Friday, May 30, 2008
For Smokers, Quitting May Be Contagious
For better or worse, friends and family members can influence your health. If a close friend or spouse quits smoking, you’re more likely to quit, medical experts say. But what if your friends’ friends give up cigarettes? A recent study shows that the influence of social networks extends much further than you might think.
Sheila Jennings and Tom White met a few days ago on the patio at an outdoor cafe in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. She opened a pack of cigarettes and asked White, who was seated nearby, if he minded.
CE-Oh no he didn't! Dell Says He Can Take Jobs
Michael Dell's been up on stage here at D for a solid 45 minutes and has yet to say anything particularly interesting (unless you consider rattling off numbers about unit growth, margins, etc. fascinating), but the man got his chance during the audience Q&A. Someone asked if he could take Steve Jobs in a fight, and Dell flatly replied, "Yeah, I could take him." Now there's a fight we'd pay good money to see.
Man Pulls Real Life “Office Space” Scam
Some guy got busted for stealing over $50,000 a few pennies at a time (ala Office Space) from Google and PayPal. Thanks to Milton W. for the linkage.
According to court documents, Californian Michael Largent used an automated script to open 58,000 such accounts, collecting many thousands of these small payments into a few personal bank accounts. Largent also performed the same trick with Google's Checkout service, cashing more than $8,000 alone from the service.
Time stands still for 1-cent parking
There's at least one city left in the United States where you just have to feed a penny into the parking meters: Sycamore, Ill.
Meters in this north-central Illinois city cost a penny for 12 minutes, a nickel for one hour and a dime for two hours, police chief Don Thomas said. And if you have a quarter you can buy 12 hours of parking.
The meters have been in town since the 1920s.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
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You Think Gas Prices are High?
Drivers in the United States may wince over their seemingly high gasoline prices, but American retail fuel costs are positively inexpensive in light of what motorists elsewhere have to pay.
In the United States last month the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline was $2.87, according to worldwide March fuel price data published Wednesday by the U.K.'s Automobile Association.
Contrast that to the adjusted $7.35 it costs Norwegians for a gallon of unleaded, or the $8.37 Britons pay for their petrol, and the American costs are tame.
Baby For Sale On Craigslist
I guess it’s true, you can get just about anything on Craigslist, even a 7 day old baby. The parents claim it was a hoax, Canadian authorities didn’t see the humor in the “joke” and removed the kid from the home. Oddly enough, a German couple pulled the exact same thing just a few days ago on eBay. Maybe they can all share a jail cell.
Police said the advertisement described the baby as "very cute" and "unexpected" and that its parents, who could not afford to care for it, wanted to give it a good home. The child was put in the care of social workers.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
MacBook Air Can Sever Limbs!
Calm down, calm down...I’m just kidding. It is highly unlikely that the MacBook Air could chop your arms off, but it can give you a pretty good cut on the elbow. The picture below is just priceless, I always wondered how Mac users cut bread.
GTA 4's Niko Bellic Voice Actor Wants More Money
Actor Michael Hollick, who voiced Grand Theft Auto IV protagonist Niko Bellic, revealed to the New York Times that he was paid just over $100,000 for roughly fifteen months of work, with no royalties or residuals from the $500M earned by the game in the first week of sales.
"Obviously I'm incredibly thankful to Rockstar... But it's tough, when you see Grand Theft Auto IV out there as the biggest thing going right now, when they're making hundreds of millions of dollars, and we don't see any of it," said Hollick.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Decline and fall Portable Stereo : 1985 - 1989
As 1985 progressed, interest in the behemoth stereos from years prior was on the wane. Consumers were less concerned with sound quality and more observant of functionality and cost. The result was a flimsy machine probably sporting twin cassette drives, an equalizer, detachable speakers and a sub $200 price tag. The shoddy craftsmanship and tinny sound could not be missed.
Gone are the days of 10 inch speakers, rich sound and massive weight. Store shelves in the latter half of the '80s were stocked with models like the ones below as boombox sales continued to rise. Like many consumer electronics, ghettoblasters lost their soul during this period, replaced by hollow, disposable boxes. How the mighty have fallen.
Run Your Car on Wood? No Joke.
I’ve heard of making fuel from wood before, but rarely does using wood as fuel come up. However, just today I was pointed to this site, hosted by a local radio station, with a real-life example of someone burning wood as a fuel in his truck.
I can’t say for sure how the system works, whether it’s dual fuel or the wood-burning supplies all the fuel the engine needs, but it doesn’t appear to be a hoax and is certainly interesting. Evidently, during WWII, there was some experimenting with alternative fuels (due to shortages caused by the war), and one of the results was the wood burning automobile.
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Smiling Can Hurt Your Health
A German scientist has proved that people forced to smile and take on-the-job insults suffer more and longer-lasting stress that may harm their health.
Dieter Zapf of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt studied 4,000 volunteers working in a fake call center. Half were allowed to respond in kind to abuse on the other end of the line while the other half had to suck it up, The Telegraph reports.
He found that those able to answer back had a brief increase in heart rate. Those who could not had stress symptoms that lasted much longer.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Alexis Bledel | MoPo Forum Arcade
Deep Thought - Jack Handy
For some reason I was thinking about this Deep Thought at work yesterday, and decided to do an illustration of it really quick. Not a lot invested in it. I just drew it whilst I watched Pulp Fiction (I actually finished it in EXACTLY the amount of time it took me to watch Pulp Fiction.... wierd.)
Anyway, if you haven't heard of Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy then you should check them out sometime. They are hilarious.
History of the Hollywood Sign
Friday, May 23, 2008
Pac to the future: 7 Ms. Pac-Man fun facts
Don't call Ms. Pac-Man a fad. Leg warmers and Rubik's Cubes, those were fads. The "femme fatale of the game world," as she was initially advertised, remains a superstar 25 years after shooting to fame in 1982.
Ms. Pac-Man is a master of reinvention, hopping from platform to platform to keep her celebrity fresh. She established herself on arcade consoles and today celebrates her 25th birthday with an iPod version of her iconic game.
But even after a quarter-century, Ms. Pac-Man has yet to reveal all her secrets.
From her surname's origins to her "Friends" cameo, here are seven trivia tidbits about the virtual world's most a-maze-ing lady.
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How the X-Files Killed Ufology
Cut to Agent Mulder, in repose and helpless as a band of the undead (all victims of a rogue Millenium group member’s failed attempt to resurrect a prophecy), swarm around him. He could have called out to God. He could have called out to his mother. But he didn’t. He called for Scully. Oh Scully so fair with the red, red hair. His knightess in shining armor.
And so it was for nine years. Two of the most popular agents on television, hand in hand, solving some of the worlds most bizarre mysteries. Some say it ushered in a new dawn of thinking. Others say it gave ufology a fresh face for another generation of UFO enthusiasts. I beg to differ.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Left Right Conflict
Beyond Tetris: Minesweeper
Though Microsoft claims that Vista will usher in a new age of PC gaming, the first thing it will do is usher in the old age of PC gaming. Despite hardcore clamoring for high-end graphics-card-melting titles, the only games that the majority of people care about are the ones they've been playing for years.
The ones that are ready with no complications whenever the urge to do something other than work arises, the ones that are packed in with Windows—Hearts, Klondike, Mah Jongg Solitaire, etc. Of the common games that come with Vista, two are true puzzle games; FreeCell will have to wait until another time, because today I'm talking about Minesweeper.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Wave at Everybody
How to Make Bacon Soap
Soap can be made from just about any kind of fat. Even though fat from bacon, called lard, isn't the finest of fats to use for making soap, it somehow seemed to be the most exciting. Why? Because bacon is amazing. It has an almost mystical power to it and is a food that can be craved to almost no end. I figured what better way use the extra grease I had from cooking bacon then to turn it into soap!
Do you have the answer to a few simple questions like "Can you name a country that starts with a U?" or "What is the currency they use in the United Kingdom?"
Of course you can come up with the right answers. But not everybody spent as many years in school as you did. There are still a lot of uneducated people in the western world. And yes, it's okay to make fun of them every once in a while. Click the link below to find out.
The Musical Chair
Nourishing our appetite for the visceral, music provides for us a feast of sensation. The savory sounds that exude from this compression loaded design will feed that hunger for experience. Relish in the robust lows that emanate from the calcium carbonate poly-coned woofer seated in the belly of the chair. This delectable design is certain to add a little flavor to any dining experience.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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Monday, May 19, 2008
The Microwaved CD - DVD
Since microwaves came along, I have always had fantasies about putting odd objects in and seeing the reactions. This is probably one of the most interesting experiements. Putting the CD in the oven and waiting for the reaction. Makes you wonder what a Blu-ray or HD DVD disc would look like when it was tossed in the microwave.
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GTA IV Sales Set World Record
Time to add another accolade to GTA IV’s impressive list: Guinness World Record Holder. Guinness confirmed that the US$310 million that Take-Two’s game made in the first 24 hours blows away any other opening day numbers in game, film, and book releases. Yes, that’s 310 million dollars in just 24 hours.
The figures easily push the Rockstar game above all other entertainment record holders, including Halo 3 with $170 million in day one sales, Spiderman 3 with $60 million, and Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows at $220 million.
Back row, left to right: The Warlock, Candyman, not sure but it might be The Tall Man from Phantasm, the grandmother from Evil Dead 2, the flying sphere from Phantasm
Second row from back: Xenomorph from Alien, not sure but it looks like Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, Rawhead Rex, not sure but it looks like Bub the zombie from Day of the Dead.
Third from back: Herbert West from Re-Animator, Brundlefly from The Fly, not but I’m guessing it’s de Niro either in Cape Fear or Taxi Driver, Spookface from Scream
Fourth from back: A werewolf of some kind The Howling), Dracula (Gary Oldman) from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Pumpkinhead.
Fifth from back: Michael Myers from Halloween, Sadako (aka Samara) from The Ring, Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, Pinhead from Hellraiser
From row: Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th (#3 onwards), Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Little guys: The twin from Basket Case, a Critter, Chucky from Child’s Play, a Gremlin, a Ghoulie
Friday, May 16, 2008
Monica Bellucci | MoPo Forum Arcade
Study: Cox, Comcast Internet Subscribers Blocked
O.K., did we really need a study to prove that P2P users are being Cox blocked?
CBS to buy CNET Networks
The big acquisition news today is that CBS is planning on dropping $1.8 billion on CNet Networks. That seems like an awful lot of money, doesn’t it?
The acquisition will make CBS one of the 10 most popular Internet companies in the United States, with a combined 54 million unique users per month, and about 200 million users worldwide, the companies said. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter. CNET's board has unanimously approved the deal, the company said.
New revealing Starbucks logo is 'Slutbucks!'
Seems that one person's smut is another person's morning latte. The Resistance says the new image "has a naked woman on it with her legs spread like a prostitute," Mark Dice, founder of the group, said in a news release. "Need I say more? It's extremely poor taste, and the company might as well call themselves Slutbucks."
Fast-Food Workers Spit In Customer Drinks
Colonel Suggests Using Hackers Tools
Apparently an Air Force colonel is taking a page from the hacker handbook and suggesting that the U.S. military build its own botnet to use against the computer networks of our enemies. What do you think? Is turnabout fair play?
The proposal Col. Charles Williamson III outlined in the May edition of the Armed Forces Journal highlights the creative cyberwarfare strategies being hashed out by the military as hackers abroad step up their attacks on U.S. government computer networks and others around the world.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Rocket Fusion Man Flies on Jet-Powered Wings
Some people go fishing on their day off. Yves Rossy likes to jump out of a small plane with a pair of jet-powered wings and perform figure eights above the Swiss Alps.
Rossy, 48, made his first public flight with his self-made flying contraption in front of the world press Wednesday, after five years of training and many more years of dreaming.
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A Celebration of Utility The Robertson Screwdriver
Canadians will be celebrating an important anniversary this year, and like most of our anniversaries, we’ll be celebrating it largely alone. A century ago, a traveling salesman named Peter L. Robertson invented a new kind of screwdriver -- and its companion screw -- so prompted after he sliced himself silly with a flathead.
Today, his namesake No. 2 remains the Canadian handyman’s standard: A square head with a point, it is a design so simple and perfect that your eschewing it bewilders us. The Robertson never slips, and it never strips, and it can be driven one-handed with nary a wobble.
And while there are pockets of reported Robertson activity in Florida, Texas, and Indiana, thanks mostly to the freethinking folks in the RV industry, you’re probably missing it from your toolbox, and that’s an even greater national tragedy than your ugly money.
In a recent ranking of great Canadian inventions, the Robertson ranked seventh, ahead of the zipper and the retractable beer-carton handle, just one spot behind the pacemaker.
But the Robertson is the real lifesaver, rescuing us from both flatheads and Henry M. Phillips’s vastly inferior product. That sham artist actually had the nerve to suggest that his screwdrivers were designed to slip, to prevent “over-tightening.” Up here, there’s no such word.
British 'X Files' papers revealed
'Darth Vader' spared jail in Jedi church attacks
Guitar Hero 4 Drum Kit Details - [ PIC ]
Shacknews has the first details on Guitar Hero 4. There is a new drum kit, complete with two cymbal pads and foot pedal, that looks pretty neat. Rock Band fans hoping for compatibility shouldn’t get your hopes up, the article says that it isn’t likely the two will work together. I snagged this image someone stuck up on Photobucket:
As revealed earlier this week, Neversoft's Guitar Hero IV (PS2, PS3, X360, Wii) will bring drum, vocal, and music creation support to the franchise. Now it appears GH4's drum set may not be compatible with the Rock Band drum kit that is already in many gamers' homes.
Get Vista's Best Features in XP
If you like some of Windows Vista’s features but you are a die hard Windows XP user, LifeHacker is here to help. This seems like an awful lot of work just to get a few of Vista’s features but, if you don’t want to upgrade to Vista, going this route might be the next best thing.
We're going to focus on Vista's small and large features that are missing from XP, separated into three categories: applications, functional, and aesthetic (e.g., transparency is aesthetic, the new start menu search is functional). This list is not exhaustive, but it does cover the features readers feel make Vista worth it.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Why Don't We Drive On The Same Side Of The Road
The reasons that countries around the world drive on either the left side of the road or the right side of the road are outlined chronologically.
A table of countries lists every country and whether they drive on the left side of the road or the right side of the road. Some links have also been added to the references on the subject of the history of traffic lights.
Table Of Countries Showing Drive Direction:
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Music History: Smeel Like Teen Spirit
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" is the first track and lead single from the Nirvana's 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. Written by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl and produced by Butch Vig, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is commonly regarded as the song that brought alternative rock and grunge music to prominence worldwide, and served as an anthem for Generation X.
The band's first and biggest hit, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" reached #1 on charts around the world in 1991. "Teen Spirit" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it topped the magazine's Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Why You Should Avoid Taking Vaccines
Japan introduced compulsory vaccination in 1872. In 1892 there were 165,774 cases of smallpox with 29,979 deaths despite the vaccination program. A stringent compulsory smallpox vaccine program, which prosecuted those refusing the vaccine, was instituted in England in 1867.
Within 4 years 97.5 % of persons between 2 and 50 had been vaccinated. The following year England experienced the worst smallpox epidemic in its history with 44,840 deaths. Between 1871 and 1880 the incidence of smallpox escalated from 28 to 46 per 100,000. The smallpox vaccine does not work.
Vatican: It's OK to believe in aliens
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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Monday, May 12, 2008
Why is yawning contagious?
It may not be one of life’s deepest mysteries, but as scientific conundrums go, it has a peculiar staying power. Why is yawning contagious?
Researchers recently found that yawning isn’t only catching among people; it is also among chimpanzees. No one has devised a fully convincing explanation of why.
Compounding the mystery is the odd way in which the contagious power of yawning is largely unconscious. We can see someone yawn, yearn to replicate the action ourselves, and do it, all without thinking about it.
Other times we’re aware it is happening, though it still floats somewhere beneath the realm of reason and of purposeful actions.
How China gets its troops to stand to attention
Your CPU May Be Next Rootkit Hiding Place
Security researchers have created a rootkit that can bury itself in an obscure part of the CPU, hiding it from current antivirus products. It will be demonstrated publicly at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas this summer.
Called a System Management Mode (SMM) rootkit, the software runs in a protected part of a computer's memory that can be locked and rendered invisible to the operating system, but which can give attackers a picture of what's happening in a computer's memory.
Apple Settles iPod Lawsuit in Canada
Apple agreed to settle a pair of class-action lawsuits in Canada that accused the company of misleading consumers about the battery longevity of their iPods. If you’ve got an iPod and live in Canada, you may be entitled to a settlement if you meet the requirements. The link to the settlement info is here.
To be eligible, the battery life of their iPods — while continuously playing music — needs to have dropped to five hours or less for the first and second generation of the device and four hours or less for the third generation.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
How to Render the Segway Obsolete
Man Kills Neighbor Over Missing PS3
I know the article says this guy killed another man over a missing PS3 but, after looking at dude’s picture, I have a feeling that guy would kill you over a ham sandwich. Thanks to forum member Creepingdeath1977 for the link.
Stoddard is accused of shooting his neighbor, Douglas F. Abrams, 26, on Apr. 24 over a dispute regarding a missing Playstation 3. He is being charged with one count of first-degree murder.
What Is Your Stolen Data Worth?
Nickelback, you Lazy Talentless Bunch of Wankers
I saw this website a long long time ago for the first time, but I think there will be some of you who have not seen it before, and for those of you this is a great post:
2 songs of Nickelback playing simultaneously, one in the left speaker and one in the right...
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The $15,000 Race Chair
D-BOX, the Canadian manufacturer of high-end motion sensing home theater seats, has entered the gaming market with the new GP-100 Gaming Platform. D-BOX took their award winning motion technology and applied it to create the most realistic racing seat I have ever experienced. They even use a real Sparco racing seat!
The D-BOX GP-100 is expected to ship next month with a street price of $15,000 per chair. While there are lots of rich home owners willing to pay $15,000 for a D-BOX movie chair to add their $100,000+ home theater systems, I have to wonder how many gamers are willing to shell out $15K for a game chair?
Friday, May 09, 2008
The Only Way To Play
We know you can play GTA IV on a high-def projector and get similar results but there is just something so cool about seeing it played on this system.
Researchers (and gamers, obviously) down at UC San Diego have re-engineered their middleware to enable such masterpieces as this to be played on the big monolithic HIPerSpace screen, and needless to say, we can't imagine much real work getting done with this new functionality coming to light.
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Malicious Posts On Epilepsy Forum Cause Seizures
This is proof positive that some people really deserve an ass kicking. Normally hackers and their antics don’t really bother me one way or the other but this is pretty low, don’t you guys think so?
The attack happened when hackers exploited a security hole in the foundation's publishing software that allowed them to quickly make numerous posts and overwhelm the site's support forums. Within the hackers' posts were small flashing pictures and links.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Top 25 Google Trends Today
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6. ap us history
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Smartcast Humminbird Fish-Finder Watch
Most fish finders are handheld or affixed to a boat, but this sonar sensor attaches to your wrist and doubles as a working wristwatch, complete with time and date. It operates in a wide 75' remote radius, transmitting real-time views of fish to the 1 1/4" LCD display.
The sensor reads depth to 120' with a wide 90 sonar beam. Includes display backlighting and a pulse-lit advanced sensor for night fishing. All controls are easily commanded from the waterproof wrist unit. Remote sensor runs 500 continuous hours, and automatically shuts off after removal from water.
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More than a pedometer which only measures steps taken, this accelerometer calculates calories burned from physical movements including those that do not require walking, such as gardening, housekeeping, or office work.
Similar to technology used by NASA to monitor the movements of astronauts in space, the device only requires you to enter your weight and it uses a precision motion sensor to measure the frequency, duration, and intensity of your movements, and converts this information into calories burned.
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This clever pump-action device shoots sweet, edible miniature marshmallows over 30', and, unlike other marshmallow blasters, it comes with an LED sight that projects a safe beam of red light to help locate a target for pinpoint accuracy. The easy-to-refill magazine holds 20 marshmallows (or foam pelletsnot included) for fast, nonstop action.
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Casino Video Poker Machine
This tabletop video poker machine has 7 games for lifelike video poker play, similar to the machines found at casinos and it accepts 98% of the world's coins. The backlit color LCD with touch screen promotes fast game play, while the casino sounds, automated scorekeeping, and jackpot flashing light with payout create an authentic gaming experience.
Game modes include Draw, Deuces Wild, Bonus, Double Bonus, Double-Double Bonus, Joker's Wild, and Double Joker's Wild. Coin release button returns money at any time and machine can be used as a savings bank.
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Work Is The Curse of the Dinking Class - Oscar Wilde
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
i-SOBOT - World's Smallest Humanoid Robot
Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records™ as "The smallest humanoid robot in production," this 6 1/2"-tall humanoid uses precise mechanics to somersault, stand on one leg, do push-ups, perform martial arts, and even reenact a cowboy duel from an American Western.
The robot has 180 preprogrammed individual movements, a 200-word vocabulary, responds to verbal commands, and performs up to 240 movements in sequence, allowing you to design countless routines, such as programming the device to say hello, introduce himself, play an air guitar, bow to his audience, and say good-night.
Using the included action chart as a guide, simply enter the alphanumeric codes into the remote control and the little droid reacts in earnest with acrob atics, verbal phrases, and greetings, or you can control the robot's movements manually using the dual joysticks and trigger buttons on the remote.
In voice recognition mode, the robot moves in response to 10 verbal prompts such as "Go forward" or "Back up," and acknowledges questions like "How are you?" with appropriate retorts. The robot is controlled by 17 customized servomotors with built-in clutches, and has two gyro-sensors for optimal balance and 23 points of articulation throughout its entire body including the neck, arms, hands, legs, and feet.
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Top 25 Google Trends Today
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12. may 7
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Hot Dog Mailed Between Sisters for 54 Years
The wrong room?
Five Best DVD Ripping Tools
Whether you want to watch a movie on your iPod or back up your too-easily-scratched DVDs, DVD ripping is a mysterious realm for many. Even those in-the-know find it difficult to keep up with the best tools for the job, especially in the face of increased copy protection.
On Tuesday we asked you to share your favorite DVD ripping tools; today we've sifted through hundreds of comments to bring you the five most popular answers. Hit the jump for a closer look at five of the best and most popular DVD ripping tools, then cast your vote to determine the best ripper of the bunch.
Raping the Wallstreet Bull
There is a reason the large bull statue on Wallstreet has a set of nuts that are shiny gold. It turns out they have been rubbed millions of times over the years.
It turns out one of the "Must Do" things to do if you are in New York is to go down to Wallstreet and "Rape the Bull". This is going to be one of my new daily segment in 2007 to bring you a daily "Raping of the Bull" photo. To kick things off here are my favorite 10 I've come across.
Though the exact date of invention of skateboards is unknown, it was in the 1940s and 1950s that children participated in soap box derbys where they would race soap-boxes attached to wooden planks on rollerskate wheels. During events like this, some of the soap-boxes became detached from the planks, leaving the rider with what was a skateboard.
The first skateboards were made by taking a roller skate apart and attaching it to a two-by-four. These early skateboards were often used by surfers as a substitute when the waves were low.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
The Internet Rainbow
Top 25 Google Trends Today
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5. gary indiana
7. indiana primary
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9. cynthia rodriguez
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11. rock and roll hall of fame
12. dancing with the stars winners
13. our lady of the lake university
14. hillary andrews
15. stacy keibler
17. 7 wonders of the world
18. teenage wasteland
19. sam cook
20. theta chi
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25. kelly monaco
Nike Creates WiFi-Finding Shoes
Free NIN Album “The Slip”
As a thank you to our fans for your continued support, we are giving away the new nine inch nails album one hundred percent free, exclusively via nin.com.
The music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE. your link will include all options - all free. all downloads include a PDF with artwork and credits.
Hung Chow calls into work and says, “Hey, I no come work today, I sick, headache, stomach ache, legs hurt, I no come work.”
The boss says, “You know something, Hung Chow, I really need you today. When I feel like this, I go to my wife and tell her to give me sex. That makes everything better and I go to work. You try that.”
Two hours later Hung Chow calls again. “I do what you say, I feel great. I be work soon….you got nice house.”
LCD Prices About To Go Up?
The 13 most dangerous toys of all time
With over 10 million units of toys recalled in the United States in the past year alone, one could assume that we live in dangerous times. But, as anyone who has chucked a lawn dart knows, lethal Sesame Street pals and bowel-ripping Polly Pockets are kids' stuff compared to the hazardous baubles of yesteryear.
The Copier Girl
Sewer Diver in Mexico City, World's Worst Job?
It's a dirty job, literally. But Carlos Barrios, a former accountant in Mexico City, thinks he's the one to do it.
Barrios will likely be swimming the Mexican capital's sewers. He'd be submerged in a toxic brew of garbage, bacteria, excrement, dead animals—even the occasional murder victim.
His job: to clear blockages and ensure these contaminated waters don't gush into city streets, subway tunnels, or people's homes.
Hard Drive Crusher
Whenever I replace a hard drive I usually dismantle the discarded drive for security reasons, and because you can never have too many really strong magnets kicking around.
Other slightly easier methods for wiping the data off a hard drive include degaussing machines or software solutions that write over the original data until it’s unreadable.
But both of those can take a long time, particularly when compared to what the Hard Disk Crusher can do in just 10 seconds. It basically ‘drills’ through the hard drive’s spindles which physically creates ripples in the platters making it impossible to recover any data.
Monday, May 05, 2008
Top 25 Google Trends Today
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4. gotta kick it up
5. nell carter
6. twilight trailer
7. amanda shaw
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11. margarita recipe
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15. vinny zollo
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17. richard loving
18. cyclone vs hurricane
19. jacque jones
20. deal or no deal philippines
21. cisco adler
22. tony beshara
23. iron man after credits
24. starter for 10
25. teacher appreciation cards
Warholizer: Turn youself into a PoP icons
This toy was inspired by Andy Warhol's famous paintings of Marilyn Monroe. Warhol created the paintings using silkscreens to create a kind of "assembly line" art. This toy attempts to simulate the false color and silkscreen effect on photographs from your digital camera but really it's a thing all its own. The name "Warholizer" is more of a tribute than anything else.
Cubans Now Able to Buy Home PCs
Cubans started lining up today to purchase an $800 USD computer with a Celeron CPU, 80GB HDD, 512MB RAM, and Windows XP. Being ripped off for low-end hardware is not newsworthy in itself. What makes this interesting is that this is the first time Cubans have been allowed to legally purchase and own a computer. Internet access is still tightly controlled, however.
Crowds formed at the Carlos III shopping centre in Havana, though most had come just to look. The desktop computers cost almost $800 (£400), in a country where the average wage is under $20 (£10) a month. But some Cubans do have access to extra income, much of it from money sent by relatives living abroad.
Criminals Try to "Copyright" Malware
How idiotic is this? Virus writers are trying to copyright malware by adding a licensing agreement to the virus tools they are selling online. Read the licensing agreement below and you will finally understand the saying “no honor among thieves.”
The customer can't resell the product, examine its underlying coding, use it to control other bot nets or submit it to antivirus companies and agrees to pay the seller a fee for product updates. The threat: Violate the terms, and we'll report you ourselves to the antivirus companies by giving them information about how to dismantle your bot network or prevent it from growing bigger.
Google Drive is a little Google Maps mash up that allows you to drive a little car around on the maps. Click on the flash to activate it, you'll need to do it after you update the location as well. Arrow keys to accelerate, left, right, and reverse.
Friday, May 02, 2008
Top 25 Google Trends Today
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5. darren mack
6. big brown
9. 8 bells
10. kent desormeaux
12. chronicles of narnia
13. oscar de la hoya fight
16. kentucky derby 2008 video
17. ryan harris
19. triple crown winners
20. astronaut farmer
21. turkish delight
23. donna rice
24. nbc sports
BBC Exposed Facebook Flaw
The BBC did an investigative report on a Facebook flaw that could potentially allow a hacker to steal your personal info. Definitely something to keep in mind if you are a Facebook user.
The BBC's technology programme Click has exposed a security flaw in the social networking site Facebook which could compromise privacy.
GTA 4 Sets One-day Sales Record in UK
Keyboards 'Dirtier Than a Toilet'
According to a recent study, your keyboard is dirtier than a toilet. While I am not saying I believe the accuracy of this report, I still wore gloves to type this.
Consumer group Which? said tests at its London offices found equipment carrying bugs that could cause food poisoning. Out of 33 keyboards swabbed, four were regarded as a potential health hazard and one harboured five times more germs than one of the office's toilet seats.
Singapore Airlines A380
Singapore Airlines today unveiled the luxurious cabin interior on its new Airbus A380. The cabin was revealed for the first time at the aircraft delivery in Toulouse, France.
The Singapore Airlines A380 is configured with 471 seats in three classes, with 12 Singapore Airlines Suites – a cabin class beyond first – on the main deck, 60 Business Class on the upper deck, and 399 Economy Class seats, across both decks.
This new cabin design ensures that the A380 will deliver unprecedented comfort, space and luxury to Singapore Airlines customers.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Hi-Tech BMW M1 Concept
The BMW M1 Hommage blends a wide, aggressive stance with intentionally retro/modern twists on the key visual elements that defined Paul Bracq's original BMW Turbo concept and the Giugiaro-designed M1 homologation special that followed.
It is instantly recognizable as an M1, particularly in profile, where the M1 Hommage's basic shape clearly mimics that of its forebear.
How to Destroy a Brand New Mazda 3
"Fire in the hole!" shouts Ron Hoodenpyle, covering his ears and stepping away from a brand-new Mazda 3 he just wired with special detonators. Suddenly, all six of the car's airbags explode at once.
Within hours the metallic blue sedan will be drained, gutted, squished and shredded -- one of thousands to meet the same fate here. The cars are so new, most don't even have 10 miles on the odometer.
It all started about two years ago, when a ship carrying 4,703 shiny new Mazdas nearly sank in the Pacific. The freighter, the Cougar Ace, spent weeks bobbing on the high seas, listing at a severe 60-degree angle, before finally being righted.
Feds: We Will Search Your Laptop At The Border
Traveling any time soon? Taking your laptop with you? You’d better make sure everything on your laptop is on the up and up because the feds say they will search it. Not the conventional “is-this-thing-a-bomb” search, I mean an old fashioned file search.
Following in the wake of February's news that customs agents were seizing electronics and making copies of all the files on cell phones and laptop hard drives, a federal appeals court has ruled on the legality of such searches. The result: Yeah, customs can do whatever it wants to your computer when you come across the border, without a warrant, and without cause.
Radiohead Says No More Music Freebies
“Yes. It was a one-off in terms of a story. It was one of those things where we were in the position of everyone asking us what we were going to do. I don’t think it would have the same significance now anyway, if we chose to give something away again. It was a moment in time,” Yorke told the Hollywood Reporter.
Windows XP Definitely Dead In June
A spokeswoman for Microsoft says that, despite what Steve Ballmer said last week, Windows XP will no longer be supported after this June. Confusing the matter even more is the fact that OEMs can still continue to sell XP in certain circumstances.
"We feel we've made the right accommodations for customers in certain segments who may need more time to transition to Windows Vista," she said. "But as Steve noted, we maintain a constant stance of listening to our customers and our partners. That's what is guiding our plan, and will continue to guide us going forward."
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