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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Controlling Robots With Your Brain

Be careful what you wish for because your new robot just might hear you and carry out that wish whether you want it done or not!

Honda’s amazing new technology connects thoughts inside a brain with robotics and seems straight out of a weird sci-fi flick.

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The Ten Greatest Pontiacs

We told you months ago Pontiac was dead, but today GM CEO Fritz Henderson made it official. Now that the pointy-arrow brand is gone, we'll mourn by celebrating our ten favorite examples of driving excitement.

If you were a boy growing up in the 70s or early 80s, the '78 Pontiac Trans Am in the black and gold "Bandit" livery, complete with the flaming chicken vinyl on the hood, sat right next to the Lamborghini Countach in your fantasy garage...


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MoPo Forum Arcade | Western Shot

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CORR Primm - Pro 4 class truck double front flip

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Robot Attacks Worker

In case you were still confused about robots taking over the world and annihilating all human beings….there’s this story. Who would’ve thunk it? Robots grabbing you by the head and trying to crush your skull is only a $3,000 fine. For effect, listen to this as you read the news story.

But the robot suddenly came to life and grabbed a tight hold of the victim's head. The man succeeded in defending himself but not before suffering serious injuries.

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Expensive Car Crashes


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Modern Origami


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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MoPo Forum Arcade | Eye Ball Poking

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Fired Over Facebook Photos

Today’s installment of FoFP (Fired over Facebook Photos) comes to you from Watertown Minnesota where a nursing home employee thought it would be a good idea to get herself fired for posting crap on Facebook that she shouldn’t have. Score: Facebook = 1,001 – Stupid People = 0.

Posted an unauthorized photo of herself posing with a clothed resident on her Facebook page, which the MDH found in violation of the patient's privacy rights. The MDH also found other photos of the employee hanging upside-down off the loading dock railing and posing in other unsafe and unprofessional situations.

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Man Buys MacBook Pro, Gets Brick Instead

How would you like to buy a new laptop only to get home and find a brick in the package instead of a PC. This has to be the oldest trick in the book…if you are buying something out of the back of a van.

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Shii - The Wii for Women

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Top 25 Google Trends Today

1. celine dion las vegas show
2. fbaction.net
3. baskin robbins
4. martyn lenoble
5. kentucky derby post positions
6. branham high school
7. deborrah lee furness
8. swine flu chicago
9. vern gosdin
10. kirstie alley weight gain
11. the duhks
12. aquada
13. cleburne isd
14. catherine de castelbajac
15. google public data
16. brittanee marie drexel
17. baby maker
18. ababymaker.com
19. tupac alive
20. nissan nismo
21. lane garrison
22. gregg valentino
23. flash mountain disneyland
24. cold spring mn
25. playboy buddy rose

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Swine Flu: Bacon’s Revenge

Swine flu is on everybody’s mind, so why not on their T-shirts as well? Neatorama illustrator Chris Murphy cooked up this hammy design that will surely get your friends and co-workers chuckling (though whether they’re chuckling because the shirt is funny or they’re nervous about swine flu is another matter).

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Cablevision Goes for U.S. Broadband Speed Record

Wait a minute, broadband service with download speeds of 101Mbps and upload speeds of 15Mbps for only $99.95 a month? Where do I sign up?

Cablevision is deploying a new technology called Docsis 3 which can utilize more of the capacity of a cable television system for data, offering both higher capacity and lower costs. In Japan, J:Com uses the same technology to offer 160 Mbps service for 6,000 yen ($62) a month.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Awesome Bike Skills


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Rubik's Cube inventor is back with Rubik's 360

Now the reclusive Hungarian inventor hopes to recreate the buzz of Rubik’s Cube with his new game, featuring six balls trapped within three transparent plastic spheres.

RUBIK’S CUBE FACTS

It has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible combinations on its six faces

It has only one solution

More than 350,000,000 Cubes sold worldwide


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Random Lie

The surface of the planet Mercury is made entirely of left over meat loaf.

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Paper Airplanes


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PS3 Bundled With a Bible?

To be honest, I have no idea whether that is a bible or not, but it sure looks like one and a quick Google translation of "Pismo Swiete" says it is a Polish bible.

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Track The Swine Flu Online

Thanks to modern technology and the internet, you can finally track deadly outbreaks online via HealthMap. Gone are the days of waiting for your friends to return from a trip overseas to tell your there is an avian flu epidemic, now you can see it all online firsthand!

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Laser Engraved Fingernails

Why have a calender on the wall when you can just engrave one into your fingernails? Simply clip off each month as it passes!


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Monday, April 27, 2009

The Rise of the Machines

There are now 1 million industrial robots toiling around the world, and Japan is where they’re the thickest on the ground. It has 295 of these electromechanical marvels for every 10 000 manufacturing workers—a robot density almost 10 times the world average and nearly twice that of Singapore (169), South Korea (164), and Germany (163).

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Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia

Urban legend? No, there really is a Pez Museum!! Not the Barca/SF graff artist of the same name — but rather the plastic Pez that dispenses flavored candies from its neck. And there are 1000’s of them on display at The Museum of Pez Memorabilia in Burlingame. Located at 241 California Drive, the space itself is small storefront with just two rooms: a sales floor in the front, and in the back — a museum.

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iPod Touch mounted on M110 Sniper Rifle

We have seen some cool iPhone applications come out for shooting sports. But nothing comes close to the sheer awesomeness of the Knights Armaments M110 iPod Touch mount and accompanying ballistics software.

Knights Armaments have developed a mounting system for the iPod Touch that attaches to a side mounted picatinny rail. The mount attaches to an Otterbox protective case.

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The evolution of the spacesuit

In February 2009, NASA signed a contract with an engineering firm to develop spacesuits that could be used on the shuttle's replacement, the Orion capsule. New Scientist takes a look at the evolution of spacesuits over the last five decades, and at some potential designs for the future.


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Sneezing In Slow Motion

A thousand-frame-per-second camera captures amazing footage of people spraying snot everywhere, set to opera music. From the Government of South-Australia.

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5 Things to Say If You Get Caught Sleeping at Work

NUMBER 5: ‘They told me at the Blood Bank this might happen.’

NUMBER 4: 'This is just a 15-minute power nap they raved about in the time-management course you sent me to.’

NUMBER 3: 'Whew! Guess I left the top off the White-out. You probably got here just in time!’

NUMBER 2: ‘Did you ever notice sound coming out of these keyboards when you put your ear down real close?’

Number 1: And MY all time Favorite: (Raising your head slowly) '... in Jesus' name, Amen.’

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Top 27 Google Trends Today

1. you might be rich
2. dateline.msnbc.com
3. dateline msnbc
4. dateline nbc
5. datelinenbc.com
6. www.dateline.msnbc.com
7. jacoby ellsbury
8. duane sirna
9. easy bib
10. snake of eden
11. david lee
12. jesse james magazine
13. donna mills
14. ellsbury steals home
15. bibliography maker
16. derek kinder
17. daisy of love
18. debbie dunning
19. unclaimed money
20. edgar casey
21. ryan succop
22. garage magazine
23. daisy de la hoya
24. unclaimed property
25. 2009 nfl draft grades
26. shop fantasy
27. easybib.com

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Friday, April 24, 2009

How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb

Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted over 300 atmospheric nuclear tests above the ground, in the ocean or in outer space.


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Ultimate gadget of 1930s: Jaeger LeCoultre Compass

This compact 35mm camera was one of the most technically advanced gadgets of 1930s. It was produced by Swiss watch and clock manufacturer, also famous for its long-time partnership with luxury car makers. Jaeger LeCoultre sign can be found on the instrument panels of Bentley, Aston Martin, Lancia Astura, Delahaye, etc.


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Snowflakes as You’ve Never Seen Them Before

These snowflake photos were taken by Kenneth Libbrecht of CalTech, using a specially-designed snowflake photomicroscope. They show real snow crystals that fell to earth in northern Ontario, Alaska, Vermont, the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.


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Catch of the Day

To bring some attention to ocean pollution and just how disgusting it really is, Surfrider Foundation teamed up with Satchi & Satchi LA to create “Catch of the Day.” Simply and brilliantly, they collected actual trash from beaches around the U.S., packaged it like food, and left it on display at farmer’s markets.

It’s site-specific, appropriate, impacting, meaningful, shocking, and an actual consumer insight into the very act they’re in the middle of. Someone about to buy fish from the same ocean as the trash in their hands can’t help but be at least a little more enlightened as to how pollution isn’t someone else’s problem.


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TV-INTROS

Welcome to TV-INTROS !! Where all we care about is how the show starts.


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SWAT Hand Signals


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Growing stocks of unsold cars around the world

New cars jam the dockside in the port of Valencia in Spain


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Record Attempt Reaps 217K Texts, $26K Bill

Two guys, with nothing better to do than text each other, think they may have set a world record for the most texts in a month. Unfortunately that bill for $26,000 might have set a record as well. Thanks to rflcptr for this one!

"Most were either short phrases or one word, 'LOL' or 'Hello,' things like that, with tons and tons of repeats," said Andes, reached by phone. Andes sent more than 140,000 messages, and Klinger sent more than 70,000 to end the month with a total of just over 217,000, he said.

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Superuseless Superpowers

Bunny rabbits and birds. These are the normal human limits of shadow puppeteering. That is, unless you have ShadowFlex—the power to cast the shadow of a Bowflex home gym. Hairless, well-oiled pectorals not included.


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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Apple Pulls Baby Shaker App

It looks as though Apple has done an about face after a wave of criticism crushed the company yesterday for approving that "Baby Shaker" game for the iPhone. The company has pulled the offending game from the App Store but, oddly enough, has yet to make a comment on the situation.

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The Moonwalk Superstar


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Thomas & John Knoll

The key phrase in that deal was “license to distribute.” Adobe didn’t completely buy-out the program until years after Photoshop had become a huge success. It was a smart move on the Knolls’ part to work out a royalty agreement based upon distribution.


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Top25 Google Trends Today

1. caz pal
2. scheana marie jancan
3. matt harrington
4. tony gonzalez
5. franck s pharmacy
6. christy yamanaka
7. madden 2010 cover
8. myrtle beach fires
9. dave ramsey
10. carrie pareja
11. thedirty.com
12. ross the intern
13. bucks sixers 2001 playoffs officials
14. sun news myrtle beach
15. canon powershot sd 880
16. quadriplegic
17. town hall for hope
18. dave ramsey town hall
19. biodyl
20. south carolina fires
21. dove awards
22. apiphobia
23. cole hamels
24. dontdatehimgirl.com
25. epidermolysis bullosa
26. dirty.com

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Public Computer Errors | BSOD


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The Stanley Cup

Join mopo.ca in our sports talk forum and voice who you think will win the CUP!

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Hyundai Assurance Parody

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iPod...I'm your father



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Can You Swallow An iPod Shuffle?

Have you ever just woke up one day and wondered…can the iPod Shuffle be swallowed? No? Well, thankfully the gang at Gizmodo were wondering just that and, with the help of a strangely attractive sword swallower, they found the answer (on video).

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Time Travel Cheat Sheet

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Top 25 Google Trends Today

1. david kellermann
2. freddie mac
3. david kellerman freddie mac
4. guillain barre syndrome
5. earth day facts
6. administrative assistant day
7. administrative professionals day 2009
8. earth day coloring pages
9. blue iris
10. admin day
11. peapod car
12. earth day lesson plans
13. secretary s day
14. earth day word search
15. refrigerator perry
16. earth day 2009 date
17. william “the refrigerator” perry
18. steve harvey morning show
19. thermor bios wireless weather station for pc
20. vince foster
21. freddie mac ceo suicide
22. earth day activities for kids
23. steveharvey.com
24. madlyn primoff
25. irina voronina

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Shape Shifting BMW Concept Video

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Prius Owner Uses Car to Power House

When an ice storm knocked out power to much of New England, one Toyota Prius owner reached for his inverter and powered some of his home with the happy little hybrid. Smug FTW? Yes.

John Sweeney, of Harvard, Massachusetts, was among the many residents of Eastern Mass without power after a big ice storm hit on December 12th. Sweeney, an electrical engineer, saw his Prius as the answer. Using an inverter, he converted the DC power coming out of the car into AC power for his house. Though he couldn't run his entire house one his one car, they were able to get approximately 17 Kilowatt hours of energy.

This was enough to power his refrigerator/freezer, television, lights, wood stove fan and accessories for a few days. Although anyone can use a regular DC power supply, like the battery found in a non-Hybrid car, but a hybrid is ideal.

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Google Maps


Oh yes, it is for real .

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How an ATM Skimmer Scam Works

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Starbucks & McDonalds Worldwide

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World’s Greatest Computer Thief

Here is a public service message, if you are going to steal laptops and iPods from your place of employment, don’t use the employee bulletin board at your work to try to sell them.

An employee at the Wal-Mart in Great Falls faces felony theft charges for allegedly taking electronics from the store and posting the items for sale on an employee bulletin board.

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Autograph Signing


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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Facebook Manners

Whoever said using the Internet will make life any easier obviously didn’t think about the social consequences of people’s actions when they type the wrong thing to the wrong person.

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The Modern Thinker

This guy says that he is trying to ‘convey the concept of the modern electrical age with the barrage of electrical interference in our lives." Umm, whatever you say sparky.

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Dystopic Horizons Realty

Each inspired live/work unit is hand-crafted, and capable of magnificent views. The loft-like Cubist floorplan allows convenient interior access and customized storage solutions. Green construction and copious natural lighting and ventilation support ecologically responsible living.


It's not a cardboard house... it's a cardboard home!

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Traditional boxing in Nigeria

Traditional boxing from northern Nigeria is fast, brutal, and has few rules. The men who dedicate their lives to it are wanderers, itinerant labourers in search of fame, or the sons of boxers - born into the ring.

"Dembe", as it is called in Hausa, is exceedingly dangerous. Serious injury, and even death, are a real risk.


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Kings Firecrackers: Now THIS is Jumping Rope

The Kings Firecrackers are a group of elementary and Jr High school girls from Kings Local School District in Ohio who, besides doing their school work and keeping their grades up, practice for 5 days a week, 2 hrs a day jumping rope. And it pays off; they’ve been on Late Night With David Letterman, in the Macy’s Day parade, at one of Bush’s inaugurations as well as in American Girl magazine.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to take a nap. Just watching them has me exhausted. If you’re not too wiped out, you can take a peek at their blog: Link

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Texas Police Using Twitter

The police in Denton, Texas have their own Twitter page where every arrest the department makes is listed and mug shots are posted on TwitPic. The page already has 875 followers.

The unofficial Denton Mugshot twitter for Denton, Texas. Programmed by a UNT art photography student, drawing attention to how much public info we put online.

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Ultimate Beer Device

When your lady-friend cant get to the beer....




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Big Bill Hell's | NSFW


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Monday, April 20, 2009

Red Plastic Cups, Observed


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Cuban Car Salesman | Liberate Impala!

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How to Walk on Your Hands Handstand

The main thing with balancing on your hands is to find your sweet spot, which means to center your body's weight as directly over your hands as possible. You'll get better at finding this spot with practice.

Basically, you always have to feel as though you're barely not falling over (to the back). Don't be afraid to take that swing with your legs, because you'll probably never find your equilibrium otherwise.

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Alexis Bledel | MoPo Forum Arcade

Flash Shooting Games
Flash Retro Games
Flash Driving Games
Flash Puzzles Mind Games & Benders

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Blood & Gore Extreme Flash Games
Flash Casino Games
Flash Flying Games
Flash Sport Games
Flash Adult Games

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Researchers Find Signs of Zombie Macs

Zombie Macs? iTune enabled botnets launching denial-of-service attacks? Say it isn’t so!

Malware hunters at Symantec have discovered a direct link between a malicious file embedded in pirated copies of Apple’s iWork 09 software and what appears to be the first Mac OS X botnet launching denial-of-service attacks.

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When does human life begin?

An international poll has shown there's a wide range of opinion about when human life "begins" biologically.


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World's Oldest Champagne Bottle Opened

The world's oldest champagne, bottled before Victoria became Queen, is still drinkable, with notes of "truffles and caramel", according to the experts.

An "addictive" bottle of 1825 Perrier-Jouet was opened at a ceremony attended by 12 of the world's top wine tasters. Their verdict: the 184-year-old champagne tasted better than some of its younger counterparts.

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Man vs Dog Eating Competition

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Ten Technologies About to Go Extinct

Check out this list of ten technologies about to go extinct. Each of those marvels was a wonder of its time. Now each is obsolete, a once-outstanding advancement made laughable when compared to the contact-lens camera or Japan's soon-to-be feasible moon-walking robot.

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The Pirate Bay Trial | Official Verdict - Guilty

Just minutes ago the verdict in the case of The Pirate Bay Four was announced. All four defendants were accused of ‘assisting in making copyright content available’. Peter Sunde: Guilty. Fredrik Neij: Guilty. Gottfrid Svartholm: Guilty. Carl Lundström: Guilty. The four receive 1 year in jail each and fines totaling $3,620,000

The court said that the four defendants worked as a team, were aware that copyrighted material was being shared using The Pirate Bay and that they made it easy and assisted the infringements. It categorized the infringements as ’severe’. The judge said that the users of The Pirate Bay committed the first offense by sharing files and the four assisted this.

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Good Looking People


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Antique Bottle Collector’s Haven


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Psystar Ships A System

We all get to see what the Psystar Open(3) actually looks like. Get a good look, these guys are still in court with Apple, this might be the only one you ever get to see.


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30 Worth Seeing Stencil Graffiti Artworks


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Message In a Carry-On


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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Artificial Intelligence Test | Loebner Prize

Dr. Loebner pledged a Grand Prize of $100,000 and a Gold Medal (pictured above) for the first computer whose responses were indistinguishable from a human's. Such a computer can be said "to think." Each year an annual prize of $2000 and a bronze medal is awarded to the most human-like computer. The winner of the annual contest is the best entry relative to other entries that year, irrespective of how good it is in an absolute sense.

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What's your favorite beer?


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What Type of Web Commenter Are You?

The Troll — Everyone knows this guy (and it’s usually a guy), who intentionally visits sites in order to stir things up, provoke a furious reaction from other posters and then disappear. Classic examples are the Free Republic types who visit Daily Kos and vice versa.

The Skimmer — The commenter, usually sour, who reads only a headline or sentence of a piece, draws exactly the wrong conclusion, and then embarks on an embarrassing rant.

The Kumbaya — These folks always show up two-thirds of the way through any heated on-line debate and ask, “Why can’t we all just get along?” They are inevitably ignored or trashed.

The Parser — What would we do without the Internet Grammar Police? These folks assiduously correct the online writings of others — never quite catching on that the Web is designed to be fast, fresh and sloppy.

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23 Tubes 1 Bowl


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All Day I Dream About Sneakers


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Damon Hill driving Mercedes AMG SL55

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The Smell of Books

Does your Kindle leave you feeling like there’s something missing from your reading experience? Have you been avoiding e-books because they just don’t smell right?


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30 Ways to Shock Yourself


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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Help a MoPo Friend Win a Nissan Cube

David Do, a 2nd Electrical Engineering student in the Schulich School of Engineering has been chosen as 1 of 500 contestants to win a brand new 2009 Nissan Cube car from Nissan themselves!

He sent in a profile about himself and luckily, he was deemed unique enough to compete out of thousands of entries. Now he needs YOUR help! Voting is a factor in deciding a winner, so why not take the time now and visit his ‘Canvas page’ where you’ll know more about him and his work. Just log onto www.hypercube.ca and search for the username: Disoblige

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You’ll see his face and can also click to view his canvas. Be sure to check out his links on there too! There, you can fill out the quick form to register for an account and vote for a local Calgary boy, and fellow U of C student. Let’s put some Nissan Cubes onto Calgary roads!"

Few things about me (David):

- I may be an engineer, but that’s just one side of me

- I own a set of Technics Turntables and love to create new scratch tracks

- I sketch manga, a Japanese comic type of art

- A workout buff, but also go around town doing food reviews

- A car enthusiast, from basic know-how, to car tuning, to simply loving to drive.

Come check out David's canvas and see all his work! Thank you all!

Link to David's Canvas:
Flickr
Twitter
Blog
Music

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Zombie tools - Accessories for the apocalypse


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Domino’s Pizza Secret Ingredients

Every restaurant claims it has secret ingredients that make its food so special. This, apparently, is Domino’s Pizza’s …

These two Domino’s Pizza workers documented their shenanigans and uploaded it to YouTube. The original clip was taken down, but re-uploaded by someone else (ah, the power of the Intertubes) and has now spread all over the blogosphere …

Oh, these two are SO fired! Consumerist readers even tracked down the place.


The youtube video has been removed by Kristy Hammonds but the cosumerist has managed to save the video before it was pulled. Watch the video here.

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Top 25 google Trends Today

1. tea bagger
2. jennifer lea burton
3. allegiant air
4. naltrexone
5. xavier nady
6. maggie moos
7. taco del mar
8. mccormick and schmick s
9. tea party
10. virga
11. carlie christine
12. dawna friesen
13. never been kissed site youtube.com
14. allegiant airlines
15. tax day tea party
16. tamara hofmann
17. tea bagging
18. chick fil a
19. lou amundson
20. homeland security report
21. soon yi previn
22. beige book
23. scottish singer site youtube.com
24. susan boyle site youtube.com
25. act scores

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Honda Unveils Mobility-Assisting Exoskeletons

No, they don’t give you super-strength or stealth powers so you’ll have to keep playing Crysis for those capabilities. However, these new exoskeletons by Honda can assist with walking and lifting heavy items, which will go a long way in improving the quality of life for many people. That Bodyweight Support Assist exoskeleton looks… uncomfortable.




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Collection Of DC Comics Wallpapers


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Drug Vend


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How to Play a Good Corpse

Tim Dodd, a corpse acting specialist, gives tips on how to play a good corpse.

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Identities Cost Less Than A Can of Soda

It’s nice to know that everything you’ve worked so hard for your entire life is worth less than a can of soda on the black market. Heh, I wonder what happens if you bought an identity with bad credit, would you get a partial soda refund?

Criminals are able to buy full personal identities for "less than a can of cola", an internet security firm has said.

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Tweenbots

In New York, we are very occupied with getting from one place to another. I wondered: could a human-like object traverse sidewalks and streets along with us, and in so doing, create a narrative about our relationship to space and our willingness to interact with what we find in it? More importantly, how could our actions be seen within a larger context of human connection that emerges from the complexity of the city itself? To answer these questions, I built robots.

Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Taxidermied Mouse Mouse

Warning: this project involves taxidermy, dremels, and sometimes graphic pictures of dead animals. While there are no guts in this tutorial, viewer discretion is still advised.


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7 (Crazy) Civilian Uses for Nuclear Bombs

You might think of nuclear weapons as just the most fearsome weapon ever invented by humans, but that would be seriously underplaying their versatility.

Nuclear weapons aren't only good for leveling cities, they've also been used throughout the last 50 years for a variety of civilian purposes like stimulating natural gas production — and all kinds of innovative proposals have been slapped on the table to harness the awesome power of the nuclear blast for economic benefit.


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Hotel safe cracked in 60 seconds…

....using a paperclip.

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Pacific Pinball Expo


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More Best Buy Layoffs Coming

Gizmodo received several tips about layoffs hitting Best Buy retail associates starting today. According to the article, it’s a nationwide reduction to lower overhead and that stores have been preparing for it so it’s not a surprise. I know we have a lot of readers that work at BB so let us know what you see.

We've gotten a lot more confirmation since this story was published. One leadership-level employee clarifies that no specific layoffs are necessarily happening, but to stay, you'll of course need to take a paycut.

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GameStop Sells Played Games As New

Taking something out of its retail packaging, using it for the weekend and then selling it on Monday as "new" is a federal crime? Gee, whoddathunkit?

The alleged practice of GameStop lending new copies of games to employees at their stores and then later selling those games as new, unused copies, may be a violation of federal law.

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A month without plastic…

I'll be forsaking punnets of strawberries and packs of chicken, supermarket milk and bottled cleaning products, and switching to reusable nappies for my toddler.

No longer will my other half and I be able to slump in front of the telly of an evening with the latest DVD, a takeaway curry and a bottle of wine (the cork could be plastic).


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Insane Motorcycle Dash Cam Footage

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Rejected Marvel Superheroes

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Monday, April 13, 2009

The Rarest and Most Valuable Video Games

Considering how much of a nostalgic powerhouse the NES is, there should be little surprise that Nintendo’s 8-bit library is filled with so many collectors pieces. And opposed to the Super Nintendo’s rare and valuable list, the most desirable NES games are not necessarily the most popular games. Because of the unassuming nature of these titles, you may be unaware of the treasures that could be found in a local garage sale, flea market, or your own closet.


•Bust A Groove - $59 - $80
•Tomba: $56 - $81
•Einhander: $53 - $98
•X-COM UFO Defense: $50 - $90
•Tales of Destiny: $49 - $80
•X-men vs Street Fighter: $50 - $70
•Marvel vs. Capcom: $48 - $70
•Final Fantasy VII (Greatest Hits): $53 - $160
•Spyro Collectors Edition (complete): $53 - $73
•Castlevania Symphony of the Night (Black Label): $57 - $66
•Xenogears (Black Label): $50 - $154
•Suikoden: $50 - $115
•Legend of Mana: $47 - $80
•Klonoa Door to Phantomile: $46 - $61
•Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories Premium (w/ cards): $45 - $65 (sealed)
•Return Fire: $48 - $50
•Mega Man Legends 2: $45 - $73
•Herc’s Adventure: $45 - $50
•Arc The Lad Collection: $44 - $103
•Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter: $40 - $52

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How to "Avoid the Apple Tax"

Microsoft sponsored a new whitepaper (PDF) from Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates which takes a look at the tax from a tech analyst’s viewpoint. His paper shows the "Apple Tax" is the combination of what people pay up front when purchasing a Mac and what people pay over the life of their computer – the hidden tax.

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Gravity Satellite Uses Ion Drive


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Glennz

The night shift can drag on a bit so there’s nothing like a chat around the blood warmer and there’s always plenty of office gossip for a vampire to sink their teeth into

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The Methane Time Bomb

Underground stores of methane are important because scientists believe their sudden release has in the past been responsible for rapid increases in global temperatures, dramatic changes to the climate, and even the mass extinction of species.


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Video Camera Pen Ball-Point Pen

This is the ball-point pen that has a built-in video camera, capturing conversations with a press of a button. Ideal for use while secured in a pocket, its built-in color camera lens is located just above the pocket clip and its microphone is located on the side of the barrel under the pocket clip, yet are both inconspicuous enough to avoid detection.

It can record video and audio from up to 50' away. Up to 2 1/2 hours of video can be captured at 352 x 288 resolution and stored in the pen's integrated 4 GB memory as an AVI file.

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Coby Portable High Definition Radio

This is the only portable high-definition radio, providing access to the new CD-quality high-definition broadcasts wherever you go. High-definition signals also provide additional information, including song titles and artist information, displayed on the easy-to-read LCD. Audio is produced by its robust four-watt speaker, resulting in FM-quality sound for AM stations and CD-quality sound for FM stations.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Mopo Hockey Logo Contest

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The Easter Bunny Hates You

A special holiday message......

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Nick Veasey - X-Ray Photographer

Nick Veasey uses x-ray technology to create mesmerizing and intriguing art.
In a world obsessed with superficial appearance it is a refreshing change to be able to look beyond the surface.


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Migaloo

Migaloo, the only documented white humpack whale in the world.


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Mona G Lisa

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The Big Mac Index

The Economist uses the price of the ubiquitous McDonald's meal to calculate the "Big Mac Index", a guide showing how far from fair value different world currencies are. The Big Mac theory (a.k.a. purchasing-power parity, or PPP) says that exchange rates should even out the prices of Big Macs sold across the world.


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One man helicopter design by Igarashi Design


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Gold Brick Mouse

Dang it! Too bad these gold brick mice aren’t real, I was going to buy a bunch of them and wait until they went up in value.

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Left 5 Dead In Photographs

If you are a Left 4 Dead fan you have to see this Flickr photo set! Supposedly this is fan art from a group working on a live action Left 4 Dead film.



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Your business card is CRAP!

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Kate Bosworth | MoPo Forum Arcade

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Dork Yearbook

The way we wish we weren’t..


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Top 25 Google Trends Today

1. nick adenhart
2. courtney stewart
3. 910 area code
4. wnba draft
5. chad campbell
6. oklahoma fires
7. fsn insider
8. andrew thomas gallo
9. jon wilhite
10. texas fires
11. masters course record
12. elizabeth wurtzel
13. kanye west south park
14. texas wildfires
15. assure birth control
16. betty brown
17. trek yourself
18. harpers island
19. henry pearson
20. angels pitcher
21. parks and recreation
22. allison williams
23. fsninsider.com
24. the masters live coverage
25. oklahoma wildfires

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Most Outrageous Late For Work Excuses

Here is a list of some of the most outrageous "late for work" excuses ever. To be honest, I’m positive you guys have used better ones than excuses like "I got locked in my trunk by my son."

Actual reasons for coming in late vary from worker to worker, but traffic was the main culprit with one-third (33 percent) of workers claiming it caused their tardiness. Nearly a quarter (24 percent) said lack of sleep, while 10 percent said getting their kids ready for school or day care was the main reason.

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How to Grow Herbs Indoors

The grow-your-own movement is all well and good if you’ve got a great yard, but tons of people don’t have access to an outdoor space. So we spoke with gardening experts to figure out what it takes to grow herbs indoors.

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Top 100 Network Security Tools

Respondents were allowed to list open source or commercial tools on any platform. Commercial tools are noted as such in the list below.


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Wall-E Case Mod

The amount of time and effort that went into this amazing Wall-E case mod is mind bending. Every thing you see here, including the tracks and wheels, was made in this guy’s shop.



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‘The Simpsons’ brain cell

This is the craziest news I’ve ever heard. Researchers in California who have been working to understand the neuroscience of memory, recently conducted an experiment involving The Simpsons, and the results were a little surprising.

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Spam Overwhelms E-mail Messages

A new security report says that 97% of all e-mail are unwanted junk. If it’s not spam it is virus or some other form of malware. This map showing infection rates by country is a tad bit depressing don’t you think?

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Things You Aren’t Allowed to See on Google Maps

Depending on which feature you use, Google Maps offers a satellite view or a street-level view of tons of locations around the world. You can look up landmarks like the Pyramids of Egypt or the Great Wall of China, as well as more personal places, like your ex’s house.

But for all of the places that Google Maps allows you to see, there are plenty of places that are off-limits. Whether it’s due to government restrictions, personal-privacy lawsuits or mistakes, Google Maps has slapped a "Prohibited" sign on the following 51 places.

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Growing Jewelry by Hafsteinn Juliusson

Growing Jewelry is a redefinition of modern values. It is a clash of jewelry an gardening; couture and organism. The collection of this hand jewelry is designed for people in metropolitan cities and is an experiment in drawing nature toward man, as nature being the presupposition of life.

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Namibia Sand Houses


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Intel Launches New Chip Logos, Rating System

According to CNet, Intel has revamped its processor badges and added a rating system. Logos now include a "die accent" and the rating system is a "star" system with one star being the lowest performing processor and five being the highest.

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How to destroy the Earth

Destroying the Earth is harder than you may have been led to believe. You've seen the action movies where the bad guy threatens to destroy the Earth. You've heard people on the news claiming that the next nuclear war or cutting down rainforests or persisting in releasing hideous quantities of pollution into the atmosphere threatens to end the world.

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101 ways to make ketchup


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Jeff Dean on Google Infrastructure

Google Servers 1997

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MoPo's Own Supa Mang 58 MPH Freebord

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Video Game Magazine Outsells Playboy

With game magazines and other print publications dropping like flies lately, I was surprised to learn that Game Informer Magazine is actually outselling TV Guide, Playboy and Maxim (among other magazinea). That is extremely impressive when you really think about it. Maybe that story about men choosing games over sex might have some merit after all?

According to data released by BurrellesLuce, the mag has a monthly readership of 3,517,598. Which makes it the 12th most read magazine in the United States, ahead of more notable publications such as Time, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, Cosmo, Newsweek, Playboy and Maxim.

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Dangers of Popular Drugs

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25 Computer Products That Refuse to Die

Old computer products, like old soldiers, never die. They stay on the market--even though they haven’t been updated in eons. Or their names get slapped on new products that are available only outside the U.S. Or obsessive fans refuse to accept that they’re obsolete--long after the rest of the world has moved on.


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A Very Very Short Film

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Vista "Not worth it" --Texas

A last minute clause inserted into the budget for Texas will require government officials to get written authorisation before buying Windows Vista.

The clause was added by Senator Juan Hinojosa to the two-year Texas state budget, worth some $182.2bn (£123bn), and would require any state body, with the exception of schools, to get written authorisation from the state Legislative Budget Board before buying any copies of Vista or hardware with the operating system installed.

"We have a lot of problems with the Vista program," Senator Hinojosa told the San Antonio News. "It had a lot of bugs. It takes up a lot of memory. It's not compatible with other equipment, and it's supposed to be an upgrade from the XP program that is being used by state agencies, and it's not."

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Vancouver Police Looking For Osama Bin Laden

Vancouver police are looking for Osama bin Laden, or at least a man who used that name, who stole gas from a gas stations. The suspect drove up in a luxury car and paid for the gas using a stolen credit card that had Osama bin Laden as the customer's name on the card. "I guess that shows the guy's sense of humor," police spokesman Brian Soles said Friday.

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Snowmobile Drive-Thru At McDonald's

People can not eat hamburgers in northern Sweden without getting off their snowmobile. The first ever snowmobile drive-thru for McDonald's opened up in Pitea, Sweden last Saturday. "There are 6,000 snowmobiles registered in Pitea and I thought why don't we build a special track for them," said Eva Olsson, who is the marketing manager for McDonald's in Pitea.

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My Little Pony Makeover

The much-loved children's toy, My Little Pony, has undergone an extraordinary transformation. The new collection sees the ponies mimic a variety of characters from cult films like Batman and Alien.

The creator Mari Kasurinen, who admits she preferred Star Wars dolls to My Little Pony as a child, has been inundated with orders for the quirky toys, which are on sale for a whopping £330 each.

Capt. Jack Sparrow
StormtrooperThe Joker
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Wiggling His Way To A World Record

Ashrita Furman, 47, of the United States, wiggled his hula hoop as he walked to a world record of five miles. "I'm very dizzy and a bit shaky," Furman said after two hours and 30 minutes ofhula-hooping. The new record still has to be verified by the Guinness Book of Records, but is likely to enter unchallenged.Furman also has set 70 other records including once walking 33 miles in Thailand with a full milk bottle on his head.

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Broncos Trade Jay Cutler to Bears

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Monday, April 06, 2009

When General Motors Was Dreaming


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Conficker Eye Chart

For those of you with friends that are not savvy enough to self diagnose their own PC, and could possibly be infected with the Conficker worm, I have a place you can send them. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

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2TB PCIe RAID Drive

These PCIe SSD drives can't arrive fast enough for our needs... ok, wants considering the thousands they cost. The latest announcement comes by way of Super Talent Technology with its new 2TB RAIDDrive.

Super Talent claims that its RAIDDrives "are capable of delivering sequential Read speeds of up to 1.2GB/s, sequential Write speeds of up to 1.3GB/s." Unfortunately, no ship date or price was announced, only that we'll get more "performance details" in June. Presumably that means something useful like random IOPS benchmarks.

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Finally

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How to use bacon to make your life incredible


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Effort

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Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn?

Twenty years ago, Wozniak realized that computers could easily calculate the moment of forgetting if he could discover the right algorithm. SuperMemo is the result of his research. It predicts the future state of a person's memory and schedules information reviews at the optimal time

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Hemeroscopium House

For the Greek, Hemeroscopium is the place where the sun sets. An allusion to a place that exists only in our mind, in our senses, that is ever-changing and mutable, but is nonetheless real. It is delimited by the references of the horizon, by the physical limits, defined by light, and it happens in time.

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Train Horn

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Friday, April 03, 2009

Acceleration due to gravity: Super Mario Bros

The purpose of this analysis is to determine the evolution of gravity in the Mario video game series as video game hardware increases.

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Charlize Theron | MoPo Forum Arcade

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MoPo Sighting

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The mysterious origins of a Windows desktop image


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MoPo Forum | What MoPo is Like to Me

We don't have a welcome wagon, but you'll always be welcome at MoPo without judgement, as long as you're human.


Hit the link below for more... Thanks MoPo forum member Righteous.

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Oddstrument

Fantastic instruments and sounds from around the world.


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Operation IVY (1952) - 1 hour Secret version

“The island of Elugelab is missing!” President Eisenhower heard this short report on the Mike shot in Operation IVY from Gordon Dean, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.

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Most Lurked MoPo Forum


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Typeracer


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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Solar plane makes record flight

The latest flight was conducted at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The Zephyr flew non-stop for 82 hours, 37 minutes.

That time beats the current official world record for unmanned flight set by the US robot plane Global Hawk - of 30 hours, 24 minutes - and even Zephyr's own previous best of 54 hours achieved last year.

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My Roommate is a Dick


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Net Traffic Down on Swedish Antipiracy Law

It looks as though some people, at least for now, are scared of the new antipiracy law that took effect in Sweden yesterday. How long will this downturn in net traffic last?

As of 2 p.m. local time Wednesday in Sweden, Internet traffic was down about 30 percent from the day before, according to Computer Sweden (in Swedish). The average traffic over Netnod, a company that measures most of the Internet traffic access points between Swedish and international networks, was 80Gbps Wednesday compared to Tuesday's 120Gbps. Traffic had been steady the previous week.

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Smile!


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$173000 Microsoft Sunglasses

A reliable source said these were only given to a handful of employees and every pair has been broken or lost over time… Except for these! These sunglasses were in use while Microsoft Office (word, excel, etc) was created and released…

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Top Google Trends Today

1. smart source
2. red plum
3. kelly monaco
4. katherine olson
5. flights from hell
6. bruce pearl memphis
7. fasb
8. zamu
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10. life on mars series finale
11. flightsfromhell.com
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25. cyou
26. symbol of fascism
27. autism speaks
28. philips entertainment system with ipod dock and wireless subwoofer

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Control Your Car With An iPhone

You guys have to see this video of some guy controlling his car with an iPhone. Aside from being able to start and shut down his car with the iPhone, the real-time data he gets on his phone is impressive as well. Check it out:

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Conficker Worm A Dud

And the award for "Best April Fool’s Day joke" for the year 2009 has to go to this whole Conficker worm scare. It seems that everyone was panicking for nothing, no doomsday, no end of the world…*sigh* kind of a let down actually.

The worm's programming included a change in tactics on April 1: The estimated 3 million to 12 million computers infected by Conficker were told to step up their attempts to "phone home" for commands. But that seemed to be the only sign of life from the bug. "One thing we're not seeing is any mass malicious activity," said Joris Evers, an analyst with McAfee. "The Internet today is working just as well as it was working yesterday."

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Souvenirs

Souvenirs in front of their real-world counterparts.



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Anatomy of a black hole


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Top 25 Google Trends Today

1. irrawaddy dolphins
2. doug stanhope
3. calipari press conference
4. metavante
5. army ten miler
6. ted stevens
7. mann act
8. fidelity national information services
9. marine corps marathon
10. microsoft.com
11. len berman
12. april fools day history
13. boeing rc 135
14. yellow fever
15. gmail autopilot
16. obama nascar
17. alice 105.9
18. wbcn
19. microsoft.com support
20. jack johnson boxer
21. windows genuine advantage notification
22. google autopilot
23. tgscom
24. 93x
25. office april fools pranks

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Travelodge hotel made out of shipping containers

Travelodge, the budget hotel company, have completed their first recycled hotel made out of shipping containers. The 86 containers used in the Uxbridge hotel were prepared in China with plasterboard walls, electrics and bathrooms already in place before being shipped to the UK, stacked and assembled like lego pieces.

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Disassembled household appliances


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StillTasty Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide


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Revealing the pyramids of the future

Dubai’s latest offering is a carbon-neutral ‘pyramid’ city. The city, in the shape of a futuristic pyramid, will be exhibited at Cityscape Dubai and according to Timelinks, could support an entire community of up to one million people by harnessing the power of nature.


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Chemical Party

Marie Curie is proud to present: “Chemicals having a party”. Sexy carbons, bored noble gases, explosive reactions.

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Ride a lion, swing a bear cub and stroke a tiger…


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