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15 November, 2003

The Corner Shot

Just in time for Christmas: The Corner Shot.

The CORNER SHOT is the ultimate solution for dealing with the deadly threats that lurk "around the corner" in a variety of tactical situations encountered by military and law enforcement personnel, anti-terror units and SWAT teams operating in open or built-up areas, inside buildings, rooms and enclosed spaces, and especially in forced entry situations.

The key to CORNER SHOT is the swing-hinge front section of the system, a state-of-the-art device that houses the handgun and a compact detachable color video camera. The unique lateral (both left and right) swinging mechanism enables the user to safely sweep, search or engage targets 'around the corner' with the camera transmitting what it sees directly to a video monitor.

Posted on 15 November, 2003

Advice From Nikon

I was reading through my Nikon D100 manual, and found this warning -- which struck me as rather amusing:

I guess somebody poked their eye out, and sued Nikon for not warning about the danger.

Posted on 15 November, 2003

Recycled Links, Part 4

These links are from week #4 of the J-Walk Blog. More good stuff that you may have overlooked.

Posted on 15 November, 2003

The Nuke Pool

Enter the Nuke Pool contest before it's too late.

So, given the current geopolitical climate, it is seeming more and more likely that our old buddy NUCLEAR WAR, missing from our planet since August of 1945, could finally be paying us another visit! Woo-Hoo! What luck!

Simply enter your name and the date that YOU think that the impending NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST will begin, click "ok!" and you will be instantly registered!

Posted on 15 November, 2003

Japan At Night

Lots of panoramic night photos taken in Japan. Shown here is Nagasaki.

(via Relicious)

Posted on 15 November, 2003

A Creative Home Page

Now here's a clever and creative home page. Unfortunately (for me), it's not in English.

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Some Webcams

Just a few unusual webcams:

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The Most Stupid Dog

The Guardian asks, Are chow chows the most stupid dogs in the world?

Coren ended up with 79 ranks of canine intelligence. "The chow chow turns out to come in 76th out of 79 ranks," says Coren. "What that means is that there is probably furniture out there that is more trainable than chows."

And why is that?

It's not the chow chow's fault it's so stupid, though. "It's totally understandable," says Coren. "Chows were originally bred as food animals. Who needs smart food?"

And here's a BBC News story about a chow dog who jumped out of a window.

(Thanks John Beardsworth)

Posted on 15 November, 2003

Analyzing The Presidential Candidate Sites

How do the web sites for the U.S. presidential candidates stack up? See Presidential Homepages Violate Speed and Accessibility Guidelines.

As candidates turn to web sites to help pump up support, the difference between winning and losing in a tight race could come down to satisfying donors and voters online. Fast page displays and easy accessibility are two measurable prerequisites to user satisfaction. To see how well the candidates fare online, we analyzed the ten presidential homepages for speed and accessibility, and compared these results to existing guidelines. So how did the candidate sites measure up?

In a word, poorly. While some sites were constructed for faster display times, most failed in accessibility tests, and no site got high scores on all counts.

(Thanks Kevin Lind)

Posted on 15 November, 2003