top Former Sega Employee Reveals Sega Pluto Prototype Console
Here's a link to the forum where the guy first posted about the console :
about a year and a half ago
top Giant Squid Filmed In Natural Habitat For the First Time
From the article
Modern-day scientists on their own Moby Dick-style search used a submersible to get them into the dark and cold depths of the northern Pacific Ocean, where at around 630 meters they managed to film a three-meter specimen.
Though it also says that the squid was missing it's two longest arms and would have been eight meters long if it was whole...
top Google Bars Site That Converts YouTube Songs Into MP3s
Especially if it's something not many people care about. This is why people like Jason Scott (from textfiles.org) are my heroes.
Err, I think you mean textfiles.com. Unless you meant to point at the domain squatter instead...
top WW2 Vet Sent 300,000 Pirated DVDs To Troops In Iraq, Afghanistan
I thought for sure the 'reel-to-reel' in the summary was a joke, but here's a quote from TFA
And while Mr. Strachmans movies were given to soldiers as a form of charity, studios do send military bases reel-to-reel films, which are much harder to copy, and projectors for the troops overseas.
top Competing Contests To Create Pro- and Anti-Piracy PSAs
Thanks for the info on replacement disks from Disney. That's a great policy for the company. That almost makes up for the fact that they are 'responsible' for extending copyright another 20 years in the US.
top Windows 8 To Natively Support ISO and VHD Mounting
One of the first programs I always load up on Windows systems is a free utility from SlySoft that mounts ISO files as a virtual drive -
top Ugandan Seeks To Build Backyard Space Shuttle
I asked Chris how far away he thinks he is from his dream of sending a manned shuttle into orbit.
"Let me tell you", he replied, "building a space shuttle is a big job." He thinks he'll have it done in four to six years.
Maybe they'll beat NASA back to space?
top World's First Cybernetic Athlete To Compete
The 'Science of Sport' blog wrote about this in 2009 :
Back then, two scientists hired to look at the case found that the artificial limbs would take 10 or more seconds off his 400 meter time.
top Vintage Soviet Space Capsule Sold For Record $2.9M
The Vostok 3KA-2 space capsule launched into space 20 days before Gagarin's historic first human spaceflight aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft. The unmanned Vostok 3KA-2 capsule carried a life-size mannequin nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich and a dog called Zvezdochka ("Little Star" in Russian).
top Solar Power On the White House
I used to dry all my clothes outside on a line. Then I measured how much electricity my electric dryer is using and found it cost around $0.20 to dry my clothes.
Now we only use the clothesline for drying sheets. It's not worth my time to hang up an entire load of clothes on the line for $0.20. Raise the cost of electricity and I'll change my mind, until then I'm using the dryer.
top What Does Google Suggest Suggest About Humanity?
In a few months, if I use
Google Dashboard to look back at today's history, I'm going to wonder why the heck I was searching for "What are these strawberries doing on my nipples I need them for the fruit salad"
top Public Invited to Try Their Luck Against Old Cipher Tech
More details on the challenge (and Colussus) can be found here :
At the same time as the international team receives the enciphered messages, radio amateurs around the world will be able to receive the same radio broadcasts and try their hand at decrypting it. It will be fascinating to see who completes the job first!