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This fun and fruity toilet paper looks good enough to eat

Boing Boing -

Most folks use paper,

Some use their hand,

Outdoors they use leaves,

In the desert they use sand.

But what about fruit? You've never wiped your keister with a kiwi?

They make every thing for every purpose in Japan, and now they're making fruit toilet paper. The original article on Rocket News notes that the company which created this bit of fruity foolishness won a design award of note for the product.

The simultaneously strange and endearing qualities of Japan are laid bare in this quote from the manufacturer's website, so helpfully pointed out by Rocket News: "Latona Marketing says of their sweet creation 'Many companies and stores throughout Japan give a roll of toilet paper to customers as a novelty gift to show their appreciation.'"

I want you to try that this upcoming holiday season and let me know how it goes.

You can buy this unique gift here. Unfortunately they are not scented. So while fruity they may look in the bathroom, fruity they will not smell.

Shuttle launches XPC nano Windows 10 mini PC for $279

Liliputing -

Shuttle recently launched the XPC nano NC01U line of tiny desktop computers, starting with a $160 barebones model featuring an Intel Celeron Broadwell processor. While that’s a pretty attractive price for an entry-level computer, the barebones model doesn’t include memory, storage, or an operating system. Now Shuttle has a model that comes with Windows 10 […]

Shuttle launches XPC nano Windows 10 mini PC for $279 is a post from: Liliputing

How Black Friday and Cyber Monday Are Losing Their Meaning

Slashdot -

HughPickens.com writes: Brad Tuttle reports at Money Magazine that while the terms "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" are more ubiquitous than ever, the importance of the can't-miss shopping days is undeniably fading. Retailers seem to want it both ways: They want shoppers to spend money long before these key shopping events, and yet they also want shoppers to turn out in full force to make purchases over the epic Black Friday weekend. When they use the "Cheap Stuff!" card day after day and week after week, the deals on any single day stop seeming special. Add to that the trend of manufacturers creating stripped-down versions of their electronics to sell on Black Friday, and consumers have less reason than ever to flood retail stores. The true story behind Black Friday is not as sunny as retailers might have you believe. Back in the 1950s, police in the city of Philadelphia used the term to describe the chaos that ensued on the day after Thanksgiving, when hordes of suburban shoppers and tourists flooded into the city in advance of the big Army-Navy football game held on that Saturday every year. Shoplifters would also take advantage of the bedlam in stores to make off with merchandise, adding to the law enforcement headache. Sometime in the late 1980s, however, retailers found a way to reinvent Black Friday and turn it into something that reflected positively, rather than negatively, on them and their customers. The result was the "red to black" concept of the holiday mentioned earlier, and the notion that the day after Thanksgiving marked the occasion when America's stores finally turned a profit.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Kano’s DIY HD Screen Kit goes with its kid-friendly DIY computer

Liliputing -

Kano offers a DIY computer kit designed to teach kids to code and work with computers. The company’s first product was a kit that kids can put together featuring a Raspberry Pi, case, keyboard, and software. Now Kano is also offering a DIY 10 inch display kit. Kano’s computer is relatively easy to assemble, but it […]

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