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Gamerator

Gamerator

Ahh, my two favorite things to do in my spare time have finally been combined. You see, I enjoy playing video games, I also enjoy drinking beer, I have found my holy grail.

The Gamerator is your standard run of the mill MAME cabinet with a 24-inch flat screen monitor. But alas, there is a very important and worthy upgrade, it will chill and serve up the contents of a pony keg.

Boeing 727 Limo

Boeing 727 Limo

Nope, didn’t mess that title up, and no, its not a new plane being made by Boeing. It is a Boeing 727 that has been dropped onto a Mercedes bus though.

Someone literally took a jet plane, ripped the wings off, and threw it on top of a Mercedes bus. The best part, its supposedly street legal too.

Blue and light blue Nintendo DS Lite with Zelda Mod

Blue and light blue Nintendo DS Lite with Zelda Mod

It’s not an official product SKU, just something some guy in Australia whipped up, but it looks surprisingly good and it works. It has a metal Zelda badge thing on the front, it’s a shield with some symbols including the Tri Force, and there are some swords and arrows that cross behind the shield.

Behind the shield there are a pair of bright green LEDs that have different operating modes, when the DS is on, the lights are on, when it’s in standby or off, the lights are off, and when you switch on the WiFi the lights start blinking. The paint job on the device looks amazing too, the bottom of the DS, the biggest portion of the hinge, and buttons and accents on the inside are all light blue.

Bill Gates signed Xbox 360 Halo 3 pack charity auction exceeding $8k

Bill Gates signed Xbox 360 Halo 3 pack charity auction exceeding $8k

Back when I was scathing about the Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special Edition some agreed with me, others scorned; in the end, I decided it wasn't that big a deal either way since numbers of the limited edition were, well, just that: limited.  However, we've now got word of an even more special Special Edition, made covetable because it bears the scrawl of Bill Gates, and currently up on eBay for $8,400 after 56 bids.

 

NeXT Computer Cube Hits Ebay

NeXT Computer Cube Hits Ebay

Before there was Apple, Mr. Jobs had, other, jobs. He also made other computers. One of the uglier machines Steve has made in the past is the NeXT Cube computer. This guy has one, and it works, and he has extras.

1873 Monocycle Replica

1873 Monocycle Replica

This thing is a piece of engineering history, and the maker has put it up for sale on Ebay. This monocycle was built by hand, and much in the same way they would have made it back in 1873.

 

The Spaniard who made it used the 19th century documentation and the same handcrafting techniques to make the whole thing, the best part, it actually works.

Massive Transformers collection on eBay

Massive Transformers collection on eBay

Admitting this might make me a childish geek, but I don't care: when I saw this awesome, huge collection of Transformers on eBay I wanted to squeal.  I imagine there are an awful lot of other people who'll have similar reactions to a set of toys that so encapsulates a childhood era.  They've been gathered by a games programmer who is selling in order to be able to quit his day-job for six months and programme full-time; right now bidding is up to $2,950 with the reserve still not met, but he admits to having had one offer to end the auction for $12,500 which is, apparently, above the reserve price.

 

Woman auctions off surname in bizarre cash-making scheme

Woman auctions off surname in bizarre cash-making scheme

Naming children can be a tricky, thankless task.  Calling your precious offspring "Aloysius Markus BA Baracus" might score you some kudos with the ironic-cool dads down at the local playground, but when little Aloysius comes home for the umpteenth time with a thick ear and split lip because the bullies at school think it's funny to punch the weirdly-named kid you - and he - will be wishing you'd stuck with something sensible.  Like Gaylord, maybe.  Marriage can be another killer of perfectly respectable names, and that's the situation for cash-shy eBayer Karen, who has decided that the best way to forget her ex-husband and provide for her three children is to auction off naming rights.

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