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  A drop in the nuclear bucket…  
 
 
Posted 2002-11-08 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Awww, come on, it's only a little nuclear bomb. Plus we're using it on terrorists. Radioactive particles are drawn to terrorists, and we have no worries about the stuff spreading.

Because nothing bad happened with stuff flying around the air last time.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Aquatic Anarchy  
 
 
Posted 2002-11-08 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Foreign fishies are stowing away in the bilgewater of overseas vessels, only to leap off into the Great Lakes and become irritating nuisances, according to a U.S. Geological Survey and University of Notre Dame study. [story]

Go ahead, gorge yourself on shrimp! Enjoy not only the tangy tase of mercury, but warm thoughts of destroying underwater ecosystems for your gastronomic pleasure.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Giant Jellyfish Invade Japan!  
 
 
Posted 2002-10-31 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Call Godzilla! Only a towering, bipedal lizard can destroy the 100-kg jellyfish, which have threatened the Japanese coastline. [story] You can simulate the battle at home: dress up as Godzilla by wrapping your body in green garbage bags. Make sure you cover your head and mouth. Fill about 40 Ziploc bags full of pudding, and smash your way to monster victory!
 
     
 
   
 
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  No Mo Kyoto?  
 
 
Posted 2002-10-24 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Ontario Premier Ernie Eves yesterday expressed support for the Alberta stand against the Kyoto protocol. The standard line I keep hearing here is "Canada will lose hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue" or some such garbage. Ontario and Alberta: we have more to lose than jobs here. Anyone with children should be taking a serious interest in clean air and a healthy environment. Yes, there will be hardship while we cut back on emissions and make our homes more energy efficient. But it will be much harder for our kids, and their kids, if we don't comply with the Kyoto agreement.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Open-air chemical tests in US, Canada, UK  
 
 
Posted 2002-10-10 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
According to US Defense Department documents the Associated Press snagged this week, chemical and biological weapons such as sarin gas were tested on American, Canadian, and British soil. You may remember sarin gas as the catalyst in a 1995 attack on a Tokyo subway station that sent about 600 people to hospital, reportedly killing five.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Food waste = electricity  
 
 
Posted 2002-10-10 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Microbial fuel cells use E. coli bacteria to break down carbs, releasing hydrogen atoms. Chemicals in the fuel cells strip electrons from the hydrogen atoms, and lo, there was light. [story]
Normally I try to stay away from stories posted on Slashdot, but this is just too cool. Waste recycling/reuse is not just a novelty, it's a necessity.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Only SPF 15?  
 
 
Posted 2002-10-03 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
A huge sunscreen order by the US Defense Logistics Agency may herald the intention to storm Iraq. Due to bugetary concerns, however, the SPF rating is only 15. Sheesh, I use at least SPF 30, and I live in CANADA.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Bites:  GLUMDAY  
 
 
Posted 2002-07-08 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 

A World Wildlife Fund study tells us humanity is biting off more than it can chew, adding that, at the current rate of consumption, we'll need two additional Earth-sized planets to ruin by 2050. [source>observer.co.uk]


eBay and PayPal sitting in a tree...

seems like a logical union, let's hope PayPal continues to be run like the impartial body it should be and not some creepy tool designed to get you using eBay.


ATIPalm = Crazy graphics on your handheld. "...future Palm OS handhelds can include ATI's Imageon graphic accelerator chip, which delivers high-performance advanced 2D graphics and hardware MPEG-4 decoding." [source>palminfocenter.com]


Grrr... one of my favourite "freaky news" sites has gone subscription-based. At $26 US/year I'm not sure a subscription is worth my while. There aren't as many articles as a magazine, despite the juicy eyewitness content.

 
     
 
   
 
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Dinozoiks wrote:
Wow! Thanks for that Tony. Just posted a bunch of other tips here... http://www.dino.co.uk/labs/2008/45-tips-when-designing-online-content-for-kids/ Hope it helps someone... Dino...
in Dino Burbidge's '10 Things To Remember When Designing For Kids Online'


yes, many of the free little games are crappy. but as an artist who has recently published free content on the itunes app store,…
in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


I vote for popup radial menus. Highlight a bit of text, the push and hold, Sims-style radial menu pops up with Copy, Paste, etc....
in More iPhone Gestures, Please


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in Dipping Into Toronto's Flash Pool


Yeah, there's a lot of weird common sense things I've noticed they've just omitted from the design. No idea why though....
in More iPhone Gestures, Please


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in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


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in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


...you get what you pay for, you know? I actually bought Trism based on early buzz, and it's truly a novel mechanic. I've been…
in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


The only one I've heard good things about is Super Monkey Ball. Have you given that a whirl yet?...
in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


Advance warning: this frivolent comment is NOT RELATED or even worth your time ... But whenever i hear "Collada", i think of that SCTV…
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