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(via DIY Building Blocks Furniture) Its jumbo Legos to make...

2012 Apr 25, 4:18


(via DIY Building Blocks Furniture)

Its jumbo Legos to make furniture. At least in theory very cool, although I wonder about the comfort of a chair made from this.

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ThinkGeek :: Blurgh! The ThinkGeek Blog - Officially our best-ever cease and desist

2010 Jun 21, 1:15"We'd like to publicly apologize to the NPB for the confusion over unicorn and pork--and for their awkward extended pause on the phone after we had explained our unicorn meat doesn't actually exist."PermalinkCommentshumor copyright legal law thinkgeek unicorn pork

ThinkGeek :: Static Electricity Eliminator

2009 Dec 14, 2:12I've been very statically charged recently. May be the new couch?PermalinkCommentsgeek wishlist gift static electricity tool purchase

April Fool's joke backfires on ThinkGeek | | A.V. Club

2009 Apr 7, 5:29"In response to the overwhelming demand for this made-up product, ThinkGeek has posted the following: ATTN Tauntaun Fanatics! Due to an overwhelming tsunami of requests from YOU THE PEOPLE, we have decided to TRY and bring this to life."PermalinkCommentshumor starwars thinkgeek awesome

G1 Android Phone

2008 Nov 9, 11:29

T-Mobile G1 Wallpapers by romainguy
I finally replaced my old regular cell-phone which was literally being held together by a rubber band with a fancy new G1, my first Internet accessible phone.

I had to call the T-Mobile support line to get data added to my plan and the person helping me was disconcertingly friendly. She asked about my weekend plans and so I felt compelled to ask her the same. Her plans involved replacing her video card so she could get back to World of Warcraft and do I enjoy computer gaming? I couldn't tell if she was genuine or if she was signing me up for magazines.

I was with Sarah in her new car, trying out the phone's GPS functionality via Google Maps while she drove. I switched to Street View and happened to find my car. It was a weird feeling, kind of like those Google conspiracy videos.

The phone runs Google's open source OS and I really enjoy the application API. Its all in Java and URIs and mime-types are sort of basics. Rather than invoking the builtin item picker control directly you invoke an 'intent' specifying the URI of your list of items, a mime-type describing the type of items in the list, and an action 'PICK' and whatever is registered as the picker on the system pops up and lets the user pick from that list. The same goes if you want to 'EDIT' an image, or 'VIEW' an mp3.

I wanted to replace the Google search box gadget that appears on the home screen with my own search box widget that uses OpenSearch descriptors but apparently in the current API you can't make home screen gadgets without changing parts of the OS. My other desired application is something to replace this GPS photo tracker device by recording my location to a file and an additional program on my computer to apply those locations to photos.

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ThinkGeek Bluetooth Retro Handset Review

2008 Mar 23, 1:25

I ordered a ThinkGeek Bluetooth Retro Handset to use at home. When I come home I plug my phone in to charge in my room, but then I can't hear it ring elsewhere in the hosue. The idea was to take this handset which wirelessly connects to cellphones via bluetooth and place it in another part of the house so that I can tell I'm getting an incoming call. The only issue I have with that setup is that it ringing isn't any louder than conversations held over the phone, that is, the ringing is a little quiet.

The handset pairs with cellphones in the same manner as any other handset over bluetooth. It has an internal rechargeable battery which is charged via a standard USB port built into the base of the handset and it comes with a USB cable. Next to the USB port is the only button on the phone which is pressed to answer a call, hang up a call, or begin voice dial, held down to turn the handset on and off, and held down longer to begin pairing with a cellphone. There's a blue LED in one of the holes in the microphone portion of the phone which blinks to indicate if its on or trying to pair. Transitioning between on, off, and pairing produces a cute sound and a change to the LED.

Overal I'm pleased with its simplicity and use of common parts although I wish there was a way to adjust the volume of the ring.

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Identifying Vegetables with 20q Pocket Mind Reader

2008 Feb 26, 2:24

A shallot sliced in two.At the grocery store the other day Sarah and I attempted to find shallot for a recipe, but I can't tell the difference between shallot, sweet onions, yellow onions, etc. etc. We found something that we decided was the closest we'd find in the store and I believe we picked correctly because at checkout the cashier rang it up as shallot.

I think this could be a practical problem that the 20q Pocket Mind Reader should be able to solve: obtain the name of an unidentified object. When we got home I decided to test the 20q Pocket Mind Reader on shallot. Unfortunately, it told me I had an onion, but I think if these were designed for identifying unknown objects based solely on information you can obtain by looking at it, rather than requiring knowledge of seeds, where it grows, etc. it would do better. Or I could just ask someone who works at the grocery store.

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ThinkGeek :: 8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt

2008 Feb 1, 9:27These two shirt's heart's light up when the shirts get near one another.PermalinkCommentsgeek led thinkgeek shirt humor zelda game valentines-day gift

ThinkGeek :: SnūzNLūz - Wifi Donation Alarm Clock

2008 Jan 14, 10:24Alarm clock that donates money to a charity you dislike when you hit the snooze button.PermalinkCommentsalarm clock humor geek gadget gift thinkgeek wifi wireless product alarm-clock

ThinkGeek :: BluAlert Bracelet

2007 Dec 11, 11:15Bracelet the vibrates when you get a call on your cellphone.PermalinkCommentsshopping cellphone phone bluetooth geek

ThinkGeek :: ThinkGeek Bluetooth Retro Handset

2007 Dec 11, 11:13A bluetooth handset that's like a retro headset.PermalinkCommentsshopping retro headset bluetooth phone cellphone

ThinkGeek :: IM In UR Blank

2007 Jun 20, 12:37A tshirt with fill in the blanks that you can fill in, wash off, and fill in again! "IM In UR blank, blank-ing UR blank"PermalinkCommentsshirt thinkgeek purchase product shopping cat lolcat

ThinkGeek :: Clocky Robotic Alarm

2007 May 15, 11:19Video of clocky the robot alarm clock. When it alarms it runs and hides forcing you to get up and go after it.PermalinkCommentsalarm purchase shopping nerd robot video

ThinkGeek :: Gadget Shoulder Holster

2007 Apr 18, 11:31A shoulder holster to replace your wallet, store your keys, ipod, etc. Sounds neat but I imagine it would take some explaining at the airport. Also, I like the idea but I don't think I'd want anyone to see me wearing this.PermalinkCommentsshopping clothing gadget shoulder holster bag

ThinkGeek :: Shrinter

2006 Jan 30, 1:39PermalinkCommentshumor printer shredder shrinter think-geek
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