WMC-TV: Police say inmate stole car just after jail release
A very detailed history of Wales [via My Dad]
Person receives slightly damaged PC.
ABCNews: Lovelorn Japanese gangster offers severed pinkie
VNUNet: EBay virus 'start of worrying trend'
Froogle have a spiffy new spooky Halloween logo.
This Michelin Concept vehicle is equipped with the tiremaker's active wheel technology, which packages the suspension system inside the wheels.
[via Boing Boing]
Ananova: Tea aids memory
Trust Brits to come up with another reason for solving things with a cup of tea.
According to an article in the New Scientist can make an LCD display that mimics the look of a glossy magazine.
Slyck: BitTorrent Leads P2P Resurrection
P2P is here to stay!
It's great how people respond to events on the Net. No sooner had Ashlee Simpson finished her Milli Vanilli 'tribute' on SNL someone had created a site dedicated to the performance.
Lipsync.us contains links to articles and various videos of the performance. This Fark comment has a few funny links including the dancing animation on the right.
Update: The address of the Lipsync site was wrong, it has now been changed. (Thanks Steve)
Engadget: The SwiMP3 bone conducting underwater MP3 player
Inflatable pillows with built in speakers.
Useability guru Jakob Nielsen on user security...
"Internet scams cannot be thwarted by placing the burden on users to defend themselves at all times. Beleaguered users need protection, and the technology must change to provide this."
He suggests that it's time to "rearchitect security" by...
1. Encrypting all information at all times
2. Digitally signing all information
3. Turning on all security settings by default since most people don't mess with defaults
4. Automating all updates
5. Polishing security features' usability to a level far beyond anything we've seen so far
Ultimately, security is something "users don't care about (until it's too late)". It all sounds common sense but it sounds like what you would expect in an ideal world. [via Google Blogoscoped]
BBC: Presidential poll win for Homer
The Register: BT ponders music downloads for payphones
Times of India: His heart beats on wrong side
I remember seeing this on an episode of ER. A quick search on Google revealed a link to a blog called The Emergency Room. The blog is "A running commentary on life in an urban Emergency Room" and just last month the author saw a case of Dextrocardia with Situs Inversus.
The Guardian: Con Artists Target Amazon Website
Bargain Ltd is a legitimate company, although they are not involved in the scam. The scammers have adopted the name Bargain Ltd who own the Poundland chain. Judging by the date on the warning on their site (21st September 2004), this is not something new.
The Guardian: Manhole covers vanish in the night
I'm not sure what the benefits of a 3-wheeler bike like this is but it does look pretty cool and can go as fast as a standard 2-wheeler bike. Read more.
Ananova: Man writes with both hands in two languages
Obviously he'll have to start using his feet or find some extra hands.
The Sun: 1st tipple for 300 years