Paintball Tanks!!!

Photos: Space Invader Skateboard Deck Design made from Rubik’s Cube Tiles via Digg

Dog pee caused mass blackout via Digg

And the dog survived too. Let this be a lesson to never pee on an electric pole. And remember, this is exact reason why the Darwin Awards were created.

Forget paintball guns I want a Paintball Tank (w/ Pic) via Digg

The first attempt blasted a ball into orbit. Jez lost sight of it after a mile-and-a-half when it passed the church spire. It also sent a small potato through the sound barrier. Over time, he calmed it to a legal and relatively modest 200mph. Jez then designed a 40mm, 8ft steel barrel to slot into the turret and the company now has five. “Obviously, these aren’t proper guns with rifled barrels or they’d be illegal,” says Stuart, 38. “But a ping-pong ball full of liquid doing 300ft per second is lethal. That’s why we operate with sealed hatches.”

Invention: Microwave-oven gun via Digg

Microwave magnetrons come with a tube-shaped component that controls the output signal. The idea is to arrange a dozen or so side by side and have a small metal plate in front that reflects some of the energy from each tube back into the mouth of adjacent ones…

…Three hundred consumer devices, rated at 1 kilowatt each, could combine to generate megawatt pulses from the back of a mobile generator.

The only puzzle is why the US government Patent Office has published an application that might explain to anyone, including terrorists, how to build such a weapon.

Vox Populi: Best practices for file naming via

In a nutshell, multiple fields in the filename (separated by underscore) starting from broad and getting more specific as you move from left to right. Add a numeric iteration number as the last field on the right.


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