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Transmit MP3 audio to an AM Radio using just your Computer Monitor

Here's one geeky piece of software that can fit into any Science Fiction movie but works today.

"Tempest for Eliza is a Program that uses your computer monitor
to send out AM radio signals. You can then hear computer
generated music in your radio."

So, you can listen to music without a sound card or even a transmitter.  

Give it a try (needs Linux).  Details on how it works is here.

The Mug of Vi: Vi commands on your Coffee Mug

mug of vi - lists all the vi editor commands for unixIf you are a Unix geek then this mug could be your holy grail.  The 'Mug of Vi' lists all the important commands you will need to work with "Vi", the unix file editor, including the cool things like transpose.

Of course the mug of vi is even better than a sticky note and  might make your coffee more vi :)

The Mug of Vi holds 12 ounces of any liquid and is available from Think Geek for US $12.99.

How To: Sew your own "Tux", the Linux penguin soft toy

stitching patterns for tux - the linux penguin soft toy

Want to show your support for Linux? Forget flags and stickers; that's not what real hackers do. Real hackers stitch and sew their own  "Tux", the mascot of Linux with  "open source" sewing patterns.

Of course, you can do one too. With some help from the  Free Penguin site. The entire "compiler code" ... oops "sewing patterns" are available as open source and under GPL. So, you can make and share the soft toy source code (oops... patterns).

Keep in mind that you will need at least a needle, long black thread, black & white plushy fabric and yellow clothing as minimum hardware requirements :)

Municator: The 150$ Linux mini-PC

Municator
 
The Chinese are coming... :) And they are coming with the US$ 150 mini-PC called Municator  that's going to toast all the good stories about the $100 cheap PC's we have been so hearing about.  According to YellowShipRiver, the Municator is based on a 64-bit Godson-2 processor working at 400Mhz that gives it a performance equivalent to a Pentium III processor, which makes it cheap only in price.

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Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200 with 6GB HDD

Sharp SL-C3200
 
Sharp's Zaurus SL-C3200 is a Linux (Lineo uLinux) PDA with 6GB Hard drive  powered by a 416 MHz Intel PXA270 processor, 64MB RAM and 128MB ROM.  The display is a 3.7 inch VGA  (640 x 480) LCD and the  a SD , Compact Flash card, USB  and IRDA ports are standard.

 

Bundled software include - a text-to-speech software, NetFront  web browser,  HancomMobileSheet and HancomMobileWord that can read and edit Microsoft Excel and Word 2003/2002/2000/97/95 documents, a movie and music player and IntelliSync, which syncs with Microsoft Windows Outlook. The Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200 is expected to be available in Japan on March 17 for $640.

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