This listing is for a FREE, yes FREE Ferrari. The vehicle is thrown in with my beautiful townhouse in the cathedral city of Durham.
The valuation of the house is in excess of £367,000 and I will not accept a penny less. Barratt are actually selling similar houses on the same estate up to £383,000. This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest your hard earned money in an excellent home and get to own the BEST looking Ferrari ever without paying for it!! Everyone says I am crazy but I am determined to move to my new house and if giving my beloved Ferrari away is what it takes then that's fine.
Three Florida banks have had their Web sites compromised by hackers in an attack that security experts are calling the first of its type.
Earlier this month, attackers were able to hack servers run by the Internet service provider that hosted the three banks' Web sites. They then redirected traffic from the legitimate Web sites to a bogus server, designed to resemble the banking sites, according to Bob Breeden, special agent supervisor with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Computer Crime Center.
Users were then asked to enter credit card numbers, PINs, and other types of sensitive information, he said. According to Breeden, the affected banks are Premier Bank, Wakulla Bank, and Capital City Bank, all small regional banks based in Florida.
This attack was similar to phishing attacks that are commonly used against online commerce sites, but in this case hackers had actually made changes to legitimate Web sites, making the scam much harder for regular users to detect.
New software that hides on cell phones and captures call logs and text messages is being sold as a way to monitor kids and spouses. But one security company calls it a Trojan horse.
The FlexiSpy application captures call logs, text messages and mobile Internet activity, among other things. The software, released at the beginning of March, sells for $49.95 and is advertised by Bangkok, Thailand-based Vervata as a tool to monitor kids and unfaithful spouses. The data captured is sent to Vervata's servers and is accessible to customers via a special Web site.
The airline will cease its public charter flights April 17 and will run only private charters out of Winston Salem, N.C.
Bob Brooks, the airline's founder, and its president, Mark Peterson, said Hooters Air will serve large groups such as sports teams and tour groups, which was the original business model for Pace Airlines. Brooks acquired Pace in December 2002.
In a clash of cultural icons, the Beatles' record company, Apple Corps, wants Apple Computer to stop using its familiar logo, in the shape of an apple with a bite out of it, on the iTunes Music Store. Apple Corps contends that the use of the logo infringes on a 1991 agreement, which it says barred Apple Computer from using the logo in connection with the sale of music.
But it is the first case between the companies in the era of digital downloading. That technology, which did not exist in 1991, now accounts for more than 6 percent of music sales, the industry says.
"The agreement was intended to say, We do music, you do computer software delivery systems," Mr. Vos said of the 1991 deal. "The moment you cross the line is when you say you're in the record business."
The opening day of the trial was filled with light moments, as when Mr. Vos demonstrated the workings of iTunes for Justice Edward Mann, who took notes on a Dell laptop. Mr. Vos downloaded a copy of "Le Freak," a 1970's hit from Chic, and proceeded to play it for the court.
Without the logo, Mr. Vos said, "iTunes is a jolly good name."
Four burgers at his neighborhood Burger King cost George Beane a whopping $4,334.33.
Beane ordered two Whopper Jr.s and two Rodeo cheeseburgers when he pulled up to the drive-through window last Tuesday. The cashier, however, forgot that she'd entered the $4.33 charge on his debit card and punched in the numbers again without erasing the original ones — thus creating a four-figure bill.
Burger King did not charge the Beanes for their meal, and the couple got their $4,334.33 back on Friday. "For those three days, those were the most expensive value burgers in history," Pat Beane said.
A life-size sculpture of a naked Britney Spears kneeling on a bearskin rug as she gives birth will be on display next month at Brooklyn's Capla Kesting Fine Art gallery.
Last time I checked women give birth in a slightly different position, it appears the bear skin rug is in more pain than Britney.
This photograph, released by sculptor Daniel Edwards on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, shows his sculpture of singer Britney Spears giving birth. The life-sized 'Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston,' shown at the artist's studio in Moosup, Conn., will be shown at the Capla Kesting Fine Art gallery in the Williamsburg section of New York beginning April 7.
Whether you're on the giving or receiving end of things, you've probably asked yourself, how much water can a condom hold? So did we. So we put the scientific method Mrs. Renfroe taught us in 7th grade science class to work, with some surprising results.
Based on our results, we were able to draw some conclusions about the capacity and durability of certain brands and/or types of condoms. Not surprisingly, the Magnum brand, which is designed to accommodate extra-large jimmies, took top prize, demonstrating a truly impressive ability to hold water. We had to stop filling the Magnum XL before it actually burst to avoid the risk of a flash flood. Not surprisingly, the poorest performer was the Vis A Vis Ultra Thin, holding a paltry 2 ½ gallons. That ultra thin latex may give better sensation, but it won’t stand up to much pressure. The LifeStyles Snug Fit condom also demonstrated a predictably lower than average capacity. Trojan’s Her Pleasure condom and the Kimono Sensation condom proved surprisingly tough, rivaling the performance of the Magnum brand. We think this was due to the texturing on the condom surface, which requires thicker latex and may contribute to the condom’s ability to withstand pressure.
Earlier today I was looking at some fancy-pants Rhinestone brass knuckles. If people think that's cool, check out Krissy's implanted silicone brass implants by Joe Amato in Florida. You may also remember Joe as one of the gonzo piercers who brought us eyelid piercing.
The procedure took a few hours (after which Krissy went back to work the same day) with most of the time being spent laying anchor stitches to reduce shifting. Healing was uneventful with some bruising and swelling for the first week. Mederma treatment is starting soon to minimize the insertion scar.
John Claassen wants a date so badly he's suing for one. He's taking eHarmony.com to court, because the popular online matchmaker refused to find him the perfect mate.
Why? Because he is married.
Technically, Claassen says, he is legally separated. But that's not good enough for eHarmony, which says it is in the business of matching singles ``free of relationship commitments.'' That puts him in cyber-dating limbo.
``Most people don't file a suit to get a date,'' Claassen said Friday after filing a civil rights suit last week in Alameda County Superior Court. ``If I had my druthers, I'd be divorced by now. I'm emotionally in a different state than I am legally,'' the 36-year-old Emeryville lawyer said.
Claassen alleges eHarmony is discriminating against him on the basis of his marital status. He and his wife of eight years separated last May, and he expects the divorce to be final within two months. When he reached marital status on eHarmony's online compatibility profile, he responded truthfully: ``legally separated.''
Skyler Bartels kept looking over his shoulder. It's a habit he picked up living at the Windsor Heights Wal-Mart for three days.
Really living there. Eating, sleeping, checking out the DVDs, never leaving. The plan was to spend his entire spring break there. Under the radar.
Skyler Bartels, a Drake University sophomore from Harvard, Neb., spent part of last week finding out whether he could live inside a Wal-Mart store. He wandered the supercenter in Windsor Heights for 41 hours, subsisting on Wal-Mart products.
Some kids go to Cancun. Skyler Bartels, a Drake University sophomore from Harvard, Neb., went to the garden and patio department.
Tick, 20,000 dollars, tock, another 20,000 dollars.So rapid is the rise of the US national debt, that the last four digits of a giant digital signboard counting the moving total near New York's Times Square move in seemingly random increments as they struggle to keep pace.
The national debt clock, as it is known, is a big clock. A spot-check last week showed a readout of 8.3 trillion -- or more precisely 8,310,200,545,702 -- dollars ... and counting.
Sometime in the next two years, the total amount of US government borrowing is going to break through the 10-trillion-dollar mark and, lacking space for the extra digit such a figure would require, the clock is in danger of running itself into obsolescence.
Back in 1998, the federal government declared that its landmark antitrust suit against the Microsoft Corporation was not merely a matter of law enforcement, but a defense of innovation. The concern was that the company was wielding its market power and its strategy of bundling more and more features into its dominant Windows desktop operating system to thwart competition and stifle innovation.
So what's wrong with Microsoft? There is, after all, no shortage of smart software engineers working at the corporate campus in Redmond, Wash. The problem, it seems, is largely that Microsoft's past success and its bundling strategy have become a weakness.
As a result, each new version of Windows carries the baggage of its past. As Windows has grown, the technical challenge has become increasingly daunting. Several thousand engineers have labored to build and test Windows Vista, a sprawling, complex software construction project with 50 million lines of code, or more than 40 percent larger than Windows XP.
Two Trojan horses with distinctive traits have been flagged by security researchers: one that hijacks one-time-use passwords, and another that hides behind a rootkit.
As a result, those one-time PINs and transaction numbers are never logged onto the Web site and they remain valid, said Ramses Martinez, a director at security firm iDefense. The intruders likely store the data either for their own use or sell them on to others, he added.
The attackers attempt to place the Trojan on a computer using an exploit for the Windows Meta File flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer, according to a Symantec advisory. The potential victim must visit a malicious Web site to infect their system, and attackers may use e-mails to direct them there. A keylogger, which surreptitiously records the user's keystrokes, is installed on the computer alongside the Trojan.
Sana Labs discovered the other Trojan, which is distributed alongside a rootkit that hides it. The malicious software spreads via the Alcra worm, which directs infected Microsoft Windows PCs to Web sites where the programs are downloaded, Sana said.
Fernandina Beach Post Office has returned to its usual calm. Thursday, it was packed with soldiers and cops. Some of them were actors; some of them were the real deal.
It all started when members of the Spanish Club at Fernandina Beach High School asked Postmaster, Rod Steedley to use the building. "They contacted me because they needed to use an old building in one of the scenes," said Steedley. He gave them permission. On Thursday evening, the teens packed into the building with their costumes, scripts and fake plastic guns.
Someone from O'Kane's Pub across the street saw the guns and called police. According to Steedley they told police there was a hostage situation. The SWAT team closed off the streets, pulled their guns and aimed them at the doors.
"I came out the doors and the whole SWAT team was out there," said Steedley. "They had the building surrounded," he added. Steedley hadn't warned police about the movie shoot. They thought it was the real thing.
Paul A. Flaherty, a computer engineer who helped create the pioneering AltaVista online search engine, has died. He was 42. Flaherty died March 16 of a heart attack at his home in Belmont, Calif., about 20 miles south of San Francisco, family members said Friday.
Flaherty came up with the idea of indexing Web pages that made the AltaVista search engine one of the most popular Internet search tools in the mid-1990s. The Web site was made public in December 1995 and within weeks was processing several million searches a day. It was spun off from Digital Equipment as a private company in 1999.
Flaherty served as director for technical strategy at AltaVista until leaving in 2000 to work in management consulting. Before his death, he was vice president for product development at TalkPlus, a telecommunications software company in Menlo Park. Born in Milwaukee and raised in Minnesota, Flaherty earned a doctorate in electrical engineering in 1994 from Stanford University and never quite shook his Midwest roots despite his success in Silicon Valley, Michael Flaherty said.
So all you could really afford was an Acura NSX but what you really wanted was that Ferrari. Well in pictures - lots and lots and lots - you will learn how to transform your Acura into a Ferrari in no time.
Julian Beever is an English artist who is famous for his art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium. Its peculiarity? Beever gives his drawings an anamorphosis view, his images are drawn in such a way which gives them three dimensionality when viewing from the correct angle. It's amazing !!!
This page provides a look into what most of the general public never gets to see - the cockpits of some of the most famous, expensive, powerful aircraft in military and civilian history. It is an interesting exercise to see how the cockpit of the aircraft has evolved from simple gauges and readouts to technical LCD displays and the like.
Here is a hi-tech gadget that appears it could have come from Q's laboratory. Who would believe that this Zippo-style case does not contain a lighter, but instead actually contains a digital camera capable of holding over 300 images?
The l'espion S uses ST Micro technology to capture highly-detailed images with incredibly small file sizes. After all, it wouldn't be terribly stealthy stopping in the middle of a "mission" to insert another memory card, would it? Sneaking a pic indoors is also inconspicuous thanks to LiteSync technology that allows you to take clear images in fluorescent lighting without using a flash.
When you require an especially deft touch, use the surveillance mode to automatically capture images at preset intervals up to 90 minutes apart, spanning up to nineteen days! Of course, you can also capture video clips with sound, so you can record that elusive piece of evidence wherever you may find it.
This little gadget can also come in handy when you need to take a quick mental note, thanks to its voice recording function. This tiny little gem will record up to 12 minutes of crystal clear audio, so you don't forget any important pieces of information. A nice touch for a secret agent, or an everyday businessman who aspires to be one...
Who knew computers would be so advanced in the year 2001? Certainly not us... we were damn impressed with Furby and along comes HAL. HAL was created in 1992 at the HAL plant in Illinois... then had some minor "issues" during a 2001 space mission.
Subsequently HAL's memory units were removed for later examination and some of these happened to fall into our hands... or that's what some Dave guy told us. Technology wasn't quite as refined back then but these slim USB thumb drives can hold 1 Gig of your files and interface using USB 2.0, an engineering miracle at the time. All of HAL's schizophrenic tendencies should be removed but we guarantee nothing. Watch your computer carefully for any erratic behavior and please leave your pod bay doors open.
Dell will reed to purchase high-performance PC vendor Alienware, the two companies announced Wednesday.
The acquisition will "compliment Dell's own line of high-performance computers," while giving the Alienware products the benefits of Dell's "supply chain and operational efficiencies," the companies said in a statement.
The purchase, which was rumored for weeks, is expected to clear regulatory requirements in 30 to 60 days. Ultimately, the acquisition will shorten the time it takes for customers to get their hands on Alienware's sleek gaming workstations and laptops.
Savanna Samson did just that, but when it received a score of 90 to 91 out of 100 by wine guru Robert Parker, the project became serious. It turns out Samson, the star of "The New Devil in Miss Jones," has produced an exceptional wine, becoming the toast of two industries: wine-making and pornography.
"I never wanted to just do gimmick. That would just happen with me being a porn star, me having a photographer shoot the label, how risque could I get on the label -- all those things," Samson, the stage name for 31-year-old Natalie Oliveros, said in an interview.
The seriousness of the idea was lining up a respected wine maker. So she convinced Italy's Robert Cipresso -- also a vintner to the Vatican -- to join the project.
Parker has been called the most influential wine critic in the world, and a score of 90 to 95 denotes "an outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character."
"Today's Front Pages" is an online presentation of one of the Newseum's most popular exhibits. Every morning, more than 400 newspapers from around the world submit their front pages to the Newseum via the Internet. Read today's newspaper headlines from more than 400 U.S. and international newspaper front pages - updated everyday.
When the Newseum opens in 2007 in downtown Washington, D.C., the Front Page Gallery will give visitors an up-close look at the day's news on 80 newspaper front pages from every state, the District of Columbia and countries around the world. The gallery — featuring a spectacular view of the U.S. Capitol — will provide the perfect setting for visitors contemplating the relationship between press and democracy.
Until then, the full selection of each day's front pages is available on newseum.org by 9:30 a.m. daily.
This is about as psychedelic as screensavers get. I thought my Plasma saver was at the top of the scale, but this one is even more nauseating. You'd better find one of those air sickness bags before you stare at this one for too long.
This is a real number cruncher of a screensaver. Computers are getting much more powerful these days, and my old savers don't bring them to their knees like they use to. This one does. Of course, you can still turn the settings way down if you have a pathetic, old computer.
The most full-blown fireworks screensaver ever. It has bright lights, smoke trails, clouds that are illuminated by the explosions, sound effects, and plenty of other eye candy. I hope you have a powerful graphics card. Keyboard commands allow you to launch various types of rockets, pause the movement of the fireworks, and control the camera with the mouse. OpenGL is used for the graphics and OpenAL is used for the sound.
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) said on Tuesday it plans to delay the consumer launch of its much-anticipated Windows Vista operating system to January 2007 from its earlier target of the second half of 2006, sending its shares down nearly 3 percent.
Microsoft said Vista is delayed because it wants to improve overall quality, particularly in security, and that PC makers didn't want the operating system introduced in the middle of holiday sales, because a new version would create instability in the market.
Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft is planning six core offerings of the Vista operating system, targeting how people use computers instead of PC hardware specifications.
Three will be aimed at consumers, two at business users, and a stripped-down version for emerging markets. Unlike the current Windows XP, there will be no versions designed specifically for advanced 64-bit computing, multimedia computers or Tablet PCs.
The Lapjuicer is intended to be used by a lap-dancer in a club. The performer uses their body with the object, in order to extract fruit juices that can be drunk by one or more spectators.
The prototype has now been superseded by finished versions, one of which is on exhibit in The Victoria & Albert Museum (London) between June 16th and August 29th 2005. It will be part of an exhibition entitled ‘Touch Me’.
“I can’t decide if this is the best idea ever, or if its just too gross to think about drinking fresh squeezed juice mixed in with some ass sweat of a stripper named Candy.” ~ flauntingit
One college student's documentary pictoral of what has happened to his home since his mother became an eBay addict.
My mother is insane. Like, one of those ebay ladies you see on the local news insane. Since it's inevitably going to come up I'll get out of the way that I am too, but at least I take a full dose of my medication. I've been meaning to make this thread for about the last year, but the longer I waited the more interesting the situation became.
In her house, there's an entire wall covered by outdated calendars, all displaying different months. There's the refrigerator entirely covered by magnets. There's the shower filled with boxes. By the way, if you sold a snow globe on eBay not too long ago, you might want to check this out so you can see its new home. Because it looks like she bought all the snow globes. That's right. ALL.
I think we are all not indifferent to abandoned things. The Abandoned have some sort of a strong and complicated connection with our souls; some people get scared and try to escape their impressions, some fight with them and try to destroy or rebuild or just leave their own footprint on the abandoned site to prove that they're stronger than this world. And some do not try to do anything - they just look and listen to the Abandoned, enjoying those impressions, feeling the real meaning of time.
Google has launched a long-awaited financial news site, which will compete directly with significant Web traffic generators for Yahoo! and Microsoft's MSN unit.
Google's (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ) site, finance.google.com, will compile news, stock-price data, stock charts, company fact pages and other financial data, much like the offerings at other finance Web sites. Finance sites are some of the most popular on the Internet, attracting 161 million visitors in January, according to ComScore Media Metrix; that total was up 23% from the previous year.
Unlike other financial Web sites, Google will not produce any of its own information, instead relying on providers like Reuters, Hoovers and Morningstar to produce their data and charts. Google will also use its own Web crawling software to integrate data, such as news, photos, blog posts and corporate Web sites.
Everyone who grew up in the 70’s or 80’s knows that holograms were supposed to be our future. From Leia’s message to Jaws 19, holograms were supposed to integrate into our lives, and provide knowledge and entertainment. Time to bring back your red-lined dreams, and play with them in the comfort of your own home or cubicle.
The Design a Hologram Kit has everything you need to make your own transmission holograms – up to 20 of them. Each film plate is a self-developing marvel (and refills are available from the manufacturer). The kit goes together quickly and easily, and exposure time for each film plate is about 10 minutes. Most hologram rigs require special dark rooms with tons of stabilizing equipment, as the slightest jiggle or pinprick of light can ruin the exposure. But this kit works so well, you could pull off a hologram on your office desk at work, slightly shushing those around you for a little quiet. Granted, it will work better in a dark, quiet space, but we’ve seen it work with florescent office lights overhead.
It empowers people around the world to make a valid passport photo using a digital camera in a private, confidential and professional manner. We are very confident in our service and thus offer a full money-back guarantee if your passport photo is rejected
Or go to your local photographer/drug store/registry?
#1. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Country of Origin: France Price: €1,000,000($1,192,057). With its notorious production delays finally over, Bugatti's Veyron is now on sale in Europe--and the company wants to bring it to the U.S.
#5. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Country of Origin: U.S. Price: €535,000 in Europe ($637,723)Price in U.S.: $555,000. Saleen's S7 Twin Turbo has fallen to fifth place from first last year, because all four nameplates ahead of it in this year's ranking are new. But the S7 remains one of the more recognizable (that's a relative term here) models on the list.
Cheaters figure out some pretty clever ways to sneak notes or answers into a test. They write facts on little pieces of paper, on the sleeves of a shirt, and even on their skin. Some hide open books under their desks or in their laps. Students have also found ways to use cell phones and pagers as cheat sheets, imagine if they spent that creative effort actually learning the material before the test. Whoodathunkit.
This is the brightest flashlight available, producing 15,000,000 candlepower (the equivalent of 150 60-watt bulbs), six times as bright as the lighthouse at Montauk Point, New York, and is visible more than six miles away.
There’s no earthly darkness the 80-watt high-powered H4 quartz halogen bulb cannot penetrate, and the lamp is rated to last 1,000 hours for a lifetime of emergency illumination during power outtages, blizzards, fog, rain, or any other condition.
Recipient of the prestigious Consumer Electronics Show Innovation Award, this is the SkyScoutTM handheld device named an Editor's Choice by Popular Mechanics that instantly identifies over 6,000 celestial objects at the touch of a button when aimed at any section of the night sky.
Unlike complicated software that requires proximity to a computer, or traditional telescopes that must be continually adjusted, this device uses a combination of automatic GPS-locating and three axis sensors measuring gravitational and magnetic fields, in addition to its own extensive built-in digital astronomy database, to establish its current position, eliminating the need to consult star charts and constantly adjust for location and time changes.
17 new games added today. Over 100 flash games available to registered members. Flash Shooting Games, Flash Retro Games, Flash Driving Games, Flash Casino Games, Flash Puzzles, Flash Fun & Timewasters, Blood & Gore Flash Games, Flash Sports Games and Flash Adult Games.
Registered members post high scores and earn forum points.
A full 2' long, this unique robotic shark has a full-range of motion to replicate the smooth, sleek swimming of one of nature's most efficient predators. It is able to gracefully maneuver up, down, left, right, and even backwards through water, in depths up to 9'. The shark can swim up to 40' from its handheld remote unit which is also submersible, allowing you to swim with your shark.
The shark can swim up to 40' from its handheld remote unit which is also submersible, allowing you to swim with your shark.
The media world is becoming increasingly fixated on appearances. And the number of tricks used to achieve the increasingly exaggerated ideals is growing. Many models have plastic surgery and even more are retouched so they appear to have bigger breasts, smaller stomachs or fuller lips. This will show how easy it is to change someone’s appearance in this ad.
You're sunning yourself on your apartment building roof, when suddenly, a crazed insurance salesman bursts through the roof access door and lunges toward you. Uh-oh! Your only escape is to jump to an adjoining rooftop and scramble to safety. What should you do?
Most people cannot jump farther than 10 ft., even at a full run. If the buildings are farther apart than this distance, you risk catastrophic injury or death. You must clear the distance and land on the other roof, or be able to grab on to a ledge on the other side. If the target building is lower, your forward momentum will continue to carry you even as you fall, so you may be able to leap a greater distance--though probably not more than about 12 ft. Pick a spot for takeoff and a spot for landing. Run at full speed toward the edge.
Enjoy eighty three acres of lush, green hillsides, a roaring river, swimming holes, sweeping mountain views, warm sunshine and riverfront acreage. Property includes houses, cabins and commercial buildings with rental income.
The zoning for all nine parcels is “Unclassified” which opens the possibility to do practically anything you wish with this property. The General Plan land use designation is Community Commercial Zone which is broadly interpreted to include most rural commercial uses including commercial recreation activities. Permitted uses include: stores, light commercial, antique shops, galleries, markets, restaurants, warehouses, hotels, motels, manufactured home parks, social halls, clubs, professional and business offices and residential development.
A couple sat down at one of server Amanda Newkirk's many tables. The woman had a turkey burger with extra mayo, fries and two tall Coors Lites to wash it down. The man had a bacon cheeseburger and sweet tea.
They ate and they left. But when their table was cleared that afternoon of March 7, waitress Amanda Newkirk discovered they had left her $1,000 cash on a $26.35 bill. A handwritten note on the check said: "Keep the change! Have a great day."
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Google Inc.'s Web search systems infringe on a publisher's copyright, a minor victory for the company which faces numerous suits charging that its services trample on the rights of authors.
In a ruling issued last Friday and made known on Thursday, Judge R. Barclay Surrick of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania rejected eleven allegations contained in a civil complaint by plaintiff Gordon Roy Parker of Philadelphia.
The eleven claims against Google had included accusations of copyright and trademark infringement, invasion of privacy, negligence, racketeering, abuse of legal process and civil conspiracy, according to the court documents.
Judge Surrick's ruling found that Google enjoys projection under an exemption to the Communications Decency Act for online service providers acting as an automatic redistributor of published material.
Today, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by people of all backgrounds in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Although North America is home to the largest productions, St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated in other locations far from Ireland, including Japan, Singapore, and Russia.
In modern-day Ireland, St. Patrick's Day has traditionally been a religious occasion. In fact, up until the 1970s, Irish laws mandated that pubs be closed on March 17. Beginning in 1995, however, the Irish government began a national campaign to use St. Patrick's Day as an opportunity to drive tourism and showcase Ireland to the rest of the world. Last year, close to one million people took part in Ireland 's St. Patrick's Festival in Dublin, a multi-day celebration featuring parades, concerts, outdoor theater productions, and fireworks shows.
A time-honored tradition on St. Patrick's Day is to drink green beer. But Brooklyn Brewery won't partake in the ritual. Instead, the brew pub serves up beer that's honey-colored or amber gold. In terms of environmental impact, however, its beers are as green as they come.
Brooklyn Brewery, located on Brewer's Row in Brooklyn, New York, is one of a handful of breweries around the country that uses sustainable energy when producing its beer.
Its choice of method is wind power, which provides 100 percent of the brewery's energy needs, making the 1,658,000 gallons of beer it produces green year-round. Brooklyn Brewery's energy bills are 10 percent to 13 percent higher than they would be otherwise, but its operators say leaning on alternative energy just makes sense.
Instant iPod and PSP Video... no PC required. Finally the future you dreamed of has arrived. Your iPod and PSP can play high quality video with stereo sound and not even break a sweat. But how often are you watching video?
Probably not much... and it's a damn shame with all that high-tech goodness in your hot little geek hand. Well fret no longer. The Neuros iPod &PSP Video Recorder is a standalone device that allows you to create movie files compatible with your iPod or PSP from any video input like your DVD Player, Cable Box or DVR.
Ripping movies from a DVD (that you of course have purchased) couldn't be easier. Simply hook the Neuros Recorder to the line outs of your DVD player, slap in a memory stick or CF card and use the Neuros' on-screen menu to start recording.
For playback on PSP you simply pull the memory stick from the Neuros, insert into the PSP... and instant video. To get video onto your iPod you need to have a card reader on your PC so you can drag the file into iTunes and copy it to your iPod.
Concerned about politicizing her favorite charity, singer-actress Jessica Simpson on Wednesday turned down a invitation to meet with U.S. President George W. Bush, a snub that left Republicans dismayed.
People close to Simpson said she declined a request to appear that same evening at the gala fund-raiser of the National Republican Congressional Committee -- even after she was offered some private face time with Bush -- because Operation Smile is a non-partisan group.
Having successfully completed a ten year sentence, incident free, for importing 75 tons of marijuana into the United States. I am now seeking a legal and legitimate means to support myself and my family.
Owned and operated a successful fishing business - multi vessel, one airplane, one island and processing facility. Simultaneously owned and operated a fleet of tractor-trailer trucks conducting business in the western United States.
During this time I also co-owned and participated in the executive level management of 120 people worldwide in a successful pot smuggling venture with revenues in excess of US$100 million annually.
Gear used to track everything from pickle jars to medicines may be vulnerable to viruses and hackers, say some. The impact of a successful attack would go far beyond your corner store.
A hacker goes into a store, buys a can of soup with an electronic tracking tag glued to the side, and takes it home. There, he attaches a different tag, this one with malicious code. He goes back to the store and lets the item get scanned anew at the cash register. This time, the code jumps from the tag onto the store's computer system, changes product prices and skews sales data, and creates an entrée for an outsider to gain access to the store's internal databases.
This isn't the stuff of hacker lore, says Andrew Tanenbaum, professor of computer science at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. On Mar. 15, he presented a paper outlining why he believes that scenario could very well be played out in so-called radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that are being used in growing numbers around the world to help companies track shipped items.
Rubin and several students broke encryption in a popular RFID system embedded in more than 150 million wireless car keys and over 6 million key chains used to pay for gas, according to a study published last year. To break the code, the investigators linked 16 commercially available microchips, costing less than $200 apiece, and programmed them to look for the security key for a tag owned by one of the researchers. The system cracked the code in 15 minutes.
For the past week I've been tracking my girlfriend through her mobile phone. I can see exactly where she is, at any time of day or night, within 150 yards, as long as her phone is on. It has been very interesting to find out about her day. Now I'm going to tell you how I did it.
First, though, I ought to point out, that my girlfriend is a journalist, that I had her permission ("in principle ...") and that this was all in the name of science, bagging a Pulitzer and paying the school fees. You have nothing to worry about, or at least not from me.
Body piercing and tattoos make way. The latest fashion trend to hit the Netherlands is eyeball jewelry.
Deborah Boer models the "Jewel Eye" in her hometown of Driebergen, Netherlands on Wednesday. The "Jewel Eye" is implanted underneath the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane covering the eye.
Dutch eye surgeons have implanted tiny pieces of jewelry called “JewelEye” in the mucous membrane of the eyes of six women and one man in cosmetic surgery pioneered by an ophthalmic surgery research and development institute in Rotterdam.
The procedure involves inserting a 0.13 inch wide piece of specially developed jewelry -- the range includes a glittering half-moon or heart -- into the eye’s mucous membrane under local anaesthetic at a cost of $610 to $1,232.
The Mannequin Gallery is mainly a Prop House. They create figures according to specifications in regards to measurements & pose. They can then create the needed special effect or build a costume using our figure. Some strangely disturbing custom made mannequins in their custom gallery.
Yes, now Fido can play fetch by himself. Really! The GoDogGo tennis ball launcher was designed to provide hours of healthy exercise and enjoyment for your dog. Think of GoDogGo as your dog's own personal playmate that's ready to play whenever he is!
It’s not necessary for your dog to put the balls back in the bucket to enjoy his GoDogGo ball launcher--you can always reload the bucket yourself. In fact, most Go Dog Go-addicted dogs have never been trained to do it and still love playing with GoDogGo. However, with just a little training (helpful tips are included with each Go Dog Go,) your dog can learn to put the balls back in the bucket for continuous play with GoDogGo.
Isaac Hayes has quit "South Park," where he voices Chef, saying he can no longer stomach its take on religion.
Hayes, who has played the ladies' man/school cook in the animated Comedy Central satire since 1997, said in a statement Monday that he feels a line has been crossed.
"There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins," the 63-year-old soul singer and outspoken Scientologist said.
"Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honored," he continued. "As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices."
In today’s Microsoft Connections Blog the author accidentally let it slip that Windows Vista will be released in November. The blog has since been changed to read “the second half of this year”.
This is the year… the year that Microsoft releases the newest version of Windows. We are targeting to make Windows Vista generally available in the second half of this year, and the exact delivery date will ultimately be determined by the quality of the product.. So what is so compelling that our customers would want to spend money upgrading to the Vista operating system? Let’s take a quick look at all that Vista offers a small business.
The mayor of a New Zealand town wants a nude cycling race to be called off - because the participants won't be wearing helmets.
John Hurley, mayor of the Tasman District on New Zealand's South Island, said police would look like "fools" if they allowed the race to go ahead for the third straight year, in spite of the objection of local residents.
Police said they had queried the legality of the race and found they can take no action.
"We have taken advice on the legality of their proposed action and have been advised that it falls short of an offense," Sergeant Arthur Clarence said Friday.
A 67-year-old man who drew his dead brother's pension for 26 years after taking on his identity was unmasked after police stopped him for driving without a seatbelt, authorities said on Thursday.
"During checks it emerged that just after his death the man assumed the identity of his older brother, who has been resting in peace in a Regensburg cemetery since he passed away in 1979," police in the central city of Kassel said.
Thanks to the physical similarity between the siblings, the impostor pulled off the switch by renewing his dead brother's passport. But he continued to use his real name on occasion.
A Sacramento County man says he will file a federal lawsuit in the coming week demanding the U.S. Treasury remove the words "In God We Trust" from American currency.
Michael Newdow is the same man who led a legal effort to ban the recitation of the pledge of allegiance in public schools because of the phrase "under God." Newdow says the words "In Good We Trust" on currency is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. He adds it, "excludes people who don't believe in God."
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Newdow's challenge of the pledge of allegiance because he's not the custodial parent of a student forced to say the prayer. The activist has since recruited other families who also oppose the pledge to re file the suit. It is now pending in the federal appeals courts.
You may remember that last February, Google was sued in Arkansas over what is commonly called click fraud. We’re very near a resolution in that case, so we thought we’d offer an update.
We’ve been discussing the case with the plaintiffs for some time and have recently come to an agreement with them which we believe is a good outcome for everyone involved. As a result, Google and the plaintiffs are going to ask the judge to approve the settlement, which would resolve the case.
Google's also posted a much longer statement on its blog. It covers that the judge still needs to approve the settlement, which would allow any Google advertiser to apply for credit involving questionable clicks from 2002 through the official settlement date. Specifically, it would be credit to buy new advertising given, not a refund.
Last year, there were reports of serious bed bug infestations in dozens of states. Now, a Chicago woman is suing a hotel for $20 million after waking up one morning with more than 500 bed bug bites.
How can you protect yourself? It’s tough because bed bugs only come out at night. They hide during the day in mattresses, headboards, upholstery and inside walls and baseboards. They can fit in a crevice the width of a playing card, and they can live for a year without food. Most people don’t know they have them until they’ve been bitten.
The American Medical Association is warning girls not to go wild during spring break. All but confirming what goes on in those "Girls Gone Wild" videos, 83 percent of college women and graduates surveyed by the AMA said spring break involves heavier-than-usual drinking, and 74 percent said the break results in increased sexual activity.
Sizable numbers reported getting sick from drinking, and blacking out and engaging in unprotected sex or sex with more than one partner, activities that increase their risks for sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.
It looks like bacon. Certainly more so than turkey bacon or various forms of tofu-related “facon”. The main visual dissimilarity comes out when you try to separate pieces of the raw meat - the fat layer on bBacon is more fragile than on pork bacon, and tends to expand into fat lacework if you pull it too hard.
It cooks like bacon. It cooks slowly, evenly and isn’t prone to scorching, like turkey bacon. It gives off LOTS of fat, if you cook it long enough to get strips good and crunchy. (Conveniently, I’d just cooked a kilo of real bacon before cooking 340g of bBacon. I saved the LARD from the former and the suet from the latter, and the volumes of fat yielded appear to be roughly proportional.)
This is not a Blimp. It's a sort of flying Queen Mary 2 that could change the way you think about air travel. It's the Aeroscraft, and when it's completed, it will ferry pampered passengers across continents and oceans as they stroll leisurely about the one-acre cabin or relax in their well-appointed staterooms.
Unlike its dirigible ancestors, the Aeroscraft is not lighter than air. Its 14 million cubic feet of helium hoist only two thirds of the craft's weight. The rigid and surprisingly aerodynamic body—driven by huge rearward propellers—generates enough additional lift to keep the behemoth and its 400-ton payload aloft while cruising. During takeoff and landing, six turbofan jet engines push the ship up or ease its descent.
Dana Reeve died Monday of lung cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center, said Sean Dougherty, a spokesman for the foundation.
"We are extremely saddened by the death of Dana Reeve, whose grace and courage under the most difficult of circumstances was a source of comfort and inspiration to all of us," Kathy Lewis, president and CEO of the foundation, said in a statement
When the time came to honour the patrons saint of Ireland's birthday, church officials gathered to choose a day, then realized that most of St. Patrick's life was a mystery. They finally narrowed his birthdate down to either March 8 or 9, but because they couldn't agree which was correct, they decided to add the two together and declared March 17 to be St. Patricks Day.
They paid down some debt. The balance on their JCPenney Platinum MasterCard had gotten to an unhealthy level. So they sent in a large payment, a check for $6,522.
And an alarm went off. A red flag went up. The Soehnges' behavior was found questionable. And all they did was pay down their debt. They didn't call a suspected terrorist on their cell phone. They didn't try to sneak a machine gun through customs.
They just paid a hefty chunk of their credit card balance. And they learned how frighteningly wide the net of suspicion has been cast. Eventually, his and his wife's money was freed up. The Soehnges were apparently found not to be promoting global terrorism under the guise of paying a credit-card bill. They never did learn how a large credit card payment can pose a security threat.
A new worm is spreading over the internet using a variety of social engineering techniques, including pretending to be a legal summons or offering pictures of Paris Hilton.
Bagle-DO spreads in emails with subject lines such as 'Pay your debts before we come to you', 'Call to your lawer [sic] immidiately [sic]', 'Lawsuit against you,' and 'We wait your response'.
The emails urge the recipient to open the attached file, which can be called 'lawsuit.exe', 'explanation.exe' or 'documents.exe'. If executed the worm installs itself on the PC and looks for other computers to infect. If the computer is running peer-to-peer software, it will install itself in the Shared Folder file claiming to be nude pictures of actress Kate Beckinsale, socialite Paris Hilton or pop starlet Britney Spears.
Do you take this woman -- and do you want fries with your bride? An Ohio couple got married this week under the golden arches. They exchanged their vows at a McDonald's near Dayton where they work together and met three years ago.
Trisha Lynn Esteppe says she and Tyree Henderson couldn't imagine a more romantic spot to hold their wedding. So, Monday afternoon they walked down a white aisle laid on the restaurant's floor. They had a traditional ceremony -- not far from the counter where customers continued to place their orders for Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets.
They were married by minister James Hartman, who says his first fast-food wedding was "just wonderful."
Apple Computer on Wednesday released a security update for Mac OS X that fixes 20 vulnerabilities, including a high-profile Web browser and Mail flaw disclosed last week.
The set of patches addresses a variety of security flaws, including several that could let an attacker gain control over a computer running the operating system software. The patch arrives after two weeks of intense scrutiny for Apple Mac OS X safety, prompted by the discovery of two worms and the disclosure of two security flaws in that period.
The Apple security update addresses those flaws, which affect the Safari Web browser and Apple Mail client. The vulnerabilities expose Mac users to risks that are more familiar to Windows owners: the installation of malicious code through a bad Web site or e-mail because of improper validation of downloads.
Research In Motion and NTP have agreed to settle the patent dispute over the BlackBerry device for $612.5 million, the companies announced in a press release on Friday. Under the agreement, RIM will receive a license to NTP's patents going forward, they said.
The agreement involves a one-time payment to NTP, RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie said during a Friday afternoon conference call. Even if the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office eventually overturns NTP's patents, NTP will not have to repay the $612.5 million. "There is no provision for the PTO re-exam. This is a full and final settlement," he said.
Sweet Jessica Alba is miffed at Playboy magazine. The "Dark Angel" cutie has threatened to sue the magazine for using her image on the cover of its March issue without permission. In the photo, which was obtained -- under false pretenses, according to Sony studio -- from her film, "Into the Blue," the actress appears bikini-clad, alongside a headline promoting "25 sexiest celebrities" and "Jessica Alba: Sex Star of the Year."
Actress Jessica Alba, who appears in a bikini on the cover of Playboy's March issue, is threatening to sue the magazine, claiming that Hugh Hefner & Co. are trying to make it seem that she appears in a "nude or semi-nude pictorial."
In this photo released by General Motors, Lindsay Lohan struts the runway alongside the Saturn SKY at the General Motors Annual 'Ten' Celebrity Fashion Show in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006. (AP Photo/General Motors)
Sheriff's detectives said Monday that they believe a gun's magazine discovered near the wreckage is connected to the crash, and they plan to interview an unnamed person who they believe was in the car with Swedish game machine entrepreneur Stefan Eriksson.
The totaled Ferrari was one of two Enzos that Eriksson brought into the United States from England along with the Mercedes SLR, Brooks said. But detectives concluded that the totaled vehicle did not have appropriate papers and was not "street legal" for driving in California, he said.
Detectives have been trying for nearly a week to sort out what exactly happened last Tuesday morning when Eriksson's Enzo — one of only 400 ever made — smashed into a telephone pole, totaling the car. Eriksson told deputies that he was the passenger and that a man he knew only as "Dietrich" was behind the wheel. But detectives have been openly skeptical of the story, noting that Eriksson had a bloody lip and that the only blood they found in the car was on the driver's-side air bag.
Microsoft Corp said yesterday it plans to sell six versions of the Windows Vista operating system, including a consumer edition with entertainment features now sold separately, to spark sales of the new software.
Windows Vista Home Premium will let users record and play television, use a wireless link to transmit shows to their TVs and enter data on a touch screen with a stylus, Microsoft's Neil Charney, a senior director for the world's largest software company, said in an interview last week.
CEO Steve Ballmer said this month that Microsoft aims to begin selling Vista in time for the holiday shopping season.
"If we're not in stores before Thanksgiving in the US anyway, that's not a good thing," he said in a Feb. 14 interview at a conference in Barcelona.