretty lightweight and simple to use. Did I mention it’s free?

August 23, 2007 Posted by | Mac, Software | Comments Off on A Deeper OS X Experience

Nikon FanBoys… It’s your turn!!!

D200’s Big Brother

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Key Features

  • 12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor

  • Self-cleaning sensor unit (low-pass filter vibration)

  • ISO 200 – 3200 (6400 with boost)

  • 14-bit A/D conversion

  • Nikon EXPEED image processor (Capture NX processing and NR algorithms, lower power)

  • Super fast operation (power-up 13 ms, shutter lag 45 ms, black-out 100 ms)

  • Shutter life 150,000 exposures

  • New Multi-CAM3500DX Auto Focus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type, more vertical coverage)

  • Auto-focus tracking by color (using information from 1005-pixel AE sensor)

  • Auto-focus calibration (fine-tuning) now available (fixed body or up to 20 separate lens settings)

  • Scene Recognition System (uses AE sensor, AF sensor)

  • Picture Control image parameter presets (replace Color Modes I, II and III)

  • Custom image parameters now support brightness as well as contrast

  • Six frames per second continuous shooting (eight frames per second with battery pack)

  • Compact Flash UDMA support

  • 3.0″ 922,000 pixel LCD monitor

  • Live View with either phase detect (mirror up/down) or contrast detect Auto Focus

  • HDMI HD video output

  • ‘Active D-Lighting’ (adjusts metering as well as applying D-Lighting curve)

  • Detailed ‘Control Panel’ type display on LCD monitor, changes color in darkness

  • New MB-D10 vertical grip fully integrates into body, multi battery type compatible

  • Buttons sealed against moisture

  • Available November 2007

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    And the “FULL FRAME” Holy Grail for Nikon Digital Photographers

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    Ket Features

  • First ever Nikon DSLR with a Full-Frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor (coined FX format)

  • 12.1 megapixel full-frame sensor (8.45µm pixel pitch)

  • ISO 200 – 6400 (with boost up to ISO 25,600)

  • Also supports DX lenses, viewfinder automatically masks (5.1 megapixels with DX lens)

  • 5:4 ratio crop mode (10 megapixels, up to 9 fps, viewfinder masked)

  • 14-bit A/D conversion, 12 channel readout

  • Nikon EXPEED image processor (Capture NX processing and NR algorithms, lower power)

  • Super fast operation (power-up 12 ms, shutter lag 41 ms, black-out 74 ms)

  • New Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 300,000 exposure durability

  • New Multi-CAM3500FX Auto Focus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type, more vertical coverage)

  • Auto-focus tracking by color (using information from 1005-pixel AE sensor)

  • Auto-focus calibration (fine-tuning) now available (fixed body or up to 20 separate lens settings)

  • Scene Recognition System (uses AE sensor, AF sensor)

  • Picture Control image parameter presets (replace Color Modes I, II and III)

  • Custom image parameters now support brightness as well as contrast

  • Nine frames per second continuous with auto-focus tracking

  • Eleven frames per second continuous without auto-focus tracking

  • Ten / eleven frames per second continuous in DX-crop mode (AF / no-AF)

  • Dual Compact Flash card slots (overflow, back-up, RAW on 1 / JPEG on 2, copy)

  • Compact Flash UDMA support

  • 3.0″ 922,000 pixel LCD monitor

  • Live View with either phase detect (mirror up/down) or contrast detect Auto Focus

  • Virtual horizon indicates if camera is level (like an aircraft cockpit display)

  • HDMI HD video output

  • ‘Active D-Lighting’ (adjusts metering as well as applying D-Lighting curve)

  • Detailed ‘Control Panel’ type display on LCD monitor, changes color in darkness

  • New MB-D10 vertical grip fully integrates into body, multi battery type compatible

  • Buttons sealed against moisture

  • Dual battery charger as standard

  • Available November 2007

  • August 23, 2007 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Photography | 1 Comment

    Shiga Books

    I have a regular batch of webcomics that I follow on a weekly basis.  None of them are as thought-provoking as the stuff I read recently at ShigaBooks (thanks for the tip, Angelo).  It’s not your run-of-the-mill web comic.  Here are a few stories:

    Fleep

    It’s about a boy who wakes up in a telephone booth which has been mysteriously selaed in an envelope of concrete. Using only the contents of his pockets (two pens, a paperback novel, three coins and 20 ft of unwaxed dental floss) our hero must fashion and execute an escape plan before he runs out of oxygen.

    (I knew I would love this when I saw the words “Coriolis Force“)


    Bus Stop

    Something I set out to do with Bus Stop was to abandon the idea of gags altogether and write a detective story that unfolds incrementally over the course of one year.


    Meanwhile

    “Meanwhile” begins as our young hero in dire need of a bathroom, knocks on the door of a mysterious recluse. His mansion is in fact a wonderous laboratory filled with amazing inventions: A mind reading helmet, a doomsday device and a time travel machine (although it can only go back ten minutes).

    Which invention will young Jimmy play with? YOU, the reader get to decide in my branchiest and most complex interactive comic to date. “Meanwhile” works via a network of tubes connecting each panel to the next. Sometimes these tubes split in two giving the readers a choice of which path they would like to follow. Sometimes these tubes even lead off the page and onto tabs sticking out from other parts of the book.

    Enjoy!

    August 23, 2007 Posted by | General | Comments Off on Shiga Books