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…You can play with a site’s images?

Here’s a fun web trick to try, and it works with any page as long as the page contains images (try a Google Images search results page). Just copy the following Java code into the address bar of your browser, and hit enter:

    javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI=document.getElementsByTagName(“img”); DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position=’absolute’; DIS.left=(Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5)+”px”;*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5)+”px”}R++}setInterval(‘A()’,5); void(0);

When you’re done, just hit reload and you’re back to normal. Plus, it’s a fun game to play on those with slightly less computer savvy-ness than you.

[Via: Digg]

…You can make your own LED Throwie Rat?

LED Throwie Rat

Though probably (definitely) not the best project for the faint of heart, this Halloween you can create your very own Magnetic LED Throwie Rats and then use them to decorate your house with a little bit of scary authenticity. Involving a combination of extreme taxidermy and electronic prowess, these rats are sure to either delight, gross out or really piss off anyone who sees them. Since I’ve always wanted to make the front page of a newspaper, I’m going to make a couple hundred of these and hand them out instead of candy. Who’s with me?

[Instructables – LED Throwie Rat]

[Via: MAKE: Blog]

…McDonald’s Monopoly game can be exploited?

McDonald's Monopoly

The Monopoly game is back at McDonald’s, and as always, the net/blogosphere is abuzz with ways of scheming McDonald’s out of every possible cent. First, there is a list of all rare board pieces. Holding Short Line Railroad in your hot little hands? You’d better hold on to it, because you’ve just won $5,000,000. See, with a game like this, the way to make sure only a certain number of prizes are given out is to make some of the pieces common, and then only make a certain number of the “winner” pieces. There’s only one Short Line Railroad to be found, so that only one person can win the grand prize. Even for the less extravagant prizes, such as $50, Mediterranean Avenue will only appear 5,000 times through out the course of the game. If you happen to be holding on to one of these rare pieces, just ask around. Friends and family are sure to get the rest of the “common” pieces in short order, and you’ll soon be some amount richer. Secondly, there’s the old “no purchase necessary” trick. Turns out if you send McDonald’s a self addressed stamped envelope, they’ll send you back a game piece and a chance piece. The default chance piece is a $1 Best Buy Buck, and 1 in 12.4 chance pieces will be a $5 Best Buy Buck. After factoring in costs for envelopes and stamps, you’ll be saving approximately 40.36% on your next Best Buy purchase. Of course there’s restrictions on what can be bought with the Bucks, but you can always buy something else and return it for store credit to get around that little snag. Granted, it will take you approximately 2 hours to complete this mission, so only those who love finding and exploiting loopholes should choose to accept it. Some people just love a challenge.

[McDonald’s Monopoly]

[Rare Game Pieces]

[Via: Digg]

[Best Buy Bucks]

[Via: Digg]

…Vader can take over your computer speakers?

Darth Vader Speakers

The JBL Creature II speakers look a lot like a little Darth Vader helmet sitting on your desk, so one crafty techie decided to complete the transformation from speaker to Vader with a simple paper cutout and a little tape. He even provides a printable Vader so that you can transform your own speakers quickly and easily. Bonus points for breaking in your new Vader speakers with a little Star Wars theme music blaring through them.

[How To Vader-ize Your JBL Speakers]

[Via: MAKE: Blog]