Off-topic: November 2005

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 -- Japan's Hayabusa Spacecraft Lands Successfully on Asteroid

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency said Wednesday its spacecraft had successfully touched down on an asteroid 180 million miles from Earth despite an earlier announcement that it had failed.

On Sunday, JAXA officials had said the Hayabusa probe, on a mission to land on the asteroid named Itokawa, collect material, then bring it back to Earth, failed to touch down after maneuvering within yards of the surface.

However, the agency said Wednesday that data confirmed that Hayabusa had landed on the surface Sunday for a...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

How to Shop for the Best DVD Player

The quality of audio output varies among different CD players, but the range is nothing compared to DVDs. Moreover, the quality gap isn't always determined by how much you pay. What it all comes down to are two key electronic components that largely determine the value of your DVD player.

Monday, November 07, 2005

:: Portable Firefox ::

Portable Firefox: Deer Park 1.5 RC1
your browser, your way... in your pocket

Portable Firefox allows you to carry your whole web browser along with all your bookmarks and extensions with you on an iPod, USB thumbdrive, portable hard drive or any other portable media. You can plug it right into any Windows computer and use it just like you would on your own. It is a repackaged version of the popular Mozilla Firefox browser designed with portability in mind, so it has all the same great features of Firefox, but there's nothing to install.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

World’s Most Powerful Subwoofer!

No, it’s not a fan. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the world’s most powerful subwoofer: the Eminent Tech TRW 17. Rather than your garden variety 10 or 12 inch paper cone pulsating back and forth, this subwoofer creates a wall of air as big as your living room. In other words, the entire room becomes a resonating box!

By rotating the fins and modulating the speed, frequency goes...