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Kol Tregaskes
Eco-Friendly Van Meets All-in-One Mobile Home | dornob #shareit -
Eco-Friendly Van Meets All-in-One Mobile Home | dornob #shareit
Eco-Friendly Van Meets All-in-One Mobile Home | dornob #shareit
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"The Volkswagen Microbus is a classic - even to those of us born after its time. Arguably unlike the newly remade Beetle, this remake of a VW classic is remarkably true to the original on the outside - but on the inside it is a bio-diesel hybrid stuffed full of high tech gadgetry and eco-friendly innovations." - Kol Tregaskes from Bookmarklet
*swoon* - Nicķ
sounds awesome. live the hippie dream, only it probably costs about $50,000 or something. - Thomas Hawk
It's kinda cute. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Not a fan. Then again, didn't like the original ;) - Mo Kargas
wow, you can buy an awful lot of pot with $129,000. - Thomas Hawk
Want. - Ken Sheppardson
Want!! - Sarah Perez
Very intriguing. How much steel is in that thing? Chris, that would be my next question after fuel consumption: how safe is this thing? And I agree, when we can go back to making transportation that costs less than a small home, we may have achieved something amazing. ;) - Melanie Reed
However, I have heard (and I'm not remembering where at the moment) that there has been a movement growing of people seeking alternative housing and substituting things like this as the new "mobile" home. - Melanie Reed
AWESOME! - Ronald S
@drewdomkus ... you need this for your move! - Ronald S
So wanting one! Cute ^__^ - Neya
Hehe, it's dinky, isn't it? :-) - Kol Tregaskes
It looks like it could almost fly in the first pic. ;-) Well, maybe not. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Looks a bit different than the 76 Kombi @imbutafool and I owned several years ago - ThePicMan
Oh, shit, it's so beautifull! - Igor Kuzmin
Everyone is loving this! We should have an FF one and use it to travel to all the FFers around the World (like Pea seems to be doing ;-)). Hehe. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Look it is my retirement home. - John Flynn
Oh no, don't say that, John. That puts me right off it. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
I want one! - TranceMist
I've owned 5 VWs, two of which were split window vans. I'd love to have another, this is awesome! - Rick Bucich from twhirl
I have had more VWs than other cars...starting with a 71 Superbeetle, and a Split Window Microbus. I would LOVE to have something like this. - Kreg Steppe
Good for grandparents to visit grandchildren and children through the European continent (or another one as well)...nomadism-revival! - Isabelle Ayel
wow i posted this a while back and now can't seem to find it for some reason. friendfeed's search function really sucks! - Cee Bee
Want. Cannot afford. - Jules
Cee, really? I find FF search is pretty good. - Kol Tregaskes
I love this Mobile...owned a few Vdubs, lived in a VW camper, but this is off the hook..I would become a true nomad with this... - bcultral
It's just so cute, LOL! - Kol Tregaskes
love it - chance
Perfect for the recession :-) - Richard A.
I'd like to have something like this, something small. What do you really need? A bed, perhaps a TV and room for your computer. Then you can live anywhere you like, in theory. - Kol Tregaskes
so cute ;) - sakura
Richard, agree. No council tax bill, no utility bills, just petrol I guess? - Kol Tregaskes
I Love this - Nima
Who is this Canadian designer Alexandre Verdier? Seems like he is on Facebook, Linked In but I can't seem to find anything else about him. - Brian Sullivan
We had a wesvalia built Micro when I was a kid. I loved that thing. It was a little flimsily built; but boy it was perfect for my family of campers and road-tripping warriors. Too bad this one is so pricey - Bill Rawlinson
Bumping some old good posts. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Shadow Complex Breaks XBLA Download Record -
The Future of the Facebook iPhone App, According to the Man Who Made It -
The Future of the Facebook iPhone App, According to the Man Who Made It
The Future of the Facebook iPhone App, According to the Man Who Made It
"The app was built by Joe Hewitt, whose previous work includes the co-creation of Firefox with Blake Ross. With 12 million downloads, Facebook's app was the 2nd most popular free app on the iPhone platform in 2008 behind Pandora." - Corvida from Bookmarklet
Michael Fidler
Are you paying attention? Last chance to get legal, free Windows 7 (via @CNETNews)
Just in case you missed this;stop procrastinating and start downloading! - Michael Fidler
Leo Laporte
Woman illegally downloads 24 songs, fined to tune of $1.9 million - -
(CNN) -- A federal jury Thursday found a 32-year-old Minnesota woman guilty of illegally downloading music from the Internet and fined her $80,000 each -- a total of $1.9 million -- for 24 songs. Illegal downloads of musical files will cost a Minnesota woman $1.9 million, a jury has decided. Jammie Thomas-Rasset's case was the first such copyright infringement case to go to trial in the United States, her attorney said. Attorney Joe Sibley said that his client was shocked at fine, noting that the price tag on the songs she downloaded was 99 cents. She plans to appeal, he said. Cara Duckworth, a spokeswoman for the Recording Industry Association of America, said the RIIA was "pleased that the jury agreed with the evidence and found the defendant liable." "We appreciate the jury's service and that they take this as seriously as we do," she said. Thomas-Rasset downloaded work by artists such as No Doubt, Linkin Park, Gloria Estefan and Sheryl Crow. Don't Miss Steven Van Zandt on - Leo Laporte
Dumbfounded this is still happening. - Eric - Let Me Know
I cannot believe I live in the state that has idiots large enough to think that this woman has a chance to be able to pay what they are asking.... - Chris Ames
oh come on, let the poor woman off the hook, sure its illegal, but dont charge her with $1.9M, give her a slap on the wrist and tell her not to do it again. and this is for 24 songs? heck, why dont they go after the people who are downloading full length HD movies and who have thousands of songs downloaded, those are the people who should be fined or jailed, not a woman who downloaded only 24 songs. - Bryce Campbell
Really?!?! - David Cook
It's publicity and the labels think it's a lesson for others. In a sense it's advertising, $1.9mil is sacrificed (I agree, Chris, she can't pay this) for negative publicity. The labels don't give a damn that in their quest to make an example of this poor woman they are financially ruining a human being unnecessarily and unreasonably. This is when justice becomes a bully. - Jack&Cleo
Sadly the jury is the one that thought that $80k a song was a valid price to pay. - Chris Ames
$80k/song! Pure lunacy. How could the judge even say her fine with a straight face? - Shane
...and this will further alienate music consumers. RIAA continues to remain out of touch. - jbrotherlove
Is this women rich? So, they decided to fine her 80,808 times for one song and for all 24 a total of 1,939,393.94 times the worth of the songs. Wow, it's bigger business in making money from taking people to court. - Academic PCs
It must be the depression that we are in - Academic PCs
I'd love to see the artists of the songs she downloaded to pull together the fine for her as say 'screw you' to the label companies. Of course, that will never happen, but would be fun to read. - Jess
When it comes to stories like this, the "Like" feature of FF doesn't come across the right way. - George S.
Yea add to it that at the 99cents itunes business model it would mean to lose that much that those songs would have to have been downloaded from her PC almost 2 million times. - Chris Ames
As the original 2007 verdict was judged to be "wholly disproportionate" and "oppressive" this verdict is most likely to be judge "insane". - visibleprocrastinations
That's just plain nuts! - Kevin J Hatton
did she download from various sites on the internet or just from one? - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Doh... there's no way! How did they come up with 1.9 million? - Torp
The US legalsystem never stops to amaze me, how much would the fine be for a plain robery? It just don't make any sense! - Björn Fritz from Nambu
Is it possible to do the payment the piratebayway? Via micropaymemts that end up costing more for the recepient in fees, now wouldn't that be fun ;) - Björn Fritz from Nambu
It's hardly imagined in P.R.China! - BrianQin
There is something not quite right about the reporting of this case. On the one hand she is accused " of illegally sharing 24 songs from artists including Sheryl Crow and Green Day.". On the other she is accused "of uploading 1,700 songs to the Kazaa file-sharing site before it became a legal service." Would the honourable gentlemen of the press please find out which of these heinous crimes the obscene fine is attributed to and report back. Thank you. - Gilbert Harding
And what would the RIAA do if everyone with an Internet connection started "pirating" music? Are they going to file a class-action lawsuit against the consumers? RIAA vs. the People. That's rich. Just another bunch of hoodlums in suits, that's all. I say micropayment them into bankruptcy. - John Fox
Bet she wishes she had that original 220K judgement back... - Eric
[sarcasm] That'll teach people to not appeal or retry their cases![/sarcasm] - Barry Biddlecomb from twhirl
@Barry Biddlecomb Yes how dare she not tie up our court system fighting frivolous lawsuits brought on by filthy rich corporate sleaze that just can't ever get rich enough, ruled upon by high priced back pocket judges. - Nathan Mylott
I hear ya Barry. Its all about strategy with these guys (lawyers) and one has to see the truth in your sarcasm and that this became about 'the lesson'... - Eric
The RIAA are still suing people? Haven't they learned after years that it's bad for them? - Jeffrey Allan Boman
that is so ridiculous I can't even comment on this ... dang! - Susan Beebe
I read this story and was floored that a jury was dumb enough to award this. I guess suing and winning more than $1 million decision from divorced women with 4 kids is what the RIAA wants to be known for. I guess that's good PR for them? If I were the RIAA I'd want to keep stuff like this off the radar. This is only further advances the idea that the recording industry is in its death... more... - Lon Cohen
Why do I get the feeling that RIAA is kicking in agony? - andrei_c
Is the award of $80,000 per song constitutional? - Gil Francisco III
it´s crazy - marcos
It is totally crazy that they would fine her $80K per song - i can understand a fine but not destroying someone's life - it's like they are trying to punish one woman for millions of people's crime - it's not right. - Robert Freeze
Roberto Arancibia
Aquí la entrevista a Fabiola Ferro, la nueva Pdta del IAB Argentina:
Alan Cheslow
Gizmodo - New CrunchPad Prototype Photos and Video - Techcrunch crunchpad -
Gizmodo - New CrunchPad Prototype Photos and Video - Techcrunch crunchpad
"TechCrunch is currently working with partners to bring the $300 web tablet to the market." - Alan Cheslow from Bookmarklet
Paul Beelen
Facebook Group vs Facebook Fan Page: What’s Better? -
Kol Tregaskes
Google Reader on your Google Desktop - Official Google Reader Blog -
Google Reader on your Google Desktop - Official Google Reader Blog
Google Reader on your Google Desktop - Official Google Reader Blog
"Wherever there are gadgets, RSS feed readers are never lacking, and Google Desktop gadgets are no exception. Until now, there hasn't been a good way to combine all your feeds into a single gadget. With the new Google Reader gadget, you can now track your feeds and Google Reader subscriptions directly from your desktop. The Google Reader gadget is designed to be familiar for existing Reader users, yet compact like our other Desktop gadgets" - Kol Tregaskes from Bookmarklet
I think I'll stick with GReader in a Chrome window. - Kol Tregaskes
Why are they still developing this product? They keep saying that the future is "in the browser": can they recycle those gadgets for Android, Chrome or NaCl? Do they just keep building an army of loyal programmers? Did they forget Desktop in the mass killing of January? - Jérôme
I stopped using Google Desktop and the like years ago. - Kol Tregaskes
Installed it but it doesn't seem to work on mac 10.4.11 - George Iordanou
What is this antiquated item you call "desktop"? - Louis Gray
tried it but it locks up google desktop. Why the heck do you have to install google desktop for this to work. Have they never heard of adobe air or google gears. - Zach Scott
Google Reader - check out all the fine keyboard shortcuts ! :] ... starting with "?" ... its the future .... im sure you are familiar with v - that practically is webpage feed - one key browsing .. very cool .... so, ff, how long does it take to be on the top of it. - pb:
You and your shortcuts, Petr, hehe. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
i just think they are important :I ..and good, if properly done :] .. they make life more productive. and that's what we want ... - pb:
Google Desktop? Do not want!!! - LANjackal
Michael Fidler
Twitter's Revenue Plan: Tools, Not Ads
Alexander van Elsas
Be quick if you want to download the free album of Coldplay. Only 24hr s available! :
great! Thanks - I'm all about legit free music. - Bill Rawlinson
Amazing gift from Coldplay isn't it. Excellent! - Alexander van Elsas
Safari can’t open the page “” because Safari can’t find the server “”. (Awesome) - Louis Gray
Safari can’t open the page “” because Safari can’t find the server “”. (What is happening here?) - Louis Gray
Safari can’t open the page “ because Safari can’t find the server “”. (Internet hates me) - Louis Gray
Doing this now! - Iain Baker
@Louis, I think their servers are melting down :-) - Alexander van Elsas
@Louis, link still works for me. Try, and then the link in the top-right corner - Alexander van Elsas
Nope - total fail. :) So... once you get to, what is the link to the actual file? I can't get to that page. - Louis Gray
Great example of free music marketing - I would not have bought/listened to this as I'm not a fan now at least I'll be listening - Bonar Bulger
Submit my email, click the download link, fail, then refresh the fail page, great downloading, 150~240KB/s (thanks to the, success, listening now (with airplay)! - Lizunlong
Downloading right now. Estimated time to complete: 1 hour - Andre P. Siregar
@Louis, try with Firefox? Link is behind a submit your e-mail button. I just tried it again (1 sec) ago) and got a link (prob changes all the time) : - Alexander van Elsas
The link works, Alexander. (In any browser) Nice. - Louis Gray doesn't work for me either. - Tamar Weinberg should work. Not sure why nobody linked to that. ;) Edit: oh wait, it links back to lrlrlrlrlrlrlrlrlr whatever. - Tamar Weinberg
2 friends finished downloading while I'm stuck at 40%... that's why BitTorent wins - Dobromir Hadzhiev
3 minutes remaining. - Louis Gray
Thanks Louis. The lrlrlrl URL isn't resolving properly, which isn't my issue (nor is it yours). Something is up with the DNS of the host. I bet that CNAME was just created and hasn't propagated fully. Or something. - Tamar Weinberg
Michael Fidler
When Einstein posted his famous equation E= MC², few paid attention to the theory he wrote below it.
aha. - Richard A.
i've just learned this equation at school(chemist lesson).its nice too see again (: specially at ff :) - tunahan
It must have been an interesting class. It's usually taught in physics, but it can be taught in chemistry as well:-) - Michael Fidler
and friendfeed>twitter - junrxu
hhahaha! totally awesome! - Susan Beebe
:) - Mitra_s
great!! - Roberto
smart dude - BEX
I <3 ff - Michael Fidler
that's awesome - Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
That's fun! - Robert Scoble
In the twitterverse C = 140 characters/tweet, only in the friendfeedverse can this limit be broken... - Antoine Bertier
Bret Taylor
The "Re-share" function has been replaced with a more powerful "Share" dialog.
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Also, based on feedback, all the per-entry links are visible by default (nothing appears on hover). - Bret Taylor
1UP Bret. Wasn't feeling the hover. - Derrick
By "per-entry links" do you mean shortened URLs? - Mitch
Mitch: I mean the "Hide - Reshare" links that are attached to each entry. - Bret Taylor
I just noticed that! - Anne Bouey
Nice! - Ken Sheppardson
Yay! I just noticed this before I see this entry. Makes me happy. - Anika
Uh, that's not going to be the standard bookmarklet from now? Please say no. - Anika
Very cool... and thanks for including the "Share" URLs, particularly the short URL. Is the little "x" in the upper right to dismiss the window missing intentionally? - Ken Sheppardson
Nice! I just would like ESC as a shortcut to leave it please (this is my reflex when trying to escape this kind of pop up) - stanjourdan
Stanislas, that pop up sucks balls on my netbook screen since I can only see up to 'Post' but clicking off of it helped. Odd there's no 'cancel' button. - Anika
now how about that bookmarklet - Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
Duuuuuuuuuuuuude... I can embed the chat on my site... WIN - Johnny
where is the "cancel" hiding in the share popup ? - Kishore Balakrishnan
Bret, looks like there's a bug or something: - directeur
can the admins add the friendfeed-beta to the "to" list ? - Kishore Balakrishnan
Thanks - great response to the feedback!! I'm very happy to see hide back. - Robin Barooah
A close button has been added - sorry for the oversight. - Bret Taylor
Why are those images showing up on every FF post? - Andrew Leahey
Andrew, this happened to me (added image) and I deleted the post and recreated it. - LPH™ and his dog P™
Happened to me as well. Very strange. - Andrew Leahey
you could've clicked on the gray area to close it too. - Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
I think the fact that it hasn't be noticed instantly shows how few people actually post text directly through FF. - Andrew Leahey
Andrew: this is a spurious error, and we are pushing a fix now. - Bret Taylor
Bret: What do you mean by spurious error? Was it a user error on my part? Not trying to bust you, just not sure what you mean. - Andrew Leahey
Meaning it was not happening with all posts - it was an issue with one of our backends and caching. Let me know if you see the problem again. - Bret Taylor
Gotcha, will do. Thanks for the quick fix. - Andrew Leahey
This is awesome, thanks! - Robert Scoble
yay! - Shey
Can FF get any better? ....just wait 1/2 a day ;-) - Mark Traphagen
cool; is the comment box gone? - Anthony Citrano
Wow! This is quite amazing. - Brandon Titus
Beta site only? - NaHi from f2p
:) A lot can happen in a day: - Micah
It's not working for me :( - Richard Lawler
Impressive ... what is next?? :) - Amani
cool new function! Just added a blog post with this dialogue - - Jeroen De Miranda
That is really great and useful. I liked Short URLs. - Alp
I'm getting some bad results with short urls not pointing to the long URL it's supposed to, ending up in non-beta friendfeed and some other weirdness. - Boris Gordon
Cool! Thanks =) - Anton
Embed - no way!!!! - Roberto Bonini
I suppose short URL <> will eventually point to the beta site, but how about it should do that RIGHT NOW? ;-)) - ianf ⌘
Bret, this is far better, thank you. I love that we can see the short URL (this could really to with being on the share box and the bookmarklet as well as the embed code. The quick links are very useful too. But it's still just a link to the post not actually opening the post up to new feeds (i.e. with sync'ed comments and likes). Would this be possible please? - Kol Tregaskes
What I'd like to see is the possibility to share the comments when you reshare it to another feed. - Brome
In fact you could combine this new share dialog box with edit post options and we could edit/add/remove the images, the link(s), the title and the feeds the post (the ability to remove from existing feeds and add to new feeds). - Kol Tregaskes
Brome, yep basically open the post to new feeds (or edit existing ones). - Kol Tregaskes
Really impressed and agree with Kol that this should be the standard dialog across all Shares - Joe Dawson
is embed realtime? If so it could replace the comment section on blogs easily. - Rahul Das
Rahul, I'm typing this comment in here: http://breakingnewsviafriendfe... to prove that yes the embed code is real-time. Now that is *excellent*!!! Shame it's in a window though. - Kol Tregaskes
this is awesome. Now someone needs to come up with some ready to paste code for blogs and we would have an awesome commenting platform. - Rahul Das
Much better distinction from "Reshare"(RT) which conceptually was more of a like. - Michiel Sikkes
Waldemar, agree we really need the ESC as exit. - Kol Tregaskes
Is it possible to unframe the embed code so it's a little tidier than this: For instances I have to set a height when I don't really want a limit. Either way, this is superb! And thanks to Wallace ( pointing this out to me! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Good point Kol. There is a problem when there are so many comments, tho. - Roberto Bonini
Roberto, yep but not sure this is possible. It would be nice though. :-) The new way to blog? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Maybe. But I was thinking of doing that watchlist of mine using the embeds. What do you think? - Roberto Bonini
And did you know this embed updates instantly???? - Roberto Bonini
Loving the new Share, thanks Bret. Would be cool if the Bookmarklet will have these options too. - Majento
Roberto, yep it's real-time. Yeah that watchlist would work, just create a private post on your site and add the embed code. A little fiddly though. - Kol Tregaskes
Bret, thanks. What about sharing via Gmail or email in general? - Damond Nollan
Now I want the 'edit' form upgraded with the same 'To:' field, so I can add crossposts after-the-fact. - Michael R. Bernstein
Everyone noticed the retweet icons down the bottom, didn't they? - Johnny
I have a bit of a problem, at my resolution of 1366x768, if there's a photo in the re-share I can't see the "quick links" section at the bottom, and there's no way of scrolling this screen. - Louis Simoneau
Great stuff but now I need this same functionality in the bookmarklet! - AJ Kohn
sweet! - .LAG liked that
Johnny, yep. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
ESC shortcut (+1 Waldemar) would be great! - Jeroen De Miranda
Wud be great & really easy if Mail Invitations link had option for importing & selecting email contacts...rather than typing/copy-paste. Any plans for this? - Roshan Ramachandran
perfect :) - Zafarali
I'm having the same problem Louis. Would be great if we could scroll the share window. - Sharon McPherson
cool - Adrian
I like it! Would be nice to update the bookmarklet too. And please keep the original comments added to a post. -
Edit the bookmarklet to add "beta" to the address :) - Roberto Bonini
how should we choose the groups to share the item in? - Mahsa
Masha, click the Share link, when the box pops up, click the X to remove "My Feed" if that is not where you want to put the item. Enter the first letter of the group you want to send the item to and you'll see all the groups that you belong to that begin with that letter. Find the group you want and click on it. - Sharon McPherson
You mean "FF should read our minds, one letter is one letter too many?" - ianf ⌘
The new share function is pretty awesome. - Andrew Trinh
Sharon, tnx. so we should memorize all groups' names! :-/ - Mahsa
I really like the new Share feature. I wish the "Like" feature had more control on how Likes get sent to Twitter. - Robert Scoble
I love this! Just discovered it today. - Brian Bufalo
this is frustrating. More specifically...the retweeting is frustrating. We need to be able to retweet without a (via at the end and the urls need to be shortened if we're resharing a link from friendfeed. This is driving me bonkers. - Zee.
Roberto, thanks for the tip! - Michael R. Bernstein
and a RT is nothing without mentioning the name of the person we shared from - Zee.
Zee: thanks for the feedback. To clarify, is the fact we prepopulate the textbox with (via ...) what is bothering you? You can delete that text. Or am I misunderstanding? Good point about making the username of the person who shared it more prominent. - Bret Taylor
I was just clicking on the Share feature, thought it was new.. And it is! +1 to email, that's what I was looking for, sharing the FF entry via email for non-FF users! Promote awareness! :) - Chris Chua
how do I get this new/improved version? - Benin Brown from fftogo
Benin: it is available at - Bret Taylor
great! .. more power to you .. :] - pb:
I don't get any email options @beta.ff – Safari 3.2.1 on OSX 10.5.6. While I'm at it however, please consider making this Share dialog a little more compact. I read FF at 24p font size (tired eyes), and this dialog doesn't fit on my 13.3" (800px vertical) laptop's screen. - ianf ⌘
This just makes friendfeed even more powerful. Love it. - Angus Neil
Leo Laporte
Amazon: "Kindle exceeded our most optimistic expectations"; beats Q1 estimates | Between the Lines | -
The company surpassed analysts’ expectations for the first quarter, giving much of the credit to the re-launch of its e-book reader, the Kindle. For the quarter, Amazon said it had net income of $177 million, or 41 cents per share, on sales of $4.89 billion, exceeding Wall Street’s estimates of 31 cents per share on revenue of $4.76 billion. In January, the company had forecast first quarter revenue to be between $4.53 and $4.93 billion, though analysts had been expecting the high end of the range. (Statement) - Leo Laporte
I still wonder why they haven't gone international yet. I know licensing can be challenging, but Apple managed it with the music companies - David Angier
Chris Messina
Relationship Symmetry in Social Networks: Why Facebook will go Fully Asymmetric - Bokardo -
Relationship Symmetry in Social Networks: Why Facebook will go Fully Asymmetric - Bokardo
Kol Tregaskes
Rolltop Desks Revisited: Modern, Affordable & Portable | dornob -
Rolltop Desks Revisited: Modern, Affordable & Portable | dornob -
Rolltop Desks Revisited: Modern, Affordable & Portable | dornob -
"Rolltop desks are no longer a thing of the past. Mebelux has brought them back with an impressive contemporary design makeover. Their highly portable variety of modern desks are multi-functional mobile work stations that double as writing tables and reception areas." - Kol Tregaskes from Bookmarklet
Neat! - Kol Tregaskes
Alan Cheslow
Skytone's Android-powered netbook to cost around $250 -
Kol Tregaskes
Sculptor Builds Working Batman Forever Batmobile in Garage - TechEBlog -
Sculptor Builds Working Batman Forever Batmobile in Garage - TechEBlog -
Sculptor Builds Working Batman Forever Batmobile in Garage - TechEBlog -
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"Upgrading your Batman collection with comic books is one thing, but building your very own Batman Forever Batmobile is another. This fine example was hand built by sculptor Bob Causey and is actually drivable, believe it or not. Plus, it features a full-interior, retractable hard top, and three LCD displays." - Kol Tregaskes from Bookmarklet
Some people have too much time. :) but this is wicked cool. - Roberto Bonini
I'll take two! - Martin Bryant
Back in the early 90's, a friend of mine (Greg Doherty) built a Batmobile out of a old car. Was pretty cool. He went on to become a toy designer. - Mike Reynolds
RT @CleverClogs: In my ideal world I envision a Firefox add-on that tells which browser tab is producing sounds through my speakers
YES. OMFG, YES. That would rule. - Leslie Poston
Kol Tregaskes
Rubik's Cube alarm clock is one puzzle you'll never solve | DVICE -
Rubik's Cube alarm clock is one puzzle you'll never solve | DVICE -
"I'm not much of a morning person, so firing up my brain cells to solve a puzzle is the last thing I want to do when the alarm goes off. Luckily, the Cube Clock (I guess they couldn't get rights to the Rubik's name), only looks like a mixed up Rubik's Cube waiting to be twisted into submission. In truth, the top layer rotates to change between the clock, alarm and temperature displays, but otherwise the sectors can't move." - more info here: - Kol Tregaskes from Bookmarklet
Leo Laporte
HOW TO: Track Swine Flu Online -
This resource guide will help you better track not only cases of Swine Flu, but other public health concerns as well. - Leo Laporte
Robert Scoble
Oh, I totally get why friendfeed doesn't do profiles now. Google is doing those. Google is also doing app platforms with Open Social. So, add friendfeed's feed + Google Profile + Google Open Social. What do you have? FACEBOOK KILLER!
There's a method to the madness. Googlers + Xooglers = Win. - Tinfoil 2.0
Well, HMMM. - Rochelle
Absolutely. That's encouraging. - Michelle McCormack
FriendFeed gets bought by Google this year? - Jesse Stay
Fewer profiles to maintain = Win - Julie Bovee Hill
I've hear that line of thought before usually with the resulting equation being "Windows Killer" or "Google Killer" or "Cisco Killer". - Arawak
I suspect some kind of deal between Google and FriendFeed has already been done. I have a private account on FF. When I entered my FF URL on Google Profile, a full list of all my services feeding into my PRIVATE FF account showed up on Google Profile for me to add. Not sure I like that FF shared this info with Google, if that's what happened. - Dominic Jones
I haven't seen anything from the FriendFeed folks that makes me think they'd want to be acquired by Google. I'd sorta like to see things go the other way, with the other components of a "facebook killer" offered by other smaller firms/teams and standards for interoperability and communication between the parts. - Ken Sheppardson
Crazy! it seems to be getting to critical mass for the big players.. isn't this also something Microsoft are trying to do? i.e. their new stuff with profiles/links to other social sites.. but yes, I wonder if facebook has finished it's honeymoon? more open and flexible aspects with the stuff you mentioned.. i.e. google app platform etc.. but seems more open? good stuff though!! back into friendfeed... lost it for a while, but can see why it's so cool! - David Sheardown
That's weird I just said that same thing a few hours ago here - Chip Ramsey
Friendfeed bought by Google = I cancel my FF account faster than you can say "don't be evil." - Shawn K. Quinn
@Carl For me it was kinda creepy. I'd like to know how Google knows what services I have coming into FF if my account is private and I haven't let Google follow me. - Dominic Jones
Dominic, I was spooked when I first saw that too, but if your services are public and you use a consistent username, many of those may be coming simply from Googles search index. - Tinfoil 2.0
FriendFeed doesn't have to get bought by Google. Both companies share the open web philosophy... interoperable technologies, portable data, etc. - Tinfoil 2.0
@logical extremes Nah, it was the exact list of services I have coming into FF. Including custom feeds with inconsistent account names. Either Google keeps a record of each FF user (I switched from public FF to a private FF account about three weeks ago) or FF shares this info with Google. - Dominic Jones
I would be shocked if FF shared private account details with the GOOG. Previously having your feed public could easily explain it. - Tinfoil 2.0
You don't think it's interesting that Google is storing a handy little file on each FF user and all the services they have coming into their accounts? I find that intriguing. - Dominic Jones
Dominic, just saw this... Matt Cutts says Google usses OpenSocial API to find services for the profile suggestion... - Tinfoil 2.0
Ah, so it makes no difference if you have private account on FF, it's not private http://socialgraph-resources.g... - Dominic Jones
YAY a Facebook killer !! Please say it is soooo!! YES!!!!! - Susan Beebe
Dominic, this is Google's Social Graph API, not a special deal with FF. As long as they have a cached version of your profile page, they will be able to find the services you were using. - Pat Hawks
@ Pat thanks. Learn something new every day. - Dominic Jones
For this to totally work; picasa (or one of the others) is going to have to become popular with the Google profiles, as well as getting tied into status updates from clients like - Keith Barrett
I have to admit, I got pretty gosh darn excited when I saw the vanity URL option last week for the Google Profile -- that's a really big step into the social space -- Google's stepping into the pool folks!! woo hoo!! - Susan Beebe
This ain't nothing until it's done. Then it is still nothing until we start using it in large numbers :) - DC Crowley
Dominic, you were indexed while that page was public; it hasn't been crawled since. The Social Graph API uses the same crawler as Google Search. - Kevin Marks
I'm afraid I dont want to hand out all that market to google - fear it would kill experimentation and innovation in the field. - Iphigenie
Interesting theory Robert, least you got your username I have had to settle for joe.dawsons from Gmail - Joe Dawson
Hmmmmm...would it be sufficiently different from Facebook to entice mass migration? - Heather
..but do you think we will follow the path - unless we are forced to? - Sampad Swain
An expanded FF profile would be nice (not on the feed page but something linked off it) but why Google's? I'm not arguing with you, Robert, just want to hear more of your thought on this please. #betakoltag-sg-profile - Kol Tregaskes
I found that not all of the suggested accounts were correct but not surprised by the relative accuracy since I've already seen the same type of service elsewhere. - Rick Bucich
FriendFeed getting bought by Google would suck: how long would it take for them to port the entire thing to Google's infrastructure? That's how long nothing would happen with FriendFeed. Think Jaiku and Google Voice/Grandcentral. - Mark Trapp
Just exaggeration scoble...that won't kill facebook. That seems too nerdy for mainstream, as simple as friendfeed is it's still complicated for a shitload of people. I think you're too quick to dub new services 'facebook killers" - Gordon Swaby
so when will this mutant start to kill? timeframe? - Pico Seno
ah considering Scoble effect... could this thread preventing the killer thing from happening? :D - Pico Seno
All of these services are similar to the telephone system earlier in the last century. The more people on the service, the more valuable it becomes while at the same time the cheaper it is to provide to everyone. We're really just asking who will be the Ma Bell of the social networking world. Though I love twitter and friendfeed, many of the people I love are finally just using Facebook and are starting to use their status updates in a Twitter-like fashion. - Chris Aldrich
It would be pretty interesting to see some sort of Open Social integration of Google Profiles into FriendFeed. As Logic Extremes pointed out, Google doesn't need to buy FriendFeed. That also doesn't seem to be its preferred modus operandi. Google's approach to the social Web is distributed and open. Some sort of Open Social integration into FriendFeed would be fantastic. Perhaps some kind of Friend Connect magic? Kevin Marks? - Paul Jacobson
Open Social project is just awesome and gonna be very easy to implement. :) Lets how much it will turn up! - Mohammad Abdurraafay
Robert how about a gentleman's wager: Google buys FF within a year. Then you can take me out for dinner. if they don't, then I take you out for dinner. This way we can talk about all this in person :-) - Om Malik
Wow, that's an offer no one can refuse. - imabonehead
You're onto something here, Mr. Scoble. :-) - Nenad Nikolic
Robert I'm glad you get it - so many others don't' - Chris Saad
Again, I predicted the acquisition. I said Google, but I was right on the year. :-) - Jesse Stay
Laura Norvig
10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know -
good, thorough article. - Laura Norvig
Paul Buchheit
WiTricity Corp. — Basics of WiTricity Technology -
WiTricity Corp. — Basics of WiTricity Technology
WiTricity Corp. — Basics of WiTricity Technology
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"WiTricity power sources and capture devices are specially designed magnetic resonators that efficiently transfer power over large distances via the magnetic near-field. These proprietary source and device designs and the electronic systems that control them support efficient energy transfer over distances that are many times the size of the sources/devices themselves." - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
Trying to harness the WiFi name recognition, I guess. WiTricity appears to be the MIT spinout. Intel has demonstrated technology which seems similar, relying on tuned coils to achieve magnetic resonance. - DGentry
I wonder if there are any health worries - cancer, etc. that you'd have to worry about with such a device. - Jesse Stay
This is the most interesting wireless power scheme that I've ever seen. It does not rely on induction or radiation, so it works over reasonable distances without creating high energy fields. Here's another article: - Paul Buchheit
Yeah - this is amazing stuff - I had a dream we'd see stuff like this when I was younger, but never thought it would be possible. - Jesse Stay
Define "high energy" b/c this probably not true (i.e. the the idea this would have low impact on human health) in any practical application. I'd need more evidence to believe. - coldbrew
Interesting. I never studied electromagnetics so it feels beyond me, but the magnetic resonance part I think I get. The clever part, as I understand it, is that without resonant coupling, there is no power transfer, so it behaves like all the other oscillating magnetic fields in the world (near AC motors, etc.). I'm not aware of solid evidence that magnetic fields affect health, but it is curious to me that the brain has so much magnetic activity. Anyway, this shouldn't be worse that what we've got. - Daniel Dulitz
I can't wait until wireless power becomes ubiquitous. - Louis Gray
I don't see how it would hurt humans unless we are unlucky enough to have the same resonance as the system is using. I'm wondering how animals with inbuilt magnetic navigation would fare though. - Ray Cromwell
Hmm, reminds me of a Tesla patent. It's not new science by any means, but I'd be chuffed to see it mainstream. - Mo Kargas
They claim it's not the same as Tesla's technique either. - Ray Cromwell
"Using self-resonant coils in a strongly coupled regime, we experimentally demonstrated efficient nonradiative power transfer over distances up to 8 times the radius of the coils. We were able to transfer 60 watts with ~40% efficiency over distances in excess of 2 meters." - Gabe
Jesse Newhart
Use FriendFeed: Listen and be Heard!
Don't be a Mashable ;) - Kirill Bolgarov
I'm listening. :) - mashable
What Do Women Want? - Discovering What Ignites Female Desire - -
What Do Women Want? - Discovering What Ignites Female Desire -
What Do Women Want? - Discovering What Ignites Female Desire -
"She has been pondering sexuality, she recalled, since the age of 5 or 6, when she ruminated over a particular kiss, one she still remembers vividly, between her parents. And she has been discussing sex without much restraint, she said, laughing, at least since the age of 15 or 16, when, for a few male classmates who hoped to please their girlfriends, she drew a picture and clarified the location of the clitoris." - edythe
interesting... - edythe
"Richard Lippa, a psychologist at California State University, Fullerton, has employed surveys of thousands of subjects to demonstrate over the past few years that while men with high sex drives report an even more polarized pattern of attraction than most males (to women for heterosexuals and to men for homosexuals), in women the opposite is generally true: the higher the drive, the greater the attraction to both sexes, though this may not be so for lesbians." - edythe
GM and Segway working on new balancing two-wheeler P.U.M.A. project -
GM and Segway working on new balancing two-wheeler P.U.M.A. project
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Nathan Chase
I've got two 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda HD's and a Drobo in my Newegg cart. Please someone talk me out of actually going through with this...
I need reassurance or passionate alternatives.-EDIT: I'd like to thank everyone who gave their advice & suggestions. I ultimately decided to get the two 1.5TB drives and a D-Link DNS321 - total cost after rebate & free shipping: $351.16 at Amazon. The Drobo's nice, but it would have put me at close to $700 for only 500GB more total space. I think the D-Link and 1.5TB mirrored in RAID 1 should last me until an eSATA Drobo with ethernet built-in, or some other better, cheaper device comes out. - Nathan Chase
Hmmm...go for it - Josh Haley
@Josh - I want to, I really do... Just worried that I'm setting myself up for disappointment - Nathan Chase
maybe do more research then? I don't know about drobo - Josh Haley
oh I've been researching for the past 2 weeks... that's the problem. - Nathan Chase
Have you looked at the HP home media servers? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
dooeeet! - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
You can spend you money on something else better. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
@Alex - I did look at them, but they're quite pricey too. They're also only over gigabit ethernet, which doesn't tend to perform that well. I need to do more research on them. - Nathan Chase
@Mathew - any suggestions? or do you mean spending money in general? - Nathan Chase
I have a few friends with them that love them. One uses his to store all of his DVDs and serve them up through another Dell front end PC that's connected to his HD TV. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
If you're looking for some contrarian input: 1. I never buy the highest capacity drives available, preferring to wait for later gens (just starting to buy 1TB drives now); 2. The Drobo becomes your single point of failure. If it dies, the data is not readable by any other device since it looks like Drobo doesn't use industry-standard RAID schemes. - Tinfoil 2.0
I actually want one. Go for it! - Michael Fidler
@Logical Extremes - right, that's one of my big concerns of the Drobo - the 1.5TB drives are actually not very expensive ($129 each). I priced three 1TB drives, and they came out to costing more than two 1.5TB drives. Regardless of what I go with, it seems like the 1.5TB are still better for the buck, and take less drive bays for same amount of total storage. - Nathan Chase
@Leather ♥ Donut - Wow. I checked out the ReadyNAS. It told me "which model was right for me". Unfortunately it also costs $1,145, with no drives. A bit out of my price range. - Nathan Chase
If you are going over a network, the Drobo isn't a great solution though as you have to pay extra for the gig-e upgrade. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
@Alex - my machine's on 24/7, so it will always be connected and shared through it. I don't particularly need the data to be accessible completely on its own over the network. - Nathan Chase
Also you can just get an eSATA chassis that holds 4 drives and connect that to your PC via a 4 port eSATA card. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The eSATA chassis should be a bit cheaper than a Drobo. Of course it won't be as easy to use as a Drobo. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
i have a d link one with 2 one TB drives.. love it... - Terry O'Fee
@Geoff - the issues with the 1.5TB do scare me off a bit. And I do have plenty of room for internal drives, but I'm just worried about them all going belly up sometime soon. - Nathan Chase
Right now I have two 250GB identical drives mirrored with on-board RAID, a 250GB drive as my Windows XP install drive, and a 500GB drive - all internal. I use the mirrored RAID for all the really important, can't-lose-it stuff. But it's tapped out now, and I'm starting to worry about data on the 500GB being lost. - Nathan Chase
my plan was to drop the two 1.5TB, the 500GB, and one of the 250GB drives into the Drobo - leaving me with 2TB usable space - Nathan Chase
@Nathan I was just saying you may have something more important to spend the money on. Just make sure that this is something that you really do NEED. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
BTW considering that an HP home media server comes with 750hard drive it's about the same price as a Drobo and with some better features...some...and some not as good. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Home Media Server doesn't do RAID for instance, but you can have it copy a folder across all drives in the system. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
But either one would probably do you just fine - Scoble, Alex Scoble
@Mathew, I definitely NEED some sort of solution, as I'm down to only 16GB of free hard drive space out of a total of 1TB capacity spread across my internal drives. I'm just seeking out the best price, and most reliable choice for storing mass amounts of data, keeping that data safe, and getting decent performance out of whatever's delivering the data. - Nathan Chase
BTW don't buy Hitachi drives. WD (the good models) or Seagate are best. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Get the Drobo. I would LOVE one... or a couple. And you know you'll need the data backed up. Imagine having all of your media accessible from the Drobo from computers all over the house.... Yes! - Michael
No need to second guess, if you need it, just get it. I bought mine in January w/4x 1TB and it's been working like a champ so far. - rönin
@Nick, If I were to do that it would cost about $450 for the enclosure and 2 drives. I'd have 1.5TB total usable space (mirrored). OR I could get the 2 drives and a Drobo for $675 and have 2TB usable space, given that I have some extra SATA drives I could devote to the Drobo. - Nathan Chase
hmm - the D-Link DNS-321 is only $91 AR on Amazon. Total price with the two 1.5TB drives = $381 - for 1.5TB mirrored, not a bad price... - Nathan Chase
Buy it. - Louis Gray
@Nathan Well, how much data are you looking at storing? - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
@Mathew - I've got nearly 1TB of data now that I'd want to store, and I'd like room to grow for a while - Nathan Chase
Then I say get the drobo. But, you may be better off just getting the system and then buying separate HDDs, that may be cheaper. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Those are tempting. Especially since you can pop in different sized drives and it just works. - Rodfather
Yup, both the Drobo and the HP Home Media Server have that capability, Rodfather. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
What the hell, go with the recently released 2TB drives. (Good luck with the backups.) ;) - Jack&Cleo
Do it. Do it. - Steve Isaacs
@Jack those 2TB drives are not cheap... not cheap at all. - Nathan Chase
It would be fun to build a miniature server rack for your desktop that held hard drives. I think I could go about 8 stacked vertically on this desk. Little glass door on the front. Little cooling setup and heat monitor. And a tiny, tiny little rack-mount monitor. - Jack&Cleo
I'd like to thank everyone who gave their advice & suggestions. I ultimately decided to get the two 1.5TB drives and a D-Link DNS321 - total cost after rebate & free shipping: $351.16 at Amazon. The Drobo's nice, but it would have put me at close to $700 for only 500GB more total space. I think the D-Link and 1.5TB mirrored in RAID 1 should last me until an eSATA Drobo with ethernet built-in, or some other better, cheaper device comes out. - Nathan Chase
I decided that the proliferation of people having issues with the Drobo and large capacity drives, combined with the high cost and their proprietary system locking me into essentially throwing away drives or getting a new Drobo if something goes wrong, were enough to convince me to go with a 1.5TB RAID1 NAS instead. I'll get nearly the same redundant space at half the cost. NAS isn't as good as eSATA for performance, but it will work for my needs for the meantime until something better comes along - Nathan Chase
Good call on the DNS321. I'm considering getting one myself. Drobo's are nice but the price and lock in isn't. - Benjamin Golub
I've had my FW800 Drobo for 6 months now. Last week one of my 1TB WD GP drives failed. I replaced it 3 days later, but the re-sync took over 40 hours! During this time I could not write to the Drobo and it wound up hanging a lot of my apps until it was done. While in the end my data was protected, I am disappointed with the performance. - TranceMist
@TranceMist - that's exactly why I think just a simpler mirrored configuration might be ideal - because then if one of the drives goes bad, you still have all the data on the mirrored drive - and you could continue to use it while you get a new drive replacement. - Nathan Chase
I think you've made a great choice Nathan. I've been researching NAS drives for a while as well and am going with the Dlink 323. The Drobo is pricey and I've heard their NAS add-on provides poor performance. For anyone looking to get a NAS, this is a must visit site - Mark Krynsky
@Nathan - I have mirrored drives in my MacPro for really important stuff that I also have rotated off-site backups for. The 4TB (raw) Drobo was for "other stuff" that isn't as important and doesn't otherwise get backed up. In short, I didn't trust the Drobo enough at first for really important stuff - *that* still gets mirrored. - TranceMist
@Mark - FYI This article from the site you mentioned convinced me NOT to bother paying for the 323 over the 321: - Nathan Chase
@Nathan, I think the extra $33 is worth it for the USB port and print server option. Also, the benchmarks that were run on SmallNetworkBuilder show the 323 to have better network performance. Lastly there is a more recent firmware upgrade that appears to have more features. - Mark Krynsky
Also, for brave folks...there is a bios replacement for the 323. You can get info on it here: - Mark Krynsky
Don't Do It!!! - Patrick from twhirl
WANT - sofarsoShawn
@NIck - the "?" at the end. - TranceMist
Get the drobo, but don't get a DroboShare. They're impossibly slow and it's unclear if future firmware upgrades will fix it. - Kevin Fox
I'm looking for a small AOE array. Any ideas? These self-contained NAS things are not amenable to my, uh, experiments. - Andy Bakun
dobos are great. - Thomas Hawk
@Nathan, I just came across this $30 rebate for both the 321 & 323 on Newegg . It appears to be currently valid for purchases from 3/1 - 4/30. This effectively knocks the 321 price down to $64 (based on current price) which is a crazy amazing deal. - Mark Krynsky
@Mark - it's $94.24 after that $30 rebate as far as I can tell. - Nathan Chase
I wouldn't have talked you out of the Drobo... love mine. Also, if the Drobo fails, you can simply pop the drives into another Drobo and it will load them up no problem. I've found it much more stable and secure (not to mention easy to manage) than other NAS devices I have to work with in my professional life. But, looks like you didn't go Drobo anway, so sort of a moot point :) - Bob M. Montgomery from twhirl
@Nathan, Amazon offers an instant $30 rebate and the one I list is a supplemental $30 mail in rebate form. - Mark Krynsky
@Mark, no I wish it were true. The rebate forms are the same. Amazon's $30 is not instant. Newegg's: - Amazon's: - Nathan Chase
Not a fan of Seagate HDs. :\ I just got a WD TB drive on Newegg. - fn (fairnymph)
Just a quick update. I bought the Dlink 323 with 2 Western Digital 1TB Green drives. It was amazingly simple to setup and so far I love it. Very good performance and very quite. I will post a review on my blog soon. - Mark Krynsky
@Mark - I've been pretty happy with the Dlink 321 with two Seagate 1.5TB drives - it loses connectivity occasionally, but otherwise has been smooth sailing - Nathan Chase
WD Sharespace. Best thing out thing out there hands down. Its makes the drobo look like a brick. I am so glad i never bought a drobo. 4TB RAID-5 NAS + full blown DLNA that talks to my PS3 with no setting up required or computer intervention. - Carlos Ayala
Is this a new Drobo? My first one was quite noisy. Love the Seagate drives, though, that I got. - Robert Scoble
Serge De Oliveira
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