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" Joe Toast "

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

click the link, how sad .... how very very sad

alas i laughed out loud at the high of this person sadness :lol:

Check how many people have bid on it too! fs

Meet joe toast


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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    All I can say is stupid. 500 quid for a bit of toast! there are some real thick people out there. What are they gonna do with a bit of toast... apart from eat it?

    It must be lucky toast tho, he won a pund on a scratch card.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    People are willing to pay so much :crazyeyes

    At least it goes to charity though.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    LOAF ME TENDER Dec 15 2004

    Sliced bread tribute to Elvis

    By Ruki Sayid, Consumer Editor

    ELVIS Presley fans are about to get all shook up over news that The King has risen.

    For bakers Kingsmill is creating bread shaped in the singer's image to celebrate his 70th birthday.

    TOAST TO THE KING: One special sliced loaf

    Thousands of limited edition white loaves with each slice a side profile of his famous quiff, aquiline nose and jaw will be on shelves by January 8.

    Even the packaging carries the cheeky slogan "By appointment to the King".

    And though Elvis has been "brown bread" for 27 years, Kingsmill believes this is a chance for fans to literally toast the King of rock 'n' roll. Jo Sykes of Allied Bakeries said: "What better tribute to the great man than to bake him his own limited edition loaf."

    The bakery has so far managed to steer clear of litigious Elvis Presley Enterprises by using lookalikes for its £7million TV ads which show spoof footage of Elvis as a baker.

    Based around his only visit to the UK - an hour stopover in 1960 at Prestwick Airport, in Ayrshire - the spoof documentary adverts reveal his first love was Kingsmill bread.


    Can't Help Falling in Loaf

    Halfbake Hotel

    Crying in the Ciabatta

    In the Ba-ghetto

    (You're The) Bagel in Disguise

    Bloomer Suede Shoes

    His Latest Flan

    Are You Lonesome Doughnut?

    You've Lost That Oven Feelin'

    (You Ain't Muffin But A) Hound Dough

    A Little Less Scone-versation

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Friday, 6 April, 2001, 14:12 GMT 15:12 UK
    A small slice of design

    By BBC News Online technology correspondent Mark Ward
    Soon you could be getting weather forecasts and text messages on your toast.

    A design student at Brunel University, UK, has developed a toaster that takes a meteorological information from the internet and then browns your bread with an image of what weather to expect on the way to work.

    The image is burned on to the bread by using one of three stencils, representing sunny, cloudy or rainy conditions.

    Eventually, the stencils could be changed for a more sophisticated imaging system that might be able to burn weather maps, short text messages and even adverts on to bread.

    Smart bread

    Robin Southgate, who is studying industrial design, has developed the forecasting toaster for his final-year project that has to take a complete device from concept to finished product.

    He decided on the toaster to make his work stand out from the worthy and helpful devices many of his fellow students were creating. "I couldn't compete, so I went for fun and cool," he said. Mr Southgate's ambition is to follow in the footsteps of influential British designers such as Jonathan Ive, the man behind Apple's sleek iMac computer.

    Inspiration for the toaster also came from the MIT Tangible Media project which tries to turn everyday objects into carriers of information.

    The current prototype creates one of three images familiar from TV weather maps on the bread using stencils that mask part of the slice while the rest continues to be toasted. The images are made of heat-resistant plastic and stay rolled up round an axle until needed.

    Toasting success

    When bread is first inserted into the forecasting toaster, it is browned just like in any other toaster. But in the last 20-30 seconds of toasting, an electric motor inside the toaster rolls out the appropriate stencil in front of the bread.

    To ensure the symbols are uniformly etched on to the bread, the controller chip inside the toaster notes how dark someone wants their bread browned and only unrolls the stencil for the last 20 seconds or so of toasting time. "It works with brown, but best with white," said Mr Southgate. "But it should work with any bread."

    Weather forecast information is held on a website created just for the smart toasters and this is consulted regularly via a modem inside the toaster to find out the latest information. Mr Southgate was keen for the toaster to work like any other and make no special demands on users.

    After much thought Mr Southgate concluded that the internet was the easiest way to supply forecasts to the toaster. He learned the Java programming language to help him program the toaster to call up the weather website.

    TV licence

    Prior to turning to the web, he considered extracting information from the TV text services Ceefax or Teletext, but this could have meant buying a TV licence for each toaster, and running costs of up to £104 per year for the gadget would limit its appeal.

    Having got the toaster working Mr Southgate is now looking at ways of making it more versatile. He is experimenting with an array of heating elements that create a display 11 dots square.

    This could be used to draw weather maps, adverts or even write SMS messages from phones on to bread.

    Mr Southgate has been working on the forecasting toaster since August last year and has to have his project completed by 11 May. The finished device will go on show at Brunel on 11 June.
    A cloudy slice made by a prototype toaster

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