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Slashdot launches Firehose

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Slashdot has launched Firehose, a collaborative system designed to allow users to assist Slashdot editors in the story selection process.

From Slashdot:

The hose contains submissions, RSS Feeds, journals and Slashdot stories, each color-coded along the color spectrum to indicate popularity. Red is hot, violet is not.

Slashdot Firehose
Slashdot Firehose

This seems pretty similar to the way Digg lets you digg or bury a story, except with Firehose you get a nice interface to select which stories you want to see by using the Firehose’s color filter.

Pete Cashmore writes:

Most likely, this will be seen simply as a Digg/Reddit clone. What Slashdot needs to understand is that the power of social news sites comes directly from how much traffic they drive: if a site drives traffic, bloggers will inevitably add favicons so readers remember to bookmark articles.

I don’t frequent Slashdot anymore, but when I used to a few years ago, the stories on Slashdot were on a much higher tech/geek level than Digg’s tech section ever was. Sure, Digg has a Technology and Science section, but a lot of these stories seem to have more entertainment value than anything else.

To illustrate, when I just opened the science section on Digg I get the following three stories:

  1. Cool lenses (no idea what that’s about from the story title, turns out to be about colored contacts)
  2. Marijuana Does Not Cause Psychosis, Lung Damage, or Skin Cancer
  3. 5 Summer Sex Positions That Could Get You Hospitalized. Or Arrested

Slashdot‘s science section features:

  1. Monkeys and Humans Learn the Same Way
  2. New Theory Explains Periodic Mass Extinctions
  3. Building Artificial Bone

Not quite to same to me…

Nerd Watch Museum

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The Nerd Watch Museum has hundreds of nerdy watch models.

Since your hosts are of the LCD generation, rather than LED, liquid crystal display models have been the focus of our collecting. Many LCD timepieces played an important role in the evolution of digital wristwear, and we are striving to present as many as possible in our virtual museum.

Nerd Watch Museum

I’ve been watch-less for about 7 years now. My last watch was a Fossil pocket watch my wife (to be at the time) got me for my birthday, but I have to admit I owned (and wore) a bunch of these geeky nerd watches in my teens as well.

I can’t remember the exact models but they resemble the Casio AE-11, Casio CA-951 and a slim girly-type watch which I couldn’t find in the Nerd Watch Museum.

Link via Make:Blog

PC EZ-Bake – a personal mini-oven for your computer

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Think of something that doesn’t have anything to do with computers, and you’ll probably find there’s some gadget for it anyway.

Take this PC EZ-Bake oven. It’s a mini-oven that fits in a 5 1/4 inch drive bay, so now you can bake cakes without leaving your computer.

PC EZ-Bake oven
PC EZ-Bake oven – your computer will be baking like an oven, no really

From ThinkGeek:

Now the computer savvy among us can relive the fun of having your very own personal mini-oven with the PC Ez-Bake oven! It fits in a 5 1/4″ drive bay and plugs right into your power supply with the included Molex connector. Also included is “PC Ez-Cook”, the open-source oven controller software with hundreds of easy and creative recipes for your PC Ez-Bake oven, and even a fuzzy-logic cooking control system to precisely measure the doneness of your cake, cookie, or cheese souffle. The PC Ez-Bake oven can even be used to cook your Pop Tarts, Bagel Bites, or any tiny or flat food.

Can you see the technician’s face when this guy brings in his computer with cheese souffle all over his components? “I just made some caffeinated meatloaf and thought I’d try the cheese souffle, but it didn’t come out right…”

Link via Boing Boing

Super Mario Subwoofer

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kaizokurisu has some cool images of a Super Mario Subwoofer on his Flickr page.

Super Mario Subwoofer
Super Mario Subwoofer

kaizokurisu writes:

My friend offered to build me a subwoofer from scratch, so I came up with this design. This is of course the question mark block and brick block seen in the original Super Mario Bros.! He built it to the correct dimensions and then I painted it. I am satisfied with how it turned out!

Check his Flickr page for more images.

Link via Make:Blog

Where does your mail go?

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Tim Knowles hooked up a digital camera inside a box and sent it through the mail.

Tim Knowles Spy Box
Tim Knowles Spy Box

A digital camera inside a parcel looks out through a small hole and captures images of its journey through the postal system. The Spy Box was sent from my studio to the gallery taking an image every 10 seconds recording a total of 6994 images these were then edited together to create an animated slideshow.

Sweet stuff!

Link via Boing Boing

AT-AT Imperial Walker stroller mod

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A father pushing his baby in a stroller was spotted and photographed on May 26th by multiple attendees of the Star Wars Celebration IV convention held in Los Angeles.

AT-AT Imperial Walker stroller mod
AT-AT Imperial Walker stroller mod, image by Joe

Link via Boing Boing

Till Wireless Do Us Part

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Wedding rings usually are quite simple and plain looking. But not if you get them from Jana Brevick. Check out this cool set of rings.

Set of rings with ethernet connectors by Jana Brevick
Set of rings with ethernet connectors by Jana Brevick

Check this set of images for more cool rings.

Link via Boing Boing.

Hack your toaster: Retro art toast

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Instructables has instructions on how to mod your toaster so you can have retro art toast for breakfast.

Yes, I’ve been caught by the art toaster rage and have made my own. Just some Aluminum foil or stainless steel and a regular toaster can do the trick.

Toaster mod: Retro art toast
The mod on the left, the result on the right

Some more toast art here.

Link via MakeZine.