Archive for the 'Asides' Category


Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:53

You could turn on your speakers and visit, but seriously: why would you want to?

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Perfect Example for Really Bad Product Naming

Sunday, August 26th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:15

This has to be the worst product name ever: TrekStor sells an MP3 player named i.Beat blaxx. Via Daring Fireball TrekStor removed the i.Beat from the player’s name. That was quick.

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The Latest iPhone Accessory

Friday, August 3rd, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:56

The only reason to get your iPhone replaced by Apple: the iClip! Be sure to check out the Google code page for an open source alternative and take a look at the issues list.

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Why the Heck Does New York Have Steam Pipes, Anyway?

Thursday, July 19th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:47

That’s what I was wondering when I heard about the exploding steam pipe in NYC today. Transportation of heat, granted — but during summer? Luckily those pesky interwebs have the answer to this question: Why the heck does New York have steam pipes, anyway?

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A Different Kind of Illusion

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 14:52

An out of the ordinary illusion shows two blurry faces: one grim, the other neutral. Viewed from approximately two meters distance changes the looks on both faces to the opposite. The key to this illusion is the picture’s blurriness. Quite simple, nevertheless amazing.

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Cleanest Car Factory

Monday, February 26th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:59

The supposedly cleanest car factory is located in Dresden, Germany. These great pictures of the VW Phaeton assembly plant look almost futuristic. Brilliant combination of glass, steel and wood. Steals the product the show!

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Photos of Germany — 80 Years Ago

Friday, February 9th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:46

Take a look at this wonderful collection of photos from 1929 taken in Germany. The atmosphere is very quiet and peaceful. It looks like a place you wouldn’t deny holidays from the city life at — if there wasn’t the problem of the almost 80 years passed since then. All pictures are taken from a […]

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No Two Snowflakes Are Alike — But Why?

Sunday, January 14th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 13:25

Find the solution at Scientific American: Why are snowflakes symmetrical? How can ice crystallizing on one arm ‘know’ the shape of the other arms on the flake?

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200 Calories

Sunday, January 7th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:44

Take a look at what 200 calories look like in different products. BTW: I second MattyBruce‘s comment on digg: I would rather have the 54grams of jelly beans than the 1425grams of celery.

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The Most Desperate Kiwi

Sunday, November 12th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 15:54

Kiwi! by Dony Permedi.

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Finally: Speed!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:47

This is my 42nd post. Makes sense. ;-)

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Solve the Rubik’s Cube — Guaranteed

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 06:14

You can solve the Rubik’s Cube from any mixed up position by following the Doing The Cube instructions.

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A Long Wait Ahead

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:27

Well, not really long but long enough to try the Delivery Status widget.

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How to Answer the One Million Dollar Question

Saturday, October 14th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:38

This guy knows how you should answer the final question on Who Wants to be a Millionaire with style. Hilarious!

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How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 16:02

Just four easy to remember steps are required. Who hasn’t been is this situation?

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Learn to Fix it Yourself and I Will Spare You the Mowing

Saturday, September 30th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:55

Please don’t take this as an insult, but I can’t fix your computer! (Well, probably I could but maybe I don’t want to. Do you want to mow my lawn for free?)

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What Movies Taught Us

Sunday, September 10th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:14

A few things you would never know without the movies. Very true. (Thanks Anne-Marie)

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Mac Groening

Monday, August 14th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:12

“Who Needs A Computer Anyway?” is Apple’s 1989 student’s guide illustrated by Matt Groening.

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Essbare Körperteile, gebacken

Sunday, September 4th, 2005 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 15:03

Yahoo! News berichtet über einen thailändischen Künstler, der essbare Körperteile aus Teig, Rosinen, Schokolade und ähnlichen Leckereien formt. Die Teigwaren sehen äußerst realistisch aus und sind sicherlich leckerer zu essen als anzuschauen… Thai Artist Bakes Edible ‘Body Parts’ via BoingBoing

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