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Map of lower Manhattan in 1847

Map of lower Manhattan in 1847

I bet it was much cleaner back then. :)

5 cent tilt sensor

5 cent tilt sensor

This is a 5 cent tilt sensor. We know it cost more than 5 cents, but it is in fact a tilt sensor that utilizes a 5 cent coin. We’ve all done quick hacks to make quick sensors for various projects. We’ve seen tons of them, from stealing springs out of pens and shoving a resistor through them for flexible contact switches, to tin foil touch [...]

LA’s Metro Transit Assassins (MTA) graffiti artists captured

LA’s Metro Transit Assassins (MTA) graffiti artists captured

Authorities say the Metro Transit Assassins created the city's largest tag -- a three-story-high, half-mile-long scrawl of its moniker along the concrete banks of the Los Angeles River. In the macho, braggart, narcissistic world of Los Angeles tagging, no one can match the Metro Transit Assassins crew. Authorities said the group is [...]

Cemeteries surrounded by parking lots

Cemeteries surrounded by parking lots

Tullahassee Creek Indian Cemetery – Sand Springs, Oklahoma Situated right between an ATM and a postal drop box, this Indian cemetery comprises about 1/4 acre of isolated turf in a parking lot outside Tulsa. It was founded in 1883 and took less than a century to become the inadvertent centerpiece of a strip mall. Read more about [...]

How to Stump Anti-Abortionists With One Question

Did you know you can stump anti-abortionists with one simple question? Just ask them this: If abortion was illegal, what should be done with the women who have illegal abortions? Now watch their faces as the cognitive dissonance sets in. They believe abortion to be murder. Murder deserves severe punishment. Thus, women who have illegal [...]

Why Is There A Stockpile Of Half A Million Government Coffins In Georgia?

Interesting conspiracy video and article. Whether it is true or not, it's still an intriguing find. The video posted above contains footage of the absolutely stunning discovery of a half a MILLION plastic coffins at a location near Atlanta, Georgia. This stockpile in Georgia is so massive that it can actually be seen on satellite [...]

What’s inside an EzPass?

What’s inside an EzPass?

E-ZPass before: (more…)

Well it looks like Blockbuster’s answer to Netflix “Watch Instantly” is full of fail

Well it looks like Blockbuster’s answer to Netflix “Watch Instantly” is full of fail

Blockbuster Inc. knows the days of the movie rental store are numbered, as video downloads over the Internet slowly start to replace DVDs. But knowing which way the wind is blowing doesn't mean you can sail it. Blockbuster's first box for playing Internet video on the TV doesn't measure up to competing devices. The company launched the [...]

Pittsburgh Steelers – AFC CHAMPIONS

Pittsburgh Steelers – AFC CHAMPIONS

On a cold, snowy night, the sun finally shone on the Steelers in a championship game at Heinz Field. Safety Troy Polamalu ended a rolling Baltimore comeback when he intercepted a pass by rookie quarterback Joe Flacco and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown with 4:34 left to secure the Steelers' 23-14 victory against the Baltimore Ravens. The [...]

Two monitors = 44 percent increase in productivity

Two monitors = 44 percent increase in productivity

Nothing in cube-farm corporate America seems quite so decadent as having two monitors on your desk. Who is this important person who needs to work on two screens at the same time? Must be some kind of bigshot, eh? Not so, posits the New York Times, which cites research that -- on certain text-editing tasks -- users were 44 percent faster using [...]

The Best Job in the World

The Best Job in the World

Help wanted: Spend six months working for Tourism Queensland as "caretaker" and resident blogger on an island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Compensation is $105,000 and housing in a three-bedroom villa with a pool. "They'll also have to talk to media from time to time about what they're doing so they can't be too shy and they'll have to love [...]

BOXXY!! My name is Boxxy!

I present to you the next Youtube sensation... I don't normally talk like this, I'm normally all over the place (more…)

Apparently, two spaces after a period is no longer correct… When did this happen?

Apparently, two spaces after a period is no longer correct… When did this happen?

I used to always use two (or three) spaces to take up more space on papers that need to be a certain length in pages. I guess this has changed over the years... I also heard they don't teach cursive handwriting either. ugh. Everyone who took typing class in high school learned that you always put two spaces after a period. The same goes for [...]

Ron Paul on Hamas

Ron Paul is the "lighthouse of reason" on the shores of reality.

New SanDisk SSD G3 is as fast as a 40k rpm HDD

New SanDisk SSD G3 is as fast as a 40k rpm HDD

SanDisk today unveiled its third-generation family of solid-state drives (SSDs). Using multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory technology, SanDisk's G3 Series establishes new benchmarks in performance and price-performance leadership in the SSD industry. Designed as drop-in replacements for hard-disk drives (HDDs) in notebook PCs, the initial [...]

Twitter IRC server: tircd

Twitter IRC server: tircd

tircd is an ircd proxy for talking to the Twitter API. It should work with any standard IRC client. After running the Perl script, you authenticate to the IRC server using your Twitter username as your /nick. Join the room #twitter and the /topic will be set to your last update. Any message you type will update Twitter and the room’s topic. All [...]

Become a virtual Texas Deputy

Become a virtual Texas Deputy

I think what we're missing here is a proper scoring system... 5 gold for a confirmed event 10 gold for an arrest 100 gold for a conviction 10000 gold for bigfoot The Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition has joined BlueServo in a public-private partnership to deploy the Virtual Community Watch, an innovative real-time surveillance program [...]

Why are gun sales soaring?

Why are gun sales soaring?

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A [...]

Long waits for some Netflix Blu-ray customers

Long waits for some Netflix Blu-ray customers

If you're a Netflix customer who's paying an extra $1 a month to rent movies on Blu-ray, you might have noticed that the discs aren't being delivered as quickly as DVDs. Josh Lowensohn, from CNET News, was complaining that he's had Futurama: Bender's Game, in his queue for over a month. The flick Wall-E has been in the queue since November 18. [...]

Musicians against music torture

Musicians against music torture

Musicians and human rights group Reprieve launched a "silent protest" against the use of music for torture and interrogation. For example, the playlists at places like Guantanamo Bay and other US military prisons/bases has included such hot platters as Deicide's "Fuck Your God" and the theme song from Barney The Purple Dinosaur. Musicians like [...]

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