Archive for March, 2007

Improve your mitochondrial status

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Altipower

“The AltiPower Personal Hypoxicator uses your own natural breathing process to produce reduced oxygen (hypoxic) air. Continuous breathing using AltiPower, with its patented, semi-closed, respiratory circuit, gradually decreases the oxygen content of the breathing air. This replicates the conditions of high altitude and with it, the benefits of alpine-like air.”

I may be climbing a 10,000 ft mountain later this summer, and coming from zero elevation Miami, something like this may help. However, I’m failing to see how this works any differently than a paper bag.

Best piece of information from the Altipower site, the World Anti-Doping Agency president’s name is “Dick Pound”…seriously.

link (via getoutdoors)

No cleats please

Friday, March 30th, 2007

bossaball

Bossaball is a sport that mixes volleyball, soccer, gymnastics and capoeira on inflatables and trampolines.

Personally I’ll stick with regular old volleyball. This must be a pain to set up, probably costs a lot and must pop now and then.

Might work as a party rental, but expect to sign some insurance waivers.

Here’s video of a match between Brazil and Spain.

link (via saynotocrack)

Puck says goodbye to duck (liver)

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Wolfgang Puck announced that he is removing foie gras, battery caged eggs, and crated veal and pork from all his menus, and adding vegetarian options throughout his restaurants worldwide. Puck’s continually expanding empire encompasses Spago, Postrio, Cut, Chinois, Grand Cafe, Gourmet Express, Lupo, American Grille, Bar & Grille, Vert, and 20-21.”

He joins the city of Chicago, the state of California and a few countries that have bans on producing or serving foie gras. Hopefully this list keeps growing.

(via miami newtimes)

Win some drinking money

Friday, March 30th, 2007

This video shows how to open a bottle of beer with a dollar bill.

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Sanjaya lives!

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Sanjaya

It’s unbelievable that many are saying that American Idol’s credibility will be lost if Sanjaya Malakar keeps making it past elimination. These people need a kick in the head and some Clockwork Orange style forced listening of quality music.

Join the movement to keep Sanjaya going. Even Erik the Midget‘s close to being converted!

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Get a third life

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

This ad sums up much of my feelings on Second Life and The Sims.

link (adverblog)

Keep the brats happy

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Sirius Backseat tv

Just announced on Sirius.com, Backseat TV! It’ll only be three channels to start, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network.

“SIRIUS Backseat TV will initially be available in the all-new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans, available later this year.”

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Sorry jews, no pot for passover

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

I imagine the Green Leaf party has plenty of pull among the rabbis..

“In bad news for its religious Jewish supporters, an Israeli pro-marijuana party announced Tuesday that pot is forbidden on Passover.

Cannabis is among the substances Jews are forbidden to consume during the week-long festival, which begins Monday, said Michelle Levine, a spokeswoman for the Green Leaf party. ”

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Pimp my DS

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Pimped Nintendo DS

Pick up exclusive Mario and Princess Bling Skins when you buy a Nintendo DS at Target. Unfortunately they’re not sold separately. I really need to replace my Nintendogs skin (which is straight outta gay gamer).

update: here are some even cooler Swarovski crystal Nintendo DS Lite covers

link (via gaygamer)

Micro-utilities

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

ecos lifelink

The Ecos Lifelink unfolds from a standard shipping container to provide power, water filtration and WiFi communications. Perfect for dropping into the third world or backcountry.

link (via inhabitat)

Kegerator, for wine

Monday, March 26th, 2007

wine despenser

This solid mahogany wine dispenser has taps for two bottles of red and two bottles of white wine, and holds four bottles in reserve. Each section is held at separate temperatures and inert nitrogen gas pushes the wine out of the bottle through the spigot. This preserves each bottle for a few weeks, more than enough time to finish each off casually throughout a few dinners. Cut the $2000 pricetag in half and I may bite on this gadget.

Here’s an 8 bottle dispenser that doesn’t look as nice and probably cost more. But it is French!

(link via bornrich)

Pixelized again

Monday, March 26th, 2007

game mosaic

Arno Coenen created this fantastic video game themed art. The mural is made from glass mosaic tiles (2×2 cm each) and is situated in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

link (thanks norm)

These kids are twins

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

mixed twins

I’m still having trouble believing this.

“According to the Multiple Births Foundation, baby Kian must have inherited the black genes from both sides of the family, whilst Remee inherited the white ones. The odds of a mixed race couple having twins of dramatically different colour are a million to one.”

yeah, it’s ‘colour’, these babies are British.

link (via neatorama)

Tablet maker

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

laptop tablet

The Laptop Tablet by NAVIsis converts any laptop into a tablet.

It attaches to the side of your laptop monitor and plugs into a USB port.

It looks like you use the stylus directly on the screen, which can’t be good for all LCDs. There’s a reason actual tablets have a glass covering. Also, not sure if this works on regular LCD screens, I don’t see why it wouldn’t. But you should probably just use a Wacom tablet for your home computer anyway.

link (via gizmodo)

Miami PD loves drum and bass

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

Was fortunate enough to attend the VIRAM 2007 party for Winter Music Conference last night.

First, I saw a Miami-Dade firefighter walking around. He stood next to me for a bit, I asked if it was safe to be in the building, he replied “yeah, I’m just here for fun.” He then lit up a smoke and puffed away. A few minutes later a uniformed police officer showed up on the other side of me carrying a bag with Jamaican colors on it. I figured he’d just confiscated something. However, he started pulling candy out of it, mostly gum, and handing it out to teeth-grinders in the viscinity. Then he breaks out a glow stick, shakes it into illumination and throws it into the crowd below us! I guess the party wasn’t exciting enough for him yet. Later a female officer in a t-shirt and badge around her neck comes up to the first officer and gives him a big hug. Time for an inventory on the evidence locker….