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Death by Caffeine

Death by Caffeine

Probably not very scientific, but still fun for a minute or two. Death by Caffeine How much of your favorite energy drink, soda, or caffeinated food would it take to kill you? Take this quick test and find out Enter your weight, pick your poison, and see how much you can take. Here's mine: After 51.19 cans of Rockstar Zero Carb, you'd be [...]

If you suspect TERRORISM, carry a notepad with you

If you suspect TERRORISM, carry a notepad with you

I'm not sure exactly why, but this "advisory" is mildly amusing. I found it this weekend in a NYC underground parking garage while we were waiting for our car. I hope everyone has a pen and pad in their pockets to write down their suspect descriptions... Once again sorry about the quality, I need to start carrying around a small digital [...]

Al Franken is a Geography God

Al Franken is a Geography God

Al Franken draws a map of the United States freehand from memory while answering questions about healthcare and other topics at a fundraiser for his Senate campaign at Capitol City Brewing Company, 14 Jul 2008. He later auctioned off the map. Source

California judge rules early cell phone termination fees illegal

California judge rules early cell phone termination fees illegal

crazy California... In one of the most significant legal rulings in the tech industry this year, a Superior Court judge in California has ruled that the practice of charging consumers a fee for ending their cell phone contract early is illegal and violates state law. The preliminary, tentative judgment orders Sprint Nextel to pay customers [...]

Happy Sysadmin Day!

Happy Sysadmin Day!

Happy Sysadmin Day! Today is the ninth annual sysadmin appreciation day and I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the other systems administrators around the world, and all the other tireless toilers in the bowels of the Internet. You truly rule the Earth, thou latter-day morlocks. Source

FREE Hannah Montana “Wake-up” Phone Call

FREE Hannah Montana “Wake-up” Phone Call

FREE Back-to-School Phone Calls from Hannah Montana As back to school season approaches, moms and dads across the country are planning to deal with sleepy students struggling with the tough transition from a carefree summer schedule to a back-to-school wake up routine. Now parents will have access to a unique solution featuring one of the year's [...]

Creepy intern at work… hilarity ensues (pics and vid)

Creepy intern at work… hilarity ensues (pics and vid)

This happened to a friend of mine yesterday. The forum he posted this on is "members only" so here it is. Absolutely hilarious... --scroll to bottom for cliffs-- "First off, I never thought I would be the one telling one of these stories so if you dont think this could happen to you, think again. I work as an IT Tech for a local city [...]

Amazon: Blu-ray Buy 2 Get 1 Free Promotion

Amazon: Blu-ray Buy 2 Get 1 Free Promotion

Pretty good deal, and the first time I've seen Amazon offer this kind of Blu-ray special... Now through July 27, the Amazon DVD team is offering a special Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion on over 100 Blu-ray titles. This is a fantastic opportunity for your customers to start building their Blu-ray libraries with Amazon’s great selection of [...]

The Ugliest Facebook Profile Picture Ever

The Ugliest Facebook Profile Picture Ever

You must be logged into Facebook to view it: Clicky Clicky Don't you agree? UPDATE: This "vulnerability" has been fixed

Facebook Advertising Coupons

Facebook Advertising Coupons

After hearing about so many Facebook Advertising coupons out there I decided to make a master list with all of the ones I could find. Coupon Code ($50): T5V6-1JKV-TNH9-2MRH Coupon Code ($50): 2JXY-WTFK-72Y0-VJ6Y Coupon Code ($50): R1X5-0NH7-5FXW-5YEC Coupon Code ($100): For the this one you have to sign up for the Visa Business Network [...]

Cute Supra

Cute Supra

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The Great Office War

Western Digital developing 20,000RPM Raptor to take on SSDs?

Western Digital developing 20,000RPM Raptor to take on SSDs?

I really don't see the need for solid state storage when hard drives are so cheap, so large, and keep getting faster. Western Digital developing 20,000RPM Raptor to take on SSDs? You read that right. Bit-tech has it from "several sources close to the hard drive industry" that Western Digital is working on a 20,000RPM followup to its new [...]

Valentino Rossi’s new helmet

Valentino Rossi’s new helmet

Completely off-topic, I know, but this guy is hilarious. For those of you that don't know, he's one of the best (READ: fastest) motorcycle riders in the world. While most of you still have Big Bird as your hero, I will always have Valentino Rossi as mine.

Captain Obvious: “Men are 10 times more scared of marrying the wrong person than of never getting married at all”

Captain Obvious: “Men are 10 times more scared of marrying the wrong person than of never getting married at all”

This article could have also been titled: "Study concludes that dudes don't want to lose half their stuff" Bachelor Carl Weisman got fed up of being classified as a playboy, a loser or a commitment-phobe so he set out to find out exactly why he and a growing number of eligible men were steering clear of marriage. Weisman, 49, conducted a [...]

Women In Bikinis Make Men Spend Stupidly… On Everything

Women In Bikinis Make Men Spend Stupidly… On Everything

It's no surprise that a woman in a bikini can increase a man's sexual appetite but research in the Journal of Consumer Research says that men who watched sexy videos or even handled lingerie had more appetite for everything - and it impacted their decisions about soda, candy and even money. Authors Bram Van den Bergh, Siegfried DeWitte, and Luk [...]

Yamaha wearable motorcycle concept will likely remain just that

Yamaha wearable motorcycle concept will likely remain just that

It's not often that you see devices huddled under the transportation and wearables categories, but you can certainly consider the above pictured contraption a proud member of each. Created by transportation design student Jake Loniak, the Yamaha Deus Ex Machina is an "electric, single passenger, vertically parking, wearable motorcycle, and the [...]

Zappos.com is an awesome company. They actually pay new employees to quit.

Zappos.com is an awesome company. They actually pay new employees to quit.

A friend of mine actually works for Zappos in Las Vegas. He loves his job. Maybe it's time to move. It’s a hard job, answering phones and talking to customers for hours at a time. So when Zappos hires new employees, it provides a four-week training period that immerses them in the company’s strategy, culture, and obsession with [...]

SDTV vs HDTV

SDTV vs HDTV

Department of Homeland Security?

Department of Homeland Security?

"So I recently discovered a great new running trail one evening- beautiful rolling dirt with old, moss-covered trees. Deer and owls, and not another human being to be found. Only problem is that the trail lay beyond a barb-wire fence, and a "No Trespassing" sign. Went back a week or two later, found the end, and was even more stoked on the [...]

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