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Friday, January 18, 2008

 

QDB: Quote #832291

Far2Paranoid: Knew this guy in HS
Far2Paranoid: Built a box with 2x 350Mhz Pentium2, back in ’98
Far2Paranoid: The trick was, filled his bathtub w/ glycerin
Far2Paranoid: Took apart a mini-fridge and used the coils to cool the glycerin to ~40F
Far2Paranoid: Then sunk the box so he could OC the CPUs to 1.3Ghz
Far2Paranoid: Coolest shit I’ve ever seen.
AlbinoChpmnk: If this was sitting in his tub, how did he shower?
Far2Paranoid: After what I just said, what makes you think he showered?


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Thursday, January 17, 2008

 

FDA says clones are safe for food

‘A long-awaited final report from the Food and Drug Administration concludes that foods from healthy cloned animals and their offspring are as safe as those from ordinary animals, effectively removing the last U.S. regulatory barrier to the marketing of meat and milk from cloned cattle, pigs and goats.

The 968-page “final risk assessment,” not yet released but obtained by The Washington Post, finds no evidence to support opponents’ concerns that food from clones may harbor hidden risks.

But, recognizing that a majority of consumers are wary of food from clones — and that cloning could undermine the wholesome image of American milk and meat — the agency report includes hundreds of pages of raw data so that others can see how it came to its conclusions.’


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

 

Never, never spit gasoline while smoking

‘A German man in the northeastern town of Gross Godems was being treated for serious burns Monday after accidentally setting his apartment ablaze when he mixed up a bottle of gasoline with alcohol, police said.

The 56-year-old apparently grabbed the wrong bottle and took a swig from the gasoline flask, then spat it out when he realized his mistake.

The gas hit a lit cigarette, sparking the fire, police said.

The man’s name was not released.’


Thursday, January 10, 2008

 

Kid Looks Down Barrel of Potato Gun

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Men accidentally shoot themselves tracing gun

‘Two southern New Mexico men are recovering after accidentally shooting themselves while trying to trace a loaded .357-caliber Magnum as a pattern for a tattoo.

The Otero County Sheriff’s Department identified the men as Robert Glasser and Joey Acosta. Both are 22.

The sheriff’s department says deputies responded to the shooting in Chaparral on Thursday evening, but Glasser and Acosta were already on their way to a hospital in nearby El Paso.

Authorities say Glasser was struck in the hand when the gun accidentally went off. Acosta was hit in the left arm. The injuries were non-life threatening.’


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Friday, January 4, 2008

 

Britney Spears taken to hospital for tests

‘Pop star Britney Spears was taken to hospital for tests to see if she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs and for a psychological evaluation after police were called to her home Thursday night to mediate a custody dispute, a police spokesman said.

Spears appeared to be conscious as she was rolled out of her Studio City home on a gurney about three hours after police and ambulances arrived there. [..]

Doctors at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles will decide whether to invoke a California law that allows a patient to be held for psychological evaluation for 72 hours, the police spokesman said.

Aerial video provided by local television station helicopters showed Spears on a stretcher and surrounded by police and paramedics as it was rolled to an ambulance near her home.’


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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

 

Wii Baseball

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Friday, December 21, 2007

 

Kids Roll A Boulder Down A Mountain

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

 

In Basra, violence is a tenth of what it was before British pullback, general says

‘Attacks against British and Iraqi forces have plunged by 90 percent in southern Iraq since London withdrew its troops from the main city of Basra, the commander of British forces there said Thursday.

The presence of British forces in downtown Basra, Iraq’s second-largest city, was the single largest instigator of violence, Maj. Gen. Graham Binns told reporters Thursday on a visit to Baghdad’s Green Zone.

“We thought, ‘If 90 percent of the violence is directed at us, what would happen if we stepped back?'” Binns said.

Britain’s 5,000 troops moved out of a former Saddam Hussein palace at Basra’s heart in early September, setting up a garrison at an airport on the city’s edge. Since that pullback, there’s been a “remarkable and dramatic drop in attacks,” Binns said.

“The motivation for attacking us was gone, because we’re no longer patrolling the streets,” he said.’


Thursday, November 8, 2007

 

Pen Juggling

He may have good dexterity in his fingers, but he appears to be some sort of idiot regardless. 🙂

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

 

Reversing With An Open Door

It’s usually a good idea to close the doors of your car when it’s in motion.

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Are local kids using human waste to get high?

‘WINK News Now obtained a confidential memo sent around the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. What it showed, sent a shockwave of disgust through our staff.

The question now is, is the new way to get high described in the memo, really being used in Southwest Florida. WINK News Now investigates.

It’s called Jenkem – the ingredients may shock you. [..]

Basically, the new drug is a mixture of solid human waste and urine, turned into a gas that can be huffed. [..]

When our crews asked some students about the drug, they said they never heard about it, and would not be interested in trying it.’


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Sunday, October 28, 2007

 

Rumsfeld hit with torture lawsuit while visiting Paris

‘Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s jaunt to France was interrupted today by an unscheduled itinerary item — he was slapped with a criminal complaint charging him with torture.

Rumsfeld, in Paris for a discussion sponsored by the magazine Foreign Policy, was tracked down by representatives of a coalition of international human rights groups, who informed the architect of the US invasion of Iraq that they had submitted a torture suit against him in French court.

The filed documents allege that during his tenure, the former defense secretary “ordered and authorized” torture of detainees at both the American-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the US military’s detainment facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.’


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Thursday, October 25, 2007

 

Tattoo spells out Coca-Cola

‘A man who has proudly showed off his tattoo for 26 years was baffled to realise it actually spelt Coca-Cola.

Vince Mattingley had his name tattooed on his chest in Chinese writing after asking staff at his favourite restaurant to write his name in Chinese symbols.

But a waiter drew the Coke words – and Vince had it etched on his chest.

Vince only realised the mistake when he recently travelled to Thailand and a barman asked him why he had Coca-Cola written on his chest, reports The Sun.’


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

 

Man, 24, loses 82-year-old wife

‘An 82-year-old Argentine woman who attracted media attention last month when she married a 24-year-old man has died as a result of heart problems.

Adelfa Volpes was admitted to hospital soon after she and her new husband, Reinaldo Waveqche, returned from their honeymoon in Brazil.

She died in a sanatorium in Santa Fe, the city where the couple were married.’

Followup to Man, 24, weds 82-year-old bride.


Monday, October 1, 2007

 

Neocons seek to justify action against Teheran

‘American diplomats have been ordered to compile a dossier detailing Iran’s violations of international law that some fear could be used to justify military strikes against the Islamic republic’s nuclear programme.

Members of the US secretariat in the United Nations were asked earlier this month to begin “searching for things that Iran has done wrong”, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt.

Some US diplomats believe the exercise — reminiscent of attempts by vice-president Dick Cheney and the former defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld to build the case against Saddam Hussein before the Iraq war — will boost calls for military action by neo-conservatives inside and outside the administration.’


Students’ spray and fire fun

‘Students in Canada have found a new way to fill time in between lectures – by setting each other on fire for fun.

They douse one another with deodorant spray before using matches or lighters to start the blaze, which leaves students with flames licking their bodies.

Police in Ontario said they were aware of students taking deodorants to school and using them to set each other on fire, usually for no more than a second. [..]

PC Doug Graham from Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police said: ‘This is a fairly common thing around the province. It’s certainly an issue we have to notify parents about.”


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Friday, September 28, 2007

 

Animal Shelter Worker Accused Of Sex With Dog

‘A volunteer worker at the Denver Municipal Animal Shelter has been suspended as a result of accusations that he engaged in sexual activity with a dog, a city spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

The alleged incident happened Saturday afternoon behind the building, and the man was partially naked when another shelter employee saw him.

The witness said Gustavo Castanon, 33, was having a bassett hound perform a sex act on him, according to a police report.’


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Thursday, September 27, 2007

 

Man, 72, refused alcohol over age

‘Supermarket staff refused to sell alcohol to a white-haired 72-year-old man – because he would not confirm he was over 21.

Check-out staff at Morrisons in West Kirby, Wirral, demanded Tony Ralls prove he was old enough to buy his two bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mr Ralls asked to see the manager who put the wine back on the shelf.

The grandfather-of-three said he had refused to confirm he was over 21 as it was a “stupid question.”

Mr Ralls, a retired insurance firm regional manager, said he expected the store manager to resolve the situation but he was disappointed.

“I felt like saying ‘What do I look like? Are you a fool?”


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Quarter Of Teens See Benefits To Meth

‘Nearly a quarter of teens say it would be “very easy” or “somewhat easy” to gain access to methamphetamine, a survey released Tuesday shows.

One in three teens also believes there is only a “slight risk” or “no risk” in trying meth once or twice, according to the study by The Meth Project, a nonprofit anti-drug group that produces gritty ads to show the perils of meth abuse.

And about one in four teens said there are benefits to using meth. Twenty-four percent of teens agreed with the statement that meth “makes you feel euphoric or very happy,” while 22 percent said meth “helps you lose weight” and 22 percent said it “helps you deal with boredom.”‘


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Monday, September 24, 2007

 

Man Bit By Rattlesnake After Putting It in His Mouth to Impress Ex-Girlfriend

‘Snake collector Matt Wilkinson of Portland grabbed a 20-inch rattler from the highway near Maupin, and three weeks later, to impress his ex-girlfriend, he stuck the serpent in his mouth.

He was soon near death with a swollen tongue that blocked his throat. Trauma doctors at the Oregon Health and Science University saved his life.

“You can assume alcohol was involved,” he said. Actually, not just beer. It was something he called a “mixture of stupid stuff.” [..]

Wilkinson, 23, had downed a six-pack and his ex-girlfriend asked him for a beer. He handed her one, not realizing the snake was also in his hand.

“She said, ‘Get that thing out of my face,'” Wilkinson said. “I told her it was a nice snake. ‘Nothing can happen. Watch.'”‘


Thursday, September 20, 2007

 

Legally Blind Man Killed While Driving ATV

‘Columbiana County sheriff’s deputies said Charles Hoyle, 34, of Boardman, was socializing with friends when he made the decision that ended his life.

Chief Deputy Allen Haueter said Hoyle was with two friends behind a home on Steubenville Pike Road when he asked one of his friends if he could ride his ATV.

While Hoyle was considered legally blind, he did at one point have a driver’s license, but Haueter said that license expired in 2000.

The deputy said the men helped Hoyle onto the ATV anyway and warned him to go slow, but Hoyle didn’t listen.

“When the men put Mr. Hoyle on there, he took off, full acceleration,” said Haueter. “And they were screaming at him to hold back and stop, and they couldn’t catch up to him. Then he struck a smaller tree and he hit a larger one head-on.”‘


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

 

Microsoft loses anti-trust appeal

‘Microsoft has lost its appeal against a record 497m euro (£343m; $690m) fine imposed by the European Commission in a long-running competition dispute.

The European Court of First Instance upheld the ruling that Microsoft had abused its dominant market position.

A probe concluded in 2004 that Microsoft was guilty of freezing out rivals in server software and products such as media players.’


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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

 

Merry Go Round Moron

Followup to Crawley kids in a tilgate park.

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Camper Sues Aftershave Maker After Igniting

‘A Milwaukee man suffered serious burns during a camping trip and is suing the company that makes his aftershave, reported WISN-TV in Milwaukee.

Federal court records filed this week show that Charles Lewitzke, 81, was at the Arrowhead Campground in the Wisconsin Dells with his kids and grandchildren in 2004. He washed and shaved in a bathroom and afterward applied Brut aftershave on his neck and face. He also used an aerosol deodorant.

Documents said that after grooming, he walked to a fire pit to cook breakfast. When he was starting the fire, the body parts that had Brut on them ignited, seriously burning 30 percent of his body. The second- and third-degree burns needed skin grafts in some areas.’


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Water bans to stay permanently

‘Permanent water restrictions for Sydney have been announced by the NSW Government in a bid to combat climate change.

Called Long-term Water Saving Rules, they will remain in effect regardless of dam levels or downgrades of the current water restrictions scheme.

The rules include restrictions on watering between 10am and 4pm (AEST), the fitting of trigger nozzles on hoses and no hosing of hard surfaces.

Premier Morris Iemma said today the permanent restrictions reflected the Government’s commitment to conserving water in the long term.’


Alan Greenspan claims Iraq war was really for oil

‘America’s elder statesman of finance, Alan Greenspan, has shaken the White House by declaring that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was oil.

In his long-awaited memoir, to be published tomorrow, Greenspan, a Republican whose 18-year tenure as head of the US Federal Reserve was widely admired, will also deliver a stinging critique of President George W Bush’s economic policies.

However, it is his view on the motive for the 2003 Iraq invasion that is likely to provoke the most controversy. “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil,” he says.
Fed veteran Greenspan lambasts George W Bush on economy

Greenspan, 81, is understood to believe that Saddam Hussein posed a threat to the security of oil supplies in the Middle East.’


Woman Tries To Steal Fire Engine Half-Naked

‘A woman is admitted to the Sacramento mental hospital, after trying to drive off with a fire engine, half-naked.

Fire officials say the attempted theft happened when they were on a first aid call. The driver of the fire engine says he was at the back of the truck, when he heard the accelerator. He found Schilicia Griffin in the driver’s seat, and pulled her out.

Officials say Griffin was just released from the mental hospital shortly before she tried to steal the truck. She has been re-admitted for evaluation.’

Which half, I wonder..


Saturday, September 15, 2007

 

Boys Setting Cockroaches On Fire Burn Down Home

‘Two boys setting cockroaches on fire for fun burned down their grandparents’ Pompano Beach home.

City spokeswoman Sandra King says the boys, 8 and 10 years old, were sleeping over their grandparent’s home. The boys decided to use rubbing alcohol and a lighter to set cockroaches they saw in their room on fire.

A bed caught on fire and the blaze spread throughout the house.

The boys ran out and woke up their grandparents.’


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Afghan poppy industry eludes U.S. control

‘In a small district in southern Afghanistan, U.S.-backed Afghan drug forces opened fire on farmers who were blocking roads and throwing rocks to protest the destruction of their poppy fields earlier this year. Scores were injured in the firefight.
Poppy farmer

Undeterred by the violence, a group of angry farmers gathered around Masood Azizi, the Afghan official supervising the eradication. They maintained that cultivating poppy for opium is the only way they can survive. “We are hungry, thirsty, and we don’t have any money. We are in debt,” one said.

It’s a message that reverberates throughout this impoverished, war-torn country. [..]

Eradicating opium poppies has been a key pillar of U.S. policy in Afghanistan since 2004, said Doug Wankel, director of the U.S. Counter-Narcotics Task Force in Afghanistan.

Yet today, Afghanistan produces roughly 93 percent of the world’s illicit opium, according to the UNODC report, and the Taliban are making inroads in remote areas of the country thanks, in part, to proceeds from the drug trade.’


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