Solar Lightbulb

For those of you who are familiar with Stephen Chow’s movies, you may remember this scene featuring the solar flashlight:

Well folks, solar flashlights are a real thing. Surprisingly, they’re actually much more useful than shown in the above clip. Here’s an example of how Solar lightbulbs are used to light up dark spaces:

If you want to learn how to make them, and know why they put bleach into the bottle, check out the instructions set out in this video:

Now some may ask, “How does this work at night?” Well, that’s not the purpose of this lightbulb. Studies have shown that our biological clocks (or the Circadian Rythm) are set by the sun. Which is why some people recommend a week’s worth of rest out in the woods:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/264299.php

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From Coke to Sweet Water

This was on Youtube’s front page:

Apparently, that’s a pretty damn good water filter. More from the news organization who broke the story here:
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/04/21/we-made-coca-cola-transparent-and-colorless-it-tastes-like
OKO Filters
That’s right! The ÖKO Filter! Get it today!

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Outsource to China. Not All That Bad, Maybe?

Watching today’s episode of Security Now, and they were talking about this story:
http://www.fastcompany.com/3004896/software-developer-caught-outsourcing-his-own-job-china
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9811275/You-never-catch-me-outsource-work-to-China.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/01/16/verizon-security-audit-developer-bob-outsourced-china-facebook-reddit-ebay-linkedin_n_2485633.html

A US-based software developer has been caught outsourcing his work to China for less than a fifth of his six figure salary – while he spent his day browsing Facebook, LinkedIn, Ebay and Reddit.

In a case study outlined by the team, Verizon said: “The company’s IT personnel were sure that the issue had to do with some kind of zero day malware that was able to initiate VPN connections from Bob’s desktop workstation via external proxy and then route that VPN traffic to China, only to be routed back to their concentrator.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/us-software-developer-busted-employer-outsourcing-job-china/story?id=18230346

Holy shit, if all you had to do to outsource your job was give them an RSA key and pay 20% of your salary, that’s awesome! I hate my daytime job, but this guy totally Tim Ferriss‘d his job! It all went so well… Until you got caught.

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Crap Transplants

http://beijingcream.com/2013/01/the-chinese-knew-their-shit

“Transplanting feces from a healthy person into the gut of one who is sick can quickly cure severe intestinal infections caused by a dangerous type of bacteria that antibiotics often cannot control,” reports the New York Times. Who knew?

Really? WTF?! 0_o

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Rockets? Pancakes?

Some people, are worried about the recent rocket that North Korea launched, putting a satellite into orbit. Some are more concerned with earthly things, like “The Rockettes”:

Deadly!

You know what else is deadly? “Instant Regret” Peanut Butter!
http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/New_peanut_butter_not_for_the_faint-hearted

A new spicy variety of peanut butter – six times hotter than the world’s hottest chilli – is to be sold in Britain.

The aptly named Instant Regret peanut butter is packed with capsaicin – the component that provides the heat within a chilli.

On the Scoville scale, which measures the heat of chilli peppers, the peanut butter boasts a whopping rating of 12,000,000.

To put this in perspective, the world’s hottest chilli – the Moruga Scorpion – rates at 2,000,000, as does the most legal variant of pepper spray.

I wonder how well this will go with Bacon pancakes?


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The Interwebs!

And us…

Seeing how the internet physically connects us together, kinda’ makes peoples’ faith in a higher being that much more personable. What’s next on making things more personable? Government!

And Beth Noveck’s TEDTalk

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