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hello fellow readers. it’s pouring outside so i can’t cook any links! thankfully, i have my george forman grill here so i’ll be preparing some right away.

kid who 0wned microsoft confesses all. he’s my age. beautiful. [h1dro]
homemade pool heater. very nice, but i personally wouldn’t do it. [sean]
make your own self-flying..airplane….i apologize in advance. [theo]

this is the real wooden ipod. beyond impressive…belongs in a bmw. [geoff]
pc world previewed longhorn. sucks of course.
pretty awesome console conversions from this dude. [noname]

Play your CDs on an old PC CD-ROM drive. mucop. check it. [camzmac]

Comments

  1. chris says:

    wow – the wood ipod is superb – checkzor that zuper finish – glossy :D – i like!

  2. madd_matt says:

    Airplane link page contains spyware.

    Attepts to install XXXtoolbar

    Just so ya know. I hope most of you are using firefox anyways.

  3. Bucky says:

    In response to the mobile wifi hotspot article: why is it required that you use that specific $700 wireless router? Why not just any old linksys?

  4. Cplbob says:

    Bucky, the $700 piece of equipment is more than just a wireless router. It’s a small, multi-purpose, headless computer. While that also describes my Linksys WRT-54G router, mine doesn’t have a PCMCIA port for the cellular subscriber card. That’s the real catch. You could perform a similar stunt by using a small/old mobile computer with PCMIA linked up to a wireless router, but the net4521 combines the two into a sleek package. Are there any hacks out there to add PCMCIA to Linksys routers? Or, perhaps, a small device that just provided PCMCIA and linked up via ethernet like a wireless bridge?

  5. loup says:

    Bucky,
    It’s beause you plug the pcmcia cellular modem directly into it.

  6. okay, the self flying airplane page is just wrong :) “the flies will have never experienced anything like this” {giggling uncontrollably while gluing flies to a matchstick airplane} i wanted to ask them about their collective experience, but the plane went down, and unfortunately all passengers (and ‘engines’) were consumed in the flaming wreckage.

  7. Max says:

    i dont get it? how did the guy get the wooden click wheel to scroll? i thought the click wheel works on capacitance and therefore has to be conductive?

  8. Bucky says:

    LOL @ bo0ndocksaint

    I guess I didn’t rtfa carefully enough. thanks for those replies. I’m sure it won’t be too long before someone releases a hack and some linux drivers for the wrt-54g router. :)

  9. ZapWizard says:

    Max->The touch sensor is a capacative sensor.
    The surface above the PCB needs to be a dielectric. (able to hold static electricity) not conductive. Check out http://www.qprox.com to learn more about the technology.

  10. whirlyman says:

    “[The kid] was identified as the author after Microsoft offered a reward of $250,000 (

  11. marc says:

    wouldnt it be cool if he turned himself in to collect the reward..

  12. Jared says:

    For the pool heater idea, wouldn’t a car radiator of some sort be easier?! I would think they would allow for better water flow as well as heat transfer.

  13. ratling says:

    @whirlyman, for 250k you wouldn’t be tempted?

  14. Chris says:

    http://www.flypower.com – more creative version of the powered air craft :-P

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