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Fast Women sells miniatures of scantily clad women to go along with your scale model cars.They are available in 1:43, 1:24 1:18 scales and for 10 bucks apiece, are quite cheap.

And by cheap, I mean they look cheap. Still, it’s a lot of fun to place the figures on or around your car (like them models at auto shows). You can also customize the figures, and dress them up in anything, or if you wish – nothing.

They have also tied up the ‘Circuit Girls’ – a group of Florida swimsuit models, and provide miniature replicas of the girls in various poses.

Link to the site.

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Jimmy Kimmel on a day in the life of American Idol Contestant Sanjaya Malakar, the much reviled ‘singer’. He comes to the conclusion that Sanjaya, pretty much sucks at everything. If Sanjaya wins though, it could be the end of the show as we know it.

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Related: Jimmy Kimmel bashes Kevin Federline at the 2006 American Music Awards in this video.

How the PlayStation 3 can save lives one day

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Here is a great way to put the Playstation 3 to good use for a social cause. The Folding@Home project works by joining together hundreds of thousands of PCs throughout the world, as a sort of powerful and cheap supercomputer. Users have to download a software , which runs in the background, utilizing unused CPU power, or as a screensaver while the user is away. The software studies protein folding and protein folding disease. This massive distributed computing, has led to numerous scientific advances.

The creators of the project are now harnessing the incredible power of the PS3 to to speedup the process.

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Now, the project utilizes the new Cell processor in Sony’s PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) to achieve performance previously only possible on supercomputers. With this new technology (as well as new advances with GPUs), we will likely be able to attain performance on the 20 gigaflop scale per computer. With about 50,000 such machines, we would be able to achieve performance on the petaflop scale. With software from Sony, the PlayStation 3 will now be able to contribute to the Folding@Home project, pushing Folding@Home a major step forward.


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The screenshot shows the proteins unfolding in real time. The dots are the locations of PS3′s running Folding@Home at that moment. All that you PS3 owners have to do, is to click on the Folding@Home icon in the Network column of the XBR (PS3 menu) and let the program run overnight.

Link to the Folding@home site.

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Watch the opening credits of The Simpsons, featuring Homer Simpson evolving over millions of years, into the lazy lout we have all come to love.

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It’s pretty similar to the Fat Boy Slim video of ‘Right Here, Right Now‘.

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For $ 250,000, you too can now fly using the Rocket Belt. It is something straight out of a Bond Movie, only more dangerous and insane.

More from the site:

TAM is the only company in the world that produces a complete turn-key package of a flying rocket belt, custom-made to the pilot’s weight and body size. (up to 300 lbs. / 136 Kg). We use the most advanced technology and aerospace materials , including: 1. A fully-tested, custom-made flying rocket belt, 2. This belt has been proved to be the most stable design and easier to fly 3. A special machine to make our own unlimited supply of rocket fuel 4. Hands-on training in the process and the equipment 5. Flight training of 10 flights in your own rocket belt 6. Maintenance and setup training 7. 24/7 expert support 8. Housing and food are included during training.

The site also has more contraptions like the rocket helicopter and the world’s fastest 1100 hp rocket powered bicycle. Sounds unbelievable ? Check out this article in Popular Science Magazine.

This man must be the coolest dude in Mexico.

Stencil Street Art

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GromitStencil Street Art is a project by Katrin Winkel and Andreas Gohr. The site helps you find images of graffiti art created using stencils on Flickr. While you can select images based on tags, sadly, the option to search for images is missing.
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It is a Flickr collection of photographies depicting streetart created using the stencil technique (sometimes called pochoirs). Most of the images were taken in Berlin, Germany but the phenomenon is seen and photographed around the world.

Link.

Related: Amazing Street Art by Julian Beever – Now watch the Video.

Kathy Sierra on the Seven Blogging Virtues

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Some great blogging tips from Kathy Sierra, for all you aspiring bloggers out there, who are trying to carve their own identity. In her own words “This is not about how you should blog. It’s about one possible path to getting more readers when you’re trying to build a Global Microbrand. You should always blog for yourself, but if you want more readers, you should also blog for them.”
Watch the slideshow for some simple but very enlightening stuff.

(Thanks, Sujay Daniel)

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Train SetI have always been fascinated by Trains. Every guy would secretly love to own a toy train set. Check out this incredible scale model Railway Line which runs through a miniature city.

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Mini Wonderland Hamburg’s warehouse district is home to one of the world’s largest model railway tracks. Every half hour, day turns to night in this miniature world. This is one of the biggest mock-up railways of the world. Over 450 railway carriages with more than 7.000 trailers, 50.000 trees, 30.000 figures, 10.000 cars, 5.000 meters of track, 3.000 houses and plenty of bridges.
The last pic in the gallery takes the cake.Link to the site. (via Fark)
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TFAW has this bondage themed, 10" Princess Leia soft vinyl figure on sale. The action figure is aimed at all "kids" above 16+.

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One of the most alluring female character costumes ever, Princess Leia’s slave outfit made an impression on millions of people when she appeared on the screen in Return of the Jedi in 1983. Owing its popularity among teenage boys to a combination of carefully placed metal and fabric, Leia’s new look proved to be an overwhelming favorite. Not to be outdone by other sex symbols, Leia did not sit idly by Jabba’s side as her friends were threatened, rather, she strangled her captor with her own slave chains. Our heroine is celebrated in this stunning, realistically rendered vinyl model kit. Three cheers for Leia!

Tl;dr: It’s a Star Wars fan’s wet dream come true.

Link to the site. (Thanks, Hank)

Incredible Violin Skills - Video

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Watch this Violin Player, show off his incredible Violin playing skills. No idea about the artist though. And something to please the purists – it’s not even an Electric Violin.

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Related: Great Guitar Tapping Video.

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