Mail2RSS: free disposable email

Mail2RSS

Mail2RSS.org is made to enable reading emails with any RSS feedreader! If you ever wanted to read all your newsletters and mailing lists as RSS feeds, just forward those emails to any address at Mail2RSS.org.

How to use it?

Select an address you want to use e.g. [email protected] and view this feed at our website by adding anything.xml to the end of the web address.

That’s it! Just send all your emails to this newly created email address.

Note

Since this is a public service and there is no registration everybody can choose and read any email address. Be original! Choose something that will be hard to guess if you don’t want others to read your emails!

Limitations

  • Attachments are not shown and will be dropped if found
  • Emails are kept in your virtual mailbox for 7 days
  • Only last 20 emails are show (on site and in RSS feed), all older emails are deleted

Cool idea, and easy to setup a disposable email address. Slowly, but surely cutting down on spam… blank stare 

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Fellowship of the Ring – HD vs DVD

Fellowship of the Ring – HD vs DVD

Being amazed at how fantastic the HD transfer of Fellowship of the Ring looked, I decided to compare it to the transfer on the DVD. Now, the DVD transfer is among the best you can find on DVD, so this really is comparing the respective creams of the crops.

I used Photoshop to bicubically resample the DVD source images from 852×480 to match the 1920×1080 of the HD images. This page features the HD image sampled down to the DVD’s resolution of 852×480. Surprisingly, even at DVD-resolution the HD source features more detail.

Mouseover any of the images here to see the HD downsample. You can see the full-size comparisons by clicking on the images on this page. The difference is pretty amazing.

This guy has a little too much time on his hand, but very cool to look at and compare the difference…boy do I need to get an HDTV.

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Windows Live Local – Virtual Earth Technology Preview

Windows Live Local

Historically, maps give you a perspective of geographical information about a place. In Windows Liveâ„¢ Local, powered by Virtual Earthâ„¢, you’ve seen road, aerial, and hybrid maps. Then, we introduced bird’s eye views to give you a perspective from above. Now, we want you to be there, right in front of the pizza shop you are searching for, in the street-side views offered by Windows Live Local.

Well, I am impressed…I don’t have the exact number off hand, but I heard each city will take on average of 10 million pictures to provide street-side views. Gee…how long until to they get to my little ‘ol city wink

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Flickeur – Every Picture Tells a Story

Flickeur – Every Picture Tells a Story

Flickeur (pronounced like Voyeur) randomly retrieves images from Flickr.com and creates an infinite film with a style that can vary between stream-of-consciousness, documentary or video clip. All the blends, motions, zooms or timeleaps are completely random. Flickeur works like a looped magnetic tape where incoming images will merge with older materials and be influenced by the older recordings’ magnetic memory. The virtual tape will also play and record forward and backward to create another layer of randomness. This principle will create its own sometimes very suggestive or scary story. It might take a few minutes until the tape has accumulated enough material to not show any empty screens anymore.

Kinda mesmirizing if you watch it for long enough…oh Flickr how you are every where these days.

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Are Actors Worse than Prostitutes?

This idea struck me while I was out running errands this afternoon.

Why is it that prostitutes (or sex workers as they are referred to as now) are considered to be so immoral? What is it about there profession that we find so repulsive? This got me thinking.

Sex workers essentially are selling a service. They are selling the rental of there body for sex or for sexual things. I am going under the safe assumption that to the sex work it is entirely meaningless sex that is strictly a means of making money to support themself. They do not enjoy it per se, anymore than any other profession in which a person is reasonably happy with there job. To the person who is purchasing these services they are also just receiving a service which has little if any emotional depth. The sex worker is selling a service which is assumed to have emotional meaning. People have sex when they love each other, as the classic belief goes. In this sense the sex worker is deceitful in that they do not have any emotional attachment to the phsyical act of sex that they are selling. So in economic terms, this is a simple matter of supply and demand. There are two people who are fulfilling 2 very physically primal needs.

This lead me to the second part of my idea.

Why is it then that we love television and movies actors (male and female) with such awe and interest? How are these individuals any different than sex workers?

Actors make a living by creating a fake personality that fluctuates based on the current acting project. In a plethora of tragic cases actors can in fact lose a majority of there own off-screen identity due to the breathe of on-screen personalities they put themselves into. These people place virtually no emotional attachment to the identities they take on while doing a film. They are essentially lying to everyone who is watching them act in a way that is not there true off-screen identity. To put into economic terms, there is a demand for movies in which the public masses can detach from there day-to-day struggles and escape into another world. Due to this demand, actors fulfill this need by taking on identities in which they are not emotionally attached.

The summary of this idea goes like this: two very different professions that both fit into a pattern of supply and demand. The only difference between the two professions is that one is providing physical deceit while another is providing emotional deceit.

There are several possible reasons behind the differences in public opinion about these two professions and there aforementioned differences in the type of deceit. The difference between being physically deceived and being emotionally deceived is based on current public opinion. Modern culture as a whole is focused on physically outward beauty. For all of the talk in chicken soup for the soul books about inner beauty there is still a surprising lack of anything but physical beauty. Due to this sad truth, people are far more likely to cast a neglectful glance at being emotionally deceived. Actors are essentially very good liars. The only reason they are not perceived as such is because people are far too lazy to address the emotional deceit that they are accepting. It is far easier to see someone who is physically deceiving and to judge them with the same awkward standards that hold physical beauty on such an unbalanced pedestal in comparison to emotional beauty. People are far too lazy to spend the time to interpret what the uneasiness they feel actually means when a much simpler scapegoat is seemingly the apparent cause.

Are actors worse than prostitutes? No, but they definitely aren’t any better.

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Intel Conroe Preview: Intel Regains the Performance Crown

Intel Conroe Preview: Intel Regains the Performance Crown

While we’re still comparing to Socket-939 and only using RD480, it does seem very unlikely that AMD would be able to make up this much of a deficit with Socket-AM2 and RD580. Especially looking at titles like F.E.A.R. where Conroe’s performance advantage averages over 40%, it looks like Intel’s confidence has been well placed.

Also keep in mind that we are over six months away from the actual launch of Conroe, performance can go up from where it is today. We also only looked at the 2.66GHz part, the Extreme Edition version of Conroe will most likely be clocked around 3.0GHz which will extend the performance advantage even further.

Holy shit. Wow…just wow…40% average advantage. I guess we know what will be my next processor. big surprise 

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Box.net – Free Online File Storage

Box.net – Free Online File Storage

  • Access important files from any computer
  • Share photos, and files too big for email
  • Synchronize and backup folders
  • Sub-user accounts
  • RSS feeds for groups

Sign up for a free 1GB of storage. Not a bad deal huh?

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