Weird Wednesday: Windows 3.11 on a phone, gaming by brain waves

Posted on February 26, 2009. Filed under: Windows | Tags: , , , |

By Lee Mathews

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This morning, Brad wrote about one enterprising individual’s success with getting lightweight Linux window managers running on an Android handset.

That’s cool and all, but a user at Polish site FrazPC has taken things to a whole new level of nerdiness. His project: getting Windows 3.11 to run on the Symbian-powered Nokia N95 (link to site via Google Translate). Sure, the graphics look better on the Android hacks, but there’s something cool about seeing the OS from my family’s first non-Commodore PC running on a cell phone. At last you’ll be able to bask in the horror of Hot Dog Stand conveniently, no matter where you are!

Speaking of which, there’s retina-burning rendition you can see at Hot Dog Stand Tribute. Sadly (or perhaps not so much), the Windows XP theme download isn’t working.

In another flashback – this time to something a bit more recent, remember Vic’s item about software that records your dreams? How about a piece of hardware you can buy right now that can pull off headshots using the power of your brain? If you haven’t seen OCZ’s Neural Impulse Actuator, it’s a whole lotta crazy.

You can check out a video of its creator utilizing the device in a head-to-head combat on G4. Sure, he gets schooled, but that hardly takes away from the cool factor. I’m not certain I want my brain controlling my computer directly just yet. I’m a tad worried about possible detriment due to random, misguided thoughts.

Source: downloadsquad

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