Rebel Swap Watch
They say time flies when you're having fun, but now you can find fun when you literally have the time.
With a 1.5in touchscreen, the Rebel sWaP watch is a mini media maestro. It comes with a 2GB Micro SD card and has a camera, FM radio, MP3/MP4 player and voice activation.
A quad-band phone that works with all networks except Three, it can be used with the built in speakerphone or a bluetooth headset.
With day-to-day functions from calendars to calculators, the Rebel packs a 2G internet connection - hey, it is only a watch - and comes in a variety of colours. It certainly appears a fabulous hi-tech gift this Xmas, if that sort of thing makes you tick.
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Star Theatre Planetarium
Want to wish upon a star this Christmas but can't see any through the yellow smog of the city?
The Star Theatre Planetarium beams them all over the ceiling for you, but don't be fooled, this is no zoetrope-styled kid's bedtime toy.
Using the same lens as a commercial planetarium, it shows real constellations in immaculate detail. Changeable disks display delineated constellations and give an accurate representation of celestial movement in both hemispheres.
Set it to show shooting stars at random intervals and start wishing to be a real boy, even if you already are.
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English to Wrench translation ...
"I instantly though car maintenance."
Eh? Let's break this down ...
"Would have saved lifting a head"
Pulling a cylinder head ...
"when I had a passenger"
Non-driver's side (not a bike, then ...) ...
Towards the rear of the frame ... Not a transverse engine.
"inlet cam sproket"
Intake valve's cam gear's chain/belt ...
Belt, then ...
"last year to check valves"
You looked at 'em? With a fucking low-end TV camera? Me, I usually get all measury & shit ... There is a reason that feeler gauges and degree wheels were invented, you know ...
Six passenger-side intake valves? So either a V-12 or a V-6 with dual intake valves per cylinder, then? With a timing belt, not a chain? Some things make you want to go "hmmmmm".
Possibly true, even though your timing belt had stretched enough to jump a tooth ... but surely you had an inkling that you had to do some serious mechanical work on your engine, thanks to the sudden performance hit? No wrench I know would need a video camera to diagnose this kind of failure ...
"Moral is alway use new stretch bolts."
Not certain where the stretch of a bolt comes in in this kind of scenario ... Torque, yes, but stretch? In valve gear? Maybe you have some kind of prototype desmodromic system that I've never worked on ...
"Boffin pic. because fitting cam timing belts is at that level!"
Ah. I see. You are not a wrench. I'd insert a "fail pic", but icons are for AOLers ...
Some great ideas here, shame it's too late to buy any of them before Xmas now...
Yup, December 22nd is the perfect time to be posting articles on christmas gifts, most of which are available only online, or which will be sold out in stores, in the middle of the worst post-affecting weather I can remember. Classy timing, here. Very clever.