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Friday, March 30, 2007

Parody Trailer: 300 - PG Version

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Beauty & Brains: Aishwarya Rai

You may know her from: Any of the dozens of Bollywood films she's been in.

Why she's beautiful: She won the 1994 Miss World pageant. Declared the most beautiful woman of all-time by numerous web polls, magazine articles and Julia Roberts.


Why she's brainy: Was an A student at the prestigious Ruparel College in India (part of the University of Mumbai). Wanted to study medicine or zoology but ultimately ended up majoring in architecture. She is fluent in several languages including Hindi, Marathi, English and Tamil (her native tongue is Tulu).

Extra Credit: 60 Minutes segment on Aishwarya Rai.

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Paperback 404 Error

The 404 or Not Found error message is an HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with the server, but either the server could not find what was requested, or it was configured not to fulfill the request and not reveal the reason why. 404 errors should not be confused with "server not found" or similar errors, in which a connection to the destination server cannot be made at all.

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Diaper Wearing Gears Of War Player Tournament

Fort Collins C.O- Among the sixty plus competitors was a very determined team of young adults and one teenager who were equipped with disposable adult diapers. Security for the rented warehouse was forced to remove one of the players after others complained of the “septic tank like smell” coming from a nearby 16 year old gamer.


The team had the intention of only using the diapers for “an emergency trip” but after the 16 year old had consumed five cans of a caffeine loaded drink called a Spike Shooter he claimed he just couldn’t hold “it”. And “it” being the worst kind or it. Being the dedicated gamer he was he just tried to ignore his accident.

Nearby competitors felt it hard to overlook his slip up and asked him to be removed. After being removed from the tournament her proceeded to call local law enforcement and complain about his ejection not realizing he had attended an illegal paid gathering.

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Schoolgirls Bullied into Stripping Online

Bullies are no longer content to taunt their victims in the playground but are turning to cyberspace, according to Canadian researchers.

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They are using e-mail, text messaging and social networking sites in new forms of victimization. Cyber bullies are even forcing their girlfriends to undress in front of webcams and then sharing the images with others online.

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Flaming Piece of Space Junk Misses Airliner

Pilots of a Chilean commercial aircraft approaching the Auckland airport in New Zealand spotted flaming pieces of a satellite falling past their jet, the LAN Chile airline reported Wednesday.

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Elizabeth Hurley Has The Best Body In Britain

Elizabeth Hurley, who showcased her curves in the famous Versace safety-pinned dress, was named the number one British Body Idol in a poll of 5,000 women. The female celebrity in second place was Victoria Beckham while Former Hear'Say star Myleene Klass came in third.


Kelly Brook was fourth, followed by Kate Moss and Kate Winslet. Cat Deeley, Jordan, Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley complete the top 10. The list featured a wide variety of the top 100 woman of all shapes, sizes and ages.

This included Nigella Lawson, Davina McCall, Jemima Khan, Trinny Woodall, Lily Cole, Dame Helen Mirren, Carol Vorderman and Joanna Lumley.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Hand Washing | Did You Wash Your Hands?

One should rub wet, soapy hands together outside the stream of running water for at least 20 seconds, before rinsing thoroughly and then drying with a clean or disposable towel.

A dry paper towel should be used to turn off water and open exit door. Moisturizing lotion is often recommended to keep the hands from drying out, should one's hands require washing more than a few times per day.


Antibacterial soaps have been heavily promoted to a health-conscious public. To date, there is no evidence that using recommended antiseptics or disinfectants selects for antibiotic-resistant organisms in nature.

However, antibacterial soaps contain common antibiotics such as Triclosan, which has an extensive list of resistant strains of organisms. So, even if antibacterial soaps do not select for antibiotic resistant strains, they might not be as effective as they are marketed to be. These soaps are quite different from the non-water-based hand hygiene agents referred to below, which also do not promote antibiotic resistance.

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Beauty & Brains: Natalie Portman

You may know her from: Star Wars, Garden State, The Professional and a host of other great films.

Why she's beautiful: If she was hot enough for Darth Vader to go over to the darkside, she's hot enough for me (and don't get me started on her sexy voice!). And of course, when you're done go see Closer.


Why she's brainy: Finished high school with a 4.0 GPA. Attended Harvard University where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Also engaged in graduate studies at Hebrew University. Speaks Hebrew, French and Japanese fluently.

Extra Credit: Did you know Natalie also raps? Check it out.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Maybe They Should Have Blurred Something Out?


Should have blured out that they where using a mac in this vista ad...HA HA HA HA.... Mac 1 - PC 0.

Thanks Pablo

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Folding@Home On Your PS3 Team 54595

Folding@home is fired up for a PS3 download today. We would like to see just how much damage that Cell processor could do to one of them work units. The app is a separate download from that of today's 1.6 firmware, though the update did land the Folding@home icon inside the "Network" section of the PS3 XMB menu without us having to do a thing.


The 50MB download took a few minutes, but after that we were up, running and crunching a work unit in no time. Sony predicted the average work unit would take an hour to complete, but ours says it's got a good 6-7 hours to go on its first unit, so we're not sure who's in error here, Sony or the prediction algorithm.

New team MoPo with number 54595 has been founded.

Any client program can contribute to the statistics for this team by putting the number 54595 in the team field (right-click to configure a client program)

http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=54595

Download your folding client here:

http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html

Leave your PS3 on for a good cause this Sunday night via

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Linda Vojtovako | MoPo Forum Arcade

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Supreme Court | Bong Hits 4 Jesus

The Supreme Court examines Monday a case raising questions over free speech rights in US high schools as it hears arguments over a student's unfurling of a banner proclaiming "Bong Hits 4 Jesus."


Joseph Frederick drew the ire of his school principal in Juneau, Alaska, on January 24, 2002, when the then 18-year-old student unveiled the huge banner in front of television cameras as the Olympic flame passed in front of a crowd.

Principal Deborah Morse, whose school had authorized the students to leave class for the event, was not amused by Frederick's linkage between Jesus and a bong, a pipe used to smoke marijuana.

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Your Eye's "Megapixel" Resolution

The average human retina has five million cone receptors on it. Since the cones are responsible for colour vision, you might suppose that this equates to a five megapixel equivilant for the human eye.

But there are also a hundred million rods that detect monochrome contrast, which plays an important role in the sharpness of the image you see. And even this 105MP is an underestimate because the eye is not a still camera.


You have two eyes (no kidding!) and they continually flick around to cover a much larger area than your field of view and the composite image is assembled in the brain - not unlike stitching together a panoramic photo. In good light, you can distinguish two fine lines if they are seperate by at least 0.6 arc-minutes (0.01.Degrees).

This gives an equivilant pixel size of 0.3 arc-minutes. If you take a conservative 120 degrees as your horizontal field of view and 60 degrees in the vertical plane, this translates to ...

576 megapixels of available image data.

Curiously - as a counterpoint to this - most people cannot distinguish the difference in quality between a 300dpi and a 150dpi photo when printed at 6x4", when viewed at normal viewing distances.

So: although the human eye and brain when combined can resolve massive amounts of data, for imaging purposes, 150dpi output is more than enough to provide adequate data for us to accept the result as photographic quality.

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I Got it Wrong With the Buy One Get One Free Card

Glen Fergusson - Sales and Marketing manager for a brand new Californian Porsche dealer. Has lost his job and faces possible legal proceedings as the company strives to reclaim the costs of the 18 Porches given away free under Glen's Opening day "buy one get one free promotion"


"I admit I didn't really do the numbers properly on this one" said Glen who told reporters that he had "seen the concept work really well for coffee stores" and in terms of numbers you could argue that Glen's campaign worked. As the new Porsche dealer sold 18 Porches in the first hour of the store opening.

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Corpse On A Plane: Dead People Move To First Class

Ever wonder what happens to the 10 people a year who die mid-flight? Well, if you're flying British Airways you get the final upgrade. Corpses fly first class.

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

50 Crazy Advertisements You Haven't Seen


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Video | Resistance: Fall Of Grandma

This video makes it look like her family locks her away in the corner of a cramped room and forces her to play games all day. She puts off her dementia by playing games in three dimensions, and prolongs her life by ending others' There's something special to hearing "Come on fuckers, die!!"


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Video | Leprechaun Sighting


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Happy St. Patrick's Day 2007

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Free Land Giveaway in Anderson Alaska!

Anderson, a little town in Alaska's interior, has no gas station, no grocery store and no traffic lights, but it does have plenty of woodsy land -- and it's free to anyone willing to put down roots in the often-frozen ground.


In a modern twist on the homesteading movement that populated the Plains in the 1800s, the community of 300 people is offering 26 large lots on spruce-covered land in a part of Alaska that has spectacular views of the Northern lights and Mount McKinley, North America's highest peak.

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Friday, March 16, 2007

NSFW | The Girls of Gaming


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Man Tells Cops Unicorn Caused Crash

A man told police not to blame him for crashing his truck into a light post it was that unicorn behind the wheel.

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Judgement Day


Judgment day is here. Show your tits and I will judge ‘em.

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House Catz Got Ur Stuff


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The Sea of Nudity

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Battleship Creators Sexist?

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Absolut Hacker

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Cop Dressed As 'Leprechaun' Tickets Speeding Drivers

An Orange County sheriff's deputy dressed as a leprechaun and equipped with a laser speed-detection gun targeted speeding and reckless motorists in the area of University Boulevard and state Road 417.


The "leprechaun" also held a sign reading, "Watch your speed or it will cost you your pot of gold." Speeding and aggressive drivers in Orange County needed more than the luck of the Irish to avoid a traffic citation this week.

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eBay | The Entire Super Nintendo Game Collection

Up for auction is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I used to be an avid collector of video games, but as times changed I decided to sell off my collection. The majority of it I have sold of piece by piece, but I no longer have the time or energy to do that. Many of you remember me from selling my NES collection a few months back and that was very good, but this collection is definitely my pride and joy.


The complete US Super Nintendo collection, every game COMPLETE IN BOX with manual and most inserts!

Every game that was commercially released in the US (list taken from the Digital Press Advanced Collector's Guide). Now I know some people will make a huge splash with the title of their auction, but then not have everything they are claiming.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Will Murai illustrator

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The Making of Wii PrOn Games

Making sex games is tough. Between political issues, the ESRB's ratings board, cultural differences and technical issues -- it's a war zone. At this point the sex games industry is still in its infancy, due to technical limitations and social implications.


Some of the hurdles these companies are trying to overcome is the obvious collision detection issues, linking up with dating sites and, most interestingly, how to get women involved in these games? For many of the games attempting to create a "real life hook-up" option, it kind of helps to give heterosexual men something to log in for. Otherwise, for the women on these services, it'll be a man-buffet.

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The Extreme End of Stubbornness

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Molotov Cocktail

Molotov cocktail, named after Vyacheslav Molotov and also known as the petrol bomb, benzene torch, Molotov grenade or Molotov bomb, is the generic name for a variety of crude incendiary weapons. While they are commonly associated with guerrilla forces and rioters, they are actually more frequently used for basic arson. In urban slang, they are often referred to as a “homemade frag,” "dragon's wrath," or “the poor man’s hand grenade.”


A Molotov cocktail consists of a glass bottle partly filled with flammable liquid, typically gasoline. When gasoline is used as the main ingredient, motor oil or sugar is commonly added to help the gasoline cling to the target. A gasoline soaked rag is placed in the neck of the bottle, extending out of the neck. The bottle is then corked in order to hold the rag in place. The rag is then lit, and the bottle is thrown.

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Is Your Website Banned in China?

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MPAA Wants New Rating For 'Hard R'

MPAA chairman Dan Glickman is trying to find a new rating that will group together the movies that currently tip the dirtier scale of the R-rating -- the 'hard R' films that contain copious amounts of nudity, the f-word every three seconds, or gruesome torture-horror imagery, for instance.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Tory Praver | MoPo Forum Arcade

Flash Shooting Games
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Blood & Gore Extreme Flash Games
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Oceans 13 | Trailer

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Krispy Kreme Nightly News


Those doughnuts must be awfully good....

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Help Desk Warning

WARNING!


If the help desk thinks your question is stupid, we will set you on fire.

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Vividus | Is a good night's sleep worth $50,000?

Betting weary-but-wealthy baby boomers are willing to do just that, mattress companies are fluffing up their selections of ultra-luxe beds that retail for more than the cost of cars, college tuition and parcels of land.


With a heart-stopping price tag approaching $50,000 -- $49,500 to be exact, although the price will climb to $59,750 in April -- the Vividus bed launched last year by the Swedish manufacturer Hastens is among the most expensive sold in the United States.

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Mechanic: I Have Sex with Cars

Chris Donald loves his work — he has sex with CARS. And he admitted last night: “Some men like boobs and bums, but I much prefer curvy bodywork.”

Chris, 38, has a recognised psychological condition that makes him physically attracted to motors.


He has had sex with more than 30 different models in 20 years — plus two motorboats and a pal’s JETSKI.

Chris, who DOES have a girlfriend, confessed: “A nice car for me is a feast for the senses. It’s about smells, feelings and tastes. If I see a gorgeous Mercedes I know I’d love to jump into bed with it.”

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Cat's Eye Nebula

The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Draco. Structurally, it is one of the most complex nebulae known, with high-resolution Hubble Space Telescope observations revealing remarkable structures such as knots, jets and sinewy arc-like features.


It was discovered by William Herschel on February 15, 1786, and was the first planetary nebula whose spectrum was investigated by the English amateur astronomer William Huggins in 1864.

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Tan Lines

A driver's tan is associated with extensive driving while hanging one arm out the window. The biker's tan is a tan line that goes up 3/4 of leg, where lycra bike shorts would normally begin to cover.

Some of the common tan lines associated with a farmer's tan include:


forearms (from a short-sleeve shirt or t-shirt)
neck (from shirt collar)
thighs (if shorts are worn)
ankles (from socks, only if exposed)
forehead (if a hat is worn)

Also, depending on the activity, the inner side of the arms may be paler than the outer side.

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

$1 Million Bugatti Veyron Supercar Totaled

OH Buga! A supercar worth £830,000 is loaded on to a truck after the world’s costliest road crash. The sleek Bugatti Veyron — one of only a dozen in the UK — was wrecked in a smash in pouring rain.


Yesterday insurance assessors began working out whether the hand-built French motor was repairable — or the most exclusive write-off on the planet. A police source said it was thought the Veyron — capable of 253mph — was doing around 100mph when it slewed out of control.

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New Daylight Saving Time Begins March 11, 2007

What is daylight-saving time?

Daylight-saving time is a system established to reduce electricity usage by extending daylight hours (clocks are set ahead one hour). This year, daylight-saving time begins at 2am on Sunday, March 11, 2007. Daylight-saving time ends at 2am on Sunday, November 4, 2007.

In the past, daylight-saving time began in April and ended in October. However, an energy bill signed by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005 extended daylight-saving time as part of a long-term solution to the nation's energy problems. The new law extended daylight-saving time by four weeks - beginning three weeks earlier and ending one week later.

Also under the new laws, the entire state of Indiana now observes daylight-saving time. Prior to the new laws, only certain areas of the state observed the time changes.


Exceptions in the United States

In the United States, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not follow daylight-saving time. And, the U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and American Samoa also do not observe daylight-saving time.

What countries follow daylight-saving time?

About 70 countries around the world observe daylight-saving time.
Neither China nor Japan observes daylight-saving time.
Many other countries refer to "daylight-saving time" as "summertime."

The history of daylight-saving time

1784 - Benjamin Franklin is thought to have come up with the idea for daylight-saving time. In a whimsical letter to a French journal, he said that Parisians could save thousands of francs a years by waking up earlier during the summer because it would prevent them from having to buy so many candles to light the evening hours.

1918 - The U.S. first adopts daylight-saving time, in the same act that created standard time zones, in an effort to save energy during World War I. It didn't prove popular, and, as a result, it was repealed the following year.

1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted "war-time," a year-round daylight-saving time to save energy during World War II. After the year-round shift ended in 1945, many states adopted their own summer time changes.

1966 - Congress established a national pattern for summer time changes with the Uniform Time Act. The act came in response from the transportation industry, which demanded consistency across time zones. The U.S. Department of Transportation now oversees time changes in the United States.

1973 - An oil embargo by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries led Congress to enact a test period of year-round daylight-saving time in 1974 and 1975. The test period was controversial; it ended after complaints that the dark winter mornings endangered children traveling to school. The U.S. returned to summer daylight-saving time in 1975.

1986 - The Federal law is amended to start daylight-saving time on the first Sunday in April, beginning in 1987. The ending date of daylight-saving time was never changed, and remained the last Sunday in October through 2006.

2005 - On August 8, President Bush signs the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law. Part of the act will extend daylight-saving time starting in 2007, from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

2007 - Daylight-saving time begins on Sunday, March 11 and ends on Sunday, November 4.

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Graffiti Reone USA

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Microsoft Soda


Nice free sodas on offer in the lobby of Microsoft's conference center. We're currently waiting for the Microsoft Research TechFest keynote to start. There are a lot of academics here as well as Europeans. I'm hearing French, Italian and Spanish wafting around the room, which is a nice change of pace from most of the conferences I attend.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

How to Argue the Argument Effectively & Win

I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me. You too can win arguments. Simply follow these rules:

MAKE THINGS UP

Suppose, in the Peruvian economy argument, you are trying to prove that Peruvians are underpaid, a position you base solely on the fact that YOU are underpaid, and you'll be damned if you're going to let a bunch of Peruvians be better off. DON'T say: "I think Peruvians are underpaid." Say instead:


"The average Peruvian's salary in 1981 dollars adjusted for the revised tax base is $1,452.81 per annum, which is $836.07 before the mean gross poverty level."

NOTE: Always make up exact figures.

If an opponent asks you where you got your information, make THAT up too. Say:

"This information comes from Dr. Hovel T. Moon's study for the Buford Commission published on May 9, 1982. Didn't you read it?" Say this in the same tone of voice you would use to say, "You left your soiled underwear in my bathroom."

USE MEANINGLESS BUT WEIGHTY-SOUNDING WORDS AND PHRASES

Memorize this list:

Let me put it this way
In terms of
Vis-à-vis
Per se
As it were
Qua
So to speak

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Elena Kulikova | Fashion Art Photography

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Clever Durex It's Really Big Advert

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Body Parts Delivered to Michigan Home

Two packages containing human body parts - including a liver and part of a head - meant for a medical research lab instead were delivered to a home.


The body parts, sent from China, were mistakenly dropped off Thursday at Franck and Ludivine Larmande's home by a DHL express driver who believed the bubble-wrapped items were pieces to a table.

``My husband started to unwrap one and said, 'This is strange, it looks like a liver,''' Ludivine Larmande said. ``He started the second one, but stopped as soon as we saw the ear.

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House Catz Got Ur Stuff


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This parking meter is NOT A BOMB

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Halo 3 Promo Poster

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Music Featured in iPod Commercials

1G 10/2001 "Take California" The Propellerheads
3G 04/2003 "Hey Mama" Black Eyed Peas
3G 04/2003 "Rock Star (Jason Nevins Remix)" N.E.R.D.
3G 04/2003 "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?" Jet


4G 06/2004 "Channel Surfing" Feature Cast
4G 06/2004 "Walkie Talkie Man" Steriogram
4G 06/2004 "Saturday Night" Ozomatli
4G [U2 Edition] 10/2004 "Vertigo" U2
4G 01/2005 "Ride" The Vines

Shuffle 1G 01/2005 "Jerk It Out" Caesars
4G 06/2005 "Technologic" Daft Punk
4G 06/2005 "Feel Good Inc." Gorillaz
Nano 1G 09/2005 "Gimme That" The Resource

5G 10/2005 "Original of the Species" U2
5G 10/2005 "Lose Yourself" Eminem
5G 10/2005 "Sparks" Wynton Marsalis
Nano 1G 04/2006 "Cubicle" Rinôçérôse
5G 04/2006 "Love Train" Wolfmother

5G 08/2006 "Someday Baby" Bob Dylan
Nano 2G 09/2006 "The Audience Is Listening Theme Song" Cut Chemist
Shuffle 2G 09/2006 "Who's Gonna Sing?" Prototypes
5G 01/2007 "Flathead" The Fratellis

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Solar Powered Energy

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Hayden Panettiere | MoPo Forum Arcade

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Kevin Russell Tries to Cash $50K Check From God

Kevin Russell found out it's not easy trying to cash a check from God. The 21-year-old man was arrested Monday after he tried to cash a check for $50,000 at the Chase Bank in Hobart that was signed "King Savior, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Servant," Hobart police Detective Jeff White said.


Russell was charged with one count attempted check fraud and one count intimidation, both felonies, and one count resisting law enforcement, a misdemeanor. He could face prison time.

Police were called to the bank after Russell tried to cash the check, which was written on an invalid Bank One check with no imprint, White said. Russell had several other checks with him that were signed the same way but made out in different dollar amounts, including one for $100,000.

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O'hEocha Audiophile's Speakers | BMW 3D

Made in western Ireland by former BMW designer Aonghus O'hEocha, founder of O'hEocha, manufacturers of preeminent audio systems, these hand-crafted 200-watt isobaric speakers provide the clearest three-dimensional soundstage performance available.

The 1" tweeter drive unit is mounted on an isolated rubber insert at the top of the the assembly with a control spike that minimizes resonance transfer from midrange to treble.


The two 61/2" midrange drive units, one forward-firing and one rear-firing, are mounted on their own suspension system that prevents low frequencies from being transferred to the spherical midrange enclosure; the spheres rotate horizontally, allowing you to fine tune your listening environment without having to move the spe akers.

Two 11" subwoofers are mounted cone-to-cone in an isobaric configuration that generates thunderous bass, providing the enclosure with an effective volume of 1 1/4' cu., resulting in extended bass frequency response equivalent to a speaker enclosure twice its size.

Both speakers have two bass reflex ports for their subwoofer assemblies that equalize air-flow throughout the enclosure to minimize resonance common to single-port designs, resulting in distortion-free bass that can be tuned to reach frequencies as low as 25Hz.

The speakers single-piece hyperboloid enclosures are made of aircraft grade aluminum and a PVC/steel composite, reinforced by 3/8" diameter horizontal and vertical bracing rods that ensure maximum rigidity and minim ize sound wave distortions.

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Wireless Water-Proof iPod Alarm Clock Speaker

These water resistant speakers receive a wireless signal from an iPod docking station, allowing you to listen to your iPod in the shower or by the pool while your iPod is in another room. Using wireless technology, the speakers can pick up the docking station's signal from up to 150' away to generate crisp sound through the 3" full-range 6-watt speaker, ensuring optimal audio.


The docking station recharges iPods while playing and is compatible with all iPod nanos, 30 GB and 60 GB iPod video, and the 20 GB iPod photo. The speakers have an integrated AM/FM radio, alarm clock function, an easy to read LCD, an automatic shut-off function, three audio/video out jacks, and one audio in jack for connection to a PC or CD player.

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The Flying Alarm Clock

This digital alarm clock launches a rotor into the air that flies around the room as the alarm sounds, flying up to 9' in the air, and will not cease ringing until the rotor is returned to the alarm clock base, compelling even the most stubborn sleepers to get out of bed on time.

The alarm clock has a continuous snooze function that rings every seven minutes for an entire hour, an easy to read LCD, and a six-button control panel for ease of programming.

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Video | Screamer

After grabbing the user's attention, the flash is abruptly interrupted by an unexpected image, usually accompanied by a burst of sound, such as a scream or roar. The picture can range from a crude cartoon to an explicitly gruesome image, in which case the shock comes partially from the content of the picture.

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In most cases, the picture itself, upon further viewing, is not in actuality very scary. Therefore, in almost all of these animations, the shock comes primarily from the startling, unsettling scream, which transmit and magnify the scariness of the image and the shock itself in whole.

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Granny Finds Grenade in Groceries

A 74-year-old Italian grandmother who bought a sack of potatoes at the her local market found a live grenade among the spuds.

But Mauriello was still shaking off her close brush with death. It didn't look like a potato and it was heavier than one. But what if she had cooked it?


Police said the pine cone-shaped grenade, which had no pin and was still active, was the same type used by U.S. soldiers in Europe in World War Two. Authorities believe the mix-up happened at a farm in France, where the grenade was plucked from the ground along with potatoes.

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The Larvae Burrow into Your Brain. Then You Die.

When parasite expert Kevin Kazacos looked into a die-off at a chicken farm in Indiana in 1979, he found it "dramatic, so pathogenic, it looked like nothing I'd dealt with before.


In 1980, he saw the first confirmed human death, a Pennsylvania boy who apparently had eaten feces from raccoons living in the family's chimney. Like the birds, the boy had neurological problems and trouble controlling his muscles. The autopsy showed roundworm larvae in his brain.

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Armed Force Career Center

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2007 Saleen Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang

The 2007 Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang was first shown at the New York Auto Show last year. It promised 370 hp and a beefed up suspension that would emulate the performance of the 1970 championship-winning Boss 302 that Parnelli Jones helped make famous back in the golden era of Trans-Am racing.


With retro touches like the Grabber Orange paint, black stripes, rear wing, jutting front lip, chrome surrounds on the grille and rear lights, rear window louvers, Minilite-like wheels, and the Shaker hood, it instantly became our favorite Mustang.

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16yr Old Girls Laughed While Robbing Bank

Georgia authorities Wednesday were searching for two young girls, possibly teenagers, who robbed a supermarket bank branch, laughing as they held up a teller with nothing but sunglasses to disguise their faces.


The two handed a Bank of America branch teller a note demanding cash, smiled as they waited and then walked out with stolen money Tuesday, police said. It wasn't clear if they had a weapon, police said.

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A Pizza Vending Machine?

You can purchase all sorts of things from vending machines these days, from soda and candy to iPods and cell phones. But freshly made pizza? That just doesn't seem to make any sense. How can you make pizza in a vending machine? Has the whole world gone mad?!


Well, guess what? It's coming. Wonderpizza vending machines provide you with a 9-inch pizza in 2 minutes without you having to worry about humans touching it at any point in the process. That is unless the secret of the Wonderpizza machines is that they have very small people inside making pizzas very quickly. In which case I would feel pretty bad about buying pizzas from them.

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Oilers Retire Mark Messier's No. 11

It was like old times as Mark Messier brought Edmonton fans to their feet on Tuesday night. The only difference was he failed to inspire the hometown Oilers to victory.


Messier, who celebrated five of his six career Stanley Cups with the Oilers before retiring in 2005, had his No. 11 raised to the rafters of Rexall Place in an emotional ceremony prior to Edmonton's 3-0 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.

The 46-year-old Edmonton native is the sixth member of the Oilers so honoured, joining Al Hamilton (3), Paul Coffey (7), Jari Kurri (17), Grant Fuhr (31) and Wayne Gretzky (99), now head coach of the Coyotes.

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