Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Hands on with the Verizon Wireless Broadband laptop card

I picked one of these up today to test out just how fast this nationwide
"wireless DSL" internet service from Verizon really is. More to come!

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MobiBLU's new video player lets you pay your subway fare with RFID

I love my mobiBLU 1500 (one inch cubed) mp3 player. I can't go a single day on the subway without someone asking me about it. Now they've come out with a new contender in the form of the picture/video playing MobiBLU 1800. Aside from a 'I'm cooler than you' form factor, it's got a new killer app. They've integrated a RFID chip into it. This means you can fill up the player with money (sort of like you do with pre-paid cell phones) and use the player as your e-wallet to pay for various things. In Korea, you can simply walk past the subway turnstiles and the MobiBLU automagically deducts your fare from your balance, all while stowed out of sight in your pocket. The future is now! (in Korea).

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

20 story tall city mural

sadly, its all a Delta ad....
-but it still looks awesome

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New Orleans to get city wide free WiFi !

I can't believe the big corporations (Verizon, SBC, TimeWarner) haven't crushed this initiative with an iron fist. Maybe they haven't heard about it yet and soon will... It's an awesome plan. Free city wide wireless Internet access for the entire city of New Orleans. Mayor Nagin is pushing the initiative to help spur economic growth for the devastated city. How long until corporate greed squashes this just like it has in countless other communities and states (Philly, Salt Lake City, etc) ?

Free Tix to sold-out Bon Jovi concert @ Madison Square Garden

Props to mah man Benji for scoring these free tickets to the sold out 2nd day concert @ Madison Square Garden. W00t! "
Wooaaah, we're 1/2 way there- w0000ah- livin' on a 1980's prayer."

-He better fucking play that.

UPDATE: -And he did!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Escalator to Heaven: Zepplen never had it so good.

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It's 3am: the year may almost be 2006, but- no

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Lamabox gives your living room illegal TV/Movies/Love via BitTorrent, eMule, Kazaa!

Plug this little set-top box into your home network and Television set. Tell it what shows and movies you like. It goes out and scours the Net for your HD episodes of Desperate Housewives and downloads them all through the legal gray-waters of Bit Torrent, eMule, Kazaa, and all those household name P2P networks you grew up on. The Lamaboxes come with internal hard drives (200-500+gb) and optional DVD burners in case you fill them up. It gives you an easy to control on-screen interface for navigating and playing your freshly pirated content. Disruptive technologies like this are always relegated to foreign countries at their onset, but have a tendency to asplode onto the mainstream very quickly (with the help of blog articles like this!). NBC/ABC/CBS/HBO/[insert_network_name_here] will all crumble under the power of P2P! Bring it on!

Link to

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Got me a new Gameboy Micro!

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got me a new Gameboy Micro!

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As Americans, we have the right to travel freely in our own country

Quoted from 'On the 9th of December 2005, a Denver woman is scheduled to be arraigned in U.S. District Court. Her crime: refusing to show ID on a public bus. At stake is nothing less than the right of Americans to travel freely in their own country.

'The woman who is fighting the good fight is named Deborah Davis. She's a 50 year-old mother of four who lives and works in Denver, Colorado. Her kids are all grown-up: her middle son is a soldier fighting in Iraq.

'One morning in late September 2005, Deb was riding the public bus to work. She was minding her own business, reading a book and planning for work, when a security guard got on this public bus and demanded that every passenger show their ID. Deb, having done nothing wrong, declined. The guard called in federal cops, and she was arrested and charged with federal criminal misdemeanors after refusing to show ID on demand.

'She hasn't commuted by public bus since that day.'
Link to the whole story

Friday, November 25, 2005

Space pics find real Deathstar orbiting Saturn

NASA Planetary Photojournal:

Impact-battered Mimas steps in front of Saturn's rings, showing off its giant 130-kilometer (80-mile) wide crater Herschel.

The illuminated terrain seen here is on the moon's leading hemisphere. North on Mimas is up and rotated 20 degrees to the left. Mimas is 397 kilometers (247 miles) across.

The image was taken in visible green light with the Cassini narrow-angle camera on Oct. 13, 2005 at a distance of approximately 711,000 kilometers (442,000 miles) from Mimas and at a Sun-Mimas-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 112 degrees. The image scale is 4 kilometers (3 miles) per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit The Cassini imaging team homepage is at

Missed Turkey Day reunion brings old drunks toghether

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Hands on with the Nokia 9300i superphone at McDonalds

This thing doesn't even come out until at least Q1 of 2006! I got to play with the sexy 800 dollar phone/Symbian/Java/camera/computer while waiting on line at McDonalds on Wall Street during my lunch break today. I spotted a small Asian man typing away on it while waiting for his McNuggets! I confronted him (you cant expect to out-gadget me in public without a backlash of some sort) and he was nice enough to let me play with it and snap a pic. Now I'll have a boner for the rest of the day until I get home and drown envious sorrows in gadget porn. LOL, no.. But really, its the coolest Symbian OS phone I've ever seen.

UPDATE: Nokia's Press Release

NokiaUSA product page

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VIDEO: Locked Door Thwarts Bush's Exit Strategy

This video is hilarious. Our Commander in Chief is back with his wacky, embarrassing antics. This episode comes to us from across the world in China. Bush tries to bounce out of a press conference before anyone can ask him what the hell he has been blathering on about, but someone has locked him in! The snickering press records the whole thing while Bush then assumes a 'beam me up Scotty' pose. Unfortunately for him, there was too much sub-space interference in the atmosphere- the transporters were inoperative.

VIDEO (from BBC news, windows media stream)

If you missed yesterday's episode, Bush met with his intellectual superior and mentor, the Asian Humanoid Robot with Realistic Albert Einstein Head. In an instant, the universe collapsed in on itself and backup universes kicked in. That's the third time this week, somebody call God.

You'll never leave the house again.

I can't interprete the Chinese Japanese Korean description of this. But I have an idea of what it's intended for. Do you?

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

X marks the plot: CNN "accidentally" voices Americans' true opinion of the Vice President

This morning. CNN aired Vice President Dick Cheney's speech and suddenly flashed a big fat black X over his face for several seconds. With no other explanation other than your standard "Technical Difficulties' nonsense, I will offer my explanation of the event: The simultaneous mental hatred of millions of viewers caused a space-time rift in which a utopian reality where Cheney is abhorred by all emerged.

Story developing at DRUDGE

Chinese Spray-on Condoms for some, Miniature American Flags for Others

Those crazy Chinese are at it again. The liquid-foam spray on condom ejaculated all over the Chinese consumer market yesterday, ushering in a new era of slutty behavior worldwide. The scented love foam is applied to the female rather than the male, but in the case of all the raging homosexuals out there (cough cough) I guess that little 'applicator' you see there would slip easily into Julian, Lance, Bruce's man-gina as well. Along with many vivid mental images of its use and application, the condom comes with a double-penetrating feature list. In addition to forming a physical membrane barrier (preventing STDs), it also contains antibacterial agents designed to keep the vag-o-canal clean and free of 'staphylococcus aureus, Candida, and coliform bacillus'. It's intended for daily use even if you're not getting railed! So buy it up you greedy American whores.

Link goes to theRegister
We saw this news yesterday but my man Lacklustah requested more coverage of the topical topic

Monday, November 21, 2005

NYC's techno-youth engage the media networks in 3D

Can a generation so enslaved by the corporations defeat a 50 year old
'3D Television' marketing ploy staged by media goliaths NBC and Sprint?
-We didn't think so.

(Real Story) They were giving out these 3D glasses outside of work promoting this show 'Medium' on NBC. I'd never seen it, and now after watching it- I'll never see it again.. Even with the crappy 3D.

NBC and Sprint team up for 3D episode marketing blitz with 'Medium'

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Madonna trashes Texas in "I Love New York"

Madonna rips on Texas in her new album's song entitled 'I Love New York'!! Check out these lyrics:
if you don't like my attitude, then you can F off.
just go to Texas, isn't that where they golf

new york is not for little pussies who scream
if you cant stand the heat, then get off my street

The Texas Golfer's Magazine and countless other white trash organizations will soon be launching a pointless rebuttal. I think Madge should embrace the controversy and finally release her line of Golf Girl stiletto heels. (artist's my rendition seen right)

Leaked spy pics of weekend brooklyn debauchery

Sometimes we all need to just lay down and rest a while. While most of us refrain from this activity until we've reached our bedrooms, others throw tradition to the wind and use the nearest sidewalk for their cat naps. Man I love these girls!

George Dubya's night job...

My buddy Dave sent this to me this morning.

"Have you guys seen this wonderful picture??? It was in the Village Voice last year and I just found it again..."

From my office here in Manhattan I can see the Statue of Liberty from my window. As I saw this image on my screen, I looked out the window at Lady Liberty and felt a wave of anger, disappointment, and maybe a hint of fear overtake me.


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Texas hot girl update: Kelly, Kim & Annalisa edition

ahh I miss these bitches so much!

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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Two hearts, two hearts that beat as one. MobiBLU love!

Aren't they cute!?
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Exclusive Chelsea Sunday Brunch at 'Cafeteria'

It's a lot more like a fashion runway than a hungover sunday breakfast.
It's brunch in Chelsea. It's 'Cafeteria'. They have their own canned
energy drink '24/7' and a lot of canned gay stereotypes.
Check out the AudioBlog mp3 clips from the restaurant:

this is an audio post - click to play

this is an audio post - click to play

Porsche Cayenne stretch limo spotted outside Duvet nightclub

Ummm yeah. We totally arrived in this pimp Porsche limo tonight....
Pretty standard really....

(In your dreams Mac, you rode the F%$kin' subway to get here bitch)
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Saturday, November 19, 2005

VIP @ Village Underground and 'The Fat Black Pussycat'

Elite line bypass thanks to Kevin's friends, this place is totally
packed. Totally, totally, packed... I'm off to Slate.
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Please keep your receipt to use the restrooms. WTF!

What the fuck... Only in ChinaTown. I'm suprised it's even in English.
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Friday, November 18, 2005

Hover chair glides around office on thin air

This 200lb modern day office throne floats millimeters above the ground with the stroke of a finger. Check the link below for some video action

Watch it in action and druel

Grassroots NYC political expression spotted on the BQE

These two pics were snapped recently by a fellow New Yorker while driving down the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. They exemplify the educated New Yorker's more progressive views on the current leadership in America. Meanwhile, somewhere in the Midwest, a redneck is polishing his guns and grumbling Fox News slogans while ogling his autographed Christmas photo of the Furor Bush and Laura.


ALSO! Check out this wonderful Worst President Ever swag available at CafePress

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Me too.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Social Music Selection via & Pandora

This is definitely the coolest site I've come across all day week month. You tell Pandora a song or artist you like. It digs through its Music Genome Project data and automatically selects other songs/artists you are apt to like and creates a net radio station based on its findings. The music starts playing immediately and you get new, hot beats in your face. No commercials, no Clear Channel style repetition and creative stagnation. Totally Cool.
Don't know what band to try out first? Try "The Knife" in the Pandora's initial search box. If you don't know, they are an amazing Swedish brother/sister duo belting out raunched 80s sounding electro basslines with a Bjork'esque female vocal. Sexy and seductive every time.

Check out NOW! (note: I had better luck using Internet Exploder than with Firefox on this one, but I've heard it works on both)

Robot Bartender leaves Koreans shaken, not stirred

This is for real. The T-Rot (for Thinking Robot) is a fully automated robot bartender who is working at a new pub in Busan, Korea. He/She/It can engage in casual conversation with patrons and serve up drinks. Three dimensional sensors in the bot's 'skin' allow it to "feel" the weight, dimensions, and pressure of objects it touches and picks up accurately. It hasn't yet been connected to SkyNet, but we're pretty sure Schwarzenegger is toiling away in his sunny Cali Governor's office to figure out how, since he's really gotten tired of politics and wants to go back to kicking robotic butt.

More info via Chosun