Archive for April, 2007

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Monday, April 30, 2007

 

Beauty & Braces

‘This site is dedicated to the worlds of the Metal Mouth, and the beautiful females that have them.’


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Police say sorry for dead biker pictures

‘Police apologised to the family of a decapitated motorcyclist on Sunday after photographs of the biker were shown without their consent.

There have been calls for North Wales Police Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom to resign after he used images of 40-year-old Mark Gibney, who died in a crash in 2003, in a private briefing to journalists to back up his anti-speeding policy.

One picture showed Gibney’s headless torso, while another showed his severed head, in a helmet, on a grass verge.’


Man, 82, hits robber with lettuce

‘An 82-year-old man wielding a bag of shopping has driven an armed robber from a village post office.

George Smith hit the man twice with a bag containing an iceberg lettuce and bottles of bleach and washing liquid.

The masked raider, who had a shotgun, fled from the shop in Speldhurst, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, leaving the takings untouched. [..]

Mr Smith himself said his actions were “entirely automatic”.

“The best method of defence is attack – so I did. I whacked him in the face and then I clobbered him again.

“He ran off down to the corner still with the gun pointing my way.

“I took a couple of paces towards him and told him to clear off. And he did.”‘


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Bridge Shakes During Earthquake

Hooray for good engineering, I s’pose. :)

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Bizarre death of church man

‘A church organist was found dead at his Teesside home naked inside a giant plastic bag.

Ian Kemp, 48, from Stockton, was found alone in his house bound by his wrists and shins, an inquest heard.

A vacuum cleaner was also connected to the bag and it is believed Mr Kemp died after the machine had sucked all the air out of the bag.

The inquest heard there were no suspicious circumstances but Teesside Coroner Michael Sheffield said such incidents were sometimes connected to sexual gratification.’


Blogs Now Infested With Offensive Content

‘The Internet’s blog sites have become overgrown with a variety of unpleasant content, including porn, offensive language, hate posting, and malware, a new threat analysis has suggested.

According to Scansafe’s Monthly Global Threat Report for March 2007, a surprisingly high percentage of the Internet’s blog sites — up to 80 percent — contain “offensive” content, with six percent hosting active malware.

To be added to the list of those deemed potentially offensive within a business context, a site merely had to contain a single post containing profanity, or worse.’

.. on an unrelated note, I’m now hosting a goatse image. :)


Box of Condoms Leads to Evacuation

‘Several classrooms at Des Moines Area Community College were evacuated after college officials became nervous about a suspicious package.

College officials called police and postal inspectors after the box was delivered Thursday. What they found inside wasn’t a bomb it was a box containing 500 condoms.

The package was sent to a teacher of a human sexuality class, and was sent by a person who had been a previous speaker at the class, said Rob Denson, the college’s president.’


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When Teleprompters Fail

‘Watch this brilliant broadcaster as the teleprompter breaks and he seamlessly and eloquently continues right along as if nothing happened at all.’

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Four Hired Guns in an Armored Truck

‘On the afternoon of July 8, 2006, four private security guards rolled out of Baghdad’s Green Zone in an armored SUV. The team leader, Jacob C. Washbourne, rode in the front passenger seat. He seemed in a good mood. His vacation started the next day.

“I want to kill somebody today,” Washbourne said, according to the three other men in the vehicle, who later recalled it as an offhand remark. Before the day was over, however, the guards had been involved in three shooting incidents. In one, Washbourne allegedly fired into the windshield of a taxi for amusement, according to interviews and statements from the three other guards.’


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82 Inmates Cleared but Still Held at Guantanamo

‘More than a fifth of the approximately 385 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been cleared for release but may have to wait months or years for their freedom because U.S. officials are finding it increasingly difficult to line up places to send them, according to Bush administration officials and defense lawyers.

Since February, the Pentagon has notified about 85 inmates or their attorneys that they are eligible to leave after being cleared by military review panels. But only a handful have gone home, including a Moroccan and an Afghan who were released Tuesday. Eighty-two remain at Guantanamo and face indefinite waits as U.S. officials struggle to figure out when and where to deport them, and under what conditions.

The delays illustrate how much harder it will be to empty the prison at Guantanamo than it was to fill it after it opened in January 2002 to detain fighters captured in Afghanistan and terrorism suspects captured overseas.’


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California man arrested for allegedly stealing 26 cars to see girlfriend

‘Whenever Antonio Moreno wanted to see his girlfriend, he’d jump in a car and drive right over.

But there was a problem. The 26 cars Moreno jumped into all belonged to someone else.

Authorities arrested the 31-year-old near his suburban home on Wednesday. They said he was behind the wheel of a 1987 Toyota when they found him. [..]

He was “stealing vehicles as transportation to pursue their relationship,” said a police spokesman in Santa Barbara, where some of the thefts took place.

He didn’t have a driver’s licence or car of his own.’


Some stars and planets in scale

There are some seriously fucken large objects in the universe.

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Animals in the depths of the sea

‘On dry land, most organisms are confined to the surface, or at most to altitudes of a hundred meters—the height of the tallest trees. In the oceans, though, living space has both vertical and horizontal dimensions: with an average depth of 3800 meters, the oceans offer 99% of the space on Earth where life can develop. And the deep sea, which has been immersed in total darkness since the dawn of time, occupies 85% of ocean space, forming the planet’s largest habitat. Yet these depths abound with mystery. The deep sea is mostly uncharted—only about 5 percent of the seafloor has been mapped with any reasonable degree of detail—and we know very little about the creatures that call it home. Current estimates about the number of species yet to be found vary between ten and thirty million. The deep sea no longer has anything to prove; it is without doubt Earth’s largest reservoir of life.’


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Bones of prehistoric camel found at Wal-Mart site

‘Workers digging at the site of a future Wal-Mart store in suburban Mesa have unearthed the bones of a prehistoric camel that’s estimated to be about 10,000 years old.

Arizona State University geology museum curator Brad Archer hurried out to the site Friday when he got the news that the owner of a nursery was carefully excavating bones found at the bottom of a hole being dug for a new ornamental citrus tree.

“There’s no question that this is a camel; these creatures walked the land here until about 8,000 years ago, when the same event that wiped out a great deal of mammal life took place,” Archer told The Arizona Republic.’


Letter claims woman will kill her kids if TV station doesn’t pay her $10,000

‘Authorities tried Friday to sort out the strange case of a letter demanding that a St. Louis television station pay a woman $10,000 or she would kill her children and possibly her ex-boyfriend.

The 29-year-old woman whose name was signed to the note denied writing it, Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said. She was arrested on unrelated traffic warrants and released on bond while state officials took temporary custody of her two children. The sheriff said a handwriting expert will be consulted.

“The whole thing is pretty weird,” Toelke said.’


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Bomb Bag Deployed In Pants

A “bomb bag” is apparently one of those little firecracker things that you throw on the ground and have explode. As far as I can tell anyways.

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Mouse brain simulated on computer

‘US researchers have simulated half a virtual mouse brain on a supercomputer.

The scientists ran a “cortical simulator” that was as big and as complex as half of a mouse brain on the BlueGene L supercomputer.

In other smaller simulations the researchers say they have seen characteristics of thought patterns observed in real mouse brains.

Now the team is tuning the simulation to make it run faster and to make it more like a real mouse brain.’


Officials Keep Eye On Dallas As Heroin Mix Spreads, Deaths Rise

‘Olga Sanchez thought her 15-year-old son had stopped using “cheese,” a heroin mixture making its way across the Dallas area.

But this spring, Oscar Gutierrez’s brother found him dead in bed.

“He was very purple. He was very cold, cold,” said Sanchez, who had been attending drug counseling with her son since discovering his cheese habit last fall.

The deaths of at least 18 teenagers, ranging from ages 15 to 18, have been linked to the mixture of black tar heroin — a less refined form of the drug — and Tylenol PM tablets ground into a powder. [..]

Several factors appear to be driving the popularity of cheese. Kids often buy the drug from other kids. It’s affordable, selling for about $2 a dosage. And it is usually snorted rather than injected.’


A pugilist instructional manual

‘Impressed with the underappreciated genre of the instructional photograph, the following images collect the essential gestures of the boxer’s practice. The female nude recontextualizes the perception of these potentially violent actions into an aesthetic convention of expected beauty.’


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A type of Battery

‘A stream of water is split into two streams and falls through two bottomless cans into two buckets. The falling water creates opposite electrical charges in the buckets, and high voltage arcs jump between them periodically.’

Generating 10-20kV potentials with a dripping pipe and some buckets. Kinda cool. :)

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OhMiBod Music Powered Vibrator

‘Simply plug OhMiBod into your iPod® or any music player and it automatically vibrates to the rhythm and intensity of the music. Let your body feel the vibrations as you get down with your favorite tunes.’


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Nudist Trampolining

I had a go, got 1535 or so. It’s alright. :)


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David Bowie

I’m afraid I can’t help it.

I’m afraid I can’t ..

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The Saints – Stranded

I’m stranded on my own. Stranded, far from home.

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

 

Lou Reed / The Velvet Underground

I don’t know just where I’m going.

But I’m gonna try for the kingdom, if I can.

‘Cause it makes me feel like I’m a man.

And I guess that I just don’t know.

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Klaus Harmony – The Mozart of Porn

‘Born in Baden in 1941, Klaus Harmony was the foremost German composer of erotik film scores in the 1970’s, crafting music for over nine classic movies in just thirteen years. In collaboration with filmmaker and long time friend, Friedrich Wohlfäht, he expanded and thrust the genre beyond its known limits until his tragic death in an unexplained explosion during a visit to a second-hand music store in London’s east end.’


PimpStar

‘The PimpStar is a huge leap forward in the evolution of the wheel. With the PimpStar’s built-in full color LED lights, microprocessor and more… wireless modem, you can display virtually any image, including text, graphics, logos, and even digital photos!’

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Cunt Balls Motherfucker


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Saturday, April 28, 2007

 

Jumping Tiger Attack – Full Video

Followup to Tiger Attack !!!

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‘$100 Laptop’ to Cost $175

‘The founder of the ambitious “$100 laptop” project, which plans to give inexpensive computers to schoolchildren in developing countries, revealed Thursday that the machine for now costs $175, and it will be able to run Windows in addition to its homegrown, open-source interface.

Nicholas Negroponte, the former director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab who now heads the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child project, updated analysts and journalists on where the effort stands, saying “we are perhaps at the most critical stage of OLPC’s life.”‘