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November 2, 2007 Posted by | Humor | 2 Comments

Top 10 Free Video Rippers, Encoders, and Converters

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Lifehacker has a great Top 10 List of Free Video Rippers, Encoders, and Converters. Of course you guys would only use this backup movies you already own, right? Right?

November 2, 2007 Posted by | Linux, Mac, Software, Windows | Comments Off on Top 10 Free Video Rippers, Encoders, and Converters

Doggie Treadmills, a lot more practical than you think.

The things we do for our dogs.

A Doggie Treadmill would seem to be the most extravagant thing to buy for your dog. But it is a lot more practical than you think especially if you have a puppy that was sired by the Energizer Bunny.

Like my dog trainer said, “A tired puppy is a happy puppy.”

November 2, 2007 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry | , , | Comments Off on Doggie Treadmills, a lot more practical than you think.

Automatic Doughnut Making Machine

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This would be great for the break room at work. Now we just need to find a way to make this into a hat you can wear to a baseball game. I’m sure it’d be easy to design a cache that would drop the donuts directly into your doughy face–hands-free donut love at its best.

November 2, 2007 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Science and Technology | Comments Off on Automatic Doughnut Making Machine

“Immortal” Human Cells

From Disenchanted Dictionary:

When human body cells are removed and put into a cell culture, they weaken and die quickly, usually within about 50 divisions. Without the rest of the support structure—a heart, blood circulating, a digestive system and so-on—body cells can’t survive. Body cells also age, so even if you were to simulate the body’s environment in a test tube or petri dish, the cells would eventually perish anyway. The basic mortality of the cells reflect the basic mortality of the organism they comprise, which is why there’s no fountain of youth or medicinal procedure that’ll give you biological immortality.

There is, however, one human being who is biologically immortal on a technicality, and her name is Henrietta Lacks.

This reminds me a little behind the premise behind the Resident Evil games. Surprisingly, Henrietta Lacks’ cells are still alive today and being used in research, and have even been named as their own species: Helacyton gartleri.

November 2, 2007 Posted by | Oddities, Science and Technology | 3 Comments