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Hardware

+ - Your chance to Be Batman->

Submitted by sirgoran
sirgoran (221190) writes "The original 1960s Batmobile was the dream car for a generation of superhero fans. Now for $150,000, Fiberglass Freaks will build you one.

Officially licensed, the Batcar take six months to build and features a red flashing beacon, a radar screen, a retractable gold colored Batbeam and a dashboard DVD player — presumably to watch Adam West while you act like him.

For an added touch, the flamethrower effect, caused by the Batmobile's turbine engine has been reproduced with a trunk-mounted propane tank. Only eight cars per year will be built,so get in line for yours now!"

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Hardware

+ - Set free your inner jedi or pyro...->

Submitted by sirgoran
sirgoran (221190) writes "We've all thought about being the hero fighting off evil doers and saving the day ever since we first saw Star Wars. The folks at Wicked Lasers have now made that a little closer to reality with their latest release. A 1Watt blue diode laser that can set skin and other things on fire. From an article at daily tech they talk about the dangers of such a powerful laser. "And here's the best (or worst) part — it can set people (or things) on fire. Apparently the laser is so high powered that shining it on fleshy parts will cause them to burst into flames. Of course it's equally capable of blinding people." The thing that caught my eye was the price, $200.00! I wonder if they'll be able to meet the demand since this will be on every geeks Christmas list..."
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+ - Epic Fail?

Submitted by sirgoran
sirgoran (221190) writes "About a month ago the company I work for had a hard disk fail. It was sent to a Disaster Recovery company to try to get back whatever they could from the failed hardware. Total cost to our company was $5,000 for the service. Well yesterday we got the results back from the Recovery Company. One small problem, the data they sent, wasn't ours. So far we have not gotten our data and have not yet heard if our data left their offices and was sent to someone else.

I wanted to ask the slashdot crowd what they think our next step should be, and has anything like this ever happened to someone else and how did they handle it."
Networking

+ - Low-cost Router option for the home user

Submitted by sirgoran
sirgoran (221190) writes "My old router (DI-625) died over the weekend. With the current economy being what it is here in the U.S. can the good folks at Slashdot suggest a good low-cost router that offers both wired and wireless options? I have the usual big package stores to choose from (Office Depot, Office Max, Best Buy). With money being the only limit, what are the best options to look for to provide the "best bang for the few bucks" I have.

Thanks for the help!"
Graphics

+ - Terapixel digital camera->

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sirgoran
sirgoran writes "The camera is blue and sports some nice cartoon images of ducks, but at 5.5 terapixels who cares! It could be covered in Hello Kitty for all I care! Count this be the "must have" gift for the 2008 Christmas season? A short story about the camera can be found here.
And here
And here
And here

"Unknown Chinese electronics manufacturer Penchan has quietly rolled out digital camera that undoubtedly will shake the market and smash down the current kings of the hill — Canon and Nikon. While the best (and the most expensive) professional digital cameras barely reached the 24 megapixel frontier, Penchan camera exceeds the 5 terapixel limit — more than five million megapixels. Moreover, I'm sure it's much cheaper than Canon or Nikon top DSLRs.""

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Businesses

+ - The Rip-off report-> 1

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sirgoran
sirgoran writes "This is an interesting situation. I have a client that learned that someone posted a less than kind note on a site that hosts complaints about businesses. My question is this. Have others had to deal with this and how did you remedy a clients reputation? In the case of my client, the person that posted the complaint at http://www.ripoffreport.com/ listed in her complaint tons of false information and misleading statements. While she, the complainer has been funding Nigerian 419 scams by sending them money (nearly all she has) and has said that "she would remove her complaint for a small donation". While the website she posted on (http://www.ripoffreport.com/) has refused to change or remove the complaint stating that they don't care if it's true or not. What would slashdot do if this happened to them or their clients?"
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United States

+ - The Daylight Savings Change

Submitted by sirgoran
sirgoran (221190) writes "Is it just me or did all of the time servers in the US fail to change over to the "New" Daylight Savings time last weekend? I've queried servers at US Universities and US Military time servers and none of the return the correct Time. They are all one hour behind. Anyone any any idea why or what the deal is?"

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