According to the figures, over a third (35%) of all Internet downloads are pornographic in nature, with 28,258 sweaty palmed clickers getting their rocks off to web porn every second of the day. Rather unimaginatively, ’sex’ is the most searched word.
When you need to transfer very large amounts of data over the internet, sooner or later you will hit a limit where it will actually be faster to send that data on disks over regular mail (often called sneakernet). Internet transfer rates are simply not enough for large data sets.
Imagine a company with two offices in different cities, perhaps even in different countries. Each office has a 100 megabit internet connection. If the company needs to send a large amount of data from one office to the other, theoretically a 100 megabit connection can muster about 45 gigabyte in one hour if there are no bottlenecks on the way. This ends up being just over one terabyte of data in 24 hours.
In other words, for anything larger than one terabyte, it would be faster for this company to just send the data on disks for over-night delivery.
MEET the women who find rippling muscles and chiselled good looks a complete turn-off. He’s bald and podgy, with a pock-marked face, and is easily the ugliest man in the room. She sidles into the chair next to him. The man’s gargoyle face breaks into a toothless smile.
Go figure, but the "purely humanitarian" battle to provide the world's estimated 1 billion poor children with a computer is as hostile as a chance-meetup of Rockers and Mods. Apparently, it all started when Intel's Chairman, Craig Barrett (pictured right), called the OLPC "a $100 gadget."
Negroponte: "Intel should be ashamed of itself" for dumping its low cost PC
Ricker: "who really cares if the children use a computer spawned of monetary self-interest or (supposedly) altruistic motivations -- just as long as the kids can play Doom on something?"
Comes with jail accessories like - jail window, handcuffs, LA County number sign, mugshot wall, and ball & chain. Also comes with a matching purse, and tinkerbell chihuahua.
Back of jumpsuit reads "LAC" and she also has a nametag on with her number on front.
She is fitted in a bright orange jumpsuit if the finest quality paint material from paintsace, black boots, matching panties, make-up, and orange streaks in her hair also smells like prison time, a fresh spray of prisonbreze.
For thousands of years, Huacachina, otherwise known as the 'oasis of Americas' - there is only one - has been a beacon of green, hidden deep amid hundreds of miles of barren desert. Over the centuries, its glimmering waters have saved the lives of hundreds of sun-addled travellers, staggering in from the heat with their mules.
More recently, however, visitors have been flying in from all over the world to relax in the shade of the palm trees, sandboard on the dunes and, most importantly, take the waters. Because this tiny handkerchief of green is the Lourdes of Peru.
Here, artist Le Gentil Garçon collaborated with palaeontologist François Escuillié to create this resin vision of Pac-Man's skull, which was based off human and predatory animals. Points out the obvious: Popping pellets requires big chompers and strong bones.
The image is of the Annacostia Naval Yard in DC, only slightly destroyed. I've always found there to be something chilling about recognizable landscapes rendered destroyed through art or cinema, ever since Charlton Heston found the Statue of Liberty in Planet of the Apes. "You Maniacs! You blew it up!"
Deep-sea explorers said Friday they have mined what could be the richest shipwreck treasure in history, bringing home 17 tons of colonial-era silver and gold coins from an undisclosed site in the Atlantic Ocean.
Dear Michael, Every year I attempt to boost my students' final grades by giving them this relatively simple exam consisting of 100 True/False questions from only 3 chapters of material. For the past 20 years that I have taught Intro Communications 101 at this institution I have never once seen someone score below a 65 on this exam. Consequently, your score of a zero is the first in history and ultimately brought the entire class average down a whole 8 points.
There were two possible answer choices: A (True) and B (False). You chose C for all 100 questions in an obvious attempt to get lucky with a least a quarter of the answers. It's as if you didn't look at a single question. Unfortunately, this brings your final grade in this class to failing. See you next year!
There has been a revival of body painting in the Western society since the 1960s, in part prompted by the liberalization of social mores regarding nudity. Even today there is a constant debate about the legitimacy of body painting as an art form. I would like to remind you that these pictures are probably NSFW, however this is art work just done on a slightly different canvas.
A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to 13 months in prison for pretending to be mentally retarded in order to claim disability benefits.
Pete J. Costello, 28, pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to defraud the government and to Social Security fraud. He began receiving disability benefits when he was 8. He was ordered to repay the $59,226 he has received since turning 18.
The scheme came to light last year after he got a traffic ticket in Vancouver, then was videotaped acting normally when he contested the ticket in court.
Chances are that you have seen a lightsaber at one time or another, whether on the evening news or down at the local cantina. Therefore you know that a lightsaber is an amazing and versatile device that is able to cut through nearly anything in a matter of milliseconds.
Have you ever wondered how these remarkable weapons work? Where does the energy come from, and how are they able to contain that energy in a rod-like column of glowing power?
A man who donated sperm for a lesbian couple's two children must pay support, the state Superior Court ordered in a ruling that legal experts are calling a precedent.
In reaching the decision, the three-judge panel said that since Carl L. Frampton Jr., who died while the case was pending, had involved himself as a stepparent, he assumed some of the parenting duties.
The original cabinet has wood sides, a flat top, and yellow wood in front of monitor. The word "PONG" is displayed in large black stylized letters above monitor (TV) glass. The instructions are as follows: "Insert Coin. Avoid Missing Ball for High Score."
The first (prototype) cabinet was black and red and it had a cardboard bezel which hid a small, black & white Hitachi TV. It was placed in Andy Capp's Tavern where it sat on a barrel (it was small enough to fit on a table).
It's a cat, you stick your pencil in its ass, it meows, and it sharpens your pencil.
The Cat's Ass Sharpener, no reading between the lines required. Sharpen your pencils and crayons manually using the cat's bum. Shavings will fall neatly into the cat's litter tray (included). A 'meowing' sound chip is activated as you sharpen. The cat is made of plastic. Suitable for ages 16 years+. Size: 15 x 12 x 4 cm.
No animals were harmed in the making of this product. Don't try sharpening your pencil in a real cat if you value your life. Or even if you don't come to think of it.
Unintentionally hilarious product design or subversive moral commentary? 3M is selling these cute self-adhesive hooks in Asia. Just take a look at 3M's colorful, friendly animal pals with their handy hooks to hang your stuff on.
Eddie Wise is one of those rare New Yorkers who have perfected the art of making a living without holding a job. He’s been called a panhandler, a mooch, a beggar, a bum, but he prefers the term hustler.
In December 2006, after all these years of hustling on the streets of New York, Eddie made the score of a lifetime. The city offered to pay him $100,001 if he dropped a lawsuit he’d filed against the police on behalf of himself and other panhandlers who’d been wrongly arrested.
He agreed, and now he is about to go from scratching out a living, a dollar or two at a time, to collecting a six-figure check, an amount that would take him a decade to earn if he kept on hustling.
1995, Robert Lee Brock sued himself for $5 million. He claimed that he had violated his own civil rights and religious beliefs by allowing himself to get drunk and commit crimes which landed him in the Indian Creek Correctional Center in Virginia, serving a 23 year sentence for grand larceny and breaking and entering.
What could he possibly have to gain by suing himself? Since being in prison prevented him from having an income, he expected the state to pay. This case was thrown out.