Although the Japanese often improve on many of our gadgets, replacing the dirt in an ant farm with a nutrient-rich gel doesn’t quite work as well as you’d think. Instead of digging tunnels and generally surviving, the gel ants in this Antquarium live only a short time by feeding on the dead flesh of their brothers and sisters. Great if you’re trying to find who the most survival-worthy ant is, lousy if you’re trying to keep them as pets.
[Amazon via Tokyo Mango]
It’s not a direct line, but you’ll get to the admin secretary closest to Steve Ballmer. If you have a longstanding Microsoft issue that multiple trips to the MS customer service line haven’t solved, try pitching her your problems.
Steve Ballmer, CEO
Oh, and apparently this one is for Mr. Bill Gates:
Undoubtedly, both email addresses are answered by secretaries. But would you rather your plea be answered by high-level secretaries who can walk across the office and drop sugar in their master’s laps, or some guy in India with a laptop powered by a heifer’s holy nipples?
Google has made it to space with their latest Google Earth software that lets you explore the heavens. It’s worth noting though that a similar (and in my opinion, much better) product already existed called “Stellarium” — it makes Google’s product feel really beta.
The reason I say it “feels beta” is because simple searches for things like “Mars” don’t really give you any meaningful results. It would also be nice to have the option to see the horizon from any place on earth — something that should technically be possible as they obviously have the data.
Google Sky looks promising though — a few years in development should produce some interesting features.