“It now costs more to park a car at one airport than to rent one at the other end. To my twisted mind, this indicates that machines (taking the automobile as a benchmark) are now self-reproducing so fast we have reached a transition point where machines are cheaper than the empty space they fill.”—George Dyson. From here
Plastic surgery simulator software that will let you modify face and body to simulate aesthetic surgery.
VPSS is a simple to use, yet powerful photo warping software that will let you modify photos to simulate virtual plastic surgery results on anyone’s face and body. With Virtual Plastic Surgery Software, in minutes you will be producing photo realistic virtual plastic surgeries. As a specific purpose software, we developed a custom and convenient interface more suited for virtual plastic surgery simulation than anything you will find on general purpose, thousand dollars traditional software suits.Virtual Plastic Surgery Software is popular among plastic surgeons who want to discuss surgery outcome with their patients, plastic surgery candidates who want to “preview” the potential results of an aesthetic surgery , social network participants who want to improve their appearance, and people who want to have fun warping photos of faces, bodies, celebrities and pets in a caricaturist fashion “
Me, I’m going to get old(er) and ugly(er). It’s called character.
Also - don’t you just love the idea of ‘social network participants who want to improve their appearance’? Everything they say that is bad about the Internet is true.
“A Wakefield Indian restaurant has given rhubarb a new lease of life by adding it to a curry. The Bollywood Lounge in Wakefield think their rhubarb and chicken fusion curry with rhubarb relish will be a winner with customers. Owner Ali Nazrul said: “As Wakefield is at the heart of the rhubarb triangle we wanted to honour the versatile veg. Our rhubarb and chicken curry may sound unusual but it tastes great.” Ali hopes the strange mix, called Joy Wakefield, will become the signature dish in his new restaurant. He said: “Joy in Bangladeshi means celebration and we are celebrating Wakefield’s famous vegetable.”
“Visitors to this year’s Pontefract Liquorice Festival will be challenged to ‘name that cheese’ as a new delicacy is unveiled to tickle the tastebuds. Farmer Copley’s Farm Shop in Pontefract have come up with a new recipe for liquorice cheese for this year’s ever-popular annual bonanza. Heather Copley said: “We have produced a new cheese like no other cheese on the market. Our liquorice cheese is made using only the finest locally produced Jersey cows’ milk mixed with ground liquorice root to a secret Farmer Copley’s recipe. The result is a rich creamy cheese with a twist in the distinctive liquorice aftertaste”.
Gourmets - get your asses down here. I’m off to the chip shop.
“Chip shops, sandwich bars and restaurants will soon start displaying nutritional information about the products they sell, including fat, salt, sugar and calorie content, the new head of Britain’s food watchdog reveals today. The move is intended to encourage healthy eating and tackle rising obesity.
Details will be displayed on menus and behind the counter or on prepacked foods such as sandwiches in a ‘highly visible’ way. Currently Yo! Sushi is the only restaurant chain to give details”
From here: “Would rapper 50 cent sound as sweet by any other name? Taco Bell seems to think so! The fast food chain has challenged the rapper to change his name from 50—to 79, 89, or 99 Cent in connection with its new “Why Pay More” value menu for one day this summer. Also part of the deal— “Fiddy” (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) must stop by any Taco Bell restaurant of his choosing and rap his order at the drive-thru using his new moniker.”
My own personal suggestion to Taco Bell would be to insist Curtis raps his order in a really girly Mike Tyson type voice. Whilst wearing a dress. And a pigtailed blonde wig. The misogynist arsehole.
I can heartily recommend the On-U Sound back catalogue to anyone, although it does tend to be collected (should that be ‘patronised’?) by middle class white kids with dreadlocks speaking in faux jamaican patois. You have been warned.
"People across the UK are being warned to brace themselves for unusually stormy weather as high winds and heavy rain are forecast for Sunday. The storms - with winds which could reach 65mph across northern Britain - are expected to peak around midday. The worst affected areas are expected to be north Wales and northern England."
“A government that unthinkingly accepts the policy recommendations of tabloid newspapers is akin to a US president commissioning defence projects on the basis of a science fiction movie”—Editorial - ‘Government Computing’ Magazine. Obviously they don’t remember Ronald Reagan.
Another eternal true life story, especially for all those who’ve read I am Still The Greatest Says Johny Angelo (and if you haven’t, why not?). Girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, boy becomes pop star, boy doesn’t return calls. I’m sure several Tumblettes have been here. Following on from this: have some more Twinkle: ‘Golden Lights’. The fey side of swinging 1960’s Britain. Later covered by The Smiths, the original is much better.
My personal favourite is “eating our own dogfood”, used to general bemusement to a group of bureaucrats (myself included) by a Microsoft Rep a few summers back. I think it actually meant; “Vista is installed on my laptop, honest.”
If I ever get round to it, I’ll keep my promise to fresh faced graduate trainee to bundle together a set of the agitpop Sounds Of 19070’s-80’s Leeds. If so, this will definitely be on it. From 1978 - The Mekons: ‘Never Been In A Riot”