Things you didn't know you could do online

Things you didn't know you could do online

Summary: If you're bored of Facebook, why not rent a husband or watch the African plains to pass the time?

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  • Design and order your 3D-printed creations

    3D printing is becoming established as a construction method in everything from art to architecture. Health professionals have used the technology to build innovative prosthetics for children, firms offer 3D models in replace of pregnancy ultrasounds, Japanese companies use it to create miniature dolls of citizens and New York officials are panicking over 3D printed weaponry.

    For the average consumer however, there is imateralise -- an online service which lets users upload or sell 3D designs for manufacture. With designs for jewelry to artwork and transport models, the upload and print service is useful if you want to give someone a more unusual gift for their birthday this year.

    Via: imaterialise

  • Hunt down and buy leftovers

    If you want the comfort of a home-cooked meal and haven't the time or energy to do it yourself, then why not track down neighbors who are willing to sell you their efforts?

    Shareyourmeal.net is a food-sharing network. Started in Amsterdam in 2008, the network has expanded and is soon to launch in New York. With over 45,000 cooks and over 73,000 meal purchases, users have taken advantage of a search function that offers location, price and portion options. Once you've found a meal you fancy -- generally between $4.00 to $7.00 in price -- you then arrange with the cook a good time to pick up your dinner. 

    Via: Smartplanet | Shareyourmeal

  • The Internet Archive: How did it all look?

    The Internet -- and content therein -- is constantly evolving and changing to improve functionality, incorporate new services, tap new revenue streams including advertisement and revamp designs. But what did websites look like in the past?

    If you're interested, archive.org indexes over 240 billion web pages, archives from 1996 to this year. The Wayback system can be accessed by typing in the page where you want to begin, and then select the archive dates you're interested in. 

    Via: archive.org

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  • scam

    I say it is a scam
    majorlook.ross@...
  • anpther bloody gallery

    so couldn't be arsed to read it
    keithc
  • Rent a Husband

    Hey Charlie, once women figure out how to open a pickle jar, fix furniture, set up home audio/video, or fix a leaking toilet, you won't need men at all.
    bb_apptix
  • Or

    Just step away from the computer
    67cougargt
  • lol rent a husband!

    LOL that's classic rest is kinda understandably less common. But watch paint dry? o_O apparently someone found themselves in the weird dimension on the internet.
    spineshank155
  • One Sided Report?

    Is that a Klein bottle? Terrific, you can now carry EVERYTHING in your earring! (If you don't get the reference, look it up in a topology textbook.)
    jallan32
  • Pictures?

    I didn't bother to rad this because of all of the time it takes for this stuff to load. Think about that when you are writing articles! Put the text first and let us decide if there is enough information there to warrant looking at the pictures.
    DonEChandler
  • Thanks for the tip!

    Your list is an interesting find. Thanks for putting it together
    roovialk