Dusty Rides Again

Interesting findings from around the web.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Faucet Light

Stumbled upon this cool little gadget at Perpetualkid.com. It simply attaches to your water faucet and turns your water into a cool stream of glowing blue. There is a little blue LED and a couple of batteries enclosed in the chrome fitting. Simple to install and reasonably priced at $14.99

Britney Spears Nude and Preggers

America's favorite trailer trash has posed nude for Harper's Bazaar magazine. She's certainly not the first celeb to pose nude while pregnant, as Demi Moore and Lisa Rinna did it years ago. What I find funny, is she was just all over the media a week ago, crying to Matt Lauer about not having any privacy. What do you expect when you pose for pics like this? More pics after the jump.

Monday, June 26, 2006

$5 gamepad makes Sony look foolish

Sony claims they've been unable to get the rumble feature of the Dualshock PS2 controller to work in conjunction with the new motion-sensing PS3 controller. Personally, I think it has more to do with the $90 million lawsuit they lost to Immersion, the patent holder on the vibration tech.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Luna City Arcade

This arcade is in Peter Hirschberg house. All the machines in his arcade are originals, no conversions. The arcade fills 2 rooms which total 500 sq. feet and are lit by black lights. Check out the special black light carpet he had installed. He even has a few pinball and change machines. Check out more pics on his site.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Comcast Tech falls asleep

Desktop prototype

This is a video of a prototype desktop called BumpTop. It's modeled after a real-life desk, where the chaos still can have some sort of organization to to the owner. The demo is physics-based, allowing you to toss files around and make your own piles. It especially looks useful for sorting photos.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

First 360 modchip

Team Underdog has announced the NME-360 modchip for the Xbox 360. This chip contains the DVD firmware hacks previously released. Installation sounds fairly easy, no soldering required. The first batch begins shipping in July. For more info, check out their website.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Sudoku Combat

As if Sudoku wasn't addicting enough, now you can play against complete strangers! Sudoku Combat allows you to compete against others on the net. Just click the 'play a stranger' button and you're put into combat. I thought I was decent at these puzzle until I played a few games and was quickly destroyed. Check out the Sudoku Wiki for some strategies.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Dodge commerical

Even though I'd rather not give Dodge free advertising, this commerical is funny. It was submitted to me by Chris.

Andrew Ryan Yoo

Congratulations to my friends Tae and Yi-chi on the birth of their new baby boy. He was born Sat., June 10th and weighed 7 lbs, 14oz. It's still not clear if Andrew will inherit his father's infamous "sixth finger", a special ability that allows him to excel at video games. Only time will tell....

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Dig up a buried Volvo..if you can find it

Volvo and Disney have launched a contest to find buried treasure or more exactly, a Volvo XC90 customized with Pirates of the Caribbean artwork. Visit your local Volvo dealership to pickup a map which contains a secret pirate code. Use the code to enter the contest and start receiving email clues. For more info, check The Hunt website.

Getting on "The Price is Right"

"The Price is Right" is hands down the best game show ever made! I've watched this show every summer growing up and still catch the Showcase Showdown during lunch. Many times I've wondered what it takes to get on the show and surprisingly, it's a lot more than just a fancy Bob Barker t-shirt. Check out this article from The New York Times that describes the process of getting on the show. Even better than the Times article is this blog post detailing someone's visit to TPIR.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Batcave Home Theater

A company by the name of DC Audio Video Systems turned a client's home theater into the Batcave. Seating in the cave is comprised of 8 motorized, leather recliners. The website I found didn't contain any info as the to audio and video components that were used in the installation.

Eureka - new Sci-Fi show

The new series debuts Tuesday, July 18th at 9pm. The series will run 12 episodes. Here is the show description taken right from Scifi.com followed by the trailer.

For years, the government has been relocating the world's geniuses (and their families) to the picturesque Pacific Northwest town of Eureka, where daily life straddles the line between unprecedented innovation and total chaos. U.S. Marshal Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) finds this out firsthand when he wrecks his car and becomes stranded there. After the town's eccentric inhabitants unleash a scientific creation still unknown to the outside world, Carter steps in to restore order and consequently is let in on one of our country's best-kept secrets.

See what else is on the tube this summer.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

I want a Firefox Extension to ...

Found a website with over 200 useful Firefox extensions sorted by catagory. Check it out at this link.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Close call

I've seen this video post a few places and always thought it was a fake. It just seemed like someone edited the footage to make it look like the car was able to dodge the cross-traffic. Then I started to notice the surroundings. Watch for the reactions of the people crossing the street and the SUV slamming on the brakes...unbelievable!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiment

Taken right from the EepyBird.com website.

What happens when you combine 200 liters of Diet Coke and over 500
Mentos mints? It's amazing and completely insane. The first part of this video demonstrates a simple geyser, and the second part shows just how extreme it can get. Over one hundred jets of soda fly into the air in less than three minutes. It's a hysterical and spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, brought to you by the mad scientists at EepyBird.com

Real world Thunderdome

If you've ever seen the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, you'll be able to relate to this video. There is a yearly event in a west coast desert called Burning Man. This year a group called DeathGuild setup their own Thunderdome at the event. The footage below features scenes of battles within the 40 foot dome. Looks like loads of fun beating the crap out of your friends or even better yet, your enemies. Read more about the dome at Deathguildthunderdome.com.

Egypt's New Tomb Revealed

Tonight at 9pm on Discovery channel, there is an hour long special about the discovery of a new tomb in Egypt. It's the first tomb found in the Valley of the Kings in over 84 years. KV 63( 63rd tomb found in the Valley of the Kings) has been sealed and undistrubed for over 3000 years. Check out Discovery.com for more info and set your DVR. This show airs at the same time as the 3rd season debut of The 4400.


With my wife due in about 3 weeks, everyone keeps asking me when we're getting a minivan. Well, this is what I think about them...

Finger skillz

I was amazed the first time I watched this clip. But after a second viewing, I realized the ball appears to be computer animated. Still cool to watch though...

Crazy guy and his machine

Wired has posted an article about a guy named Brian Walker and his quest to shoot himself 20 miles into the air with a giant crossbow mounted on a pickup truck. He plans to stretch a carbon-fiber bowstring 24 feet along a rail, fire up a jet turbine with 1,350 pounds of thrust, hit a trigger, and pull 10 gs as his craft shoots to the stratosphere. You can read more of the details here. I wonder what insurance company insures a stunt like this...

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Celebrity Clowns

Worth1000.com held a photoshop contest with a twist. Instead of the usual contest where everyone must shop the same picture. In this contest you had to morph any celebrity picture into a clown. There are some really talented arists out there. The photo at the left is of Elishia Cuthbert of 24 fame. There are 56 more entries after the jump.