finds substitutes to expensive and/or crappy desktop and mobile software. "Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you great alternatives, based on user recommendations."
posted by gman
on May 4, 2010 -
Whether it's trailer hitches or complete rebody customizations; Ford
all provide guides to body builders or upfitters to make safe and reliable modifications to light and medium duty trucks and vans. The guides contain wiring diagrams; dimensions and specifications (eg: how much weight can you put on your van's roof
); emissions information; and information on areas to avoid mounting equipment in for safety. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Oct 10, 2009 -
Bob Bogash's diatribe
spells out the saga of a corporate trainwreck regarding the Boeing 787 widebody project, his readers
responding with a slew of theories. Bob
, incidentally, was a manager at Boeing's commercial group. The Boeing 787 rollout was celebrated in 2007 right here on MeFi
when the prototype was rolled out. Two years later the plane remains grounded with development costs approaching $10 billion, and Boeing announced further setbacks
in a conference call yesterday.
The hobbyists and pros
and the press
weigh in on the news. Bob's site not only addresses the 787 program but raises larger questions about oblique technical and management dichotomies in America's Fortune 500 board rooms.
posted by crapmatic
on Jul 23, 2009 -
Starting in 1979, late night TV viewers had their ears assaulted by hard-sell ads for musicians they had never heard of (or didn't know sang), such as Roger Whittaker
), Jim Nabors
, Boxcar Willie (bio
), Zamfir (master of the pan flute - bio
), and yodeller Slim Whitman (bio
), whose voice literally causes heads to explode
. The ads made astonishing claims -- "sold more albums in Britain than the Beatles and Elvis combined!" And a lot of viewers -- some perhaps stoned -- called now. (Roger Whitaker -- 4 million albums. Slim Whitman - 4 million albums. Boxcar Willie - 3 million. Zamfir - 1.1 million). Others just watched
, dumbfounded. [more inside]
posted by msalt
on May 1, 2008 -
Does Your Penis Smell Perfect? Have you ever asked yourself: "Why is it that no matter how much time and effort I put into washing my penis in the shower, I still get that awful whiff of a rancid smell throughout the day, or even right after a shower?" Nodoro
has the solution. There are commercials (Are they real or parodies?) here
posted by amyms
on Jan 10, 2008 -
Comedy duo, Ramenz
(ラーメンズ), aka Kobayashi Kentaro and Katagiri Jin, also known as the Japanese versions of Mac and PC
, have recently done a number of shorts collectively called "The Japanese Tradition." Apparently, these tongue-in-cheek pseudo-instructional vids about famous aspects of Japanese culture (Tea
, and Relationships
) have been fooling a lot of non-natives into thinking they are actual guides. (YouTube, each approx 4-6 min).
posted by ikahime
on Mar 29, 2007 -
and there's nothing you can do about it, Bucko!
(I think its a parody). As someone who came from Rochester, I bet this gets heavy circulation there, the company being the center of attention through all the
fat and lean years .......
(actually the company DOES alredy have kick ass digital products, but this is funny)
posted by celerystick
on Jan 1, 2007 -