SentrySafe and Maxtor got together to develop a line of hard drives that can withstand extreme conditions (briefly). The drives come in 80GB ($260) and 160GB ($320) capacities and "can withstand temperatures up to 1,550Â° Fahrenheit for 30 minutes and can be submerged in water for up to 24 hours." They'll be available the 1st of December. Which is a little late, because I accidentally burnt the house down last year. I miss you porn collection, I think about you every day.
SentrySafe Fire- and Water-Resistant Hard Drive Enclosures [boingboing]
A recent test of the Navy's latest laser weapon system proved it could successfully set fire to a moving boat's engines in a real-life environment, effectively incapacitating the vessel and making boarding/plundering a breeze. *flipping down eyepatch* YAAAARR!
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We've all been there before: You finally bring a girl home from the bar, get her to the bedroom, and you're rounding 3rd base and trying to come home when...shit, out of condoms. So you grab a snack-sized Doritos bag off the nightstand, but before you can secure the thing to ... / Continue →
This conceptual fire extinguisher from designer Woo Seok Park comes packed with both oxygen tanks (for breathing) and fire-retarding powder balls (for retarding fires). So if your house is ablaze you grab this sucker and make your way to an exit while puffing the oxygen and to... / Continue →