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Supermoto on Highway 1 – DRZ400 and Ducati Multistrada

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Check out this video taken from a DRZ400E Supermoto motorcycle on Highway 1 in California:

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Rider brushes flying crashed motorcycle during race

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

If you want, you can start watching from 45 seconds. This is a crazy near-crash video you must see:

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One of the most awesome videos you will see today – Jeb Corliss flying the crack

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

There is nothing to explain here – this guy jumps off a mountain in a wing suit and this is the video of the flight. More awesome videos like this can be found on Jeb Corliss’ YouTube channel. Here’s the video, enjoy:

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Battlefield 3 gameplay footage: Caspian Border

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

This game looks amazing, and will definitely be better and more fun than whatever the new version of Call of Duty will be. Check out this amazing gameplay footage of Battlefield 3 below.

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How to download Youtube videos

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Youtube has always been considered to be one of the most popular web resources for people who like to watch different videos online. Moreover you are given an opportunity to upload your own video file which could be seen by a great variety of people who visit this web resource. But you were not allowed to download youtube videos. But not so long ago this problem was solved by different software developers which offer different solutions for their customers. Such tools make it possible to download such videos and afterwards convert the video files to different formats which are easy to use. This kind of software is extremely popular today because it makes it possible to watch youtube videos offline on your computer.

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Magicka Review

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Magicka is currently available on Steam for $9.99. This is a great game with many unique elements to it. It is not an RPG or an MMO, although it might look like one. This video is a good example of the gameplay so you can see for yourself what this game is like. Magicka is well worth the $10 and has a rather funny campaign. Some quirks include random glitches for some people, but I have only experienced three glitches during around 10 total hours of play. The game also isn’t too optimized, as it requires a rather powerful computer for its graphics, which are very good by the way, but should not stress out my computer as much as Crysis does. Overall though, Magicka is a very fun game. Check out the video:

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Mosquitoes Getting Fried by Lasers, Literally

Friday, February 12th, 2010

This amazing video shows Intellectual Ventures Lab’s amazing laser system that can target and kill mosquitoes mid-flight. The clip below shows mosquitoes being zapped in this way, their wings vaporizing in a cloud of smoke. A higher quality version can be found on Intellectual Ventures’ website.


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Making a Blinking LED Light

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

If you’ve ever looked into making your own blinking LED light, you have probably seen this tutorial. However, if you follow that schematic, you won’t be able to power many LED’s because the power source they will be using is the 555 timer. So, for this modified project, a transistor was used to allow a much higher number of LED’s to be used. This way, the LED’s are powered directly from the power source instead of the 555 timer.

The transistor’s middle pin is wired to the output of the 555 timer (pin 3). The LED’s get their positive voltage from the battery, and the negative side of the LED’s goes to the transistor. The third pin of the transistor goes to the negative on the battery.

Here are some photos of the process, including the end result. This won’t be a tutorial because the Instructables instructions are very easy to follow. However, feel free to ask any questions in the comments below. Also note that you can change the blinking speed by putting in a different capacitor.

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Chainlink Extreme 4×4 Has 7 Feet of Travel

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

7 feet of up OR down motion on each tire. Seven feet. Full specs can be found on YouTube. They include a fuel injected Ford 5.0L V8, c4 transmission and t-case out of an early bronco, ARB air locker running chain gears on the ends. Swing arms are hydraulically controlled, and can be controlled individually or together. In addition there is coil spring and shock suspension. Chains inside the swing arms turn Hummer gear reduction hubs at each wheel. 39.5 inch tires. Steering is linked through the swing arms. Body construction is steel tubing. Total weight is 5900 pounds. Check the video below.

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Chevy Corvette Convertible, Grand Sport, ZR1: Photos, Information, & Review

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

General Motors – known in the past for solid steel and big block cars; currently known for putting out plastic crap. Not even the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette differentiates itself from this plastic extravaganza. Open a door and feel the plastic door panels creak. Take a seat inside, feel the not-so-solid backings of the seats on a $60,000 car wiggle back and forth. Let’s turn on the radio, hopefully the knob won’t fall off. And if you feel like opening the trunk, be sure not to press too hard, you might crack the plastic body panels.

We got a chance to see and feel the 2010 Corvette at the 2009 San Francisco Auto Show. The first thing we noticed was a peeling racing stripe decal (see picture below) on a car valued at $60K; you might expect racing stripes to actually be painted on a car of this caliber. After adoring the cool looking body, we took a seat inside only to find that the seats wiggle back and forth about ten inches; no big deal, I suppose they’re not clicked in. So we get out of the car, play with the seat controls, and they still wiggle like crazy. I asked a company representative about this issue: he checked the seats on the Corvette and told me they shouldn’t be doing that. He proceeded to another corvette, only to find the seats doing the same thing. And later, when we were looking at the SV 9 Competizione (which is built on the Corvette platform), we noticed the exact same problem. Enough about the seats – the whole interior creaks and the quality of it feels like it belongs in a ten year old, worn and used sedan. Well, to fish out some positives, it puts out amazing horsepower (436 HP for the Grand Sport and 638 HP for the ZR1) and excellent gas mileage (16 MPG city / 26 MPG highway for the Grand Sport and 14 MPG city / 20 MPG highway for the ZR1) for a price you can’t beat ($54,770 for the Grand Sport and $106,880 for the ZR1) – just don’t expect the 2010 Corvette to feel as sturdy and solid as, say, a Porsche or Ferrari.

EDIT: Well this is interesting: looks like GM just raised the MSRP on the 2010 Corvette ZR1 from $106,880 to $108,180 according to their website.

Photos taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

Chevy Corvette Convertible


Chevy Corvette Grand Sport Coupe

  • MSRP of $54,770 (the one pictured is $60,550)
  • LS3 6.2 Liter engine making 436 HP
  • Dry Sump Oil System
  • 6-Speed manual transmission
  • Active Handling
  • Traction Control System
  • 4 Wheel independent suspension
  • Power speed-sensitive variable ratio rack-and-pinion steering
  • Limited Slip Differential










Chevy Corvette ZR1

  • MSRP of $106,880 (the one pictured is $121,000)
  • LS9 6.2 Liter Supercharged V8 making 638 HP
  • Dry Sump Oil System
  • 6-Speed manual transmission
  • Active Handling
  • Traction Control System
  • 4 wheel independent suspension
  • Power Speed-Sensitive Variable Ratio Rack-and-Pinion Steering
  • Limited Slip Differential







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