Hackaday Monday Sipping

monday sipping

a new week! yes, yes yes. thank god. right now i’m taking a hardcore math test that i’m probably bombing, but that’s ok, i have you guys to entertain.

you will be pleased to know i’ve got the stickers designed and done and they’ll be sent out to be made and delivered soon! i’m also working on the 3rd podcast which should be really cool. i’ve got just the right knicks and knacks for it.

so, let’s get down to some links for your monday pleasure and reading.
make your own lightsaber. yeah. you can do it. [XyTec]
i found this to be cool. get free ipod headphones, docks, and more. (you’re hacking the system. fair enough right? plus free stuff.)  [mark]
see if you can find it here (it’s still up for me). cnn has a video telling the world about “hackers” and how horrible they are. my view? go to hell cnn.

oh by the way, when you bootleg a movie, do it right.

i’m also picking up my AIBO after my test, I’ll be sure to show him off tomorrow. so after a long hiatus, prepare to see a lot more aibo hacks.
a creative, yet expensive, access point before the linksys WRT was around. [mina]
a russian DJ goes and makes a cassette mixer. pretty wicked. [yauch]
want all the fun of easy to make lazy afternoon hacks? well go here for some fun. [joe]

and by now i think we’ve all heard about how a third-party processing firm had 40 million credit card numbers stolen. yipes.

26 thoughts on “Hackaday Monday Sipping

  1. At the right, there is a ”Watch: Secret of hackers”, javascript pointing at ”javascript:cnnVideo(‘play’,’/video/tech/2005/06/18/sieberg.secret.of.hackers.cnn’,’2005/06/25′);”

    Sounds pretty lame to me, the guy uses a tool similar to MiniStumbler on his commercial 2, 000$ celphone, then talks for a while of things that every grandmother on the planet heard at least once and then CNN shows for half a sec an hex table from nowhere… probably the most useless report i’ve seen so far.

  2. I’ve made 2 of the lightsaber hilts from the bigyellowbox site. It’s great that someone went to all the trouble to find a good base set of parts that work well for these props.

    Unfortunately, as great as the hilts look, they always draw the same 2-part response:

    1. does it really work?
    2. then whats the point?

    For those who want to go all the way, this is the definitive tutorial on making duel-worthy polycarbonate electroluminescent blades:


  3. >link is down

    Well, it isn’t down, but I host at port 81 at the moment and sometimes that causes trouble, especially behind strict firewall-settings (workplace?). Try it somewhere else and it’ll work :-)

  4. I tried getting some new headphones but Apple requires you to give a credit card number and pay $49 if you don’t return the damaged equipment…so it’s not really free stuff.

  5. the “free earphones / dock” thing totally doesn’t work.
    you HAVE to provide c/card details and if you don’t return the busted stuff they charge you anyway.

    did someone actually manage to score free shit, or is this just plain wrong.

  6. I have been pulling the warentee trick on apple for over a year now. Its a shame to see my secret has gotten out. I just did the form to get a dock though, we’ll see how that goes. The email said that i’d have to send it back or else they’d charge my credit card. If that is the case i’ll just send theirs back. Good luck to everyone else. Everyone hurry up and get as many as you can before apple starts requesting POP.

  7. I ordered the new docking station yesterday (never even owned one, i have the U2 ipod), and it was sent here TODAY (very next day!) and It says not to return the defective part..!

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