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Fund THIS, Venture Capital...

The Internet of Useless Things is a parody site full of bad 'connected-ness' ideas,
like FitSpoon, "a connected spoon that tracks your eating speed and compares with others via a cloud database. When you’re eating too fast, holes open in the spoon releasing the contents."
and the euphemism-filled ThroneMaster that lets you "gamify your daily motions." [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Feb 13, 2015 - 31 comments

Useless Toilet Paper Machine

"But you can't use toilet paper if it's still attached, so I made this cutting blade here, which I securely attached..." (SLYT)
posted by rebent on Dec 4, 2014 - 47 comments

PC Jr - or - Honey, I Shrunk The Bits

Fancy a $25 PC XT clone? With full Hercules graphics compatibility, peripheral support, and able to run MS-DOS and Windows 3.0? All you need is a Raspberry Pi, a C compiler, and 8086tiny, the world's smallest full PC emulator. Clocking in at around 25k of source code, this marvel of modern science is yours to do with as you will. But wait, there's more - you get the full BIOS code _and_ binary thrown in! (Also runs on just about anything 32-bit, if you don't fancy a Pi). If that's too big for comfort, a 4043 byte Obfuscated C version, winner of the 2013 ioccc championship, is also available.
posted by Devonian on Jan 22, 2014 - 36 comments


Find The Invisible Cow Does what it says on the tin.
posted by Mooski on Nov 20, 2013 - 42 comments

Stop it. Stop it! STOP IT!!

Useless Machine: Advanced Edition [slyt] [via (with a how to)]
posted by quin on Dec 24, 2012 - 8 comments

Does What It Says On The Homepage

The Useless Web serves a collection of some of the most frivolous, insignificant and worthless websites (many of which were previously seen here).
Obvious Warning: May contain sound, flashing images, old memes or peanuts. Well, probably not peanuts.
posted by oneswellfoop on Nov 12, 2012 - 48 comments

Random And Useless Skills

Random and Useless Skills Part One - Part Two - Part Three
posted by wayofthedodo on Feb 1, 2011 - 21 comments


OBJECTION! This is a silly meme [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 17, 2010 - 54 comments

Existance is futile

Let's start the year off right with The Most Useless Machine Ever!. AKA The BEST Machine Ever! via [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Jan 1, 2010 - 49 comments

Nasty nets

Nasty nets is an internet surfing club, online since 1996. [more inside]
posted by - on May 17, 2009 - 29 comments

Barbie Dolphin

Albino Dolphins are pink.
posted by - on Mar 6, 2009 - 27 comments

Rafaël Rozendaal, net artist.

Rafaël Rozendaal is a Dutch/Brazilian artist, author of cold void, big long now, paper toilet and many others.
posted by - on Feb 12, 2009 - 13 comments

Super Useless Super Powers

Super Useless Super Powers. A cute website with dinky cartoons and fun descriptions of those super powers which, if you were to be blessed with one, would be pretty much damn-near useless.
posted by benzo8 on Jan 22, 2009 - 81 comments


minim ['mInIm] n: a statement expressed in proverbial or sentential form but having no general application or practical use whatever — compare MAXIM. [via]
posted by parudox on Nov 26, 2008 - 93 comments

People with lots of time have novel takes on Star Wars

Two new takes on the world of Star Wars: "The public choice economics of Star Wars: A Straussian reading"; and "A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope:Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III." Were the Jedi actually useless and powerhungry? Was R2-D2 the true hero of the rebellion? Most importantly, where do people find the time to come up with this stuff?
posted by nevercalm on Jan 27, 2007 - 85 comments

at last, one handed cereal dispensing!

The easiest breakfast you'll ever make! Fear not holiday shoppers, the horror of pouring cereal from a box is over for everyone on your shopping list.
posted by machaus on Nov 27, 2006 - 98 comments


Barcodepedia: A community based, online barcode database.
posted by onkelchrispy on Jul 26, 2006 - 13 comments


Winners of the Ig Nobel Prize
posted by semmi on Oct 13, 2005 - 14 comments

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