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My my.

Bored? Some more stuff to read - 1 hour 34 min ago
Am I reading between the lines here correctly? The problem with El Gordo is that he’s a drunk?Tim Worstall

Tsk My Lord, tsk.

Bored? Some more stuff to read - 1 hour 51 min ago
Yesterday critics were quick to attack Cameron for taking money from hedge funds. ‘Now we see that the same hedge fund wolf pack who brought HBOS to its knees are bankrolling the Tory party,’ said Lord Oakeshott, the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman. ‘No wonder David Cameron and George Osborne wouldn’t condemn short-selling or the hedge [...]Tim Worstall

Oh Dear

Bored? Some more stuff to read - 2 hours 20 min ago
Nice to see old Adam quoted of course, but perhaps not to support this point. By losing sight of the purpose of investment, its practitioners have succumbed to the illusion of wealth. This is why it is time to rebuild a new financial architecture on firmer bedrock, not simply patch up the old one with more [...]Tim Worstall

Really Vince?

Bored? Some more stuff to read - 2 hours 40 min ago
Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman, said: “The Bradford and Bingley boil must be lanced now. The Bush administration has already had to nationalise mortgage lending and it looks as though a similar prospect is staring us in the face.” I’ve not noticed that the US [...]Tim Worstall

Trickle-Up: What a Progressive Bailout Would Look Like

Bored? Some more stuff to read - 3 hours 12 min ago
It would keep families in their homes and loosen credit markets without rewarding Wall Street's wheeler-dealers for their recklessness.Joshua Holland, AlterNet

The Library House

Bored? Some more stuff to read - 8 hours 10 min ago

Very near Myatts Fields and not far Laughborough Junction station, the Library House stands right behind Minet Library (and it looks like it used to be part of the library services but left empty?).

It is run by a group of local south londoners that are currently fixing it up and already dreaming and preparing events. It aims to be an open house for the local community, and right now lots of work is going on, specially to sort out the electricity.

Report on the occupation Opening Announcement

The Library House

Sunday launch expected

Bored? Some more stuff to read - 8 hours 32 min ago
The SpaceX test flight 4 of the Falcon 1 launch vehicle is scheduled for Sunday. That means around midnight in my part of the world and earlier in the USA. I will be here as usual, giving a blow by blow live-blogging of the event. My gut feel says they make it this time. But that and a shiny new pound coin will get you a small cup of coffee at the local coffee shop....Dale Amon (Belfast, Northern Ireland/Laramie, Wy)

Intervention cat

Bored? Some more stuff to read - 10 hours 12 min ago

Intervention cat helps with your diet

diet nawt goin sew well.

picture: big-gladys. lol caption: 32_footsteps

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This Week's Top Downloads [Download Roundup]

Bored? Some more stuff to read - 10 hours 12 min ago

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Carrie, Will You Marry Me?

Bored? Some more stuff to read - September 27, 2008 - 23:00

With Love, From Paul


DIY Cat Litter Box Ventilation System [Weekend Project]

Bored? Some more stuff to read - September 27, 2008 - 22:00

Cat-lover Alan couldn't stand the stink of the litter box in the garage, so he built in a bathroom fan that vents out the side of the house. To smarten up the system, his Mac mini automates the whole business so it's not running continuously:
In front of the litter box sits a motion detector. When the detector "sees" the cat, it tells the computer to start a timer. After 5 minutes (hopefully enough time for the cat, unless he's reading), the fan kicks on and vents the box for 15 minutes. That's just about enough time to take care of any major business that occurred.

Out of respect for the neighbors, he added a dryer sheet on the vent to mitigate the outgoing fumes. How do you automate litter box stink management? Let us know in the comments. For more like this, check out our top 10 home automation projects. Alan's DIY "Cat Jet" litter box ventilation system [Boing Boing Gadgets via Make]

Gina Trapani

yes offisur..

Bored? Some more stuff to read - September 27, 2008 - 22:00

yes offisur.. i kno hedlite out

dis kittehs litez alwayz haz 2 wurk.

picture: dunno source, via our lolcat builder. lol caption: Evey

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Clean Your Shower Head with Vinegar [Cleaning]

Bored? Some more stuff to read - September 27, 2008 - 21:00

Tutorial site wikiHow says you can get rid of nastry, goopy build-up on your showerhead without using chemicals—instead, simply simmer it in white vinegar and wipe off any mineral deposits.

Gina Trapani Brings Short URLs with Detailed Analytics [TinyURL]

Bored? Some more stuff to read - September 27, 2008 - 20:00

Webapp transforms your long URLs into short URLs with detailed click-through statistics. Unlike previously mentioned dwarfURL, gives analytics junkies a rush with interactive AJAX graphs and detailed referrer data in addition to search engine references to the particular URL (or "clig"). doesn't stop there: any time someone mentions your clig in social media, be it a blogger, on Twitter, or via delicious, the source is also calculated and treated as coming from "social media." Call it TinyURL on steroids. Clig are also supported by LongURL so you can get the details of the destination URL before you actually click.

Tamar Weinberg

iTunes 8 Visualizer's Undocumented Keyboard Controls [ITunes]

Bored? Some more stuff to read - September 27, 2008 - 19:00

iTunes 8's new default music visualizer, based on the beautiful Magnetosphere plug-in, has several keyboard shortcuts that customize its look and behavior—not listed in the iTunes help file. Macworld lists them:

  • + and -: Increase or decrease the intensity (brightness) of the particles; multiple presses further increase or decrease the intensity.
  • A and S: Add or Subtract particles to the visualizer. You can make the visualizer as complex (or sparse) as you wish.
  • R: Reset the intensity and particle count to their default values.
  • E: When in nebula mode (press N), this greatly accentuates the nebula clouds, making them very easy to see. (If you’ve used the M key to change modes, you may find that the nebula clouds aren’t visible; it seems they’re only used in certain modes.)

See what the original Magnetosphere plug-in looked like in this mesmerizing clip.

What's your favorite iTunes visualizer option or customization? Lower the lights, put on your favorite tunes, hit Cmd+T, and let us know. Secret controls for the new iTunes 8 visualizer [Macworld]

Gina Trapani

Cherchez le mème

Bored? Some more stuff to read - September 27, 2008 - 18:45
I am troubled at the spread of a certain meme. It is hostile to liberty, yet seems to be fairly popular with those who in other respects defend freedom of speech and abhor State interference in personal relations. In the comments to this Samizdata post, a regular commenter here, “Mandrill†, expressed this particular meme unambiguously: “It should be illegal for any adult, parent or not, to indoctrinate any child in any religion, period. If they...Natalie Solent (Essex)

Time spent lifting at the gym..

Bored? Some more stuff to read - September 27, 2008 - 18:01

Graph by Jacob C


U hungry?

Bored? Some more stuff to read - September 27, 2008 - 18:00

U hungry? No thanks…Ize stuft

well, i iz sew hungree i cud eat a horse.

picture: Glitch. lol caption: Wayneman

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Billboard Fail

Bored? Some more stuff to read - September 27, 2008 - 17:01

Submitted by James I


Suffragettes interrupt the Energy Minister in preparation for the Climate Rush

Bored? Some more stuff to read - September 27, 2008 - 16:59

Seven young women dressed as Suffragettes with red sashes that read: CLIMATE CODE RED and NO NEW COAL interrupted Energy Question Time at the Labour Party Conference on Saturday 20 September.

They challenged Malcolm Wicks MP, Energy Minister, to defend his decision to build a new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth. They were asked to leve but confronted him again as he left the conference room.

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