Thursday, September 29, 2005

NZ introduces Carbon Tax 

The bad news is that Kiwis will pay $200 a year more for their utility bills. The good news is that, in a world first, a true carbon tax has been introduced. Unless a business starts using the very best technology available to reduce emissions, they will pay $15 for emitting a tonne of carbon dioxide.

Found at New Scientist

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Implanted ID Chip for Clubbers 

An exclusive club in Barcelona lets members have an RFID chip implanted under their skin, so they can get about in their bathers and still get in to the club, and pay for drinks.

Amazingly plenty of members are embracing this new technology. One day, instead of wallets bulging with store cards, we might have bulging skin!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Birthday Wish for Old Gamer 

When I was 15 or so, I used to play these games every day. I was even late for my major high school exam because I was beating my high score on Galaxian. Rally-X is my favorite of the 5. These games have a playability that is hard to find today.

It's only $40 and perfectly recreates games I pumped 20c pieces into 20-something years ago. So for my 40th, please let me be a child again!

Friday, September 09, 2005

Who's Waltzing Now? 

It was a privilege to watch the All Blacks beat the Wallabies again, but perhaps the highlight of the day was during a Maori festival in downtown Melbourne. There was a stall selling official All Black shirts for $100 or so, but right next to them, doing a roaring trade was a guy selling similar shirts except they don't mention the word All Blacks, they just have a silver fern with Who's Waltzing Now? beneath it. Grabbed me one eh.

You can buy them online too eh!

Friday, September 02, 2005

Methamphetamines create arrowhead hobby! 

A sheriff investigating clandestine methamphetamine labs had made an unusual archaeological discovery: suspected makers and users of the drug often have extensive collections of arrowheads, some thousands of years old.

This is beacause these clandestine manufacturers consume their own product, which results in a need to look for shiny things...
''You get kind of wired on that stuff and you need to have something to do,'' said Tony Young, who was in the White County jail Monday on methamphetamine-related charges. The time consuming and methodical motion of searching for arrowheads on farmland and in river beds seems to appeal to methamphetamine addicts, White County Sheriff Pat Garrett said.

After serving more than 100 search warrants for suspected meth labs, Garrett said he has just come to expect to find arrowheads as often as he does drugs.

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